Now in its third year, Legends 4 Legends has helped leading investment industry charity, Alternatives 4 Children, raise more than €1 million since the charity was founded. The 2018 event alone raised more than EUR 100,000 from nearly 200 speakers and attendees who attended the EYE Film Museum location.
Titled Tomorrow’s Vision, this year’s event brought together legends such as Sir Michael Hintze, Russell Clark, Dr. Mark Mobius, Harold de Boer and Dan Morehead, to build futures for children.
An unrivalled line-up of top-tier hedge fund managers covered topics across the spectrum of credit, cryptocurrencies and the emerging markets, all to highlight where returns can be made in a world of shrinking balance sheets and central bank action.
With sessions titles aptly themed around photography, the one day-event opened with Graham Neilson of Fulcrum Asset Management and Emmanuel Weyd of Eiffel Investment Group discuss where to find value in the world of credit.
Sir Michael Hintze, chief executive and Senior investment officer at CQS, gave the audience a global macro overview, while later in the day Russell Clark, partner at Horseman Capital Management took a look at a few global macro trades in greater detail. Bill Ackman and Pierre Andurand shared their investment views through video messages. Transtrend’s Harold de Boer covered the topic of responsible investing in commodities.
Despite the overall performance of the emerging markets, David Amaryan, of Balchug Capital, Sumeet Nagar of Malabar and Peter Leger of Coronation shared their favourite stock picks in Russia, India and Africa, respectively. In the afternoon, Dr. Mark Mobius shared his insights of more than 40 years investing in the emerging markets and why ESG is so important today.
Chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of Pantera Capital, Dan Morehead talked about the future of finance from a blockchain and cryptocurrency perspective, while Gabor Gurbacs, director digital assets strategy at VanEck, talked live via Skype about the challenges of building a Bitcoin ETF.
Anne-Sophie d’Andlau, Co-founder of CIAM covered some activist trades and also how CIAM supports charities, while Tony Davis Founder of Inherent Group talked about using ESG as a value tool. Dutch allocator Remko van der Erf of Kempen interviewed Zaaba’s Mohan Rajasooria on the opportunities in the Asian long/short space.
“We are delighted to have raised more than €1 million since we were founded in 2011 in particular with the added contribution from Legends4Legends a unique donation-based investment conference,” said Marc de Kloe, Co-Founder of Alternatives4Children and co-organiser of the event. “The level of speakers willing to donate their time and money to this event that supports Alternatives4Children continues to amaze us year after year. We are truly grateful,” said Ruud Smets, portfolio manager at Theta Capital, co-organiser of the conference.
“We wish to thank our partners: Theta Capital Management, Inherent Group, CQS, EnTrustPermal, Mobius Capital Partners, CIAM, Pantera, Coronation, Fulcrum, Balchug Capital, Privium Fund Management, Transtrend, VanEck, Andurand and Malabar Investments, Kempen Capital Management & Horseman Capital. As well as our Media Partners: Opalesque, HedgeFund Journal, Positivity, IEX Media, Designcorp and FondsNieuws and InInk and all those that attended and spoke making our third event a critical success,” said de Kloe.