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2017 Keynote Speaker

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor and former Governor of California

Arnold Schwarzenegger is known all over the globe for his many accomplishments: world champion bodybuilder, Hollywood action hero, successful businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, best-selling author, and California’s 38th Governor.

This world-famous athlete and actor was born in Thal, Austria in 1947, and by the age of 20 was dominating the sport of competitive bodybuilding, becoming the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title. By generating a new international audience for bodybuilding, Schwarzenegger turned himself into a sports icon. With his sights set on Hollywood, he emigrated to America in 1968, and went on to win five Mr. Universe titles and seven Mr. Olympia titles before retiring to dedicate himself to acting. Later, he would go on to earn a college degree from the University of Wisconsin and proudly became a U.S. citizen.

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“The Cayman Islands are beautiful. But the main thing is to have the opportunity to talk to people who come from a wide range of the financial community. We’ve had an incredible selection of people covering private equity and traditional investment. It’s just an opportunity to listen and learn as much as it is to talk and to promote what your own views are.”

Dr. Philippa Malmgren
Founder, DRPM Group

2017 Special Guest Speakers

Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings

Global Head of Corporate Citizenship
KPMG

Andrea Jung

Andrea Jung

President and CEO
Grameen America

Gillian Kemmerer

Gillian Kemmerer

Anchor & U.S. head of programming
Asset TV

Marc Kielburger

Marc Kielburger

Co-Founder 
WE

Stephen Murphy & Javier Pena

Stephen Murphy & Javier Pena

Retired DEA Agents

Bettina Warburg

Bettina Warburg

Founder
Animal Ventures

George Whitesides

George Whitesides

CEO
Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company

Captains Mark & Scott Kelly

Captains Mark & Scott Kelly

Highly Decorated NASA Astronauts & Retired U.S. Navy Captains

David McWilliams

David McWilliams

Economist

Mike Abrashoff

Mike Abrashoff

Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It’s Your Ship

 “You have opportunities to hear people like Richard Branson talk about corporate responsibility at the same time that you can hear a whole panel of macro thinker’s talk about what they think is going on in the world.”

Mark Yusko, CEO and CIO, Morgan Creek

2017 Industry Speakers

Howard Aschwald

Howard Aschwald

Chief Investment Officer
Quantum Capital Management

Ron Barin

Ron Barin

Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Alcoa Inc.

Nathanel Benzaken

Nathanel Benzaken

CEO
Lyxor Inc.

Gerry Brady

Gerry Brady

Managing Director
Harmonic Fund Services Ireland

Gary M. Brown

Gary M. Brown

Chief Executive Officer
CMG Life Services Inc.

Joe Bryant

Joe Bryant

Investment Director
UCLA Investment Company

Geraldine Buckingham

Geraldine Buckingham

Senior Managing Director, Head of Corporate Strategy
BlackRock

Kevin Butler

Kevin Butler

Partner, Head of the Cayman Islands Office
Conyers Dill & Pearman

Tania Carnegie

Tania Carnegie

Leader, KPMG Impact Ventures & National Executive Director of Community Leadership
KPMG

Clark Cheng

Clark Cheng

Chief Investment Officer
Merrimac Corp.

Gerald Alain P. Chen-Young

Gerald Alain P. Chen-Young

Former Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
UNCF, Inc.

Jeffrey Christian

Jeffrey Christian

Managing Partner
CPM Group LLC

Melanie Cohen

Melanie Cohen

Global Head of Private Equity Fund Services
Deutsche Bank

Anthony Cowell

Anthony Cowell

Partner, Head of Alternative Investments
KPMG in the Cayman Islands

Denise Crowley

Denise Crowley

Head of Securitized Product
ZAIS Group

Max Darnell

Max Darnell

Managing Partner & CIO
First Quadrant

Chris Denune

Chris Denune

Executive Director, Alternative Investments
JP Morgan Private Bank

Adi Divgi

Adi Divgi

President & CIO
EA Global LLC (Family Office)

Chris Duggan

Chris Duggan

Vice President / Director
Dart Enterprises Ltd / Kenneth B. Dart Foundation

Garth Ebanks

Garth Ebanks

Deputy Head of Investments and Securities Division
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)

Karl Paulson Egbert

Karl Paulson Egbert

Partner
Dechert LLP

Scott Elpinstone

Scott Elpinstone

Founder
Five Continents Financial Limited

Cedric Fan

Cedric Fan

Senior Portfolio Manager
Russell Investments

Howard Fife

Howard Fife

Principal
Westport Capital Partners LLC

Anne-Marie Fink

Anne-Marie Fink

CIO
Matheys Lane Capital Management

Laura Finkler

Laura Finkler

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Berens Capital

Michael Green

Michael Green

Portfolio Manager
Thiel Macro, LLC

Sumit Handa

Sumit Handa

Head of Insurance Allocation
Insight Investment

Benjamin Hein

Benjamin Hein

Partner
Clairmont Advisors Ltd

Constance Hunter

Constance Hunter

Chief Economist, Principal
KPMG, LLP

Hayden Isbister

Hayden Isbister

Partner
Mourant Ozannes

Alexander M. Ineichen

Alexander M. Ineichen

Founder
Ineichen Research & Management AG

Paul	Isaac

Paul Isaac

CEO and Founder
Arbiter Partners

William J. Kelly

William J. Kelly

CEO
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA)

Jeffrey Klein

Jeffrey Klein

Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Federal Way Asset Management LP

Dr. Philippa Malmgren

Dr. Philippa Malmgren

Founder
DRPM Group

John Mauldin

John Mauldin

President
Mauldin Economics

Laurie Mahon

Laurie Mahon

Managing Director and Head, Global Infrastructure Finance Global Investment Banking
CIBC Capital Markets

Tom McPartland

Tom McPartland

Chief Executive Officer
The ELMA Philanthropies Services Inc.

Suryanshu Mishra

Suryanshu Mishra

Director and Head of Hedge Fund Administration
Deutsche Bank Fund Services

Joseph M. Morrissey

Joseph M. Morrissey

Partner
Seward & Kissel LLP

Faisal Nawaz

Faisal Nawaz

Group CEO
Asiya Investments

Abigail Noble

Abigail Noble

CEO
The ImPact

Mark Okada

Mark Okada

Co-Founder & CIO
Highland Capital Management, L.P

Raoul Pal

Raoul Pal

Economist
The Global Macro Investor

Eric Pedde

Eric Pedde

Director, External Fund Management
AIMCO

Amanda Pullinger

Amanda Pullinger

CEO
100 Women in Finance

Gordon Rajamohan

Gordon Rajamohan

Partner, Alternative Investments
KPMG, Cayman Islands

Professor Amin Rajan

Professor Amin Rajan

CEO
CREATE-Research

Tarun Ramadorai

Tarun Ramadorai

Professor of Financial Economics
Imperial College London

Vinay Rao

Vinay Rao

Head of Risk
Stripe Inc.

David Rhydderch

David Rhydderch

Global Head Alternative Fund Services
Deutsche Bank

Wesley Richards

Wesley Richards

Founder
Frontier Asset

Mark E. Roberts

Mark E. Roberts

Chief Investment Officer
Ironside Asset Advisors LLC

Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross

Associate Director
PAAMCO

Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini

Chairman & CEO
Roubini Macro Associates

Timothy Runnalls

Timothy Runnalls

Senior Director, Real Assets
Ascension Investment Management

Dipender Saluja

Dipender Saluja

Partner and Managing Director
Capricorn Investment Group

Phil Schmitt

Phil Schmitt

President, CEO
Summerwood Group Inc.

Jude Scott

Jude Scott

CEO
Cayman Finance

Richard Scott-Hopkins

Richard Scott-Hopkins

Director
KPMG Cayman Islands

Karsten Schroeder

Karsten Schroeder

CEO
Amplitude Capital

Jason Sheller

Jason Sheller

Global Head of Sales, Alternative Fund Services
Deutsche Bank

Valerie Sill

Valerie Sill

President, CEO and CIO
Dupont Capital Management

Darsh Singh

Darsh Singh

Portfolio Manager
Satori Alpha

Gordon Dee Smith

Gordon Dee Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Strategic Insight Group

Sally Staley

Sally Staley

CIO
Case Western Reserve University

Mario Therrien

Mario Therrien

Senior Vice-President, External Portfolio Management, Public Markets
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Michael Underhill

Michael Underhill

CIO
Capital Innovations, LLC

Mark Warner

Mark Warner

Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)

Philip Watson

Philip Watson

Global Head of Investment Lab
Citi Private Bank

Carol Womack

Carol Womack

Principal-Private Equity
Diversified Trust

Mark W. Yusko

Mark W. Yusko

CEO and CIO
Morgan Creek

Bruce Zimmerman

Bruce Zimmerman

Former CEO and CIO
University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)