Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE

Event: The Time Traveler Investor
Date: October 8, 2009
Time: 5:30 Registration, 6:00 - 7:30 Panel Discussion, 7:30 Reception
Location: Goldman Sachs

120 Fleet Street

River Court, 7th Floor


The International Association of Financial Engineers is pleased to invite you to:


An IAFE London Event

The Time Traveler Investor
Hosted by the IAFE's Investor Risk Committee
with support from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association


Thursday, October 8th, 2009

 5:30pm: Registration

6:00pm -7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30pm: Reception

Goldman Sachs
120 Fleet Street
River Court, 7th Floor



 Keynote Panel

Gay Huey Evans
Vice Chairman, Investment Banking and Investment Management, Barclays PLC
Luke Dixon
Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager, Universities Superannuation Scheme

Moderated by:

Giovanni Beliossi
Managing Partner, FGS Capital LLP and IAFE Board Member

Topics to Be Discussed:


· What does the investor of the future look like?

· How sovereign wealth funds can be considered as the investors of tomorrow.

· What skills and expertise are needed in today's high-uncertainty environment to manage investment risk and return?

· Do investors and advisors view the future differently from today? 

· What new capabilities of institutional investors (for example, as a result of inheriting underlying assets from closed-down funds, or management of unwinding structures with illiquid assets) change the landscape for advisors and fund managers? 

· Is the current investment environment uniquely promising? If so, who's best positioned to take advantage of it? Which strategies/structures/types of investors/managers?

· What other changes will impact the time traveler investor?  Examples to be discussed by the keynote panelists include convergence of traditional and alternative investments, structural market changes (i.e. on-exchange CDS trading/settlement), transparency, leverage and fees.


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