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September 2020

Direct Investment Forum

When: September 10 2020
Where: Virtual
Organiser: Opal
This event will address what has happened in the current direct and co-investment marketplace. It will look at a variety of topics that discuss strategies for directly investing and co-investing into early stage portfolio companies – real estate, private equity, and venture capital deals. It will also explore how investors from the institutional and private wealth world are shifting their asset allocation plans to the private market space in an effort to counter future market shifts by using direct and co-investment vehicles.

Emerging Manager Forum Europe

When: September 23, 2020
Where: Online virtual conference (delivered live (UK time) and on-demand afterwards
Organiser: Informa
The event will hear from successful emerging fund managers about launching and growing a fund. Learn from successful managers as they give insight into the key points that gave them the edge in a competitive field.
Meet with active emerging manager investors and hear what they look for in emerging managers as well as the ability to meet and connect with potential backers.

The forum is an opportunity to catch up with existing contacts and to build new and lasting relationships.
Use code  FKW53963VAJP to register for the conference.

Emerging Managers Summit

When: September 24, 2020
Where: Virtual
Organiser: Opal
The summit highlights the benefits and opportunities for institutional and private wealth investors to invest in new, small, diverse, women-owned, emerging and boutique fund managers. The programme brings smaller diverse managers into the limelight as they have historically outperformed their larger peers. This event will take place entirely on Opal Group’s custom virtual event platform, giving an opportunity for delegates from around the world to connect online. Key decision makers from family offices, endowments, foundations, and pension funds will be able to virtually interact with emerging managers, as well as share best practice ideas with peers. Hear from a panel of experts to stay up to date on the emerging manager market.

October 2020

Virtual Endowment & Foundation Forum 2020

When: October 1, 2020
Where: Virtual
Organiser: Opal Group
The forum will provide a virtual platform for delegates to exchange ideas and best practices covering investment strategy and portfolio planning. The meeting will provide insight on how endowments and foundations can best navigate the current market’s unchartered waters. 
Participants will be able to view live keynotes and panel discussions presented by the industry’s leaders. Participants will speak on topics including necessary adjustments suggested for endowment governance, means of capturing alpha in a portfolio, methods of choosing managers, and problems of ethics and liability in fiduciary planning.
The virtual format allows for: one on one and group meetings; an exhibit hall with branded interactive booths; the ability to connect and share contact details with one another; custom one to one meeting rooms with video conferencing (pre-arranged meetings between LPs/allocators and sponsor managers); live video keynote speakers and panel presentations with questions and answers; collateral information sharing; and live chatting options in sessions, private rooms and lounge areas for peer to peer or group networking via live chat or video chat.

Impact Investing Forum 2020

When: October 5-6, 2020
Where: Hilton West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
Organiser: Opal
Over the next four decades, it is estimated that over $41tn will transfer from baby boomers to millennials. The forum will look at many of the asset classes that encompass this area. Attendees will meet top influencers, experienced investors, money managers and service providers in this sector. Themes of defining impact investing, portfolio construction, asset class opportunities and the role of the investor are some of the topics to be covered at the event.
Opal Group will host a pre-event networking activity for registered participants. Held in conjunction with attendees from Opal Exchange and the Real Estate Investment Summit, Opal will host a networking brunch at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Polo is a private brunch and requires separate registration. Limited tickets are available. ticket sales and pricing information will be available approximately one month before the event.

Opal Exchange 2020

When: October 5-6, 2020
Where: Hilton West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
Organiser: Opal
The exchange is a one-on-one networking event. Utilising a sophisticated meeting scheduler, managers and qualified investors are able to pre-arrange purposeful meetings with like-minded delegates. The event provides a myriad of networking opportunities through pre-arranged one-on-one meetings and networking breakfast, lunch and cocktail receptions. With a primary focus on transparent and effective networking, delegates have the chance to build leads and bolster relationships.
Opal Group will host a pre-event networking activity for registered participants. Held in conjunction with attendees from Opal Exchange and the Real Estate Investment Summit, Opal will host a networking brunch at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Polo is a private brunch and requires separate registration. Limited tickets are available. ticket sales and pricing information will be available approximately one month before the event.

Real Estate Investment Summit 2020

When: October 5-6, 2020
Where: Hilton West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
Organiser: Opal
The summit is centred on commercial real estate —a capital market instrument as much as the stock or bond market. The programme agenda will explore the roles of public and private real estate as well as equity and debt.
Opal Group will host a pre-event networking activity for registered participants. Held in conjunction with attendees from Opal Exchange and the Real Estate Investment Summit, Opal will host a networking brunch at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Polo is a private brunch and requires separate registration. Limited tickets are available. ticket sales and pricing information will be available approximately one month before the event.

European CLO

When: October 13-14, 2020
Where: Virtual
Organiser: Opal
The summit is an educational and networking forum designed for investors, issuers, investment banks, underwriters, rating agencies, broker dealers, lawyers, technology firms, service providers, accountants and more. At this conference delegates can learn the newest techniques to maximise returns and reduce risk exposure in this area of asset-backed finance, an in-depth review of recent regulatory changes in addition to rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors. The conference will serve as an opportunity where a meaningful dialogue can be opened to address concerns regarding this dynamic segment of the market.