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Catalyst Cap Intro: Credit | Fixed Income Alternative Investing

Time: 12.30 - 6.00 Place: New York City Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.   This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Credit and Fixed Income alternative investing sectors.   Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors. If a manager has not enough interest, they may cancel their participation, with full refund of fees. »

Operational Challenges in High-Frequency Algorithmic Trading

This GFMI marcus evans conference will address operational challenges in the high-frequency algorithmic sphere. It will help to improve current systems, processes and procedures to make trading safer and more efficient. »

The Trading Show West Coast 2013

Event : The Trading Show West Coast 2013

Date : Tue, 25/02/2014  

Country : USA

City : San Francisco

Whether you're focused on trading in Asian markets or looking to adapt new machine learning techniques, The Trading Show West Coast provides unparalleled opportunities to network and do business w »

Hedge Fund Compliance Master Class

Event : Hedge Fund Compliance Master Class

Date : Wed, 26/02/2014  

Country : USA

City : New York

Financial Research Associates’ Hedge Fund Compliance Master Class will deliver advantageous dialogue on how all the latest regulatory developments affect your fund and explore ways to navigate around potentially costly pitfalls. Subscribers of Global Fund Media are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP115 during registration to enjoy this offer »

4th Annual Institutional Investor Life Settlement Conference

LISA’s Fourth Institutional Investor Conference is the hallmark event that links pension funds, hedge funds, family offices, foundations and endowments to the latest developments in the life insurance secondary market, known as life settlements. »

Advanced Analysis & Valuation Energy Trading

This GFMI conference identifies the main challenges in ensuring analysis covers energy performance and offers practical case studies informing delegates how to enhance physical asset valuation and correlation models to achieve this accurate analysis. The conference then goes one step further and looks at how these improved valuation techniques can be leveraged for the benefit of energy trading companies and investment banks. »

DC Defaults Forum

Event : DC Defaults Forum

Date : Mon, 24/02/2014  

Country : USA

City : Boston

This defined contribution and target-date funds conference will discuss the rapidly expanding selection of QDIAs available to plan sponsors, advisors, and participants. Hear the latest trends across several default investment alternatives, including managed accounts, target-date, balanced funds, target-risk, and stable value Subscribers of Global Fund Media are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP115 during registration to enjoy this offer »

Investment Education Symposium

Event : Investment Education Symposium

Date : Wed, 26/02/2014  

Country : USA

City : New Orleans

This investment education conference aims to provide broad education and information on investing, fiduciary responsibility and selection of money managers to the key decision makers and other representatives of the nation's largest pension funds, endowments, foundations and other institutional investors. Participants of this conference will have the chance to exchange ideas and learn from other delegates and presenters who manage some of the largest capital flows within both the traditional and the alternative investment communities. Institutional investors will come from across the country not just to network but also to learn from the nation's leading institutional investors, asset managers, hedge fund managers, consultants and more. »

Real Estate Investors Summit

Event : Real Estate Investors Summit

Date : Mon, 31/03/2014  

Country : USA

City : Florida

Network with the industry's leading experts as they analyze the opportunities and challenges in the real estate market! Our 2013 event was a tremendous success, with hundreds of delegates at the Gansevoort in Miami, Florida. Opal's 2014 real estate investors conference will focus on the latest developments in the marketplace. It will analyze the opportunities and challenges in the real estate market; examine best practices and explore new deal making strategies. »

Investment Consultants Forum

Event : Investment Consultants Forum

Date : Wed, 12/03/2014  

Country : USA

City : New York

Opal Financial Group's investment consultants conference provides a unique environment for developing dialogue between plan sponsors, managers and consultants. The role of the institutional consultant is more important than ever in making investment decisions, often being asked to take on more than just the evaluation of investment managers. »

Police, Fire, EMS, and Municipal Employee Pension & Benefits Seminar

Opal Financial Group and the National Association of Police Organizations proudly introduce The 26th Annual Police, Fire, EMS, and Municipal Employee Pension & Benefits Seminar scheduled for February, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our advisory board members, Opal, and NAPO, we have been receiving an overwhelming response to our newly updated and cutting-edge program to ensure you fulfill your fiduciary obligation to your fund. The goal of this event is to educate your members of pension and union representatives along with their providers on the latest issues surrounding the pension and benefits industry. »

Public Funds Summit

Event : Public Funds Summit

Date : Tue, 07/01/2014  

Country : USA

City : Arizona

Opal Financial Group's annual public funds conference addresses issues that are critical to the investment success of senior public pension fund officers and trustees in the new millennium. We will discuss how surplus returns should affect employee benefit plans, closely examine the processes for selection and evaluation of investment managers, investigate legal concerns with fund investment and management policies, as well as explore the benefits and pitfalls of a wide variety of investment strategies.  »

11th Annual Made In America: Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit

Made In America is THE premium educational event for Taft-Hartley Trustees - packed with actionable strategies for success in managing both the investment and health & welfare sides of your fund. Yes, it's two conferences rolled up in one! Subscribers of Global Fund Media are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP115 during registration to enjoy this offer »

Investment Outsourcing Strategy Summit 2014

Event : Investment Outsourcing Strategy Summit 2014

Date : Mon, 24/03/2014  

Country : USA

City : Boston

This is not an OCIO 101 event; it’s a deeper look at outsourcing.  The conference will focus on innovative strategies for restructuring the investment office to drive increased performance and cut costs. »

Financial Information Management (FIMA) 2014

Event : Financial Information Management (FIMA) 2014

Date : Mon, 24/03/2014  

Country : USA

City : Boston

FIMA is now in it's 10th year! We continue to bring together the leaders in the private banking sector, government & regulatory professionals and business development experts who will share best-in-breed practices for managing data quality and governance. »

Research & Due Diligence for Wealth Management Platforms

Hear the product selection and advisor resource development process of the leading wirehouses, independent and regional broker/dealers, and independent advisor networks in the country! »

Pension De-Risking Summit

Event : Pension De-Risking Summit

Date : Mon, 20/01/2014  

Country : USA

City : New York

Designed by investors, for investors, this event will provide you with invaluable insight into the best strategies for managing your assets and liabilities. »

Trade Tech USA 2014

Event : Trade Tech USA 2014

Date : Tue, 25/02/2014  

Country : USA

City : New York

Since the launch in 2001, TradeTech has become the industry's prime source of strategies, information and networking and is the most comprehensive industry get together in the world. It combines a high level conference, with a large exhibition hall, to combine unparalleled networking, benchmarking and learning opportunities into one event. Created by an industry advisory board, it is an event created “for the industry by the industry” where all the key issues are uncovered, discussed and resolved. Last year TradeTech was fully supported by all of the large investment banks, as well as dozens of solution providers, MTFs, stock exchanges and technology innovation companies and industry media. »

GAIM Investor

Event : GAIM Investor

Date : Tue, 25/02/2014  

Country : USA

City : Cambridge, Massachusetts

GAIM: Investor is an investor-lead alternatives conference for pensions, endowments and foundations, family offices and managers leading the hedge fund space forward into its next chapter. Investor-only seminars, restricted topic roundtables and structured, quality discussions guarantee participants obtain dynamic, problem-solving information from their peers and market leaders. CLOSED-DOOR 3-HOUR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR ONLY SEMINAR Leading investors, along with strategic partner, Trusted Insight, host discussions about the industry's most salient issues. Liquid Alts Developing, Managing, Supervising Active Asset Management In House Africa & Other Frontier Markets HF vs PE vs Real Assets vs Long Only Fees - Beyond 2/20 Funds of One ​ AGENDA FEATURES: MANAGING ASSETS AND GROWING CAPITAL THE FUTURE OF HEDGE FUNDS — STRUCTURE, RISK & LIQUIDITY:      New fund structures will disrupt the space in the year ahead. FUTURE ASSET MODELS FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS?      LPs discuss agnostic asset structures for investor efficiencies LIQUID ALTERNATIVES:      Capturing diversification after market betas DIRECT LENDING AND PRIVATE DEBT:      What are the defining benefits of different segments and structures for direct lending EMERGING MARKETS vs FRONTIER MARKETS:      Evaluating risk and different investing streams »

Hedge Fund Tax 101 and K-1 Boot Camp

Event : Hedge Fund Tax 101 and K-1 Boot Camp

Date : Thu, 30/01/2014  

Country : USA

City : New York

Financial Research Associates’ Hedge Fund Tax 101 and K-1 Boot Camp, taking place January 30-31, 2014 in New York City, will help funds of all sizes and strategies ensure absolute efficiency and compliance. Attend day one, day two, or gain an optimum level of tax prowess and attend both days!   Subscribers of Global Fund Media are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP115 during registration to enjoy this offer »

3rd Edition Model Risk

Event : 3rd Edition Model Risk

Date : Mon, 27/01/2014  

Country : USA

City : California

This GFMI 3rd Edition Model Risk Conference will be a two-and-a-half day event that not only will look at banks, but will address model risk management in other financial institutions such as asset managers and mortgage associations.   Attendees will come together to minimize model risk under the new Basel III regime, benchmark with peers to improve model validation and learn from industry leaders about how to maximize scarce resources to develop effective model risk management practices today. »

Retail Deposit Optimization and Strategic Management Conference

The GFMI marcus evans Retail Deposit Optimization and Strategic Management Conference will be a two-and-a-half day event that brings together Heads of Retail Deposits, Retail Banking and Deposit Opera »

7th Annual Opportunities in the DCIO Market Summit

Event : 7th Annual Opportunities in the DCIO Market Summit

Date : Tue, 14/01/2014  

Country : USA

City : Boston

Financial Research Associates’ 7th Annual Opportunities in the DCIO Market Summit, taking place January 14-15, 2014 in Boston, features industry innovators, retirement platforms, advisors and consultants discussing the latest trends, updates and information surrounding the defined contribution investment-only industry. Subscribers of Global Fund Media are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP115 during registration to enjoy this offer »

Projects & Money 2014

Event : Projects & Money 2014

Date : Tue, 14/01/2014  

Country : USA

City : New Orleans

Once again, this January leading project developers and the financial community will gather in New Orleans to kick off their year at Projects & Money. This dynamic event has developed a growing, dedicated following by creating a powerful venue for the project finance community to connect, share information about upcoming project opportunities and hear the best available outlook on the financing landscape and deal making opportunities. Projects & Money is truly the “one stop meeting central for project professionals”…what one attendee calls “a definite annual calendar event”. »

Specialty Finance Summit

Event : Specialty Finance Summit

Date : Wed, 15/01/2014  

Country : USA

City : New York

iGlobal Forum’s Specialty Finance Summit is the go-to forum where senior-level representatives from specialty finance companies meet with private equity firms, hedge funds, wealth management firms, senior lenders and asset managers. It is an invaluable deal-sourcing event, where investors meet potential targets and potential acquirers for their businesses, and issuers share best practice with their peers and generate new funding opportunities. »

Mutual Fund Distribution Forum

Event : Mutual Fund Distribution Forum

Date : Mon, 02/12/2013  

Country : USA

City : Boston

Financial Research Associates’ Mutual Fund Distribution Forum, taking place December 2-3, 2013 in Boston, features thought-leading distribution strategists from the mutual fund giants to the boutiques will share their perspectives and practices as they relate to gatekeeper relationships, partnering with professional buyers, leading sales teams, and challenges relating to fees and pricing pressure. Subscribers of Global Fund Media are entitled to a 10% discount. Mention FMP115 during registration to enjoy this offer »

Effective Hedge Fund Tax Practices

Event : Effective Hedge Fund Tax Practices

Date : Tue, 19/11/2013  

Country : USA

City : New York

Financial Research Associates’ conference on Effective Hedge Fund Tax Practices, taking place November 19-20 in New York, will provide concise, practical guidance on pressing issues currently »

ASF 2014

Event : ASF 2014

Date : Sun, 26/01/2014  

Country : USA

City : Las Vegas

ASF 2014 is the premier structured finance conference in the world. Hosted by the American Securitization Forum, Inc., the conference attracts the industry's top professionals. ASF 2014 will build off the tremendous successes of recent conferences, featuring extensive one-on-one client meetings, high-level keynote speakers and deeply substantive panel sessions. ASF 2014 will be held at the ARIA Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, January 26-29, 2014. »

Hedgeopolis New York

Event : Hedgeopolis New York

Date : Mon, 04/11/2013  

Country : USA

City : New York

 The Hedge Fund Association and Agecroft Partners proudly present Hedgeopolis New York. We invite you to join us for a full day gathering of decision makers from leading endowments, foundations, funds of hedge funds, family offices, and pension funds. »

Private Banking Latin America – Americas Family Office Forum

 The leading event for private banks and family offices doing business in Latin America The 7th annual Private Banking Latin America conference is where private bankers, wealth managers and families come to network, problem solve and exchange ideas. New for 2013, hear from thought provoking speakers like renowned hedge fund guru Hari Hariharan and reformed ex-con artist Frank Abagnale. The 3rd annual Americas Family Office Forum, brings together 100+ family offices and HNWIs to network, problem solve and exchange ideas on family governance, asset allocation and wealth management best practice. In 2013, we are bringing together a truly diverse line up of speakers including entrepreneurs, ex-fraudsters, mega multi-family offices and single families. Hear from inspiring speakers like Michael Southam and Gustavo Grobocopatel. Take advantage of enhanced networking opportunities including 1-2-1 partnering and speed networking. Get to know your peers during interactive roundtable discussions on family office governance and succession planning, instilling values in the next generation, turning your family business into an international business, innovation in asset allocation, expanding your client base, entering new LatAm markets, and innovation in asset allocation. Confirmed speakers include: »

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