Steven MacNamara of Horizons West Capital Partners Headlines Panel at Ivy Family Office Network Greenwich, CT forum

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Steven MacNamara of Connecticut based Horizons West Capital Partners headlines a panel at The Ivy Family Office Network’s Greenwich, CT forum on October 18th. The forum is part of a continuous dialogue with family offices to provide value and address current trends for family office investing, structure and operational excellence.

The panel evolved into a discussion of global macro concerns including QEinfinty and the Euro. Panel members offered differing opinions on the Euro’s sustainability in its current form

Steven MacNamara, chief investment officer of Horizons West Capital Partners, a leading Connecticut based investment manager, headlined a panel at the Ivy Family Office Network Forum held on October 18th, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT.

The Forum is part of an international and continuous dialogue with family offices to provide high value education and information on trends for family office investing, structure and operational excellence. The Ivy Family Office Network is one of the leading global family office networks with more than 500 family offices attending their events within the past 12 months.

Some of the more than 1,000 past speakers have included 5 of the top 10 leading asset allocating consultancies, pre-eminent alternative investment funds, best in class asset management professionals, family office subject matter experts and world class family offices.

Steven MacNamara headlined the session on “Portfolio Construction 2012 and Beyond” with panelists Michael Weinberg, Chief Investment Officer of Weinberg Investments, Anders Ekernas Chairman and CIO of Hillswick Asset Management and Miguel Triay.

“We opened with a discussion of historical approaches to portfolio construction based on pre-2008 60-40 equities models and discussed the evolution of the portfolio construction models in the market” said MacNamara. “Quickly the panel evolved into a discussion of global macro concerns including QEinfinty and the Euro. Panel members offered differing opinions on the Euro’s sustainability in its current form or any form,” said MacNamara.

“Panelists discussed the importance of the US as a safe harbor for investments as China slows and Europe continues to dealwith it’s internal problems.” MacNamara said. “Finally, we discussed different allocation models spanning liquid and illiquid approaches as well as classic or barbell approaches towards investing” he added.

Other Forum sessions covered a variety of topics, including those designed to help attendees successfully prepare for potential changes that might occur as a result of new SEC initiatives; other regulation, changes to tax codes, political impact of the upcoming election, real estate industry turnaround and other family office centric topics including outsourcing.    

According to event producers The Ivy Family Office Network, ivyFON, their Forums are developed as an ongoing dialogue with family offices on an international basis. IvyFON’s expertise is an outgrowth of leading one of the United States’ oldest and largest alternative investment networks, the IvyPlus network. The IvyPlus network was started as a private equity, real estate and hedge fund network consisting primarily of Ivy League alumni but inclusive of other participants who had attended more than 50 globally comparable programs or through merit are worthy participants in the program. More than 10,000 investment, family office and institutional investment professionals have attended IvyPlus forums globally.

Attendees emerged from the Forum with practical strategies and solutions to achieve both short and long-term objectives. The program featured off-the-record, peer-to-peer discussions in a non-commercial setting, in-depth and highly interactive sessions addressing organizational structure, family dynamics and succession planning, and granular investment sessions covering the latest asset classes and strategies.

Steven MacNamara has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry. He spent the first part of his investment career as a research analyst with leading financial services firms headquartered on the West Coast. For several years he analyzed and published differentiated investment research on a multitude of industries with a primary emphasis on electric utilities, telecom services, and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Over this period he developed several highly novel security valuation methodologies that utilize relative dividend yield and other forms of discounted free cash flow analysis.

Since the early 1990's, he has functioned as a multi-disciplinary portfolio manager serving a clientele that has included billion dollar global financial institutions, Fortune 100 business executives, leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, high profile members of the Hollywood creative community, and many of the world's greatest athletes. He specializes in a low volatility Growth & Income style of multi-strategy investment management which has been perfected over the last two decades of successful implementation. He has an investment track record across multiple styles of investing dating back to 1991.

He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree (BSBA) majoring in Finance. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. In addition, Steven holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) conferred by the CFA Institute.

Horizons West Capital Partners is headquartered in Newtown, CT and is a leading Connecticut Investment Manager. For more information, visit or call 203-763-4024

For More Information on the Ivy Family Office Network, contact them at

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