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June 2017

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 .

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.

Digital Wealth Asia 2017

When: June 15, 2017
Where: Westin Hotel, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Organiser: Hubbis
The agenda will focus on compliance obligations, creating a compelling client experience, dealing with the data challenge and being relevant to clients, including the next generation. Speakers will also look at the growing demand for digital wealth management among Asian investors and how to respond to this challenge as well as how to cater for different needs by clients.

Catalyst Cap Intro: Multi-Fund fintech Platforms Alternative Investing

When: June 19, 2017
Where: New York
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 on multi-fund fintech platforms in alternative investing. This reflects the explosion in the past years of innovative ways of showcasing, distributing and closing investments through an online portal. These efforts promote transparency and giving the investor more ownership in selecting what manager, investments or assets to invest in. This event will cover fintech operators offering hedge funds, hedge fund replication, private investments and deals, real estate projects and peer-to-peer lending, among others.

Alpha China Forum 2017

When: June 24, 2017
Where: Shanghai, China
Organiser: The Investor Talks
This inaugural event covering the global alternative investments industry will feature leading international and domestic industry professionals from hedge funds, pension funds, insurance firms, private equity, private banking and wealth management and other institutional investors.
Alpha Journal readers receive a 10 per cent discount with the booking code ALPHACHINA518

AI, Machine Learning and Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance

When: June 28-30, 2017
Where: Millennium Hotel London Mayfair, 44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP
Organiser: Unicom
Artificial intelligence (AI)  and machine learning have emerged as a central aspect of analytics applied to multiple domains. AI and machine learning, pattern classifiers and natural language processing (NLP) underpin sentiment analysis (SA). SA is a technology that makes rapid assessment of the sentiments expressed in news releases as well as other media sources such as Twitter and blogs. The conference addresses and explains how to extract sentiment from these multiple sources of information and showcases the advances that have taken place in the field of financial innovation. The focus is on the latest research and includes presentations by leading subject experts from all over the world, as well as a number of applications/case studies. Topics covered include: pattern classifiers, NLP and AI applied to data, text, and multi-media; sentiment scores combined with neo-classical models of finance; financial analytics underpinned by qualitative and quantitative methods; predictive and normative analysis applied to finance; and applications in financial markets. The conference is complemented by a series of workshops: log optimal growth and Kelly Strategy, June 26, 2017; sentiment extraction and applications for financial prediction, June 27, 2017; and novel data sources and contents for financial markets, June 30, 2017.

July 2017

Malaysian Wealth Management Forum 2017

When: July 13, 2017
Where: Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Organiser: Hubbis
The event is designed for the wealth management community in Malaysia. The need to overhaul the business model across the industry, to help increase the penetration of wealth products is one of the main focuses of the event. The right balance between fees and incentive structure to drive this will also be discussed. This event is for anyone servicing wealthy clients including private banks, retail banks, IFAs, insurance companies, local asset managers and others. Session will provide insights from experts in overseas markets sharing best practices, the components of successful businesses and lessons learned from developing and managing wealth management offerings and regulation elsewhere in Asia.