SALT – one of the most notable hedge fund conferences, usually held in Vegas – was held last week in New York City. While it had gained a reputation (especially being held at the luxurious casino Bellagio hotel in Vegas) as being full of entertainment, 2021 had a slightly different feel.
New York’s Javits Center Expansion opened its doors for the first time, hosting the event in partnership with BattleFin (alternative data space firm). At the 3 day event, industry executives and thought leaders collaborated on a wide range of subjects, with a particular focus on:
- Alternative investments
The SALT Conference was first inaugurated in 2009 by Anthony Scaramucci, a co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital. Of this year’s conference, he explained (insert this link:)
“Our goal has always been to empower big, important ideas and foster a community to address shared challenges. We’re also bringing SALT to NYC for the first time to help spur revitalization efforts in the city, and want to demonstrate leadership by returning to some semblance of normalcy while maintaining a safe environment for our attendees.”
Some of the featured speakers included: Jeb Bush, Steve Cohen (owner of the Mets), Ray Dalio (of Bridgewater), Paris Hilton (with fiancé Carter Reum), Jeb Bush and General H.R. McMaster among others.