2018 Registration Open

The fourth annual gathering of volatility and alternative risk premia buysiders, asset owners and sellsiders takes place at the Wynn Las Vegas on May 23-24.

Matt Rowe, managing partner & CIO, Headwaters Solutions, Vishnu Kurella, partner at Caxton Associates, Christopher Cole, founder and CIO of Artemis Capital Management, Naren Karanam, partner at Arrowgrass Capital Partners, Jason Goldberg, portfolio manager at PIMCO and Russell Korgaonkar, director of investment strategies of Man AHL are among the thought leaders speaking at the event. 

Day 1 - Wednesday May 23 - 9am-12.30pm

Private briefings, catch up with clients

Main Sessions 1pm - 5.30pm

Topics focus on volatility as an asset class. Leading portfolio managers and traders active in volatility trading will deep dive in to the market selloff in early February and whether it was a warm up act for what’s to come, the PnL attribution for volatility-based managers and how risk recycling has evolved over the last 12 months.

Cocktail Reception 6pm - 8pm - sponsored by Optiver

Day 2 - Thursday May 24 - 8.30am - 5.30pm 

Focus on alternative risk premia, including presentations on crisis risk offset and the many colours of CAPE, as well as panels on machine learning and the opportunities ahead in risk premia.

The full agenda will be released at the end of March.

Confirmed Speakers

Vishnu Kurella, Caxton Associates - Ben Hunt, Salient Partners - Christopher Cole, Artemis Capital Management

Michael Green, Thiel Macro - Russell Korgaonkar, Man AHL - Jason Goldberg, PIMCO

Naren Karanam, Arrowgrass Capital Partners - Andrew Scott, Société Générale - Roni Israelov, AQR

Christophe Pochart, Citigroup - Devin Anderson, Deutsche Bank - Michael Nelskyla, UBS

Farouk Jivraj, Barclays

Content Flavor

Presentations and coverage from the 2017 conference can be found here

The 2017 agenda can be found here


Discounted accommodation at the Wynn is available on this private link here


A discounted early registration rate of $1,899.00 is available here.

Asset owners should contact Dennis Kesolitz for special rates at kesolitz@eqderivatives.com

2018 Event Sponsors





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Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact EQDerivatives president & co-founder Peter Thompson for opportunities and availability.