The 10th Annual Global Volatility Summit took place on March 13, 2019, in New York City. The event was amongst the most well attended since the inaugural summit ten years ago. The GVS hosted nearly 400 attendees including 18 hedge fund managers, numerous volatility industry experts, and senior investment professionals managing global institutional investment portfolios.
The content of the presentations and panels focused acutely on the evolving volatility markets we are facing currently, as the hedge fund managers and industry experts shared their insights. Attendees heard from peer institutional investors during a panel featuring senior investment professionals from global pensions. The keynote speaker, Alex Honnold (free climber featured in the Oscar winning documentary, Free Solo), captivated the audience as he shared intimate details and responded to audience questions about his thrilling and death defying climbs. The Summit also featured a US Political Panel, with three political experts from Washington DC: Doug Heye, Jason Miller, and Demetri Sevastopulo.
The décor and event theme were creatively executed once again by the David Stark design team, as they cleverly drew connections between Mother Nature and volatility markets through imagery and design including events such as the 2017 Drought, February and October 2018 Thunderstorms, Market Umbrella Protectors and Raindrop Disruptors, Sunny Skies and Rainbows, and the Foggy Future.