Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
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Greenberg Traurig Offices 
333 SE 2nd Ave
Suite 4400
Miami, FL 33131

Driving Directions 


Due to the traffic and construction around the area, we highly recommend attendees self-park in the Wells Fargo Center garage or JW Marriott Hotel garage. It’ll also be more cost effective if you plan to stay all day.

Self-Parking Rates/car (at Wells Fargo Center Garage) 1 hour $10
2 hours $14
3 hours $18
4 hours $22
5 hours $26
6 hours $30
7 hours $34
8 hours/Max $40

Note: Once parked, take the elevators to the Ground floor, then make a left into the elevators that correspond to the floor destination.

Valet Rate/car (at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel)

GT Reduced Rate Validation: attendee pays $23 for the first 8 hours (afterwards, attendee pays $23 PLUS the additional rates below)

Standard Rates Additional Rates to $23 (after 8 hours) 0-2 Hours = $25, $48 total
2-8 Hours = $35, $58 total
8-24 Hours = $45, $78 total

Note: The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel is adjacent to the Wells Fargo Center building, and connected through the internal lobby ramp. Guests can valet, walk left through the lobby ramp, and make a right into the elevators.


Michael Corcelli 
Florida Alternative Investment Association 

A Global Macro Perspective 2018 For Family Offices & Funds 

FLAIA is excited to be hosting its 7th annual A Global Macro Perspective 2018, December 5, in Miami, Florida. The conference precedes Art Basel, the worlds largest modern art show, and serves as a great forum for all participants in the alternatives community to explore macro economic trends, geopolitical risks, portfolio allocation strategies.


10:00AM – 10:10AM  Welcome from Nanette Aguirre, Greenberg Traurig

10:15AM – 10:50AM  FX/Rates Overview

Nigel Khakoo – Global Head of G10 FX Trading and FX Options, Nomura Securities 


11AM – 11:50AM Tax Reform Panel

  • How will Washington’s proposed tax plan impact tax rates for corporations and individual tax payers across America?
  • How do you expect markets to react if Trump’s tax reform policies are approved by Congress? On the contrary, how do you expect markets to react if his policies are not approved?  Has the upside already been fully priced in over the first year of Trump’s presidency?

Rodolfo Milani – Senior Managing Director, Wunderlich Wealth Management

Grover Norquist – President, Americans for Tax Reform


12PM – 1:30PM Lunch & Live Investment Coaching Session by Rajan Chopra of Chopra Coaching

Rajan Chopra – Chopra Coaching
Shalin Madan – Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Bodhi Tree Asset Management


1:30PM – 2:20PM  Opportunities in Alternative Investments: Outlook for 2018

  • Private Equity vs. Hedge Funds: Where is there opportunity to generate alpha?
  • Company fundamentals have detached from macroeconomics over the last two years. How does your investment process mitigate risk in this environment?
  • What are the biggest risk factors that could influence markets in 2018?
  • How do you properly position a portfolio for tax reform? Has the upside already been fully priced in over the first year of Trump’s presidency?

David Lyons –  Business Editor, SunSentinel

Ambrose Paxson – Chief Operating Officer, Global Sigma Group

Alberto Siblesz – Owner, SmartInvest Capital
Daniel Ades – Partner, Kawa Capital Management
David Horowitz – Chief Operating Officer, Quad Group
Hasaan T. Austin – Managing Principal, BSEP Plus Collateral Group

2:30PM – 3:00PM  Networking and Refreshment Break

3:00PM – 3:50PM  The Emergence of Digital Money.  Will Blockchain Transform the Global Economy?

  • In simple terms, explain the fundamentals of and relationship between blockchain and the cryptocurrency market.
  • A $5 trillion crypto market by 2025 or just a bubble?
  • How has the outlook for blockchain adoption by financial markets changed over the past 12 months?
  • What are the major blockchain self-regulation developments and pitfalls?  How may future regulation affect the blockchain ecosystem?

Scott Daspin – Director of Institutional Sales, Triad Securities

Salomon Konig – Partner & CIO, Talisman Family Alliance Blockchain Syndicates

Samuel Proctor - Co-Founder, Genesis Block
Nick Colas - Co-Founder, DataTrek Research
Tyler Carter – Director of Business Development, NuView IRA
James Radecki - Head of Business Development, Cumberland Mining Group

4:00PM – 4:50PM Emerging Technologies and Data Science: Where Tomorrow’s Alpha is Coming From

  • Briefly describe the strategies employed in each of your quantitative investment models. How does the current macroeconomic environment influence your algorithmic trading signals?
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Can they really add value?  How?
  • Describe the evolution of the quantamental investment philosophy and the utilization of data compared to traditional quantitative strategies.
  • Discuss some of the challenges that funds face when looking to hire talented analysts.  What makes a good data scientist?
  • How will quantitative investment strategies progress into the future?  Would you encourage students to follow this career path?  

Rainford Knight – Co-Founder, Florida Institute of Finance

Shalin Madan – Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Bodhi Tree Asset Management

Eric Westphal – Head of Research, dormouse Limited
Wayne Ferbert – Managing Director, Alpha DNA Investment Management
Dorothy Hill –  Senior Consultant and Advisor, Pallas Global Advisors

5:00PM – 7:00PM Networking Cocktail hosted by Greenberg Traurig