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Palm Beach Financiers to Lunch with CNBC’s Kenny Polcari

/ February 2, 2015

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As hedge funds, investors and financial services firms continue to migrate to Palm Beach County, FL, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County hosted a special luncheon for financial professionals on Thursday to discuss the emergence of Palm Beach County as a financial hub.  Thursday’s event featured an all-star panel moderated by Wall Street pro and CNBC market analyst and contributing editor, Kenneth Polcari.

In addition to Polcari, who is director of the NYSE Equities Division at O’Neil Securities, panelists included John Castle, managing director at Branford Castle, Inc., Michael Falk, chairman, co-founder and managing partner at Comvest Partners, Kirby Resplock, founder and principal of Tamarind Partners, Inc., and Euclid Walker, managing partner of Parkway Investment Management, LLC.

“Palm Beach County is among the nation’s leaders for business and financial services including wealth management, banking and investment services, company headquarters, incubators, investors, venture capital and corporate finance firms.  300 private equity groups and hedge funds now call South Florida home,” said Kelly Smallridge, CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.

Thursday’s luncheon attracted financial services executives from across Palm Beach County and across the U.S.

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