Hedge Fund 'State of the Union' Panel

Affinity Group
51st 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 first event of the year and 51st event in WHFN’s history, “Hedge Fund State of the Union,” will feature a panel hosted by several prominent hedge fund industry veterans and moderated by Anurag Bhardwaj of Barclays. The panel will discuss questions such as:
  • Why have HF’s underperformed in 2013 and 2014?
  • Has the HF industry become too big?
  • What repercussions does the industry face from CALPERS’ decision to exit?

Panelists will include:
  • Cedric Fan, Head of Hedge Fund Research, Russell Investments
  • Leslie Lake, Managing Director, Invus Financial Advisors
  • Andy Adams, Managing Director, Investor Relations for Capula Investment US LP
The event will be held Monday, March 30 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: Panel on HF SOTU
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?
Charles Kornblith, JANA Partners
Victor Bonilla, Lawton Park Capital Management

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