“A focused event designed to spark ideas, provoke change, and explore new initiatives by asset managers and allocators alike”.
Chris Woodcock – Head of Research, Essentia Analytics
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and best-selling author
Charles is the best-selling author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which explores the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies. His newest book Smarter, Better, Faster is a fascinating exploration of the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think – rather than what you think – can transform outcomes and performance. www. charlesduhigg.com
Principal and CIO, Cambridge Global Asset Management
Brandon leads Cambridge’s analyst team and directs the global research activities of the firm. He is also lead Portfolio Manager across several of the firm’s equity and asset allocation funds. Prior to joining Cambridge in 2011, Brandon managed money at Fidelity Investments. In 2016, he was recognized as one of Brendan Wood’s Canadian TopGun Investment Minds.
MD, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Amy is a Portfolio Specialist and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Emerging Markets Equity team at MSIM. Before moving to the investment team, she was an emerging markets equity and foreign exchange trader. Amy has also worked with Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s product development and strategic acquisitions group.
Ted Seides, CFA
Host of the Capital Allocators Podcast
Ted is an experienced investor in managers across asset classes, including working at the Yale Investments Office and co-founding hedge fund of funds Protégé Partners. He is the host of the Capital Allocators podcast, a series of interviews with leading CIOs and asset managers. Barron’s named the show one of the top financial podcasts, and it has received in excess 1.5 million downloads.
CEO and Lead Performance Coach at The ReThink Group
A.K.A. “the real-life Wendy from Billions“, Denise is one of Wall Street’s top performance coaches with over a decade’s experience of working with professional investors and elite athletes. A former futures trader, she is founder of the The ReThink Group and is known for her work in applying neuroscience and modern psychoanalysis to investment decision-making.
Principal and PM, black-and-white Capital
Seth is the CIO and Portfolio Manager at black-and-white Capital, an activist, tech & innovation-focused hedge fund set up in 2016. Prior to this, he was a founding partner and portfolio manager at Contour Asset Management, a long-short equity fund focused on technology, media, and telecommunications. In 2017, Institutional Investor recognized Seth as one its Hedge Fund Rising Stars.
Director, Willett Advisors
Kevin has served as Director of the Hedge Fund Investments Group at Willett Advisors, Michael Bloomberg’s single-family office, since October 2013. Previously, he was a partner and managing director of Protege Partners, a portfolio manager at 3G Capital, director at Citadel Alternative Asset Management and a portfolio manager at UBS Alternative Investment Group.
Head of Research and Product at Essentia Analytics
Prior to joining Essentia, Chris was a technology analyst at GAM Investment Management and a hedge fund analyst at GAM Multi Manager in London. Before his career in financial services, Chris was a professional footballer with Newcastle United.
Sara L. Hakim
Senior Vice President, Callan
Sara advises investment committees and fund sponsors on a wide range of manager allocation issues, including best-practice and excellence in manager selection, performance monitoring, and investment structure design. Prior to Callan, she spent 10 years at Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting and has also worked at Vanguard and Watson Wyatt Worldwide (Willis Towers Watson).
Portfolio Manager, Global Equity, Aperture Investors
Tom is Portfolio Manager of the Aperture Endeavour Equity Fund. Launched by former AllianceBernstein CEO Peter Kraus in partnership with Generali, Aperture Investors has rethought traditional fee & incentive structures by shifting the focus of investment team compensation to performance-linked fees. Prior to joining Aperture, Tom was a Senior Analyst at Kingdon Capital.
Ken Celiano, Psy.D
Director, Even Keel Trading
Ken is a clinical health psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with traders, hedge fund and portfolio managers. His coaching takes investors on a “deep dive” into their inner market, targeting performance optimization, wellness development and even keel decision-making. Ken currently serves as performance psychologist for Praxis Capital Management in Chicago.
Michael S. Falk, CFA, CRC
Partner, Focus Consulting Group
Michael is a multi-disciplinary consultant working with asset/wealth management firms to help them leverage their talent and investment decision-making. Prior to this he was Chief Strategist at a global macro hedge fund and CIO in charge of manager due diligence and asset allocation for a multi-billion-dollar advisory. He is the author of Let’s All Learn How to Fish… to Sustain Long-Term Economic Growth and a co-author of Money, Meaning and Mindsets.
Brian Portnoy Ph.D., CFA
Author and Head of Education at Magnetar Capital
Brian has spent the last 25 years as an educator, investor, and strategist. Prior to joining Magnetar, he held senior research and investing roles at Morningstar, Mesirow Financial and Virtus Investment Partners. Brian’s two books, The Investor’s Paradox and The Geometry of Wealth, explore the challenges not only of behavioral science and making better investment decisions, but how money figures in to a joyful life.
BA19 POKER NIGHT
Last year’s Poker Night was so popular that we’re delighted to host it again in 2019.
This exclusive event is held after the main BA19 NY conference and will allow you to put your newly learned decision-making insights to the test!
Friday, November 8 | 6pm-9pm | The 40/40 Club [6 W 25th St, NY 10010]
Poker Night Host – Chris Sparks
Founder and CEO, The Forcing Function
A high-stakes professional poker player and peak performance coach, Chris was once one of the top 20 online players in the world. His company, The Forcing Function, gives investors and executives a competitive edge so that they too can excel at the highest limits.
Join other industry innovators in New York on November 8th. View conference schedule
BA19 + POKER NIGHT
POKER NIGHT ONLY
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