April 3-5, 2013, Seaport World Trade Center in Boston
On April 3-5 2013, HedgeWorld welcomed hedge fund managers and allocators to hedge funds to Boston, MA, to connect with one another and to hear industry titans like William Ackman of Pershing Square, Jane Mendillo of Harvard Management Corp and Matt Botein of Blackrock share their experiences with the delegates. The ever popular 'ExecConnect' program arranged hundreds of private meetings for managers with allocators.
On September 19th HedgeWorld welcomed 300 professionals from the Hedge Fund industry to New York to discuss the macroeconomic environment and its influence on the hedge fund community, as well as trends in alternative asset allocation and the implications of the JOBS act. The event showcased 20 managers to a room of institutional investors and the capital raising workshop helped attending managers improve their investor presentation.
HedgeWorld Chicago 2012 showcased 15 hedge fund managers to the Midwest Investor/Allocator community. The event also had expert speakers discussing best practice with regards to getting an allocation from institutional investors as well as discussing the fallout from the MF Global scandal. Managers and allocators also enjoyed private meetings at the conference as well as receiving tips on pitching investors in the capital raising workshop.
The 9th annual HedgeWorld Fall Fund Services Conference and Expo showcased more than 20 emerging managers to more than 300 attendees at the Metropolitan Club of New York. The conference also continued its traditional themes of debating and discussing the changing regulatory landscape affecting the industry, best practices for managers on raising capital and managing risk.
Following on from HedgeWorld's inaugural sales and marketing workshop "Your Story Strong Enough?" in September 2010, HedgeWorld revisited the subject of helping managers justify returns to investors in April 2011. The Capital Raising event â€“ specifically produced for and tailored to Hedge Fund Managers - ran side by side with a workshop for investors â€“ the Capital Allocation Workshop â€“ which was dedicated to helping investors to screen managers. At the end of the day the 2 combined in an informal setting to network and swap business cards.
Investing with the right emerging manager can be highly lucrative. A number of recent studies have concluded that, as a group, smaller, emerging funds have tended to outperform larger well-established funds. To help with the search for the next John Paulson or George Soros, HedgeWorld featured emerging managers as the focus of its fall conference. Managers discussed their funds and strategies throughout the day with a series of fast-paced showcases. Each panel was followed by a break to allow managers to meet with interested attendees.
The conference also continued the popular two-track format of past events, under which two panel discussions ran concurrently throughout the day: one set geared toward investors, the other toward managers. While investor focused on new and emerging funds, the manager panels covered a range of issues and topics important to running and managing hedge funds.
Thursday, September 16, 2010, The Harvard Club, NYC
Portfolio managers have two jobs: delivering acceptable returns and being able to get people to understand and buy into how they invest. In today's market, returns are not enough.
The majority of firms that go out of business don't close because their strategy blew up; it's because they were unable to sell enough people on their firm and product. While hedge fund firm owners may have expertise in running a portfolio, very few have the expertise to communicate or sell better than their peers. Handling communications and sales, whether doing it themselves or supervising others, is often the Achilles Heel of hedge fund firm owners.
This past September, HedgeWorld put together a symposium with a team of industry experts to help equip hedge fund firm owners with insights, tools and actions to follow that can help them out-sell competitors and attract assets. The symposiumâ€™s practical, how-to sessions taught attendees to:
Build their case and provide solid proof to substantiate their returns
Structure the sales process to increase their closing ratio
Clearly communicate and illustrate their story to potential investors
Persuade potential investors to buy into their strategy and vision
Position and target their sales pitch to meet the needs of their potential investor
HedgeWorld presents a day-long series of panels and networking opportunities focused on managed futures and commodity investing. Increasingly, investors from pension funds to family offices are allocating money to managed futures and commodity strategies, searching for diversification and returns. During the day, we will explore some of the reasons for this trend, and discuss ways to manage risk, how regulatory changes will affect the space and how to find the best managers. The event will also feature an exhibitors' space, plenty of breaks for networking and a cocktail hour at the end of the day.
With markets regaining lost ground, hedge fund results are improving and a new wave of hedge fund startups has emerged. At the same time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted a more aggressive role in regulating the financial industry. To respond to the changing times, the Spring Fund Services Conference features several new panels on timely topics such as high frequency/high volume trading and managed futures and commodities, as well as a keynote panel that provided a forum for new fund managers. Kicking things off will be a keynote speech by Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Most breakout panels will continue to follow the two-track format of previous events: one geared toward managers and one aimed at investors. In addition, two new open panels have been added on trading and strategies.
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