The annual Absolute Return Symposium will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in New York City. It will be followed that evening by the Absolute Return Awards.
A panel of top allocators will kick off the event, featuring Chris Acito, chief executive officer of Gapstow Capital Partners; John Bailey, founder and chief executive officer of Spruce Investment Advisors; David Kupperman, managing director and head of liquid strategies at Neuberger Berman; and Eric Siegel, senior managing director of Mesirow Advanced Strategies. These high-profile investors will discuss their outlook for 2018 and the qualities they look for when choosing managers.
As per previous years, the majority of panels will be centered around specific investment strategies. Our Equities panel features Atlantic Investment’s Alex Roepers and Kingdon Capital’s Michael Mackey while our Macro panel is delighted to welcome Campbell & Company president Michael Harris. Later in the day our Credit panel will host Fortress Investment Group managing director Mario Rivera, Serengeti Asset Management partner Leslie Biddle and MidOcean Credit Partners president Steve Shenfeld, to name a few.
The Symposium has typically attracted more than 400 attendees, and will once again bring together leading and influential hedge fund managers, investors and allocators. Past speakers have included such luminaries as Bill Ackman, Cliff Asness, Kyle Bass, John Burbank, Elaine Crocker, Jamie Dinan, Izzy Englander, Mitch Julis, Marc Lasry, Dan Loeb, Eric Mindich, John Paulson, Andy Redleaf, Dinaker Singh, David Shaw, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Peter Thiel and Boaz Weinstein, among many others.
More detailed event information and an agenda can be found here.