Hofstra University

Center for International Financial Services and Markets
Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University

presents a conference on

“The Future of Alternative Investments in the Post-Crisis Environment”

Following the financial crisis, there is increased interest on the future role of alternative investments in the global financial markets, especially their impact on market stability. This conference will provide a forum for representatives from hedge funds and private equity firms, leading authorities from academia, media the legal and accounting professions and regulators to discuss how alternative investments firms will evolve and mature over the next decade.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus
To RSVP, email Dean.Socci[at]Hofstra.edu or call (516) 463-5676

8:00-8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
Opening Remarks
8:30-8:45
Patrick Socci, Dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Nicholas Tsafos, Partner, EisnerAmper, LLP
Breakfast Speaker
8:45-9:30

Keynote Address: Role of hedge funds and private equity in the future
Introduction: Sal Sodano, Special Executive Advisor to the President, Hofstra University
Richard Ketchum, Chairman and CEO, FINRA

Session 1
9:30-11:00

Accounting and legal perspectives on the future mission of hedge funds and private equity
Moderator: TBA
Peter Testarverde, Partner, Financial Services, EisnerAmper, LLP
William Kelly, Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP
Harvey Westbrook, Assistant Director, Securities and Exchange Commission
Session 2
11:00:12:45
Corporate and media perspectives on the future mission of hedge funds and private equity
Moderator: TBA
Nathaniel Baker, Editor, Bloomberg Hedge Funds Brief, Bloomberg LP
Leo Guthart, CEO, Topspin Partners LLP
Joel Press, Press Management LLC, former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
James Purnell, Senior VP and Chief Risk Officer, The Kenmar Group
Luncheon Speaker
12:45-2:00
Financial Institution perspective on the future mission of hedge funds and private equity
Brian Ruane, CEO, Alternative Investments, BNY Mellon Corporation
Closing Remarks Anoop Rai, Director of the Center and Professor of Finance