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Gaining the Edge 2017: Hedge Fund Investor Leadership

When: November 2-3, 2017 Where: New York City Organiser: Agecroft Partners The event brings together around 600 hedge fund industry professionals including around 300 investors into hedge funds, to share industry expertise, facilitate debate and create business relationships. The event’s expert panellists are some of the industry’s most influential investors, providing market insight for investors and hedge funds. The conference will only feature leading hedge fund investors as panellists who will provide insights about what hedge fund strategies look the most attractive given current capital market valuations and economic forecasts. Speakers will include decision makers at pensions, endowments, foundations, institutional consultants and funds of funds. The event will also feature over eight hours of networking time. Agecroft Partners will donate 100 per cent of the profits to non-profit organisations that benefit children. Help for Children will be the main beneficiary of this event.

Hedge funds continue performance gains in February

Hedge fund gains continued in February with all main strategies producing broad based gains led by equity hedge funds specialising in healthcare and technology.

Europe’s real estate sector entering more moderate return growth phase

While European real estate has provided exceptionally high levels of return over the past few years, there are signs the market as a whole is moving to moderate.

Markets & Financial Industry Global Summit

When: June 12 - 13, 2017 Where: New York Organiser: MFIGS The summit brings together institutional investors, family offices, asset allocators, investment managers, regulators and financial industry service providers to share insights, create connections and do deals at the world’s exclusive financial industry gathering. The innovative format delivers an effective and transparent networking event with opportunities for 1:1 meeting with global investors and decision makers. Investment managers, qualified investors and industry leaders develop relationships that are required to drive success and grow participants drive the agenda. The event brings together commerce and engaging with financial industry market makers in collaborative efforts to discuss trends, economics and investment strategies in an environment to create connections and do deals. Delegates decide and tailor-make their schedule.

Listed private equity set to shrug off financial crisis woes and become more popular with investors

Listed private equity appears to display a similar risk/reward profile as major equity indices, US real estate investment trusts (Reits) and other equity classes over the long term.

Emerging market hedge funds begin 2017 on high after solid performance and asset gains in 2016

Total capital invested in emerging markets (EM) hedge funds climbed to a record level to begin 2017, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Optimistic but challenging 2017 for private equity funds

Private equity firms are more optimistic about 2017, according to a survey by BDO.

QuantCon NYC

When: April 28- 30, 2017 Where: Marriott Marquis, New York City Organiser: Quantopian This algorithmic trading and quantitative finance conference includes interactive workshops, expert talks and tutorials on over-fitting, back testing, Bayesian global optimisation and more. The event also includes an algorithmic trading hackathon with ample networking opportunities with leaders from the quantitative finance world. Keynotes are Marcos López de Prado, senior managing director at Guggenheim Partners and Michael Kearns, professor at the computer and information science department at the University of Pennsylvania. There is a 10 per cent discount for Alpha Journal readers on any ticket level. Use code: AlphaJournalQuantCon2017 .