On Tuesday, May 11, HedgeCo Networks hosted its successful Manager Showcase gala event in downtown Chicago. Held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the capital introduction event drew a capacity crowd of institutional investors, fund-of-funds, family offices, and high net worth investors.
Robert Stein, accomplished author and Managing Partner of Chicago-based Astor Financial, LLC, provided a well-received keynote dissertation on the current state of the economy. Stein, who began his career as an analyst for the Federal Reserve under the chairmanship of Paul Volker, has penned such titles as The Bull Inside the Bear: Finding New Investment Opportunities in Today’s Fast-Changing Financial Markets and Inside Greenspan’s Briefcase: Investment Strategies for Profiling from Key Reports & Data.
In addition, five emerging-sized hedge fund managers, including Steve Hall of Lattice Capital Management, Lonny Bernath of Headline Capital Management, Kevin Lennil from Exagroup, Bruce Bernstein from Rockmore Capital Management, and Kurt Hovan from Hovan Capital Management gave brief presentations to the audience before dispersing into separate roundtables for the Q&A portion of the event.
Spending an allotted 15 minutes at each of five investor tables, presenting managers answered individual questions pertaining to each fund strategy, all while sharing their unique insights relating to the current market environment. Afterward, attendees and presenters, alike, celebrated a spirited networking hour, enjoying an open bar and complementary hors d’oeuvres into the early evening hours.