WHFN: ESG Keynote by Tony Davis

Affinity Group

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 will be a keynote address by Tony Davis, CIO of Inherent Group, on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)-based investing. As usual, we will not be able to permit walk-ins, replacements or guests. Sign up closes Tuesday evening, February 18th (or earlier when at capacity).

The event will be held Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at a Midtown Location (to be disclosed after ticket purchase). Sign up closes: Tuesday evening, February 18th (or earlier when at max capacity at the event space). No walk-ins, replacements, guests or refunds.

Tony Davis is CEO and CIO of Inherent Group, an investment management firm focused on the equity and credit markets. The firm uses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors to source and underwrite investments. Through its engagement with companies, the firm aims to inspire investors and managers to incorporate sustainability into their decisions and to encourage business more broadly to address environmental and social challenges.

Prior to Inherent Group, Tony was the co-founder and President of Anchorage Capital Group and served as a Portfolio Manager for all the domestic and offshore funds managed by the firm. From 2010 through 2015, he was President of Anchorage Capital Europe and worked in London. Prior to Anchorage, Tony worked in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities division of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

In addition to his interests in sustainability, Tony is an advocate for educational opportunity and is involved with various organizations to that effect: board member of Achievement First public charter schools, board governor of the Lauder Institute, and contributor to Educate Girls India, Pursuit.org, and Bridge International Academies. Mr. Davis received his BS degree from Brigham Young University, an MBA from The Wharton School and an MA from The Lauder Institute. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children and enjoys mountain biking and kite surfing in his free time.

Date: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Registration with food and drinks
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Presentation with Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 pm: 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.net: 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, King Street Capital Management, L.P.
Victor Bonilla, AllianceBernstein
Jacinto Diaz Hache, Peso Capital
Barbara Safranek, Bennelong Funds Management

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