Six alternative funds are being offered the chance to pitch to more than 200 institutional investors, funds of funds and high net worth individuals at the second Amsterdam Investors Forum (AIF), organised by ABN AMRO Clearing on 13 February 2013.
The competition is open to all funds regardless of size, location, investment targets or style – active or prospective.
Participants are required to send a maximum 150 word submission to firstname.lastname@example.org  by 22 December 2012. Selected funds will make a three minute pitch at the forum and delegates will vote for the first winner of “The AIF Factor”.
“This is a unique opportunity for alternative investment funds of every kind to present to a who’s who of the Dutch alternative investment scene and some of the largest specialist international investors. We are looking for submissions which are compelling, provocative and show entrepreneurship – what makes your fund stand out,” says Jan-Bart de Boer, chief commercial officer of ABN AMRO Clearing.
The Amsterdam Investors Forum returns for a second year and will again be held at ABN AMRO’s head office at Gustav Mahlerlaan. Speakers will include prominent fund managers, regulators, lawyers and related professionals (full list to be announced in January 2013).
ABN AMRO Clearing has a long history of partnering with start-ups as well as established alternative investment vehicles, and in providing them with integrated solutions for their execution, clearing, custody and financing. The event is also supported by ABN AMRO Private Banking’s alternatives and funds team.
Interest in alternative investment among Dutch investors – which include some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated pension funds, insurance funds and wealth managers – remains strong and the Netherlands is the first EU member to adopt the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to Marc de Kloe, head of alternatives and funds at ABN AMRO Private Banking.
“The event will focus on opportunities and challenges in the alternative investment industry and provides a strategic meeting place for institutional investors and alternative investment managers,” he says.