October 2, 2020 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy! 

This Issue’s Topics:

  • Agecroft Partners: Gaining the Edge | Global Virtual Cap Intro 2020
  • Pan Asian American Business Council (PAABC): Market Volatility in the Covid Era
  • Hedge Fund Association: Managing Unconscious Bias
  • National Regulatory Services Fall Compliance Conference
  • 100 Women in Finance: 2020 Global FundWomen Week


Agecroft Partners: Gaining the Edge | Global Virtual Cap Intro 2020
October 5-16, 2020

Gaining the Edge – Global Virtual Cap Intro 2020 seeks to be the largest virtual capital introduction event in the alternative investment industry. This event will leverage the success of Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Conferences, which sold out all six of its events, and Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Educational Webinar Series, which has had over 3,500 hedge fund professionals register, including over 1,500 investors/allocators. This event will also donate a large portion of the profits to select charities that benefit at-risk youth

Agecroft Partners, selected 11 years in a row by HFM Week and/or Hedgeweek as the top hedge fund marketing firm in the industry, will be helping to make the event a success. The success of any capital introduction event starts with the quality of investors. High quality investors attract high quality managers, which increases the level of participation from each. Agecroft is uniquely positioned within the industry to help with this event, because their primary business has developed a strong reputation and enduring relationships with institutional investors around the world. In addition, they have created one of, if not the largest, investor networks in the industry.

Benefits of event for Hedge Funds and other alternative investment managers:

  • Potentially the largest selection of investors to participate in a virtual cap intro event
  • Ability to screen investors to send meeting invites based on investor type, what strategies they are interested in, how much they have invested in alternatives, location and other criteria
  • Fund managers will have the option to choose between paying a registration fee or donating directly to a charity of their choice that benefits at-risk youth
  • Registration price includes up to 15, 1-1 video or conference all meetings. Additional meetings will carry an additional fee
  • Scheduler is open 24/7, generating more 1 on 1 meeting opportunities with participants located globally

Benefits of event for investors/allocators:

  • Complimentary registration
  • Access to an extensive selection of managers and strategies located globally
  • Ability to sort and screen managers based on multiple criteria to identify and set up meetings with managers of interest through 1 on 1 video meetings
  • Tailored meeting times for investors will be available in all time zones including Asia, Americas, Middle East and Europe
  • A flexible meeting format that will be scheduled over two weeks. Investors will have the ability to schedule meetings to best fit their agenda, eliminating long, tedious days

For more information, click here.

Pan Asian American Business Council (PAABC): Market Volatility in the Covid Era
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 4:00-5:00 P.M. CDT
@Zoom Meeting

Exogenous events affect the financial markets with downside volatility. Technical trading professionals use tools to anticipate and react. Quantitative traders use data sets to program their trading strategies. From implied volatility to correlation studies, volatility trading pros use their own systems to embrace or fade pricing uncertainty in the financial markets during uncertain times.

Tune in on October 7th to listen to Ernie Chan and Damon Pavlatos talk about how they view and trade volatility around major world events.

To register, click here.

Hedge Fund Association: Managing Unconscious Bias
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:00-7:00 P.M. CDT

Earlier this year the Hedge Fund Association pledged to address the unconscious biases that limit opportunities for our black colleagues, and countering them with support, education and action. As part of this ongoing effort we invite you to attend this complimentary HFA Webinar: Managing Unconscious Bias.

Many professions value and leverage pattern recognition and informed judgment based on limited information. While this is a strength for some leaders, managers and employees, it can also lead to unconscious biases in our decision making when it comes to day to day issues like hiring, mentoring, promoting, staffing, developing people, and working with clients. Through an engaging mix of insights, exercises, illustrations, activities, polls, and videos, this HFA Webinar will help you understand, identify, and manage unconscious biases. Join us, earn CPE credits, and learn specific strategies and tactics to help maximize your intuitive strengths and minimize unintended fallout.

This event is free for HFA members and future members. Registrations subject to review/approval.

To register, click here.

National Regulatory Services Fall Compliance Conference
October 26-29, 2020

Join NRS at our Fall 2020 Compliance Conference where industry experts will address how investment adviser and broker-dealer firms can successfully navigate the disruptive currents of regulatory change and adapt procedures to compliance programs.

Join our Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon for her panels on Compliance Considerations Private Fund Valuation and Distribution (IA) (Intermediate) on October 28 and the Latest on the New DOL Fiduciary Rule (IA) (Intermediate) on October 29th.

For more information, click here.

100 Women in Finance: 2020 Global FundWomen Week
November 9-13, 2020

A virtual conference for female fund managers to connect with qualified institutional investors and investment consultants committed to placing capital with women-led investment teams. The event is an expression of 100WF’s guiding Vision for 30×40, in which women will perform 30% of investment team and finance industry executive roles by 2040, globally.

The week-long virtual event will feature self-scheduled meetings among conference participants and a series of thought leadership webinar programs relevant to those who manage funds or professionally allocate investment capital. 100WF members who are not otherwise involved in 2020 Global FundWomen Week are invited to attend the conference’s webinar programs (registration information will be provided by email and on 100WF’s website in the coming weeks).

Conference Registration is open now for investors and female fund managers. The deadline for female fund manager applications is October 16 at midnight PDT, and notification of application status will be made by October 27. Managers of hedge funds, private equity/credit, venture capital, real estate, commodity, infrastructure, long-only and other strategies are welcome to apply.

Registrations from allocators and investment consultants are accepted on a rolling basis, although early registration is appreciated for optimal event planning. Male allocators and consultants are welcome and encouraged to register.

Thanks to the generosity of the event’s sponsor, J.P. Morgan, and the event platform provider, iConnections, as well as the volunteer efforts of our Global FundWomen Week committee, there is no fee to attend this conference. 100WF asks that all conference participants become a member of the organization, if they have not already done so.

For more information, click here.

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