AUSTIN, Texas (HedgeWorld.com)–The Texas MBA Hedge Fund Organization is hosting its first annual hedge fund symposium for MBA students at University of Texas on March 28.
“I hope the conference will provide the attendees with a more complete understanding of the hedge fund industry, fund management strategies, potential career paths and how hedge funds fit into the financial markets,” said Holly Goodrich, one of the group’s co-founders.
About 150 people including university alumni, hedge fund personnel in addition to students, service providers and faculty are expected to attend the event. The keynote speaker is Richard Lindsey, president of Bear Stearns Securities Corp. He will give a presentation on how hedge funds fit into the financial markets.
Two alumni panels will focus on hedge fund careers and establishing a career path. Those speakers include: Charles Davidson of AXA Alternative Investments; John Huth, Quantlab Capital Management; and Elliot Rafkind, Akin Gump. The goal is to represent various fields in the hedge fund industry.