Schwarzenegger to keynote Cayman Alternative Investment Summit

Former California governor and action-movie hero Arnold Schwarzenegger will headline the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit in February. 

The conference is billed as “an internationally recognized” event to bring together fund managers, investors, regulators and others in the hedge fund industry. 

Chris Duggan, a vice president with Dart Enterprises which is an organizer and major sponsor of the event, said the summit would provide an opportunity for industry leaders from around the world to engage in collaborative discussions “on how to effectively compete in the rapidly changing investment markets.” 

“We look forward to welcoming some of the world’s top business executives to the Cayman Islands to participate in what is going to be an outstanding and thought provoking Summit, discussing a new vision for a new age in the alternatives space,” he added. 

Mr. Schwarzenegger served as the governor of California from 2003 through 2011. He became famous in the decades before starting his political career, starring in popular action films including The Terminator series and The Running Man. 

Since leaving politics, Mr. Schwarzenegger has turned his career to business, investing and philanthropy. 

Topics for discussion at the conference include how to cope with changing market conditions, challenges with forecasting the global economy, working within changing regulatory environments, and combining investing with philanthropy. 

The conference is locally sponsored by Dart Enterprises, KPMG, Five Mile and a number of other financial services companies in Cayman. 

Mr. Schwarzenegger will be joined at the event by Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, and more than 60 other speakers.  

The last Cayman Alternative Investment Summit, held in 2012, attracted more than 400 people and featured a keynote address from former U.S. President George W. Bush. 

The conference will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Feb. 12 and 13. 

Arnold-Schwarzenegger

Mr. Schwarzenegger. – PHOTO: AP
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