The brightest and most creative minds in the hedge fund industry will be under one roof Wednesday when Delivering Alpha convenes at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Now in its third year, the conference has established itself as a preeminent event at which top managers and investors talk shop.

For the third straight year, Delivering Alpha starts with a bang — an interview with the current U.S. Treasury Secretary (this time it's Jack Lew). At last year's meeting then–Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner kicked off the day with a wide-ranging interview by CNBC's Larry Kudlow, host of the nightly Kudlow Report. Private equity giant Henry Kravis delivered the lunch keynote as attendees tried to listen between bites of filet. And, of course, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara — the sheriff of Wall Street — was extremely candid, and funny, in his sit-down with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

This year, it only gets better.

Bharara will return on Wednesday, and with apologies to all who will be in attendance, he will probably have enough subpoenas this time around. One of the U.S.'s more recognizable lawyers has become a household name in the industry as insider-trading cases engulf the news.

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