New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
Fred Nazem of Nazem & Company headlined the Ivy Family Office Network New York City Forum with a discussion on “The Future of Health Care Investing.“ The Forum was held on May 2nd in New York City, NY.
According to Mr. Nazem, “We are on the threshold of an era where science and technology can materially and positively impact the quality and longevity of our lives. This era will be pushed by new developments in biology akin to the changes in solid state physics we saw in the 1960s and 70s that led to the creation of companies like Apple and Microsoft.”
He continued, “Healthcare is a badly broken and antiquated system designed to fit the needs of the 1950s rather than today's demands and capabilities. It’s ultimate focus is for ongoing treatment rather than curative measures and reversal of ailments. The present distribution of health expenditures and migration of the baby boom generation into the highest cost demographic will force a greater focus on regenerative rather than palliative treatments. Our current standard of medical implementation is many years behind. While medical knowledge has doubled in the past 10 years our ability to implement solutions has not.“
He finished by saying, “There are great opportunities in healthcare in the form of (1) Regenerative medicine, (2) Personalized or “precision medicine,” (3) Advancements in mobile distribution of that knowledge, and (4) Medical devices used remotely for diagnosis and monitoring of patients and the provision of virtual clinical care with outcomes that rival the current practice of medicine. Over the next two decades, we will witness the emergence of a class of new and powerful entrepreneurial companies that have been inspired if not based on developments in new biology and the other scientific and market developments.”
Fred Nazem, a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, has founded or financed several multi-billion dollar corporations. Known for his work as a turnaround specialist, he led among others the reorganization and successful reversal of Oxford Health Plans, which was later sold to United Healthcare for $5 billion. Also as director of one of America's most prominent family fortunes during the late 70’s, Mr. Nazem orchestrated a dramatic turnaround from near bankruptcy to a ranking on the Forbes 400 list.
Fred Nazem is a biochemist, investor, analyst and leader. He began his career in the financial industry in the late 1970's. As founder of Nazem and Company, he managed seven private venture capital funds and a joint venture in partnership with Banque National de Paris of France. Mr. Nazem has started, financed or guided more than a hundred cutting edge enterprises, over 60 of which went public and 18 have enjoyed a multi-billion dollar valuation.
He has managed private wealth for three decades and currently is Managing Partner of Hedgeworth Capital, a private fund founded in 2003.
Mr. Nazem is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and a 2012 honoree of the One To World Award sponsored by the Fulbright organization.
The Ivy Family Office Network Forum provides an ongoing dialogue for family offices to support high-value education and information on trends for family office investing, structure and operational excellence. Attendees gain practical strategies and solutions to achieve both short and long-term objectives. The program features off-the-record, peer-to-peer discussions in a non-commercial setting, in-depth and highly interactive sessions.
About The Ivy Family Office Network
The Ivy Family Office Network, IvyFON, is a leading peer to peer global family office network with several hundred family offices attending their events around The Americas within the past 12 months. Some of the more than 1,200 past speakers have included 5 of the top 10 largest asset allocating consultancies, pre-eminent alternative investment funds by return, leading institutional investors by size, best-in-class asset management professionals, family office subject matter experts and world-class family offices. Premier Speakers have included Ron Baron, Fred Nazem, Steve Prostano, John Taylor and many others. Forum sessions are multi-format and cross-disciplinary covering a range of family office centric topics.
IvyFON’s expertise is an outgrowth of one of the United States’ oldest and largest alternative investment networks, the IvyPlus network. IvyPlus originated as a peer to peer private equity, real estate and hedge fund network consisting of Ivy League and comparable school alumni as well as meritorious participants in the program. Additionally the group supports deal networks across multiple disciplines including private equity and real estate. More than 10,000 investment, family office and institutional investment professionals have attended forums globally. For more information on the Ivy Family Office Network, go to ivyfon.com/contact.html.
To contact Fred Nazem, you can email Desiree Wong at or call (212) 371-7900.