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All Events

Hedge Funds & FoHFs

Private equity

Liquid alts

Infrastructure

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Real estate

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Pension Funds

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Endowment & foundations

Family office & wealth managers

July 2020

Virtual ESG Investment Forum

When: July 8, 2020
Where: Virtual
Organiser: Opal Group
Through this virtual conference, speakers and attendees will explore the methods, processes and nuances of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when analysing investment opportunities with a focus on financial materiality. The conference will bring together companies and institutional investors who are actively involved in environmental, social and corporate governance as well as sustainable, responsible and impact investment.
The focus will be on best practices and directions of deal flow opportunities in ESG in the future.
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.

Public Funds Summit East 2020

When: July 20-22, 2020
Where: Newport Marriott, Newport, RI
Organiser: Opal
The conference addresses issues that are critical to the investment success of senior public pension fund officers and trustees. Concerns of funding liabilities for beneficiaries in a world of declining returns yet maintaining a balance between the risk/reward paradigms is in the mind of many trustees and representatives of pension plans. The exchange of ideas is key in educating and identifying viable alternatives that will address these concerns. Discussions will include how surplus returns should affect employee benefit plans and the processes for selection and evaluation of investment managers. Legal issues facing pension plans, ethic regulations and the importance of on-going education for plan sponsors and their fiduciaries will also be covered.
Although attendance is not limited to those in the public sector, the conference takes aim at topics that are of particular relevance to public pension funds. The summit provides the environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers and consultants. 
The event begins with the Annual Regatta Cup, in which attendees will have the opportunity to work with a professional sailing charter crew while competing against industry peers.
This conference exclusively features dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and pension funds/plan sponsors. Power Point presentations are prohibited during the sessions but may be made available on a mobile app. 

Virtual Direct Investment Forum

When: July 29, 2020
Where: Virtual
Organiser: Opal Group
The virtual forum  will address what has happened in the current direct and co-investment marketplace. The event 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 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 & co-investment vehicles.
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.

September 2020

AIM Summit London 2020

When:September 3-4, 2020
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Ten Trinity Square, London
Organiser: AIM
The summit is a gathering and networking opportunity for regional investors and managers in alternatives (hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, private debt) with global industry leaders. The event is a platform for discussions on investment developments, global market conditions, latest trends and a networking forum for future business opportunities. 

October 2020

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 Summit 2020

When: October 13, 2020
Where: London, UK
Organisers: Opal
The summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. Delegates will learn the newest techniques to maximise returns and reduce risk exposure in the 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. There will be opportunities for a meaningful dialogue to address concerns regarding this segment of the market.