The 100WHF-Stanford PACS Conference Agenda

100 Women in Hedge Funds Stanford PACS Standford Social Review

A NEW ERA OF ALPHA AND ALTRUISM

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 8AM-6PM

THE BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL
Boston, MA

8:00

Registration and Breakfast

9:00

Keynote Address: Seth Klarman, The Baupost Group
Interviewed by, Roger Lowenstein, Chairman of the Sequoia Fund, best-selling author, and prolific journalist

10:15

Wall Street Meets K Street: The new politics of alternative investing

Has the regulatory landscape altered the business decisions your firm makes? What are the current topics being lobbied for (or against) in the halls of Congress? We’ll examine current conditions and issues facing financial regulation reform, specific case studies of action, and what industry implications may result.

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Beyond CSR: Creating shared value and reshaping capitalism

“Creating shared value,” as described by Mark Kramer and Michael Porter in a recent Harvard Business Review, extends well beyond traditional corporate social responsibility. Learn how shared value will drive the next wave of innovation and productivity growth in the global economy as it opens managers’ eyes to immense human needs that must be met, large new markets to be served, and the internal costs of social deficits.

SPEAKERS:
  • Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, FSG Social Impact Advisors; Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

11:15

Coffee Break

11:30

Alternative Alternatives: Discovering uncharted alpha

Record volatility in equities, government intervention in credit markets, global redistributions of power; tumultuous markets have created a new search for alpha in unexpected places. This panel explores the outlook and best practices within off the beaten path strategies.

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Impact Philanthropy: Building new models that can scale

Join us as we share a compelling example of high-engagement philanthropy focused on helping promising nonprofits scale to serve more low income, at risk youth. This session explores how an innovative philanthropic investment model helps promising nonprofits build their evidence base and create business plans in order to scale.

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12:30

Lunch
Introductory remarks provided by Ami Desai, Director of Foreign Policy, The Clinton Foundation

1:45

Asset Allocators: Navigating opportunity & assessing risk

Does the Yale model still apply post-crisis? What are the trade-offs and considerations for running money internally vs. using external managers? How have due diligence and transparency requirements changed post-Madoff?

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Impact Investing: Combining financial returns with good

There is $120 billion of U.S. market demand for investments that provide a financial AND social return on investment, according to a 2010 study, Money for Good. From the perspective of financial advisors, being able to offer investment opportunities that have the goal of ending poverty gives them a competitive edge - and the chance for a deeper connection with their clients.

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2:45

Coffee Break

3:00

Macroeconmics vs. Fundamental Analysis: A new balancing act

Can bottoms-up portfolio managers continue to asses equities in a theoretical way? Has the ever-changing macroeconomic landscape altered the fundamentals of how traditional long/short strategies and bottoms-up analysis should be approached?

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The perfect asset class or a negative-sum game? Sitting down with the wizards of currency alpha

With continued quantitative easing and the rebalance of global powers, currency has emerged as a debated asset class. Is currency a source of pure transportable alpha? Can it be scaled? How are global equity managers and central banks contributing to the systematic gains of currency managers?

SPEAKERS:
  • Richard Levich, Deputy Chairman of the Department of Finance, NYU Stern
  • Ulf Lindahl, CEO, A.G. Bisset
  • Peter Willett, Principle of Manager Research, Mercer Investment Consulting
  • Doug Groh, Co-Portfolio Manager, Tocqueville Asset Management Gold Fund

4:15

Closing Keynote: To be announced

5:15

- 6:15

Cocktail Reception

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