Wealth Management Roundtable: Presentation by Stan Beckers
October 7, 2008: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Chicago GSB Wealth Management Roundtable is proud to invite you to its next event. Our guest Stan Beckers, Managing Director, Head of Europe Alternative Equity Research at Barclays Global Investors, is one of the best known critics of hedge funds and a leading authority on quantitative investing. Stan will speak on "Family Offices and Hedge Funds – a Marriage Made in Heaven?"
“Hedge funds are traditionally seen as the vehicles that deliver the best possible risk-adjusted returns. They have very few – if any – constraints and target the delivery of high absolute returns. As such, they are considered an ideal investment opportunity for family offices. Recent exponential growth in the number of hedge funds and the emergence of hedge fund index replication have however cast some doubt over the continued attractiveness of hedge funds. Undoubtedly, it has become much harder to identify the hedge funds that will consistently deliver on their promises,” Stan elaborates.
The Boston Consulting Group AG (Switzerland)
The Chicago GSB Wealth Management Roundtable is a forum to exchange views on best practices, regulatory challenges, communications, relationship issues and learning opportunities of international wealth managers and their clients. Fairness, professionalism and mutual support extend to all aspects of the dialogue. The meetings take place three times a year in London, Frankfurt and Zurich in cooperation with a national Chicago GSB Alumni Club. They start with a presentation from a recognized industry expert, are followed by debate and continue with an informal business dinner.
We kindly ask you to pre-register in due time as seats are limited and sell quickly. The event will begin promptly at 7:00 pm - your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Stan Beckers (Speaker)
Managing Director, Head of Europe Alternative Equity Research, Barclays Global Investors
Stan Beckers is Managing Director, Head of Europe Alternative Equity Research at Barclays Global Investors (BGI). Prior to this Stan was Head of BGI's Alpha Management Group.
Stan has a long and distinguished career in quantitative asset management and is one of the very early contributors to this field in Europe.
Prior to joining BGI in June 2004 he worked for BARRA for almost twenty years, establishing and managing their non-US operations and running their London office.
He then became Global Head of Investments for WestLB Asset Management and more recently established and ran the Investment Office of Kedge Capital, a wealth management organisation belonging to a Swiss family.
Alongside his business career Stan has also maintained strong links with academia. His work has been widely published and he remains Visiting Professor of Finance at the University of Leuven in Belgium.
Markus Stadlmann, '99 (EXP-4)