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P.O. Box 1762
Seattle, WA 98111
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Past Events


Thursday, March 6, 2014
Registration: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Program: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm

The New Investment Regime: Opportunities Arising From the Shake-Up of Wall Street and Regulatory Reform
Panel Discussion

Location:
Puget Sound Conference Room

1918 8th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

· Non-member fee: $75

This panel discussion will focus on recent regulatory reforms. In particular, the panel will review different strategies that investment funds, allocators and other interested parties are taking in response to the new regulatory landscape.

This event is sponsored by K&L Gates.

The speakers will include:

The panel will be moderated by Elli Kavros, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley.


This was a Members-only event.  Click to learn more about membership benefits.

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Program: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SAIA Annual Meeting and Networking Event
Annual SAIA Member Meeting

Location:
Palomino Restaurant

1420 5th Avenue

Seattle

· This was a Members-only event

If you are a SAIA member, please attend our annual social event held at Palomino Restaurant, in downtown Seattle.  The members will elect the new SAIA Board for 2014 and also get a chance to discuss events and ideas for 2014. We will have food and drink, and the atmosphere is casual. 

Details about the Board vote will be emailed shortly, including proxy voting materials for those who cannot attend.

Thanks.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Registration: 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Program: 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm

2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Alternatives Address
 

Location:
Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle, 721 Pine Street

· Non-member fee: $60

The CFA Society of Seattle, CAIA Association, and Seattle Alternative Investment Association are delighted to present:
Mr. Rick Rieder
Managing Director and CIO
Fundamental Fixed Income Portfolios, BlackRock
to deliver a keynote presentation titled:
“Historic Structural Changes Facing Fixed Income Investing”

This educational event is designed for the benefit of the Puget Sound financial community.

Please join us for a social and educational evening. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for check in. Network while enjoying hosted drinks and hors d’oeuvres until 6:15 p.m. The presentation will follow until around 7:45 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Hotel Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine St., Seattle
Cost: $30 for members of CAIA Association and CFA Society Seattle.
No charge for current SAIA members
$60 for general public

Please click here to register
You must register to attend. No Walk Ins will be allowed. Space is Limited.
Registration for this event will close November 13, 2013.


This event is jointly organized by:
Seattle Alternative Investment Association CFA Society Seattle CAIA Association


This event is generously sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsor
PWC


Silver Sponsors
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Wells Fargo Prime Services BenchmarkPlus K&L Gates UMB Fund Services BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking


Academic Co-Sponsors
UW Computational Finance & Risk Management PLU Master of Science in Finance


Thursday, September 12, 2013
Registration: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Program: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

The Insider View: Investing in Japan and the Assessment of Abenomics
Panel discussion.
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:
Puget Sound Conference Room

· Non-member fee: $75

This panel discussion will focus on the recent economic and political changes in Japan created by Abenomics. The panelists will offer their opinions on whether Abenomics has succeeded or failed thus far, and provide forecasts for the future. The panel will also discuss the current investment environment in Japan including current market valuations and prospective return environment; the effectiveness of activism and potential to unlock value; the risks involved given Japan’s extremely high levels of debt and declining population; and the current investment environment in Japan and who is investin

The moderator will be Edward Rogers, CEO and CIO of Rogers Investment Advisors. 

The panelists will comprise:


Thursday, May 16, 2013
Registration: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Program: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm

The U.S. Energy Renaissance: Implications and Opportunities
Panel Discussion

Location:
Puget Sound Conference Room

1918 8th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

· Non-member fee: $75

This panel discussion (with Q&A to follow) will focus on the increasingly topical theme of U.S. energy independence and its broad-ranging implications for investment portfolios and asset management. The panel will be moderated by a leading institutional allocator with experience investing in energy across asset classes. The panelists hail from leading asset managers and corporate investment banks focused on energy across equities and credit.

Moderator.

   Sam Smith, Investment Officer at University of Washington Investment Management.

Panelists.

   Bob Sinnott, President and CEO of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.

   Walter Lovato, Portfolio Manager at Passport Capital.

   David Pursell, Managing Director and Head of Securities at Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. 

This event is sponsored by ConvergEx Group Prime Services.

For speaker bios, please see attached invitation.


Thursday, February 21, 2013
Registration: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Program: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm

The Art of the Close: How to Market Your Fund to Raise Assets
Panel Discussion

Location:
Puget Sound Conference Room
1918 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

· Non-member fee: $75

Event Format:

Rachel Minard, the founder and CEO of Minard Capital, LLC, will lead this event on February 21st. Ms. Minard will direct the audience through a mock case-study that focuses on the marketing of a new hedge fund. She will pitch her proposed fund to two experts and offer commentary and tips along the way. Assisting her will be Jeff Lisle, an expert in hedge fund due diligence, and Janine Baldridge, Managing Director, Alternatives Investment Practice at Russell Investments. This unique format will provide a hands-on view of what works, and what doesn't work, in the area of hedge fund marketing. Although this exercise will focus on hedge fund marketing, the skills and tips will be valuable to any alternative fund that seeks investment from institutional sources.

Speaker Bios: 

Rachel Minard is the founder and CEO of Minard Capital, LLC, based in San Francisco. Minard Capital is an outsourced marketing consulting firm that provides strategy and investor introduction services to alternative investment funds. Prior to establishing this firm, Ms. Minard worked in the institutional investment world for 20 years, including 14 years building fund of hedge fund firms, notably Cadogan Management and Corbin Capital Partners.

Jeff Lisle has 16 years of due diligence, accounting, and operations experience in hedge funds, pensions, insurance and mutual funds. Jeff launched and led the North America operational due diligence program for Albourne Partners where he was responsible for thousands of due diligence projects. After Alboune, Jeff was Chief Operating Officer at a private debt fund where he was responsible for all functions in the back office, compliance, and investor relations.

Jeff recently launched his own firm, Fortifinancial, to assist investors and funds in the alternative space. Fortifinancial advises investors with their due diligence programs. Fortifinancial also consults with fund managers about best practices, due diligence, and provides corporate governance to a select group of funds.

 

Janine Baldridge is Managing Director of the Alternatives Investment Practice at Russell Investments. Janine leads Russell's alternative investment strategy research and investment policy development for North American institutional clients. From 2009 to 2011, Janine was the global head of consulting and advisory services and led the coordination of and strategic planning for Russell's global consulting and advisory practice. From 2003 to 2009, Janine led Russell's external hedge fund of fund research practice for advisory clients globally.

Janine was named managing director of Russell's U.S. institutional business in 2010, and has advised large institutional funds on all aspects of their investment programs, including investment policy, asset allocation, asset class strategy, manager selection, implementation strategies and performance analysis since 1988. Janine joined Russell in 1979 in the firm's analytical services busienss, where she ultimately managed performance and analytical reporting for North American clients.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Program: 5:00 p.m.

Clifford S. Asness: Hedge Fund Beta and the Future of Hedge Funds

Location:
Westin Hotel, Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

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· This was a Members-only event


The CAIA Association, Seattle Alternative Investment Association, CFA Society of Seattle, and Seattle Security Traders Association are delighted to present:

Clifford S. Asness, PhD, Co-Founding Principal
of AQR Capital Management to deliver a keynote presentation titled:

“Hedge Fund Beta and the Future of Hedge Funds”

This educational event is designed for the benefit of the Seattle area’s entire financial community.

Please join us for an evening of networking including hosted drinks and heavy hors-d’oeuvres, followed by the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Westin Hotel, Seattle
Cost: $25 for Members of CAIA Association, CFA Society of Seattle and SSTA.
No Charge for current SAIA members
$50 for General Public

Please click here to register

You must register to attend. No Walk Ins will be allowed.
Space is Limited.
Registration for this event will close November 1, 2012.


This event is jointly organized by:

Seattle Alternative Investment Association

CAIA Association

Seattle Security Traders Association

CFA Society Seattle


This event is generously sponsored by:


Platinum Sponsor

PWC


Gold Sponsor

BNP Paribas

 

Silver Sponsors

Goldman Sachs


BenchmarkPlus


Cole Real Estate Investments


Cutwater Asset Management

Merlin - A Wells Fargo Company


SilverCreek

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

ALPS - A DST Company

 

Academic Co-Sponsor

CF&RM - UW Computational Finance & Risk Management
UW Computational Finance & Risk Management

 


Thursday, September 13, 2012
Registration: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Program: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm

The New Landscape for Investing in Technology
Panel Discussion
Invitation Invitation PDF
Event handout Event Handout PDF

Location:
Puget Sound Conference Room
1918 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

· Non-member fee: $75

In this panel discussion, we will examine trends and opportunities for investing in technology companies. The panel will focus on investment targets at all stages of the lifecycle, including start-ups, IPO-track, IPOs and established and publicly traded entities.

The moderator will be be Chad Cohen, CFO of Zillow, Inc.  The panelists will be: 

This event is co-sponsored by Jefferies and US Bancorp Fund Services.

In addition to the panel discussion, this is the annual meeting of the SAIA and we will be nominating and electing a new Board of Directors for 2013.


Thursday, May 17, 2012
Registration: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Program: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Compliance from a Business Perspective: Gaining a Competitive Edge
Panel Discussion
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:
Puget Sound Conference Room
1918 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

· Non-member fee: $75

 This panel discussion will focus on trends in investment fund compliance, including a review of best practices, registration matters and comments and predictions on the Dodd-Frank law.


Thursday, February 9, 2012
Registration: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Program: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Trends in Hedge Fund Allocations
Panel Discussion
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:
Puget Sound Conference Room
1918 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

· Non-member fee: $75

Please save the date for the upcoming Seattle Alternative Investment Association Panel Discussion, on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

The event is titled "Trends in Hedge Fund Allocations." And will include the following participants:
 
Moderator
Patrick McCurdy, Partner and Head of Capital Development, Merlin Securities
Patrick has over ten years of experience in the hedge fund industry. At Merlin, Patrick consults hedge fund managers on their capital raising mandates and manages the firm’s investor relationships; fund of funds, family offices, endowments, pensions and foundations. Patrick began his career at Morgan Stanley where he worked in their Prime Brokerage Department. As a member of Morgan Stanley’s Capital Introductions team, Patrick managed relationships for more than 150 managers and investors and developed a proprietary network of global institutions. He was responsible for assisting hedge fund managers develop their marketing strategies and raise capital from institutional investors. Patrick holds a B.A. in economics from Williams College.
 
Panelists
Michael Bernstein, Director and Head of US Pensions & Consultants, Lyxor Asset Mgmt
Michael Bernstein joined Lyxor US in 2009 and is responsible for developing Lyxor's relationships with U.S.-based consultants and institutional investors, including pensions, endowments and foundations. Previously, he was the head of North American marketing for FRM Americas LLC where he served as lead relationship manager and marketed hedge fund strategies to the firm's North American clients, which included several of the top pensions and endowments in the U.S. and Canada. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bernstein was a management consultant for financial industry clients including Barclays Global Investors, JP Morgan, and MasterCard. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, holds CFA and CAIA charters, and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
 
Jonathan Choslovsky, Partner and Senior Strategy Analyst, Albourne America LLC
Mr. Choslovsky is a partner at Albourne Partners. He has been the senior strategy analyst responsible for global coverage of event driven hedge fund strategies since joining the firm in 2004. From 2000 through 2004, Mr. Choslovsky was a portfolio manager at two different hedge funds: Blackfin Capital in New York followed by Tresckow Partners in San Francisco. Mr. Choslovsky began his career as an attorney in the enforcement division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He received his law degree, with honors, from American University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California.
 
Steve Henderlite Senior Research Analyst, Benchmark Plus
Steve has more than 14 years of experience researching and analyzing hedge funds and hedge fund strategies. Prior to joining Benchmark, Steve was a founding principal and portfolio manager at Trail Ridge Capital, LLC. Prior to founding Trail Ridge, Steve served as the Director of Manager Research and Portfolio Manager for Long/Short Partners (now Silver Creek). Prior to that, Steve was the Senior Manager Research Associate for Tremont Partners; Steve also spent four years as Manager of Economic and Performance Analysis with Weyerhaeuser's Pension Fund Investment Group.  He also has experience teaching Economics at the University of Washington. He has a B.A. in Chemistry from Earlham College, an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.


Thursday, November 17, 2011
Registration: 5:30PM-6:00PM
Program: 6:00PM-7:30PM

Investing In Real Assets- The Case for Energy and Materials
Panel Discussion
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:
Puget Sound Room
1918 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

· Non-member fee: $75

You are invited to join us on Thursday November 17th to partcipate in a panel discussion on the Opportunities and Risks in the Real Asset space and specifically in Energy and Materials.   Our Panel includes the following investment professionals:

Jim Cunningham, Portfolio Manager at Passport Capital 
 
John H. Hill, Principal at Cambrian Capital, L.P.

Andy Turner, Chairman at Northern  Lights Capital Group 

In addition to the panel discussion, this is the annual meeting of the SAIA and we will be nominating and electing a new Board of Directors for 2012.

 


Thursday, September 8, 2011
Registration: 5:30PM-6:00PM
Program: 6:00PM-7:30PM

Managing Tail Risk in Uncertain Times
Panel

Location:
Puget Sound Room
1918 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

· Non-member fee: $75

Please join us Thursday September 8 for a timely and informative panel discussion on managing tail risk in uncertain times.  The event will include the following participants:

Moderator:

Peter Wilamoski, PhD, Wurts & Associates

Panelists:

• Lauren Rose, Portfolio Manager, Xaraf Management LLC

• Eric Spencer, CFO, Universa Investments L.P.

• Gaurav Tejwani, Portfolio Manager, Pine River Capital Management

Event Sponsor:

Butterfield Fulcrum


Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Registration: 5:30PM- 6:00PM
Program: 6:00PM-7:30PM

Residential Real Estate- The Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
Panel Discussion

Location:
Puget Sound Room
1918 8th Ave,
Seattle, WA 98155

· Non-member fee: $75

Please join us Wednesday May 18th for a timely and informative panel discussion on Residential Real Estate and the challenges and opportunities that exist both now and in the years to come.  The event will include the following participants:

Moderator
 
Tim Ellis- Founder of SeattleBubble.com
Tim combines an engineering background with a strong consumer-minded interest in real estate and a voracious appetite for data and statistics to provide a unique perspective on the real estate market. He has run SeattleBubble.com since 2005, which has become the region's most popular dedicated real estate news website.  He has been a product manager at Redfin since mid-2010, working with their data to generate interesting national reports and develop new features.
 
Panelists
 
Stan Humphries-Chief Economist at Zillow, Inc.
Stan Humphries is in charge of data and analytics. He helped create the Zestimate and its algorithm and is also in charge of calculating all statistics on the housing market, including the Zillow Home Value Index. Prior to joining Zillow, Stan spent five years at Expedia.com where he ran a team responsible for finding innovative ways to use data, building systems for personalization, pricing, forecasting, and fraud detection. Before Expedia, Stan served as a researcher and faculty member at the University of Virginia, and was previously with NASA where he negotiated international science agreements. Stan has also served in the United States Peace Corps, where he taught physics and chemistry classes in West Africa. Stan has a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College, a Master’s of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia. Stan is a frequent commentator on housing trends in the media and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others.

Timothy L. Terrill- Chief Operating Officer of Walton Development and Management.
Timothy joined the Walton Group of Companies in 2006, and is responsible for the effective planning and entitlement of tens of thousands of acres of strategic land assets, for evaluation and planning regarding strategic markets, and providing guidance and assistance to Walton's land acquisition department. Prior to joining Walton, Mr. Terrill spent 28 years in the land development industry as a manager of real estate development operations for four different real estate development companies. To date, Mr. Terrill has overseen the development of 20,000 acres of raw land and over 6 million square feet of building facilities. Mr. Terrill is a member of the Urban Land Institute and is a licensed professional engineer in Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Mr. Terrill holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management from the University of Tulsa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Karen Weaver- Head of Market Strategy and Research at Seer Capital.
Karen was one of the first analysts to forecast the sub-prime crisis and its impact on home prices, the economy and the financial system. Ms. Weaver was, until February 2010, Managing Director and the Global Head of Securitization Research at Deutsche Bank in New York. While at Deutsche Bank she also was the Regional Head for the firm's equity, fixed income and economics research. Karen joined Deutsche Bank from Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in 2000, where she ran ABS, MBS, CMBS and CDO research. Prior to joining CSFB, Karen was a portfolio manager specializing in securitization, and was an equity investor in the first non-government mortgage securitization. Karen is a graduate of Temple University, where she studied Statistics and Economics as an undergraduate, and Finance in the M.B.A. program. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Karen is a contributing author to numerous books on mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, and has appeared frequently on Bloomberg News, CNBC, the ABC Evening News, NBC Dateline, NPR, PBS, and Yahoo Finance. Karen and her teams have earned many industry accolades, including first place rankings in Institutional Investor, Global Investor, Euromoney and Credit Magazine.


Thursday, February 10, 2011
Registration: 5:30PM- 6:00PM
Program: 6:00PM- 7:30PM

Asset Allocation- Opportunities and Trends in 2011
Panel Discussion- Event space is limited to 100 Guests

Location:
Puget Sound Room
1918 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
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· Non-member fee: $75

EVENT REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AS WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY-  Please email/contact Morgan Lewis  if you would like to be added to the waiting list.


Please Join us for a panel discussion on Asset Allocation- Opportunities and Trends in 2011.  The event will include the following panelists:

Daniel J. Kingston
Managing Director
Vulcan Capital

Mr. Kingston oversees strategic and tactical asset allocation development for Vulcan's investment portfolio and is also responsible for Vulcan's investments with external managers. He has direct experience in public equity, private equity, venture capital, real assets, alternative investments, and fixed-income areas. Additionally, Mr. Kingston currently serves on several non-profit boards.  Mr. Kingston holds a bachelor's degree in science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is a current charterholder of the CFA designation.

Erik W. Ogard
Director, Client Investment Strategies
Russell Investments

Mr. Ogard is director of client investment strategies for Russell Investments. Mr. Ogard implements institutional model strategies into client portfolios. Additionally, he helps set strategic asset allocation targets and drives product innovation on the institutional side of the business.  Mr. Ogard holds B.A. in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University and a M.B.A. from Willamette University. In addition, he is a current charter holder of the CFA designation.

Sam Smith
Senior Investment Research Analyst, Treasury Office
University of Washington

The Event will be moderated by:

Ravi Deo
CIO and CTO
Altura Capital

Ravi Deo is responsible for the investment philosophy and technology infrastructure of the firm, including the management of the Emerging Manager Information Platform. Over his 20+ year career in investment management, Ravi has been a nationally-recognized CIO and money manager, chief technologist, head of operations, R&D systems, and client services for top investment management firms. Mr. Deo holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India.

Event Sponsor- BNP Paribas


Thursday, November 11, 2010
Registration: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Program: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Life in A Policy-Rich Environment Central Banks, Currencies, Elections and Geopolitics: Strap In...
Keynote Speaker
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:

Puget Sound Room
1918 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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· Non-member fee: $75

Richard Medley will present, Life in A Policy-Rich Environment – Central Banks, Currencies, Elections and Geopolitics:  Strap In...

Richard Medley, founder of RHM Global, was a partner at Soros Fund Management; he initiated the global intelligence network at Soros during his tenure there from 1986–1994.  In 1995, he founded Medley Global Advisors, which became the dominant political and geopolitical intelligence firm in the hedge fund and proprietary trading community. That firm was sold in 2005 to a group of private investors.  RHM Global is Richard’s newest endeavor seeking to provide clients with strategic intelligence on geopolitical affairs, global politics and global policy ahead of the public news cycle. Since 1985, RHM has been steadily ahead of the public news cycle in four key areas: Geopolitical, Politics, Central Banks and Currencies. 

About our sponsor, Rothstein Kass 
In 1959, Rothstein Kass opened its doors as a small boutique accounting firm and today, they have grown to become a top-ranked, premier professional services firm serving privately held and publicly traded companies as well as high-net-worth individuals and families. Their highly regarded skills and experience go well beyond accounting, auditing and tax services. They provide a full array of integrated services including but not limited to strategic business consulting, regulatory compliance and SEC advisory services, insurance and risk management consulting and their highly specialized family office services. From their one room office, five decades ago, they have grown into a national network of strategically located offices around the country serving the needs of our diverse client base. Their offices in the US include New York City, Beverly Hills, Dallas, Denver, Orange County, Roseland (NJ), San Francisco and Walnut Creek (CA). They also have an offshore office in the Cayman Islands. Through their international alliances, they can access and marshal vast resources on behalf of their clients from deciphering international tax laws to valuing global businesses.

 

 


Thursday, September 16, 2010
Registration: 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Program: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

NAVIGATING CHALLENGING TIMES Opportunities and Strategies
Panel Presentation
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:
 Puget Sound Conference Room
1918 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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· Non-member fee: $75

Panelists:
Jason Ruggerio, EJF Capital LLC
Dino Christofilis, Archon Capital Management
Steve Pigott, Evolution Capital Management

About our sponsor, ALPS Price Meadows.
ALPS Price Meadows offers an award-winning, full-service offering to investment managers seeking truly customized services for alternative products. Our services are designed to meet investment managers needs and our consultative approach provides an integrated, client-oriented alliance. We are well positioned to serve our clients out of our Seattle, Denver, and Boston offices.

ALPS Price Meadows offers a comprehensive package of alternative investment services and our experts will assist our clients in every aspect of hedge fund administration including fund structure, fund accounting, shareholder servicing and tax services.


Thursday, July 15, 2010
Registration: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Program: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The China Century
Keynote Speaker
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:
The Great Room
1918 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

 
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· Non-member fee: $75

Kevin T. Carter will present "The China Century"

Kevin T. Carter is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Strategist of AlphaShares. Prior to founding AlphaShares, Mr. Carter was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Active Index Advisors (“AIA”), an investment management firm specializing in index and ETF based investment strategies. AIA was acquired by IXIS Asset Management in December 2004. Prior to founding AIA, Mr. Carter was the Founder and Chairman of Electronic Investing Corporation (“EIC”). Mr. Carter led EIC from inception through its July 2000 acquisition by E*TRADE Group. Prior to founding EIC, Mr. Carter worked as an institutional equity salesman and securities analyst for firms including Feshbach Brothers, Prudential Securities, and Robertson Stephens & Co. Mr. Carter received a BA in Economics from the University of Arizona.


Thursday, May 20, 2010
Registration: 5:15pm-6:00pm
Program: 6:00-7:30pm

Due Diligence - Getting it Right
Panel
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:
1918 8th Avenue, Puget Sound Conference Room

Seattle, WA 98101

Discounted parking is available in the building's garage.  Please ask for a validation sticker upon check-in to the event.

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· Non-member fee: $75

Moderator:
Mason Snyder, Co-Founder, Catalina Partners
Panelists: 
Tom Siering, Partner, Pine River Capital Management 
Chris Walsh, Chief Operating Officer, Xaraf Management LLC
Justin Young, Freestone Capital Management
Reception to follow
About our sponsor, Vision Capital Advisors, LLC:
Vision Capital Advisors, LLC (“Vision”) is an SEC registered investment advisor with offices in NYC and suburban Philadelphia. Vision currently manages over $700 million in alternative strategies for institutional investors. Over 25% of the assets under management represent investments of the principals of the firm, their families, and Vision’s employees.
Vision was founded in 2005 by Adam Benowitz, a portfolio manager and derivatives trader with more than 21 years of trading experience, including 10 years of experience sourcing, structuring and negotiating direct investments in public companies, and Randolph B. Cohen, PhD., a Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan School of Management, with over 10 years of teaching experience at MIT Sloan and Harvard Business School.
Vision’s strategies focus on segments of the market which we believe are less efficient and often overlooked by other alternative investment managers. 
The firm currently invests in equities of small growth companies out of our New York City location and a fixed income strategy exploiting short term pricing anomalies out of the Radnor office.
 


Thursday, February 18, 2010
Registration: 6:00-6:30pm
Program: 6:30-7:30pm

The Appetite for Alternatives - Capital Raising Across the Alternative Complex
Panel Event
Invitation Invitation PDF
Event handout Event Handout PDF

Location:
City Centre Building

1420 5th Avenue, Suite 475

Seattle, WA 98101

 

Nearby parking:

Republic Parking
1420 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-1349
(206) 223-4070

Ace Parking
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2318
(206) 340-0927

Diamond Parking
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2313
(206) 264-1355

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· Non-member fee: $75

Moderated by Jeff McCarthy, Senior Vice President, Jefferies & Company, Inc.

Panelists:

Sponsor:

Please join us in thanking Eze Castle Integration, Inc. for its support.

Founded in 1995, Eze Castle Integration is the market leader in outsourced IT technology and services for hedge funds and other specialty investment-management firms.

Already, more than 500 hedge fund companies - managing more than $300 billion in assets - rely on Eze Castle Integration to be their "virtual CTO" and single source of IT and telecommunications infrastructure.

Eze Castle Integration develops and manages customized, powerful, premium solutions for all of their technology requirements: Startup and Relocation, Outsourced Technology Support, Telecommunications, Network Infrastructure Design and Management, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery, Archiving, Storage and Internet Services. Eze Castle Integration has points of presence in major financial centers with offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Stamford, and London.


Thursday, November 12, 2009
Registration: 5:15-6:00pm
Program: 6:00-7:30pm

Distressed Investing: Opportunities and Challenges
Panel Event
Invitation Invitation PDF
Event handout Event Handout PDF
Event handout Event Handout PDF

Location:
K&L Gates
925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104

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· Non-member fee: $75

Event Details:

Moderator: Michelle Celarier, Editor, AR: Absolute Return +  Alpha

Speakers:

Sponsors:

Eze Castle Integration, Inc.  Founded in 1995, Eze Castle Integration is the market leader in outsourced IT technology and services for hedge funds and other specialty investment-management firms.

Already, more than 500 hedge fund companies - managing more than $300 billion in assets - rely on Eze Castle Integration to be their "virtual CTO" and single source of IT and telecommunications infrastructure.

Eze Castle Integration develops and manages customized, powerful, premium solutions for all of their technology requirements: Startup and Relocation, Outsourced Technology Support, Telecommunications, Network Infrastructure Design and Management, Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery, Archiving, Storage and Internet Services. Eze Castle Integration has points of presence in major financial centers with offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Stamford, and London.

K&L Gates LLP comprises 1,800 lawyers who practice in 33 offices located on three continents: Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene, Taipei and Washington. K&L Gates represents capital markets participants and leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions and philanthropic organizations. Our practice is robustly a full market practice — at once regional, national and international in scope — and it is cutting edge, complex, and dynamic.

Moss Adams LLP is the 11th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States and the largest firm headquartered in the West. Moss Adams has two affiliated companies, staff of more than 1,800 that includes more than 240 partners, and is focused on providing client service to public, private, and not-for-profit enterprises through specialized industry and service practice teams. We have a specialty practice to financial services businesses including independent brokers and dealers in securities, registered investment advisors (RIAs), hedge fund managers, and private equity fund managers. The Moss Adams hedge fund team offers professional, relationship-driven services for all types of Alternative Investment Funds, including hedge funds, funds-of-funds, private equity funds, master-feeder funds and venture funds.


Thursday, September 10, 2009
Registration: 5:15-6:00pm
Program: 6:00-7:30pm

Reasonable Expectations: Capitalizing On Secular Stock Market Cycles
Keynote Speaker
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:
K&L Gates

925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900

Seattle, WA 98104-1158

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· Non-member fee: $75

Ed Easterling will present  "Reasonable Expectations: Capitalizing On Secular Stock Market Cycles."

Ed Easterling is the founder and President of Crestmont Holdings, an Oregon-based investment management and research firm.  Crestmont manages a fund of hedge funds and publishes provocative research on the financial markets at www.CrestmontResearch.com.  Mr. Easterling has over twenty-five years of alternative investment experience, including private equity, financial markets, and business operations.  He is the author of Unexpected Returns: Understanding Secular Stock Market Cycles, a contributing author to Just One Thing (John Wiley & Sons; 2005), and he co-authored chapters in Bull’s Eye Investing by John Mauldin.  In addition, Mr. Easterling is a Senior Fellow at the Alternative Investment Center at SMU’s Cox School of Business in Dallas and previously served as a member of the adjunct faculty teaching the course on alternative investments and hedge funds for MBA students.  Mr. Easterling holds a BBA in business, a BA in psychology, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

About Our Co-Sponsors:

K&L Gates LLP comprises 1,800 lawyers who practice in 33 offices located on three continents: Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene, Taipei and Washington. K&L Gates represents capital markets participants and leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions and philanthropic organizations. Our practice is robustly a full market practice — at once regional, national and international in scope — and it is cutting edge, complex, and dynamic.
 
Merlin Securities provides hedge fund managers with an integrated Prime Brokerage Services offering that encompasses all of a fund’s service, trading and technology needs. At the forefront of Merlin’s offerings is a Web-based reporting platform featuring Merlin’s Attribution, Risk and Performance reporting. This dynamic, customizable reporting system facilitates transaction-based attribution, risk reporting, exposure over time, custom bucketing of portfolio characteristics and a bespoke reporting tool that allows for ad hoc customized reports.  In addition to our award winning reporting technology, Merlin’s service offering includes operational support, trading solutions (direct market access and our live trading desk), capital development, and access to research and ideas.
 
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.  PwC's Asset Management Practice is an integral part of our Financial Services Practice.  With more than 100 partners in the U.S., we serve every major segment of the Asset Management Industry from institutional, retail, insurance company and bank-advised funds, to domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity and other alternative asset vehicles.  We serve the Pacific Northwest market with 4 fully dedicated partners and a team of over 70 people focused on the Asset Management industry.  Our Asset Management practice is a multifaceted group, providing assurance, accounting, business advisory and tax services.


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Thursday, July 16, 2009
Registration: 5:15-6:00pm
Program: 6:00-7:30

Marketing Mini-Bootcamp
Workshop
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:
The Harbor Club

801 Second Avenue, Suite 17

Seattle, WA 98104

Important Information Regarding Parking:

The Norton Building Garage can fill up quickly. As an alternative, the Harbor Club recommends the CPS Parking located at 721 1st Avenue.

Parking is available in the Norton Building Garage below the club. However, please note that valet parking is effective until 6:30 each evening. If you park here during the valet hours and stay through the end of the event, your keys will be brought to the club's front desk when the garage converts to standard parking. [map]

· This was a Members-only event

Speakers:

About our Sponsors:

Hedge Connection

Hedge Connection has been helping managers and investors through web-based research, events and advisory work since 2005. Hedge Connection is the first and only internet-based platform that offers hedge funds direct access to a membership of "opt-in" qualified active hedge fund allocators. Investor members join for free and gain access to detailed information on hedge fund members. Hedge Connection also offers a comprehensive marketing solution for managers who want to expand their marketing program. The three pronged program includes access to the web based platform, events and marketing consulting. All members receive invitations to member's only events and partner discounts. Learn more and Join the Club at www.hedgeconnection.com.

Lighthouse Prime Services

Lighthouse Prime Services, a division of Lighthouse Financial Group, specializes in hedge fund brokerage and high velocity trading. Clients include high frequency trading groups, small to mid-sized hedge funds and large institutions. Lighthouse professionals have extensive experience working with GSEC, Bank of America, Ridge, Penson, and a host of other clearing firms. The Lighthouse Prime Services team is comprised of industry veterans who have spent the majority of their careers working at major prime brokerage firms. Combining years of expertise in operations, systems and trading and deep industry relationships, makes them uniquely qualified to help hedge fund managers succeed in today's marketplace. Where most firms "tier" their contact according to size, Lighthouse is committed to high-touch service and access regardless of size. For further information please visit  www.lighthouseprime.com.


Thursday, May 21, 2009
Registration: 5:15-6:00pm
Program: 6:00-7:30pm

Clean/Green Opportunities in the New Obama World
Panel Event
Invitation Invitation PDF
Event handout Event Handout PDF

Location:
The Harbor Club: 801 Second Avenue, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98104

 Important Information Regarding Parking:

Parking is available in the Norton Building Garage below the club. However, please note that valet parking is effective until 6:30 each evening. If you park here during the valet hours and stay through the end of the event, your keys will be brought to the club's front desk when the garage converts to standard parking.

The Norton Building Garage can fill up quickly. As an alternative, the Harbor Club recommends the CPS Parking located at 721 1st Avenue.

· Non-member fee: $75

Event Details:

This event is generously sponsored by EzeCastle Integration and NorthPoint Trading Partners, LLC.  Eze Castle Integration is the market leader in outsourced IT technology and services for hedge funds and other specialty investment-management firms. NorthPoint Trading Partners offers industry-leading prime brokerage services to Hedge Funds as well as Long-only Asset Managers. The firm has a reputation for exceptional client service and competitive pricing. Through their multiple clearing relationships, fund managers have the advantage of choosing clearing and custody services from the industry's largest global providers.

Moderator:  John Kilpatrick, Managing Member, Greenfield Advisors LLC

Panelists:

Mark Cox, CEO, New Energy Fund LP

Gautam Barua, Partner, Aclaria Capital

Steve Hall, Managing Director, Vulcan Ventures

John Siegler, Managing Director, Ridgecrest Capital Partners


Thursday, February 19, 2009
Registration: 5:15-6:00pm
Program: 6:00-7:30pm

Focus on Capital Raising
Panel Event

Location:
 

The Harbor Club

801 Second Avenue, Suite 17

Seattle, WA 98104

 

[map]

· Non-member fee: $75

Event Details:

Sponsored by KPMG LLP

Moderator:  Jenny Strasburg, Staff Writer, Wall Street Journal

Panelists:


Thursday, November 20, 2008
Registration: 5:00 - 5:30pm
Program: 5:30 - 7:00pm

The Changing Landscape
Panel Event

Location:
Washington Athletic Club (1325 6th Ave, Seattle WA, 98101 - MAP)

· Non-member fee: $75

Event Details:

The Topic will be: “The Changing Landscape” and will focus on:

- Counterparty Risk
- Regulatory Risk
- Valuations

Panelists Include:

Kelly Easterling
Rothstein Kass

Kelly is a principal based in Rothstein Kass’ Walnut Creek office. She specializes in serving clients in the investment partnership, investment manager, and oil and gas segments of the financial services industry. She is primarily responsible for a diverse set of clients in California, Texas and other surrounding states. Kelly’s experience includes advising clients on initial organizational structure, supervision of audits and ongoing consultation with management regarding various operational and audit matters. Kelly is a certified public accountant in Texas, New York, New Jersey and Oregon.

Prior to joining Rothstein Kass, Kelly accumulated Big Four experience at Ernst & Young in Dallas. In 2002, Kelly joined Rothstein Kass to open the Texas practice as a manager. Her management and professional capabilities facilitated the success of the Firm’s Dallas-based financial services practice and, as a testament to her leadership and dedication, she was promoted to principal in 2004. In 2008, Kelly transitioned from managing the Firm’s Dallas-area operations to contributing to the continuing growth of the Walnut Creek practice as a principal.

Kelly received a B.S. in accounting from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also involved with various non-profit organizations.


Erin C. Ross
Watershed Asset Management

Erin C. Ross. Ms. Ross serves as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Watershed Asset Management, L.L.C., a San Francisco based alternative investment manager. Ms. Ross has been with Watershed since September 2005. Prior to joining Watershed, Ms. Ross was a corporate associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell from August 2001 to August 2005. Ms. Ross earned a bachelor’s degree in 1997 from the University of Michigan, high distinction and high honors in political science, and a J.D. degree in 2001 from the Columbia University School of Law, where she was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  Ms. Ross is a member of the California bar and lives with her husband Brandon and one year old son Gabriel in San Francisco , California .

Patricia Watters
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company

As Chief Operating Officer since 2002, Patricia Watters oversees investment operations for PAAMCO, a registered investment adviser for funds of hedge funds managing over $10 billion for large institutional clients. She guides the investment operations team and external resources to support a fully-integrated, company-wide approach to investment management. She is responsible for creating, funding, and accounting for investment structures. In her role as Chief Compliance Officer, Patricia develops and monitors internal policies to assure regulatory compliance for the US and Europe offices. Patricia is a member of the firm and sits on the Investment Management and Account Management committees. She also serves as a director for several investment funds.

Patricia earned her PhD and MA in Financial Economics from the University of California and also holds BA and MA degrees in Economics from the University of Nevada.


Thursday, September 11, 2008
Registration: 5:00-5:30pm
Program: 5:30-7:00pm

Panel Discussion with the Managed Funds Association
Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers

Location:

The offices of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis
925 4th Ave., Suite 2900, Seattle, WA (MAP).

· Non-member fee: $75

Event Details:

An esteemed panel of hedge fund managers and institutional investors will engage in
a discussion centered on industry best practices and principles for hedge fund
managers. In particular, the panelists will address what investors currently expect
from hedge fund managers in terms of infrastructure investment, compliance controls,
disclosure and transparency, as well as counterparty credit risk measurement and
monitoring practices. As part of the discussion, the panelists will highlight
certain recommendations found in both MFA's Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers
and the reports by the President's Working Group on Financial Markets Private Sector
Committees.

Panelists:

Jerome S. Contro - Chief Operating Officer, Crosslink Capital

Jerome joined Crosslink in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer. Crosslink is
an SEC registered investment advisor that manages approximately $1.4
billion in both public and private securities. It was formed in 1998 and
is based in san Francisco. Previously, he was a Partner at Tango for
nine years, a private investment company that focuses on both the public
and private equity markets, where he led successful venture capital
investments in ServiceMagic, IZZE Beverage and The Generations Network.
Before that he worked for John Nuveen & Co. (1983-1998), an investment
management firm with over $150 billion in assets, where he served in a
number of management roles including marketing, finance, compliance and
product development in both the firm's retail and institutional
businesses. He currently is a trustee of the Janus Funds. Jerome has a
B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from University of Michigan
and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Carol Lokey, CPA, CFA, - Chief Financial Officer, Steelhead Partners, LLC

Carol is the Chief Financial Officer of Steelhead Partners LLC, a Seattle-based,
SEC-registered investment advisor. Steelhead was formed in 1996 to launch Steelhead
Navigator Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund. More recently, the firm added a
fund in the convertibles space and currently has approximately $1 billion under
management. Carol manages the firm's accounting, finance, compliance and operational
functions. Before joining Steelhead, she was Vice President of Finance at Orca Bay
Capital, a private investment company and family office. Prior to that, she was CFO
at Frazier & Company, a Seattle-based venture capital firm focused on the healthcare
industry. Carol has been a CPA since 1983 and a CFA charterholder since 2005. She
graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in accounting.

James F. Tomeo - Chief Operating Officer, SSARIS Advisors, LLC

James is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager at SSARIS Advisors, LLC. He is responsible for all facets of the firm's business including portfolio management, strategic planning, and product development. He heads the firm's Fund of Funds Investment Committee. Prior to assuming his role with SSARIS, James was with RXR Capital Management, Inc.

James is a member of the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets ('CISDM") and is the US representative to the Education and Research Committee of the Alternative Investment Management Association ("AIMA") based in Europe. He is the former Chairman of the International Committee of the Managed Funds Association ("MFA") and was previously on the advisory board of Institutional Investor Japan.

Before joining RXR, James worked for Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette as an alternative investment consultant and the LTV Corporation in New York. He established himself as a Japan specialist early in his career.

James graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, the University of Hartford with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, and the Institute of International Studies and Training (Japanese business study program) in 1988. He studied International Finance and Capital Markets at New York University.

James is on the Board of Visitors at the University of Hartford's Barney School of Business and is active in the formation of a Leadership Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a former Board member of the Council of Churches and Synagogues, and has volunteered with Adopt-a-House, Senior Neighborhood Support Services, and the Food Bank of Fairfield County in Connecticut.


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Thursday, July 17, 2008
Program: 6pm to 8pm

Members-only Networking Event
Social

Location:
Lucky Strike Lanes
Lincoln Square
700 Bellevue Way NE
Suite 250
Bellevue, WA 98004 (MAP)

· This was a Members-only event

Event Details:

Socialize with other NWHFS members at a unique and classy venue - Lucky Strike Lanes in Bellvue, WA. This Hollywood, CA based business was described by the Miami Herald as "Bowling in a whole new light... A cross between a nightclub, a bowling alley, and a modern art gallery." For more information please visit the Lucky Strike website.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008
Registration: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Program: 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Black Swan? Grey Swan?
How can investors profit from the current market environment?

Location:
The Woodmark Hotel - MAP
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033

Note: Block room rates will be available at the Woodmark for members - for more information please contact Mike Bockner at (425) 821-2037.

· Non-member fee: $75

Event Details:
This panel discussion will focus on whether the current market situation could have/should have been foreseen. Which strategies will benefit most from the current market volatility? How should allocators and fund managers be positioning themselves to take advantage?

Panelists:

Carter W. Dunlap Jr.
Dunlap Equity Management

Carter W. Dunlap Jr., Portfolio Manager, formed the predecessor of Dunlap Equity Management, LLC in 1990 and Dunlap Capital Partners, L.P. in 1995. Mr. Dunlap has over 25 years of public and private market experience as both a portfolio manager and a securities analyst. In 1987 and 1988, he was a portfolio manager with Soros Fund Management, managing the Quantum Fund, then a $2.4 billion global hedge fund. Mr. Dunlap was a portfolio manager and vice-president at G.T. Capital Management, a $6 billion San Francisco based global investment adviser, from 1984 to 1987. From 1982 to 1984, Mr. Dunlap was a Securities analyst specializing in the computer software industry for Robertson, Stephens & Company, a San Francisco based investment bank. From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Dunlap was a Securities analyst at Trust Company of the West, an investment advisory firm.

Mr. Dunlap obtained his M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School in 1982 and a B.A. degree in economics and finance from University of Southern California in 1978. He is a member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco, and a director of the Pimco Strategic Global Government Fund, a NYSE closed end bond fund.


Adam Epstein
Enable Growth Partners

Mr. Epstein is a Co-Founder and Principal of Enable Capital Management, LLC, a San Francisco-based investment firm which provides equity and debt financing to publicly-traded growth companies; the firm has undertaken over 500 such financings since its beginnings in 2003.

Prior to co-founding Enable, he was Non-Executive Chairman of Surge Components, Inc., which acquired MailEncrypt, Inc., a Los Angeles-based provider of web-based, encrypted email services, where he was MailEncrypt's then President and CEO. Prior to Mr. Epstein's leadership tenure at MailEncrypt, he was Senior Vice President, and General Counsel of Tickets.com, Inc., an entertainment ticketing company based in Costa Mesa, CA, where he was one of the first ten employees. Outside of the technology realm, he was also co-founder and director of Achilles' Wheels, Inc., an operator of in-line skate/snowboard/hockey retail locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Epstein started his career as an attorney at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, after having been a law clerk at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. He has appeared on, among other networks, CNN and ABC News, lectured and written extensively about law and entrepreneurship, and, in November 1999, was featured on the cover of The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Epstein received his B.A., cum laude, from Vassar College, and also received a J.D. from Boston University.


Wayne Smith
Touchstone Investment Managers

Wayne Smith is the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Investment Managers, LLC, a Portland based long/short hedge fund with ~$325m under management. He has been working at theme based, fundamental hedge funds for the last 10 years, focused primarily on US equities. Wayne attended Harvard University for his undergraduate studies and Northeastern University for his MBA and MS in accounting. He has worked as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche, LP in Boston and as an Associate with Coopers & Lybrand, LP and Commonwealth Capital Ventures, a venture capital firm. During his final two years with C&L, Wayne worked in the Financial Advisory Services Group performing due diligence, valuation, and forensic accounting assignments. Wayne is a Chartered Financial Analyst and was formerly a Certified Public Accountant.


David Welch
TraderSource

Mr. Welch has been involved with Managed Futures and Alternative Investments for almost two decades. For most of the 1990's Mr. Welch co-founded and ran two Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA's). One of the programs traded the S&P 500 exclusively; whereas, the other program traded a diversified portfolio that participated in over 30 different futures markets.

At the beginning of 2000, Mr. Welch with his background in the futures markets and system design, co-founded TraderSource which provides investment management and consulting services in regards to managed futures and foreign exchange trading. TraderSource currently allocates approximately $180mm to a diverse group of managed futures and FX traders that participate in over 80 different markets.


Thursday, February 28, 2008
Registration: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Program: 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Capital Raising
Panel Discussion
Invitation Invitation PDF
Event handout Event Handout PDF

Location:

The offices of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis
925 4th Ave., Suite 2900, Seattle, WA (MAP).

· Non-member fee: $75

Event Details:

Please save the date for the Northwest Hedge Fund Society's Winter Panel Discussion, on Thursday, February 28th, at the offices of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis - 925 4th Ave., Suite 2900, Seattle, WA (MAP). Registration will begin at 5:00pm, and the presentation will run from 5:45 - 7:00pm.

The panel discussion will focus on Capital Raising.

Moderator
Jeff McCarthy, Jefferies & Company

Panelists
Brian Baggerstos, Casey Family Programs
Howard Coleman, Antioch University
Adam McNicol, Fintan Partners
Matt Talbot, Bristlecone Advisors

To RSVP for this event, please register via our website (http://nwhfs.com/news/events.php) or by email (info@nwhfs.com).

The event is free for members. If you have not yet paid membership dues please visit our website (http://nwhfs.com/?p=mem_dues) to pay via credit card. If you do not wish to become a member and only want to attend this event, there will be a single event fee of $75 for non-members. Individual annual membership fees are $200, and annual firm memberships are $400. If you prefer, these fees will be collected at the door and can be paid by check or cash.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please call Mark Youngblood at (503) 227-0833 or email (info@nwhfs.com). Thank you for your time and interest in the NWHFS and we look forward to seeing you on February 28th.

Warm regards,

The Northwest Hedge Fund Society Board
www.nwhfs.com | info@nwhfs.com
P.O. Box 1762 Seattle, WA 98111


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Friday, February 15, 2008
Program: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

CAIA Info Meeting
Educational Event
Invitation Invitation PDF

Location:

The event will take place in Hagerty's Clubroom at the Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 - MAP

· This was a Members-only event

Event Details:

On Friday, February 15, 2008, the Northwest Hedge Fund Society and the Chartered Alternative Investment Association will co-host a social and educational event to inform members about the CAIA, the steps to earning the Charter, and the benefits of doing so.

The event will run from 5:00 - 6:30pm, in Hagerty's Club Room at the Washington Athletic Club (1325 Sixth Ave, Seattle WA 98101 - MAP)

To RSVP for this event, please register via our website (http://nwhfs.com/news/events.php) or by email (info@nwhfs.com).

The event is only open to NWHFS members, and is free of charge.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please call Chris Carsley at (206) 264-9977 or email (info@nwhfs.com). Thank you for your time and interest in the NWHFS and we look forward to seeing you on February 15th.

Warm regards,

The Northwest Hedge Fund Society Board
www.nwhfs.com | info@nwhfs.com
P.O. Box 1762 Seattle, WA 98111


Thursday, November 8, 2007
Registration: 5:00
Program: 5:45-7:30

Hedge Fund Due Diligence
Networking
Invitation Invitation PDF
Event handout Event Handout PDF

Location:
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis
925 4th Ave., Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104

· Non-member fee: $75

More Details TBA


Thursday, October 25, 2007
Registration: 4:00-4:30
Program: 4:30-6:00

The Credit Crisis: What opportunities exist.
Panel Discussion & Networking
Invitation Invitation PDF
Event handout Event Handout PDF

Location:
The University Club of Portland

1225 SW 6th Ave @ Madison

Portland, OR 97204

[map]

· Non-member fee: $75

Please see the included invitation.


Thursday, August 23, 2007
Registration: 5:15 - 6:00pm
Program: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Exotic Derivatives: Risk & Profit Opportunities
Panel Discussion
Invitation Invitation PDF
Event handout Event Handout PDF

Location:
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis
925 4th Ave., Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104 [map]

· Non-member fee: $75

The event will feature a panel discussion of Exotic Derivaties including Carbon Credits, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), Congestion Revenue Rights and the current status of Collateralized Debit Obligations (CDOs). The panel will feature topical insight from those who trade, make markets or invest in these innovative instruments.

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