2016 Financial Market Symposium

The University at Albany’s 3rd Financial Market Symposium: Hedge Funds

Finance Department, School of Business

Friday, October 7, 2016

9:00 – 9:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 – 9:30 Welcome Remarks: Hany Shawky, Dean, School of Business, University at Albany

9:30 – 10:15 “Finding Fortune: How Do Institutional Investors Pick Asset Managers?”

Gregory W. Brown, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Oleg Gredil, Tulane University and Preetesh Kantak, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill

Oleg Gredil, Assistant Professor, Tulane University
Discussant: David Smith
, Associate Professor, University at Albany

10:15 – 11:00 “Style and Skill: Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, and Momentum”

by Mark Grinblatt, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Gergana Jostova, George Washington University, Lubomir Petrasek, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Alexander Philipov, George Mason University
Presenter: Alexander Philipov
, Associate Professor, George Mason University
Discussant: Louis Piccotti, Assistant Professor, University at Albany

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00 “Local Religious Beliefs and Hedge Fund Risk-Taking Behaviors”

by Lei Gao, Iowa State University, Ying Wang, University at Albany, and Jing Zhao, Portland State University

Presenter: Ying Wang,
Associate Professor, University at Albany

Discussant: Yinjie Shen, Visiting Professor, Fordham University

12:15 – 1:45 Lunch and Practitioner Panel: “Hedge Funds: Current Performance and Future Outlook”

Jonathan Isler ’94
, Partner/CFO, Deerfield Management
Paul Zummo’90,
CEO/CIO, JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management
Kevin Heller’90
, Senior V.P of Marketing, James Alpha Management

1:45 – 2:00 Coffee Break

2:00 – 3:15 Keynote Speech: “Managerial Talent and Hedge Fund Performance”
Turan G. Bali,
Robert Parker Chair, Professor of Finance, Georgetown University

3:15 – 3:30 Concluding Remarks: Na Dai
, Associate Professor and Chair, Finance Department, University at Albany

SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022

Contact: Sally Mills 518-956-8322 or smills@albany.edu