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  • Alternative Investments Conference

    Alternative Investments Conference

     September 19, 2014

  • Duca

    John V. Duca

    Vice President and Associate Director of Research,
    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

     

    "How the Economic Outlook, Financial Conditions Regulation, and Innovation May Influence Alternative Investments"

  • Kayne

    Richard Kayne

    Chairman and Founder,
    Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

    "Private Equity Investing"

Alternative Investments Conference

Special thanks to our Corporate Supporter:

Apollo logo 


The Alternative Investments Conference gives alternative investment managers, investors, faculty, and students a place to meet and interact. It also provides opportunities for informal discussions and networking among conference attendees.

The conference is hosted by the McCombs School of Business centers: AIM Investment Center, Energy Management and Innovation Center, Hicks, Muse, Tate, and Furst Center for Private Equity, and the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center.

Register Below

STUDENT REGISTRATION
(EID AND PASSWORD REQUIRED)   
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Registration for current students.

REGISTER 

Registration Fee:  $25
NO REFUNDS

FACULTY AND MEMBER REGISTRATION
(PASSWORD REQUIRED)

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Registration for Faculty and Council or
Board Members of participating Centers.

REGISTER 

NON-MEMBER INDUSTRY
PROFESSIONALS REGISTRATION

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Registration for non-member investment
professionals.

REGISTER 

Registration Fee:  $150
NO REFUNDS

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Juana Hardwick who can be reached at Juana.hardwick@mccombs.utexas.edu no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.

Schedule

All events take place at the AT&T Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705

 7:30 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST 
Tejas Dining Room, 2nd Floor

 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 






9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Opening Comments: Dean Thomas Gilligan, McCombs School of Business
Keynote: John V. Duca, Vice President and Associate Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  "How the Economic Outlook, Financial Conditions Regulation, and Innovation May Influence Alternative
   Investments"

Break

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.









10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

PANEL I: THE INTEREST RATE ENVIRONMENT AND FIXED INCOME INVESTING
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Moderated by:
Robert Parrino, Director, Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity
Panel:
Russ Kampfe, Senior Portfolio Manager, UTIMCO
Greg Obenshain, Portfolio Manager, Apollo Global Management
Jules Scruggs, Partner and Senior Vice President, Westlake Securities
Leighton Shantz, Director, Employees Retirement System of Texas

Break

10:45 a.m. –  11:45 a.m.      




 





11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

PANEL II: REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Moderated by:
Jack Fraker, Executive In Residence for the Real Estate Center, UT Austin
Panel:
Susan Elsener, Portfolio Manager, Crow Holdings Capital
Jeremy Giles, President, Prologis
Eric Lang, Senior Managing Director, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
John D. Sauter, Managing Director, CBRE Global Investors
Phil Sheumaker, Senior Managing Director, Hawkeye Partners, LP

Break

 12:00 p.m. -  2:00 p.m.

  

LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Keynote: Richard Kayne, Chief Executive Officer, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.
   "Private Equity Investing"

 2:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m. 

PANEL III: NATURAL RESOURCES-POLICY INITIATIVES AND ENERGY MARKET INVESTMENTS
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Moderated by:
Sheridan Titman, Director, Energy Management and Innovation Center
Panel:
Marshall Adkins, Director of Energy Research, Raymond James
Castlen Kennedy, Director of Investor Relations, Apache
Dan Pickering, Co-President, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., Head of Asset Management, Chief Investment Officer

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
NETWORKING RECEPTION
Interior Courtyard

Keynote Speakers

John V. Duca
Vice President & Associate Director of Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Duca leads and conducts research in macroeconomics and finance for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He has been with the Bank since 1991. He has given numerous briefings on the economy to the Bank’s president and board of directors. Duca has published more than 60 articles on money, credit, wages and housing in scholarly journals and Bank publications. Much of this research analyzes how innovations have altered economic relationships relevant to the macroeconomy and monetary policy. From 1986 to 1991, Duca was a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Board, where he briefed former chairmen Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker and other Fed policymakers. Additionally, he was a part-time lecturer at the University of Maryland. He is currently a part-time lecturer at Southern Methodist University. He is also the executive director of the International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association. He holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD in economics from Princeton University.

Richard Kayne
Chairman and Founder
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. 
Mr. Kayne is the founder and chairman of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, a leading manager of alternative investment strategies. With $30 billion in assets under management, the firm serves a distinguished client list of institutions, endowments, foundations, family offices and high net worth individuals.

 

 Mr. Kayne founded Kayne Anderson in 1984, and has grown the firm through a disciplined, personal investment philosophy that emphasizes niche opportunities with attractive return expectations and lower risk characteristics. Mr. Kayne and the firm have long shared the importance of deploying knowledge and sourcing advantages as part of this philosophy.

 Today, the firm is one of the premier alternative asset managers specializing in oil and gas, energy infrastructure, credit, specialty real estate, growth private equity and marketable securities. Recognized as the industry leader in energy infrastructure investments, the firm is the largest investor in energy pipelines in the United States.

In addition to co-founding Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, Mr. Kayne founded Kayne Anderson Rudnick, a traditional investment management firm. Mr. Kayne grew that firm to over $10 billion in assets under management and sold it in 2001 to the Phoenix Companies.

 Mr. Kayne is a trustee of and the former chairman of the Investment Committee of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Foundation and is a trustee of and former co-chairman of the Investment Committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.

 He began his career in the mid-1960s as an analyst with Loeb, Rhodes & Co. in New York and was a principal of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Inc., where he managed private accounts, a hedge fund and a portion of firm capital.

 Mr. Kayne earned a B.S. in statistics from Stanford University in 1966 and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1968.

 

Accommodations


AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
Website: www.meetattexas.com
Phone: (512) 404-3600


We have negotiated a room block with a special rate of $174 per night at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center located at 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705. Cut-off Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014. This date is firm and there will be no exceptions. Go to the following link to make a reservation: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ALTINC0914 . The reservation code is ALTINC0914.


Four Seasons Hotel
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701
Website: www.fourseasons.com/austin
Phone: (512) 478-4500

 


Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Website: Click here
Phone: (512) 482-8000 


 

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
Website: www.austin.hyatt.com
Phone: (512) 477-1234





Omni Hotel Austin
700 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701
Website: www.omnihotels.com/austin
Phone: (512) 476-3700

 


The Stephen F. Austin Inter-continental Hotel
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Website: www.austin.intercontinental.com
Phone: (512) 457-8800

2012 Conference

September 28, 2012
AT&T Center, Austin Texas

Hosted by: McCombs School of Business Centers: AIM Investment Center, Energy Management and Innovation Center, Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst Center for Private Equity, and the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center

Sponsored by: Apollo Global Management

The Alternative Investments Conference is a unique event which is designed to facilitate interaction between alternative investment managers, investors, faculty and students. It will also provide opportunities for informal discussions and networking among conference attendees.

HEDGE FUNDS: MACROECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Moderated by: Tom Gilligan, Dean, McCombs School of Business
Panel: Kyle Bass, Managing Partner, Hayman Capital Management L.P.
Greg Jensen, Co-CEO and Co-CIO, Bridgewater
Richard Perry Chief Executive Officer, Perry Corp.

ENERGY: CURRENT EVENTS AND POLICY
Moderated by: Sheridan Titman, Director, Energy Management and Innovation Center
Panel: Ron Hulme, CEO, Parallel Resource Partners
Zac McCarroll, Director, University of Texas Investment Management Company
Scott Nyquist, Director, McKinsey & Company
Puon Penn, Head of National Cleantech and Emerging Tech Markets, Wells Fargo

Lunch Keynote: Greg Jensen, Co-CEO and Co-CIO, Bridgewater

PRIVATE EQUITY: ANATOMY OF A PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT
Moderated by: Robert Parrino, Director, Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance
Panel: Larry C. Oldham, President & CEO, Parallel Petroleum LLC
Neil Randall, Director, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Rakesh Wilson, Principal, Apollo Global Management

REAL ESTATE : TRADE-OFFS ACROSS REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
Moderated by: Jay Hartzell, Executive Director, Real Estate Finance and Investment Center
Panel: Christopher Casey, Institutional Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors
Claudia Faust, Founder/Managing Partner, Hawkeye Partners, LP
Keith Oden, Principal Executive Officer and Director, Camden Property Trust
Coburn Packard, Principal, Apollo Global Real Estate

2013 Conference

All events take place at the AT&T Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST
CAIA Information Session, Room 301

Tejas Dining Room, 2nd Floor

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Keynote: Reva Bhalla, Vice President of Global Analysis, STRATFOR

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.



10:05 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

CAPITAL FOR KIDS CHARITY PRESENTATION
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Speaker: Dawn Blankenship

Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.







11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

PANEL I: NATURAL RESOURCES
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Moderated by: Sheridan Titman, Director, Energy Management and Innovation Center
Panel: Greg Beard, Head of Natural Resources and Senior Partner, Apollo
Helen Currie, Senior Economist, ConocoPhillips
Stephan Dolezalek, Managing Director and Group Leader, CleanTech, VantagePoint Capital Partners
Michael Lapides, Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

NETWORKING LUNCH
Tejas Dining Room

Keynote: Richard Perry, CEO, Perry Corp. and Cathy Iberg, President and Deputy CIO, UTIMCO
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.







2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.

PANEL II: EMERGING MARKETS IN A GLOBAL PORTFOLIO
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Moderated by: Laura Starks, Director, AIM Investment Center
Panel: Timothy Barrett, Vice Chancellor & CIO, Texas Tech University System
Chi Chai, CFA, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Susan Chen, Senior Director, Public Markets Investments, UTIMCO
Tom Tull, CIO, Employee Retirement System of Texas

Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

PANEL III: INVESTING IN REAL ASSETS
Amphitheater, 2nd Floor
Moderated by: Robert Parrino, Director, Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance
Panel: Brian Baumhover, Senior Associate in Real Assets, Texas Teacher Retirement System
Scott Dennis, Managing Director and CEO, Invesco Real Estate
Rich Gammill, Senior Managing Director, Black River Asset Management
Earle Goldin, Partner, Alterna Capital Partners
Bernie McNamara, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
NETWORKING RECEPTION
Interior Courtyard

If you have any questions please contact Juana Hardwick: juana.hardwick@mccombs.utexas.edu

If you are interested in becoming a conference supporter, please contact Tanya Andrien: tanya.andrien@mccombs.utexas.edu