Austan Goolsbee is the Robert P. Gwinn professor of Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and one of the world’s leading experts on business, government and the economy. Goolsbee also serves as a strategic partner at 32 Advisors, a global consulting and advisory firm.
Goolsbee previously served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the cabinet as well as the chief economist for the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (chaired by Paul Volcker).
Goolsbee is a former Fulbright Scholar and Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and he currently serves as a member of the Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In 2005, he was selected as one of The Financial Times’ six “Gurus of the Future” and in 2009 was voted “D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity”.
Goolsbee earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics from Yale University and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Anthony Scaramucci is co-managing partner and founder of SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm with approximately $13.5 billion in assets under management and advisory as of May 31, 2015. In addition to its range of investment products, the firm produces the SkyBridge Alternatives (“SALT”) Conference, the global investment management industry’s premier thought leadership forum.
Mr. Scaramucci is the host of “Wall Street Week,” broadcast on local stations in key markets and streamed on www.wallstreetweek.com. He is a frequent commentator and speaker and the author of The Little Book of Hedge Funds: What You Need to Know About Hedge Funds but the Managers Won’t Tell You (Wiley: May 2012) and Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul (Wiley: May 2010). He is a regular contributor to Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel.
Prior to founding SkyBridge, Mr. Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001. Upon Neuberger Berman’s sale to Lehman Brothers, he served as a managing director in its Investment Management Division. Earlier, Mr. Scaramucci was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co.
Scaramucci holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of The Brain Tumor Foundation, Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He is also a former member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee (2007-2012). In 2011, Scaramucci received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® New York Award in the Financial Services category.
Ray Nolte is co-managing partner and chief investment officer of SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge). He is also Chairman of the Manager Selection and Portfolio Allocation Committees. SkyBridge is a global alternative investment firm with approximately $13.5 billion in assets under management and advisory as of May 31, 2015. Founded in 2005, SkyBridge serves a wide range of market participants through its investment portfolio comprised of commingled fund of hedge funds, customized separate account portfolios, hedge fund advisory services and a long-only mutual fund.
Prior to SkyBridge’s acquisition of the Hedge Fund Management Group of Citigroup Alternative Investment, LLC (CAI) in June 2010, Mr. Nolte served as chief executive officer and chief investment officer of the Group as well as chairman of its Investment Committee. Earlier, Mr. Nolte worked at Deutsche Bank, where he served as the global head and CIO of the DB Absolute Return Strategies (ARS) Fund of Funds business, chairman of its investment committee and vice chairman of DB ARS and head of the Single Manager Hedge Fund business.
Mr. Nolte started his career at Bankers Trust Company in 1983 and was named head of Global Portfolio Management in 1994. He launched the bank’s Fund of Funds group in 1996.
Mr. Nolte received his B.B.A. in Finance from George Washington University.
Troy Gayeski is a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm with approximately $13.5 billion in assets under management and advisory as of May 31, 2015. As Senior Portfolio Manager, Mr. Gayeski has oversight of the firm’s discretionary portfolios (SkyBridge Multi-Advisor Hedge Fund Portfolios – Series G, SkyBridge G II and Legion Strategies) and institutional separate accounts. A regular speaker and commentator, Mr. Gayeski appears as a frequent guest on various broadcast networks including Bloomberg News and Fox Business Network.
Mr. Gayeski’s responsibilities include Portfolio Management, Manager Sourcing, Research and Due Diligence across a wide variety of strategies. He oversees the Event Driven and Relative Value Arbitrage Strategies. Prior to this, he performed similar duties in the Hedge Fund Management Group at Citigroup Alternative Investments (CAI), Bank of America and Yankee Advisers. Mr. Gayeski received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT and is a CFA charterholder.