NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iConnections, the industry-leading platform and community that seamlessly connects investment managers and allocators for long-term investment relationships, today announced an array of additional speakers – all industry leaders in their chosen fields – for its Global Alternatives Conference, January 21-29, 2021.
New speakers are:
- Tom Bossert, President, Trinity Cyber and former White House Homeland Security Advisor
- Gary Cohn, former Director of the National Economic Council and Chief Economic Advisor to President Trump from 2017 to 2018, and former Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs
- Stephen Hoge, M.D., President of Moderna, Inc.
- Michael Novogratz, Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Investment Partners, which focuses on cryptocurrency investments
“iConnections is proud to bring together global allocators and managers to hear the very latest insights and perspectives from our distinguished line-up of global experts,” said Ron Biscardi, co-founder and CEO of iConnections. “Knowledge sharing and the exchange of big ideas couldn’t be more important in the alternatives community today. We are delighted to feature an unparalleled line up of global leaders who will share their timely points of view on the most impactful issues of the day.”
The conference is organized by The iConnections Investment Institute and will feature distinguished speakers from the investment industry, scientific community, leading economists, technology leaders, and healthcare innovators, as well as offer capital introduction meetings, 1:1 meetings, and coffee chats throughout the event.
The event will kick off on January 21st, with a fireside chat featuring iConnections co-founder and CEO, Ron Biscardi, interviewing SkyBridge Capital founder and ex-Director of Communications for the White House Anthony Scaramucci. Additional keynote speakers include Professor of Economics and Public Policy and New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Kelton, who will discuss Modern Monetary Theory and its recent rise to prominence, as well as geopolitical strategist and author Peter Zeihan, who will discuss the implications of the U.S. presidential election. Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait will have a conversation on the future of China with Kishore Mahbubani, distinguished fellow from the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS).
The event also includes sessions highlighting personal wellbeing in the face of the ongoing pandemic. Top medical and pharmaceutical experts will participate in a panel featuring Dr. Gregory Poland, M.D., Director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic and Rich Pelt, Director, Regulatory Affairs Global CMC, Pharma Therapeutics for Vaccines at Pfizer, and Dr. Stephen Hoge, M.D., President of Moderna, providing an update on COVID-19 vaccine prospects while British scientist and Chief Scientist of Scientific, Professor Stephen Emmott will discuss the future of humanity with Financial Times Chair of the Editorial Board and U.S. Editor-At-Large, Gillian Tett in a conversation titled The Unprecedented Risks, Challenges and Opportunities of Our Times.
Ted Seides, founder of Capital Allocators LLC and host of the industry renowned Capital Allocators Podcast will join for a ‘interviewing the interviewer’ session, where he’ll provide his unique insights on his interviews with the leading names in the alternative investment industry and how the podcast launched in 2017 and reached close to five million downloads by November 2020.
The conference will also include sessions on diversity and inclusion, as well as a conversation with Rahul Moodgal, Partner and Head of Investor Relations & Business Development at Parvus Asset Management and a member of the iConnections advisory board, who will interview future women investment leaders from Brandeis University, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and The Rock Creek Group.
Managers and allocators with over $60 trillion under management have used the iConnections platform and over 1,000 senior investment decision-makers from leading endowments, foundations, pension funds, and family offices have access to this premier educational opportunity.
The January 2021 conference is open to members of the iConnections platform and The iConnections Investment Institute. Allocators may attend without charge. For further information about the event and iConnections, please visit: https://iconnections.io/event/globalaltsconference/.
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