By Svea Herbst-Bayliss
BOSTON (Reuters) – A marquee Wall Street conference returns this week, but much like everyone’s pandemic-era plans, the event hosted by hedge fund executive and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, will be a little different this year.
The SALT event, one of the premier hedge fund industry conferences, kicks off Sunday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, rather than the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas where organizers hosted the event 10 times before.
The annual conference in Las Vegas was famous for pool parties, private rock concerts, and exclusive dinners as managers tried to get commitments for big checks from pension funds or other institutional investors.
The Delta variant — a more infectious version of the original coronavirus — will force changes at this year’s event in New York where roughly 3,000 signed up after Scaramucci sent “save the dates” a few months…