WHFN Event: Distressed Debt Panel

Affinity Group
55th event

This event has sold out.

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 2016 will be a panel on Distressed Debt featuring Michael Weinstock, CEO of Monarch Alternative Capital, and Bruce Richards, CEO of Marathon Asset Management. The panel will discuss topics such as:
  • The current environment for distressed debt investing
  • Fundraising considerations in the distressed debt business model
  • Challenges and advantages in the distressed debt model vs. other strategies
  • Keys to success in building a world-class distressed debt investment institution
There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Panelists will include:
  • Michael Weinstock - CEO & Co-Portfolio Manager, Monarch Alternative Capital LP
  • Bruce Richards - CEO & Co-Managing Partner, Marathon Asset Management
  • Moderator: Brad Sweeney - Managing Director, Distressed Credit Trading, Barclays
The event will be held Thursday, April 21st 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 Discussion
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.