SALT 2012 to Headline Al Gore, Sarah Palin, Dr. Robert M. Gates and Leaders of the Alternative Investment Industry

Preeminent Investment Conference to Offer Balanced Discussions and Debates During Pivotal Election Year

Jan 11, 2012, 09:00 ET from SkyBridge Capital

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge), a global alternative investment firm, today announced that Vice President Al Gore, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates will serve as keynote speakers at the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT 2012) Conference May 8 to 11, 2012, at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

With registration opening today, SALT 2012 will convene approximately 1,800 thought leaders, public policy officials, business professionals and investors to connect, present views, hear from global leaders and network with industry peers. The conference, which is now in its fourth year, facilitates balanced discussions and debates on macro-economic trends, geo-political events and alternative investment opportunities within the context of a dynamic global economy.

"We are very excited to draw off the success of past SALT conferences to bring together leaders who are keen to present fresh thinking and hard views that will impact decision-making for investors, managers and the broader financial sector," said Victor Oviedo, partner at SkyBridge and director of SALT. "Especially during the election year, SALT promises to provide a forum for balanced discussions and present all sides of the political debate, which have wide reaching implications on the domestic and global financial markets."

Additional notable speakers confirmed for SALT 2012 include Paul Singer, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Elliott Management Corporation; Elena Ambrosiadou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IKOS Group; Kyle Bass, Principal & Portfolio Manager of Hayman Capital Management L.P.; Leon Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors; John H. Burbank III, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Passport Capital LLC; Joseph Dear, Chief Investment Officer of California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS); Jim Collins, best-selling author of Great by Choice; and Nouriel Roubini, Co-Founder & Chairman of Roubini Global Economics.

Stay tuned for further announcements on the SALT 2012 program and confirmed speakers. Early registration will close February 10, 2012, and final registration closes April 27, 2012. For more information regarding registration or sponsorship opportunities, please visit the SALT 2012 website at

About SkyBridge Capital, Producers of SALT

Founded in 2005, SkyBridge Capital is a global alternative investment firm with $5.7 billion in total assets under advisement or management as of November 1, 2011. 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