U.Va. Conference to Examine Technology, Energy, Endowments and the Global Investing Landscape

November 06, 2013

The Darden School of BusinessCenter for Asset Management will host the sixth annual University of Virginia Investing Conference on Nov. 14 and 15.

Asset management experts will gather to analyze the global investing landscape, which is shaped more than ever before by politics and policy – making it difficult to predict what’s next in macroeconomics.

“We’ll probe innovations and investment ideas that could help investors respond proactively to current conditions,” Darden Dean Robert Bruner said. “Emerging from the recent government shutdown and operating within an environment of sequestration, the discussions will prove most interesting and insightful.”

While considering broad, macro issues, the speakers and panelists will add micro insights and discuss strategies for asset allocation, investment selection and risk management.

Talks by guest speakers will include:

  • Where Are Emerging Markets Headed? — Joyce Chang, global dead of fixed income research, JP Morgan Securities LLC
  • Investing in Quality Business Models — Richard Chilton, chairman and CEO, Chilton Investment Company
  • The Outlook for the U.S. Economy and Its Financial Markets, and Investment Strategy — Tony Crescenzi, executive vice president, market strategist and portfolio manager, PIMCO
  • Managing Money in Uncertain Times — Howard Marks, chairman, Oaktree
  • Equity Markets & the T.I.N.A. Factor (There Is No Alternative to Equities) — Jason DeSena Trennert, managing partner, chairman and CEO, Strategas Research Partners LLC

Industry experts will take a close look at three topics:


  • Larry Kochard, CEO and chief investment officer, University of Virginia Investment Management Company (moderator)
  • Donald W. Lindsey, chief investment officer, The George Washington University
  • Scott Malpass, vice president and chief investment officer, University of Notre Dame
  • D. Ellen Shuman, former vice president and chief investment officer, Carnegie Corporation


  • Shelby Bonnie, managing director, Allen & Company (moderator)
  • Henry Ellenbogen, portfolio manager, T. Rowe Price
  • Scott Ferber, chief executive officer, Videology
  • Ned Hooper, partner, Centerview Capital and 1994 graduate of the Darden School


  • Kyle Bass, managing partner, Hayman Capital Management LP (moderator)
  • Joseph “Jody” LaNasa III, managing partner, Serengeti Asset Management
  • Wil VanLoh, president and CEO, Quantum Energy Partners
  • Michael Watzky, managing partner, BP Natural Gas Opportunity Partners LP

Bloomberg Television will be the conference’s exclusive television broadcaster. Corporate sponsors include American Civics Exchange, Discovery Capital Management LLC, Collegiate Capital Management, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Quantitative Investment Management, Sands Capital Management Inc., Wilkinson O’Grady & Company Inc., T. Rowe Price and Panning Capital.

The event is open to the public. Registration fees apply, but are heavily discounted for U.Va. faculty and staff. For information, click here.

Media Contact

Matt Charles

University Deputy Spokesperson Office of University Communications