Anthony Scaramucci canceled this year's SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas because of public health concerns. There are no plans to reschedule.
"The well-being of the SALT community is our first priority, and after consulting with numerous experts, we determined cancellation is the best course of action," spokeswoman Jami Schlicher said in a statement Monday. The event, in its 11th year, was to be held May 19-21.
The Skybridge Alternatives Conference is the latest industry event to be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this month, the organizers of the New York Sohn Investment Conference, where hedge fund giants pitch new trade ideas, canceled their May event. The Milken Institute Global Conference, also set for May, has been postponed until July.
In previous years, Mr. Scaramucci's SALT has featured high-profile speakers including former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman and former U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
Mr. Scaramucci is still planning to hold the SALT Middle East conference in December.