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December 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.

Emerging Managers Summit 2017

When: September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Times Square, New York, NY
Organiser: Opal Group
This event programme will highlight the benefits and opportunities for institutional and private wealth investors to invest in new, diverse, emerging managers and boutique fund managers. In addition to networking with key decision-makers of family offices and pension funds, new managers will be able to connect and exchange best practice ideas with their peers. Attendees will be able to hear from the nation’s leaders in the emerging manager market. Topics covered will include: the role of service providers and brokers; capitalising on equity investments; consultants; effective marketing methods; successful investment and business strategies to raise capital; emerging non-correlated fund strategies; equity investing; fixed income and credit; how to select investment managers by distinguishing between luck and skill; investing in emerging real estate managers; investing in international and emerging markets; benefits of investing in small and emerging managers; legal and compliance guidelines; opportunities in emerging hedge funds; showcase: meet the managers; strategies to outperform your larger peers; the advantages of investing in a women owned firm; how to get on the radar of consultants; investing in innovative ideas and benefits of investing in smaller managers.

Catalyst Cap Intro: L/S Equity | Event Driven Investing

When: September 18, 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 the long/short equity and event driven investing sector. Strategies covered include fundamental research, global equity, merger arbitrage, small/micro caps, regional/international, industry specific, trend/signals, as well as event driven funds based on behaviour, public reports, litigation, adverse news, structural change, insider filings and more.

CLO Summit 2017

When: December 3-5, 2017
Where: Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA
Organiser: Opal Group
The summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. At this conference they can learn the newest techniques to maximise returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing 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 be covered. Other topics covered will include the current state and outlook for the global CLO market; CLO equity; how to analyse structural features of a CLO; CLO 2.0 market backdrop and themes; manager screening and evaluation; securitisation and market place lending (P2P); CLO markets in a regulated environment/risk retention; evaluating leveraged loan market performance and direction; relative value in the CLO market; launching a CLO; how to construct a CLO; and successful CLO management strategies and structures in the current environment.

Alternative Investing Summit 2017

When: December 3-5, 2017
Where: Ritz Carlton, Dana Point, CA
Organiser: Opal Group
The summit will bring together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies. Participants and delegates of this alternative investment conference will investigate a range of critical investment issues including discussion of the risks and benefits of various asset classes and investment vehicles such as hedge funds and private equity, examining means of cutting costs associated with implementation of absolute returns strategies, reviewing the future of commodities and surveying the landscape of emerging international markets. The question of fees will be discussed along with a look into impact investing as a way of obtaining returns that are socially responsible as well as many issues involved with fund management and the importance of education for trustees and other investment officers. The label "alternative" describes a nebulous investment class to many investors, especially those in the institutional world who have strict ethical and fiduciary obligations to their organisations. This conference will feature dialogue driven panel discussions led by consultants and family offices.

Reshaping Financial Services: Regulation, innovation and the new operational environment

When: December 4, 2017
Where: Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE
Organiser: Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in partnership with Innovate Finance
Technological advances and their adoption are changing the way traditional financial institutions conduct business and the way people access services in key financial centres and in emerging economies. This Chatham House City Series conference will evaluate different policy and regulatory approaches in a changing financial services sector and assess the opportunities and risks that accompany innovation across different financial markets. Some of the areas the conference will cover include: which regulatory models have proven successful in delivering value to consumer markets; where can frameworks be replicated and what role do regulators have; what systemic risks and opportunities  accompany ongoing technological innovations across mobile, crypto and cloud; what potential do these have to change the way people do finance and how can the risks be mitigated; how will ongoing political transitions continue to impact the financial services landscape; how will shifting priorities manifest themselves in regulatory approaches and frameworks; how do priorities and capacities differ across developed and emerging markets and how can regulators most effectively advance experimentation, inclusion and stability. The conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Catalyst Cap Intro: Real Estate Fund Investing

When: December 11, 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 the real estate fund investing sectors. Strategies covered will include development, added-value, commercial, single-multi residential, single family, luxury hotels, real estate financing and debt, bridge financing, infrastructure, projects and complexes,  international projects and others.

January 2018

Public Funds Summit 2018

When: January 8-10, 2018
Where: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Organiser: Opal Group
The summit provides an environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers, and consultants. 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. How investment managers across various strategies can aid public pension plans in ensuring a safe future for its members will be a key discussion at the event. The exchange of ideas in and out of the session halls is key in educating and identifying viable alternatives that will address concerns. Beyond the investment sphere, other discussions will address legal issues facing pension plans, ethics regulations and the importance of on-going education for plan sponsors and their fiduciaries as well as the importance of politics and public perception of pension plans and the role that trustees and pension officers have in creating a positive image for their plans.