1st Annual Los Angeles Alternative Investment Conference

*This event is currently sold out and the waiting list is closed. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:00am to 6:30pm
LA Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, California

Event Organizers:

ALTSLA 2015 is the 1st annual Los Angeles Alternative Investment Conference.  Organized by the CFA Society Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Chapter of the CAIA Association, and the California Hedge Fund Association, the conference will feature insightful commentary from over 30 experts and panel discussions covering alternative investments including hedge funds, private equity, real estate, natural resources, commodities, managed futures, asset allocation strategies, and global economic conditions. 

Topics Will Include:

·        Liquid Alts                           

·        Asset Allocation

·        Hedge Funds                    

·        Trading

·        Private Equity

·        Manager Selection

·        Venture Capital

·        Risk Management

·        Commodities and Managed Futures

·        Capital markets

·        Real Estate

·        Quantitative Easing

·        Natural Resources and Real Assets

·        Global Economic Outlook

Click here for the schedule of speakers

Event Speakers (click name for bio):

Richard Bernstein             CEO, Richard Bernstein Advisors, LLC

Rob Arnott                         CEO, Research Affiliates

Richard Riordan                Former Mayor of Los Angeles and Founder of the Riordan Foundation

Mark Yusko                       CEO, Morgan Creek Capital

Jim Murchie                      CEO, Energy Income Partners LLC

Keith Black                        Managing Director, Curriculum & Exams, CAIA Association

Andrew Hoffmann             PIMCO; Alternative Investment Analyst

Kristoffer Houlihan            Managing Partner, Armilla Partners

Rob Gutschow                  Head of Alternative Investments, First Trust Advisors L.P.
Gina Sanchez                   Founder and chairwoman of Chantico Global, LLC
Peter L. Brandt                 CEO, Factor LLC and CIO, Stableford Asset Management LLC

Jack Schwager                 Co-Founder, FundSeeder

Cleo Chang                       Chief Investment Officer at Wilshire Funds Management

Dave Lafferty                   SVP, Chief Market Strategist, Natixis Global Asset Management

Rob Sinnott                       Research Scientist, Alpha Simplex Group

Mike Buckius                    Partner, Portfolio Manager, Gateway Investment Advisers, LLC

Justin Sheperd                 SVP, Chief Investment Officer, Aurora Investment Management, LLC

Gerald Parsky                  Chairman, Aurora Capital Group

Michael Underhill             CIO,  Capital Innovations, LLC

Nathaniel Baker               Editor, Bloomberg L.P.

Burland B. East III, CFA   Chief Executive Officer of American Assets Capital Advisers 

Peter Stein, CFA              Senior Consultant, Angeles Investment Advisors 

Jan B. Brzeski                  Managing Director, CIO, Crosswind Financial 

Michel Kapulica                Partner in Ernst & Young LLP's Financial Services Office Assurance

*Panel discussions:    Liquid Alts, Hedge Fund Managers, Asset Allocation, Real Estate, Private Equity 

This event is currently sold out and the waiting list is closed.

Event Registration Links:
On-site registration pricing: $250 (after February 20th - based on availability)

This event is currently sold out.  If for any reason you would like to cancel your registration, for a full refund, please contact CFALA at before March 2nd, 2015.  After March 1st, no refunds will be granted.

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, 520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 370, Los Angeles CA 90071.

*Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by phone or email.

Cancellations:  Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference. Refunds will not be granted after March 1st, 2015 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellations to

•    Registration Requests after February 20, 2015 (based on available space) will be charged the on-site registration fee of $250

•    Registration is limited to the first 250 people

•    Substitution Policy: Substitution of registration is permitted prior to March 5, 2015. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations associated with that substitution as well as updating any information. Please email substitution requests to

•    Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ALTSLA 2015 constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ALTSLA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes.

Date: Thursday, March 5th,2015

Time: 7:00am – 6:30pm

·       Breakfast, plated lunch, and cocktails

·       Four main session presentations; five panel discussions; lunch presentation

Location: LA Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, California
                 333 South Figueroa Street
                  Los Angeles, CA 90071
                 (213) 617-6038

Valet Hotel Parking: $15, overnight valet hotel parking: $35

Special Hotel Room Rate:  The LA Hotel, located at 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, has a block of sleeping rooms available for our guests. Single rooms are available for $209.00 per night, inclusive of internet connection but exclusive of applicable state and local taxes.  An individual reservation must be made online (reservation link) or by calling LA Hotel at 213.617.1133 and ask for reservations before Friday, February 4, 2015.  Guests must give the code: ALTS

Hotel parking is only available through valet parking.  Cost for valet parking is $35.00 per night.  No self-parking is available at the LA Hotel.

All room reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Dress Code: Business Casual

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