EMERGING MANAGER FORUM CONNECT

Wednesday April 24, Thursday April 25, 2019

DAY ONE

The Day One program focuses on giving managers the opportunity to sit down, in one to one sessions, with leading financial professionals and investors. Alternative managers will be able to book these meetings in advance of the first day of Emerging Manager Forum.

Conference Chairman

Buck Haworth
BornTec

   
8:00 – 9:00CHECK – IN
9:00 – 9:15OPENING REMARKS
Bucky Isaacson and Frank Pusateri (CTA Expo, LLC)
9:15 – 10:00THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A COST EFFECTIVE, INFRASTRUCTURE EFFICIENT AND INVESTOR APPEALING ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Emerging Managers often focus on their trading strategies and track records and feel those two elements should be sufficient to attract AUM. In fact, research has shown, that only 18% of the investment decision is based on track record and only 2% to 3% of Emerging Managers ever grow to $100m in AUM. The panel will discuss factors managers overlook when starting and structuring their businesses.

MODERATOR:
Vera Anderson (Global Elements Consulting)

PANELIST:
Bryan Johnson (President, Johnson and Co.)
Nick Neri (Vice President Business Development, Circle Partners)
John Hynes (Chief Executive Officer, HedgeFacts)
10:00 – 12:00ONE ON ONE WITH THE EXPERTS … THE COMPONENTS NECESSARY FOR A SUCCESSFUL ASSET MANAGEMENT BUSINESS
Managers have the opportunity to sign up for ONE ON ONE coaching session with a financial professional. Each coach focuses on a different discipline; social networking and websites, business plan development, personal and business branding and using the media as a marketing tool. The coaching sessions will last for 30 minutes. To participate in ONE ON ONE a manager must register for DAY ONE and sign up for the desired coaching sessions in advance. A manager can sign up for a session with each expert.

EXPERTS:
Bryan Johnson, Developing and executing marketing plans for the financial industry
Vera Anderson, Developing your personal and business brand
Shane Stiles, Website development and social media marketing
Adam Sarhan, Enhancing your PR visibility
John Hynes, Effective asset management corporate infrastructure
Mike Coglianese, Financial Integrity and the Emerging Manager
LauraLouise Blatt, A roadmap to building a successful Asset Management Firm
12:00 – 1:00LUNCH BREAK
1:00 – 4:30EMERGING MANAGER FORUM CONNECT
Sponsored by RCM Alternatives
Once they register for DAY ONE managers will have the ability to reserve meetings with Alternative Investors and Capital Sources for ½ hour individual sessions. Managers will be able to discuss their trading strategies and the profit potential they represent. For EMERGING MANAGERS this represents a unique opportunity to expand their network and develop meaningful relationships that will enable them to grow their AUM and create a successful business.

CAPITAL SOURCES:
Alina Dulimof (Private Investor)
Matt Bradbard (RCM Alternantives)
Ole Rollag (Murano Connect)
Mike Dubin (Dorset Asset Management)
Mike Dever (Brandywine Asset Management)
Bruce Aulie (Efficient Capital Management)
Paul Boyd (Clear Path Capital)
Tony Pecoraro (R J Obrien)
Nell Sloane (Capital Trading Group)
Michael Lock (Director, Coquest Inc.)
Carlos Cabrera (Joia Investments)
4:30 - 6:00INFORMAL NETWORKING SESSION AND COCKTAIL PARTY

EMERGING MANAGER FORUM / CTA EXPO

Thursday April 25, 2019

DAY TWO

Day Two is a full day program featuring a series of panels, individual speakers and THE ALTERNATIVE 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

Ian Morley
Wentworth Hall Consultancy, Ltd

   
8:00 – 8:45CHECK - IN AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:45 – 9:00OPENING REMARKS
Bucky Isaacson and Frank Pusateri (CTA Expo, LLC)
9:00 – 9:30PRESENTATION OF THE CTAEXPO/EMERGING MANAGER FORUM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
(Sponsored By: ADM Investor Services)

PRESENTED BY:
Carlos Cabrera (Founder, JOIA Investments)

RECIPIENT:
Peter Borish (Quad Capital)
9:30 – 10:00YOU NEVER LEARN FROM WHAT YOU DO RIGHT
An industry pioneer and development expert on multiple time frame integration of interest rate, foreign exchange and derivative management models will discuss what he has learned over the last 30 years of system design for Alternative Strategies.

Phil Lewis (System engineer and 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 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:
Ronald Honka (Partner Financial Services, Weaver)
Bruce Frumerman (Founder & CEO, Frumerman & Nemeth Inc.)
Neil Winter (Joia Investments)
Anric Blatt (Managing Partner, Global Fund Advisors LLC)

MANAGERS:
Monica Fuentes (O’Brien Investment Group)
Alan Snyder (Shinnecock Partners)
Alex Kazmarck (KazmarckCapital LLC)
Max Nissman (Linnis LLC)
12:00 - 1:30LUNCH
1:30 - 2:00BEHAVIORAL FINANCE…ITS IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY, MARKETS AND TRADING STRATEGIES
A Globally recognized technology entrepreneur, investor and expert on behavioral finance will discuss the importance of the concept when trading and allocation decisions.

Gautham Sastri (Chief Executive Officer, iSENTIUM)
2:00 – 2:45WAR STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES
Three Industry Pioneers, managers and allocators, discuss the battles they faced in building successful management businesses and capital allocation companies. Both managers and investors can benefit from the experiences the panelist will share.

MODERATOR:
Adam Sarhan (CEO, 50 Park Capital)

PANELIST:
Mike Dever (President, Brandywine Asset Management)
John Trammel (Managing Director, Symphony Financial Partners US LP)
Brad Golding (Managing Director, ChristoffersonRobb & Company, LLC)
2:45 - 3:15COFFEE BREAK
3:15 - 4:00GLOBAL FOCUS… EMERGING MANAGERS AND ALTERNATIVE INVESTORS….OPPORTUNITIES IN MARKETING AND INVESTING OUTSIDE THE U S.
Three Alternative Professionals with expertise in different regions of the world will investigate the unique marketing issues in the geographic areas where they have expertise and what the investment appetite is for alternatives in those areas.

MODERATOR:
A Gary Flagler (Head Intl Business Dev, Grupo BMV-Mexder-ASIGNA)

PANELIST:
Dr. Bob Swarup (Principal, Camdor Global)
Bobby Schwartz (Managing Partner, RCM Alternatives)
David Bennett (Strategic Director, PanAgora Asset Management)
4:00 - 4:45MANAGER INFRASTRUCTURE… A KEY ELEMENT IN THE SELECTION PROCESS
As an Emerging Managers AUM starts to grow they soon realize that when a Family Office, Institution, Individual Investor or a Fund of Funds considers investing with them they look at more than track record. In fact research has shown that only 18% of the investment decision is based on track record. Just as important is the manager’s infrastructure and Service Provider selection. The panel will focus on the key elements a manger or investor should consider when reviewing operational issues.

MODERATOR:
Dorothy Mehta (Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP)

PANELIST:
Robert DeMuria (President, Compliance Supervisors International, Inc.)
Norma Richmond (Senior Manager, Cohen and Company)
Rafael Beck (Managing Director, Integrated Solutions)
4:45 - 6:30COCKTAILS
Sponsored by Coquest Advisors
6:30 - 9:30HEDGEBRUNCH AFTER PARTY
HedgeBrunch returns to New York City on April 25, 2019 and will be hosting an AFTER CONFERENCE PARTY in SoHo from 6:30 PM in the evening. The event is sponsored by AYU. AYU is a digital private members club for hedge funds, family offices, CTA’s and Institutional Investors. Attendance is free for all AYU Members. Emerging Manager Forum attendees are eligible for complimentary AYU membership. To apply for membership and attend the AFTER PARTY please visit www.thisisayu.com