We are delighted to bring you this lively bonus episode of a live conversation with the legendary Steven Eisman, who became famous for shorting Collateralized Debt Obligations in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. He was featured in the film adaptation of The Big Short under the name of Mark Baum, and portrayed by Steve Carell. In September 2014, he joined Neuberger Berman in the Private Asset Management division. The group, run by partners including his parents, Elliott and Lillian Eisman, manages portfolios of stocks for wealthy clients
David Hilton is currently council member at Sunninghill & Ascot Parish Council. He was previously an elected representative for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead representing Ascot, where he was Lead Member. He was lead member for finance on the council and involved in the pension fund panel, which he sat on for 16 years. Prior to his role in local government he worked in industry.
Michael Halpern is Founder and President of Westmore Capital Advisors, a multi-strategy investment firm that invests across asset classes focused on early stage/growth capital companies as well as investments in more established companies undergoing substantial transformation. He was previously Co-Managing Member and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Dorchester Capital Advisors, a fund management firm that invested in hedge funds, private equity funds and secondary hedge fund interests. Prior to that he ran a long/short hedge fund Dorchester Advisors that he founded in 1991. He previously held a series of roles in financial services in the Los Angeles area and currently holds a number of Board Roles.
Rachel Green is Director of Institutional Sales at Nuveen. She started her career in risk management and moved into a sales role in 2014. She has been a prominent voice in the City of London on issues of diversity and inclusion and is the founder of The Skills Workshop, to help women and young people understand their career options, share stories and to identify with others as well to create a sense of belonging.
Faisal Rafi is head of research at Riscura, based in London – Riscura is a South Africa-based financial services firm that focuses on providing purpose driven investment solutions for investors as well as investment managers. He previously worked as an investment manager at a UK corporate hedge fund, and prior to that in various asset management and consulting roles. He trained as an actuary.
A personal lookback to a career in investment consulting, the drivers of Emerging Markets, and how a personal health setback led to a reset and lessons learned.
Jim Maloney is a director at the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association and a director of Beachpoint Capital Management. He was a trustee of the Chicago Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund for over 11 years, including 1.5 years as interim chief investment officer. He retired from the Chicago Police in 2017, after 35 years of service, which saw him rise to the rank of Lieutenant. Jim has been active as an advocate for public fund investors for over a decade and is an active participant in the institutional investor conference circuit.
A reflection of a lifetime dedicated to public service, the highs and lows that he recalls from that and a discussion of what he loves about Chicago.
Doug Shaw is Bursar at St. Peter’s College, Oxford, a position he has held for over two years. I got to know him when he was in a COO role within one of Europe’s most successful hedge funds, The Children’s Investment Fund, and in his investment career he has held a series of fascinating roles, both at start up firms and in large firms such as Gartmore and Blackrock. He has spent time in derivatives sales, building a business for charity clients, and in managing hyper-fast growth, and now holds various NED and Investment Committee positions in addition to his Bursar role.
A straight-talking look at the business of building a hedge fund business and the ongoing problem of low representation in the industry.
Jan Nicholson is President of two private family foundations, The Nicholson Foundation in NJ and The Grable Foundation in Pittsburgh PA. She recently retired from a Board Role at MDRC, a non-partisan research organization based in NYC, and has held Board Positions at Rubbermaid, Ball Corporation, and Radian Group, Inc. from 1990 to 2015.
Jan Nicholson has been both a banker and an investor and we learn how she shifted her mindset between the two. Her decades of experience have seen many cycles in markets and in the business and it was a privilege to hear her insights.
Shari Greco Reiches is founder of Rappaport Reiches Capital Management a firm designed to help clients navigate their most crucial financial decisions. She has a particular focus on “Women in Charge” and is active in a number of affinity groups and holds a number of board roles, including previously ISBI, the Illinois State Board of Investments. She is the author of the book “Maximize your Return on Live” and podcast host.
204. Christine Reed of Ninety One: Emerging Market Debt Investing – Learning to take Risk on the Frontier
Christine Reed is an analyst on the Fixed Income team at Ninety One covering Latin American sovereign and currency markets. Based in New York, Christine is responsible for all Latin America coverage and supports the alpha decision-making process across investment capabilities. She previously worked at Goldman Sachs Asset and Citigroup.