Event PhotosGlobal ARC Boston, October 2011 Global ARC London, May 2011Global ARC Boston, October 2010 Global ARC London, ...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011 Boston 2011 Keynote Speakers      How can we best mana...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011            How can the European Union break out of its...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011                            Taming the United States bu...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011                       How will the Fed react in the co...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011        What lessons can the leaders of the EU learn fr...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011Will future historians look back upon the European fina...
The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011London 2011 Keynote Speakers           What lessons can we ...
The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011     Is it possible to have stable, sustainable growth and ...
The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011      Economically responsible and politically palatable: c...
The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011    What will the global economy look like when we next mee...
The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011  Why managing the leverage cycle may be the key to solving...
The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011       Is the shift in economic gravity from west to east l...
The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011      Has the ‘mad rush into China’ unfairly overshadowed t...
The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011         Does the turmoil of the last six months represent ...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010Boston 2010 Keynote Speakers What are the key emerging ...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010          Finance sector reform twelve months on. What ...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010                  Creating a workable plan to solve the...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010               Fault lines: how hidden fractures still ...
The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010   Might biology, not physics provide the key to unders...
The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009London 2009 Keynote Speakers  What lessons can debt-challeng...
The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009                             Europe in 2030: will it still m...
The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009  How can we begin to restore stability and confidence to Eu...
The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009  The future of the EU, US and China relationship: trade par...
The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009          What is the European and global economic outlook f...
The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009              Non-conventional approaches to risk management...
The 8th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2009Boston 2009 Keynote Speakers      Emerging geopolitical...
The 8th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2009                                Economic hypothetical: ...
The 8th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2009                             Financial reform: where do...
The 8th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2009                      The ‘Great Recession’ in historic...
Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011Global ARC’s Investor Speakers      Sorted alphabeti...
Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011                Marco Ruiz,                         ...
Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011                Dr. Mohamed Maait,                  ...
Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011                Maria Tarhanidis,                   ...
Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011                Con Michalakis,                     ...
About the Global Absolute Return Congress and its Association Partners                  About Global ARC                  ...
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  1. 1. Event PhotosGlobal ARC Boston, October 2011 Global ARC London, May 2011Global ARC Boston, October 2010 Global ARC London, May 2010Global ARC Boston, October 2009
  2. 2. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011 Boston 2011 Keynote Speakers How can we best manage the convulsive macro-economic downturns to which free-market economies are prone? What implications does this have for hedge funds and hedge fund investors? Professor Lawrence H. Summers, Director, President Obama’s National Economic Council, 2009-10, President, Harvard University, 2001-06, Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Federal Government, 1999-01 1
  3. 3. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011 How can the European Union break out of its current vicious circle of fraying sovereign credit leading to weakened confidence in European banking systems? Professor Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate for Economics, University Professor, Columbia University, Chief Economist, The World Bank, 1997-00 Chairman, President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, 1995-97 The role of compliance and enforcement in reducing systemic financial risk. Robert Khuzami, Director of the Division of Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC’) 2
  4. 4. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011 Taming the United States budget deficit Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senator from New Hampshire and Member Senate Budget Committee, United States’ Federal Government Senator Roger F. Wicker, Senator from Mississippi, Deputy Whip and Member of the Senate Banking Committee, United States’ Federal Government What is the outlook for South American economies and credit markets? Dr. Domingo Cavallo, Finance Minister 1991-96 and 2001, Minister of Foreign Affairs 1989-91, Government of Argentina President, Central Bank of Argentina 1982-83 Professor Andres Velasco, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Development, Harvard University, Finance Minister, Government of Chile, 2006-2010 – Chile 3
  5. 5. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011 How will the Fed react in the coming months? Kevin Warsh, Governor, Federal Reserve System 2006-11, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, 2001-06, Executive Secretary, National Economic Council, 2001-06 Endgames to the United States unsustainable debt trajectory and the implications for ‘ hedge funds and institutional Investors Professor Ken Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy Harvard University, Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund, 2001-03 4
  6. 6. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011 What lessons can the leaders of the EU learn from the US leverage cycle? Professor John Geanakoplos, James Tobin Professor of Economics, Yale University – USA Six years on, is investing in commodities still the ultimate diversification hedge? Professor Geert Rouwenhorst, Deputy Dean and Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management, Deputy Director, Yale International Center for Finance 5
  7. 7. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2011Will future historians look back upon the European financial crisis of 2011 as the precursor to the ‘second 1931’? Is the Great Recession morphing into a Great Depression? Professor Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor, Harvard University, William Ziegler Professor, Harvard Business School, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, University of Oxford 6
  8. 8. The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011London 2011 Keynote Speakers What lessons can we learn from the turbulence of the last five years? The Rt. Hon. Vince Cable M.P. Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade Her Majesty’s Government – United Kingdom 7
  9. 9. The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011 Is it possible to have stable, sustainable growth and tougher financial regulation The Rt. Hon. Mark Hoban M.P. Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Her Majesty’s Government – United Kingdom 8
  10. 10. The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011 Economically responsible and politically palatable: can Europe still have both? The Rt. Hon. David Miliband M.P. Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2007-2010) Her Majesty’s Government – United Kingdom The Hon. Charlie McCreevy, Former Commissioner for Internal Markets and Services (2004-2010) The European Union, Former Minister of Finance (1997-2004) Government of the Republic of Ireland – Ireland 9
  11. 11. The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011 What will the global economy look like when we next meet in London in May 2012? Professor Martin Feldstein, Board Member, President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University – USA Professor Alberto Alesina, Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University – USA 10
  12. 12. The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011 Why managing the leverage cycle may be the key to solving our current financial problems. Professor John Geanakoplos, James Tobin Professor of Economics, Yale University – USA 11
  13. 13. The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011 Is the shift in economic gravity from west to east likely to be relatively smooth or abrupt and destabilising? Professor Niall Ferguson, Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs, London School of Economics, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University – United Kingdom/USA 12
  14. 14. The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011 Has the ‘mad rush into China’ unfairly overshadowed the opportunities in other emerging and frontier markets? Professor Paul Collier, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford, Director of the Development Research Group (1998-2003) The World Bank – United Kingdom Professor Ajay Shah, Professor of Public Finance and Policy, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy – India 13
  15. 15. The 2nd Annual Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2011 Does the turmoil of the last six months represent the beginning of real, lasting change for the Middle East? Professor Tariq Ramadan, HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, University of Oxford – United Kingdom 14
  16. 16. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010Boston 2010 Keynote Speakers What are the key emerging geopolitical challenges to global energy and commodity security? Dick Cheney, Vice President, United State Federal Government (2001-2008) President and Chief Executive Officer, Halliburton (1995-2000) and Secretary of Defense, United State Federal Government (1989-1993) – USA Ambassador Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States Leader of the Labor Party (1996-2001) Deputy Prime Minister (1995-1996) Finance Minister (1993-1996) Defence Minister (1985-1990) Government of Australia – Australia 15
  17. 17. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010 Finance sector reform twelve months on. What has been achieved to date and what remains undone? Paul Volcker, Chairman of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board Chairman, Federal Reserve (1979-1987) – USA 16
  18. 18. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010 Creating a workable plan to solve the US budget deficit. Peter Orszag, Member, President Obama’s Cabinet (2009-2010) Director, Office of Management and Budget (2009-2010) Director, Congressional Budget Office (2007-2008) Senior Economist, President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors (1995-1997) – USA How real are the risks of the United States suffering a ‘lost decade’ of growth? Professor Martin Feldstein, Board Member, President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board George F. Baker Professor, Harvard University Chairman, President Reagans Council of Economic Advisors (1982-1984) – USA 17
  19. 19. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010 Fault lines: how hidden fractures still threaten the world economy. Professor Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business 2003 Fisher Black Prize Winner Chief Economist, The International Monetary Fund (2003-2007) – USAA call to arms: why the United States needs to conduct a radical restructuring of its finance sector. Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, William Fairfield Professor of Finance, Boston University Senior Economist, President Reagans Council of Economic Advisors (1981-1982) – USA 18
  20. 20. The 9th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2010 Might biology, not physics provide the key to understanding complex financial systems? Lord May of Oxford, Baron of Oxford, 1996 Royal Swedish Academy’s Crafoord Prize Winner Fellow, Merton College – University of Oxford Chief Scientific Advisor, Government of the United Kingdom (1995-2000) – United Kingdom Professor George Sugihara, McQuown Chair in Natural Sciences, UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography – USA Professor Kenneth Froot, Director of Research, Harvard Business School Andre R. Jakurski Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School – USA 19
  21. 21. The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009London 2009 Keynote Speakers What lessons can debt-challenged Western European governments learn from Canada’s successful resolution of its budget deficit and debt crisis? The Right Honourable Sir John Major KG CH, Prime Minister (1990-1997) Chancellor of the Exchequer (1989-1990) Foreign Secretary (1988) Government of the United Kingdom – United Kingdom The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Prime Minister (2003-2006) Minister of Finance (1993-2002) Government of Canada – Canada 20
  22. 22. The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009 Europe in 2030: will it still matter? Lord Patten of Barnes (Chris Patten), Chancellor, University of Oxford Chair, The International Crisis Group Commissioner for External Affairs, European Union (1999-2004) Governor, Hong Kong (1992-1997) Chairman, The Conservative Party (1990-1992) Cabinet Minister, Government of the United Kingdom (1986-1990) – United Kingdom Jacques Attali, Chairman, President Sarkozy’s Economic Reform Commission, (2007-2008) Founder and Inaugural President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1991-1993) Chief Economic Advisor, President Mitterrand (1981-1991) - France 21
  23. 23. The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009 How can we begin to restore stability and confidence to European sovereign debt markets? Professor Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate for Economics, University Professor, Columbia University Chief Economist, The World Bank (1997-2000) Chairman, President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers (1995-1997) - USA 22
  24. 24. The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009 The future of the EU, US and China relationship: trade partners, trade wars, or worse....? Professor Niall Ferguson, Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School – USA* * Due to flight disruptions caused by volcanic ash, Niall Ferguson addressed Global ARC London via satellite. The developing world: the role of the institutional investor Professor Paul Collier, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies Director of the Development Research Group, The World Bank (1998-2003) – United Kingdom 23
  25. 25. The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009 What is the European and global economic outlook for the next five years? Professor Linda Yueh, Professor of Economics, London Business School Director of the China Growth Centre and Fellow in Economics, Oxford University – United Kingdom Are emerging markets risk diversification and return outperformance benefits overhyped? Professor Elroy Dimson, Director of Initiative on Foundation and Endowment Asset Management BGI Professor of Investment Management, London Business School – United Kingdom 24
  26. 26. The Inaugural Global Absolute Return Congress London, May 2009 Non-conventional approaches to risk management Lawrence M. Candell, Assistant Head of the Aerospace Division, MIT Lincoln Laboratory – USA Professor Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics, Harvard University Co-Founder MIT Poverty Action Lab, Co-Founder, Ideas42 Think Tank – USA 25
  27. 27. The 8th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2009Boston 2009 Keynote Speakers Emerging geopolitical threats and their implications for institutional investors. Dr Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State, former U.S. National Security Advisor and Chairman, Kissinger and Associates - USA President Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan and former Chief of the Pakistan Army Staff – Pakistan 26
  28. 28. The 8th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2009 Economic hypothetical: US President Andrew Lo Professor Andrew Lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - USA President Andrew Lo’s Council of Economic Advisors: Professor Michael A. Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate for Economics Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management, Stanford University – USA Professor Myron Scholes, 1997 Nobel Laureate Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance Emeritus, Stanford University – USA Professor Kenneth Rogoff, former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University – USA Professor Stephen Krasner, former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department, former Director, National Security Council and Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations, Stanford University – USA 27
  29. 29. The 8th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2009 Financial reform: where do we stand? Paul Volcker, Chairman of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former Chairman, Federal Reserve – USACan we transition from a unipolar to a multipolar economic system without economic catastrophe? Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate for Economics, former Chair of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors, former Chief Economist, The World Bank and University Professor, Columbia University – USA 28
  30. 30. The 8th Annual Global Absolute Return Congress Boston, October 2009 The ‘Great Recession’ in historical perspective. Dr. Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School – USA How can investors protect themselves from liquidity risk? Dr. Myron Scholes, 1997 Nobel Laureate for Economics, Chairman, Platinum Grove Asset Management, and Emeritus Professor of Finance, Stanford University – USA 29
  31. 31. Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011Global ARC’s Investor Speakers Sorted alphabetically by organisation Dr Satish Peruvembra, Sean Henaghan Chief Risk Officer, Head of Multi-Manager Allstate Insurance – USA Solutions, Allstate Insurance is the United AMP Capital (AMP States largest publicly held Insurance) - Australia personal lines insurer, providing insurance to fourteen million AMP Capital has approximately households with USD 118 billion AUD 95 billion in funds under of assets. management and is a wholly owned subsidiary of AMP Insurance. Gerlof de Vrij, Daniel O’Grady, Managing Director, Executive Director, APG – The Netherlands AT&T Pension Fund – USA APG is a Dutch based pension fund which AT&T is the world’s largest telecoms manages Euro 250 billion in pension assets. company based on revenue. It has more than one hundred million customers and employs more than three hundred thousand people. The AT&T Pension Fund manages over USD 70 billion upon behalf of AT&T employees. Dr Leif Hasager, Dr Joseph Masri, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Risk Officer, BankPension – Denmark Canada Pension Plan BankPension is one of Denmark’s Investment Board – Canada largest pension funds. BankPension Canada Pension Plan Investment manages the retirement savings of Board is the CAD 120 billion Danish workers in the banking industry. Canadian national pension plan. Kurt Silberstein, Mario Therrien, Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Vice President, CalPERS – USA CDP – Canada CalPERS is the largest public The Caisse de dépôt et placement pension fund in the United States, du Québec is owned by the managing USD 200 billion in Provincial Government of Quebec. assets on behalf of employees With CAD 140 billion of assets of the State of California. it is the largest pension fund in Canada. It has been investing in hedge funds since 2002. 30
  32. 32. Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Marco Ruiz, Raivo Vanags, Head of Foreign Reserves, Member of the Board and Central Bank of Colombia Head of Market Operations, (Banco la Republica de Central Bank of Latvia Colombia) – Columbia (Latvijas Banka) – Latvia Banco de la Republica is the Latvijas Banka is the central bank of independent central bank of the Republic of Latvia. Colombia and is in charge of the monetary and exchange rate policies in Colombia. Fan Hua, Hideo Kondo, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, China Investment DIC Pension Fund – Japan Corporation – China DIC is one of Japan’s most diversified CIC is a sovereign wealth fund responsible chemical companies, with over 220 for managing USD 300 billion of China’s subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide foreign exchange reserves. and over 225,000 employees. Kris Kowal, Michael Strachan, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Investment Officer, DuPont Capital Equipsuper – Australia Management – USA Equipsuper manages assets of approximately AUD 5 billion on DuPont Capital Management (DCM) behalf of over forty five thousand currently manages more than USD 25 members around Australia. billion in assets across a wide spectrum of capitalization, geography, and asset classes on behalf of DuPont’s sixty thousand employees. Shirin Ismail, Erik Ranberg, Head of Alternative Chief Investment Officer, Investment Strategies, Gjensidige Mutual Insurance Fullerton Fund Company – Norway Management Gjensidige is one of the largest insurance – Singapore companies in Scandinavia, with over one million customers and over 170 branches. Fullerton Fund Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek, the SGD 180 billion investment arm of the Govt. of Singapore. 31
  33. 33. Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Dr. Mohamed Maait, Yasunori Nagai, Deputy Minister of Finance, Executive Advisor, Government of Egypt – Egypt Government Pension Dr. Mohamed Maait is Deputy Minister of Investment Fund the Egyptian Ministry of Finance, where - Japan he is responsible for Egypt’s pensions and GPIF is the reserve funds of social insurance system. Japan’s national and corporate pension plans. GPIF is the world’s largest publicly invested pension pool with 120 trillion yen – USD 1.3 trillion in assets. Ian Prideaux, Chris Paolina, Chief Investment Officer, Head of Hedge Funds Grosvenor Estate Investments, – United Kingdom Hartford Investment The Grosvenor Estate manages a portfolio Management Company of property assets worth £10 billion on - USA behalf of the family interests of the Duke of Westminster. Hartford Investment Management Company (HIMCO) is the investment management subsidiary of the Hartford Financial Services Group. HIMCO is entrusted with over USD150 billion in assets. Kate Murtagh, Kathryn Crecelius, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Harvard Management Johns Hopkins University Company - USA Endowment - USA Harvard Management Company Founded in 1876, the Johns manages the USD 26 billion Hopkins University is a private endowment of Harvard research university based in University. Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins University’s possesses a USD 2.5 billion endowment. Edwin Meysmans, Kenneth Kook, Managing Director, Director of Alternative KBC Pension Fund – Belgium Investments, KBC Pension manages the retirement Korea Investment savings of employees of KBC Group, the Corporation - South Korea second largest banking and insurance group in Belgium. The USD 20 billion Korea Investment Corporation was established by the government of South Korea in July 2005 under the Korea Investment Corporation Act. 32
  34. 34. Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Maria Tarhanidis, Dr Ronan O’Connor, Director of Hedge Fund Chief Risk Officer, Strategies, National Treasury MetLife Insurance - USA Management Agency Founded in 1868, MetLife is the largest - Ireland life insurer in the United States, The National Treasury Management with more than USD 3 trillion of Agency is the agency that manages life insurance in force and over the assets and liabilities of the fifty thousand employees. Government of Ireland. It was established by the Irish government to borrow for the exchequer and manage the national debt. Jun Tada, Hisae Sato, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Investment Officer, NEC Corporation Nissan Motor Corporation Pension Plan – Japan Pension Plan – Japan NEC, formerly known as Nissan Motor Company’s current pension Nippon Electric Corp, is a fund assets under management come to Japanese multinational IT over USD 6 billion. company headquartered in Tokyo. Aldo Lepori Cappelletti, Daisuke Hamaguchi Chief Investment Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Peruvian State Pension Fund PFA Pension – Japan (Officina de Normalizacion PFA is Japan’s largest private sector pension fund with Previsional) – Peru 13 trillion Yen – USD 140 billion Officina de Normalizacion Previsional – in assets. is the multi billion dollar Peruvian state pension fund. Jan Soerensen, Laurent Demey, Head of Hedge Funds Chief Investment Officer and PGGM Pension Deputy Chief Executive Officer, – The Netherlands PROPARCO – France PGGM is the investment manager Founded in 1977 , PROPARCO is a of the health service pension subsidiary of the French government’s fund PfZW. With Euro 85 billion in Development Agency. PROPARCO’s role assets it is one of europe’s largest is to promote private investment in pension funds. emerging and developing economies. 33
  35. 35. Global Absolute Return Congress Investor Speakers, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Con Michalakis, Christian Nistler, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Statewide Superannuation Syngenta International AG – Australia Pension - Switzerland Statewide Superannuation is one of South Syngenta is a leading Swiss based Australia’s largest superannuation groups. Agribusiness company with more than twenty five thousand employees around the world. Syngenta’s pension assets globally are around USD 5 billion. Britt Harris, Paul Ballard, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Executive Officer Teacher Retirement and Chief Investment System of Texas – USA Officer, TRST is the USD 80 billion pension Texas Treasury fund for teaching employees of the Safekeeping Trust State of Texas. – USA TTST oversees investments totalling over USD 50 billion in funds belonging to the State of Texas. Michael Powell, Justin Pascoe, Director of Alternatives, Chief Investment Officer, Universities Victorian Funds Superannuation Scheme Management Corporation – United Kingdom – Australia USS is the principal pension fund VFMC was established by the government for employees of the UK’s of the State of Victoria in 1994 entrusted universities and with £25 billion with managing AUD 35 billion of the in assets is the U.K.’s second State’s financial assets. largest pension fund. Truls Cook Tollesfen, Judy Saunders, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Vital Forsikring Insurance West Midlands Pension – Norway – United Kingdom VSI is Norway’s largest life The GBP 8 billion West Midlands insurance and pension Pension Fund is a public sector company, with total assets defined-benefit pension scheme of NOK 200 billion. covering the West Midlands conurbation. 34
  36. 36. About the Global Absolute Return Congress and its Association Partners About Global ARC Founded in 2002, Global ARC’s purpose is to educate major global pension funds and endowments about latest developments in the alternatives industry. By ensuring that pension funds and endowments, not alternatives providers, always make up the largest single group of speakers at our events and strictly policing presentations, Global ARC ensures that investors are presented with an unvarnished perspective on alternative investing. To guarantee that the quality of our events remain consistently high, Global ARC limits itself to a maximum of three congresses a year: locations to date for the Global ARC congresses’ have included Boston, San Francisco and London. Please visit our website at www.global-arc.net or contact David Stewart at david@global-arc.net or Chris Holt at christopher@global-arc.net Global ARC’s Association Partners The Global Association of Alternative Investors is an international association composed exclusively of plan sponsors, who share an interest in investments in alternative investment strategies. The Global Association of Alternative Investors seeks to serve as an intellectual think tank where sharing experiences and ideas can improve the philosophy and investment processes of its members. If you have any questions regarding the Global Association of Alternative Investors please contact Tim Nguyen via the association’s website at www.altinvestor.org As the global hedge fund association, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has over 1,200 corporate members worldwide, based in over 40 countries. Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. They all benefit from AIMA’s active influence in policy development, its leadership in industry initiatives, including education and sound practice manuals and its excellent reputation with regulators worldwide. AIMA is committed to developing education standards and is a co-founder of the CAIA designation. Please visit www.aima.org The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® is an independent, not-for-profit global organization committed to education and professionalism in the ® field of alternative investments. Founded in 2002, the Association is the sponsoring body for the CAIA designation. Recognized globally, the designation certifies one’s mastery of the concepts, tools and practices essential for understanding alternative investments and promotes adherence to high standards of professional conduct. Please refer to CAIA’s website at www.caia.org 35

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