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February 2017

Catalyst Cap Intro: Private Equity Fund Investing

When: February 27, 2017
Where: New York City
Organiser: Catalyst Financial Partners
The event is sector focused, investor driven and hosts hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners. This event focuses only on the private equity fund investing sectors. Strategies will include venture capital, high growth, mid-market, pre-IPO, regional/international funds, direct deals, and industry specific focus in health care, technology, media, telecom, internet, IoT, business services, energy/oil, cyber security and fintech.

March 2017

North American Pensions Summit

When: March 20-21, 2017
Where: Drake Hotel, Chicago
Organiser: Marcus Evans
Join more than 80 senior investment executives from North America – with assets under management of $500m and direct responsibility for selecting asset and fund managers – that are interested in reviewing investment vehicles for future investing. Conduct one-on-one business meetings with top decision makers, meet with 10-15 contacts per representative. Attendees can personally select the executives they would like to meet at the event using the secured summit website, review detailed profiles of all delegates and the organisations they represent. Those attending can also obtain exclusive access to the senior delegation and present their services and products in a controlled environment where provider participation is strictly limited per product category. The one-on-one business meetings also provide access to the decision makers from investment companies across North America.

Insurance CIO Summit 2017

When: March 20-21, 2017
Where: The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL
Organiser: Marcus Evans
Co-located with the North American Pensions summit but with a different focus, this summit brings together elite buyers and sellers. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the event offers senior investment executives and service providers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping asset allocations.

FT African Infrastructure Financing and Development 2017: Bridging the infrastructure gap

When: March 23, 2017
Where: One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA
Organiser: Financial Times
Africa’s continuing economic and social development is encouraging investors to expand their portfolios in the continent. There is an urgent requirement for more investment in Africa’s power, rail, roads, airlines, ports, waterways and technology sectors and bridging the $50bn infrastructure gap is essential to the continent’s long-term sustainable growth. This event brings together policy makers, regulators and C-level representatives from pension funds, asset managers, investment banks, family offices and multi-family wealth offices as well as corporates, product specialists, economic development thinkers, lawyers and consultants to debate how Africa’s infrastructure gap can be bridged. Speakers will examine the role of infrastructure in meeting the continent’s development targets and provide investor viewpoints. They will also discuss project development, structuring, implementation and finance, examine Africa’s energy requirements and look at a range of mega projects.

April 2017

Catalyst Cap Intro: Credit | Fixed Income Alternative Investing

When: April 3, 2017
Where: New York City
Organiser: Catalyst Financial Partners
The event is sector focused, investor driven and hosts hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners. This event focuses only on the credit and fixed income alternative investing sectors. Strategies include relative value, structured credit, sovereign debt, trade finance, peer-to-peer lending, RMBS/CMBS, consumer loans, corporate lending, bridge financing, convertible arbitrage and mezzanine debt.

British GRI 2017

When: April 25-26, 2017
Where: London
Organiser: GRI Club
The event is a get together of senior international and real estate local investors, developers and lenders. The event is a get-together of senior investors, lenders and developers active in Europe. The discussion format enables delegates to interact and engage with everyone in the room, quickly find the right partners for your business, build high value relationships and keep the conversation going afterwards. The discussions format allows delegates to interact with all in the room and find new business partners, build networking and open the door for further conversations. The event is a get-together of senior international and local real estate investors, lenders and developers. Members find the event useful in identifying possible business partners and investment opportunities. The discussion format enables delegates to interact with everyone in the room. GRI has no speakers or presentations. Instead, there is a selection of closed-door discussions where everyone can participate. The dynamic environment allows delegates to engage with peers in an informal and collegial setting.

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 .

May 2017

Impact Investment Forum: Lighting the path for impact investing in Canada

When: May 2017
Where: Vancouver
Organiser: Market Motion Media
The event will host influential leaders, keynote speakers, game changing entrepreneurs, and prominent figures from within the impact investment community. The forum includes a luncheon panel of industry experts who will discuss how they identify impact investments and what the Canadian landscape looks like. A 360-degree perspective will be presented from the business leaders creating a positive impact to the investors.