SALT: Francis Ford Coppola and Kevin Spacey To Speak At Hedge Fund Event

salt20111New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The 2014 SALT Conference is taking place May 13-16, at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Approximately 1,800 thought leaders, public policy officials, business professionals and investors will convene to discuss macro-economic trends, geo-political events and alternative investment opportunities for the year ahead.

Keynote presentations 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.

“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:

  • A conversation between one of the world’s top government leaders and 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);
  • One-on-one interviews with investment icons, 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;
  • Featured presentations from 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.

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