CTA EXPO / EMERGING MANAGER FORUM

Wednesday September 12, Thursday September 13, 2018

DAY ONE
Building A Successful Asset Management Business… How To Win The Game

The DAY ONE program is focused on developing and implementing a successful marketing plan to help managers increase their AUM, round tables with asset allocators that focus on Alternative Investments and a Service Provider Exhibition area.

Conference Chairman

Dan Smith, Trident Fund Services

   
9:30 – 10:30CHECK-IN
10:30 – 10:45WELCOMING REMARKS
Bucky Isaacson and Frank Pusateri (CTA Expo, LLC)
10:45 – 12:00EFFECTIVE CAPITAL RAISING… WHAT ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS (Session 1)
In the morning session a leading marketing consultant and author in the Alternative Industry will discuss the crucial components a manager needs in their marketing plan to achieve their AUM goals.
Bryan Johnson (President, Johnson and Co.)
12:00 – 1:00LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00EFFECTIVE CAPITAL RAISING… WHAT ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS (Session 2)
In the afternoon session Bryan Johnson will discuss the steps you need to take and the complexities involved in the implementation of a well thought out marketing plan. He will give actual examples of mistakes managers usually make.
Bryan Johnson (President, Johnson and Co.)
2:00 - 2:30COFFEE BREAK
2:30 - 4:30MEET THE ALLOCATORS
The Meet The Allocators session features established allocators seated at a table with a group of managers. The allocators will rotate to another table every 20 minutes. The allocators will discuss what they expect in a managers presentation, how they select the strategies they allocate AUM to, what they expect to see in the way of Due Diligence and how they source new managers for their portfolios.
ALLOCATORS:
Tony Pecoraro (RJ OBrien)
Nell Sloane (Capital Trading Group)
Mathew Bradbard (Vice President, RCM Alternatives)
Carlos Cabrera (Founder, JOIA Investments)
4:30 - 7:30TRADERS FULCRUM COCKTAIL PARTY
Traders Fulcrum is a group of more than 2,000 Traders, Alternative Managers Investment Fund Managers, Asset Allocators, Brokers, Service Providers and other Money Management Professionals. The cocktail party is an opportunity for registrants to network with this elite group of industry professionals.

CTA EXPO / EMERGING MANAGER FORUM

Thursday September 13, 2018

DAY TWO

DAY TWO is a full day program featuring a series of panels, individual speakers and THE CTA EXPO SHARK TANK designed to help Industry Professionals achieve their Business goals and provide a forum and networking opportunities for investors to meet existing and new emerging trading talent.

Conference Chairman

Adam Sarhan, 50 Park Investments

   
8:00 – 8:45CHECK - IN AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:45 – 9:00WELCOMING REMARKS
Bucky Isaacson and Frank Pusateri (CTA Expo, LLC)
9:00 – 9:30THE ALTERNATIVE INDUSTRY… WHERE WE ARE, WHERE WE ARE GOING
One of the Alternative Industries leading analyst and researcher will discuss the current health and prognosis for Alternative Investments and what their role should be in a portfolio as a result of the changing financial environment.
SPEAKER:
Ranjan Bhaduri (President, Bodhi Research Group)
9:30 – 10:00BUILDING AN ALTERNATIVE MANAGEMENT BUSINESS… MORE THEN TRACK RECORD
Managers are often under the impression that a positive track record should be enough to bring AUM into their business. Studies have shown that only about 20% of the investment decision depends on track record. The panelist will discuss the building blocks necessary to establish a successful asset management business.
PANELIST:
Vera Anderson (Principal, Global Elements Consulting)
Jim Kharouf (Consultant)
10:00 – 10:30COFFEE BREAK
10:30 - 12:00THE ALTERNATIVE SHARK TANK
The Alternative Shark Tank features four managers that use different strategies and have different levels of AUM making ten minute presentations to a panel of industry experts. After each of their presentations the managers will be ask questions by the experts. At the conclusion of the Shark Tank the audience will vote on who made the best presentation and the winner receives complimentary registration and a high top table at the next event.
MODERATOR:
Brett Horton (Founder, Paris-Roubaix Group)

PANELIST:
Sol Waksman (Founder and President, Barclayhedge)
Ron Honka (Partner, Assurance Services, Weaver)
Dan Smith (Trident Fund Services)
Paul Geiger (Co-Founder & President, Theorem Technologies LLC.)

MANAGERS:
Scott Andrews (Numeri Capital Management Inc.)
Nathaniel Polachek (Commodity Asset Management LP)
Dion Chu (Orthogonal Holdings, LLC.)
Tim Izzo (Breakout Funds)
12:00 - 1:30LUNCH
1:30 - 2:00PRESENTATION OF THE CTA EXPO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
RECIPIENT:
Leo Melamed
2:00 – 2:45SELECTING AN ALTERNATIVE MANAGER… WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS LOOK AT
Different types of investors look for different characteristics in managers and assign different levels of importance to the same factors. The panel composed of people who make their living evaluating managers and raising capital for them will discuss what elements they consider before they select a manager.
MODERATOR:
Esther Goodman (Principal, Conyers Group)

PANELIST:
Bryan Johnson (President, Johnson & Co.)
Mike Dubin (Principal, Dorset)
Carlos Cabrera (Founder, JOIA Investments)
2:45 - 3:15COFFEE BREAK
3:15 - 4:00FROM FINTECH TO WALL STREET… AN UPDATE FOR MANAGERS, ALTERNATIVE INVESTORS AND INUDSTRY PROFESSIONALS ON CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND BLOCKCHAIN
Three leaders in the financial industry will discuss approaches and strategies that should be considered in today’s digital world
MODERATOR:
Rumi Morales (Partner, Outlier Ventures)

SPEAKERS:
Mike Ohara (Wedbush Futures)
Jerald David (Chief Operating Officer, Evermarkets)
Daniel Rodriguez (CEO & Founder, Vosai)
4:00 - 4:30OPERATIONAL ISSUES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE WHEN A MANAGER IS SELECTED
Research has shown that only 18% - 20% of the decision process in selecting a manager to invest with is based on track. Other factors include due diligence, compliance, business plans and marketing. Many of these services are provided by 3rd parties. The panel will discuss what considerations a manager and investor should consider when reviewing 3rd party service providers.

PANELIST:
Mark Ruddy (Principal, Ruddy Gregory, PLLC)
John Hynes (Chief Executive Officer, Hedge Facts)
4:30 - 6:00COCKTAIL PARTY