Morning session

Master of Ceremonies
7:45AM - 8:30AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:30AM - 8:45AM
Opening Remarks
8:45AM - 9:45AM
Panel 1: The 2019 Volatility Forecast: Review of the 2018 Volatility Highlights and Predictions for This Year
Volatility Hedge Fund Manager Panelists:
  • Benjamin Clerget Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the BTG Pactual Global Derivatives Opportunities Fund,  BTG Pactual
  • Tobias Hekster Co-Chief Investment Officer,  True Partner Capital
  • Chris Rodarte Portfolio Manager,  Pine River Capital Management
  • Pierre de Saab Partner and Head of Asset Management,  Dominicé & Co
  • Dr. Apostolos Katsaris Head of Dynamic Beta and Senior Analyst for Volatility Arbitrage, Tail Risk, and Stat Arb Hedge Funds,  Albourne Partners
9:45AM - 10:45AM
Panel 2: Pockets of Sunshine: Best Trade Ideas & Interesting Hedges
Volatility Hedge Fund Manager Panelists: Moderator
10:45AM – 11:15AM
Coffee Break and Manager Bungalow Sessions
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11:15AM – 12:15PM
Panel 3: Weathering the Storm
Institutional Investors in Search of Non-Correlated Returns and Ways to Hedge an Investor’s Portfolio
  • Nicolas Dang Manager, Absolute Return,  CN Investment Division
  • Jason Josephiac Associate Director and Senior Investment Analyst,  United Technologies' Pension Plan
  • Ross Kasarda Director of Risk Management and Risk-Based Investment Strategies,  Virginia Retirement System
  • Peter Lee Investment Manager,  YMCA Retirement Fund
12:15PM – 1:15PM
Breath of Fresh Air: Lunch

Afternoon session

1:15PM – 2:15PM
Panel 4: Tornado Warning! All Advised to Take Shelter: A Discussion Around Tail Hedging
Volatility Hedge Fund Manager Panelists: Panel Moderator
  • Andrew Scott Managing Director and Head of Flow Strategy & Solutions,  Société Générale
2:15PM – 3:00PM
Keynote Speaker: Alex Honnold, Professional Rock Climber featured in the 2019 Oscar-winning documentary, "Free Solo"
The Triumph of Human Physical and Mental Strength
  • Alex Honnold Professional Adventure Rock Climber, featured in the Oscar-winning documentary, Free Solo
3:00PM – 3:30PM
Coffee Break and Manager Bungalow Sessions
3:30PM – 4:15PM
Panel 5: Systematic Strategies Doppler Radar
Global Macro, Quant and Volatility Hedge Fund Manager Panelists: Panel Moderator
4:15PM – 5:15PM
Stampede of Storms: Three High-Profile Political Experts from Washington DC Discuss US Politics
  • Eric Render Senior Vice President of Neuberger Berman and Member of the Dyal Business Services Platform,  Dyal Capital Partners
Defrost with a Cocktail!

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