Hedge Fund Industry Descending on Las Vegas

May 6, 2013 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

SALT ConferenceMay 7 is the opening day of the 3-day SkyBridge Alternatives Conference (SALT), the largest annual conference for the hedge fund industry, to be held this year in Las Vegas.

Over 1,800 delegates are expected to converge on the Hotel Bellagio, about half of them investors. According to the organizers of the conference, SkyBride Capital, about 25-30 percent are hedge fund managers and 10 percent service providers. The remainder of the participants are from non-profit organizations, public policy makers, academics and media.
Asian hedge funds will be represented in greater numbers than ever before, due to the launching of SALT Singapore last year. The Dubai International Financial Center Authority is also sending representative to Las Vegas.

Although the main focus of the conference is capital introductions, the reputation for featuring a large variety of programming and features makes attendance as much play as work. Among the speakers on hand will be John Paulson of Paulson & Co; Carson Block, the founder of Muddy Waters Research; and ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Hollywood is also represented in the persons of Wall Street director Oliver Stone and actor Al Pacino.

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