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​A seminar program that takes a deeper dive into topics and issues of importance to CFAMN members


Tuesday, June 21, 2016​
The Minneapolis Club, Minneapolis
7:30 - 11:30 am
CE Credits: 4
Members $70; Non-Members $100

Join us for this half day event where we’ll explore the geological and business understanding of Hydraulic Fracturing (“Fracking”), walk through a primer on asset allocation, and take a deeper dive into specific methods of investing in energy.



7:30-8 am
Light breakfast and coffee

8:00 - 8:45 am
Geological and business understanding of Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking") and the different basins of North America

  Speaker: Rey Baribault, P.E., North Plains Energy

    1. Overview of Fracking as a technology – What improvements have been made? Does "Rig Count" matter anymore?
    2. Where are the different basins and what differentiates them, including:
      1. Geological differences
      2. Ease of access / ease of pumping
      3. Quality differences
      4. Taxation, transportation, storage and refinery differences
    3. Does "Fracklog" mean anything? – How quickly can the pumping start if/when Oil rises to a more profitable level (and what is that level)?

8:55 - 9:40 am

Asset Allocation primer (ie How do I make money in this crazy market?)

  Speaker: Andrew Brett, CAIA, NEPC

    1. Discussion of different investment vehicles
      1. Advantages and risks of each
      2. Timing

9:50 - 11:20 am

Deeper dive into specific methods of investing – a practical guide of sorts

    1. MLPs – Speaker: Charles Anderson, SteelPath
    2. Private Equity and Fund of Funds – Sean Goodrich, Aether
    3. Fixed Income – Xiaoyu Gu, CarVal Investors
    4. Public Equity Investment  - David Johnson, CFA, Nuveen Asset Management


 Speaker Bios

Rey Baribault, P.E.

Mr. Baribault is Vice President / Engineering of North Plains Energy, LLC, a Denver-based exploration and production operator he co-founded in 2007. North Plains Energy's operations are solely focused on the Bakken play in North Dakota. In addition, he co-founded and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of IPR Energy Partners, LLC, a Dallas-based oil and natural gas production operator with past operations in Louisiana, Southeast New Mexico and North Central Texas and current operations in the Fort Worth Basin. Prior to co-founding North Plains Energy and IPR Energy Partners, Mr. Baribault served as Vice President, Supervisor and Petroleum Engineering Consultant of Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. from 1990 to 2002. Mr. Baribault began his professional career with Exxon Company in 1985 and oversaw operations reservoir engineering matters for high-pressure natural gas fields in South Louisiana. Mr. Baribault received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1985 and is a registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas. He was elected to the Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) Board of Directors in June 2014 and currently serves as the chair of the Board's Operations and Engineering Committee.


Andrew Brett, CAIA

Andrew is a member of NEPC's Real Assets Research Group and primarily covers energy, infrastructure, timber, agriculture, and other natural-resource-oriented strategies. He is responsible for conducting manager due diligence, providing educational overview materials for various real asset strategies and constructing real asset investment plans for implementation in client portfolios. Andrew also helps cover energy-MLPS. Prior to joining NEPC in 2007, Andrew worked at State Street Corporation.

Andrew earned a B.A. in Economics from Union College and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.


Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson serves as a Senior Client Portfolio Manager covering the Oppenheimer SteelPath funds. In this capacity, he is responsible for interacting daily with the SteelPath investment team and communicating regularly with clients about the Master Limited Partnership asset class and specifics regarding the various strategies managed by the team.

Charles has been in the industry since 1998 and was previously with SteelPath capital Management where he served as Regional Vice President. Charles also served in the same capacity with Janus Funds for 10 years.


Sean Goodrich, CFA

Mr. Goodrich is a co-founder of Aether Investment Partners and is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investments. Immediately prior to forming Aether Investment Partners, Mr. Goodrich served as the Director of Alternative Investments at Jeffrey Slocum & Associates, Inc. During his tenure at Jeffrey Slocum & Associates, Mr. Goodrich led the firm's private capital and real assets research activities. In this capacity, he was responsible for designing investment portfolios and sourcing, evaluating and monitoring private equity, venture capital, special situation, real estate and natural resource investments recommended to the firm's institutional clients.

In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, Mr. Goodrich served on several fund advisory committees, supervised a team of analysts and associates, helped direct Jeffrey Slocum & Associates' hedge fund research activities and served on the firm's Hedge Fund and Strategic Development Committees. Prior to Jeffrey Slocum & Associates, Mr. Goodrich worked for First Union Securities as an analyst, Trigon Engineering Consultants as an engineering  technician and Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. as a trader and institutional salesman. Mr. Goodrich earned a BS in Business with a minor in Russian from St. Michael's College, where he was graduated with honors, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. Mr. Goodrich is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Xiaoyu Gu, JD

Xiaoyu Gu is a vice president for CarVal Investors, responsible for managing investments in the North American corporate securities group. She joined CarVal in 2013 from investment banking at Credit Suisse. Prior to working in finance, she worked in consulting and business incubation. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School, JD from Harvard Law School, and AB in Economics and AM in Statistics from Harvard University. 

David F. Johnson, CFA 
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David is a senior equity research analyst for the Small Cap Value Team, specializing in the energy, materials, technology, and utilities sectors.

He began working in the financial industry in 1990, and joined the firm in 1997 as an equity research analyst supporting the mid- and large-cap teams. He joined the Small Cap Value Team in 2001 as a dedicated research analyst covering multiple sectors. Previously, he was a securities analyst at The State of Wisconsin Investment Board and a lending officer at both Shawmut National Bank and Bank of New England. 

​He received a B.A. from St. Lawrence University and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. David holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a memberof the CFA Institute


Members: $70
Non-Members: $100

Refreshments include:
Light breakfast, coffee

Registration is Closed

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The Minneapolis Club
729 2nd Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Parking & Directions
Parking at the Minneapolis Club is $10 and is not included in the event price.
This can be paid with cash upon exiting the ramp or by credit at the front desk.


There are a limited number of guests rooms available. If you would like to make a reservation please contact 612-332-2292
Rates: $194-$229