Join CFA Society Chicago for its February Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon where Alec Litowitz, founder and chief executive officer of Magnetar Capital, will discuss the evolution in asset managers’ perceived value proposition. After a brief history of return decomposition innovations in traditional asset management, he will explore the more contemporary question investors face on how to evaluate their alternative allocations. Founded in 2005, Magnetar is a leading alternative asset management firm with approximately $12.9B AUM as of October 2019. Litowitz also serves as chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and is co-head of the Investment Committee.
Members - $45 or FREE with function ticket
Student Members - $20
Nonmembers - $65
Reserved VIP table - $360 (8 guests, company name on table, contact office directly)
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)
CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour
Attire: Business Casual
Menu: Chef's Choice (vegetarian meal available upon request)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm CT: Registration & Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT: Program
Link to Webcast: Alec Litowitz Webcast
*Please note distribution of presentation slides is at the discretion of the speaker and may not be available for this event
Alec Litowitz is the founder and chief executive officer of Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm. He also serves as chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and is co-head of the Investment Committee.
Litowitz began his financial services career in corporate finance at JP Morgan in New York focusing in the Financial Institutions Group. Prior to founding Magnetar in 2005, he was a Principal at Citadel Investment Group and served as global head of equities and a member of the Management and Investment Committees.
He created and continues to be extensively involved with the Magnetar Capital UChicago Financial Education Initiative, an innovative high school-based financial education program. Since 2012, the initiative has used technology, teamwork and competition to help high schoolers increase their financial literacy. To date, the initiative has taught more than 900 classes, educating nearly 19,000 students.
As an athlete and avid outdoorsman, Litowitz enjoys endurance and adventure races including triathlons and off-road mountain bike competitions. He completed the Perskindol Swiss Epic, a six-day mountain bike stage race with 500 riders in September 2017, the La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike race in 2014, and the Hawaii Ironman in 2004. His interest in competitive sports led him to Dare2tri, a nationally focused non-profit that provides triathlon and single-event training to young people and adults with disabilities, where he serves as Board Chair.
Litowitz graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and anthropology and went on to receive a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. While at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he became the first All-American squash player in the school’s history.
*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Nonmember or Student Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, February 5th.
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. Please call the CFA Society Chicago office at 312-251-1301 to register. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.
CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.