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Oded Shenkar

D. Scott Phillips, Jr. is a portfolio manager and principal with Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC, an alternative and traditional asset management firm. He spent four years as a research analyst and consultant to Green Cay Asset Management, serving as lead research analyst on the Siebels Hard Asset Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund focused on hard assets and commodities. With Lauren C. Templeton, he co-authored Investing the Templeton Way. His quarterly newsletter, The Maximum Pessimism Report, is distributed globally. Vishaal B. Bhuyan is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Nariman Point, LLC, a New York-based investment management firm focusing on demographic-driven instruments. He has been invited to speak at industry conferences around the world, and has been published or quoted in multiple publications, including The Wall Street Journal. He previously served as an independent consultant providing family offices, private equity, and hedge funds with market insight and quantitative analysis on the life-linked asset class. Jeffrey Towson is Managing Partner of the Towson Group, a private equity firm based in New York, Riyadh, and Shanghai. A specialist in global and cross-border investing, he has developed over $15B of investments across multiple geographies and industries. He previously served as Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, arguably the world’s first private global investor and nicknamed the "Arabian Warren Buffett" by Time Magazine. A frequent writer and speaker, he is a Fellow at Cambridge University’s Judge School of Business and co-head of the New Topics in Investment and Strategy Course at Guanghua Business School in Beijing.