Hedge Fund Day (23 January 2012) Highlights
On the Hedge Fund Day, we will see keynotes by Gillian Tett, the US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, Peter Clarke, CEO of Man Group and Randall Dillard, Co-Founder and CIO of Liongate Capital Management. The afternoon will feature a unique interactive segment where we gather four top global macro managers – Chris Levett of Clive Capital, Hugh Hendry of Eclectica Asset Management, Dr. John Porter of Barclays Capital, and Steve Drobny of Drobny Global – to judge the LSE AIC Best Trade Idea Segment. The 350 accepted student delegates will submit their “best trade idea” prior to the Conference and three finalists will be selected to present their idea to the judges in front of the audience at the Conference.
Private Equity Day (24 January 2012) Highlights
The Private Equity Day will feature a keynote on the global macroeconomic environment by Silver Lake CEO and Co-Founder, Glenn Hutchins, followed by a “Silver Lake Strategy Session” between Glenn Hutchins and the co-heads of Silver Lake’s European office, Joe Osnoss and Christian Lucas. We will then hear Lord Stanley Fink’s views on the fast-growing asset class of impact investing as he will discuss his transition from leading one of the largest hedge funds in the world, Man Group, to starting ISAM and a new private equity firm, Earth Capital Partners. Keynotes by David Novak and Vindi Banga, senior partners in the London office of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Hugh Langmuir of Cinven Partners will follow. The afternoon will also showcase two interactive segments. First, we will go “Behind the Blue” with the Blue Man Group President, Willy Burkhardt, who will discuss the portfolio company’s relationship with their partner private equity firm, GF Capital and its Co-Founder, Erik Baker. We will close the day with a discussion from the big buyout players in Europe, Joseph Baratta of The Blackstone Group, Gareth Turner of Apollo Management, and Jeremy Young from Warburg Pincus, which will be moderated by the head of Bain & Company’s London Private Equity Practice, Graham Elton.
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »