20 May

David Rubenstein at the SALT Conference: Macroeconomic Scenario

WRITTEN BY Sarah Sands

SALT Conference 2016

The SALT (SkyBridge Alternatives) Conference 2016, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, had plenty of ideas for investors who want tips in this highly volatile market. Many prominent hedge fund managers, billionaire investors, and industry leaders attended the four-day conference from May 10–13, 2016.

Conference speakers included Robert E. Rubin, Lawrence H. Summers, David M. Rubenstein, Ray Nolte, Roslyn Zhang, Sam Zell, Greg Collett, and Austan Goolsbee.

David Rubenstein at the SALT Conference: Macroeconomic Scenario

Rubenstein at the conference

Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of the Carlyle Group, spoke about the global (ACWI) (VTI) (VEU) macroeconomic scenario. In an interview after the conference, he mentioned the upcoming US (QQQ) (VFINX) (IWM) presidential election and the possible rebound of crude oil (USO) to $70 per barrel. He also explained his optimism for the Brazilian (EWZ) economy and why he believes hedge funds will flourish again. We’ll cover these in detail in the rest of this series.

Other prominent hedge fund managers spoke about the global investment environment, the role of central banks in the current environment, forecasts for the global macroeconomic scenario, and investment opportunities for 2016.

In the next part, we’ll see what Rubenstein said about the US presidential election.

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