Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum 2017

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina (formerly Hyatt Regency Newport), Newport, RI
July 24, 2017 - July 26, 2017

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As Opal Group’s flagship event, The Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum has become Opal’s largest family office event in the world. Known for its rich history and magnificent mansions, Newport, RI attracts thousands of delegates each year. The voyage begins with an annual Regatta Cup race, giving delegates an opportunity to find their inner competitor, and race across the harbor. In the course of three days, family offices, private investors, and investment managers navigate their way through the choppy waters of the past recession, while continuing to explore the best ways to map out their portfolios. With over 1000 delegates there is always an opportunity to meet potential clients. Discussions will cover a wide variety of investment topics including direct investing, impact investing, non-correlated assets, and many more. Come join us this July-- the forecast calls for fun, networking, and favorable prospects for preserving your family’s wealth.

CONFERENCE FORMAT
This conference will exclusively feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices. Power Point presentations are prohibited during the sessions but may be made available on our mobile app. Please send in PDF or PowerPoint format if you would like to have presentation included on App. *Only Standalone Speakers will be allowed to use PowerPoints, but cannot pitch products or advertise anything with their firms.*

Agenda current as of April 28, 2017

8:00am

America’s Regatta Cup Networking event

(shuttle service begins at 7:15 am)

8:00am

Exhibit Setup / Registration

9:00am

Exhibit Hall / Hospitality Lounge Open

10:00am

Open Workshop

Marketing Technology’s Role in Growing AUM

Graig Norden, President, Freewheel Marketing

11:00am

Open Workshop and Brunch

Keynote Presentation

12:15pm

Chairman Opening Remarks

Michael Pompian, Founder and CIO, Sunpointe Investments (MFO)

12:25pm

Size matters – Small is Beautiful: The Impact of Portfolio Diversification and Selection on Risk and Return in Private Equity

Thomas Frei, Senior Partner, Akina Ltd.

12:45pm

Standalone

Chad Naylor, CEO and CIO, Naylor & Company Investments, LLC

1:05pm

Standalone

TBA, Altegris Investments

1:25pm

Standalone

TBA, Torray LLC

1:45pm

A Global Macroeconomic Outlook and Forecast: State of The Economy

Moderator

S. Michael Sury, Chairman, INDORUS Holdings LLP (SFO)

Panelist

Norm Champ, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, former Director, SEC Division of Investment Management

Panelist

Mustafa Saiyid, Senior Financial Sector Expert, IMF

Panelist

Axel Merk, President & CIO, Merk Investments

Panelist

Robert Borden, Managing Partner and CIO, Delegate Advisors (MFO)

Panelist

Alexander Kazan, Managing Director, Emerging Markets Strategy & Comparative Analytics, Eurasia Group

2:45pm

Keynote Presentation

3:15pm

Networking Refreshment Break

Sponsored by:

Torray LLC

3:45pm

Non-Correlated Fund Strategies

  • Is there a new look to alternative assets that are non-correlated or is the party over?
  • What are the assets that investors should consider?
Moderator

Aviva Pinto, Director, Bronfman Rothschild (MFO)

Panelist

Scott Smith, President, Aquarius Equipment Finance, Inc.

Panelist

John Hartzell, Managing Partner, Milton Point Capital, LLC

Panelist

Greg Branch, CIO, SCIO Capital

Panelist

TBA, RJ Oasis

Opportunities in Private Credit

Moderator

Josh Roach, Managing Director, Lloyd Capital Partners (SFO)

Panelist

Aaron Peck, Managing Director and CIO, Monroe Capital Corporation

Panelist

Andrew Curtis, Managing Director, Z Capital Group, L.L.C.

Panelist

Bruce Roberts, Founder, CEO, Carolina Financial Securities, LLC

4:45pm

The Modern Day Family Office: How To Properly Structure & Select Resources That Fit Your Family’s Needs

  • What are the key considerations for families or individuals establishing a family office?
  • What are key planning mechanisms that a family office should consider before they set up a family office?
  • Why does a family need a strategy? How do you formulate one? What components and considerations must go into your planning process?
  • Setting your family wealth strategy. Setting your family business strategy. Planning for the investible: Estate Tax Considerations
  • During this panel, leading family office advisors will share best practices on the legal, financial, compliance, estate planning, tax, family governance, investments and wealth transfer considerations that need to be assessed when establishing a de novo family office
Moderator

Kirby Rosplock, Founder, Tamarind Partners Inc.

Panelist

Joseph Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Principal, Owens Group Insurance

Panelist

Carol Pepper, CEO & Founder, Pepper International LLC (MFO)

Panelist

Carolyn Greenspon, Family Business Consultant, Relative Solutions LLC

Traditional Real Estate Investing: Building, Balancing and Tweaking Your Portfolio

  • What type of assets are you considering to invest into right now?
  • What are your target returns?
  • How do you view the market going into this year compared to last year?
  • What markets are you looking to invest into?
  • Do you see any “waves” on the horizon and if so how do you plan on handling that?
  • What type of capital are you looking for right now? RePe / family offices / institutions/ all the above?
  • What are some of the challenges that you have faced over the last year and how have you handled that?
Moderator

DJ Van Keuren, Director – Family Office Capital, Hayman Family Office (SFO)

Panelist

Cory Johnson, Co-Founder/Managing Director, Pender Capital

Panelist

TBA, SARA Investment Real Estate

5:45pm

Hedge Funds

Moderator

Joseph Meyer Jr., President/Chief Investment Officer, Statim Holdings, Inc. (SFO)

Opportunities, Trends and Challenges for Investing in Real Estate in Private Equity

Moderator

Brian DeLucia, Managing Partner, Arrivato LLC (SFO)

Panelist

Chris Moench, CEO, Directed Capital

Panelist

Tamara Laville, CEO, Alchemy Global Advisors

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by:
Akina Ltd.

7:00am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:

Altegris Investments

 

Registration / Exhibit Hall Open / Hospitality Lounge Open

General Session

Brenton Hall – General Session Room

7:30am

Private Closed Session for Family Offices

(Family Offices ONLY)

This private, closed-door session is designed exclusively for foundations, family offices, multi-family offices, non-discretionary consultants and accredited high-net worth individuals.

Opal is committed to enhancing experiences and interaction for Families and Family Offices and is consequently dedicating an extended session to them.

Topic: Family Office Issue Processing

Peer-to-peer conversation on key issues for participants, which will depend on interest, and may include:

Participants are expected to share experiences, thoughts, concerns, challenges, and solutions in a private peer exchange setting. The session will be a facilitated, interactive, dynamic conversation among the participants.

 

No Managers or Service Providers will be allowed in the session, no exceptions.

Facilitators

Amy Brodsky, Founding Partner, Sky Partners LLC

Stacey Alcorn, CEO, Laer Realty Partners

8:30am

Opening Remarks – Brenton Hall – General Session Room

8:40am

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Moderator

Mark Renz, Chief Investment Officer, Socius Family Office (MFO)

Panelist

John Chadwick, Founder & Partner, Claritas Capital

Insurance Dedicated Funds: How Families invest in Hedge Funds and other asset classes tax efficiently

  • What is an Insurance Dedicated Fund (IDF)?
  • State of the Market? Global and Strategic Developments in the Space
  • Estate Planning Implications of these structures and other practical applications
  • PPLI/PPVA Frequently Asked Questions
  • What investment strategies make sense in an IDF?
  • How do I get started?
Moderator

Abby Flamholz, Managing Partner, Worth Venture Partners

Panelist

Matthew D. Saldarelli, Forester Capital, L.L.C.

Panelist

TBA, Aon Risk Solutions

9:40am

Investing in the Cannabis Industry

  • Private vs. Public?
  • Ancillary non-regulated businesses vs. Regulated “touching the plant” business investments?
  • Importance for cannabis to be part of your investment portfolio
  • What are additional diligence items and risks important for investing in this business category?
  • Should I invest in a fund or into specific companies as a direct investment?
  • What are the ranges of opportunities both domestically and internationally?
Moderator

Sasha Bernier, Senior Investment Analyst/Vice-President, Cheltenham Investments (SFO)

Panelist

Gretchen Gailey, VP Communications & Govt Affairs, New Frontier Data

Panelist

Steve Koskie, Partner, Handpicked Capital

Panelist

TBA, PepperHamilton LLP

Panelist

Bill Brothers, President, AFS

Investing in Innovative Technology:  Investment that Change the Future

  • Disruption — Technical and Medical advancements how to find them –
  • Attracting Investments from the Family Office Community – How to find and build this relationship
  • How much interaction do you expect from your investor — Describe some positive and negative experiences?
  • Connecting Family Office and Institutional investors to unprecedented access to early stage Technology and Medical investment opportunities – Pluses and Minuses for the family office
  • Returns—How does the Family Office best capitalize on these investments—Exit vs. IPO
Panelist

Nathan McDonald, Managing Partner and CEO, Keiretsu Capital

10:40am

Networking Refreshment Break

General Session

Brenton Hall – General Session Room

11:00am

Standalone

11:20am

Standalone

11:40am

Standalone

TBA, eVestment

12:00pm

Family Legacy Building

Keynote Speaker

Justin Rockefeller, Global Director of Family Offices and Foundations, Addepar, Co-Founder and member of the Board, The ImPact, and Trustee and Member of the Investment and Audit Committee, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

12:30pm

Family Office CIO Roundtable

Family Office CIOs and Pension Funds are determined to lower fees paid to GPs. Some of these methods include: increasing direct co-investment, seeding GPs (in exchange for lower fees), pressing for performance hurdles and lower fees. In addition, team-constrained CIOs need the expertise, diligence, relationship capital and deal flow from their GPs. Our panel of CIOs will explore how the LP/GP relationship will evolve over the next decade.

Moderator

Brian Smiga, Partner, Alpha Venture Partners / Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Panelist

Gordon "Grant" Curtis, Director of Investments, CI Investments (SFO)

Panelist

Brandon Rath, Chief Investment Officer, Calamar (SFO)

1:30pm

Networking Luncheon

General Session

Brenton Hall – General Session Room

2:45pm

Keynote Presentation

Charles A. Lowenhaupt, Chairman, Lowenhaupt Global Advisors Family Office (SFO)

3:15pm

CLO Strategies and Why Should Family Offices Invest in them?

  • How has the CLO market performed?
  • Role of volatility in CLOs
  • CLO Volume
  • International versus Domestic CLO markets
  • How to select a CLO Manager
Moderator

Howard Cooper, CEO, Cooper Family Office (SFO)

Panelist

Levoyd Robinson, CFA, Managing Principal, Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC

Panelist

Neil Desai, Portfolio Manager, Structured Products, Highland Capital Management

Impact Investing 2.0: Investing with Value and Purpose

Moderator

Jennifer Kenning, CEO & Co-Founder, Align Impact

Panelist

Ben Bingham, CEO, 3Sisters Sustainable Management LLC

Panelist

David Shantz, Director, Advisor Relations, Calvert Social Investment Foundation

Panelist

Richard G. Sass, Chairman, Origins FTD, Inc.

4:00pm

Investing in the Evolving Real Asset & Energy Market

Moderator

Abigail Laufer, CIO, Ferguson Family Office (SFO)

Panelist

Eric Kaufman, Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager, VE Capital Management, LLC

Panelist

Jeremy Held, CFA, Director of Research & Investment Strategy, ALPS Portfolio Solutions

Philanthropy and Its Role in the Family Office

  • Many family offices have great expertise in the investment side; do you find a different set of challenges dealing with philanthropy matters than with investment matters?
  • How do you address competing philanthropy priorities within families? If there is still a founder, does the founder have more “votes” than other family members?
  • What are some successful models of how you have addressed these competing values? Is there is difference in families with only 1or 2 generations and those with 3 or more?
  • Are you asked to develop philanthropy acculturation for younger family members into the family philanthropy? At what ages?
  • When do you bring in or refer out to a “philanthropy expert”? Does someone on your team have training in the giving part of philanthropy?
  • What are the major changes you are seeing among your clients in their philanthropy styles and approaches?
Moderator

Richard Marker, Co-Principal/Founder, Wise Philanthropy and University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy

Panelist

Ellen Israelson, VP of Philanthropic Services & CMO, Jewish Communal Fund

Panelist

Shawn Castellanos, VP, Individual Giving & Major Gifts, American Heart Association

Panelist

Christine Mendonça, Founder and Managing Director, Shore to Shore Advisory

4:45pm

What’s The Buzz About The Future of Blockchain / Distributed Ledgers For Family Offices

  • Fundamentals of block chain ledger technology
  • Opportunities for secure transactions for UHNW/HNW and their advisors
  • Understanding digital currency fluctuations/investment opportunities and types of products
  • How UHNW/HNW can most benefit from blockchain adoption
Moderator

April Rudin, Founder, The Rudin Group

Breaking Down ESG Strategies and SRI (Social Responsible Investments) Strategies

Moderator

Ricky Novak, General Counsel; Real Estate & Tax Advisor, The Strategic Group of Companies

Panelist

Molly Betournay, Director, ESG and Impact Investing, Pathstone Federal Street (MFO)

5:30pm

Cyber Fraud and Security: What Risks Does your family office face in today’s world?

With cyber security dominating the headlines, how must families and advisors prepare for the unanticipated and often unimaginable? Using “ripped from the headlines” stories, we will examine

  • The evolving nature of cyber threats – how stolen data is used (and resold), trends in new “scams” and why the old ones still work too well
  • What Security Protocols need to be in place to mitigate risk
  • How to prepare for all contingencies – inadvertent breaches, external attacks, terrorism and the increasing risk from “within” your trusted circle of advisors.
  • The Role Cyber security should play in an RFP process and how to identify the weak links
  • What to do when you are (inevitably) the victim of a data breach? (It will happen, just a question of when!)
  • How to develop disaster recovery plans, from basic data hacks to EMPs and hybrid warfare
Moderator

Skip Coomber, III, President, Coomber Family Estates (SFO) / Dragon Trust Family Office (SFO)

Panelist

Dr. Peter Pry, Executive Director, EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security

A Conversation on The Shift to Direct Investing & Family Office Consortiums

Moderator

Chuck Stetson, CEO, Stetson Family Office (SFO)

Panelist

David Robb, Managing Director, Frontier Group (SFO)

Panelist

David L. Verrill, Founder/Managing Director, Hub Angels Investment Group, LLC

Panelist

Brandon Laughren, Chief Investment Officer, The Laughren Group (SFO)

Panelist

TBA, CohnReznick LLP

6:15pm - 9:15pm

SUMMER SOCIAL BASH RECEPTION

Join us and unwind with fellow industry professionals for Live Music, Great Food, & Refreshments during our networking party.

(Registered Guests ONLY)

Featuring Live Music

Global Impact Award Presentation

 

Sponsors include:

eVestment

Keiretsu Capital

7:30pm

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:

Captive Alternatives, LLC

8:00am

Registration / Exhibit Hall Open / Hospitality Lounge Open

 

Welcome Remarks

8:15am

Managing Behavioral Risk in Families of Wealth

Most families and institutions focus on the financial risk of the financial capital. Yet the most valuable asset class, The human capital is overlooked. How to identify the behavioral risk in the human capital, how to manage this risk to ensure the transition of wealth is executed with the proper governance structures in place.

Moderator

Francesco Lombardo, Managing Director, Veritage Family Office Limited (MFO)

Panelist

Michael Pompian, Founder and CIO, Sunpointe Investments (MFO)

Panelist

Stephen Hecht, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Peacemaker, Million Peacemakers

Panelist

Vincent Valeri, Family Business Advisor, Vedaera (SFO)

9:00am

The Private Insurance Company – Next Generation Risk Management

Mark Sims, VP Business Development, Captive Alternatives, LLC

9:20am

Standalone

9:40am

Standalone

10:00am

Engaging the Next Gen to be Stewards of the Family Legacy

Moderator

Natasha Pearl, CEO and Founder, Aston Pearl

Panelist

Ryan Laughren, Junior Managing Partner, The Laughren Group (SFO)

Panelist

Mitzi Perdue, Chair, Education Committee, Perdue Farms (SFO)

Panelist

Vincent Valeri, Family Business Advisor, Vedaera (SFO)

10:45am

New Trends in Private Wealth Strategies

Moderator

Deepak Lalwani OBE, Chairman, LALCAP (UK)

Panelist

Rhona Vogel, CEO & Founder, Vogel Consulting (MFO)

Panelist

Rosemary Sagar, CIO, Kingdon Foundation

Panelist

Lawrence Mondschein, Principal, CRAF Management (SFO)

Panelist

Phillip Vitale, Chief Investment Officer, Filament Advisors, LLC (MFO)

11:30am

Investing in the Entertainment Industry

Moderator

Clifford Friedman, Managing Director, Raptor Group Holdings (SFO)

Panelist

Michel Shane, Managing Director, The Handpicked Company LLC

Panelist

Stephen C. Sepher, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Producer, Boatyard Production / Silver Plane Films

Panelist

Robert Lasky, Founder & CEO, Media Venture Network

12:15pm

Governance and Trusts: Planning for the Next Generation

  • Why governance is important
  • Structures that are utilized to improve governance
  • Best Practices & Recommendations
  • Importance of collaboration by the family’s multi-disciplinary advisory team
  • Common pitfalls
  • Are Family Constitutions Needed & Upholdable?
  • War stories and success stories (especially anecdotes focused on helping a dysfunctional family move forward)
  • Key takeaway – Soft issues will determine success or failure!
Moderator

William A. Pusey, Jr., Senior Wealth Advisor, Keel Point (MFO)

Panelist

Susan Schoenfeld, CEO and Founder, Wealth Legacy Advisors LLC

Panelist

Anthony DeToto, SVP and Principal, Sentinel Trust Company (MFO)

Panelist

Betty Andrikopoulos, Partner, Willow Street Group (MFO)

Panelist

Daisy Medici, Managing Director of Governance and Education, GenSpring Family Offices (MFO)

1:00pm

Private Closed Session for Family Offices

(Family Offices ONLY)

 

This private, closed-door session is designed exclusively for foundations, family offices, multi-family offices, non-discretionary consultants and accredited high-net worth individuals.

Opal is committed to enhancing experiences and interaction for Families and Family Offices and is consequently dedicating an extended session to them.

Part 1: Compensation and pay structures in the family office world

Part 2: Peer to Peer discussion on investment techniques

Peer-to-peer conversation on key issues for participants, which will depend on interest, and may include:

Participants are expected to share experiences, thoughts, concerns, challenges, and solutions in a private peer exchange setting. The session will be a facilitated, interactive, dynamic conversation among the participants.

 

No Managers or Service Providers will be allowed in the session, no exceptions.

Facilitator

Linda Mack, President and Founder, Mack International, LLC

3:30pm

Closing Remarks

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  • Rooms are available only to those participants who are registered conference attendees.
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  • Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Room types/rates are subject to availability.
  • Rooms will not be guaranteed without a credit card.

Registration Pricing

Earlybird Rate III
(expires 5/31/17)
Standard Rate
Asset Managers $3,195 $3,495
Service Providers $3,195 $3,495
End-Investors*** Complimentary* Complimentary*

*** Institutional End-Investors include: organizations that are solely investing on their own behalf in alternatives and do not sell any alternative investment products or services to clients including; sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, endowments, foundations, family offices, private clients and treasury.

*Subject to Opal Group's approval. Eligibility will be verified.

Sponsorship, Exhibition & Speaking Opportunities 212-532-9898 info@opalgroup.net

Presented by

Justin Rockefeller, Global director of Family Offices and Foundations, Addepar, Co-Founder and member of the Board, The ImPact, and Trustee and Member of the Investment and Audit Committee, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

      • New Challenges in Structuring your Family Office in 2017 and Beyond
      • Tax Efficient Portfolio Construction
      • New Innovative Asset Classes
      • New Investment Styles for Family Offices
      • Best Practices in Impact Investing
      • Global Economic Outlook
      • Asset Protection Strategies
      • Challenges of the trustee/beneficiary relationship
      • How to Raise Capital From Family Offices
      • Direct Investing / Co-Investing
      • Family Office Closed Door Sessions
      • …and many more!
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  • Family Offices
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Consultants
  • Attorneys
  • Financial Planners
  • Accountants
  • Tax Planners
  • Estate Planners
  • Philanthropy Specialists
  • Family Business Experts
  • Succession and Generational Wealth Planners
  • Asset Protection Specialists
  • Trust Companies
  • Tax Efficient Portfolio Managers
  • Long-Term Care Specialists
  • Hedge Funds
  • Fund of Funds
  • Real Estate Managers
  • Equity Managers
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Academics Specializing in Family Businesses
  • Private Equity
  • Insurance Companies
  • Luxury Companies — Private Jets, Automotive, Executive Car Service, etc.

Managers/Service Providers vs. Investors

    Institutional & Private Wealth Investors