Michael Dubin, Managing Director, Silvercrest Asset Management, heads up the alternatives group within Silvercrest and has over 25 years of hedge fund experience. Silvercrest is a $14 billion wealth management group that manages private investor and institutional portfolios across all asset classes. The alternatives group advises on about $2 billion in hedge fund-of-funds, customized hedge fund portfolios and consulting on alternatives investments. Previously, as a Partner in Powers & Dubin for over 15 years, he developed their expertise in hedge fund-of-funds. Prior to that, for nearly a decade in the 1980’s, he served as President of both Morgan Stanley/GFTA and GFTA Services, which marketed sophisticated multi-billion dollar currency risk management systems for major institutions worldwide. Earlier, he headed up the International Financial Advisory Service at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., advising the Treasurers of the Fortune 500 companies on currency risk management systems. He is the author of the book, Foreign Acquisitions and the Growth of the Multi-National Firm, and lectures frequently on alternative investments and financial markets issues at conferences and business schools. He has a Doctorate of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in International Finance and a BA from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He holds a Series 3 Registration with the NFA/CFTC. He served on the Endowment Committee of the Town School, where was a Trustee and Treasurer for over a decade, and also serves as Director & Treasurer for both PlaNet Finance Corporation, a non-profit NGO in global microfinance, and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, a non-profit which helps inner-city residents achieve financial stability.