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February 2019

A Spotlight on Corporate Ethics and Your Bottom Line

February 7 @ 17:30 - 20:00

Big businesses and major corporations have too often been cast as the villains in the story of America, and Stan Litow is committed to showing people the perception does not match reality.The New York Alternative Investment Roundtable, Bloomberg and the Hedge Fund Association are pleased to invite you to a discussion regarding the financial impact of corporate ethics and responsibility with Stan Litow, the former vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for IBM and author of the new…

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January 2019

Monthly Call: “Total Return Swaps & How Investors Can Use Them to Boost Returns”

January 29 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Derivatives can be effective vehicles to transfer risk or gain exposure to an underlying asset without having to buy or sell the asset.  A Total Return Swap (TRS) is an agreement between two parties to transfer the total economic exposure, including both market and credit risk, of the underlying asset which is generally an equity index, bonds, or loans.  Given the affordability and leverage provided by TRS they are an increasingly popular alternative investment used by portfolio managers to hedge portfolios or…

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From Wall Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, and Back

January 3 @ 17:30 - 20:00

SkyBridge founder, and former White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci will discuss his collaborative approach to business and why it didn’t mesh with the toxic political culture in Washington. He will provide insight into his experiences with the Trump campaign, transition team and administration, as well as offer his current perspectives. Anthony Scaramucci is the founder and co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital. He is the author of four books: The Little Book of Hedge Funds, Goodbye Gordon Gekko, Hopping Over…

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December 2018

Philanthropy 2019 – Changes, Ideas & Opportunities

12/05/2018 @ 17:30 - 20:00

Giving back, giving forward and giving of yourself are personal drivers for you and your organization. During this event a panel of speakers will discuss the changing nature of giving in the wake of the new tax landscape and will share their own experiences with everything from mentoring and education projects, to strategies for getting onto non-profit boards. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences as well. Topics & Speakers: Changes: Randi Schuster, the principal in charge of…

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November 2018

Global Macro –A Look Ahead

11/07/2018 @ 17:30 - 20:00

For Global Macro Advisors, market disruptions from Brexit to a potential trade war with China offer both opportunities and significant risks. Within the U.S. and internationally, there are countless issues that could potentially impact investment choices of global macro investors in both the near future and further down the road. The New York Alternative Investment Roundtable’s November event will feature a panel of industry experts who will share their thoughts and various perspectives on the asset class and some of…

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October 2018

October Monthly Call: “The Challenges Alternative Investments Face Among Public Pension Funds”

10/31/2018 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Jonathan Tritcher, Republican candidate for New York State Comptroller, will share his thoughts on some of the issues and concerns faced by public pension plans when it comes to investing in alternative investments. Having begun his career in government, communications and politics, Mr. Tritcher developed an expertise in public finance that led to him being recruited as an investment banker by J.P. Morgan’s public finance group. He then went on to run a municipal restructuring subsidiary of The MAEVA Group,…

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Brexit Impact on Alternative Managers: Views from Europe and the U.S.

10/17/2018 @ 17:30 - 20:00

London is the hub of the alternative investment industry in and across Europe. Will that change with the playing out of the Brexit negotiations?  The outcome could have a range of industry impacts, including employee domicile, local client access to funds, regulatory adjustments. In this event co-sponsored by one of NY-AIR's partners, CAIA, our panel of speakers will aim to establish what the new difficulties are, and to discuss potential action fund managers might be willing to take to mitigate…

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Monthly Call: “How Alternative Data is Changing Discretionary Investment”

10/05/2018 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Alternative data, or “big data,” refers to massive quantities of complex, and often obscure, information about individual companies or industries that is analyzed by computer programs. As the alternative investment community has begun to embrace alternative data as part of its investment approach, it is important to understand some of the ways this new type of data is influencing investing. Matei Zatreanu, the founder of quantitative data analysis company System2, will address some of the biggest issues and questions regarding…

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September 2018

“Why Economics and Politics Collide” with Alan Blinder

09/17/2018 @ 17:30 - 20:00

In this special co-hosted event with FIASI and the Gabelli Center for Global Security at Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus), leading economist and political expert, Dr. Alan Blinder, will discuss the clash of economics and politics through the words of his new book, Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers When Economics and Politics Collide. American economic policy and politicians historically have had complications connecting on their viewpoints. The cultural divide separates these two forums, which the country is awaiting to be unified…

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August 2018

August Monthly Call: “Avoid Being a Victim of a Mass Shooting: How Employees and Companies Can Best Prepare Themselves”

08/14/2018 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Mass shootings are becoming increasingly familiar to our culture and employees and businesses are no exception to this target. While this is a highly timely issue, what many employers may not fully appreciate is that they are required by OSHA to protect all employees from such harm. With over 25 mass shootings already occurring in the U.S. this year, this is a topic that everyone should be aware of combating. Nick Mistry, CEO of Active Victim, will discuss a very timely…

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