CTA EXPO / EMERGING MANAGER FORUM

Wednesday September 11, Thursday September 12, 2019

DAY ONE
Sponsored By RCM Alternatives
Building A Successful Asset Management Business… How To Win The Game

The DAY ONE program is focused on giving Emerging Managers who register for DAY TWO the opportunity to pre book ½ hour, one on one meetings, with asset allocators that focus on Alternative Investments. Once the manager registers for DAY TWO they will receive an APP that allows them to schedule DAY ONE meetings.

Conference Chairman

Vera Anderson, Global Elements Consulting

   
8:30 – 9:45CHECK-IN
9:45 – 10:00WELCOMING REMARKS
Bucky Isaacson and Frank Pusateri (CTA Expo, LLC)
10:00 – 12:00MORNING MEET THE ALLOCATORS SESSION
12:00 – 1:30LUNCH
Sponsored by Eurex Clearing
1:30 – 4:00AFTERNOON MEET THE ALLOCATORS SESSION

CTA EXPO / EMERGING MANAGER FORUM

Thursday September 12, 2019

DAY TWO

DAY TWO is full day program featuring a series of panels, individual speakers and THE CTA EXPO SHARK TANK designed to help Industry Professional 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 – 9:30HOW TO WORK A CONFERENCE AND BE AN EFFECTIVE NETWORKER
A marketing expert with years of experience in the Alternative Space will discuss the common mistakes he sees manager make at events when they network to present their trading strategies and how to establish conference goals prior to the event.. He will explain how to maximize your time and the resources you have allocated from your marketing budget that you spend attending an event.
SPEAKER:
Craig Holliday
9:30 – 10:00FROM FINTECH TO WALL STREET ...AN UPDATE FOR EMERGING MANAGERS, INVESTORS AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
Jeff Carter is a leader and pioneer in the Fintech Investment Segment of the Alternative Industry. He will explain where Fintech is today and the potential impact of new Fintec Innovations on Emerging Managers and Emerging Manager Investors.
SPEAKER
Jeff Carter (Chairman, West Loop Ventures)
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:
Bryan Johnson (President, Johnson and Co.)

PANELIST:
Ryan Hart (Director of Research, Coquest Advisors, LLC.)
Ron Honka (Partner, Assurance Services, Weaver)
Mike Dubin (Principal, Dorset)

MANAGERS:
Tillman Sachs (J8 Capital Management, LLC.)
Joe Tigay (Equity Armor Consultants, LLC.)
Dante Federighi (Fortezza Capital Partners, LLC.)
12:00 - 1:00LUNCH
1:00 - 1:45BIG DATA... IT'S IMPACT ON TRADING STRATEGIES, MANAGERS AND INVESTORS
The panel will discuss what is Big Data, how can managers effectively use it and what is its impact on investment performance.
MODERATOR:
Buck Haworth (Chairman, Borntec)

PANELIST:
C J Finnegan (Founder & CEO, Plotinus)
Andy Phillips (Vice President Data Products, Backstop Solutions Group)
Ranjan Bhaduri (President, Bodhi Research Group)
1:45 – 2:30FCM AND BROKERAGE PLATFORMS AS A SOURCE OF AUM
A valuable source of capital and managerial expertise that many Emerging Managers ignore is the brokerage community. Three of the leaders, who have established platforms to help their clients identify Emerging Managers will discuss the selection process they use when suggesting a manager to their clients,
MODERATOR:
Jim Curley (Executive Vice President, Dunn Capital Management)

SPEAKERS:
Bobby Schwartz (Managing Partner, RCM)
Oliver Curtius (Vice President, ADM)
Mike Dever (President, Brandywine Asset Management)
2:30 - 3:00COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:45EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT AND NAME RECOGNITION
For an Emerging Manager to develop an effective marketing plan, to increase their AUM, they must devote time and resources to increasing their company branding, name recognition and exposure to the segment of the asset management industry where they expect to raise capital. This process includes developing effective marketing material, a dynamic elevator pitch and developing a profile in various distribution channels. The panel, all experts in helping managers create effective marketing campaigns, will discuss the best way for managers to create a professional effective profile to help them reach their marketing objectives.
MODERATOR:
Mike Coglianese (Founder/Principal, President, Coglianese CPA)

PANELIST:
John G. Kraynak (CEO/Creative Director, Existence Creative)
Lisa Barber (Chief of Staff, Coglianese CPA)
3:45 - 4:30OPERATIONAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE WHEN EVALUATING AND SELECTING A MANAGER
Research has shown that only 18% - 20% of the decision process in selecting a manger to invest with is based on track record. Other factors include due diligence, compliance, business plans and marketing. Many of these services are provided by 3rd Party groups. The panel will discuss what considerations a manager and investor should consider when setting up their company and what factors an investor should look at when reviewing a manager’s infrastructure.
MODERATOR:
Roxanne Bennett (Managing Director, Hehmeyer Capital Management)

PANELIST:
Dorothy Mehta (Partner, Caldwalader, Wickersham and Taft, Inc.)
John Hynes (Chief Executive Officer, Hedge Facts)
Nicholas Wendland (Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP)
4:30 - 6:00COCKTAIL PARTY