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Commodities Why Commodities? Why Now? January 13, 2010 - New York, USA
Because the asset class of Commodities encompasses such a diverse assortment of investment possibilities (gold, copper, crude oil, natural gas, coffee, cattle, hogs, etc.), venturing into this sector can be both daunting and overwhelming. Join us for insights into this fascinating and complex asset class.


Some issues that our panel will address are:
  • How to invest in commodities
  • Emerging market growth vs. developed countries
  • Green energy and carbon regulation
  • Activity by speculators
  • What lies ahead in 2010

Participants:
  • Hari Hariharan, NWI Management LP.
  • Theresa Gusman, Deutsche Bank
  • Hilary Till, Premia Capital Management, LLC, and Research Associate, EDHEC-Risk Institute
  • Hilary Kramer, A&G Capital Research and Senior Advisor to Aravaipa LLC
  • Caroline Abramo, Moderator, BNP Paribas

Biographies:
  • Hari Hariharan, Chairman & CEO, NWI Management LP.

    Hari manages a hedge fund group which has $2.0 billion under management.
    This includes a global macro fund, an emerging market fixed income fund and a special credit situations fund. The group, started in mid 1993, was originally known as Santander New World Investments Group and was spun off in April 1999.

    Until May 1993 and from 1976, Mr. Hariharan was at Citibank N.A. where his last role was Division Executive of the International Corporate Finance Division which specialized in emerging economies. His career in Citibank spanned 17 years during which time he built several different and highly successful businesses for the bank globally.

    His formal education took place at the Harvard Business School (Program for Management Development), the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (MBA-Finance) and at the University of Madras (Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting).

  • Theresa Gusman, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

    Head of Global Commodities team and Lead Portfolio manager DWS Commodity Securities Fund DB Asset Management, New York

    Theresa joined the Company in 1995, previously serving as head of Developed International Investment Team and portfolio manager for International institutional accounts, head of Equity Investments, portfolio manager for Kemper Asian Growth Fund, Scudder Pacific Opportunities Fund and Scudder New Asia Fund, member of Pacific Basin portfolio management team, and analyst responsible for China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Taiwan, after 12 years of experience as research analyst for Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder and Salomon Brothers Theresa was a BA from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

  • Hilary Till, Principal, Premia Capital Management, LLC

    Principal, Premia Capital Management, LLC, Chicago, Research Associate, EDHEC-Risk Institute


    Premia Capital is a proprietary investment and research firm, which specializes in the natural-resources markets. She is also a principal of Premia Risk Consultancy, Inc., which advises investment firms on risk-management policy.

    Before co-founding Premia Capital, Ms. Till was the Chief of Derivatives Strategies at Putnam Investments and prior to this position was a
    quantitative analyst at Harvard Management Company.

    She has a B.A. with General Honors in Statistics from the University of Chicago and an M.Sc. degree in Statistics from the London School of Economics (LSE). She studied at the LSE under a private fellowship administered by the Fulbright Commission.

    Ms. Till’s articles on commodities, risk management, and hedge funds have been published in the Journal of Alternative Investments, AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association) Journal, MFA (Managed Funds Association) Reporter, Derivatives Quarterly, Quantitative Finance, Risk Magazine, Hedge Funds Review, Commodity Risk Magazine, Commodities Now, Alternative Investments Quarterly, Journal of Wealth Management, and in the Singapore Economic Review.

    Her articles have been summarized in both the CFA Digest (2006 and 2007) and in the CFA Institute’s Literature Review (2009) as well as being included in the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst curricula (2007, 2010).

    Ms. Till is also the co-editor of the Risk Books (2007) bestseller, Intelligent Commodity Investing.

  • Hilary Kramer, President and Chief Investment Officer, A&G Capital Research and Senior Advisor to Aravaipa LLC

    In 2005, Ms. Kramer founded GreenTech Research LLC, an equity long short global fund specializing in alternative energy, clean technologies, agriculture and environmental products and services.

    From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Kramer was a consultant to financial institutions.
    This included her role as senior strategist at Montgomery Asset Management (assets under management of$2.4billion) and Montgomery Partners (the hedge fund division).

    From 1994 to 2003, she was senior managing director of a family office with over $5.6 billion fund of private equity and publicly-traded securities. During her tenure, Ms. Kramer held the title of co-vice chairman of the $500 million Ibero-American Partners Fund (1997 to 2003), an investment vehicle which was also jointly owned by Hicks Muse Tate & Furst.

    From 1986 to 1989, Ms Kramer was an analyst at Morgan Stanley covering industrials, natural resources and energy companies. After completing her Wharton MBA program in 1991, Ms. Kramer worked at Lehman Brothers in the structured finance division specializing in mortgage-backed securitization. She also worked on equities and debt financings and M&A transactions in investment banking.

    Ms. Kramer received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and a BA with honors from Wellesley College in 1986.

  • Caroline Abramo, Director, BNP Paribas

    Caroline has 15 years of experience in commodities, traditional and alternative asset management. She previously worked at Credit Suisse, Bankers Trust-Deutsche Bank, and Enron. She graduated from Bucknell University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Admission to the event is free.
Event Details
  When   Between 13/01/2010 05:00 PM and 13/01/2010 08:00 PM
Where   BNP Paribas - 787 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 - USA
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