Foxes, Hedgehogs, and Hedge Funds with Brian Portnoy and Ted Seides

**SOLD OUT** Wharton Hedge Fund Network (WHFN)
49th event


What is the Wharton Hedge Fund Network?
The Wharton Hedge Fund Network (WHFN) was founded in 2005 as an Affinity Group of the Wharton Club of New York (WCNY). The group aims to bring together Wharton alumni active in the greater hedge fund community, which includes professionals working at hedge funds, hedge fund allocators, and dedicated service providers.

Events are by invitation only and limited to Wharton undergraduates and/or Wharton MBA's who are employed in the hedge fund space. For more information on WHFN and past events, please visit the Wharton Hedge Fund Network page.

What is the Next Event?
Our third event of the year, “Foxes, Hedgehogs, and Hedge Funds: How Buyers and Sellers Can Connect in an Era of for Products and Too Much Choice,” will feature Ted Seides leading a fireside chat with Brian Portnoy, including discussing key themes from Brian’s recent book, The Investor’s Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice. Ted is a Co-CIO of Protégé Partners, a leading hedge fund allocator. Brian is a Managing Director for Alternatives at Chicago Equity Partners, a $10b multi-asset class investment platform.
 
Effective investment due diligence is premised on expert allocators making smart decisions about other experts making smart decisions about markets. Unfortunately, this process often breaks down, producing disappointing results for everyone involved. Why? It has much to do with the difficulty of initiating and sustaining a good dialogue, especially (and ironically) when the experts involved are thoughtful, introspective, and flexible. A central tension for unconstrained investing, such as with hedge funds or "go anywhere" mutual funds, is between the process-driven discipline of sound investing and the need to adapt and innovate in dynamic markets. These distinct dynamics can be (but don't have to be) at cross-purposes. Relying on frameworks from psychology, literature, politics, and decision theory, we will discuss what's "really" taking place in the conversation between managers and allocators. Is there a better way? Yes, but getting there isn't always easy.
 
The event will be held Tuesday, August 5th at a Midtown location. (The exact location will be communicated shortly after signing up.) We will not be able to permit walk-ins, replacements or guests.

The Itinerary is:
6.00 - 6.25pm: Registration with food and drinks,
6.25 - 6.30pm: Opening remarks and welcome,
6.30 - 7.30pm: Fireside chat between Brian Portnoy and Ted Seides
7.30pm - close: Networking with food and drinks

$95/yr Join/Renew Membership

How to Request an Invitation to Sign Up for the Event?
Please send us at whfn@whartonny.com: 1) your Wharton graduation year(s), 2) a short two-liner about your activity in the hedge fund space, 3) your professional contact information, and 4) your personal email address to keep in touch throughout your career. Those that qualify for WHFN will receive an invitation to sign up for the event.

Where to Direct Questions and/or Suggestions?
Jewel Huijnen, Two Sigma Investments
Charles Kornblith, JANA Partners
Victor Bonilla, Crescendo Partners
Matthew Barbas, Adakin Capital
whfn@whartonny.com

For more information on the other Affinity Groups of the Wharton Club of New York, please visit the Affinity Groups page.