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Leading Figures to Address the DC Finance Family Office & Wealth Management Conference in New York City

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Former US Ambassador, Mr. Martin Indyk and a Roster of Respected Thought Leaders will speak to Single Family Offices and High Net Worth Families at the East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Conference, Oct 2(nd) at the Union League Club, NYC

In response to increasing demand for international investment and family office knowledge, DC Finance, a leading financial conference organizer and manager of one of the world’s largest family office conferences (, will be hosting its East Coast Annual Family Office and Wealth Management Conference in New York City, on October 2, 2013.

Confirmed speakers include Mr. Martin S. Indyk, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., and former U.S. ambassador to Israel, who will assess geopolitical threats and the options available to address them.

Other leading speakers include: Ms. Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Networks; Mr. Nirmal Saverimuttu, Principal at Virgin Group; Mr. David Sable, Global CEO, Y&R, Ms. Raya Strauss Bendror, President and Co-Owner, Strauss Investment, The Strauss Family, Mr. Howard Cooper, CEO of Cooper Family Office and Mr. Guy Schory who is Head of New Ventures at eBay.

Other confirmed speakers include Ms. Wendy Craft, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Fulcrum Equities | Mr. Lowell Sands, Rosewood Resources | Mr. Angelo J. Robles,      CEO, Family Office Association | Mr. David Gorman, Americas Advisor, The Table Club | Ms. Paula Oyer Berezin , President & Chief Strategist , Social Capital | Ms. Candice Beaumont, Managing Director, L. Investments | Mr. Harold F. “Rick” Pitcairn, II, CFA(R), CIO, Pitcairn and Chairman, Wigmore Association | Mr. Steve Oyer, Partner, Grail Partners | Mr. Ira Perlmutter, Head of Family Office Direct Investing, T5 Equity Partners| Mr. Nirmal Saverimuttu, Principal, Virgin Group | Mr. Andy Unanue, Managing Partner, AUA Private Equity Partners | Ms. Karen Wawrzaszek, Managing Director, Pitcairn | Mr. Warner King Babcock, Chairman and CEO, AM Private Enterprises, Inc. | Ms. Nava Michael Tsabari, Academic Director, Family Business Program, Lahav-Executive Education, Recanati Business School, Faculty of Management Tel Aviv University, The Strauss Family | Mr. Michael Oliver Weinberg, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia                                  Business School | Mr. Jamie McLaughlin, Owner, J. H. McLaughlin & Co., LLC | Ms. Louis Hanna, Corigin Family Office | Mr. Kent M. Swig, President, Swig Equities, LLC | Mr. Hunter Milborne, Family Member, Milborne Family Office| Ms. Steffi Claiden, Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Family Office Review | Mr. Daniel Shakhani , CEO, RDS Capital.

“For affluent families, it is essential to gain a balanced perspective about evolving domestic and international conditions,” commented Wendy Craft, EVP and General Counsel at Fulcrum Equities, and Chair of the East Coast Conference Steering Committee. “The families and their trusted advisors must determine where and when potentially viable opportunities exist, and develop a plan of action to take advantage of them, while also mitigating what arguably are the greater quantitative and qualitative risks existing in today’s world.”

Addressing a broad range of topics of importance to high net worth individuals and families, the Conference includes a session on “Assessing the Investment Opportunities Related to the Ongoing Technology Revolution”. Moderated by the charismatic veteran serial entrepreneur Dr. Yossi Vardi, the session will include unique insights by industry thought leaders from, Y&R and eBay, and other leading firms, on ways to identify solid growth companies and how to invest correctly in this fast-evolving, lucrative sector

Other topics to be covered via panel sessions and presentations will include inter-generational wealth education and transference, options for establishing and managing single family offices, the global economy, investments, the regulatory environment, family business management, philanthropy and social impact investing.

“The markets are returning to levels not seen since 2008, and yet people are still very cautious about investments,” adds Denny Chared, founder and CEO of DC Finance. “We aim to help families and their advisors learn about the approaches that helped make growth possible during the financial turbulence in recent years, including a unique insight into exciting technology sectors, such as those emerging from Israel at the moment. This will enable families and their advisors to further identify winning investment strategies in markets that are set to drive future growth.”

Further information about the East Coast Family Office and Wealth Management conference can be found at:

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About DC Finance:

DC Finance is Israel’s leading financial conference organizer and the manager of one of the world’s largest family office conferences ( as well as the publisher of “Family Wealth” magazine, distributed to 15,000 high net worth families. For more information, please visit:

Company Contact: Dana Gazit, DC Finance Ltd., Tel: +972-3-677-7701,

SOURCE DC Finance Ltd.


Lower Manhattan might’ve taken a lashing from Hurricane Sandy, but it’s by no means a nail in the market’s coffin. “It’s an absurd concept,” an optimistic REBNY prez Steve Spinola told a crowd of 350 during his opening keynote at yesterday’s Bisnow Future of Downtown event in One World Financial Center.

In fact, Lower Manhattan is in better shape than it’s ever been, Steve says. (Its secret: plenty of sleep, green veggies, and CrossFit.) Newer buildings did extremely well in the storm, and REBNY is forming guidelines on what needs to be done for the future. The 95M SF market—soon to be 100M SF—is larger than every city in the US besides Chicago, he says. If anything, it’s resilient, having been through 9/11 and 25% vacancy in the ‘90s.

Sandy won’t be a stigma for long. “This wasn’t just a Lower Manhattan problem… it’s far more a Tri-State issue,” says Swig Equities prez Kent Swig (right, with moderator Mitch Korbey, a partner at Herrick Feinstein). “We’re probably more prepared than other areas.”


Hamptons are bea$t of East

Last Updated: 2:40 AM, January 24, 2013
Posted: 1:30 AM, January 24, 2013

Home sales skyrocketed in the eastern regions of the Hamptons closest to the beach, real-estate reports show.

The number of East End sales jumped 16 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the firm Brown Harris Stevens.

And in the same time frame, the sale of homes worth $2.5 million or more jumped a stunning 98 percent as home buyers rushed to buy before 2013 tax hikes went into effect, the firm’s report said.

The average home-sale price for the area was $2.1 million — 27 percent more than the fourth quarter of 2011, the firm said.

In Amagansett, sale prices increased 121 percent — from an average $23.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 to an average $51.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Corcoran Group found.

“We can see that people are going farther East. It’s a different landscape and a different lifestyle,” said Ernie Cervi, Corcoran’s Bridgehampton managing director.