2017 Robin Hood Investors Conference - Event Recap - October 19-20 -  The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation was once again a Bronze Level Sponsor for the 2017 Robin Hood Investors Conference, held at Spring Studios in Tribeca on October 19-20, 2017.  CFL3 Foundation Director, Cara Familet attended the conference with Investment Advisor, Sandra Familet.

Pictured here: CFL3 Foundation Director, Cara Familet attended the conference with investment Advisor, Sandra Familet.

It is the 5th annual investor conference held in support of New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization. Each year Robin Hood casts a stellar lineup of thought leaders in the investment industry.  The event is generally speaking a closed-door session so that panelists can share their frank market insights, off the record.  This year the lineup ran the gamut from veterans like Jamie Dimon, Kenneth Langone and Michael Bloomberg to new voices from Bitcoin and Blockchain players.

Pictured here: A panel on Crypotocurrencies at the 2017 Robin Hood Investor Conference. 

Jamie Dimon addressed his personal efforts to cultivate gender parity, and conveyed that to the audience that 50% of his direct reports are women. Kenneth Langone addressed his corporate philosophies which grounded Home Depot, which he co-founded in 1978 and Michael R. Bloomberg spoke on an array of topics, including climate change.   

Pictured here: Jamie Dimon being interviewed at the 2017 Robin Hood Investor Conference.

Pictured here:  Home Depot Co-Founder, Kenneth Langone, being interviewed at the 2017 Robin Hood Investor Conference.

Pictured here:  Michael Bloomberg being interviewed at the 2017 Robin Hood Investors Conference.

Other veteran speakers included Robin Hood Investor Conference organizers The conference is organized by Daniel S. Loeb and board members Mary Callahan Erdoes, Lee S. Ainslie III, Joel Marcus and Barry S. Sternlicht. Robin Hood’s new Chief Executive Officer, Wes Moore, pictured below, opened the conference.

The topics covered broad segments of the investment market. A panel on the sports industry included Wyc Grousbeck, an owner of The Boston Celtics, who is also involved in E-Sports and the new Formula E Races.  CFL3 Foundation appreciated Grousbeck's remarks about how his passion for the Boston team was a major driver of his investment.  Our Foundation shares this philosophy and similarly seeks to thoughtfully channel our principal's passions through our philanthropical and investment appropriations.


Pictured here:  Boston Celtics Owner, Wyc Grousbeck, speaking on sports invesment panel at the 2017 Robin Hood Investor Conference.

Paul Tudor Jones II, a Founder of Robin Hood Foundation and Founder, Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Tudor Investment Corporation sat down with Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss his reflections on the 30th anniversary of the 1987 market crash and noted that Robin Hood was born just after that crash, when Jones gathered a group of friends to discuss what they could do to help those who would ultimately be most impacted.

For more information, visit www.robinhood.org.

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