Since its inception in 2012, Cayman Alternative Investment Summit has welcomed an impressive line-up of industry speakers and special guests, encouraging delegates to discuss and debate current issues the industry faces.
2018 | Keynote Speaker
Two-time Academy Award nominee and Grammy Award Winner Will Smith has enjoyed a diverse career encompassing films, television and multi-platinum records. With futuristic movies such as “I, Robot” under his belt, Smith shared unique insights on the "Wired" technology theme, and entertained guests with an impromptu rap battle and performance with a local youth steel pan band.
Mark W. Yusko
2018 | Industry Speaker
Founder and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, Mark Yusko is no stranger to CAIS, having spoken at the past three summits. For Yusko, CAIS is "a highlight for the year in terms of content, discourse and pushing the envelope in the evolution of the investment industry."
2018 | Wired
Sophia, the world’s first robot to be granted citizenship of a country, spoke in support of 2018's theme, “Wired: The rise of alternative investments in the digital age.” Created using breakthrough robotics and artificial intelligence technology by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, Sophia entertained the delegates with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics and interactivity.
An entertaining conclusion to previous summits, the Legends Tennis event showcased some of the greatest players, from Grand Slam champions, former World #1s and Hall of Fame legends. Gracing the court in 2018 were Jimmy Connors, Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg and U.S. Open champion, Sloane Stephens. CAIS19 switched up the end of summit celebrations, hosting a CAIS Closed After Party on the world famous Seven Mile Beach. Stay tuned for details of the final evening’s entertainment for CAIS20.
2017 | Defying Gravity
“Defying Gravity: The Future of Alternative Investments in Exceptional Times” explored how the alternative space must defy gravity to take the industry into a higher orbit. Keynote speaker Arnold Schwarzenegger joined an "out-of-this-world" line-up of panellists including NASA astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly and Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides.
2016 | Supercharged
"Supercharged: Alternative Investments" examined three disruptive forces at work in the alternative investment industry: investor divergence, technology and regulation. Keynote speaker Jay Leno offered an insight into his own investment strategies while The Duchess of Sussex spoke about her passion and involvement in women’s causes.