Absolute Return Symposium 2012

The Absolute Return Symposium, the premier U.S. hedge fund conference, was held at 10 on the Park, New York on 1 & 2 November 2012. The Symposium provided an inspiring outlook for the hedge fund industry and financial markets. At this year's event, a host of top managers and investors discussed the industry's accelerating growth and widening dispersion of returns and also looked at specific opportunities, challenges and risks across a range of alternative strategies.

Key topics discussed included:
• The changing needs of investors, particularly the large pensions and endowments who make an increasing proportion of new allocations worldwide. Do the long-term funding gaps for major U.S. institutional investors represent an opportunity for the industry, or is there a danger in overpromising and under delivering?
• The outlook for and opportunities in equities, macro and commodities, debated and discussed by some of the biggest and most successful managers in their respective strategies.
• With so many new mortgage funds raising money, which have an edge and which are simply along for the ride?
• The ever-changing reaction to sovereign debt problems in the Eurozone. Assets are cheap, and some value investors are ready to buy.
• Worried projections of years of sluggish economic growth and deflation alongside fears that world governments' reactions to this slowdown could produce destabilizing inflation.
• Where are the next hot emerging markets, and which formerly trendy countries are no longer in vogue?
• The most promising trades, both long and short, presented and defended by a variety of managers during a rapidfire series of 'Best Ideas' speeches.

We would like to thank our sponsors for helping to make this event possible:

Main Sponsors:
Credit Suisse

Associate Sponsors
BNY Mellon / Pershing Prime Services
HedgeMark International

Workshop Sponsors
Cerberus Capital Management
Credit Suisse Asset Management
Troika Dialog

For sponsorship enquiries for future events please contact Ian Sanderson on +44 (0) 20 7779 7354 or email isanderson@hedgefundintelligence.com

95% of delegates would recommend this event to their colleagues
98% rated the quality of the program ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’
85% of attendees were very satisfied with the event

Thu 01 - Fri 02 Nov 2012

10 On The Park at Time Warner Center, New York