Arthur Salzer attended the Milken Global Conference 2018: Navigating a World in Transition held in Beverly Hills, California this spring. In its 21st year, this annual event draws more than 4,000 investors, money managers, corporate executives, philanthropists, scientists and government leaders from around the world. The goal of the conference was to find collaborative solutions to the most important challenges of our time. The overall mood was of optimism about the state of the U.S. and global economies. Many panels highlighted the considerable innovations in important sectors such as transportation, energy, space travel and food. Concerns were expressed about trade barriers and the rising debt levels. For those interested in learning more we recommend https://www.milkeninstitute.org/events/conferences/global-conference/2018/
Arthur Salzer presented the opening keynote entitled “The Winds of Change – The End of the 30 Year Bull Market” at the Elite Summit held in Montreux, Switzerland this past June. Arthur shared his views on the challenges investors would face over the next couple of decades as interest rates rose and valuations trended back to their averages. The Elite Summit is an invitation-only event which offers family offices and their independent advisers, from around the world, along with international asset managers an intimate environment for focused discussion of the key new drivers shaping portfolio allocations.
Victor Kuntzevitsky was a panelist on the subject of “Operational Due Diligence & Private Credit: What should managers be focused on?” at the recent Alternative Investment Management Association (‘AIMA’) event held in New York City. AIMA is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more than 1,900 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets.