New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Approximately 1,800 industry hedge fund leaders are meeting up to discuss macro-economic trends, geo-political events and alternative investment opportunities for the year ahead. The 2014 SALT Conference is taking place May 13-16, at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Keynote presentations will come from two of the leading minds in entertainment, Francis Ford Coppola, Academy Award Winning Film Director, Producer & Screenwriter; and Kevin Spacey, Academy Award-Winning Actor & Producer.
SALT is produced by SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm with approximately $9.6 billion in assets under advisement or management as of December 31, 2013. SkyBridge’s flagship multi-advisor hedge fund gained 14.25% last year and was up 21.29% in 2012.
“As volatile global markets and geo-political tensions continue to weigh on investor sentiment and create uncertainty, SALT is a forum for the world’s leading minds in business, finance, economics and politics to discuss, debate, and exchange ideas while identifying potential solutions,” said Victor Oviedo, partner and global head of business development at sponsor SkyBridge Capital. “We have structured the program to focus in real-time, so participants may gain ideas that are applicable and actionable in today’s current market environment.”
SALT program highlights and notable speakers include:
- General David. H. Petraeus, Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012); Commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces-Afghanistan (2010-2011); Commander, U.S. Central Command (2008-2010); Commander, Multinational Force-Iraq (2007-2008);
- Jamie Dinan, Chairman & CEO, York Capital Management; David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group; and David Tepper, Founder & President, Appaloosa Management LP;
- Kenneth G. Langone, President & CEO, Invemed Associates LLC and Co-Founder of The Home Depot; Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs; and Mary Schapiro, Chairman U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (2009-2012);
- Meeting of the Minds: A Discussion on Global Fiscal Policy Challenges & Economic Realities: A timely conversation featuring distinguished economists, Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government & Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); and Nassim Taleb, New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Black Swan” & Distinguished Scientific Advisor, Universa Investments.
In addition to the flagship SALT Conference which takes place in Las Vegas every May, SALT Asia will take place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, October 21-24, 2014.
Past featured speakers have included President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, President Nicolas Sarkozy, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Vice President Al Gore, Governor Mitt Romney, General Colin Powell, the Honorable Gordon Brown, Secretary Leon Panetta, Secretary Timothy Geithner, Jean Claude Trichet, Chairman Jin Liqun, Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Michael Milken, Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Wolfgang Puck, Al Pacino and Oliver Stone.
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