Please join us as we host our 12th Annual Lido Consulting Family Office Investment Symposium at The Santa Monica Loews Beach Hotel on March 27 - 29, 2017. For over 20 years, LIDO has been in the forefront of the family office industry. Our highly acclaimed two and a half day Investment Symposium provides ample opportunity for our family office attendees to discuss the investment outlook for 2017. The Symposium offers you an opportunity to explore a wide range of investment vehicles that are gaining traction among significant family offices and provides you with concrete investment ideas that you may wish to consider as part of your own portfolio. Our event also serves as a platform for Family Offices to discuss their challenges, their success stories, and how to continue their legacy.
Andy Dean is a CNN Political Commentator and Former President of Donald Trump’s Television Company (Trump Productions LLC).
During his Senior Year at Harvard University, Dean was selected to be on NBC’s “The Apprentice.” Over 20 Million people watched “The Apprentice” finale, and after being fired on TV at the end of the season, Donald Trump re-hired Dean to work for him personally right after the show ended.
Dean worked directly for Donald Trump for 7 years, and as the President of Donald Trump’s TV Production Company, Dean and Trump co-created several hit TV shows together.
Dean can be seen regularly on CNN’s 'Anderson Cooper 360' and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. Dean was the first person on CNN to endorse Donald Trump on-air in June 2015 – right after the announcement of Trump’s campaign for the Presidency. Dean traveled to every Primary and General Election Debate, and he would meet with Trump before and after every debate. Dean is a former United States National Debate Champion in Commentary Speaking.
Dean most recently hosted a nationally syndicated radio program for Premiere Radio Networks, entitled ‘America Now with Andy Dean' that has a weekly radio audience of over 1.5 Million listeners. Dean’s radio show was ranked in the top 10 in the United States, and it aired in over 130 cities. Dean was part of the ‘Big 4’ Premiere Radio syndication block with Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity.
He has been a guest on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC’s Power Lunch, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and he can be seen regularly on CNN.
Larry Merchant, a former sports columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News and the New York Post, and a general columnist with the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, joined HBO Sports in 1978 as an expert analyst. Well-regarded for his no-hype style and his dramatic overviews of the fight scene, Merchant has covered a majority of the top boxing events of recent decades, including Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns, Alexis Arguello vs. Aaron Pryor, Michael Spinks vs. Larry Holmes, Marvin Hagler vs. Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks, Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad, De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jermain Taylor vs. Bernard Hopkins and De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao. Merchant’s primary role was to offer pre- and post-fight analysis and between-round commentary, as well as conduct post-fight interviews.
Larry served as special analyst for HBO Sports’ presentations of “World Championship Boxing” and “HBO Pay-Per-View,” and has covered many of the world’s top boxing events. Although he is no longer ringside with HBO, Larry is far from retired from covering boxing. He currently provides analysis and live-color commentary for Top Rank Boxing as well as for Golden Boy Promotions.
Larry is the author of three books—The National Football Lottery, Ringside Seat at the Circus, and … and Everyday You Take Another Bite. He also wrote the scripts for a number of HBO Sports specials, including “The Not-So-Great Moments in Sports” and “Son of the Not-So-Great Moments in Sports.” He also served as writer for the Emmy-Award-winning HBO documentary series “Legendary Nights.” Brooklyn born and Bronx raised, Larry is a product of the University of Oklahoma. In May 1985, Merchant received the prestigious Sam Taub Memorial Award for Excellence in Boxing Broadcast Journalism, presented by the Boxing Writers Association of America, for his commentary and analysis on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” presentations. In October, 2002, he was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Los Angeles. In June of 2007, the BWAA honored him with the James J. Walker Award for long and meritorious service. In June of 2009, Merchant joined a distinguished class of new inductees into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in upstate, New York.
George Papaconstantinou served as Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic from 2009 to 2011 and subsequently as Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change. He is an accomplished professional who has served government at the highest level. His political experience is matched by technical expertise in economics, finance, energy, environment, technology and sustainable growth issues, gained in international organizations and academia. He has a solid academic background, an international outlook, an in-depth knowledge of European and global policy issues, excellent communication skills, an ability to motivate people, manage successfully large and diverse teams of professionals and engineer change in complex organizations. He is currently working in an advisory capacity as Founder and Chairman of GSP Advisory, and has recently published Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis. He works in English, French and Greek.
George Papaconstantinou was born in Athens in 1961, graduated from high school in 1980 (Athens College) and studied in the UK and the US. He obtained a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1983, an M.A. in Economics from New York University in 1985, and subsequently a Ph.D in Economics from the London School of Economics. His dissertation title was "Research Spillovers, International Competition and Economic Performance".
He worked for 10 years as an economist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). As a Senior Economist at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation of the OECD he managed projects, participated in Committees and drafted numerous reports on the impact of new technologies on productivity, growth and employment, the evaluation of technology and industry policies of OECD Member countries, as well as on the economic analysis of structural change and international competitiveness, including developing indicators and benchmarking for international comparisons.
Upon his return to Greece in 1998, he was appointed Advisor to Prime Minister Costas Simitis, and was subsequently named Secretary for the Information Society (2000-02) at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, with responsibility for managing a 2.8 billion Euro Operational Program for the Information Society funded in the context by the EU Structural 2 Funds. He subsequently served as Senior Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance (2002-04), responsible for the coordination of the “Lisbon agenda” of structural reforms in the context of the 2003 Greek Presidency of the European Union. During this period, he also held a number of other positions: he was a Member of the Greek Council of Economic Advisors, advising the Minister of Economy and Finance on macroeconomic and structural policy issues; headed the Greek Delegation to the Economic Policy Committee of the EU; and was a Board member of OTE S.A., the largest telecommunications company in Greece.
Between 2004 and 2007, George Papaconstantinou acted as economic advisor to the then opposition leader George Papandreou, while serving as a Board Member of the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISTAME), one of Greece’s leading think-tanks. He taught economics at undergraduate and graduate level at the Athens University of Economics and Business. At the same time, he worked as a consultant for the European Commission, drafting reports for Working Groups set up in order to promote the role of foundations and universities in boosting R&D investment.
In 2007, he was elected to the Greek Parliament, representing the Prefecture of Kozani in the north-west of Greece and was subsequently appointed Spokesman for PASOK. In 2009 he headed the party list in the June 2009 elections for the European Parliament. As a Member of the European Parliament, he participated in the Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Agriculture and Rural Development Committees. He resigned as an MEP in October 2009 upon being appointed Finance Minister in the government formed by George Papandreou following the national elections.
George Papaconstantinou served as Greece’s Minister of Finance from October 2009 to June 2011. He negotiated the 110 billion Euro loan agreement for Greece with the EU, the IMF and the ECB, together with the associated framework for economic and financial policies. During his tenure, he completely overhauled the budget process, instituting a medium-term fiscal framework with expenditure monitoring and assessment mechanisms, and an independent statistical authority; embarked on tax reform, with legislative and organizational changes to combat tax evasion; implemented a wide-ranging program of structural reforms in product, service and financial markets; and designed a large-scale and wide-ranging privatization strategy. When he left office, the public deficit was 6 percentage points of GDP lower than upon his appointment, Greece had recovered half the competitiveness lost since Eurozone entry and was named the OECD country with the fastest pace of structural reforms.
In June 2011, following a government reshuffle he was appointed Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, with an overall responsibility for Greece’s sustainable growth strategy and policies, a post he kept in the government of Lucas Papademos until he handed 3 over to a caretaker Minister in May 2012 after national elections. In the field of environment, he revamped the waste management and recycling systems; helped implement a large number of water management projects co-funded by EU Structural Funds, and advanced the completion of land and urban planning. In energy, he brought legislation to liberalize the market; oversaw a large increase of Greece’s renewable energy capacity and presented a road map for energy policies to 2050; spearheaded ambitious renewable energy projects, such as Project Helios for exporting solar energy; pursued Greek participation in international gas routes; and brought forward the exploration of Greece’s hydrocarbon potential.
Since leaving office, George Papaconstantinou has been working in an advisory capacity. He is Founder and Chairman of GSP Advisory, a company assisting private firms, international organizations and think tanks on political, economic and financial issues as well as on evaluating investment projects in Greece. He has also given seminars at numerous universities in Europe and the US, as well as presentations in international conferences.
He is also the author of the best-selling book Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis which was recently published in English and Greek and has been reviewed in, among others, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Times Literary Supplement.
George Papaconstantinou is married to Dutch travel writer Jacoline Vinke and has two sons, Nicolas and Stefanos.
Gina Sanchez is the founder and chairwoman of Chantico Global, LLC as well as a contributor and guest host for CNBC. At RGE, Ms. Sanchez was the director of equity and asset allocation for Roubini Global Economics. Prior to joining RGE, Ms. Sanchez spent four years as an institutional asset manager, serving at the California Endowment, a US $3 billion Los Angeles-based foundation, as managing director of public investments and at the Ford Foundation, a US $10 billion New York-based foundation, as director of public investments. In both roles, she was responsible for making asset allocation and manager selection recommendations for all external public managers, including both total return and absolute return strategies. In addition, she was a portfolio manager and strategist for eight years at American Century Investment Management in Mountain View, Calif. She also worked in Emerging Markets Research at JP Morgan in New York. She is frequently quoted in the media and was a recipient of Institutional Investor’s 2009 Foundations and Endowments Rising Stars Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard and a master’s in international policy studies from Stanford.
David Silver is CEO of Silver Public Relations, a litigation and crisis public relations firm based in Century City. When 60 Minutes, The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal calls with penetrating questions and accusations or when a corporation is involved in a lawsuit, he defends his global client base of wealthy executives, their corporations, boards of directors and their families in the court of public opinion.
A graduate of UCLA and USC, he studied leadership and crisis management in the EMBA program at The Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and is getting a Masters of Law from Washington University in St. Louis, a top-20 School of Law.
The author of a new book, "Managing Corporate Communications in the Age of Restructuring, Crisis and Litigation: Revisiting Groupthink in the Boardroom," he speaks on these topics to high-net worth executives and individuals in the United States, Latin America, China and Europe. He has been profiled as the crisis expert on the Leaders and Success page of Investor's Business Daily and gives close to 75 speeches a year to CEOs and general counsel.
Preston Tsao is the Founder and Sole Managing Member of Metcircle Networking LLC, one of the oldest and largest family office networking groups in the US. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School.
One of the NBA’s 50 all-time greatest players, Bill Walton shares his inspiring lessons learned through a brilliant career, his focus on teamwork and ability to overcome adversity. A basketball superstar and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Bill Walton made sports history playing for UCLA when he led the team to two NCAA championships and a record 88-game winning streak. Walton played under the famed tutelage of John Wooden, who coached "character" and "giving your best" first. Winning was never mentioned in the locker room—lessons that stuck with Walton throughout his career. After college, he played on NBA championship teams—the Portland Trail Blazers and the Boston Celtics—and has received innumerable awards, including citations for his humanitarian and leadership contributors. Mixing comic anecdotes with practical steps toward achievement, Walton inspires audiences to reach their goals through dedication, perseverance, flexibility and teamwork. An Emmy Award-winning basketball analyst formerly with ABC and ESPN, he currently is a television analyst for the Sacramento Kings. He has made cameo appearances in such iconic feature films as He’s Got Game and Ghostbustersand is the author of Nothing But Net and Back from the Dead(March 2016).
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