Sports Business

Non-Traditional Investing in Entertainment and the Arts Forum

What: Alternative Analysts’ Forum: Non-Traditional Investing in Entertainment and the Arts

Where: NYSSA, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor (between 45th and 46th Streets), New York City, NY (Directions)

When: December 10, 2008 from 6pm to 7:30pm.  Reception following the event.


  • As socially responsible investing challenges philanthropy in the arts, what is the opportunity for commercial investing?
  • From the major funds to advisors for high net worth individuals, what is new?
  • What are the benchmarks and signposts for success?
  • What are the considerations and trends for investing in these cultural areas?
  • How do the risk/reward ratios differ from other alternative investment sectors?


  • Steven Baruch, Producing Partner, Richard Frankel Productions
  • Wycliffe “Wyc” Grousbeck, Managing Partner, Governor and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Celtics
  • Luis M. Sánchez, Managing Partner, SAGA Capital
  • Ralf Voellmer, Co-Founder, SAGA Capital
  • Laura Stuart, Moderator

Cost: $75 for NYSSA members, $175 for nonmembers.  However, if you would really like to attend, I may be able to squeak you in for free in exchange for writing a small post highlighting your experience.  If interested, send me a short email.

For more information about the event and registration: click here.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.