UVA Investing Conference to Explore How Asset Management Is Changing

By Aaron Fernstrom

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management will host the 10th annual University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC) 9–10 November 2017.

A confluence of external and internal industry forces is changing what it means to be a leading asset manager and investor. As a result, UVIC will convene industry experts and global thought leaders to explore what is driving the changing landscape and what can investors expect in the future.

“I am very excited about this year’s conference,” said Dick Mayo (MBA ’68), chairman, Game Creek Capital. “In a world that is changing every day for investors and for the asset management industry, a time to reflect and convene remains critical. We have a great lineup of experts and will explore the broad investing landscape, the active-passive question, hedge funds, artificial intelligence, real estate, endowments, economic history and cycles, and of course, the current global equity markets.”

Attendees will be treated to the unique perspectives of industry leaders such as speaker Kate Moore, managing director and chief equity strategist at BlackRock, whose recent insights regarding technology stocks and the impact of Chinese economic growth on emerging markets have helped institutional and retail investors worldwide make sense of the changing landscape.

This year’s speakers include top executives from BlackRock, BlueMountain Capital Management, Investure, GreenOak Real Estate, Predata and Hidden Brook Investments, among many others. Speakers will include:

  • Bob Bruner, University Professor, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Dean Emeritus, UVA Darden School
  • Alice Handy, president and CEO, Investure
  • Sonny Kalsi, founder and partner, GreenOak Real Estate
  • Pedro Matos, academic director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management and associate professor of business administration, UVA Darden School
  • Michael Mauboussin, director of research, BlueMountain Capital Management
  • Kate Moore, chief equity strategist, BlackRock
  • Ted Seides, managing partner, Hidden Brook Investments LLC
  • James Shinn, CEO, Predata

The conference will kick off Thursday, 9 November, with the sixth annual Darden@Virginia Investing Challenge (DVIC), hosted by the Darden Capital Management club. DVIC brings together teams of students from top MBA programs to compete in a stock pitch competition.

The event is open to the public; registration fees apply. Visit the University of Virginia Investing Conference website for more details.

Corporate sponsors of the UVIC 2017 include: Discovery, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Sands Capital Management, Quantitative Investment Management, Panning Capital Management and Vanguard.

About the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

The Mayo Center is a research center at the Darden School of Business Darden focused exclusively on asset management. The Center publishes scholarly research in leading academic journals, works on content and thought leadership for practitioners, creates and fosters investing and asset management-focused curriculum at Darden, supports and enhances Darden Capital Management, the student-run investment fund, and sponsors and organizes leading industry conferences.

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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