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17th Annual Alternative Investments & Hedge Fund Panel


Sumit Gautam, CFA; Garrett Goggin, CFA, CMT; Paul Korngiebel, CFA; Tom Krasner, CFA, and Vinny Catalano, CFA, moderator

Start Time

10/23/2019 5:00 PM

End Time

10/23/2019 8:00 PM

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3715 Golf Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33436​

Event Description

​17th Annual Alternative Investments & Hedge Fund Panel

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Earn 2.0 Hours of CE Credit For This Event!


CFA Society South Florida will host its 17th Annual Alternative Investments and Hedge Funds panel - an interactive discussion format with key leaders and experts in the sector. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this important event.

WHERE:  Quail Ridge Country Club

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

  • 6:00pm    Filet Mignon Dinner (alternative of fish or vegetarian with advance request)

  • 6:10pm    Panel Introduction & Presentation 


Sumit Gautam, CFA
Portfolio Manager/Founder, Scalar Gauge Fund (SGF)


​Sumit Gautam, CFA, was previously a Partner at a $1.3B AUM long/short fund – Hirzel Capital where he made investments in the technology, business services, and consumer sectors for ~4 years. Earlier, Sumit worked as a Vice President at a $22B AUM private equity fund Audax Group in Boston and made several LBO investments. Prior to Audax, Sumit was a Principal at Bain & Co.’s private equity group in San Francisco. Sumit started his career at McKinsey and Co. in Silicon Valley and also was an early employee at a technology startup that was bought by Dell for $700MM.Sumit is a CFA charterholder, has a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he graduated #2 in his class, and an M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, where he was one of the two student marshals who led the convocation ceremony. Sumit is assisted by two research analysts, an operations/IR person and institutionalized service providers (Morgan Stanley as Prime Broker, RSM as auditor, NAV as fund administrator, and BTIG as outsourced trader).

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.​

Paul Korngiebel, CFA
Emerging Markets,Emerging Markets Long/Short, Boston Partners
Mr. Korngiebel is a portfolio manager on all Boston Partners Emerging Markets strategies, including Boston Partners Emerging Markets Equity and Emerging Markets Long/Short Equity. He also serves as a supporting member of the greater Global Equity team, providing input on idea generation for various international and global portfolios. Mr. Korngiebel joined the firm from Deccan Value Advisors, which he co-founded,and prior to that he worked at Brandes Investment Partners. Both firms are dedicated to global value investing. Mr. Korngiebel holds a B.A. from Bowdoin (Phi Beta Kappa), M.A. degrees from Harvard and St. Johns College, and an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern (Beta Gamma Sigma). He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and has nineteen years of investment experience.

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.

Moderator: Vinny Catalano, CFA

Chief Market Strategist
Stuyvesant Capital Management

Vinny Catalano is Chief Markets Strategist for Stuyvesant Capital Management, 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 Global Investment Strategist with Defoe Redmount, a global multi-asset investment advisory firm based in New York, NY and Newport Beach, CA. 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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Event Terms

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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10/23/2019 8:00 PM



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CFA Society South Florida will host its 17th Annual Alternative Investments and Hedge Funds panel - an interactive discussion format with key leaders and experts in the sector. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this important event.

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Created at 9/23/2019 10:12 PM by Ursula Auger
Last modified at 9/9/2020 8:21 PM by [email protected]