The Hedge Fund Journal - Events

 

The winners of The Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2017 have been announced!

Congratulations to all who won. Click the link above to see the full winners list! 

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The UCITS Hedge Awardswhich rewards the best performers in the UCITS  hedge fund space across a variety of georgraphies, sizes and strategies over the previous 12 months, have been held annually for the last 6 years. The 2017 event will also be held in London on March 29th, 2017. We are currently collecting submissions for the awards. Please contact greg.winterton@thehedgefundjournal.com for more information.

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Industry Events

The Hedge Fund Journal is proud to be supporting the following upcoming industry events:

International Investment Conference CEE/CIS 2017 - February 24-25, Riga, Latvia.

The conference will be attended by the top financial industry specialists, investors and decision-makers from the leading banks and financial services companies of Switzerland, USA, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Cyprus and Russia / CIS working with and advising to the most affluent HNWIs in the region.

Amsterdam Investor Forum - March 7-8, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Now in its 6th year, the forum will welcome 250+ Institutional investors, fund managers and industry participants to debate and discuss the most important challenges and opportunities facing our industry in 2017.

Volatility & Tail Risk Educational Event - March 9, Sydney, Australia.

We are happy to announce the agenda for this event. Panel topics are:

Panel 1: Opportunities in the current environment of low volatility with high uncertainty

Panel 2: Merits of long volatility versus short volatility investing

The full agenda is available hereWe look forward to an open platform for debate and sharing of ideas. Panelists include a combination of investors, volatility mangers and consultants and audience participation is encouraged. The event will conclude with drinks and refreshments.

Registration OPEN: This educational event is aimed at investors and is strictly non-marketing. If you have topics you'd like discussed let us know.

Jersey Finance Annual Funds Conference 2017: New Perspective - March 21, London, UK.

The 2017 Jersey Finance Annual London Funds Conference, which will take place on Tuesday 21 March, will examine the significant geopolitical shifts witnessed throughout 2016 and the political, market and regulatory implications for the global funds industry.

Speakers at the conference, entitled New Perspectives, will discuss the disruption seen over the past year and whether it might present opportunities for innovation in the investment funds space, and how Jersey is adapting to the new-look environment and enhancing its funds platform. As the fallout from those shifts continues, the half-day event will bring together world-class funds experts and will attract a broad range of practitioners including lawyers, fund managers and other finance professionals. Other issues being discussed will include the impact of the OECD’s BEPS project on the alternative fund domicile landscape, and how international finance centres (IFCs) can play a symbiotic role in supporting alternative fund managers and investors in the UK, Europe and further afield with cross-border structuring.

The Investment Operations Leaders Summit – March 21-23, Miami, FL.

Are you eager to benchmark your pre and post trade operations with those best-in-class?

If so, then secure your place at Invest Ops in Miami. Only here will you rub shoulders with 100+ heads of investment operations from leading buy side institutions. All sharing their first-hand experiences, in small interactive working groups, on the do’s and don’ts to successfully enhance your front-to-back investment operations.

If you're serious about building a world class investment operations division, then don't miss this unique opportunity to benchmark your people, processes and technology with those leading the way.

Diversity - What No-One Is Talking About Yet - March 30, Chicago, IL. 

This experiential education event brings investors and managers together to discuss the diversity dividend. Learn how adding minority and women owned alternative investment managers takes portfolio diversification, performance and social impact to a new level.

Credit / Fixed Income Alternative Investing - April 3, New York, NY.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Credit / Fixed Income Alternative Investing sectors. Strategies include, among others: relative value, structured credit, sovereign debt, trade finance, peer-to-peer lending, RMBS/CMBS, consumer loans, corporate lending, bridge financing, convertible arbitrage, and mezzanine, and distressed debt.

Alts Investor Forum South - April 4, Dallas, TX.

Alts Investor Forum South (formerly Texas Credit & Hedge Fund Investor Forum) is a one-day meeting of the largest, most sophisticated family offices, pension funds, endowments, foundations, wealth managers, private bankers, insurance funds and health care organizations in Texas and the surrounding states. The event provides educational updates across all alternative investments covering hedge funds, credit, private debt, liquid alternatives, distressed, ABS/RMBS, global macro, managed futures, commodities, real assets, fixed income, equity long short, event-driven and other diversified strategies for institutional and private clients.

Through a series of panel discussions, keynotes and interactive roundtables with industry leaders, more than 100 institutional and private wealth allocators will explore innovative alternative strategies and new approaches to portfolio construction. Additionally, attendees will analyse the utility of alternative investments from the view of a modern investor’s portfolio.

The Modernisation Of Due Diligence For Alternative Investments - April 5, New York, NY.

Pensions, endowments and other institutional investors are in the midst of dramatic change as they aim to meet their fiduciary responsibilities in today’s challenging markets and low interest rate environment.  Increasingly, investors aim to improve their risk-adjusted returns by allocating assets to alternative investment strategies managed by outside advisers.  In an effort to increase transparency and aligned interests with their fund managers, fiduciaries continue to fine-hone their due diligence practices.

This content-driven program will bring together thought leaders from the institutional investor community and the alternative investment industry to share their latest perspectives on best practices for due diligence. We will talk about established industry standards and share perspectives on improving ways to mitigate the risks associated with allocating to outside managers.

Volatility & Tail Risk Educational Event - April 6, London, UK.

We would like to invite you to the annual London Volatility and Tail Risk Educational Event which will take place on Thursday 6th April at 1 Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P3AA. 2017 promises to be an interesting year, with uncertainty surrounding upcoming European elections and of course the new era of Trump. What opportunities does this present? How can investors protect their portfolios and harness the volatility risk premia?
 
This event will bring together different managers and strategies in volatility investing including 36 South, City Financial, Artemis, Capula, Dominic√© and Argenti√®re alongside investors and consultants for an open discussion around volatility and investing in the prevailing environment. We are excited to announce Mark Blyth will be the keynote speaker. Mark is the Eastman Professor of Political Economy at The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs of Brown University. Before becoming an academic, Mark has been variously, a stand-up comedian, a chef, and a funk bass player. His research focuses upon the causes of stability and change in the economy and why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary.
 
Registration OPEN on the website. This educational event is aimed at investors and is strictly non-marketing. As always, this event is free of charge. 

GAIM Ops Cayman 2017 - April 23-26, Grand Cayman.

Engage with 500+ COOs, CCOs, Heads of ODD, GCs, CFOs and Industry Experts at GAIM Ops Cayman, where new standards are created through peer-to-peer exchanges. 

TradeTech EU – April 25-26, Paris, France

Are you ready for MiFiD II and the pending regulatory burdens that are about to hit your desk? With regulatory pressure mounting, you must act now to ensure all your trading processes are compliant, efficient and cost-effective.

Only at TradeTech will you network and debate with 1000 senior equity trading professionals from the who’s who of the global equity trading community. Our event is designed by the buy side, for the buy side, to ensure your concerns, your challenges and your priorities are addressed head-on.

CTA Expo NYC 2017 - April 27, New York, NY.

The New York event on April 27, 2017 is a combination of Emerging Manager Forum and CTA Expo. The Expo / Forum is a one day conference consisting of speakers and panels combined with extensive networking opportunities. Attendees can attend any of the presentations throughout the day or decide to talk and network with other industry professionals. 

QuantCon NYC 2017 - April 28-30, New York, NY.

Our quantitative finance and algorithmic trading conference will feature expert talks and tutorials on algorithmic trading, quantitative finance, machine learning, and Python programming. You will discuss trading strategies, explore alternative data sets, and learn how to apply machine learning to your investment strategies.

At the end of the day? Network with financial luminaries, your peers, and other expert members of the community.

Context Summits Europe 2017 - May 5-7, Barcelona, Spain.

Context Summits, the pioneer of the one-on-one conference format is bringing its proven structure to Barcelona Spain. Allocators and managers will have exposure to two full days of focused, efficient and productive one-on-one meetings. Unparalleled social events will provide additional opportunities for effective networking. Overall, participants gain solid leads, cultivate tangible opportunities, and build meaningful relationships.

MFA Legal & Compliance 2017 - May 9, New York, NY.

MFA’s Legal & Compliance 2017 Conference provides an unparalleled one day agenda focused on comprehensive advice around the implementation of and compliance with regulatory reforms impacting hedge funds and their investors. The speaking faculty is comprised of regulators, former regulators and chief compliance officers and attorneys who collectively engage in a dynamic dialogue to provide practical advice on the most current regulatory compliance issues. The agenda is designed specifically by an advisory board of the industry’s leading general counsels and chief compliance officers. All panels are moderated by MFA member general counsels and chief compliance officers and feature top outside legal counsel as well as select industry experts who are leaders in their respective fields. 

Alternative Investing Funds West - May 15, San Francisco, CA.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses on Alternative Investing Funds on the US West Coast. Strategies covered include, among others, L/S Equity and Long Only, Credit & Fixed Income, Macro & CTAs, Emerging Markets, Event Driven, Quantitative funds, and Commodities.

The 17th Annual European Pensions and Investments Summit - May 15-17, Montreux, Switzerland

The 17th annual European Pensions & Investements Summit is the ultimate meeting point, bringing elite buyers and sellers together. As an invitation-only event taking behind closed doors, the summit offers regional pension investors and international fund managers and consultants an intimate environment for focused discussion of the key new drivers shaping institutional asset allocations.

Fixed Income Leaders Summit - May 16-18, Boston, MA.

Are you eager to adapt your trading and portfolio management business to flourish in today’s rapidly evolving fixed income landscape?

If so, then secure your place at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit. Only here you will rub shoulders with 250+ fixed income heads from leading buy side companies. All sharing their first-hand experiences on the do’s and don’ts of successfully enhancing your fixed income trading and portfolio management performance. With 500+ leaders from the full fixed income value chain- regulators, buy and sell side, trading platforms, and technology partners- all exclusively in one place at one time, this is the must-attend meeting place to shape the future of your industry.

If you're serious about building a winning fixed income desk, then don't miss this opportunity to benchmark your people, processes and technology with those leading the way.

Alts Investor Forum West - June 13, San Francisco, CA.

Alts Investor Forum West (formerly Pacific Credit & Hedge Fund Investor Forum) is a one-day meeting of the largest, most sophisticated family offices, pension funds, endowments, foundations, wealth managers, private bankers, insurance funds and health care organizations on the West Coast. The event provides educational updates across all alternative investments covering hedge funds, credit, private debt, liquid alternatives, distressed, ABS/RMBS, global macro, managed futures, commodities, real assets, fixed income, equity long short, event-driven and other diversified strategies for institutional and private clients.

Through a series of panel discussions, keynotes and interactive roundtables with industry leaders, more than 100 institutional and private wealth allocators will explore innovative alternative strategies and new approaches to portfolio construction. Additionally, attendees will analyse the utility of alternative investments from the view of a modern investor’s portfolio.

6th Annual Collateral Management Forum - June 15/16, New York, NY.

At the 6th Collateral Management Forum, the non-cleared margin rules implementation will take the spotlight, along with newly emerging FinTech solutions and their impacts. This event is set up in a round table format with attendance of 170+ senior industry practitioners & advisors representing top investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds and pension funds. The layout sets up debates on real life practices over 2 intensive days.

Multi-Fund Fintech Platform Alternative Investing - June 19, New York, NY.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses on Multi-Fund fintech Platforms in Alternative Investing. This reflects the explosion in the past years of innovative ways of showcasing, distributing and closing investments through an online portal. These efforts promote transparency and giving the investor more ownership in selecting what manager, investments or assets to invest in. This event will cover fintech operators offering hedge funds, hedge fund replication, private investments and deals, real estate projects, and peer-to-peer lending, among others.

6th Annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards - June 19, Chicago, IL.

The Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards celebrates its sixth year recognizing excellence exclusively in the managed futures space. Presented by CME Group and BarclayHedge, the Awards honor the top managers in the industry today, while providing networking opportunities for 400+ alternative investment industry participants.

MFA Forum 2017 - June 20, 2017, Chicago, IL.

MFA’s Forum 2017 Conference is a focused networking, education and business development conference featuring the top allocators and managers in the global macro and managed futures strategies. The conference programming focuses on key investor trends, consultant views, regulation and economic indicators that affect global macro and managed futures investors. The conferences features manager suites for one on one allocator meetings as well as a program designed around networking opportunities with key institutional investor clients, family offices and high net worth individuals and leading industry service providers. 

Total Alts 2017 - September 7-8, San Francisco, CA.

Total Alts will reflect the growth and dynamism of the wider world of alternatives and will provide LPs with access to insights from the sharpest minds in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Private Debt, Real Assets, Hedge Funds and so much more! Join us this September 7-8 at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, as we explore and explain the ever growing and evolving alternative investments landscape.

Alts Investor Forum East - September 12, New York, NY.

Alts Investor Forum East (formerly the Tri-State Credit & Hedge Fund Investor Forum) is a one-day meeting of the largest, most sophisticated family offices, pension funds, endowments, foundations, wealth managers, private bankers, insurance funds and health care organizations on the East Coast. The event provides educational updates across all alternative investments covering hedge funds, credit, private debt, liquid alternatives, distressed, ABS/RMBS, global macro, managed futures, commodities, real assets, fixed income, equity long short, event-driven and other diversified strategies for institutional and private clients.

Through a series of panel discussions, keynotes and interactive roundtables with industry leaders, more than 100 institutional and private wealth allocators will explore innovative alternative strategies and new approaches to portfolio construction. Additionally, attendees will analyse the utility of alternative investments from the view of a modern investor’s portfolio.

L/S Equity / Event-Driven Investing - September 18, New York, NY.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the L/S Equity | Event Driven Investing space. Strategies covered include, among others: 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.

Context Summits West 2017 - September TBD, Dana Point, CA.

Context Summits facilitates the strategic relationship building needed to drive success and grow assets. A pioneer of the one-on-one ‘summit’ format, Context utilizes an innovative approach to deliver effective, transparent and enhanced networking events for managers, allocators, and investors. Through its systematic approach, Context is able to attract high-quality attendees, making meetings efficient and productive.

Credit / Fixed Income Alternative Investing - October 16, New York, NY.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Credit | Fixed Income Alternative Investing space. Strategies include, among others: relative value, structured credit, sovereign debt, trade finance, peer-to-peer lending, RMBS/CMBS, consumer loans, corporate lending, bridge financing, convertible arbitrage, and mezzanine debt.

Gaining the Edge – 2017 Hedge Fund Investor Leadership Summit - November 2-3, New York, NY.

Gaining the Edge 2017 will feature 600 hedge fund investment professionals, including 300 of the world's most influential investors in hedge funds, to have candid, robust comments and debates about various ways to enhance the risk adjusted returns of a diversified hedge fund portfolio. The conference features leading hedge fund investors as panellists who will provide insights about what hedge fund strategies look the most attractive given current capital market valuations and economic forecasts. Speakers will include decision makers at pensions, endowments, foundations, institutional consultants, and funds of funds. The event will also feature over 8 hours of networking time.

Emerging Markets / Commodities Alternative Investing - November 13, New York, NY.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Emerging Markets | Commodities Alternative Investing sectors. Strategies covered include, among others: Frontier markets, South America & Brazil, Eastern Europe/Russia, China with SE Asia, India, Global EM as well as sovereign and EM debt. In Commodities, we expect representation from managers active in Energy, Gas, Precious metals and Gold, and Food stuffs, among others. Strategies will include fundamental, trade finance, CTAs, real assets, as well as single projects like oil and gas well drilling enterprises.

Alts Investor Forum Midwest - November 14, Chicago, IL.

Alts Investor Forum Midwest (formerly Midwest Credit & Hedge Fund Investor Forum) is a one-day meeting of the largest, most sophisticated family offices, pension funds, endowments, foundations, wealth managers, private bankers, insurance funds and health care organizations in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. The event provides educational updates across all alternative investments covering hedge funds, credit, private debt, liquid alternatives, distressed, ABS/RMBS, global macro, managed futures, commodities, real assets, fixed income, equity long short, event-driven and other diversified strategies for institutional and private clients.

Through a series of panel discussions, keynotes and interactive roundtables with industry leaders, more than 100 institutional and private wealth investors will explore innovative alternative strategies and new approaches to portfolio construction. Additionally, attendees will analyse the utility of alternative investments from the view of a modern investor’s portfolio.

Context Summits Texas 2017 - November TBD, Austin, TX.

Context Summits facilitates the strategic relationship building needed to drive success and grow assets. As a pioneer of the one-on-one ‘summit’ format, Context utilizes a proven structure to deliver effective, transparent and enhanced networking for managers, allocators and investors. Through its systematic approach, Context Summits is able to attract high-quality attendees, making meetings efficient and productive.

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Click on the links to learn more about the events above. If you would like The Hedge Fund Journal to support your event, please contact Greg Winterton at +44 (0) 207 936 2192 or greg.winterton@thehedgefundjournal.com.