Hedge Funds in Europe: Trends & Insights

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:30pm— 9:30pm
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Hogan Lovells
50 Holborn Via
London EC1A 2FG
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For Wharton Club Members, join us for an evening to learn about the hedge fund industry in the UK


  • Date: Thursday, 26 October, 6.30pm
  • Venue: Hogan Lovells, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG
  • Tickets: £25pp Members, £35.00 non-members, for non-member tickets, please click here
  • Brought to you by Emanuel Kyprios, WG ‘68

Franklin Allen

Franklin Allen is Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London and has held these positions since July 2014.  He was on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from July 1980 – June 2016. He now has Emeritus status there. He was formerly Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and is currently Managing Editor of the Review of Finance.  He is a past President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Financial Management Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society.  He received his doctorate from Oxford University.  Dr. Allen's main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises.  He is a co-author with Richard Brealey and Stewart Myers of the eighth through twelfth editions of the textbook Principles of Corporate Finance.

Ashish Goyal

Ashish is a Portfolio manager in a leading macro hedge fund. His experience as an investor in the international financial markets spans over the last decade. His area of expertise is Global Macro with a specific focus on Asia. Ashish was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015. The first visually impaired student to have graduated from Wharton business school, he has the distinction of becoming the first Visually impaired trader in the world. He has been honoured with India’s highest civilian award for a disabled individual - the National Award for the empowerment of persons with disabilities by the President of India, and The Josep P Wharton award, selected by his peers, given to one individual who best represents The Wharton Way of Life. In the past few years he has raised funds annually for different charities raising thousands of dollars for causes ranging from education of poor children in India to Blindness Research and International Peace. He is also passionate about theatre and is a supporter of The Print Room, a new theatre based in London. Ashish represented the London Metro club in the domestic UK blind cricket tournament which his team won.

Christen Thomson

Christen is a former Deputy CEO and Head of External Affairs of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of the alternative investment industry. At AIMA, which has more than 1600 corporate members in over 50 countries who collectively manage more than $1.5 trillion in assets, Christen was responsible for co-ordinating strategic communications for the industry and worked closely with both many of the world’s biggest hedge funds and many of the world’s biggest investors in hedge funds, as well as with the leading journalists covering the industry globally.

During Christen’s period at AIMA (2008-2014), the Association created a comprehensive thought leadership programme based on the industry’s value to investors, markets and the broader economy, publishing some 20 major pieces of research.

More recently, Christen was Head of Communications for Terra Firma, the leading European private equity firm.

He is a former BBC journalist who spent 12 years at the Corporation.

Aleksander Baranski

Aleksander Baranski joined Smith Cove Capital in 2017. Prior to joining Smith Cove Capital, Aleksander was a senior analyst at Perry Capital, where he focused on investments in equities and credit across a range of sectors, including telecoms, media, consumer and retail, and automotive. Previously, Aleksander worked at The Blackstone Group and McKinsey & Company. Aleksander holds an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Sc. in Finance with highest honors from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Marcin Kacperczyk

Marcin Kacperczyk is a Professor of Finance at Imperial College London with research interests in the areas of investments, information economics, and financial intermediation. His research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals, including Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.

Marcin has completed his PhD in finance at University of Michigan and holds a Master in Banking & Finance from Warsaw School of Economics. He has previously worked at NYU Stern School of Business and UBC Sauder School of Business. He is a Research Associate at the Center for Economic Policy Research, a former Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, and Management Science.

Marcin’s work has been widely covered by media, such as CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, FT, NYT, Business Week, U.S. News, and Washington Post. Two of his papers have been nominated for the Smith Breeden Prize, and one received the Spaengler IQAM Award for the best paper published in the Review of Finance. He is a current holder of the European Research Council research grant, Vice President of the European Finance Association, and the chair of the European Finance Association 2018 Meetings.

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