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Global Alpha Forum 2016

The leading Alternative Investment Conference covering Hedge Funds, Liquid Alts, PE, VC and Real Estate.

Why Do Investors Attend Global Alpha Forum?

Industry Leading Panels & Speakers

Global Alpha Forum provides industry leading content including both topical keynote speakers and issue driven panel discussions. These panels and speakers cover far more than the current state of the alternative investment industry; they take a deep dive into where our sector is moving and cover the latest and biggest trends. Allocator and managers alike will find it extremely productive to explore new directions in fund investing.

1-on-1 Investor / Manager Meetings

The conference will have two days of 30 minute 1-on-1 meetings. We use a proprietary online meeting scheduler to allow you to pre-plan your meetings during the designated time blocks (see agenda). To maximize the efficacy of these meetings, investors, fund managers and prospects will upload basic investment criteria, and uniform one page “tear sheets” to the scheduling portal.

Why Attend?


  • Informative keynote speakers and relevant panel topics.
  • 30 min 1-on-1 meeting with managers and direct investment opportunities.
  • Socialize and network in a refined setting with industry leaders.

Fund Managers

  • Access to wide variety of alternative asset investors.
  • Prescheduled 30 minute 1-on-1 meetings with capital allocators.
  • Access to direct unique investment opportunities.


  • Access to a broad selection of Investors and Managers and prospects.
  • The ability to schedule meetings directly with prospective clients.
  • Maximized brand exposure & product visibility before, during and after the conference.

Additional Symposiums

4 Additional Symposiums During Global Alpha

For the 2016 edition of the Global Alpha Forum, we will be also be hosting four topic specific symposiums to more precisely address distinct alternative investment segments. In addition to providing targeted content, these symposiums will allow for companies to directly network with Venture Capital, Private Equity and Family Office investors. Please click on one of the Symposiums below to learn more.

Innovation Symposium

Cannabis Finance Symposium

Private Equity Symposium

Liquid Alts Symposium

Day 1, Thursday, 6th October 2016

08:00 AM
07:00 PM
Check In for Global Alpha Forum and Symposiums
09:00 AM
09:10 AM
General Session
Opening Remarks
09:10 AM
09:50 AM
General Session
Family Office Invesment Panel
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
Global Alpha Forum Session
The Development of the Hedge Fund Industry in China
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Meals and Breaks
Morning Break
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Global Alpha Forum Session
Morning One-on-One Meetings
11:00 AM
11:50 AM
Global Alpha Forum Session
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Institutional Investors' Perspective on Hedge Funds
Moderated by David Burke
12:00 PM
01:30 PM
Meals and Breaks
Buffet Lunch
01:00 PM
01:50 PM
Global Alpha Forum Session
GAF Panel 3
01:00 PM
04:00 PM
Global Alpha Forum Session
Afternoon One-on-One Meetings
02:00 PM
02:50 PM
Global Alpha Forum Session
Managing Regulatory Risk: What Happens When the SEC Calls?
02:00 PM
04:00 PM
Meals and Breaks
Afternoon Break
03:00 PM
03:50 PM
Global Alpha Forum Session
India: New Opportunities for Fund Investment
04:00 PM
04:50 PM
Featured Keynote
Keynote Presentation
05:00 PM
07:00 PM
Cocktail Reception
Cocktails and Networking

Day 2, Friday, 7th October 2016

08:00 AM
03:30 PM
Check In for Global Alpha Forum and Symposiums
09:00 AM
09:10 AM
General Session
Day 2 Opening Remarks
09:10 AM
09:50 AM
GAF General Session
Private Credit
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
GAF General Session
Cyber Security: Why Planning is So Important and How to Implement a Practical Strategey
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Meals and Breaks
Morning Break
11:00 AM
11:50 AM
GAF General Session
Impact Investing: The Rewards of Making a Difference
12:00 PM
01:30 PM
Meals and Breaks
Buffet Lunch
01:30 PM
03:30 PM
Cocktail Reception
Closing Coctails and Networking


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Silicon Harbor


Silicon Harbor
Building and Land Technology
1 Elmcroft Rd
Stamford, CT 06902

By Air

There are three airports convenient to the Stamford, CT

  • Westchester County Airport (HPN) 18.5 miles.
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) 31.9 miles.
  • Kennedy Airport (JFK) 37.9 miles.

By Train


  • Take Metro-North to Stamford Station.
  • Take a taxi to the Silicon Harbor.


  • Take Amtrak to Stamford Station.
  • Take a taxi to the Silicon Harbor.


Providing the Alternative Investment Industry with the most relevant speakers and networking since 2007

  • 2007

    Conference Launch

    First annual conference in Greenwich, CT with keynote speaker Nouriel Roubini, who warned about the impending banking crisis. Other notable speakers included Anthony Ryan of the US Treasury Dept. and Roger Ibbotson of Yale University and Zebra Capital.

  • 2008

    Rudy Giuliani & Larry Summers

    Global Alpha Forum hosted its second annual conference in Greenwich, CT with keynote speakers including Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City.

  • 2009

    CT Hedge Fund Day

    Global Alpha Forum’s third conference in Greenwich, CT with keynote speaker John Thain, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch, who spoke about how Wall Street has not yet learned its lessons. Connecticut Governor Jody Rell declared the day “Connecticut Hedge Fund Day”.

  • 2011

    Gov. Malloy Delivers Keynote

    In 2011, Global Alpha Forum conference in Greenwich, CT featured a keynote speech by Dan Malloy, the Governor of Connecticut. Other notable speakers were Michael Darda of MKM Partners and Richard Breeden of Breeden Capital.

  • 2013

    Global Alpha in NYC

    In 2013, the Global Alpha Forum was held for the first time in New York City at the New York Athletic Club. Keynote speakers included Greg Lippman of LibreMax providing his unique perspective on global markets.

  • 2015

    Global Alpha Returns To CT

    Global Alpha Forum returned to Connecticut, hosting its conference in Greenwich. Our best-in-class content included Marc Lasry and Nouriel Roubini and was augmented by one-on-one meetings between Investors and Fund Managers.

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2015 Sponsors

Past Faculty & Advisory Board

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Steven Chin, CFA

Manager- Pension and Risk Management, ABB Inc

Greg Dyra, CFA, CPA

President, MidSouth Alternative Investment Association, ABB Inc
Managing Director, Obair Capital, LLC

Kevin A. Edwards, CFA, CPA

Senior Investment Director, Hartford HealthCare

David Harmston

Partner, Head of Client Group, Albourne America

Bruce McGuire

President, Connecticut Hedge Fund Association

Charles Van Vleet

CIO Pension Investments, Textron

David A. Chaves

Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Securities Program Coordinator

Robert Kosowski

Associate Professor, Director Research of Risk Management, Imperial College Business School

David Wiederecht

President & CIO, GE Asset Management Investment Solutions

Jay Namyet

Chief Investment Officer, University of Oregon Foundation

Mauricia A. Geissler

Chief Investment Officer, Amherst College

Rudolph W. Giuliani

Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani;
Former Mayor of New York City

Martin L. Leibowitz

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Equity Research Global Strategy

Richard L. Sandor, Ph. D.

Chairman and Founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange

Kim Taylor

Managing Director and President, CME Clearing

Bryan Garcia

President & CEO, Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority

David C. Saunders

Founding Managing Director, K2 Advisors

Richard Breeden

President, Breeden Capital

Gerald Yang Chen

CIO, United Negro College Fund

Roger Ibbotson

Chairman& CEO, Zebra Capital
Professor of Finance, Yale University School of Management

Nouriel Roubini

Chairman, Roubini Global Economics
Professor of Economics, NYU Stern School of Business

Lawrence H. Summers

Professor, Harvard University
71st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Eugene A. Ludwig

Founder and CEO, Promontory Financial Group
Former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

Tanya Styblo Beder

Chairman, SBCC Group;

Orin Kramer

Founder, Boston Provident, LP
Former Chairman, New Jersey State Investment Council

Ken Tropin

Founder, Graham Capital

Mark Abbott

President, Major League Soccer

James L. Costabile

Managing Director and Head of U.S. Alternative Investment Sales, Merrill Lynch

Brendan Kalb

Vice President & Associate General Counsel, AQR Capital Management, LLC

Joan McDonald

Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Andrew Busch

Director, Global FX Market Strategist, BMO Capital Markets

Michael Darda

Chief Economist, MKM Partners

Marc Jurish

CEO, Larch Lane Advisors

Joe Quinlan

Chief Market Strategist, US Trust

Dr. Rania Amzi

Advisor to Kuwait Investment Authority

Daniel C. Esty

Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

John A. Thain

Chief Executive Officer, CIT Group;
Former CEO, Merrill Lynch

Ted Seides, CFA

Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Investments, Protégé Partners

Kevin J. O’Connor

United States Attorney

Matthias Knab

Founder, Opalesque

R. Glenn Hubbard

Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Rachel Ziemba

Analyst, Roubini Global Economics

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Global Alpha Forum

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30 Old Kings Hwy South
Darien, CT 06820

+1 203.202.1622