SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES



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The Speakers

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Adrian Fairbourn   |  Adrian Fairbourn   |  Andrew Fisch   |  Brett Fisher   |  Michael Flood   |  Danielle Fugazy

Adrian Fairbourn, Managing Partner, Exception Capital
PartnerConnect West Speaker

Adrian Fairbourn is the Managing Partner of Exception Capital, is the Principal and director of The Family Fund and the Investment Advisor.

The Family Fund wraps a classic family office asset allocation in a fund structure. Started in August 2012 it has returned net 36% to investors and allocates to external managers, direct private equity transactions, public equities, art and direct lending.

Mr. Fairbourn began his career as an investment analyst with Parsons Penny & Co in Edinburgh and subsequently Quilter Goodison in London before moving on to build and manage the highly successful alternative hedge fund operation at Bank of Bermuda, prior to the purchase of the bank by HSBC. At the Bank of Bermuda he was head of Investments for Europe and Head of Alternative Investments globally. For the five years up to the starting of Exception Capital he co-managed a multi-family office in London, and was responsible for hedge fund investments, direct investments and also asset-raising for co-investment opportunities. On starting Exception Capital, Adrian spent two years in Shanghai working on a number of company specific situations and asset raising projects.

Since March 2010 Mr. Fairbourn has been managing the assets of a high net worth Italian family in a multi-asset global portfolio. The investment strategy of the portfolio is the basis for The Family Fund.

Mr. Fairbourn was educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Hull and a Master of Science from Heriott-Watt University, Edinburgh. He completed his Securities and Futures Association examinations in the United Kingdom and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Adrian Fairbourn, Managing Partner, Exception Capital
HedgeWorld West Speaker

Adrian Fairbourn began his career as an investment analyst at Parson Penny and Co in Edinburgh in 1995 and Quilter Goodison in London before moving in 1998 to build and manage the highly successful hedge fund-of-funds operation at Bank of Bermuda, which was subsequently bought by HSBC.

For the 5 years up to 2007 he managed a multi-family office in London, responsible for hedge fund investments, direct investments and also asset-raising for co-investment opportunities. He has successfully completed over $1billion of structuring, capital and fund raising projects for several private companies and alternative funds. He also founded and ran the highly successful Hedge Fund Fight Nights, which raised considerable sums for Operation Smile, for which Mr. Fairbourn was a UK Board Member.

Since starting Exception Capital in 2007, Mr. Fairbourn was initially based in Shanghai working on a number of company specific turnaround opportunities. While there, he also helped lift the Chinese Private Equity team out of Temasek, the Singapore Government Sovereign Wealth Fund, into their own entity from where they raised $950m for their first fund. Since 2010 he has been managing the private wealth of a Milan-based family.

Mr. Fairbourn was educated in the UK and the US as an English Speaking Union Schoolboy Scholar. An undergraduate degree from Hull University was followed by an MSc from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Mr. Fairbourn is a Member of U.K Securities Institute and accredited by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

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Andrew Fisch, CIO, State Street Absolute Return Investment Strategies
HedgeWorld West Speaker

Andrew Fisch is Chief Investment Officer, Fund of Funds at SSARIS Advisors (State Street Absolute Return Investment Strategies). His responsibilities include portfolio construction, manager selection, research, due diligence and monitoring, and sits on the investment committee.

SSARIS has three principal areas of business. Fund of Hedge Funds, Fund of Funds Advisory and Single Strategy systematic trading. SSARIS Fund of Funds invests globally in liquid long/short equity, relative value and global-macro strategies.

Mr. Fisch has been in the hedge fund and alternatives industry for 29 years. Prior to joining SSARIS, he was a founding partner at Aurum Capital Management where he managed the Aurum Venture Fund (Venture Capital) and developed hedge fund of funds products.

From 1989 through 1996 he was a portfolio manager for Swiss asset manager Controlfida. There he managed their long/short U.S. Equity Fund, enhanced with options and index futures. For the five years preceding his efforts for Controlfida, he worked for Victor Sperandeo at Hugo Securities as a proprietary trader for that firm¹s multi-strategy hedge fund.

Mr. Fisch has served on several corporate boards, and holds NASD series 24 and 7 licenses. He studied Economics at Hobart College and was admitted to Honors in Economics in 1981.

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Brett Fisher, Managing Partner, Fisher Lynch Capital
Buyouts West Speaker

Bio to come...

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Michael Flood, Northleaf Capital Partners, Managing Director
Buyouts West Speaker

Michael Flood is a member of Northleaf’s Management Committee and oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of the firm’s private markets investments, with a focus on investment sourcing, analysis and research relating to Northleaf’s private equity secondaries program. In addition,Mr.Flood is involved in Northleaf’s investor relations and business development activities and serves on the advisory boards of several partnerships within Northleaf’s portfolio.

Prior to joining Northleaf’s predecessor, TD Capital Private Equity Investors, in 2001, Mr.Flood worked at Harrowston Inc., a publicly traded buyout group, where he was involved in building two of its platform companies, as well as assessing and investing in a number of new investment initiatives. Previously, he worked at Royal Bank Capital Partners, the private equity division of the Royal Bank of Canada.

Mr.Flood received a B.A. from Queen’s University, a Master’s of Science from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

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Danielle Fugazy, Contributing Editor, Buyouts
Buyouts West Speaker

Bio to come...

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