Roger Ibbotson Named Keynote Speaker for Global Hedge Fund Forum 2010

Legendary investment authority to address hundreds of institutional and high-net-worth investors at unique virtual event produced by Hedge Connection and PrecisionIR

Jun 10, 2010, 13:35 ET from PrecisionIR Group

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hedge Connection Inc. and PrecisionIR Group today announced that Roger Ibbotson, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Zebra Capital will be the Keynote Speaker at the inaugural Global Hedge Fund Forum, a live virtual event that will take place on June 22, 2010, in a secure, private event community on the Leebug conferencing platform.

Ibbotson is the Founder, Advisor and former Chairman of Ibbotson Associates, now a Morningstar Company with $60 billion under advisement.  He is also a Professor at Yale School of Management, and has written numerous books and articles, including Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation with Rex Sinquefield (updated annually), which serves as a standard reference for information on capital market returns.  His keynote address at Global Hedge Fund Forum 2010 will provide investors with his latest thinking on liquidity, asset allocation and portfolio construction, and timely insights into his current investment strategies.

"Roger Ibbotson is one of the world's leading investment authorities," said Ms. Lisa Vioni, President and CEO of Hedge Connection.  "We are delighted that our audience of qualified investors will have the chance to hear him speak and interact with him directly within our secure networking environment."

Ibbotson will be the headline speaker at an event that also features up to 30 presenting hedge fund managers, representing a diverse group of alternative investment strategies.

One topic that Mr. Ibbotson will speak about are his views on capturing liquidity premium:

"The relationship between Liquidity and Return can be as important as the relationship between Risk and Return, yet Liquidity is a dimension of investor portfolios which is usually ignored or assumed away.  Less liquid assets are priced at a discount and hence, have higher expected returns, but up until now, investors have thought about Liquidity like a switch, when I believe they should be thinking about it like a dial.  If you buy an asset in its most liquid form, you will pay the full price, but by giving up just a little liquidity in public equity markets, it will lead to higher returns. Investors can capture liquidity premiums without going to the much more painful step of investing in asset classes like private equity or venture capital where capital is required to be locked up for several years."

Michael Pepe, CEO of PrecisionIR, said, "We've put together a powerful agenda that offers investors convenient access to a wealth of live and on-demand content, plus an incredible opportunity to network with fund managers and fellow investors, before, during and after the event.  For the presenting fund managers, it's a tremendous opportunity to connect directly with a broad, highly engaged and geographically diverse community of investors."

Ms. Vioni also noted that while hundreds of investors have already pre-registered for the event and begun to network within the Leebug platform, the opportunity is ongoing. It is still possible for investors to register for the live June 22 event and for additional hedge fund managers to join the lineup of presenters.  All presentations will be available for on-demand viewing for 60 days after the event.

Registration for the Global Hedge Fund Forum is free and open to qualified investors only. There is a fee for managers to participate and to present to this global audience.  To learn more, please visit

About Hedge Connection

Hedge Connection has been helping managers and investors through web-based research, events and advisory work since 2005. Hedge Connection is the first and only internet- based platform that offers hedge funds direct access to a membership of "opt-in" qualified active hedge fund allocators. Investor members join for free and gain access to detailed information on hedge fund members. All members receive invitations to member's only events and partner discounts. Learn more and Join the Club at

About PrecisionIR

PrecisionIR is a leading provider of online investor relations and web-based corporate communications solutions to companies worldwide.  From annual reports to webcasting, PrecisionIR helps companies deliver the right message to the right audience. Over 3,000 corporate clients in 13 countries rely on our services to target and attract institutional and high net-worth investors. Our services include the global investor relations and investment information services which we have provided to public companies and mutual funds since 1992, and our rapidly growing webcasting and webconferencing business.


Mitch Ackles

Hedge Fund PR


SOURCE PrecisionIR Group