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WAIS 2017 Bermuda - AGENDA

 

 

Last updated: September 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 11th

2:00 – 5:00

Golf – Turtle Hill Golf Club at Fairmont Southampton

Don’t miss out as space is limited

Winner of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play Golf” this on site Bermuda golf course features 18 challenging par 3 holes, most with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. With lush sub-tropical surroundings, dramatic elevation changes, and strong coastal winds, this challenging golf course is designed to take your short game to new heights.

Fun competition and prizes also included regardless of skill level.

5:00 – 6:00

Conference registration

6:00 – 7:00

Opening reception and networking cocktail

Conference kicks off on the beautiful grounds of the Fairmont Southampton resort.

Sponsored by:

Thursday, October 12th

7:00 – 8:00

Breakfast

 

 

 

 

8:00 – 8:10

Official Conference Welcome

Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

 

 

 

 

8:10 – 8:30

Official Welcome to Bermuda

TBA

 

 

 

 

8:30 – 9:00

Topic: TBA

Sean Moran, Head of Business Development, Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)

 

 

 

 

9:00 – 9:50

The 2017 WAIS BERMUDA ceo/cio roundtable

New for 2017! The WAIS Bermuda CEO/CIO Roundtable will provide an opportunity for delegates to hear from top executives of leading global alternative asset managers, on the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing their organizations and investment portfolios – including:

  • investment risks and how to mitigate

  • opportunities in the current market environment – sectors, regions

  • investment outlook

  • market outlook

 

 

 

 

9:50 – 10:40

THE U.S. and CANADIAN ENERGY SECTOR – CHANGING POLICIES, RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

F.L. (Ted) Morton, Senior Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Former Alberta Minister of Energy and Minister of Finance

The oil and gas industry is uniquely important to the Canadian economy, accounting for over 20% percent of Canada’s total net exports. New governments in Alberta and Canada in 2015 and in the US in 2017 mean new policies affecting Canada’s energy sector. This session will address the risks and opportunities of these policy changes, including:

  • Ottawa’s approval of the Trans-Mountain pipeline, Enbridge Line 3 and rejection of Northern Gateway

  • Canadian crude oil tanker moratorium off BC north coast

  • Prospects for the Canada East pipeline project

  • Diverging Canadian Climate-change policies: carbon taxes versus cap-and-trade

  • Prospects for US approval of the Keystone pipeline

  • Changing US policies on fracking, drilling on federal lands and climate change, and their impact on Canada

 

 

 

 

10:40 – 11:00

Networking Break

 

 

 

 

11:00 – 11:40

PANEL: FAMILY OFFICE INVESTINg

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

Pierre duPont, HPM Partners LLC

Jon Najarian, Co-Founder, NajarianFamilyOffice

 

 

 

 

11:40 – 12:20

Panel: Institutional Portfolios: Factor Investing & Using Alternatives to Diversify & Mitigate Risks

 

 

 

 

12:20 – 1:10

LUNCH

 

 

 

 

1:10 – 2:00

DEBATE: TRUMP'S PRIVATIZATION STRATEGY. OPPORTUNITY OR THREAT?
Speaker of the House:

Michael P. Murphy, Founder and CEO, Rosecliff Ventures

Jon Najarian, Co-Founder, NajarianFamilyOffice.

 

 

 

 

2:00 – 2:40

Panel: Socially Responsible Investing

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:40 – 3:20

Panel: Offshore Fund Structuring, Compliance & Governance

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:20 – 3:40

Afternoon Tea Break

 

 

 

 

3:40 – 4:20

Panel: Insurance Linked Securities (ILS)

Panel will discuss the global ILS market both from a risk management tool and as a diversified asset class for investors.

 

 

 

 

 

4:20 – 5:20

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Panel: SPORTS, BUSINESS & FINANCE

Moderator: Charles Smith, Charles Smith Exchange

Panelists:

Charles Way (Ex-NFL)

Ralph Sampson (Ex-NBA)

Chad Durbin (Ex-MLB)

Reggie Walker (Ex-NFL)

 

 

 

 

6:00 – 8:30

NETWORKING: barbeque beach party / meet and greet WORLD CHAMPS LLC

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of a private beach club situated on one of Bermuda’s finest beaches, a secluded private cove with impossibly pink sand. Great entertainment and also meet the World Champs LLC.

 

JAMES TONEY “Lights Out” CHRIS BYRD “Rapid Fire”

 

RAY MERCER “Merciless” RIDDICK BOWE “Big Daddy”

 

LAMON BREWSTER “Relentless”

Friday, October 13th

 

 

7:30 – 8:30

Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40

Second Day Recap

Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

8:40 – 9:20

Panel: Global and Bermuda Regulatory update

9:20 – 10:10

GLobal, U.S. and Canadian Economic Outlook

10:10 – 10:50

PANEL: BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY, INTERNET OF THINGS, BIG DATA - THE BRAVE NEW WORLD IS HERE

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

Kirill Gourov, Portfolio Manager & Head of Research, Full Node Capital

Technology is moving so quickly, and in so many directions, that it becomes challenging to pay attention – yet blockchain technology advancement continues to drive economic growth and, in many cases, unleash disruptive change. Huge advances are being made on many fronts – automation of knowledge, the internet of Things (IoT), advanced robotics, next generation genomics, energy storage, to name but a few. There will continue to be ongoing disruptions to established norms, and there will be broad societal challenges – but also immense opportunities. Advances will transform life, business and the global economy.

10:50 – 11:10

NETWORKING Break

11:10 – 11:40

Panel: ETFS: A DISRUPTION TO THE ACTIVE MANAGEMENT SPACE

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

Bobby Eng, Vice President, State Street Global Advisors, Ltd. & Head, SPDR ETF Business Development for Canada

Chris Romano, Director of Research, ETF Global

With the high growth of ETFs encroaching on the turf of active hedge fund managers and the entrance of the "robo-advisors" which also rely on low cost ETFs it is changing the portfolio landscape for investors.

Is there a Fund Uber coming?

11:40 – 12:30

FEATURED KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

Darryl Strawberry, Co-Founder, Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center

Darryl Strawberry is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game, the power he possessed at the plate and the story of redemption that continues to bring hope to so many lives.

He has earned the legendary nicknames and phrases of one of the most feared homerun hitters in the game of baseball, Straw’s Sweet Swing, Strawberry’s Field Forever and The Legendary Straw Man!

 

**** close of conference presentations ****

5:00 – 7:00

VIP AFTER CONFERENCE COCKTAIL – HAMILTON LOCATION T.B.A

Featuring Scotch Tasting, Cigars and more…

 



 

 
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Added to this year’s event!

World Champs LLC coming to Bermuda!