Alternative Investment Summit adds Ian Bremmer to editorial board

The Cayman Alternative Investment Summit 2020 announced the appointment of Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, to the conference’s editorial board. Bremmer will help shape the agenda and speaker line-up around the 2020 conference theme: ‘Global. Digital. Responsible.’

Bremmer is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times bestseller ‘Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism’, which examines the rise of populism across the world. He also serves as the foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for Time magazine and teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

“Through this year’s ‘Global. Digital. Responsible.’ theme, we are continuing to expand the role CAIS plays in spearheading provocative conversations about the future of alternative investing,” said Chris Duggan, CAIS conference chair and vice president of business development at Dart.

“We are excited to add Ian Bremmer to the CAIS20 Editorial Board as his expertise on applying geopolitical risks to financial markets will help to drive meaningful discussions on and off stage at CAIS.”

Hosted by Dart Family Office, CAIS20 will take place at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on 6-7 Feb. 2020.

The seventh annual conference will convene more than 500 alternative investment managers, institutional investors, economists, policymakers and academics for keynote presentations and panel sessions that cover the latest themes influencing the alternative investing landscape, including globalisation, geopolitical risk, artificial intelligence and trading, digitalisation, climate, ESG, and responsible investing.

“As one of the most influential forums in the alternative investment industry, I’m delighted to be joining the CAIS20 Editorial Board and returning again as a keynote speaker,” Bremmer said.

“At a time when societies are becoming more divided, CAIS20 provides a global platform for real debate on the future of alternative investing and the convergence of geopolitical risks.”

Early confirmed speakers at the event are Leda Braga, CEO of Systematica Investments; Peter Branner, CIO of APG Asset Management; Wences Casares, CEO of XAPO; Gerald Butts, former advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former president and CEO of World Wildlife Canada; Megan Greene, former global chief economist at John Hancock Financial Services/ Manulife Asset Management; David McKay, CEO of RBC; Rachel Pether, senior advisor at the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute; and John Studzinski, managing director and vice chairman of PIMCO.

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