10th Anniversary CTA Expo Chicago
Preconference Seminar Sep 13, 2017

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CTA BUSINESS … HOW TO WIN THE GAME
Two back to back half day programs for Alternative Managers.
Attendance is restricted and complimentary to traders registered for CTAExpo Chicago 2017.
Preregistration is required.

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN:
Adam Sarhan (50 Park Investments)
9:00 – 10:00CHECK-IN
10:00 – 11:30MEET THE ALLOCATORS
The Meet the Allocators session features four allocators seated at a table with 5 managers. The allocators will rotate to another table every 20 minutes. The allocators will discuss what they expect in a manager’s presentation, how they pick the strategies they allocate AUM to, what they expect to see in the way of due diligence and how they source new managers for their portfolios. Space is limited and you must be registered for CTA EXPO AND the Pre-Conference Seminar to attend.

Allocators:
Ole Rollag (Managing Principal, Murano Systems)
John Cummings (Director of Research, RCM Alternatives)
Neil Winter (ADM Investor Services, Inc)
Julie DeMatteo (Managing Director, RJ OASIS)
Ken Busch (Capital Trading Group, LLLP)
11:30 – 1:00LUNCH BREAK
1:00 – 1:15WELCOMING REMARKS
1:15 – 1:45THE TRANSITION … HOW DO I GO FROM TRADING TO BEING AN EFFECTIVE AND ENGAGING PRESENTER AND EXECUTIVE
Emerging managers have overlooked the importance of being an effective presenter when discussing their trading strategy. To achieve the goal of increasing AUM managers need to better understand their new role as a communicator and business manager. Tim Holmes, a former trader and recognized organizational and leadership coach, will discuss the adaptive changes necessary for a trader to become a successful entrepreneur and communicator.

Timothy Homes (Chair, C12 Group)
1:45 - 2:30SERVICE PROVIDER SELECTION AND OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES… MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE
For the Emerging Manager selection of the Service Providers they use is a critical element in raising AUM. The panelist will focus on factors managers should consider when selecting Service Providers and what should those managers expect from the Service Providers they select.

Moderator:
Michael Brice (Founder & Principal, BW Cyber Services)
Panelist:
Ryan Schneider (Senior Vice President, Millennium Trust Company)
John Hynes (CEO, HedgeFacts)
Michael Coglianese (Michael Coglianese, CPA PC)
2:30 - 3:00COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:45OFFSHORE FUNDS… OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS AND DOMICILE SELECTION
As an Emerging Managers AUM starts to grow they are soon ask if they have any plans to start an offshore fund from international investors. The panel will cover operational questions to consider before you start a offshore fund and the pros and cons of different international domiciles.

Moderator:
Joseph Mazza (Vice President, Compliance Supervisors International Inc)
Panelist:
T.C. Leshikar (Partner-Tax, PwC Cayman Island)
Dan Smith (President, Trident Fund Services)
Ronald Honka (Partner Financial Services, Weaver)
3:45 – 4:30EFFECTIVE CAPITAL RAISING… WHAT ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS
A leading marketing consultant to the alternative industry will discuss the crucial components a manager needs in their marketing plan to achieve their AUM goals.

Bryan K. Johnson (President, Johnson & Company)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN:
Robin Fink (Senior Vice President, Finch Capital)
8:00 – 8:45CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:45 – 9:00OPENING REMARKS

Bucky Isaacson and Frank Pusateri (CTA Expo, LLC)
9:00 – 9:30CREATING A PERFORMANCE/SUCCESS FOCUSED MINDSET
Russ Rausch, the founder of Vision Pursue, discusses the Performance Mindset he has help players with the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, and San Francisco 49ers develop. Because of his 16 years of experience in the trading and asset management industry he will explain how this same Performance Mindset can be used in the financial industry.

Russ Rausch (Founder, Vision Pursue, LLC)
9:30 – 10:00REGULATORY CHALLENGES FOR INVESTORS AND MANAGERS… 2017 UPDATE
Each year managers and investors are faced with a myriad of regulatory changes that effect the investment decision and a manager’s ability to meet the ever-increasing compliance costs the changes create. The panel will discuss the most important of these issues facing the alternative community.

Panelist:
Cheryl Fitzpatrick (Principal, Futures Compliance Inc.)
Marc Nagel (Marc Nagel Consulting)
10:00 – 10:30COFFEE BREAK
10:30 - 12:00THE ALTERNATIVE SHARK TANK (Sponsored By: DMAXX)
The Alternative Shark Tank features four managers that use different strategies and have different levels of AUM making ten-minute presentations to a panel of industry experts. After their presentations, the managers will be ask questions by the experts. At the conclusion of the Shark Tank the audience will vote on who made the best presentation and the winner receives complimentary registration and a high-top table at the next event.

Moderator:
Michael Dubin (Managing Director, Silvercrest Asset Management Group, LLC)
Panelist:
Michelle Chopper (Consulting an Advisory Group, Arthur Bell)
Carlos Cabrera (Head Institutional Prime Services, ADM Investor Services, Inc)
Brett Horton (Consultant)
Thalius Hecksher (Global Director, Trident Fund Services)
Managers:
Vivin Oberoi (Katonah Capital Partners)
Kyle Schultz (Ravinia Investment Management LLC)
Emil van Essen (Emil van Essen LLC)
Brent Belote (Cayler Capital LLC)
12:00 - 1:00LUNCH
1:00 - 1:45KEYNOTE CONVERSATION - Introduced By: Colby Borders (CME Group)
Bryan Durkin, CEO of CME Group and Bobby Schwartz Managing Partner of RCM Alternatives will discuss the current state of the Futures Industry, CME Groups efforts to help CTA’s and the Alternative segment of the of the Financial Industry grow and an overview of where CME Group is today and what they expect in the future.

Bryan Durkin (CEO, CME Group)
Bobby Schwartz (Managing Partner, RCM Alternatives)
1:45 – 2:15THIRTY YEARS OF MARKETING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS… NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Mike Manning has been an alternative industry thought leader and innovator for decades. He will share some of the valuable lessons he has learned that have helped him make managers successful.

Michael Manning (Principal, Stratton Capital Management LTD)
2:15 - 2:45COFFEE BREAK
2:45 - 3:15CYBERSECURITY … WHAT ALTERNATIVE INVESTORS AND MANAGERS NEED TO KNOW IN A CONSTANTLY EVOLVING ENVIRONMENT
CFTC Chairman said, “Cybersecurity is the most important single issue facing our markets today.” Investors need to know if the managers they select are operating in a secure cyber environment and managers need to be aware of what challenges they will face in the future. The speaker is an expert in developing strategic cyber solutions.

Bryant O.C. Wallace (Founder, Wall Scott Solutions)
3:15 - 3:45THE MEDIA AND HOW TO OUTMARKET YOUR COMPETITION IN A COMPETITIVE WORLD
The founder and publisher of Opalesque gives an overview of the most effective way to enhance your media profile and incorporate media into your marketing plan.

Matthias Knab (Publisher and CEO, Opalesque Ltd)
3:45 - 4:30PLATFORMS… THEIR SELECTION AND USE FOR MANAGERS AND INVESTORS
The panelist will discuss guidelines for determining if a platform is the right vehicle for me and what criteria should be used in selecting a platform.

Moderator:
Amy Bensted (Head of Hedge Funds, Prequin)
Panelist:
David Young (President, Gemini Alternative Funds, LLC)
Ole Rollag (Managing Principal, Murano Systems)
Ranjan Bhaduri (Chief Research Officer, Sigma Analysis & Management)
4:30 - 6:00COCKTAILS
Welcoming remarks by: Tom Kadlec (President, ADM Investor Services, Inc)