|Wednesday, April 3rd 2019|
|5:00-6:00 PM:||Registration and Cocktail Reception|
|6:00 PM-8:30 PM||Dinner and Keynote Speaker: Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) USS Cole “National Security: Your Safety, Your Bottom Line.”|
|Thursday, April 4th|
|7:30-8:00 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00-8:45 AM||Pre-Conference Session: Highland Initiatives: Transformative Tech
Moderator: R. Scott Graham, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Highland Associates
|9:00-9:15 AM||Welcome Address
Speaker: J.W. (Trey) Echols, III, President and CEO, Highland Associates
|9:15-10:15 AM||Public Policy and Impact on Portfolio Strategy
Speaker: Libby Cantrill, CFA, Managing Director and Head of Public Policy for PIMCO
|10:15-11:15 AM||Outlook for Fixed Income
Speaker: Rick Rieder, Managing Director Blackrock, Global Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income and Co-head of Blackrock’s Global Fixed Income Platform
|11:30-12:30 PM||Artificial Intelligence: Implications and Applications
Panelists: Brian Barbetta, Wellington and Adil Abdulali, President and Chief Science Officer, MOV37, Protégé.
|1:30-2:15 PM||Evolution of Hedge Fund Investing
Panelists: Hugh Edmundson, Founder, Theorem and Matthew Reeder, Partner and Director of Investor Relations, Theorem; Basil Qunibi, CEO, CIO, Atom Investors, LP
|2:15-3:15 PM||China in Transition: Divorce of Globalization
Panelists: Jordi Visser, President and Chief Investment Officer, Weiss Multi-Strategy; Ben Hunt, Founder, Epsilon Theory, Second Foundation
|3:30-4:30 PM||Breakout sessions
Session 1: State of Nonprofit Healthcare
Panelists: Olga Beck, Director, Fitch Ratings; Jennifer Barr, Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service, Healthcare Ratings Team.
Session 2: ESG in Practice
Panelist: Mozaffar Khan, PhD, Causeway Capital; Carl Balit, Executive Director, 57 Stars
|6:00-8:30 PM||Monuments by Dark tour and dinner|
Conference agenda items and times are subject to change.
Dress for Wednesday and Thursday events is business professional.