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16th Annual Alternative Investments & Hedge Fund Panel


Vinny Catalano, CFA, moderator and panelists Christopher Battifarano, CFA, CAIA; Garrett Goggin, CFA, CMT, Tom Krasner, CFA and Ali Motamed, CFA

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10/17/2018 5:00 PM

End Time

10/17/2018 8:00 PM

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Location Info

Boca Country Club
17751 Boca Club Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33487​​

Event Description

​16th Annual Alternative Investments & Hedge Fund Panel

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Earn 2.0 Hours of CE Credit For This Event!


CFA Society South Florida will host its 16th Annual Alternative Investments and Hedge Funds panel - an interactive discussion format with key leaders and expert in the sector. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this important event.

WHERE:  Boca Country Club

  • 5:00pm    Cash Bar - Includes 1 Complimentary Drink

  • 6:00pm    Filet Mignon Dinner (alternative with advance request)

  • 6:10pm    Panel Introduction & Presentation 


Christopher Battifarano, CFA, CAIA
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Finemark, National Bank and Trust

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Christopher Battifarano is an Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at FineMark National Bank & Trust. Mr. Battifarano is responsible for the investment process and philosophy at FineMark, while leading the company’s strategic and tactical investment recommendations. He is based in FineMark’s Palm Beach office.

Mr. Battifarano brings 20 years of experience to FineMark. Most recently he was Director of Research for Genspring Family Offices/SunTrust Bank in Jupiter, Florida. Prior to that, Mr. Battifarano was Chief Investment Officer for another family office in Palm Beach.

Mr. Battifarano is a holder of both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. He received his M.B.A. and B.B.A. from the University of Miami. Battifarano is also a member of CFA Society South Florida.​​

Garrett D. Goggin​, CFA, CMT
Associate Editor, Gold Stock Analyst


​Garrett D. Goggin has served as GSA Associate Editor since 2010. He began his financial career on the floor of the NYSE market working for a local brokerage as a clerk where he learned how investment transactions are processed. As Mr. Goggin saw much of the order flow was moving off-floor he joined a derivative arbitrage group in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the advent of electronic trading and the rise of the Eurex. Mr. Goggin next set up Vox Capital Investment Advisor in order to protect client assets from an overleveraged economy with a focus on alternative asset classes. Garrett acted as equity portfolio manager of the Babson College Fund as well as served as president of the Babson Investment Managers Association during his time as MBA student. 

Garrett is a CFA Charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and a CMT (Certified Market Technician). He serves on the board of CFA Society South Florida as treasurer. Mr. Goggin holds MS and MBA business degrees in Finance from Babson College.​

Tom Krasner​​, CFA
Co-Founder and Principal​, Concise Capital Management, LP
Tom Krasner, CFA has spent over 25 years in fixed income, distressed debt and high yield bonds.  He has extensive experience in corporate restructurings, credit analysis, portfolio management, and workouts. Prior to co-founding Concise Capital with Mr. Koach, Mr. Krasner was Executive VP at Harch Capital Management, responsible for restructuring high yield bonds and bank loans. Previously, Mr. Krasner was a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Riverside Capital Advisers, co-managing the short-term high yield portfolio with Mr. Koach. Mr. Krasner began his career at John Alden Asset Management, a $4 billion life insurance company, where he ran a $250 million private placement portfolio. Mr. Krasner holds a B.A. in Economics, English and Mathematical Sciences and a M.A. in Economics from Rice University. From 1996 to 1998 he was President of the CFA Society Miami. He has served on the boards of Birch Telecom, Doe Run Resources, FWT, Institutional Deposits Corporation, Nutritek, Sterling Chemicals, and Trism.

Ali Motamed, CFA
Managing Partner – Invenomic Capital
Ali Motamed is the Managing Partner of Invenomic Capital Management, the Sub-adviser to the Balter Invenomic Fund. Prior to founding Invenomic, Ali was Co-Portfolio manager of the Boston Partners Long/Short Equity Fund. He was awarded Portfolio Manager of the Year in the Alternatives Category by Morningstar in 2014. Prior to joining Boston Partners, he was a member of the global mergers and acquisitions teams at Deutsche Bank and BT Wolfensohn. Mr. Motamed holds a B.A. degree in economics with a minor in accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has 17 years experience.​​​​

Moderator: Vinny Catalano, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Redmount Capital Partners

Vinny Catalano is Chief Investment Officer for Redmount Capital Partners, a past president of the New York Society of Security Analysts, and author of the investment strategy book “Sectors and Styles” (Wiley, 2006). Vinny is also the managing member of Adriatic Capital Partners, a New York based advisory group focused on the investment opportunities arising in the Adriatic region of central Europe. Vinny appears regularly in the media (Bloomberg TV & Radio,, BNN TV, CNBC, New Delhi TV, CCTV - America), is frequently quoted in various professional publications (Wall Street Journal, Barron's​, Financial Times, Reuters), and is a guest speaker at various major forums. Vinny also produces and conducts timely topical and educational programs with various CFA Societies and other groups, including the highly acclaimed "Market Forecast Series".

Don't miss this opportunity to visit with these leading investment professionals!​​

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On-site registrations are accepted on an exception basis and are payable with credit card only. To cancel, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, email address and CFA SFL member ID if applicable. ​

Advance registrations that fail to attend or that fail to cancel prior to 48 hours before the event will be billed at the non-member walk-in rate quoted for the event. If the event is subsidized for both members and non-members, late cancellations and no-shows may be billed at the actual cost per attendee. Cancellations for a full refund must be made at least 48 hours before an event. Registrations cancelled within the last 48 hours prior to an event are not eligible for a refund.

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10/17/2018 8:00 PM



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