01-24-2013 Origami Capital’s Idea Challenge & Innovation Workshop

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thomas Elden, CFA
Jeff Young

Chair: David Bradley, CFA, CAIA

Career Development Committee

Join Origami Capital Partners for appetizers and a cocktail at a free workshop about how to develop innovative ideas.  The Chicago-based private equity fund will also discuss the Origami Idea Challenge.  In addition to awarding $130,000 in cash prizes, Origami is offering the chance to turn your big ideas into reality and take them forward as a part of the Origami team.  A lot can grow from a great idea. Like your career. And our company. That’s why Origami is launching this challenge. The Origami Idea Challenge is all about investment innovation. We seek to find the talent and inspiration that lead to brilliant new business strategies. Together, we can change the face of thoughtful and creative investing.

Learn more about the Origami Idea Challenge at www.OrigamiChallenge.com.  Judges of the Origami Challenge include luminary investors Richard Elden, founder of Grosvenor Capital Management, Frank Meyer founder of Glenwood Capital Investments, and Tom Ricketts, Chairman of the Chicago Cubs and founder of Incapital.  Participate by submitting a written summary of your idea, individually or as part of team, by February 11, 2013.


Thomas Elden, CFA
Mr. Elden founded Origami Capital Partners in 2008. He was also a founding member of Lakeview Opportunity Fund, a fund of activist funds, and Lakeview Capital Management, LLC, a Chicago-based investment firm.  He serves on the investment committee of the Irving Harris Foundation, and has been managing multi-manager hedge fund portfolios since 1993.  Prior to forming Lakeview in 1999, Mr. Elden was a partner with Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P., a $24 billion fund of hedge funds, which he joined in 1993.  Previously, he held positions at SEI Corporation and Sterling Capital Ltd., a leveraged buyout firm.  Mr. Elden is a graduate of the University of Chicago (AB) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA).  Mr. Elden has been a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder since 1995, and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago.

Jeff Young
Jeff Young’s principal expertise is in completing complex transactions and building businesses.  He founded, and later sold, Young & Associates, a consulting firm that provided infrastructure development services to ATT, Verizon, Sprint, Nextel, PCS, PrimeCo, MetroPCS and other wireless carriers.  In January 2001, Mr. Young sold his 80-person company to O2 Wireless Solutions (NASDAQ: OTWO).  Subsequently, he used his real estate expertise to make opportunistic investments in distressed real estate, selling most of his holdings in January, 2006.  Mr. Young received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1993 and is admitted in California and Nevada.  He lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and daughter.

5:30pm - 6:30pm presentation
6:30pm - 7:30pm cocktails (one hosted drink ticket per person) and appetizers

Registration Links:
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CFALA Members and non-members are both hosted for this event

Location: Omni Los Angeles
                  251 South Olive Street
                  Los Angeles, CA 90071
                  For directions call hotel: (213) 617-3300
                  Event parking at the Omni $12.00 

Dress Code: Business Casual

This event is sponsored by the Origami Idea Challenge


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