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See over 20 world-renowned investors present their best investment ideas.
Join over 400 senior professionals from prominent family offices, pension plans and asset managers in attendance.
Raised over $1.5 million for kids mental health in 2018.
Dan Dreyfus serves as the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Bornite Capital. Dan founded the firm in January of 2019. He has 19 years of investing experience including fundamentally-driven long/short, capital structure arbitrage, distressed investing, merger arbitrage, and broader portfolio management. Dan joined 3G Capital in 2013 to manage a commodities and industrials specialized equity and credit hedge fund. Prior to 3G, Dan was hired into the Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies Group in the Equities Division (formerly the Risk Arbitrage Department) in the year 2000 as an investor in the firms North American business. In 2008, Daniel and a team of investors in Principal Strategies launched Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, the Asset Management Divisions flagship long/short hedge fund. He began his career in 1998 at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as an analyst in the Investment Banking Division covering the Natural Resources sector and was an intern at BMO Nesbitt Burns in the Equity Research department covering the gold mining stocks in 1997. Daniel graduated from McGill University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Ted Goldthorpe is a Managing Partner and head of Credit for BC Partners. He joined in 2017. He is also a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee.
Mr. Goldthorpe was most recently the President of Apollo Investment Corporation, Chief Investment Officer of Apollo Investment Management, and Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Opportunistic Credit. Mr. Goldthorpe joined Apollo in April 2012 and oversaw the Opportunistic Credit platform within Apollo aggregating over $20bn in Assets Under Management, which grew dramatically during his tenure. His most recent focus was on the Direct Origination business. He was named to the firmwide Senior Management Committee in 2014.
Previously, Mr. Goldthorpe was employed by Goldman Sachs & Co. since 1999. He most recently ran the Bank Loan and Distressed Investing Desk and prior to that was a Managing Director in the Special Situations Group, running both their Middle Market Private Equity business and the Canadian business (CSSG). Prior to that, Mr. Goldthorpe worked in the High Yield Distressed business, the Merchant Banking Division and the Investment Banking Division.
Mr. Goldthorpe has previously served on the boards of SPARTA Insurance Holdings, Inc., Flatiron Re, JHT Holdings, Baxa Healthcare, Shelter Bay, Fairway Energy, amongst others, and was a board observer for First Solar, amongst others.
Mr. Goldthorpe received a B.A. in Commerce from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a frequent guest lecturer at leading Universities including Columbia, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), University of Virginia, New York University, Queens University, and Stanford University. Mr. Goldthorpe currently serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Queens School of Business. He is the Chairman of the Young Fellowship of The Duke of Edinburghs Award and serves on the board of Directors for Her Justice and Capitalize for Kids.
Dr. Ulrike Hoffmann-Burchardi is a Senior Portfolio Manager overseeing a global equity portfolio inside Tudors flagship fund. She is also a member of Tudors Strategy and Systematic Investment Committees. She holds a Master degree in Finance from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland (1995) where she graduated first in her class and a PhD in Finance (2000) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). At LSE she was a member of its Financial Markets Group and published on the topics of corporate governance and financial markets.
Maria is the CEO of Ardinall Investment Management, an alternative investment firm she founded in 2017. Prior to that, Maria spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a portfolio manager in the Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) Group in the Investment Management Division. While at Goldman Sachs, she worked in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Division and in the Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies (GSPS) Group in the Equities Division. Subsequently, she joined the Investment Management Division in 2007 and was named managing director in 2008. At Goldman Sachs, she served on the Operating Committee of the IMD Womens Network.
Currently, Maria is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia Universitys School of International and Public Affairs. She is a term member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys Corporation Development Committee. She also serves as a director on the boards of Girls Inc. of NYC and Breakthrough New York. She is a member of the Economic Club of New York.
Maria earned a dual degree in economics and management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. She has been a CFA charter holder since 2004.
Maria resides in New York City with her husband and three children.
Genevieve Kahr is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ailanthus Capital, a fundamental long-short equity fund focused on small and mid-cap companies in the global technology, media and telecom sectors. The firm applies deep sector expertise to situations that are too complex or too illiquid for many of its peers, with a strong focus on alpha generation on the short side of the portfolio. Prior to founding Ailanthus in October 2015, Genevieve was a Partner and Director of Research at Jericho Capital, a global TMT-focused equity long-short fund. Genevieve began her investment career at TPG-Axon Capital after graduating magna cum laude from Yale with BA and MA degrees in East Asian Languages and Literatures. She serves as Treasurer and a Director of the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Emil Khimji is Co-Founder and CEO of White Crane Capital Corp. which acts as the investment advisor to the White Crane Multi-Strategy Master Fund. The Fund is an event-driven multi-strategy hedge fund that seeks to identify undervalued securities across the capital structure with a catalyst. Prior to co-founding White Crane Capital Corp., Mr. Khimji was part of a three-person Alternative Investments team at PH&N (RBC Global Asset Management) that managed the PH&N Absolute Return Fund and the PH&N High Yield Bond Fund from 2007-2017.
Mr. Khimji holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
W. Vivian Lau is the Managing Partner and Founder of One Tusk Investment Partners (One Tusk).
Prior to One Tusk, Vivian was the Senior Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Serengeti Asset Management (Serengeti) until January 2015, where she joined as a Founding Partner in October 2008. Serengeti was an opportunistic, value-based investing platform that was founded in September 2007. During her tenure, she helped to grow the organization to $1.5 bn of AUMwith 30+ people.
In 2006, Vivian was promoted to Managing Director at Goldman Sachs at the age of 28. In the same year, she also became the Co-Head of the Multi- Strategy Investing business (MSI). MSI was a multi-billion dollar AUM platform that opportunistically invested across equities and credit. It was a 20 person investment team within the Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group (SSG), the largest global proprietary investment platform within the firm. From 2006 to 2008, she also oversaw the E&P Capital lending platform, which was a joint venture between SSG and J. Aron Commodities division. She was a member of the Americas SSG Investment Committee and Specialty Lending Investment Committee from 2006 to 2008.
Prior to her 2006 promotion, Vivian was a Senior Investment Pod leader in Goldman Sachs MSI business, leading equity and debt investments in the Energy, Healthcare, Materials, Industrials, and Liquidations, from 2004 to 2006. She joined the Special Situations Investing (SSI) business in 2002 as a Research Associate. Vivian helped to broaden the mandate and grow the business at SSI, which was renamed MSI in 2004. She began her career at Goldman Sachs in July 2000 as an analyst on the Distressed Bank Loan Research team.
Vivian graduated from Harvard University in June of 2000 with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics.
Vivian currently serves on the Campaign Committee for Harvard University School of Engineering, Arts, and Sciences. She was also a Co-Chair of the Class of 2000 15th Reunion and 10th Reunion Committees. In addition, she served on the board of the Achievement First Crown Heights Elementary and Middle School from 2010 to 2013.
Keith Meister is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Corvex Management LP, which he founded in December 2010.
Prior to founding Corvex, Mr. Meister served as Chief Executive Officer and then Principal Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Icahn Enterprises from August 2003 to August 2010. From their launch in November 2004 to August 2010, Mr. Meister also served as Senior Managing Director of the General Partners of Icahn Partners LP and affiliated funds. Prior to joining the Icahn Organization, Mr. Meister served as Co-President of J Net Ventures from January 2000 through September 2001. Prior to launching J Net Ventures, Mr. Meister worked at NorthStar Capital and Lazard Freres.
Mr. Meister currently serves on the board of directors for MGM Resorts and has previously served as a director on numerous other public boards including: Yum! Brands, Inc., The Williams Companies, The ADT Corporation, Ralcorp Holdings and Motorola, Inc./Motorola Mobility, Inc. among others. He is also a member of the board of directors for Harlem Childrens Zone and the board of trustees for the American Museum of Natural History.
Mr. Meister received an A.B. in government, cum laude, from Harvard College in 1995.
Anna Nikolayevsky is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Axel Capital Management, a fundamentally-driven alternatives firm specializing in global equities. Prior to founding Axel in 2002, Ms. Nikolayevsky was an analyst at Zweig-DiMenna Associates, responsible for sourcing and managing long/short equity investments in multiple industries. Before Zweig, Anna was a generalist analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management for the Growth & Income and Large Cap Value funds. Ms. Nikolayevsky graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York. She holds a BS from the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University in Economics and International Business, and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.
Under her leadership in 2010, Axel received a Lipper Hedge Fund Award for North American Hedge Fund: Best Long/Short Equity Fund over the past 3 years. It also won the 2010 HFM Best Long/Short Equity Fund under $500m award.
Mark Okada is Co-founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer of global alternative investment firm Highland Capital Management, L.P. In his role, Mr. Okada oversees Highlands broad investment activities for both the institutional and retail investment platforms, which include hedge funds, separate accounts, special situation private equity, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), mutual funds, and ETFs. With more than 30 years of experience in credit markets, Mr. Okada is widely regarded as an industry innovator in alternative credit investing; he is responsible for structuring one of the industrys first non-bank CLOs and is a pioneer in the development of the bank loan market. Mr. Okada is on the board of directors at NexBank Capital, Inc., a Dallas-based financial services company. He received a B.A. in both economics and psychology, cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Mike Quinn is Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of RP Investment Advisors, a Toronto-based alternative fixed income asset management firm. In his role, he is responsible for formulating and implementing the firms investment strategy across the Funds.
Mr. Quinn is a former Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets. During his 15 years at the Bank, he held increasingly senior roles including managing the global credit trading business and the global structured credit business. Mike brings to RP Investment Advisors an expert knowledge of the global credit markets coupled with extensive experience of managing credit risk exposures across multi-billion dollar portfolios.
Mr. Quinn holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queens University and a MBA from the University of British Columbia. He is also a member of several boards, namely the Advisory Board of Smith School of Business, the Advisory Council for Evergreen City Works, and Beat the Streets Toronto.
Jeff Smith is a Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard Value LP. Starboard is a New York City based investment advisor with a focused, fundamental, and active approach to investing in U.S. publicly traded companies. Over the last decade, Starboard has been among the most active change agent investors in the world, having added or replaced approximately 190 board members on 55 different public company boards. Mr. Smith has served on many of these boards, including serving as chairman of the board of several companies including Darden Restaurants where Starboard successfully advocated for the replacement of Dardens entire board of directors in 2014. He currently serves as chairman of the board of Advance Auto Parts and is a member of the board of Perrigo. Mr. Smith graduated from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics.
Yu-Jia Zhu is Co-Founder and CIO of White Crane Capital Corp. which acts as the investment advisor to the White Crane Multi-Strategy Master Fund. The Fund seeks event-driven investment opportunities across the capital structure including in secured debt, high yield debt, convertible bonds, preferred equity, and common equity, utilizing hedging techniques where appropriate to isolate the driver of returns.
Prior to White Crane Capital Corp., Mr. Zhu was Vice President at West Face Capital Inc., a Toronto based event-driven hedge fund.
Mr. Zhu holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
David Zorub is the Founder and CIO of Parsifal Capital Management. Previously he was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at BlueMountain Capital Management, where he was also a member of the firms Investment and Management Committees. David was responsible for the equity strategy from its inception in 2010 through 2017. Prior to joining BlueMountain, David was a founding employee, Partner and generalist research analyst at Hawkshaw Capital Management. He was also a founding employee at Finacity Corporation. Prior to this, David was an Investment Associate at TPG Capital, where he focused on leveraged buyouts and growth equity investments across a number of industries including industrials, technology and consumer products. He began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst in the high yield and leveraged finance group at Merrill Lynch Co. David graduated from Duke University, Magna Cum Laude, with an A.B. in Economics and Medieval and Renaissance Studies in 1997. He subsequently earned his M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University in 2003, where he was a Beta Gamma Sigma scholar.
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