Investment Summit to address innovations in the alternative space

The sixth-annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit will explore the latest trends, technologies and challenges disrupting the alternative investment industry under the 2019 theme, “Tech-Tonic Shift: Innovation in Alternative Investments.”

The conference will provide a forum for fund managers, institutional investors, economists, researchers and technologists to exchange ideas about the near and long-term issues affecting the alternative investment industry.

Panel sessions are going to cover a range of topics including “Innovation Driving the Client Experience,” “Bits & Blocks: Mining for Alpha,” and “Running with the Grain of ESG & Impact Investing.” “At CAIS, we recognize the critical opportunities and challenges presented by new technologies and the need to create a sustainable economy,” said Chris Duggan, Director of CAIS and VP of Business Development for event sponsor, Dart. “We are excited to bring together an outstanding group of experts to address these emerging themes, and to provide actionable insights that will transform our industry for decades to come.”

A full list of industry speakers will be released in the coming weeks, organizers said, but early confirmations include: Ian Bremmer, president & founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media; Daniel D’Aniello, co-founder of The Carlyle Group; Nancy Davis, founder of Quadratic Capital Management; Andrew Farnum, strategic investment fund director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Inna Khidekel, managing director of Capital Markets at Bridge Investment Group; Cari Lodge, managing director & head of Secondaries at Commonfund Capital; Robert Maynard, chief investment officer of the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI); Michelle McCloskey, president of Man Americas at Man Group; Asha Mehta, director of Responsible Investing and lead portfolio manager at Acadian Asset Management; George Mussalli, chief investment officer & head of Research at PanAgora; Fahmi Quadir, founder & CIO of Safkhet Capital; Michael Sonnenshein, managing director of Grayscale Investments; Bettina Warburg, co-founder of Animal Ventures and Mark Yusko, CEO & CIO of Morgan Creek Capital.

Registration for CAIS 2019 is now live at with early bird prices available until Dec. 31, 2018. Prices start from $3,495 for a full delegate pass, or $2,200 for a one-day access pass.

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