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“Alternative” Alternative Investments

04/20/2017 @ 17:30 - 20:00

If you think derivatives are one of the most interesting areas of investing in alternative investments, think again. Hear from a panel of investors experienced at investing in “alternative” alternative investments ranging from fine art and jewelry to wines and spirits, soccer teams and even cannabis.

MODERATOR: Alexandra L. Peers, executive editor of Galerie Magazine and executive editor of the New York Observer’s NYO magazine.


Karen Boyer, principal, Elements in Play
Madelaine d’Angelo, CEO and founder, Arthena
Zack Henry, CEO, Baltoro Group
Kevin Murphy, managing member, High Street Capital Partners Management

Karen Boyer, a former hedge-fund executive who studied art history at the Sorbonne and later turned her love of New York’s galleries and emerging art scene into a successful art advisory business, Elements in Play. With a background in both finance and law, Boyer works with high net worth buyers and sellers and covers the art market internationally.

Madelaine d’Angelo is CEO and founder of Arthena, a leader in the application of quantitative investing methodologies to the art market. A specialist in the intersection of fine art and technology, d’Angelo is a certified appraiser  experienced in art valuation, collector behavior, and analysis of global art market dynamics.

Zack Henry is CEO of Baltoro Group, a venture-building platform that is disrupting industries characterized by market inefficiencies, distortions and asymmetries. Baltoro’s three primary business units are Advisory, Capital and Soccer and he is president of soccer team the Elm City Express, which is part of the National Premier Soccer League.

Alexandra L. Peers, a New York-based writer on culture and travel who serves as the executive editor of Galerie Magazine and as executive editor of the New York Observer’s NYO magazine. Peers is a frequent speaker on the art world and art as an investment.

Kevin Murphy is a managing member of High Street Capital Partners Management whose expertise is in business management with a focus on financial growth strategies. He possesses a broad understanding of the medical cannabis space, including knowledge and experience operating businesses within strict regulatory environments.

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