Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West 2018

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, Napa, CA
October 24, 2018 - October 26, 2018

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Come and join Opal Financial Group's Annual Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum - West. Known for the fastest growing population of newly structured family offices in the world, Northern California is largely dominated by first and second-generation families from the Silicon Valley. Investment strategies such as Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Technology will be familiar themes throughout this conference. Investment managers and families will come together to discuss the foundations in which they built their wealth, and uncork the various investment strategies in which to keep their portfolios growing and plentiful. Additional hot topics such as impact investing, alternatives, and the trustee beneficiary relationship, will allow for delegates to sample a diverse blend of palatable subjects while networking amongst a top tier group of private wealth professionals.

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Current as of October 23, 2018

6:00pm

Official Welcome Reception

Join us to kick off this year’s event with fellow industry professionals for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

8:00am

Exhibit Set-Up / Registration / Information Desk Opens

All confirmed pre-registered delegates must approach the Registration Desk to check in and pick up conference badges. Business Cards are required to retrieve badges.

8:00am

Hospitality Lounge Open

Sponsored by:
Camelback Odyssey Travel

8:30am

Networking Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:
Janus Henderson Investors

9:00am

Opening Remarks

9:15am

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

  • Understanding your clients
  • Infrastructure
  • Risk Management
  • Human Capital
  • Wealth Transfer
  • Technology
  • Family Dynamics
  • Complexity
  • Trends
  • What do you see as the most innovative change in your industry that can impact family offices in the next 5-10 years?
Moderator

Biff Pusey, Senior Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager, Keel Point (MFO)

Panelists

Thomas Handler, J.D., P.C., Partner & Chairman of Advanced Planning and Family Office Practice Group, Handler Thayer, LLP

Joseph Ehrlich, Executive Vice President, Owens Group

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

Kristin Anderson, SPHR, Director, Human Capital Services, TriNet

10:15am

Social Investing: Building Systems that Attract Investors

  • Critical Steps to Create an Effective Investing Strategy
  • When do the big trends and solutions become additive and generate “alpha”?
  • Increased interest in community investing?
  • Investors want to see that their impact is making a real difference for working people. How do you achieve that?
  • What Will It Take to Get to Scale?
  • Dos and Don’ts for Social Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding
  • Theme-Specific Investments?
  • Hidden Risks and the Importance of Fund Level Due Diligence
  • Designing unique investment programs for high-net-worth clientele
  • Tax consequences of investment actions.
Moderator

Abigail Laufer, CEO, Ferguson Family Office (SFO)

Panelists

Douglas Evans, Senior Managing Director, Abbot Downing (MFO)

Craig Philips, President, Kineta

11:00am

Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:
Cove Street Capital

11:20am

Navigating the World of Rising Rates

Nick Maroutsos, Co-Head of Global Bonds, Janus Henderson Investors

11:40am

Single-Family Rental: A Real Estate Strategy Coming of Age
An overview of the Single-Family Rental investment strategy and opportunity

T. Michael Johnson, Senior Managing Director, Pretium Partners

12:00pm

Historical Guide to Missing the Next Downturn

Jeffrey Bronchick, CFA, Principal, Portfolio Manager, Cove Street Capital

12:20pm

Investing in Cannabis Through the Private Markets

Matthew Osborne, CIO, Artivest

12:40pm

Keynote Presentation

Cyber Security Risks and Leadership

Abstract: An examination of ongoing and emerging threats in the Cyber Security Threat Landscape and the role leadership will play in strengthening an enterprise to ensure cyber resiliency as espoused by the leader of the FBI’s Silicon Valley cyber security branch. The discussion will be supported by current trend and case examination. Additionally, guidelines and principles of leadership in the realm of information security will be proffered for consumption and use.

 

M.K. Palmore, CISM, CISSP, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation

1:10pm

Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by:
Pretium Partners

2:30pm

With the infrastructure debt market becoming increasingly competitive and with the arrange of new market participants entering the asset class in response to low yields on offers, from traditional fixed income investments. We will explore some of the increasing focus on the real estate debt market and direct lending components of this asset class. The middle-market direct lending space has become increasingly competitive with large volumes of capital raised by new and existing market participants entering the asset class, across both Fund and SMA structures, making the ability to deploy capital a vital component of a Fund’s strategy.

Moderator

Don Shannon, Director, StepStone Group

Panelists

Garret Bjorkman, VP of Portfolio Oversight, CIM Group

Jeremy Todd, Head of Capital Markets, Prime Meridian Capital Management, LLC

Mark Hanf, President and CEO, Pacific Private Money Inc.

Moderator

Mark Perry, Managing Director, Wilshire Consulting

Panelists

John Dudzik, Managing Director, Octagon Credit Investors, LLC in Partnership with XA Investments

John Daly, Investment Committee Member, Trustee Emeritas, Culinary Institute of America

Jon Trauben, Partner, Altitude Investment Management, LLC

3:30pm

We will address crucial topics such as factors in determining the allocation to PE/VC, how to select fund managers, trends and terms, the role of co-investments/rights and family office participation, the competitive environment, pockets of incredible opportunity, the industry prognosis for 2018 and beyond and end with best-in-class PE/VC strategies.

  • Why invest in Private Equity and Venture Capital, the upside
  • Lessons learned in Private Equity and Venture Capital, the downside
  • Trends, terms and a market update in Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • How to choose a good Private Equity and Venture Capital manager
  • Advanced topics on Private Equity and Venture Capital
Moderator

Tim Rafalovich, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo, Alternative Equity Investor

Panelists

Scott C. Smith, Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Austin Walne, Partner, ARTIS Ventures

Jim Byrd, Chairman & CEO, Legion Capital Corporation

Elizabeth Edwards, General Partner, H Venture Partners

  • Defining today’s niche strategies and how niche can become mainstream
  • Investing early to build relationships for successor funds
  • Finding scalable niche and emerging opportunities
  • Seed and acceleration economics
  • Underwriting newer firms, additional diligence steps: terms, team, track record, infrastructure
Moderator

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

Panelists

Scott Glickman, CFA, CAIA, Director, FQS Capital Partners L.P.

Kevin McNally, Portfolio Manager, Clough Capital Partners

John Molesphini, Global Head of Strategic Engagement, eVestment

Neeraj Rama, Chief Investment Officer, Research & Development, CBCC | Rising Sun (SFO)

4:30pm
Moderator

Nathan McDonald, Managing Partner and CEO, Keiretsu Capital

Panelists

Caitlin Cameron,Chair and CEO, OtoNexus Medical Technologies Inc

Randy Williams, Founder & CEO, Keiretsu Forum

Oded Malky, CEO, SHM Controls Inc

Lawrence Griffith, Chief Digital Officer, TouchJet

Moderator

Michael Wagner, Director of Fixed Income, Tolleson Wealth Management (MFO)

Panelists

Samir Shah, President and CIO, MBS Mantra, LLC

Matthew Peron, Chief Investment Officer, Senior Managing Director, City National Bank

5:15pm

Networking Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

Join us and unwind with fellow industry professionals for refreshments during our last networking break of the day.

Sponsored by:
Altegris Investments

Wine Sponsor:
Tedeschi Family Winery

6:15pm

Keiretsu Capital’s Innovation Showcase Scotch Pitch

7:30am

Networking Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:
Advisor Partners

7:30am

Registration/Information Desk Opens

All confirmed pre-registered delegates must approach the Registration Desk to check in and pick up conference badges. Business Cards are required to retrieve badges.

7:30am

Hospitality Lounge Open

Sponsored by:
Camelback Odyssey Travel

7:30am

Private Closed Session for Family Offices (Family Offices ONLY)

TOPIC
The Perils, Pitfalls and Opportunities in Direct Investing for Families

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. 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

Biff Pusey, Senior Wealth Advisor & Portfolio Manager, Keel Point (MFO)

8:30am

Opening Remarks

8:40am

Generating and Monetizing Tax Incentives through Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation

Gordon Short, Managing Director, GBX Group LLC

9:00am
Moderator

William Lappas, Managing Director, Woodbridge Capital Partners LLC (SFO)

Panelists

Jameson Haslam, Partner, Peg Capital Partners

Mike Hubbell, Managing Member, Portland Development Group Investments

Adrian Goldstein, Principal & Founder, CGI Strategies

W. Michael Bennett, Senior Managing Director, Cadence Capital Partners

Tim Blair, Partner, Shannon Waltchack, LLC

The Cannabis Industry is experiencing an explosion; domestically, globally, culturally, financially, and therapeutically. Join this diverse and knowledgeable panel to gain insights into investment opportunities, risk mitigation, and future expectations.

Moderator

Sherri Haskell, Founder, CEO, CannaAngels LLC

Panelists

Tegan Adams, CEO, New Maple Holdings

Michael D. Schwamm, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Travis Howard, CEO, Shift Cannabis

Nic Easley, CEO & Managing Director, Multiverse Capital, LLC

Christopher Henderson, CIO, Myrtlewood Capital (SFO)

10:15am
Moderator

Grant Puleo, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Panelists

Michael Williams, Director, Sixty West, LLC

Sasha Bernier, Senior VP/Investment Committee, Cheltenham Investments (SFO)

Paul Krsek, Managing Member, 5T Wealth, LLC (MFO)

Michael Green, CEO, Virtu Investments

Moderator

Brian Sewel, CIO, Rockwell Capital, a family office (SFO)

Panelists

Haydar Haba, Managing Partner, Andra Capital

Jason Toussaint, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Emergent Technology Holdings

11:00am

Networking Refreshment Break

Sponsored by:
Voorthuizen Village and Farm

11:20am
  • Exploring the Role of Alternatives in Impact Investing
  • Measuring Social Impact with Big Data Analytics
  • How can Big Data innovate Impact Investing?
  • Top 5 Challenges in Impact Investing Projects
  • ROI strategies for impact investments
  • Breaking Down ESG/SRI Strategies
Moderator

Tami Kesselman, Founder & Chief Strategist, Aligned Investing Global

Panelists

Christa Maxwell, CFA, CIPM, Director of Business Development, Kennedy Capital Management, Inc.

Carolyn Weiss, CFO & Treasurer, New York Community Trust

Jim Huston, Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund

Shawn Quinn, Vice President, Wilshire Private Markets

Moderator

Howard Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Cooper Family Office (SFO)

Panelists

George Clayton, Managing Partner, Cryptanalysis Capital LLC

Peter Marshall, Founder & CEO, Walden Bridge Capital

Brice Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, XBTO Group

William Uicker, Chief Strategy Officer, Stonegate Digital Capital Group and Blockchain Financial Group

12:20pm

Getting a safe return in Real Estate in 2019 using debt funds.
It’s not just debt.
It’s not just Real Estate.
It’s not just safe.
It’s all these things.

Jonathan Lewis, Managing Partner, JLJ Capital

12:40pm

Socially Responsible Portfolios: Do Your Investments Align with Your Values?

Rahul Agrawal, Chief Investment Officer, Equities, Advisor Partners

1:00pm

Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by:
JLJ Capital

2:30pm

Keynote Presentation

Demystifying Cybersecurity for the Wealth Management Community

Todd Barnum, Chief Information Security Officer, GoPro, Inc.

3:00pm

Tracking the Smart Money: Family Office CIO Roundtable:

This panel will be a discussion of USA/Domestic family office CIOs looking at where they think the smart money is being invested and the strategies they see being the best fits for investors in not only today’s markets but also moving forward. We will go over the areas of how to access deal flow in the USA and what the perils, pitfalls and opportunities are for family offices.

Moderator

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

Panelists

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

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

Sandip Bhagat, Chief Investment Officer, Whittier Trust Company (MFO)

David Robb, Managing Director, Frontier Group (SFO)

4:00pm

Portfolio Harmony: Balancing Your Asset Allocation and Portfolio Construction While Managing Risk to Maximize Investment Returns

  • Risk? What Risk?” Risk is more than volatility.
  • Net under the High Wire?” Protecting portfolios against volatility.
  • No, Wait, I Can MAKE Trading?” Investing in volatility.
  • Prognosis for markets, near and longer-term.
  • Targeted asset allocation strategies moving forward
  • Using technology to monitor your portfolio and manage risk
  • US equity and bond markets have enjoyed lengthy bull markets, are we at risk of these markets going against us?
Moderator

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

Panelists

Keith Seibert, Managing Director, Hedge Funds and Public Markets, CM Capital Advisors, LLC (SFO)

Michael Schulman, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Hollencrest Capital Management (MFO)

Michael Wu, Investment Strategist, Vice President, GenSpring SunTrust Private Wealth (MFO)

5:00pm

Keynote Presentation

China’s Tale of Two Currencies

Kyle Bass, Managing Partner, Hayman Capital Management, LP

5:30pm

Keynote Presentation

Dismantling the Doomsday Machine

Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, Author, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner and The Pentagon Papers: The Secret History of the Vietnam War

6:15pm

Networking Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

Join us and unwind with fellow industry professionals for refreshments during our last networking break of the day.

Sponsored by:
GBX Group LLC

Wine Sponsor:
Tedeschi Family Winery

7:30am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by:
Virtua Capital Management, LLC

7:30am

Hospitality Lounge Open

Sponsored by:
Camelback Odyssey Travel

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
USA/Domestic & International Family Office Discussion: The Perils, Pitfalls and Opportunities for Families When Investing Cross-Borders
(continuation of CIO roundtables now open to all families to discuss)

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

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

8:45am

Welcome Remarks

9:00am

North Bay Community Resilience Initiative: The path to resilience and sustainability

Matt Renner, Development & Strategic Partnerships Director, Clean Coalition

9:20am

Exploring Qualified Opportunity Zones

Derek Uldricks, President, Virtua Capital Management, LLC

9:40am

Profits in Real Estate Development

Nick Nicolaas, President & CEO, Voorthuizen Village and Farm

10:00am

How Can Families Access the Best Direct Deal Flow via GP/Co-investments or Family Office Consortiums?

Moderator

Ron Diamond, CEO, Diamond Wealth Strategies

Panelists

Christopher Nolte, President, Marcus Investments (SFO)

Robert Lee, Principal, The Beverly Park Group (MFO)

David Morse, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Private Equity Co-Investments, Neuberger Berman

Mac LaFollette, Founder, The GC Companies

11:00am

Engaging the Next Gen to be Stewards of the Family Legacy

Moderator

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

Panelists

Shawn Castellanos, Senior Vice President, Mission Advancement, American Heart Association

Alex Suarez, Chairman, Family Office Partners, Inc. (MFO)

Chelann Gienger, Next Gen Entrepreneur, Podcast host, Author

11:45am

Governance and Trusts: Planning for the Next Generation

Moderator

Linda Mack, President and Founder, Mack International, LLC

Panelists

Susan R. Schoenfeld, CEO and Founder, Wealth Legacy Advisors LLC

Thomas Handler, J.D., P.C., Partner & Chairman of Advanced Planning and Family Office Practice Group, Handler Thayer, LLP

Chris Walters, Principal, Lighthouse Advisory

12:30pm

Closing Remarks

1:00pm

Napa Valley Wine Tour and Luncheon Networking Event at
Freemark Abbey Winery

Sponsored by:
Keiretsu Capital

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*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. End-Investors include: Pension/Union Trustee, Administrator, Director or Officer/ Non-Discretionary Consultants, pure LP allocating family offices (not fund raising). All investors must be LP allocators.

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China’s Tale of Two Currencies

Presented by

Kyle Bass, Managing Partner, Hayman Capital Management, LP

Demystifying Cybersecurity for the Wealth Management Community

Presented by

Todd Barnum, Chief Information Security Officer, GoPro, Inc.

Cyber Security Risks and Leadership

Presented by

M.K. Palmore, CISM, CISSP, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dismantling the Doomsday Machine

Presented by

Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, Author, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner and The Pentagon Papers: The Secret History of the Vietnam War

  • Academics Specializing in Family Businesses
  • Accountants
  • Alternative Lending Managers
  • Angel Investors
  • Asset Protection Specialists
  • Attorneys
  • Back Office Outsourcing Providers
  • Blockchain Specialist
  • Cannabis Managers
  • Consultants
  • Cryptocurrency managers
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Emerging Managers
  • Endowments
  • Energy (oil, gas, cleantech) Managers
  • Equity Managers
  • ESG/SRI/ Impact Investment Managers
  • Estate Planners
  • Family Business Experts
  • Family Offices (Single and Multi)
  • Financial Planners
  • Fintech companies
  • Fixed income managers
  • Foundations
  • Fund of Funds
  • Hedge Funds
  • Insurance Companies
  • Long-Term Care Specialists
  • Luxury Companies — Private Jets, Automotive, Executive Car Service, etc.
  • Outsourced CIO/CFO
  • Philanthropy Specialists
  • Private Debt Managers
  • Private Equity
  • Real Asset Mangers
  • Real Estate Managers
  • RIAs
  • Risk Managers
  • Start-Up Companies
  • Succession and Generational Wealth Planners
  • Tax Efficient Portfolio Managers
  • Tax Planners
  • Trust Companies
  • Venture Capitalists

Manager vs. Investor Breakdown

    Investor Breakdown

      The Opal Family Office conference in NAPA was the place to be. It fostered productive idea and practice exchanges and was the scene of many earnest sharing sessions focusing on how to get it right. Good and useful relationships were forged that will be long lasting and helpful. James S. Rosebush

      Founder and CEO, The Wealth & Family Management Group

      Opal Family Office events are unparalleled and the second annual Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum in Napa was no exception. I was honored to be among a prestigious and knowledgeable slate of speakers. The feedback I heard as an advisory board member throughout the conference reflected that quality and the depth of knowledge illustrated in every session. Networking at Opal events not only yields good business relationships, it fosters long-term professional friendships. Lisa Grey

      Managing Member, GrayMatter Strategies, LLC