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June 2018

Cap Intro: Private Equity Fund Investing

When: April 9, 2018
Where: Capital Grille - Wall Street, New York
Organiser: Catalyst
This event is investor driven. It is a transactional event that host alpha-oriented investment managers and institutional grade investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners. This event focuses on the private equity fund investing industry. Strategies will include, among others: 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. Introductions are accomplished through private meetings that are arranged prior the event in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations and their advisors located in the US and internationally.

Impact Investing Forum 2018

When: April 22-24, 2018
Where: Hilton West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
Organiser: Opal Group
Impact investing is an approach that seeks to create positive social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investing strategies are also proving to be able to generate returns in line to their traditional counterparts. Over the next four decades, it is estimated that over $41tn will transfer from baby boomers to millennials.
This forum will look at many of the asset classes that encompass this area. Delegates will meet top influencers, experienced investors, money managers and service providers in this area. Themes of defining impact investing, portfolio construction, asset class opportunities and the role of the investor will be covered.
This conference will exclusively feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices. Power Point presentations are prohibited during the sessions but may be made available on the mobile app.
Topics to be covered will include: defining the responsible / impact investing landscape; what and who the different types of impact investors are and how they are adapting to global change; the evolution across asset classes looking at what the new strategies are that employ impact investing within the platform; portfolio construction: aligning investments with your mission; opportunities in private debt and real assets as well as public equities and fixed income; looking at opportunities in private equity and venture capital; using pay for success / social impact bonds; value based investing and the role of the shareholder; case studies: people speaking from first hand experience; the role of data gathering in the impact space: what to measure and how; programme related investments (PRI) and mission related investing (MRI); and ESG strategies and SRI (social responsible investments) strategies.
The event will kick off with a large networking function at the US Open Polo Championship at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

Opal Exchange 2018

When: April 23-25, 2018 (pre-event networking activity April 22)
Where: Hilton West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
Organiser: Opal Group
Utilising a sophisticated meeting scheduler, managers and qualified investors are able to pre-arrange purposeful meetings with like-minded delegates. The event provides networking opportunities through pre-arranged one on one meetings and networking breakfast, lunch and cocktail receptions. Opal Group will host a pre-event networking activity on April 22 for registered participants. Held in conjunction with attendees from the Impact Investing Forum, there will be a networking brunch at the International Polo Club Palm Beach where the 114th US Open Polo Championship will be held. This is a private brunch and requires separate registration. Limited tickets are available.

Cap Intro: Alternative Investing Funds West

When: May 14, 2018
Where: San Francisco, Marines’ Memorial Club
Organiser: Catalyst
This event is investor driven. It is a transactional event that host alpha-oriented investment managers and institutional grade investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners. This event focuses on the alternative investing funds space on the West coast of the US. Strategies covered include: long/short equity and long-only, merger arb, overlay, event driven, quantitative, macro and CTAs, emerging markets, credit and fixed income, relative value, distressed, commodities and more. Introductions are accomplished through private meetings that are arranged prior the event in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations and their advisors located in the US and internationally.

ASK 2018 Global Summit

When: May 29-30, 2018
Where: Conrad Seoul Hotel
Organizer: The Korea Economic Daily
The summit, organised by ASK Office, The Korea Economic Daily, has themes of private equity, private debt, hedge fund, multi-asset, real estate and infrastructure. The summit provides information on market outlook, strategies, asset allocation and industry trends.

Cryptocurrency Fund Forum

When: June 6, 2018
Where: London
Organiser: Knect365
The event will concentrate on helping attendees understand the operational, legal and investment issues when investing in and running a cryptocurrency fund. Topics to be discussed include the latest on fund setup, regulation and operations; understanding the latest trends in fund formation and the latest on current and potential regulatory matters and concerns; allocations to crypto funds and successful fundraising; why investors look for when investing in crypto funds and the best way to market and fund raise successfully. There will be ample opportunity for networking with crypto fund managers and active investors.

ALTSO UK’s Rocktoberfest – London

When: June 6, 2018
Where: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London
Organiser: A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO)
Charity A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) brings to London, Rocktoberfest. This music celebration provides a platform for the London hedge fund and private equity communities to connect for a night of live rock and roll entertainment, featuring bands whose performers come directly from the finance industry. The purpose is to raise money for ALTSO. Rocktoberfest events in New York City and Chicago have for 15 years gathered more than 2,000 supporters annually. All of the performers at London's Rocktoberfest are leaders in the alternative investments and related finance industries who also play in a social band. The London event has a line-up of seven bands put together by Simmons & Simmons, Albourne, Lombard Odier, Société Générale, Paamco and Apple with opening act Bikini Beach.

Cap Intro: Quant | AI Fund Investing

When: June 18, 2018
Where: Capital Grille - Wall Street, New York
Organiser: Catalyst
This event is investor driven. It is a transactional event that host alpha-oriented investment managers and institutional grade investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners. This event focuses on the quantitative and artificial intelligence investment sectors. These strategies are becoming popular with investors and have experienced a lot of investment inflows. The event will include the following strategies: high frequency trading, stat arb, vol arb, pure arb, signals trading with AI based on insider trading, intangible assets and other factors, overlay strategies, CTAs, systematic equity and more. Introductions are accomplished through private meetings that are arranged prior the event in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations and their advisors located in the US and internationally.