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SALT Asia conference hits holiday hurdle

Anthony Scaramucci and Tony Blair at a SALT conference
Source: 2013 SALT Conference
Anthony Scaramucci and Tony Blair at a SALT conference

The popular SALT Asia conference in October has hit a snag.

Originally scheduled for Oct. 21-24 at the posh Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore, the date conflicted with a significant Hindu holiday called Deepavali, also known as the "festival of lights." As a result, organizers of the SkyBridge Alternative Investing Conference decided to move the date to an unspecified time.

"Out of respect to the many who celebrate this important public and religious holiday in the region, SkyBridge Capital has decided to adhere to this request and postpone the Conference," the firm said in a statement posted on its web site.

With events in Las Vegas and Singapore, SALT is run by SkyBridge founder Anthony Scaramucci and features some of the biggest names in hedge funds, investing, politics and entertainment. The Vegas event included hedge fund titans David Tepper and Leon Cooperman, political leaders such as White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, and entertainment icons Kevin Spacey and Francis Ford Coppola.

Highlights from the 2014 SALT Las Vegas conference

The Singapore event's 2014 agenda is not yet available, but the conference last year hosted former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as well as Marc Faber and Nassim Taleb from the investing world.

"Given our strong momentum surrounding the event, we are disappointed about the postponement but remain committed to SALT Asia and focused on our mission of having it serve as a premier thought leadership forum for balanced discussions and debates on macroeconomic trends, geopolitical events and alternative investment opportunities in the region," SkyBridge's statement said.

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