13:30 — 17:00
Kosmopol, Grossererens Mødelokale, Fiolstræde 44, København K, 1171, Denmark
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Theme: Hedge Funds and other Liquid Alternatives

2022 was a challenging year for many asset classes. Alternatives was maybe the one place to hide. The more liquid part of the Alternatives universe is not as often in focus – at least in Denmark – but delivered as a return and risk diversifier. The liquid alternatives/Hedge Fund universe is extremely heterogenous so return dispersion was naturally enormous. Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives has received criticism for being “Beta in disguise” but is this fair and was 2022 the year of proof-of-concept and a revival of the asset class?

At this network meeting we will shine light on what kind of strategies can be classified as liquid alternatives or Hedge Funds. What is their role in the overall investment portfolio? We will discuss why some institutional investors has chosen not to allocate to liquid alternatives and why others have a meaningful allocation.

We have invited Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners, Mamdouh Medhat, Senior Researcher & Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors and Andrew Beer, Managing Member, Dynamic Beta investments LLC to put the spotlight on the theme from various angles and viewpoints.

Only the following network debate will be held in Danish.


1:00 PM
Networking, sandwiches og registration
1:30 PM
Welcome and introductory remarks
Peter Harrington, The Danish Finance Society/CFA Society Denmark
1:40 PM
Liquid Alternatives – Top Hedge Fund Industry Trends for 2023
Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners
2:10 PM
Alts, Quants, and Systematic: Definitions and Use Cases
Mamdouh Medhat, Senior Researcher & Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors
2:40 PM
Short coffee break
2:50 PM
Hedge Fund Replication: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why
Andrew Beer, Managing Member, Dynamic Beta Investments LLC
3:20 PM
Break & Networking
3:50 PM
Network debate
TBA and member of the Alternatives Network Committee. Moderator
4:50 PM
Concluding remarks

All times are CET

Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA

Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners

Don is the Founder and CEO of Agecroft Partners, a global hedge fund consulting and marketing firm. Hedgeweek and/or HFM have selected Agecroft Partners 13 years in a row as the Hedge Fund Marketing Firm of the Year.

Don frequently writes white papers on trends he sees in the hedge fund industry. He has spoken at over 100 Alternative Investment conferences, been quoted in hundreds of articles relative to the hedge fund industry, has done over 100 interviews on business television and radio and has over 27,000 subscribers to his Hedge Fund Industry Insights Newsletter.

Don is also the Founder of Gaining the Edge LLC that runs the Hedge Fund Educational Webinar Series, which has had over 7,000 unique alternative investment industry participants, an annual Hedge Fund Leadership Conference, which sold out all 6 of its events, and the Alternative Investment Cap Intro Events. Most revenue from these events are donated to charities that benefit at risk children, which have total over $3 million donated since 2013.

Before Agecroft, Don was a founding principal of Andor Capital Management where he was a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. When he left Andor, the firm ranked as the 2nd largest hedge fund firm in the world. Before Andor, Don was Head of Institutional Sales for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now part of Blackrock). At that time, MLIM ranked as one of the largest investment managers in the world. Previously, Don was Head of Institutional Sales and on the executive committee for NationsBank Investment Management (now Bank of America).

Don is a member of the Board of Directors of Help for Children (Hedge Funds Care) and the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Foundation. In addition, he is a former Board of Directors member of the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, The Science Museum of Virginia Endowment Fund, The Richmond Ballet (The State Ballet of Virginia), Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Child Savers Foundation, The Hedge Fund Association and the Richmond Sports Backers. He also served over a decade on the Investment Committee for The City of Richmond Retirement System.

Mamdouh Medhat

Senior Researcher & Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors

Mamdouh Medhat, a London-based Senior Researcher and Vice President, conducts theoretical and empirical research into drivers of expected returns, often in collaboration with Dimensional’s academic affiliates, and communicates Dimensional’s research to clients and the broader public.
Prior to joining Dimensional, Mamdouh was an assistant professor of finance at Cass Business School in London. His research has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Financial Econometrics. He holds a PhD in finance from Copenhagen Business School and a BSc and an MSc in mathematics-economics from the University of Copenhagen. He has also held visiting-scholar positions at Stanford and Princeton in the US.

Andrew Beer

Managing Member, Dynamic Beta Investments LLC

Andrew D. Beer is the co-founder of Dynamic Beta investments, a specialist in hedge fund replication.  Andrew began his hedge fund career in 1994 when he joined the Baupost Group as a generalist portfolio manager.  During the 2000s, he co-founded Pinnacle Asset Management, a fund of hedge funds focused on fundamental commodity investing, and Apex Capital Management, a single manager hedge fund that specialized in relative value arbitrage.  In 2006, Andrew set out of solve a vexing issue for allocators:  is it possible to deliver hedge fund alpha with low fees and daily liquidity?  Over the past decade and a half, this question has led to research on multi-manager mutual funds, alternative risk premia, 13F copycats, global absolute return strategies and the broader liquid alternatives space.  Today, DBi manages approximately $2 billion in three factor-based hedge fund replication strategies, which are offered through four UCITS vehicles (including the SEI Liquid Alternative fund, the recipient of numerous industry awards), two US ETFs and several other vehicles.

TBA – moderator



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CFA PL credits

If you are a CFA Institute member, you are eligible to record 2.50 PL credits hours for your participation in this meeting.


31. May 2023
13:30 - 17:00
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