GMF @HedgeWorld West, World Bank/IMF and Financial & Risk Summit Toronto 2014

October 3, 2014

(Updates with guest photos and new links).

Join our special coverage Oct. 6-10 in the Global Markets Forum as we hit the road, from the West Coast to Washington to the Great White North.

GMF will be live next week from the HedgeWorld West conference in Half Moon Bay, California, where we’ll be blogging insight from speakers including Peter Thiel, former San Francisco 49ers great Steve Young and other panelists’ viewpoints on the most important investment themes, allocation strategies, reputation risk management ideas and more.



Eric Burl, COO, Man Investments USA

Eric Burl, COO, Man Investments USA

Our LiveChat guests at HedgeWorld West include Jay Gould, founder of the California Hedge Fund Association, on Monday; Rachel Minard, CEO of Minard Capital on Tuesday; and Eric Burl, COO of Man Investments, on Wednesday discussing the evolving global investor. If you have questions for them, be sure to join us in the GMF to post your questions and comment.

Follow GMF’s conference coverage and post questions live via our twitter feed @ReutersGMF as well, where we’ll post comments from other HedgeWorld panelists. They include: 

  • Peter Algert, Founder and CIO, Algert Global
  • Adrian Fairbourn, Managing Partner, Exception Capital
  • Nancy Davis, Founder & CIO, Quadratic Capital
  • R. Kipp deVeer, CEO, Ares Capital
  • Judy Posnikoff, Managing Partner, PAAMCO
  • Caroline Lovelace, Founding Partner, Pine Street Alternative Asset Management
  • Cleo Chang, Chief Investment Officer, Wilshire Funds Management
  • Brian Igoe, CIO, Rainin Group
  • Mark Guinney, Managing Partner, The Presidio Group

In a preview of the HedgeWorld West conference, Rachel Minard said what matters most to investors today is “not so much what something is

Rachel Minard, CEO of Minard Capital

Rachel Minard, CEO of Minard Capital

called but what is its behavior,” she told the forum. “What investment instruments are being used — what is the ROI relative to cost, liquidity, volatility, market exposure, price/rates and is this the most “efficient” method by which to achieve return. What’s great from our perspective is the meritocracy of the business today — the proof necessary to validate the effective and sustainable ROI of any fund or investment strategy.”

Those topics, and more, will be on tap, as top global hedge fund managers and members of the California Hedge Fund Association gather this week. Meanwhile, the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, civil society, and academics to discuss issues of global concern. The Reuters GMF editorial team will cover real-time interviews and blog throughout the event to highlight Reuters’ best analysis and interviews. 

Thomas Caldwell, founder and chairman, Caldwell Securities

Thomas Caldwell, founder and chairman, Caldwell Securities


GMF also will kick off our Financial and Risk Summit in Toronto, starting on Monday, with a LiveChat with Thomas Caldwell, founder and chairman of Caldwell Securities on Canada and the global economy. The conference starts on Tuesday, with keynotes including Tom Kloet, TMX Group CEO; Luo Zhaohui, China’s ambassador to Canada; Ron King, Scotiabank’s compliance head; and more to come.

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