Context Summits

Europe 2018

May 14 - 16, 2018Hotel W Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

May 14, 2018

2:00pm - 9:00pm

Registration  / Information Desk

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Allocator-Only Cocktail Reception

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Context Innovator Series

Speakers
Pierre-Henri Flamand
Pierre-Henri Flamand
CIO, Man GLG,

Pierre-Henri Flamand is the Chief Investment Officer of Man GLG (‘GLG’) with responsibility for investment performance across the firm’s strategy range. Pierre-Henri joined GLG in June 2014 to manage its Value Opportunity strategy.

Prior to joining GLG, Pierre-Henri ran Edoma Capital Partners – a European-focused, event-driven hedge fund. Before his role at Edoma, Pierre spent 15 years with Goldman Sachs where he ran the Principal Strategies Group.

Pierre-Henri graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

, CIO, Man GLG
Moderator
Ron Biscardi
Ron Biscardi
Chief Executive Officer, Context Capital Partners,

Ron Biscardi is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Capital Partners, a leading alternative investment specialist firm focused on delivering superior solutions to family offices and institutions. The Context fund portfolio spans a variety investment strategies and includes hedge funds, liquid alternative mutual funds, private equity, real estate structures and direct lending. Mr. Biscardi is responsible for overall firm management, strategic partnerships and investment activities.

 

Mr. Biscardi, a leading financial entrepreneur, has over 25 years of experience building innovative companies in the financial services marketplace. In addition to Context Capital Partners, Mr. Biscardi is a General Partner of Context Asset Management, a mutual fund platform focused on the liquid alternatives market. He is co-founder and serves as Chairman of the Board of Context Summits, a leading conference provider in the alternative asset industry. In 2016, he co-founded Context Family Network, a global initiative to unite single-family offices and provide an unbiased forum for affluent families and their executives to network with like-minded peers. Mr. Biscardi co-founded Context BH Partners, LP in 2012, an event driven financial services hedge fund specializing in regional and community bank investing. He serves on the investment committees of Context BH Equity Funds I and II, Context Liberty Bell Capital, Context Business Lending and the Titan Loan Investment Fund.

 

He is currently on the board of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia where he chairs the investment committee for the Kimmel Center Endowment and co-chairs the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Mr. Biscardi was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Mastery Charter School, a national leader in the turnaround of failing urban schools where he served for over 15 years.

 

Mr. Biscardi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He currently works and lives in the Philadelphia area.

, Chief Executive Officer, Context Capital Partners
John Culbertson
John Culbertson
Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Context Capital Partners,

An industry veteran of more than 28 years, John’s experience encompasses trading, venture capital, asset allocation and hedge fund portfolio management. John is the Chief Investment Officer at Context Capital Partners. As CIO he is responsible for sourcing new investments and the oversight of the current portfolio. He is also Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Prior to assuming his current position with Context, John ran the investment committee and was Chief Investment Officer for a large family office where he oversaw a portfolio of hedge funds and was responsible for asset allocation decisions. In addition to his family office background, John was a founder of Gamma Investors, a venture capital fund that invested primarily in financial services technology companies. He spent the early years of his career in New York and London as a partner at Cooper Neff and Associates, a quantitative proprietary trading firm. At Cooper Neff he founded the London office and traded derivatives on fixed income, commodities and equities. That firm was sold to BNP Paribas in 1995 where John became an Executive Vice President, a position he held until 2000.

Among his extensive outside activities, John is chairman of the board of directors at Urban Promise, an innovative urban youth organization headquartered in the city of Camden NJ. John received his undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from Rutgers University and earned a Master of Liberal Arts, from the University of Pennsylvania.

, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Context Capital Partners
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Welcome Dinner

May 15, 2018

8:00am - 9:00am

Workout on the Beach

8:00am - 6:00pm

Registration  / Information Desk

9:00am - 11:00am

Breakfast

10:00am - 7:00pm

All Day Coffee

10:00am - 1:00pm

Morning Sessions of One-On-One Meetings

11:00am

Morning Break

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 7:00pm

Afternoon Sessions of One-On-One Meetings

4:00pm

Afternoon Refreshments

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cocktail Reception

8:30pm - 10:00pm

Sunset Dinner

May 16, 2018

8:00am - 9:00am

Paddle Board Yoga *Limited Availability

8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration / Information Desk

9:00am - 11:00am

Breakfast

10:00am - 5:00pm

All Day Coffee

10:00am - 1:00pm

Morning Sessions of One-On-One Meetings

11:00am

Morning Break

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Afternoon Sessions of One-On-One Meetings

4:00pm

Afternoon Refreshments

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2:00pm - 9:00pm

Registration  / Information Desk

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Allocator-Only Cocktail Reception

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Context Innovator Series

Speakers
Pierre-Henri Flamand
Pierre-Henri Flamand
CIO, Man GLG,

Pierre-Henri Flamand is the Chief Investment Officer of Man GLG (‘GLG’) with responsibility for investment performance across the firm’s strategy range. Pierre-Henri joined GLG in June 2014 to manage its Value Opportunity strategy.

Prior to joining GLG, Pierre-Henri ran Edoma Capital Partners – a European-focused, event-driven hedge fund. Before his role at Edoma, Pierre spent 15 years with Goldman Sachs where he ran the Principal Strategies Group.

Pierre-Henri graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

, CIO, Man GLG
Moderator
Ron Biscardi
Ron Biscardi
Chief Executive Officer, Context Capital Partners,

Ron Biscardi is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Context Capital Partners, a leading alternative investment specialist firm focused on delivering superior solutions to family offices and institutions. The Context fund portfolio spans a variety investment strategies and includes hedge funds, liquid alternative mutual funds, private equity, real estate structures and direct lending. Mr. Biscardi is responsible for overall firm management, strategic partnerships and investment activities.

 

Mr. Biscardi, a leading financial entrepreneur, has over 25 years of experience building innovative companies in the financial services marketplace. In addition to Context Capital Partners, Mr. Biscardi is a General Partner of Context Asset Management, a mutual fund platform focused on the liquid alternatives market. He is co-founder and serves as Chairman of the Board of Context Summits, a leading conference provider in the alternative asset industry. In 2016, he co-founded Context Family Network, a global initiative to unite single-family offices and provide an unbiased forum for affluent families and their executives to network with like-minded peers. Mr. Biscardi co-founded Context BH Partners, LP in 2012, an event driven financial services hedge fund specializing in regional and community bank investing. He serves on the investment committees of Context BH Equity Funds I and II, Context Liberty Bell Capital, Context Business Lending and the Titan Loan Investment Fund.

 

He is currently on the board of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia where he chairs the investment committee for the Kimmel Center Endowment and co-chairs the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Mr. Biscardi was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Mastery Charter School, a national leader in the turnaround of failing urban schools where he served for over 15 years.

 

Mr. Biscardi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He currently works and lives in the Philadelphia area.

, Chief Executive Officer, Context Capital Partners
John Culbertson
John Culbertson
Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Context Capital Partners,

An industry veteran of more than 28 years, John’s experience encompasses trading, venture capital, asset allocation and hedge fund portfolio management. John is the Chief Investment Officer at Context Capital Partners. As CIO he is responsible for sourcing new investments and the oversight of the current portfolio. He is also Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Prior to assuming his current position with Context, John ran the investment committee and was Chief Investment Officer for a large family office where he oversaw a portfolio of hedge funds and was responsible for asset allocation decisions. In addition to his family office background, John was a founder of Gamma Investors, a venture capital fund that invested primarily in financial services technology companies. He spent the early years of his career in New York and London as a partner at Cooper Neff and Associates, a quantitative proprietary trading firm. At Cooper Neff he founded the London office and traded derivatives on fixed income, commodities and equities. That firm was sold to BNP Paribas in 1995 where John became an Executive Vice President, a position he held until 2000.

Among his extensive outside activities, John is chairman of the board of directors at Urban Promise, an innovative urban youth organization headquartered in the city of Camden NJ. John received his undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from Rutgers University and earned a Master of Liberal Arts, from the University of Pennsylvania.

, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Context Capital Partners
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Welcome Dinner

8:00am - 9:00am

Workout on the Beach

8:00am - 6:00pm

Registration  / Information Desk

9:00am - 11:00am

Breakfast

10:00am - 7:00pm

All Day Coffee

10:00am - 1:00pm

Morning Sessions of One-On-One Meetings

11:00am

Morning Break

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 7:00pm

Afternoon Sessions of One-On-One Meetings

4:00pm

Afternoon Refreshments

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cocktail Reception

8:30pm - 10:00pm

Sunset Dinner

8:00am - 9:00am

Paddle Board Yoga *Limited Availability

8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration / Information Desk

9:00am - 11:00am

Breakfast

10:00am - 5:00pm

All Day Coffee

10:00am - 1:00pm

Morning Sessions of One-On-One Meetings

11:00am

Morning Break

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Afternoon Sessions of One-On-One Meetings

4:00pm

Afternoon Refreshments

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