Opalesque Roundtable Series - Zurich

New York, New York (PressExposure) April 28, 2009 -- In each Opalesque Roundtable, Matthias Knab, Opalesque Founder and Director, unites leading hedge fund managers with representatives of the local investor base for an insightful and candid discussion on the hedge fund industry within that region. This informal and lightly moderated forum allows for single- and multi-strategy hedge fund managers to connect with investment advisors, fund of fund managers, and institutional allocators to gain unique insights into the specific developments and idiosyncrasies of each region. Through the publication of the Roundtable Series, Opalesque has created the opportunity for these leading hedge fund managers and investors to share with a broader audience the various issues and advantages found within each hedge fund centre.

The first Opalesque Roundtable took place on February 26th 2009 in Zurich, or to be more precise, at the Man Group/ RMF’s offices in Pfäffikon. The following prominent guests from the Greater Zurich region were part of this event, which was sponsored by Taussig Capital: 1. Frederic Berney. Chief Risk Officer, Harcourt Investment Consulting 2. Christopher Brodie, Co-founder and senior fund manager, Krom River 3. Jaime Castán, Head of Hedge Fund Research, RMF 4. Uwe Eberle, Head of Institutional Relationship Management, Member of the Management Committee, Man Investments 5. Alexander Ineichen, Managing Director and Senior Investment Officer, Alternative Investment Solutions, UBS Global Asset Management 6. Prof. Dr. Peter Meier, Zurich University 7. Jim Mitchell, Senior Managing Director and Co-founder, EWM Global 8. Dr. Christian Raubach, Managing Partner of Wegelin & Co. Private Bankers 9. Philippe Pillonel, Managing Partner, Constellation Capital Advisors 10. Ernesto Prado, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, Areca Investment Management 11. Joseph (Joe) Taussig, Founder, Taussig Capital You will find a comprehensive update not only on the Swiss hedge fund industry, but a discussion on hot topics such as how Sharpe ratios can fool investors, why investors still shun managed futures, a discussion on the value of transparency and risk factors, and more: Do you know: • ...which strategies and opportunities Swiss hedge fund managers and investors are pursuing in this recessionary environment? • ...that going forward, RMF will be handling close to 80% of US and Europe L/S hedge fund investments via managed accounts? • ...that while managed accounts are the biggest demand from end-investors, this trend could actually exacerbate the problems which may be brewing for the next crisis? • ...how the Swiss hedge fund industry aims to rebuild investor confidence? • ...where the Swiss regulators failed during the 2008 crisis? • ...that there are already a couple of initiatives within the Swiss hedge fund investor community to get together, and which interests they are pursuing? • ...how one hedge fund manager changed the way a mainstream newspaper writes about hedge funds? • and much more... 31 pages full of real intelligence! The Opalesque Zurich Roundtable Script can be downloaded here: [http://www.opalesque.com/files/RT%20-%20Zurich_Opalesque%20RT.pdf] All other previously published Opalesque Roundtable Scripts can be accessed here: http://www.opalesque.com/index.php?act=archiveRT

About Opalesque: Matthias Knab, Director of Opalesque Ltd, moderates the Opalesque Roundtables. Matthias Knab is an internationally recognized expert on hedge funds and alternatives. In 2003, with the publication of its daily Alternative Market Briefing, Opalesque successfully launched an information revolution in the hedge fund media space: "Opalesque changed the world by bringing transparency where there was opacity and by delivering an accurate professional reporting service." - Nigel Blanchard, Culross. This hybrid financial news service, which combines proprietary industry news stories and filtered third party reports, has been credited by many industry insiders with delivering precise, accurate, and vital information to a notoriously guarded audience. Each week, Opalesque publications are read by more than 500,000 industry professionals in over 100 countries. Opalesque is the only daily hedge fund publisher which is actually read by the elite managers themselves (http://www.opalesque.com/op_testimonials.html).

About Opalesque Publications:

Alternative Market Briefing is a daily newsletter on the global hedge fund industry, highly praised for its completeness and timely delivery of the most important daily news for professionals dealing with hedge funds. Alternative Market Briefing offers both a quick overview and in-depth coverage. Subscribers can also access the industry’s largest news archive (29,000+ articles) on hedge funds and related topics. A SQUARE is the first web publication, globally, that is dedicated exclusively to alternative investments. A SQUARE's weekly selections feature unique investment opportunities that bear virtually no correlation to the main stream hedge fund strategies and/or distinguish themselves by virtue of their "alternative" motive – for instance, social or behavioral strategies or those focused on natural resources or sustainable/environment-related investing. With its "research that reveals" approach, fast facts and investment oriented analysis, A SQUARE offers diversification and complementary ideas for private, high net-worth and institutional investors, pension funds and endowments, portfolio and hedge fund managers. Technical Research Briefing delivers a global perspective/overview on all major markets, including equity indices, fixed Income, currencies, and commodities. Opalesque Technical Research is unique compared to most available research which is fundamental in nature and not technically (chart) oriented. Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing offers a quick and complete overview on the actions and issues relating to Sovereign Wealth Funds, who rank now amongst the most important and observed participants in the international capital markets.

Commodities Briefing is a free, daily publication covering the global commodities markets. The Opalesque Commodities Briefings follow the popular Opalesque “Briefing” format and offer a quick and complete oversight on commodities and commodity-related news and research in 26 detailed categories. The daily Real Estate Briefings offer a quick and complete oversight on real estate, important news related to that sector as well as commentaries and research in 28 detailed categories. The service can be subscribed as daily email newsletter or by RSS feed. The Opalesque Roundtable Series unites some of the leading hedge fund managers and their investors from specific global hedge fund centers, sharing unique insights on the specific idiosyncrasies and developments as well as issues and advantages of their jurisdiction. The Opalesque Future Intelligence addresses the interests of the managed futures community, including commodity trading advisers, fund managers, brokerages and investors in managed futures pools. Published every two weeks, Opalesque Futures Intelligence (OFI) provides original research by industry members as well as interviews with veteran industry players and upcoming managers.

Through the series, hedge fund investors looking for new talent, a hedge fund interested in diversifying its investor base, or service providers looking for new clients will all get to know some of the leaders in each hedge fund center and will find invaluable information and intelligence without any travel involved.

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