Conferences and Speaking Engagements

2016 Calendar

Leo Festino - Moderator
Private Equity Brazil Forum (Sao Paulo) – December 5

Leo Festino - Moderator
The New Argentina & The Southern Cone (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – November 30
Topic - International Investors’ Perspectives I: FDI, Private Equity, Pensions Funds and IFIs

John Haggerty - Panelist
Opal Endowment & Foundation Forum (Boston, MA) – November 14
Topic – Investing in Private Equity / Venture Capital

Brian Dana - Moderator
Opal Endowment & Foundation Forum (Boston, MA) – November 14
Topic – Knowing When to Make Your Move: Managing Volatility & Risk to Maximize Investment Returns

Frank Benham – Speaker
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (Orlando, FL) – November 12-13
Topic – Measuring Investment Performance

Peter Woolley - Panelist
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (Orlando, FL) – November 13-14
Topic – Indexed vs. Actively Managed Investing – The Debate Continues

James Meketa - Speaker
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (Orlando, FL) – November 13-14
Topic – Frontier and Emerging Markets

Leo Festino - Moderator
Private Equity West Coast Forum (Los Angeles, CA) – October 20
Topic – Other Private Capital Investments: Infrastructure, Real Assets and Natural Resources

Mika Malone - Panelist
Pacific Northwest Institutional Investor Forum (Seattle, WA) – October 6
Topic – Emerging Market Debt

Molly LeStage - Panelist
NAIC Private Equity and Hedge Fund Conference (New York City, NY) – October 4
Topic – Investment Consultants: Demystifying the Process and the Notion of the Gatekeeper

Aaron Lally - Speaker
Florida Public Pension Trustees Association Fall Trustees School (Bonita Springs, FL) – September 26-28
Topic – Attributes of Rebalancing

Christopher Tehranian - Panelist
SuperReturn Infrastructure Conference (London) – September 22
Topic – What Issues Are Top Of Mind For Infrastructure Investors?  What Sectors Or Structures Are Investors Targeting?  And What Are Their Major Concerns?

Stephen McCourt – Panelist
Opal Public Funds Summit (Boston, MA) – July 18
Topic – Asset Allocation and Volatility - Active vs Passive Investment Strategies

Aneish Arora – Speaker
AIMSE Boston Breakfast (Boston, MA) – June 24
Topic – Investment Manager Research

Leo Festino – Speaker
PartnerConnect (Chicago, IL) – June 21
Topic – The Cycle Approaches: Is Now the Time to Pour Money into Distressed and Special Situations Funds?

Mary Mustard - Speaker
Mid-Atlantic Plan Sponsors (MAPS) (Baltimore, MD) – June 10
Topic - Current Trends in Public Pension Funds

Colleen Smiley - Speaker
ConsortiumEAST 2016 (New York, NY) – June 9
Topic – Global Equities / Fixed Income Workshop

Christopher Tehranian - Speaker
Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (Boston, MA) – June 6
Topic – Institutional Investing in Infrastructure

Leo Festino - Speaker
SACRS Annual Spring Conference (Costa Mesa, CA) - May 10-13
Topic - A View from the Consultant’s Side of the Table
Topic - When Do Consultants Agree to See the Markets Differently? The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected

Stephen McCourt - Moderator
Pension Bridge Annual 2016 (San Francisco, CA) - April 5
Topic - Tail Risk Hedging

Laura Wirick - Moderator
Pension Bridge Annual 2016 (San Francisco, CA) - April 5
Topic - ESG, (Environmental, Social and Governance)

Ted Benedict - Panelist
Investment Management Institute Consultants Congress (San Francisco, CA) - March 29

Ted Benedict - Speaker
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (Las Vegas, NV) - March 14
Topic - Are You Really an Investor?

Aneish Arora - Moderator
Opal Investment Consultants Forum (New York City, NY) - March 8
Topic - Addressing Risk in your Asset Allocation Strategy?

Ted Benedict - Speaker
Mountain States Institutional Investor Forum (Denver, CO) - March 1
Topic - Emerging Markets

Jim Meketa - Speaker
CFA Society of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) - March 2
Topic - The Next Five Years: Asset Allocation and Portfolio Positioning

Christopher Tehranian - Speaker
Global Real Assets Investment Forum (New York, NY) – February 23

Frank Benham - Panelist
NAPPA Conference (Washington D.C.) - February 17
Topic - Trends in Public and Private Markets Investments

Gustavo Bikkesbakker - Panelist
5th Annual Colombian Investors Forum 2016 (Bogotá, Colombia) – February 11
Topic – Portfolio Construction for the Colombian Private Client

Gustavo Bikkesbakker - Moderator
Louisiana Trustee Educational Council Investment Education Symposium (New Orleans, LA) – February 4
Topic - Investing in Real Estate

Aaron Lally - Panelist
Louisiana Trustee Educational Council Investment Education Symposium (New Orleans, LA) – February 4
Topic - Performance Monitoring

Aaron Lally - Speaker
Florida Public Pension Trustees Association Winter Trustees School (Orlando, FL) – February 1
Topic – Attributes of Rebalancing

David Hetzer - Panelist
Made in America (Las Vegas, NV) - January 25
Topic - Global Market Conditions and Concerns

2015 Calendar view calendar

Steve Hartt - Panelist
Buyouts West (Half Moon Bay, CA) - October 14
Topic - Small Market Gems: The Allure and Risk of Smaller Funds

Larry Witt - Panelist
2015 Roundtable for Consultants & Institutional Investors (Chicago, IL) - October 7
Topic - Overcoming Congestion in the Private Markets

Dan Dynan - Speaker
Opal Public Funds Summit East (Newport, RI) - July 22
Topic - Risk Measurement to Risk Management

MIG Investment Perspectives Conference Call Series - June 25
Topic - Looking for Bubbles

Todd Silverman - Panelist
Buyouts Conferences (Chicago, IL) - June 23
Topic - Investors Reveal What They're Looking For In Private Debt Strategies

John Haggerty - Panelist
SuperReturn U.S. (Boston, MA) - June 16
Topic - LP Response

Dan Dynan - Speaker
Mid-Atlantic Plan Sponsors (Baltimore, MD) - June 3
Topic - The Role of Your Consultant

Steve Hartt - Panelist
Low Carbon Energy Investor Forum (San Francisco, CA) - May 19-20
Topic - LP and GP views on private renewable energy private infrastructure fund investments

Paul Cowie - Speaker
AIMSE (Phoenix, AZ) - April 28
Topic - Consultant Roundtable

Laura Wirick - Moderator
2015 Pension Bridge Annual (San Francisco, CA) - April 7-8
Topic - Credit Panel

Stephen McCourt - Speaker
2015 Pension Bridge Annual (San Francisco, CA) - April 8
Topic - Emerging Markets Panel

Chris Tehranian - Panelist
Great Lakes Economic Forum (Chicago, IL) - April 27
Topic - Future of Energy Panel

Leandro Festino - Panelist
Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems "TexPERS" (Houston, TX) - March 30
Topic - Global (Non US) Equities, including Emerging Markets Equities

Christy Gahr - Panelist
Private Debt Investor Forum 2015 (London, UK) - March 24
Topic - Attracting New Investors to the Private Debt Markets

Aneish Arora - Panelist
Opal Financial Group Investment Consultants Forum (New York, NY) - March 10
Topic - Asset Allocation and Diversification in a Volatile Market

Ted Benedict - Panelist
IFEBP Investments Institute (Rancho Mirage, CA) - March 9
Topic - Best Practices in Due Diligence

Gustavo Bikkesbakker - Panelist
SuperReturn Latin America 2015 (Rio) - March 2
Topic - Allocation and Diversification and Validation of Private Equity: The Illiquidity Dilemma

Steve Hartt - Panelist
SuperInvestor US (San Francisco, CA) - February 9
Topic - Co-Investments

Leandro Festino - Speaker
Florida Public Pension Trustees Association "FPPTA" (Orlando, FL) - February 1
Topic - Rebalancing

Steve Hartt - Panelist
Made in America (Las Vegas, NV) - January 19
Topic - A Practical Look at Private Equity Investments in 2015: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

 

2014 Calendar view calendar

Brian Dana - Panelist
Opal 16th Annual Endowment and Foundation Forum (Boston, MA) - November 19
Topic - The Debate on Hedge Fund Allocation

John Haggerty - Panelist
Opal 16th Annual Endowment and Foundation Forum (Boston, MA) - November 18
Topic - Private Equity

Meketa Investment Group 2014 Investment Conference (Boston, MA) - October 12
Presentations from our conference are available below

Steve Hartt - Panelist
Buyouts West (Half Moon Bay, CA) - October 7
Topic - Infrastructure

Leandro Festino - Speaker
Florida Public Pension Trustees Association (Naples, FL) - October 6
Topic - Rebalancing

Chris Tehranian - Panelist
abvcap Third Annual PE inBrazil Forum (New York City, NY) - October 3
Topic - Infrastructure

Leandro Festino - Speaker
Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees (Callaway Gardens, GA) - September 24
Topic - Outsourcing Your CIO - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Ed Omata - Speaker
Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees (Callaway Gardens, GA) - September 24
Topic - Global Investing - US vs International vs Emerging Markets

Todd Silverman - Panelist
Private Debt Investor Forum (New York City, NY) - September 16
Topic - How LPs look at Private Debt within the Alternative Asset Portfolio

Ted Urban - Speaker
Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (Acme, MI) - September 14-16
Topic - A Global Macroeconomic Perspective of Asset Allocation

Dan Dynan - Panelist
Opal Public Funds Summit East (Newport, RI) - July 23
Topic - Pension Consultant Outlook

John Haggerty - Panelist
SuperReturn US 2014 (Boston, MA) - June 9-12

Colleen Smiley - Moderator
The Pension Bridge (San Francisco, CA) - April 23
Topic - Emerging Markets

Gustavo Bikkesbakker - Panelist
IVY Family Office Network (Miami, FL) - March 20
Topic - Asset Allocation

Leo Festino - Speaker
SuperReturn Latin America(Orlando, FL) - February 10-11
Topic - Private Equity and Emerging Markets

Leo Festino - Speaker
Made in America (Orlando, FL) - February 10-11
Topic - Private Equity and Emerging Markets

2013 Calendar view calendar

Ted Benedict - Panelist
Opal Alternative Investing Summit (Laguna Niguel, CA) - December 8-10
Topic - Manager Selection

Leo Festino - Moderator
Private Wealth Latin America & Caribbean Forum (Miami, FL) - October 24
Topic - South America Private Wealth Regional Updates

Frank Benham - Speaker
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Annual Conference (Las Vegas, NV) - October 21 and 22
Topic - Investment Primer - Other Alternatives

Frank Benham - Speaker
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Annual Conference (Las Vegas, NV) - October 20
Topic - Measuring Investment Performance

Ted Urban - Panelist
Opal Annual Endowment and Foundation Forum Conference (Boston, MA) - October 9
Topic - Consultant Roundtable
s

Leo Festino - Speaker
Florida Public Pension Trustees Association (Stone Mountain, GA) - September 29-October 2
Topic - Globalization and Rebalancing

Leo Festino - Panelist
Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees (Stone Mountain, GA) - September 26
Topic - Manager Search and Selection

Ted Urban - Panelist
AIMSE 2013 Fall Conference (New York, NY) - September 25
Topic - Consultant Roundtable
s

Brian Dana - Speaker
Annual Global Forum (New York City, NY) - September 10-11
Topic - Part III: Next Generation Fund of Funds
Custom Fund of Funds & Multi-Strategies: Examining the Next Generation of Customized Investment Strategies for Investors

Dan Dynan - Speaker
Public Funds Summit East (Newport, RI) - July 23
Topic - Asset Allocation

John Haggerty - Speaker
Buyouts Chicago (Chicago, IL) - June 25-26

John Haggerty - Speaker
Super Return U.S. 2013 (Boston, MA) - June 3-6

Steve Hartt - Panelist
NCPERS Annual Conference (Honolulu, HI) - May 21
Topic - Alternative Investments: Measuring the Risks

John Haggerty - Moderator
Private Equity Latin America Forum (New York, NY) - May 10
Topic - Fund of Funds & Advisor Investments in Latin America

Mika Malone - Co-Speaker
IFEBP Investments Institute (Phoenix, AZ) - April 22
Topic - Hybrid Plans: Impact on Investment Strategy and Return Assumptions

Ted Benedict - Panelist
IMN 2013 Spring Investment Series (Huntington, CA) - March 14
Topic - Focus on Emerging and Frontier Markets

Dan Dynan - Speaker
CFA Society of San Diego (San Diego, CA) - February 26
Topic - Low Volatility Investing

Steve Hartt - Panelist
Opus Connect's Limited Partner Panel (Irvine, CA) - January 30

Frank Benham - Moderator
Boston Security Analysts Society (Boston, MA) - January 15
Topic - Alternatives Panel

2012 Calendar view calendar

Steve Hartt - Roundtable
Alternative Investing Summit (Laguna Niguel, CA) - December 2

Leandro Festino Speaker
Terrapinn's Real Estate Investment World Latin America (Bonita Springs, FL) – October 8
Topic – Economic Impact - Domestic Equities

Leandro Festino Moderator
Florida Public Pension Trustees Association (Hollywood, FL) – October 3
Topic – Are fund of funds the most attractive vehicle for LPs to gain access to Latin America?

Frank Benham Speaker
2012 Investment Forum for Endowments, Foundations and Pension Funds (New York, NY) – September 13
Topic – Macro Trends in the Marketplace

Leandro Festino Speaker
OMNI's 4th Annual "Buttonwood" Series (New York, NY ) – August 9
Topic – Alternative Investments: Illiquid Investments (or are they?)

Leandro Festino Speaker
Atlantic Connection (Miami, FL) – July 11
Topic – Is An 8% Long-Term Return Assumption For U.S. Institutional Funds Irresponsible?

Fran Peters and John Manley Speakers
IFEBP Investments Institute (White Sulphur Springs, WV) – April 23-25

Steve Hartt - Panelist
Thunderbird 8th Annual Global Private Equity Investing Conference (Glendale, AZ) - April 4
Topic - Where are LP’s Looking for Alpha in the Decade Ahead?

Leandro Festino Speaker
ivyFON (Boca Raton, FL) – March 20
Topic – Continuous Fund Risk Management and Due Diligence

Leandro Festino Panelist
Meetings of the Americas 2012 (Miami, FL) – March 19
Topic – The Investor Edge

Leandro FestinoPanelist
Colombian Investors Forum (Bogotá) – January 25
Topic – Public Equities vs. Private Equity

Mika Buffington Speaker
Made in America (Las Vegas, NV) – January 24
Topic – Domestic Equity Allocations - How can Funds Generate Greater Returns?

2011 Calendar   view calendar

Mika Buffington Panelist - Consultant Roundtable
Opal Family Office West Forum (Santa Rosa, CA) – November 8

Chris Tehranian Panelist
Infrastructure Investment World (London, UK) – November 7-9
Topic – Co-Investment: What does the ideal partner look like?

Fran PetersSpeaker
IFEBP 57th Annual Employee Benefits Conference (New Orleans, LA) - November 1 -2
Topic - Structuring Investment Programs for Health and Welfare Funds

Jim Meketa Speaker
IFEBP 57th Annual Employee Benefits Conference (New Orleans, LA) - October 31 - November 1
Topic - Basic Alternative Investment Options

Frank Benham –Panelist
IFEBP 57th Annual Employee Benefits Conference (New Orleans, LA) - October 30
Topic - Measuring Investment Performance

Laura Wirick Panelist
Global Asset Allocation Summit 2011 (Las Vegas, NV) – October 28
Topic - Investing in Emerging Markets

Brian Dana Panelist
13th Annual Endowment and Foundations Forum (Boston, MA) – September 21-23
Topic - From a Consultant's Perspective: The Changing Landscape for Endowments & Foundations

Leandro FestinoPanelist
IMN E&F Summit and Alternatives Assets Summit (Miami, FL) – September 19-20

Leandro FestinoPanelist
CFA Society of South Florida, 9th Annual Hedge Fund and Alternatives Panel (Boca Raton, FL) – September 21

Frank Benham Panelist
2011 Investment Forum for Endowments, Foundations and Pension Funds (New York, NY) – September 13
Topic - Asset Allocation and Portfolio Policy

Fran PetersSpeaker
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (Philadelphia, PA) - September 11
Topic – Refresher Workshop – Core Investment Concepts

John Haggerty– Workshop Speaker
Terrapin Andes Investment Summit (Cartagena, Colombia) – September 7
Topic - Best Practices of Partner Selection

Leandro Festino – Moderator
Terrapin Andes Investment Summit (Cartagena, Colombia) – September 7
Topic - Enter the Dragon – Asian Interest Impacting the Andes

Daniel DynanPanelist
Consultant Roundtable, 2011 OPAL Public Funds Summit (Newport, RI) – July 20

Leandro Festino Panelist
Consultant Panel - Issues, Trends & Solutions, Atlantic Connection, 6th Annual Economic & Financial Development Conference (Miami, Fl) – July 13

Brian DanaModerator
Managed Funds Associates Managed Futures and Global Macro Strategies (Chicago, IL) – June 22

Stephen P. McCourt Speaker
CFA Society of San Diego (San Diego, CA) – July 8

Jess Downer Speaker
CFA Society of San Diego (San Diego, CA) – July 8
Topic – Private Equity Due Diligence

Leandro Festino and John HaggertyPanelist
Private Equity World Latin America 2011 (Miami, FL) – June 20

Ted BenedictSpeaker
Investment Trends Summit (Santa Barbara, CA) – June 16
Topic – Manager Selection

Stephen McCourtSpeaker
National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (Miami, FL) – May 25
Topic – Towards a New Asset Allocation Framework: Economic Regime Management

Frank Benham Speaker
ETF & Indexing Investments USA 2011 (New York City, NY) – May 16
Topic – The 8% Challenge for Institutional Investors

Mika BuffingtonPanelist
AIMSE 34th Annual Marketing and Sales Conference (Phoenix, AZ) – May 3

Mika BuffingtonPanelist
2011 Pension Bridge Annual (San Francisco, CA) – April 12
Topic - Infrastructure

Laura Wirick Speaker
IMN Public Funds Summit (Huntington Beach, CA) – March 14-15
Topic – Emerging Markets Debt

Laura Wirick Speaker
Made in America (Las Vegas, NV) – January 24-25
Topic – Fixed Income Investing


 
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