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Hedge Funds & FoHFs

Private equity

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June 2018

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.

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.

GAIM and GAIM Ops

When: June 26-27, 2018
Where: Altitude, London
Organiser: Informa/Knect365
GAIM is the meeting place for alternative professionals with over 300 attendees at the London event last year. The event gives attendees the chance to mix with a global, diverse group of senior alternative investment professionals through structured and less-formal networking functions. This year the event is co-located with GAIM Ops London, an event highlighting operations and compliance for hedge funds in Europe aimed at chief compliance officers, chief operating offiers, heads of operational due diligence, general counsel and chief financial offiers. The event is focused on hedge fund due diligence operations, compliance and risk management. Alpha Journal subscribers can use the VIP code FKW53654AJ to receive a 20 per cent discount on selected delegate packages. 

AI, Machine Learning and Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance

When: June 27-28, 2018 (workshops June 25-26, 2018)
Where: London
Organiser: Unicom
Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed to be the main driver of the fourth industrial revolution. Investment in AI has grown at a phenomenal rate with companies investing $26bn-3$9bn in 2016. It has the capability to replicate cognitive decisions made by humans and also remove behavioural bias adherent to humans.
This conference will help demystify AI and differentiate the reality from the hype. Participants will learn about how to benefit from the progress in AI technologies and be exposed to insights on how these technological advances can be exploited.
Topics covered include: fundamentals and applications of machine learning and deep learning; pattern classifiers, natural language processing (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; behavioural and cognitive science; and the future of AI and its impact on industries.
By attending this event, participants can earn GARP/CPD credit hours.
Workshop June 25: Algorithmic Trading and Market Microstructure
Topics to be covered include: trading strategies, algorithmic trading, machine learning, feature engineering, data collection and model training, model validation and market microstructure.
Workshop June 26: Deep Learning in Practice
Topics to be covered include fundamentals of deep learning, open source platforms, deep learning libraries, neutral networks, building training and evaluating networks.