2016 UVA Investing Conference Explores Investing in a Post-Election World

By Dave Hendrick

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management will host the ninth annual University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC) 10–11 November.

Coming just days after the Unites States presidential election, UVIC will bring together asset management experts and global thought leaders to explore what new leadership in Washington, D.C., will mean for equities, as well as the implications for geopolitics and policy, emerging markets, asset management, real estate and more.

“We are very excited about the ninth annual University of Virginia Investing Conference,” said Dick Mayo, chair, Mayo Capital Partners. “By the time the conference begins on 10 November, the world will be a different place than it is today — not only because of the intervening presidential election in the United States, but also because of the ever-changing role of emerging markets, transformative innovative businesses and an unprecedented level of monetary confusion. We have an impressive group of speakers set to discuss the way forward.”

Planned topics of discussions include:

  • Post-election analysis: China, Europe and the U.S. in the wake of the presidential election
  • The family office: manager selection and asset allocation from the family office and the endowment perspective
  • Emerging markets: What will happen next in Brazil, India, Russia and the rest of the developing world?
  • Fundamental equity investing: opportunities and the broader market
  • Credit markets: global opportunities and the implications of negative rates

This year’s speakers include top executives from Starwood Capital Group, Barings and the Brookings Institution as well as contributors to NBC, CNN, Fast Company and The New York Times, among many others.

Attendees will be treated to the unique perspectives of industry leaders such as Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht, whose insights into the real estate and equities markets have made him a sought-after speaker. Sternlicht recently made headlines when he expressed skepticism of the electric car company Tesla, and the Starwood hotels business Sternlicht founded was recently sold to Marriott for $13 billion.

Speakers will also include:

  • William Antholis, director and CEO, Miller Center
  • Scott Beardsley, dean, Darden School
  • Michelle Bernard, CEO, Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy
  • Jerome Booth, chairman, New Sparta Holdings
  • Melanie Davis, managing director, University of Virginia Investment Management Company
  • David Dollar, senior fellow, John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution
  • Ken Eades, professor of business administration and academic director, Mayo Center for Asset Management
  • Thomas Finke, chairman and CEO, Barings
  • Stephen Goddard, founder and managing principal, The London Company
  • Gibboney Huske, co-founder and chief investment officer, Skipjack Global Capital Management
  • Lawrence Kochard, CEO and chief investment officer, University of Virginia Investment Management Company
  • Dick Mayo, chair, Mayo Capital Partners
  • Steven Rattner, chairman, Willett Advisors LLC
  • Gabriel Sod Hoffs, managing director, TPG
  • Jason DeSena Trennert, managing partner, Strategas Research Partners
  • Don Wilkinson III, vice chairman, Fiera Capital

The conference will kick off Thursday, 10 November with the fifth annual Darden @ Virginia Investing Challenge, hosted by the Darden Capital Management club. The challenge will bring together teams of students from top MBA programs to compete in a stock pitch competition.

Corporate sponsors of the UVA Investing Conference include: Discovery Capital Management, Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc., Sands Capital Management, EisnerAmper, Panning Capital Management LP, Hirschler Fleischer, Fiera Capital and T. Rowe Price.

The event is open to the public; registration fees apply. Please visit www.darden.virginia.edu/UVIC/ for more details.

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About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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