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Hedgeopolis New York

Date: November 3-4, 2014
Location: New York
Contact: Lara Block

Hedgeopolis New York, the Hedge Fund Association’s Annual Member Conference, co-presented by Agecroft Partners, will bring together over 600 alternative investment professionals on November 3-4, 2014 for insightful discussions by some of the world’s most influential institutional investors. Hedgeopolis attendees will hear from decision makers at prominent pension funds, funds of hedge funds, endowments, foundations and family offices.

Attendees will also enjoy 8 hours of networking time with investors and fellow HFA members during breakfast, lunch, breaks and 2 elegant cocktail receptions. Hedgeopolis sold out last year, don't wait, register today!

HFA Symposium Opportunities and Trends: Insurance Dedicated Funds and Structures

Date: October 30, 2014
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Contact: Lara Block

Please join us on Thursday October 30, 2014 for the HFA Symposium Opportunities and Trends Insurance Dedicated Funds and Structures to learn more about opportunities and risks of private placement life and variable insurance.

Panel discussion topics* will include information about:

  • What leading fund managers offer in the form of wrapping investments with a private placement insurance product.
  • Private Placement Life & Variable Annuity Wraps “101”.
  • Insurance Dedicated Funds (IDFs), Various IDF Platforms, Structures.
  • Asset managers who use IDF wraps and platforms.
  • How current investments can be wrapped and secured to benefit from growth.
  • Wisdom from leading insurance carriers, IDF platform managers, administrators and 3rd party experts.

*Topics involve a cross-section of insurance and asset management.

Sohn Canada, presented by Capitalize for Kids

Date: October 23-24, 2014
Location: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Contact: Kyle MacDonald

Sohn Canada, presented by Capitalize for Kids, brings the investment community together at an annual event centered around great investment ideas and in doing so, provides support for the Hospital for Sick Children. Sophisticated investors will converge to meet, share ideas, and learn from some of the world’s most successful money managers, many of whom rarely share their ideas publicly. 

This years speakers include Larry Robbins, founder of Glenview Capital Management; Jamie Dinan, founder and CEO of York Capital Management; Jacob Doft, Jeffrey Smith CEO and CIO at Starboard Value; SahmAdrangi Managing Partner, KerrisdaleCapital Management; Steven Shapiro, founding partner of GoldenTree; and more than a dozen other world class institutional investors ready to share actionable ideas with attendees and detail their approach to analyzing potential investments.

Women in Hedge Funds

Date: October 15, 2014
Location: New York
Contact: Angela Saunders

If you hadn’t already noticed, the media is buzzing about women in hedge funds!

  • What is it like to be a woman in the alternative investing industry?
  • Is the industry under-represented or skewed?
  • Are counterparts treated equally?
  • Is there really a performance differential?


Hear firsthand about the experiences and best practices of our respected guest speakers, And share with us your own thoughts – we want to hear from you.


HFA Symposium: Alternative Investing in an Era of Record Corporate Profits

Date: October 8, 2014
Location: Chicago
Contact: Lara Block

We are living in an era of both record corporate profits and extreme profit margins on a historical basis. Is this the true new normal or is this the time for institutional investors to reexamine their exposure to alternative investments? We will explore alternative investment strategies which have the potential to perform amidst declining stock or bond markets.

Our keynote presenter will discuss the performance of managed futures during various market periods and the variety of managed futures strategies available. Our manager panel will discuss some of the key opportunities that they see within the global financial markets.

Please join us afterwards for cocktails and professional networking opportunities. 

This HFA Midwest Chapter Symposium is complimentary for HFA members as well as approved accredited investors. Non-member hedge fund firms and service providers may attend by paying a $75 registration fee per person in advance.

Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest

Date: October 8, 2014
Location: Chicago
Contact: Lara Block
A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) will hold its third annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago on Wednesday, October 8 at City Winery at 1200 W. Randolph Street in Chicago. Financial industry professionals will perform rock and roll music to raise funds for ALTSO, which provides prosthetic limbs and corrective, life-altering surgeries to children with limb disabilities in emerging market countries, and has improved the lives of more than 12,000 children worldwide. The net proceeds raised will be allocated to ALTSO's programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Rocktoberfest sponsors include ABN AMRO Clearing, CME Group, Intercontinental Exchange, CBOE, Russell Indexes, Jacobs Asset Management, Lyxor Asset Management, Guggenheim Investments, Drury Capital, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Credit Suisse, McGladrey, JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, Globe Tax, Newedge, Sterne Agee, and Uplaced amongst others. 


For more information please visit ALTSO's website at and watch this short video.

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