NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge), a global alternative investment firm, today announced that President George W. Bush, General Colin Powell and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will serve as keynote speakers at the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference on May 11 to 13, 2011, at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Approximately 1,500 participants, including global leaders, economists and members of the alternative investment industry, will gather from around the world to discuss current global issues. The three-day conference will offer attendees the opportunity to listen and discuss investment ideas and strategies within the context of a changing economic environment, while networking with industry peers including hedge fund managers, institutional and other end-investors, broker-dealers and investment consultants.
"The goal of SALT is to provide the alternative investment community with a forum that allows for the unique exchange of ideas surrounding global issues," said Victor Oviedo, partner of SkyBridge and director of SALT. "We've assembled the world's top thought leaders to discuss where the global economy is, how we got here and where we are headed."
Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (2007-2010) will join Ken Griffin, Founder & CEO of Citadel, and others on a panel to discuss the Dodd-Frank Act's impact on the financial industry. Other industry leaders confirmed to speak at SALT 2011 include: Jane Buchan, CEO, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO); John Burbank, Founder, Passport Capital LLC; Jamie Dinan, Founder, Chairman, & CEO, York Capital Management; Izzy Englander, Founder, Millennium Partners; Dan Loeb, Founder, Third Point LLC; and Marc Lasry, Chairman, CEO & Co Founder, Avenue Capital Group.
Other notable speakers confirmed for SALT 2011 include: Niall Ferguson, Historian, Professor and Author of The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World; Nouriel Roubini, Co Founder & Chairman, Roubini Global Economics; Jeremy Siegel, Professor of Finance, The Wharton School; Steven Levitt, Economist and Co-Author of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything; and Stephen Dubner, Journalist and Co-Author of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.
Through SkyBridge Gives, a portion of the SALT 2011 registration fees will be donated to non-profit charities including: charity: water, Grameen America, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and Faster Cures. For more information regarding registration or sponsorship opportunities please visit the SALT 2011 website at www.saltconference.com.
About SkyBridge Capital, Producers of SALT
Founded in 2005, SkyBridge Capital is a global alternative investment firm with a total of approximately $7.4 billion in assets under management or advisement as of December 1, 2010. The firm provides investment management products, portfolio management and advisory services addressing every type of market participant. SkyBridge offers investment services across four business lines: Commingled Multi-Manager Fund Products, Custom Portfolios, Hedge Fund Seeding and Hedge Fund Advisory Services. Headquartered in New York, the firm also has a presence in Zurich, Switzerland.
SOURCE SkyBridge Capital