Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: Hedge Funds at the Crossroads
Date: October 23
Time: 5:30 pm Registration begins; 6 pm Program begins
Bear Stearns
383 Madison Avenue
(btwn 47 & 48th Streets)
Financial Risk Management
Institutional Investor Journals
SunGard Trading & Risk Systems


Hedge Funds at the Crossroads

A discussion of the important regulatory and business issues that are looming in the hedge fund industry.

Mark Anson, CalPERS, and IAFE Board Member
Tanya Styblo Beder, Caxton Associates, and IAFE Chairman
William Goetzmann, Yale University
Patrick McCarty, Commodity Futures Trade Commission
David Mordecai, Risk Economics Limited, and IAFE Advisory Board Member

Moderator: Hal Lux, Director of Research, Paloma Partners; and Senior Contributing Editor, Institutional Investor.

Our moderator will lead a lively discussion among our panelists on the key issues facing hedge funds. Topics may include:

  • What are the implications of the recent SEC Staff Report on hedge funds?
  • Might a surging stock market end the hedge fund boom?
  • Will small investors be better served if mutual funds adopt hedge fund-style trading styles?
  • Do recent academic studies refute the value of hedge fund investing?
  • What information should investors request from hedge funds with regard to valuations?
  • Do recent academic studies prove that hedge fund managers smooth their returns?
  • What will be the fallout from the market timing/late trading controversy?

A cocktail reception hosted by Institutional Investor Journals will follow the program.

This is a free event.

Press: Please note that this is an off-the-record event. Event registration is required.