NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyBridge Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm, today announced that more than 1,000 invite-only participants have registered to attend the Second Annual SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference, May 19 to 21, 2010, in Las Vegas.
The Conference convenes public policy officials, capital allocators and managers to discuss the government's role in the financial markets, allocation trends, the importance of risk management and the changing regulatory landscape. In its second year, registration has exceeded expectations and a strong majority of the confirmed attendees are end-investors including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, endowments, foundations, family offices and private clients and treasury.
"We have secured a high-profile list of speakers and focused on bringing together institutional and other end-investors as well as today's top asset allocators to deliver valuable perspectives and insights that participants can act on," said Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner of SkyBridge Capital and a regular contributor to CNBC. "Coming off a year of the best performance for the hedge fund industry in the past decade, the timing to convene these keen investors and capital allocators with talented managers in one place could not be better."
Keynote speakers at this year's Conference will be President Bill Clinton; General Peter Pace, sixteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2005-2007); Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts; and Michael Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute. Other notable speakers include: Austan Goolsbee, staff director & chief economist of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and member of the Council of Economic Advisers; Nouriel Roubini, economics professor and chairman of Roubini Global Economics; and Jeremy Siegel, the Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Hedge fund managers James G. Dinan, York Capital Management, Glenn Dubin, Highbridge Capital Management and Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital Group will deliver a "View from the Top," and a discussion of the "Institutional Investor Mindset" will be led by California State Controller John Chiang.
For more information regarding criteria to attend, registration or sponsorship opportunities, please visit the SALT 2010 website at www.saltconference.com.
About SkyBridge Capital
SkyBridge Capital is a leading global alternative investment firm providing developmental capital to hedge fund managers and other types of asset manager businesses. When making an investment, SkyBridge typically seeks to secure "Special Rights" that enable their investors to participate in the managers' growth and share in the fees and incentive allocations earned on all assets. The firm's team of experienced professionals coordinates a global network of partners in sourcing hedge fund managers and providing business-building and investment-support services. SkyBridge Capital has strategic investments in seven funds. In aggregate, SkyBridge Capital and its underlying managers currently have approximately $1.5 billion under management.
For more information visit, www.skybridgecapital.com.
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