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November 2019

Financial Evolution: AI, Machine Learning & Sentiment Analysis

When: October 29, 2019
Where: Hilton Zurich Airport, Switzerland
Organiser: Unicom
The finance industry is expected to lead the way in adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) with a significant projected increase in spending over the next three years. In order to process and understand the masses of data, methods such as machine learning and sentiment analysis have become essential to open the gateway to data analytics.
This is a sophisticated conference that interrogates and explores the implications of AI and machine learning in the financial services industry as well as identifying the investment opportunities of sharing knowledge and exploiting intellectual property in the finance domain.
Delegates will learn how to benefit from the progress in technological advances; find out about the impact of quantum computing and alternative data; benefit from the experience of world class presenters from the UK, US, Europe and India/Hong Kong; and gain exclusive insights into pioneering projects in AI, machine learning and sentiment analysis in finance.
The programme includes the latest state-of-the-art research, practical applications and case studies as well as networking opportunities.

The Quant Conference 2019

When: November 1, 2019
Where: De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London
Organiser: The Quant Conference
The conference is designed as an educational setting where attendees can learn about the current trends in the field of quantitative finance. The event gives attendees a unique opportunity to network with aspiring students, professional peers, prospective employers, academics and investors. Speakers include industry leaders and academics providing insights from those pioneering this changes. The conference will provide a platform to broaden knowledge and network. Legendary hedge fund managers, distinguished academics, recognised investors and well-known investment bankers will be attending and speaking.
There will be a series of panels, standalone presentations and debates diving deep into the most relevant topics in quantitative finance.
Meetings can be scheduled in advance.
There is an equal split between industry and academia. Most of the industry professionals are executives and quants from buy-side and sell-side. Delegates from academia are mostly students, researchers and senior professors.

Cap Intro: Emerging Markets | Commodities Alternative Investing

When: November 4, 2019
Where: New York
Organiser: Catalyst Financial Partners
This event is investor driven and transactional with a of host alpha-oriented investment managers and institutional grade investors attending that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners. This event focuses on the real estate fund investing sectors. strategies covered include: development, added-value, commercial, single-multi residential, single family, luxury hotels, real estate financing and debt, bridge financing, infrastructure, projects and complexes, and international projects. Managers typically offer their products through investment funds, co-investment and direct deals.
At the event managers give short presentations during lunch, followed by meeting sessions. There are no service providers, only managers and investors. The event concludes with a networking wine reception. Introductions are through private meetings arranged prior to the event.
Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior to the and are predominantly single and multi-family offices, investor intermediaries and end-investors located in the US as well as internationally.

Endowment & Foundation Forum

When: November 7-8, 2019
Where: Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Organiser: Opal Group
The forum will provide an exchange of ideas on portfolio planning and investment strategies. Rather than focusing on a particular investment style, the conference will examine a range of critical investment topics germane to endowments and foundations. The programme will also highlight the need to align fiscal strategy with values and missions. Participants and delegates will speak on topics including necessity for non-profit governance for endowments, means of capturing alpha in a portfolio, methods of choosing managers, and problems of ethics and liability in fiduciary planning.
The programme will address the pros and cons of investing in equity, fixed income, alternative, real estate products and many other areas. By targeting industry sectors, guest speakers and participants can gain a greater understanding of how organisations can utilise and dovetail with trending investment strategies.
Other topics to be covered include: asset allocation: identifying the appropriate asset classes for your portfolio; risk management; fixed income and credit markets; alternative strategies; equity investing; governance insights; philanthropy and program related investments; emerging and frontier markets; sustainable investing and fiduciary duty; CIO outsourcing; the changing landscape for endowments and foundations; and investing in opportunity zones.
The conference format is designed to be educational with fireside chat style panels. Only a few educational standalone presentations will be permitted. No PowerPoint presentations will be allowed for any panel discussions.

Alternative Investment Management Summit (AIM Summit)

When: November 20-21, 2019
Where: Abu Dhabi
Organiser: AIM Summit
The summit is a platform for discussions on investment developments, global market conditions and latest trends. It acts as a gthering and connecting regional investors and managers in the world of alternatives (hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, private debt) with global industry leaders. The summit is a platform for discussions on investment developments, global market conditions, latest trends and acts as a networking forum for future business opportunities. The conference is conducted in an intimate setup to induce discussions on the best practices and know-how.

4th Annual Private Wealth Canada Forum

When: November 21, 2019
Where: Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel, One Blue Jay Way, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J4
Organiser: Markets Group
The forum brings together more than 250 attendees including 150 leading family offices, private banks and high net worth wealth managers from Canada. The agenda covers asset allocation, alternative investing, asset protection as well as regulatory compliance and an outlook of the financial markets and the global economy. The event is invitation only and designed to enable peer-to-peer learning and networking.

December 2019

Alternative Investing Summit

When: December 4-6, 2019
Where: Ritz Carlton, Dana Point, CA
Organiser: Opal Group
Participants and delegates of this conference will investigate a range of critical investment issues, including discussion of the risks and benefits of various asset classes and investment vehicles such as hedge funds and private equity, examining means of cutting costs associated with implementation of absolute returns strategies, reviewing the future of commodities and surveying the landscape of emerging international markets.
The summit will bring together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies. The event will also look into impact investing as a way of obtaining returns that are socially responsible as well as many issues involved with fund management and the importance of education for trustees and other investment officers. Some of the topics to be covered include: investor perspectives on alternatives; volatility; risk; asset allocation; real asset investing; direct and co-investing opportunities; and liquid alternatives.
The conference will exclusively feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices.

8th HED Conference

When: December 4-5, 2019
Where: Beijing, China
Organiser: Finfo Global 
The conference will focus on topics related to hedge funds, ETFs and derivatives. Around 300 to 400 attendees are expected to attend with banks, insurance companies, asset managers, funds of funds, public and private funds, securities, investors and service providers attending. Some of the topics to be covered over the two days include ETF market development trends; global overview of pension funds investment; ·accelerating China’s integration to the global payment system; best practices of asset allocation; outlook of a share market and stock connects; Hongkong Shanghai Connect, Shanghai London Connect; smart beta; active investment; ESG; quantitative investment; actor investing; offshore wealth management/trust/family offices,·trading technology, technology and AI; and· Chinese fund managers looking for global opportunities.