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Cybersecurity Risks, Regulatory Priorities & Preparedness

Date & Time: September 30, 2015, 8:00-11:30 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA
(Marcum LLP, 2049 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067)
Attendance is complimentary but space is limited.
Register here.

The HFA Symposium Cybersecurity Risks, Regulatory Priorities & Preparedness will provide insights and timely advice from leading experts on how cybersecurity preparedness can help improve your firm’s operational edge and scalability, building further trust and credibility with clients. This event is hosted/sponsored by Marcum LLP and co-sponsored by Sadis & Goldberg.

Our expert speakers will discuss:
  • Cybersecurity threats and the mind of hackers;
  • Case studies from SEC exams;
  • Guidance and best practices;
  • How Preparedness can improve your firm’s edge.

  • Keynote: Bryan Seely, World Famous Cyber Security Expert & Ethical Hacker
  • Ken McGuire, Co-President & Chief Operating Officer, Altegris Advisors
  • Emily Lehrer, Head of Operational Diligence, ICG Advisors, LLC
  • Heather Bearfield, Principal, National Technology Assurance, Marcum LLP
  • Daniel G. Viola, Partner & Head of Compliance Group, Sadis & Goldberg LLP

Hedgeopolis New York

Date: November 9-10, 2015
 Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY
Early-bird discount ends 9/1/15

Capitalize on early-bird rates to Hedgeopolis New York 2015

On Nov. 9-10, 2015, Hedgeopolis New York, the Hedge Fund Association’s Annual Conference co-hosted by Agecroft Partners, will gather over 600 alternative investment professionals for one and a half days of informed discussions by some of the world’s most influential investors. Speakers include leaders at pension funds, funds of funds, endowments, foundations and family offices.

Attendees will also enjoy 10+ hours to network with fellow HFA members, including breakfast, lunch, extended breaks and 2 cocktail receptions. Early-bird rates end 9/1/15, register today!

Why should you attend Hedgeopolis?

  • Learn what top institutional investors want today from their emerging managers
  • Hear informed forecasts on expected returns from each hedge fund strategy
  • Discover how institutional investors are navigating an uncertain macro environment
  • Find out how to reach, approach and attract leading hedge fund consultants
  • Gain valuable insights about fixed-income and long/short hedge fund strategies
  • Schedule 1:1 meetings to connect with investors, managers and industry professionals
  • Capitalize on 10+ hours to network including breakfast, breaks, lunch and 2 receptions
  • Non-member registration includes 6 months of Hedge Fund Association membership

Not yet an HFA member? Your registration also activates 6 months of HFA membership. Interested in high visibility Hedgeopolis sponsorship opportunities? Reserve your space now.

AsiaHedge China Forum 2015

Date: 22 September 2015
Location: Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Discount: HFA Member Discount 10%

Leading players in and around China's fast-evolving alternative investment space will come together in Shanghai on 22 September for the third annual China Forum.
The AsiaHedge China Forum is the leading independent event of its kind in mainland China, bringing together some 400 leading managers, investors, policy-makers and intermediaries from both the onshore and international hedge fund communities.
The Forum has quickly become established as a must-attend event for all those wanting to gain insight on the fast-evolving China hedge fund space, as well as in the broader context of trends and developments in the global hedge fund industry.

Key topics include:
  • A New Era - China's evolving alternatives investment landscape
  • Shanghai - Hong Kong Stock Connect: Where is the through train headed?
  • Rise of local titans: How the top sunshine managers are playing the game
  • Can China's equity markets sustain the bull run?
  • Global hedge funds: successful entry strategies into China
  • Allocation: Top investors share best allocation strategies in China
  • Regulation: A look at key regulatory changes and the opportunities they open
  • Going offshore: hear from the latest pool of sunshine managers with offshore ambitions.

Speakers include:
  • Keynote: Omar Kodmani, CEO, Permal Group
  • Roslyn Zhang, managing director, China Investment Corporation
  • Robert Lloyd George, founder, Lloyd George Advisory (HK)
  • David Lau, group CCO and COO, Springs Capital (Hong Kong)
  • Yang Ling, president and chief strategist, StarRock Investment Management
  • Kenny Li, founding partner of Zenith Investments

To view the full list of speakers confirmed so far and the programme, visit our website.

Register today to secure your place!

HFA members enjoy a 10% discount.

Buttonwood: Finance and Economics Forum

Date: October 20, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Discount: HFA Members Save $400 (enter code HFA400)

Register here.

Where did my bank go?

How fintech companies are changing financial services

Describe a bank in three words. Those words will change. The finance industry is in an unprecedented era of digital innovation and disruption. The implications are significant, not just for banks, insurers and investment firms, but also for the wider economy.

Join industry thought leaders, innovators, and The Economist editors at the Buttonwood Gathering: The Valley Meets The Street to explore what's next in financial services. This is the event that asks and answers the industry's most pressing questions including:

  • Is traditional money in its final days? If so, what does that mean for everything from shopping to crime?
  • Can crowd finance empower a new generation of entrepreneurs with lower cost of capital and improved access to money?
  • Will banking by mobile phone accelerate economic growth in the developing world?
  • How are banks using fintech to transform core functions and compete with nimble digital startups?

Click here to view the agenda and watch this video for an exclusive sneak peek of what to expect this fall.

Thought Leader Council


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