A Brave New World for Hedge Funds and Hedge Fund Investors

Thursday, April 29, 2010
4-6:30 p.m.

Panel discussion followed by cocktails

Invitation

Location: Kirkland & Ellis
655 Fifteenth Street, N.W. (Metro Center)
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 879-5000
Directions: www.kirkland.com
Business attire recommended.

While 2009 saw hedge funds experience their best performance since 1999, assets are still nearly 25% off from their peaks and the number of hedge fund closures was the second highest on record after 2008. Recent surveys show that hedge fund managers are poised take in strong inflows this year, but many investors are demanding more transparency, better liquidity and lower fees. Institutions are rethinking their investment strategies and many are eschewing complex strategies in favor of simpler ones. And many expect that 2010 will be a year in which lawmakers and regulators tighten their scrutiny over hedge funds.

How are hedge fund managers responding to these trends? What will the industry look like as a result of these changes? What role will hedge funds play in institutional investors’ portfolios in the future? Our panelists will share their perspectives on these issues and others, and invite the audience to discuss and share their views. The panel discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Panelists:

  • David Harmston, Head of US Client Services, Albourne Partners (invited)
  • Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, President & CEO, Strategic Investment Group
  • David Vaughn, Attorney Fellow, Investment Management Division, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Moderator: Scott Moehrke, Partner, Kirkland and Ellis

Host

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Sponsors

Weston Capital Asset Management LLC

Piedmont Fund Services