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3 May 2011

Hedge Fund Event Keynote Speakers: George W Bush, Gordon Brown, Collin Powell

HedgeCo News - The SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference, which will convene 1,500 participants including global leaders, capital allocators and hedge fund managers at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas May 11 to 13, 2011, has sold out, according to the $7.78 billion global alternative investment firm, SkyBridge.

Keynote speakers for the conference include former President George W. Bush, Colin Powell and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Gordon Brown.

Among other notable additions to the agenda are Steven A. Cohen, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P.; Jon S. Corzine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, MF Global Holdings Ltd.; David Axelrod, Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama (2009-2011); Michael Milken, Co-Founder, Milken Family Foundation & Chairman, The Milken Institute; and Rex Ryan, Head Coach, New York Jets.

"We are excited to gather some of the world's most influential public policy makers with top thought leaders of the investment community to share experiences, ideas and takeaway solutions for navigating the ever-evolving regulatory and economic environment," said Victor Oviedo, partner of SkyBridge and director of SALT.

CNBC, the exclusive broadcast media partner, will broadcast live from the Conference, which will also feature Christopher J. Dodd Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (2007-2010); Ken Griffin, Founder & CEO of Citadel; Jane Buchan, CEO, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO); John Burbank, Founder, Passport Capital LLC; Jamie Dinan, Founder, Chairman, & CEO, York Capital Management; Izzy Englander, Founder, Millennium Partners; Dan Loeb , Founder, Third Point LLC; and Marc Lasry, Chairman, CEO & Co Founder, Avenue Capital Group.