Water & Agriculture is an event dedicated to investment in water and agriculture related real assets. This summit will explore these increasingly sought after investments and analyze current trends and opportunities in a macroeconomic context. Whether you are buying, selling or just looking to learn and expand your network, Water & Agriculture is a must attend event for 2013.
Increasing water scarcity and a growing population to feed is leading investors to seek direct exposure to real water and agriculture assets. As with other real asset investments like gold, fossil fuels, timber, and real estate; Water & Ag investments provide investors inflation protection, portfolio diversification and crisis resistant investments. From private equity and large institutional investors looking for portfolio diversification, to large infrastructure firms looking for design, build and maintain projects, this conference will provide a forum to further explore real water and agriculture assets.
Space is limited to allow for excellent networking opportunities. Early bird discounts ends March 8th.
Key Areas of Discussion:
• Water as an emerging asset class. Why should investors pursue water as an investment?
• What types of real assets are available to investors? National and global water investment opportunities.
• What is the correlation between and water and agriculture? What agriculture investors should know about water.
• What macroeconomic factors should investors consider when looking at water & agriculture investments?
• What are the emerging technologies for water & agriculture conservation and efficiency?
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »