Samantha Kappagoda and David K.A. Mordecai were invited to present at the 10th Annual Global Alternative Investment Management (GAIM) Conference, June 8-10, 2004 in Lausanne, Switzerland at the Beaulieu Conference Center.
Samantha Kappagoda spoke during a plenary session called Products and the Economy on a panel discussion entitled Global Economic Review: The Implications of the Current Central Bank Policy Environment for Global Financial Markets: Views from Some of the Industry’s Most Influential Hedge Fund Economists and Strategists. The panel was chaired by Marc Goodman, President of Kenmar and Samantha Kappagoda’s fellow panelists were the following:
- Jamil Baz, Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income Research, Deutsche Bank
- Douglas Cliggott, President, Brummer & Partners Research
David K.A. Mordecai presented Credit Relative-Value and Structured Credit Trading as a Source of Excess Returns: The Changing Role of Structured Credit Strategies in the ALM of Financial Intermediaries during the Structured Credit Thinktank stream. This presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by David Mordecai entitled Trends and Developments in Credit Arbitrage as an Emerging Hedge Fund Strategy. His fellow panelists were the following:
- John Howe, Founder and Partner, Old Hill Partners
- Gordon Yeager, Managing Director and Head of Risk Management, Stanfield Capital Partners
- George Marshman, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder, Aladdin Capital, and
- David Grin, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Laurus Funds.
The GAIM International conference is the largest and longest running hedge fund event in the world, and regularly attracts institutional investors, private bankers, high net worth individuals, family offices and sovereign wealth funds as well as fund managers including big brands and boutique investment houses from across the globe.