Speakers

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Ms. Erin Browne is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on asset allocation strategies, including PIMCO’s multi-asset funds and RealPath Blend target date offerings. She manages multi-asset strategies, leads the Glide Path leadership team, and serves as a permanent member of the Americas Portfolio Committee and a rotating member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, Ms. Browne was a managing director and head of asset allocation at UBS Asset Management, helping to drive the firm’s macro research, capital market assumptions, tactical asset allocation, and strategic asset allocation views across asset classes. Previously, she was head of macro investments at UBS O’Connor, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager, and a global macro portfolio manager at Point72 Asset Management. She has also held roles at Citigroup, Moore Capital Management, Neuberger Berman, and Lehman Brothers. She regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, and in other financial news media. She serves as the board treasurer of the Ecology Center, a board member of the Ocean Conservancy and is on the advisory board of Girls Who Invest. She has 23 years of investment experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University.

Scott Friedman

Scott Friedman sits on the Management Committee and the Investment Partners Team at Soroban Capital, a multi-billion-dollar global investment firm. Scott builds and monitors comprehensive Risk Analytics for the firm and leads Global Trading. Prior to Soroban Capital, Scott was the Global Head of Trading at TPG-Axon Capital where he designed and led the trading desk analytics/technology/infrastructure across four global offices. He was a Cross-Asset Arbitrage Trader in the proprietary Goldman Sachs Risk Arbitrage & Principal Strategies Group and started his career in 2001 at Goldman Sachs as an Analyst. Scott is a charter holder of both the CFA and FRM, a NYSSA (New York Society of Security Analysts) member and a GARP member. At the start of 2021, the University of Florida was gifted the fastest Artificial Intelligence-rooted Supercomputer on any college campus in U.S. Academia. Inspired by, and joining forces with Chris Malachowsky of Nvidia, Scott gifted and endowed the first Professorship in AI/ML at UF to accelerate faculty work in Machine Learning and applications of Artificial Intelligence in Finance. Scott serves as Vice Chair and Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Success Academy Charter Schools. He founded an Elementary School in New York, which ranks in the top 1% of education in New York State.

Chris Hentemann

Chris Hentemann organized and launched 400 Capital Management LLC in October 2008.  Chris is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of 400CM as well as the Chair of the Firm’s Investment and Executive Committees.  Prior to 400CM, Chris was Head of Global Structured Products at Banc of America Securities where he led the strategy for lending, securitization, trading, sales, research and investment management of residential and commercial mortgage asset-backed securities, CLOs, tax and credit derivatives.  Prior to joining BAS, Chris was Vice President and a senior trader in residential mortgage securities, CMOs and derivatives at Salomon Brothers Inc.  Chris began his career at CS First Boston where he was responsible for trading and structuring residential mortgage securities, CMOs and derivatives.  Chris serves on the Executive Committee for the Boston College Wall Street Business Leadership Council, and the Board of Directors for Domus Kids and the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation.  Chris graduated from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

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David Rogal, Managing Director, is portfolio manager in BlackRock’s Fundamental Fixed Income Group and a member of the FFI Executive Committee. Mr. Rogal is the lead portfolio manager for BlackRock’s Total Return, Core Bond, and Inflation Protected mutual fund portfolios, overseeing roughly $60bn in total client assets. He is also a co-portfolio manager on BlackRock’s Strategic Income Opportunities Fund. Mr. Rogal focuses on broad macro positioning, with specialties in global interest rates, inflation, and volatility trading. Mr. Rogal joined Fixed Income in 2009. Previously, he was a member of BlackRock’s Multi Asset Strategies group, where he developed quantitative models and advised insurance companies, pension funds, and banks on asset allocation and asset liability management. Mr. Rogal began his career at BlackRock in 2006 as an analyst in the Financial Institutions group. Mr. Rogal earned a BA degree with majors in Economics and Biology from Cornell University in 2006.

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David Sherr founded One William Street Capital Management in 2007, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day activities. Mr. Sherr is also the head of the firm’s Investment Steering Team and Management Steering Team and a member of the Risk Committee. Mr. Sherr has over 35 years of experience in the investing and origination businesses, fixed income markets, and managing global trading. Prior to founding One William Street Capital Management, Mr. Sherr was a Managing Director and Global Head of Securitized Products at Lehman Brothers. In that capacity, Mr. Sherr had senior management responsibilities in Fixed Income, Principal Investing and Lending and Investment Banking. He was also a member of Lehman’s Global Risk and Fixed Income Operating Committees. Mr. Sherr graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Babson College.

Jordi Visser

Jordi Visser has over 30 years of experience in the investment and finance industry. At Weiss, Jordi oversees the portfolio managers and is responsible for the overall risk aggregation. He joined Weiss in 2005 and ran a macro portfolio before becoming the President and Chief Investment Officer. Additionally, he is the architect and a portfolio manager for the Weiss Alternative Multi-Strategy Fund (Ticker: WEISX), a strategy that reflects the firm’s market-neutral approach and the desire to make its expertise in alternatives universally accessible. Jordi is the host of the video series “Real-Time with Jordi Visser” and a lead contributor to the firm’s podcast, “In Search of Green Marbles.” Jordi began his career at Morgan Stanley, where he held various senior management roles, including opening the office for the firm in Brazil. Jordi has been featured as a guest speaker on various popular podcasts and media outlets. Jordi is a magna cum laude graduate of Manhattan College and a Board Member of the School of Business at Manhattan College.

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Kevin Warsh serves as the Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is an advisor to Duquesne Family Office and serves on the board of directors of UPS.  Warsh is a member of the Group of Thirty (G30) and the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Warsh conducts extensive research in the field of economics and finance.  He issued an independent report to the Bank of England proposing reforms in the conduct of monetary policy in the United Kingdom.  Parliament adopted the report’s recommendations. Governor Warsh served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2011.  Warsh served as the Federal Reserve’s representative to the Group of Twenty (G-20) and as the Board’s emissary to the emerging and advanced economies in Asia. In addition, he was Administrative Governor, managing and overseeing the Board’s operations, personnel, and financial performance. Prior to his appointment to the Board, from 2002 until 2006, Warsh served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Executive Secretary of the White House National Economic Council.  Previously, Warsh was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York, serving as Vice President and Executive Director. Warsh received his A.B. from Stanford University, and J.D. from Harvard Law School.