FINforums NYC Summit to Present 360º Perspective on Hedge Fund Industry

Jul 14 2011 | 9:05am ET

An A-list of asset managers, geopolitical analysts and institutional investors will gather September 14, 2011 at the FINforums Annual Hedge Fund Summit to take stock of the industry and outline the challenges ahead. Frank Ahimaz, who took over the Museum of Modern Art's $818 million portfolio at the height of the credit crisis 2008, and two dozen other experts will discuss:

  • The global outlook for Q4 and beyond
  • The best investment strategies for finding alpha
  • Techniques for successful marketing and capital raising
  • Regulatory and compliance updates
  • The rise of alternative hedge fund structures

John Seigenthaler, former NBC News Anchor and current CEO of Seigenthaler PR-NY, will chair the day-long event, which will be held at the Princeton Club in midtown Manhattan. Joseph McAlinden, Chief Investment Officer, Catalpa Capital Advisors, will give the opening remarks. Following panel discussions, FINforums will present an institutional investor roundtable. The summit—sponsored by Smarsh and Eze Castle Integration—will be capped by a cocktail reception. 

Speakers include:

  • Frank Ahimaz, CIO, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 
  • Michael Alexander, Director, Smarsh Inc.
  • Peter Carey, Managing Director, SkyBridge Direct
  • Jack Flaherty, Investment Manager, GAM    
  • Bruce Frumerman, CEO, Frumerman & Nemeth 
  • Ibrahim Gharghour, CIO, Pulse Capital Partners
  • Todd Groome, Chairman, AIMA
  • Deepak Gurnani, Head of Hedge Funds, Investcorp
  • Constance  Hunter, Chief Economist, Aladdin Capital Management 
  • Jeremy Kroll, Co-founder and CEO, K2 Global Consulting
  • Joseph  McAlinden, CIO, Catalpa Capital Advisors 
  • Michelle McCloskey, Head of Hedge Fund Research, Man Investments   
  • Eric Munson, Managing Director, Stride Capital
  • Vinod Paul, Managing Director, Eze Castle Integration 
  • Cathleen Rittereiser, Dir. Of Investor Relations, Concordia Advisors
  • Larry Smith, Chairman and CIO, Third Wave Global Investors 
  • Don Steinbrugge, Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners
  • Lisa Vioni, President and CEO, Hedge Connection
  • Christopher Vogt, Global Head of Hedge Funds, Allstate Investments
  • Ezra Zask, Founder and President, SFC Associates

A limited number of tickets and sponsorships are still available. Please visit for details.

About FINforums

FINforums organizes editorially-driven events for the hedge fund industry that include topical panel discussions, insightful fireside chats and newsworthy keynote addresses by hedge fund industry leaders. FINforums aims to educate participants and foster debate and also provide a chance for the hedge fund community to network. FINforums is a joint venture of FINalternatives, Hedge Fund PR and John Seigenthaler of Seigenthaler Public Relations. To learn more, please visit FINforums

Media Contacts:

Mitch Ackles
Hedge Fund PR      
(305) 444-9868    

Will Thompson
Hedge Fund PR              
(267) 221-6056          

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