“If Not Hedge Funds then What? Addressing America’s Underfunded Pension Crisis”

 Tuesday, February 15, 2011

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Featured Speaker:


Roxanne M. Martino
President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Investment Management L.L.C. 


Chairs: Cynthia Harrington, CFA and Erik Einertson, CFA, CAIA


An Alternative Investments Group Event

Getting back to even for plan sponsors is not going to be easy. Yet stretching too far out on the risk curve is not the solution.


Roxanne Martino brings over 25 years of experience managing funds of hedge funds and talks about all that it takes to manage Aurora fund of funds. Roxanne Martino will present the risk assessments and controls that they use to manage the multi strat Aurora fund of funds. Based on over 25 years of experience managing hedge funds and their fund of funds, Martino will also address the changes in hedge fund assessments for the new environment.


Roxanne M. Martino is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Investment Management L.L.C.  Aurora manages over $10 billion in funds of hedge funds designed to meet various investment mandates including multi-strategy formats.

Aurora Investment Management maintains a proprietary database of over 9000 alternative investment managers and currently invests with approximately 50 managers around the world. These managers engage in non-traditional, alternative investment strategies.

Aurora Investment Management L.L.C. manages onshore and offshore funds and serves as the Investment Adviser of separately managed accounts. Aurora has been managing fund of hedge fund products since 1988

Roxanne has been at the firm since 1990. She spent the first seven years of her career at Coopers & Lybrand where she was a Senior Manager focusing on the commodities and securities area. She then spent over six years at Grosvenor Capital Management, where she was a general partner. Roxanne received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame in 1977 and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Chicago in 1988.

Roxanne is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, the Business Advisory Council (current chairperson) of the Mendoza College of Business of the University of Notre Dame and has served as a Director of The Investment Analysts Society of Chicago.

She is also a Director of Thresholds, a Chicago based not-for-profit psychiatric rehabilitation organization, serves on the Investment Subcommittee of the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services, the international relief and development agency, serves on the board of Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Arthur Foundation. Her memberships include The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.

In addition to speaking at investment conferences, Roxanne has appeared on CNBC and CNNfn. She is also a contributing author of a chapter titled “The Due Diligence Process” in the book, Hedge Fund Strategies, Third Edition, has been profiled and quoted in leading industry publications and was recently included in the Worth Leading Wealth & Legal Advisors  December 2010/January 2011 issue of Worth magazine.


Registration Links: 
CFALA Members: $20.00
Non-members: $40.00

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm, lunch and refreshments to be provided.

 Location: California Plaza 2
350 S. Grand Ave, ETC Room (Map)
                  Los Angeles, CA 90071   

 Payment Information:

Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 350 S. Grand Ave, Suite 1680, Los Angeles CA 90071.

 *Credit card payments will not  be accepted, nor should be given, by phone or email. 




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