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Welcome you to our first Opalesque Roundtable in 2009, which took place on February 26th in Zurich, or to be more precise, at the Man Group/ RMF’s offices in Pfäffikon. The following prominent guests from the Greater Zurich region were part of this event, which was sponsored by Taussig Capital:

  1. Frederic Berney. Chief Risk Officer, Harcourt Investment Consulting
  2. Christopher Brodie, Co-founder and senior fund manager, Krom River
  3. Jaime Castán, Head of Hedge Fund Research, RMF
  4. Uwe Eberle, Head of Institutional Relationship Management, Member of the Management Committee, Man Investments
  5. Alexander Ineichen, Managing Director and Senior Investment Officer, Alternative Investment Solutions, UBS Global Asset Management
  6. Prof. Dr. Peter Meier, Zurich University
  7. Jim Mitchell, Senior Managing Director and Co-founder, EWM Global
  8. Dr. Christian Raubach, Managing Partner of Wegelin & Co. Private Bankers
  9. Philippe Pillonel, Managing Partner, Constellation Capital Advisors
  10. Ernesto Prado, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, Areca Investment Management
  11. Joseph (Joe) Taussig, Founder, Taussig Capital
You will find a comprehensive update not only on the Swiss hedge fund industry, but a discussion on hot topics such as how Sharpe ratios can fool investors, why investors still shun managed futures, a discussion on the value of transparency and risk factors, and more: Do you know:
  • ...which strategies and opportunities Swiss hedge fund managers and investors are pursuing in this recessionary environment?
  • ...that going forward, RMF will be handling close to 80% of US and Europe L/S hedge fund investments via managed accounts?
  • ...that while managed accounts are the biggest demand from end-investors, this trend could actually exacerbate the problems which may be brewing for the next crisis?
  • ...how the Swiss hedge fund industry aims to rebuild investor confidence?
  • ...where the Swiss regulators failed during the 2008 crisis?
  • ...that there are already a couple of initiatives within the Swiss hedge fund investor community to get together, and which interests they are pursuing?
  • ...how one hedge fund manager changed the way a mainstream newspaper writes about hedge funds?
  • and much more... 31 pages full of real intelligence!

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