Speaker Series

The Emory Center for Alternative Investments has an ongoing Speaker Series where we bring in practitioners from the industry to provide perspective on the alternatives industry. Past speakers include:

  • David Bonderman (Founding Partner, TPG Capital) 
  • Howard Marks (Founder and Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital)
  • John Grayken (Founder and Chairman, Lone Star Funds) 
  • Rick Rieder (CIO Fixed Income, Blackrock)
  • Robert Nardelli (Former CEO, Home Depot)


Hedge Fund Competition

The Annual Emory CAI Hedge Fund Competition is an opportunity for BBAs and MBAs to collaboratively create a fictitious Hedge Fund centered around an investment mandate. The top 3 teams this year elected to follow a Long/Short mandate and posted 3-month performance ranging from 7% to 18% in a very difficult trading environment.

The competition consisted of a 3-month trading period culminating in final presentations to an audience of esteemed investment professionals and portfolio managers from funds such as Artisan Partners, Montag & Caldwell, GMT and Crawford. 1st prize was awarded to James Wesman’s team followed by Benjamin Beller and Bert Subin. These 3 teams were invited to a networking dinner following the presentations.


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