Thu, Nov 7, 2013

Duff & Phelps Announces Program for 2013 Alternative Investments Conference

Seventh Annual Conference to assess the economic, regulatory and political issues shaping the alternative investment sector

Duff & Phelps Corporation, a leading independent financial advisory and investment banking firm, today announced the program for its Seventh Annual Alternative Investments Conference, to be held in New York on Thursday, November 14 at the New York Athletic Club.

This year’s program brings together experts from across the alternative investment landscape to share a range of perspectives on political, economic, regulatory, and technical topics that continue to shape the future of the industry. The invitation-only conference will include over 200 CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other senior management attendees representing more than $1 trillion in assets under management.

The 2013 Conference program will include discussion and analysis of:

  • The future of defined benefit pension plans and the associated role of alternative assets; 

  • The impact of the TARP program on the alternative investment industry; 

  • SEC exam findings - what to expect and how to prepare; 

  • Domestic and international regulatory developments, auditor hot button issues, and PCAOB influence under Dodd-Frank; and 

  • Current factors influencing the status of LP/GP relationships.

“From increased investment activity to landmark regulatory developments, 2013 has been a particularly dynamic year for the alternative assets industry,” commented Chris Franzek, Duff & Phelps Managing Director, Alternative Asset Advisory. “We are excited to build off of the success of our past Alternative Investments conferences while bringing together a stellar group of industry leaders for this year’s event.”

In addition to senior leadership from Duff & Phelps, this year’s key speakers will include the following:

  • Neil Barofsky, Partner, Jenner & Block, and Former US Treasury Inspector General for TARP 

  • Joshua Gotbaum, Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) 

  • Robert Grady, Managing Partner, Cheyenne Capital; Chairman, New Jersey State Investment Council 

  • Jason Kelly, Bloomberg Journalist and Author of The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity That Owns Everything 

  • Eva Carman, Partner, Ropes & Gray

Duff & Phelps’ Alternative Asset Advisory practice provides supportable, transparent valuations of illiquid, difficult-to-value investments and complex securities to issuers, investors and regulators. Companies look to Duff & Phelps as both an advisor and sounding board to provide them with independent and objective advice that enables them to make the most informed decisions. Learn more about Duff & Phelps’ Alternative Asset Advisory practice by clicking here.
About Duff & Phelps
As a leading global financial advisory and investment banking firm, Duff & Phelps leverages analytical skills, market expertise and independence to help clients make sound decisions. The firm advises clients in the areas of valuation, M&A and transactions, restructuring, alternative assets, disputes and taxation – with more than 1,000 employees serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit 

Investment banking services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC; Pagemill Partners; and GCP Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Transaction opinions are provided by Duff & Phelps, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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