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  • Harbor Investment Conference Tomorrow 13 comments
    Feb 12, 2013 3:44 PM | about stocks: DST, FIO, GHDX, RTK, RNF, NBL, JCP, HHC

    February 13, 2013

    I will be attending the Harbor Investment Conference in New York City tomorrow and would be happy to be in touch with anyone interested in the presentations.

    I have attended many of their conferences in the past and my experience has been all upside. It supports a worthy cause that I would be happy to give to with or without the conference. The conference has supplied me with more than enough worthwhile investment ideas to pay for my contributions to the Boys & Girls Harbor.

    The mission of Boys & Girls Harbor is to empower children and their families to become productive participants in society through education, cultural enrichment and social services. The Harbor develops intellectual character through three programs: the Emily N. Carey Harbor Preschool; Harbor Afterschool Programs, and the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts.

    The Harbor serves 1,000 youth/families per week, primarily in East Harlem/South Bronx (56% African-American, 35% Latino, and 9% other heritage). Each student has an Individual Learning Plan that addresses academic, social-emotional, arts and developmental goals with student/parent input. The average daily attendance of Harbor students is 90%.

    Conference Co-Chairs

    William A. Ackman
    Founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital Management LP

    Mark Axelowitz
    Managing Director, UBS Private Wealth Management

    Conference Speakers

    William A. Ackman
    Founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital Management LP

    Andrew Feldstein
    CEO and Chief Investment Officer, BlueMountain Capital Management

    Mick McGuire
    Founder and Managing Member, Marcato Capital Management

    Howard Shainker
    Managing Partner of Bow Street LLC

    Mona K. Sutphen
    Managing Director, UBS AG

    David Weinreb
    CEO, The Howard Hughes Corporation

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    Further Reading

    For further reading on rational philanthropy, you might enjoy Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results as well as Accepting the Invisible Hand: Market-Based Approaches to Social-Economic Problems.

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  • Chris,


    I would appreciate any info you are willing to share.


    12 Feb 2013, 04:41 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Will do.
    12 Feb 2013, 04:46 PM Reply Like
  • Me too...:D
    12 Feb 2013, 04:58 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Sounds good.
    12 Feb 2013, 05:01 PM Reply Like
  • Please do conference updates if possible.


    Also as a side? How can a retail investor purchase a CDS? I remember the Boaz call and the JP Morgan fallout.


    I tried to piggyback the idea but my broker said these are only for Million dollar plus positions.
    12 Feb 2013, 07:01 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Unfortunately, I think that your broker is correct, as far as I know.
    12 Feb 2013, 07:40 PM Reply Like
  • Which brokers offer CDS? What's the minimum to buy one CDS? What's the margin requirement?
    13 Feb 2013, 05:26 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I know that you can use GS and JPM. I think it is typically in the millions, but I have never asked about the minimum. We typically operate with cash, such that I have not focused on margin requirements.
    13 Feb 2013, 07:03 AM Reply Like
  • I would also appreciate any info you can share.
    13 Feb 2013, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • Will you be able to share live updates? I'm interested to hear Ackman on herbalife and jcp.


    thanks for offering
    13 Feb 2013, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » There was an embargo until 4. JCP: He thinks sales have hit bottom. He sounded humble but encouraged. HLF: He thinks that he will shake loose a regulator somewhere.
    13 Feb 2013, 07:32 PM Reply Like
  • would appreciate any harbor info also.
    13 Feb 2013, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Good cause and good conference. The HHC CEO was particularly impressive. Ackman is as good as it gets as a presenter. I got to speak with him about the HK$, which he is still long via derivatives.
    13 Feb 2013, 07:31 PM Reply Like
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