Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NEW YORK - Feb 02, 2017 - Pension representatives (administrators, trustees, staff and commissioners), endowments, consultants, accountants, foundations, family offices, Taft-Hartley representatives (administrators, trustees, staff and commissioners), attorneys, funds of funds, equity managers, hedge funds, private equity, real estate managers, benefit companies, insurance companies, venture capitalists and public service administrative providers will be meeting at Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, LA on February 22-24, 2017 for this exclusive symposium organized by Opal Group and the Louisiana Trustee Education Council (LATEC).
David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, says, “This is a very informative conference for anyone who is actively involved or interested in investing. Leading professionals from across the country will share their investment knowledge and experience. Presenters will share a wide range of investment ideas for both traditional and alternative investment opportunities. It is also a great place for attendees to network with like-minded people who can help them make the right investment decisions.”
Some of the summit topics up for discussion include: factor based investing 101; new alternative investment approaches: the need for advanced efficiency and portfolio diversification; legal issues associated with pension plans; state of retirement system of the U.S.: current and projected challenges; strategies of investing in the changing real estate market; credit strategies and opportunities in fixed income; investing in current real estate markets: sources of returns and risks; generating alpha via venture capital and private equity; how to know when it is the right time to make your move: managing risk and volatility so as to maximize investment returns; future investing: sustainable investment and ESG; growth investment: new strategies of investing in frontier and emerging markets; manager sourcing: how to choose your investment manager and ways of distinguishing between skill and luck; and things to know about practical tools of enhancing fiduciary responsibility and governance, and avoiding conflicts.
The symposium will only feature dialogue driven panel discussions that will be led by family offices and consultants. The standalone speakers will be the only ones allowed to use PowerPoint presentations, to maintain the event’s educational value. Other speakers can submit their PowerPoint presentations to be included in Opal Group’s Mobile App. Additionally, speakers will be prohibited from marketing specific services or products when making presentations.
Keynote speakers at the summit include:
Bob Wiedemer, President, Aftershock Publishing, LLC; Author, Aftershock and aftershock Investor
Brad Heinrichs, President/CEO, Foster & Foster, Inc.
Chris Martenson, CEO and Co-founder, Peak Prosperity
Craig M. Lewis, Madison S. Wigginton Professor of Finance Owen Graduate School of Management Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University, Former Chief Economist and Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) Director, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
John Agenbroad, Chairman, Inter-Local Pension Fund
Kelen Evans, Chairman, Atlanta Firefighters Pension Fund
Kris Kowal, Managing Director/CIO, Dupont Capital Management
Michael Felman, President, MSF Capital Advisors (MFO)
Peter Palandjian, Chairman and CEO, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation
Renato Alessandro Iregui, Principal, Raire Family Office (SFO)
Richard Hampton, President, Louisiana Trustee Education Council
Russ Kamp, Managing Partner, Kamp Consulting Solutions, LLC
Other features of the symposium include networking continental breakfast, actuary roundtable question and answer, standalone presentations, keynote presentations, networking luncheon, networking cocktail reception, refreshment breaks, lunch, standalone presentations, and the annual Mardi Gras extravaganza.
The general sponsors for the event are Aftershock Publishing, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, DuPont Capital Management, Invesco Ltd., LGT Capital Partners, ApexOne Investment Partners LLC, and TerraCap Management.Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP is the exhibitor sponsor. Media partners of this summit include The Soho Loft Conferences, Victoria Global, The Soho Loft Media Group, CrowdReviews.com, FocusEconomics, IntegriDATA, and SmartMoneyMatch.
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