- Ray Conley, Managing Partner of Finance Technology Leverage, which provides capital to companies engaged in the most profound and significant technological advances in the world and CEO of CreekStone Capital Management, a different kind of investment company, which delivers superior investment returns to clients requires continuous innovation, an open mind, hard work, seasoned management, and a clear understanding of value.
- Ammar Hanafi, Co-Founder and General Partner of Moment Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital investing in the Infrastructure of
Investing in an Attractive Asset Class: The Entertainment Industry
Invitations to Hollywood premieres and Broadway openings, producer credits, and even a chance at an Oscar or Tony Award can be enticing. Investing in entertainment can generate high ROIs with a sophisticated approach. Members of the film and theater industries share their best practices for producing and financing projects: assessing and managing risk, packaging talent, gauging market conditions and audience tastes, devising distribution strategies, and structuring investment for optimum risk/reward ratio.
- Myles Nestel, Co-Founder and Head of The Solution Entertainment, is a multi-faceted, full service international sales and financing company which offers filmmakers access to development funding, production funding, production and post-production services as well as international distribution.
- Nick Davis Raynes began his business career at a young age working an apprenticeship alongside his grandfather, Marvin Davis, a wildcatter, who later owned 20 Century Fox, Pebble Beach Golf Course, The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Aspen Mountain, Little Nell Hotel, and built the Fox Plaza in Los Angeles, amongst many other private and public sector deals. Nick has since invested and raised capital for real estate, technology, energy, and alternative energy deals and currently works with a private equity firm based in San Francisco that invests in real assets globally. Nick is passionate about start-up companies and sits on various advisory boards. He is active with charitable causes including his grandmother Barbara Davis’ Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Carousel of Hope Ball that raises funds for juvenile diabetes.
- Vivian Tarn, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Investments and Banking at The Weinstein Company, a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 341 Oscar nominations and won 81 Academy Awards.
- Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor. Milo recently starred in “Wild Card,” alongside Jason Statham. His other film credits include starring as Sylvester Stallone’s son in the sixth installment of the Rocky series, “Rocky Balboa,” the “Killing Season” in which he portrayed Robert DeNiro’s son, the Adam Sandler comedies “That’s My Boy” and “Grown Ups 2” the heist film “Armored” with Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne, and “Gamer” alongside Gerard Butler, “Pathology,” and the Wes Craven/Kevin Williamson thriller “Cursed.” On the small screen, he is best known for his roles in the NBC drama “Heroes,” a show that received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series – Drama and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Television Drama and the critically acclaimed television drama “Gilmore Girls.”
- Skip Williamson is a feature film producer and partner at 5B Artist and Media in Venice, CA. His credits include the $500mm box office grosser “Underworld,” a series that he personally discovered while a 14-year partner at Lakeshore Entertainment, an American independent film production, finance, and international sales and distribution company, as well as the hit franchise “Crank” among several other films. Skip is the founder of Lakeshore Records, the largest independent soundtrack label in the world. He is Grammy nominated for producing the soundtrack to “Napoleon Dynamite.”
The Next Black Swan: Depopulation and Implication for Investors
Despite a fact pattern that 100% of the developed world (40%) has fertility rate below replacement, the market’s opinions are founded on the overpopulation thesis. The implications for bond, real estate, equities, natural resources, and human capital will be profound.
- Dr. Joon Yun, President of Palo Alto Investors, an investment management firm founded in 1989 with $1.8 billion in assets invested in healthcare. Board certified in Radiology, Joon served on the clinical faculty at Stanford from 2000-2006. He received his B.A. from Harvard, M.D. from Duke Medical School, and clinical training at Stanford. Joon has served on several corporate and non-profit boards, and has published dozens of patents, scientific articles, and business essays. He is a contributor to Forbes, and is the health editor for Evolution magazine. Joon recently agreed to donate a $1million Palo Alto Prize to reverse the aging process.
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