March 12, 2008 13:44 ET

Institutional Investors, Alternative Investment Executives Confirmed for iiBIG All-Star Forum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - iiBIG announces its preliminary executive speaking faculty for the 2008 Alternative Investment All-Star Forum, scheduled for July 14-15, 2008 in New York City. This 2-track forum will cover the latest industry updates in the private equity and hedge fund markets, focusing on the opportunities for investors for 2008 and beyond.

The growing speaking faculty at this year's conference includes:

--  Phillip Goldstein, Founder, Bulldog Investors
--  Christy Wood, CEO, Capital Z Investment Partners (former Senior
    Investment Officer, Global Equity, CalPERS 2003-2008)
--  Dory Wiley, Chairman, Alternative Asset Committee, Teachers Retirement
    System of Texas
--  Don Steinbrugge, CFA, Member, City of Richmond Retirement System and
    Founder, Agecroft Partners
--  Daniel J. Jick,  Chair of the Brandeis Board of Trustees' Investment
    Committee and Co-Founder & CEO, High Vista Strategies, LLC
--  John Novak, former Chairman, Investment Committee, Illinois Municipal
    Retirement Fund (retired)
--  Mike Hennessy, Managing Director, Investments, Morgan Creek Capital
--  Scott Reid, Managing Director, Auda Hedge LLC
--  Thomas N. Williams, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Pine Grove Associate, Inc.
--  Edwin Goodman, Co-founder and General Partner Milestone Venture
--  Jennifer Rossa, Managing Editor, Dow Jones Private Capital Markets
--  Alan J. Andreini, Managing Director, Money Management Group
--  Charles T. Cassidy, Director of Operational Due Diligence, Cambridge
--  Raj Mehta, Founder and Managing Director, Persistent Edge Management
--  Ernest Jacquet, Managing Partner, Parthenon Capital
--  John Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc.
--  Justin Wender, President, Castle Harlan
--  Kemal Ahmed, Founding Partner & Portfolio Manager, Old Square Capital
    Investment Advisors
--  Nana Appiah-Korang, Vice President, Emerging Capital Partners
--  Richard Griffin, Group Vice President, The Pritzker Group
--  Rob Palumbo, Managing Director, Accel-KKR
--  Robert Long, Managing Director, Allied Capital Corp.
--  Robert Newbold, Managing Principal, Graham Partners
--  Steven Gerbsman, Founder, Gerbsman Partners
--  T. Dagi, Partner, HLM Venture Partners
--  Timothy W. Cunningham, President, Touchstone Group
--  Jaime Guzmán-Fournier, Managing Director, StepStone Group

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available. For information on how to sponsor or exhibit, contact Kellie Swanstrom at 973-571-0867 or

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