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October 2014

 LNG & Gas Contracts - Negotiation, Drafting & Management
Date: October 6 - 9, 2014
Location: Indonesia, Bali

Organized By:

Description:  This course is designed in a two-part workshop where the first three days will be catered to GAS Supply and Purchase Agreements and the last two days on LNG Project agreements. The course will enable participants to gain an insight into the way in which Buyers and Sellers view and negotiate GSPA's and will provide participants a detailed understanding of the of the terms that are important in these transactions. The course also includes Case Studies that examine the techniques for managing the risks inherent in a Gas Project. Furthermore, this course provides an overview, in workshop simulation format, of the techniques and steps for assessing project feasibility, types of commercial structures required in recent LNG Projects, and the major contractual interfaces required.

 ALTSO'S Rocktoberfest Chicago
Date: October 8, 2014
Location: City Winery, Chicago, IL

Organized By:
A Leg To Stand On

Description:  Recognized as one of the most unique, highly-anticipated and effective events in the charitable and financial sectors, A Leg To Stand On's ("ALTSO's) Rocktoberfest unites leaders from the financial services community for a night of rock & roll and acoustic music performed by key players in the finance industry. ALTSO is a non-profit that changes the lives of children with limb disabilities in developing countries by providing them with free prosthetic legs and orthotic devices. Rocktoberfest originated 10 years ago in New York and now hosts over 1,400 supporters. This year's 3rd anniversary event in Chicago will host 500 guests and will celebrate the 11,000 children who have been treated as a result of this iconic event.

 Trading Show New York 2014
Date: October 8, 2014
Location: Three Sixty° Tribeca, New York City

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Description:  The Trading Show New York provides unparalleled opportunities to network and do business with top trading firms, quant funds, end investors, banks, brokers, and technology providers.

By exploring the overlapping issues of quant investing, electronic trading, SEFs and big data for finance, The Trading Show New York truly has something for everyone.

It is the one-stop shop for the entire trading community!

 GAIM Ops Ireland
Date: October 8 - 10, 2014
Location: Powercourt Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

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Description:  Now in its sixth year, GAIM Ops Ireland brings together COOs, CCOs, and Heads of Operational Due Diligence from top-tier hedge funds, leading fund of funds, and major institutional investors to discuss best practices, debate trends, and network over three productive days.
Returning to Ireland after several years in Paris, GAIM Ops Ireland provides you with the opportunity to gain insight and interact with the industry's leaders, keep up-to-date with current regulatory issues, and improve your due diligence and compliance processes moving forward.

 HFA Symposium Alternative Investing in an Era of Record Corporate Profits
Date: October 8, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL

Organized By:
Hedge Fund Association

Description:  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.

 Beyond Budgeting Conference 2014
Date: October 9, 2014
Location: The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized By:

Description:  "Achieve sustained high performance by developing empowered and adaptive management models"

This One Day Conference has been carefully researched and innovatively produced to explore the Beyond Budgeting management model through inspiring case studies and insights presented by leading practitioners and academics. The Beyond Budgeting management model enables organizations to build lean, adaptive and ethical enterprises that can sustain superior competitive performance.

The conference aims at executives and managers of large and mid-sized organizations. It is of particular interest for persons in general management, finance and HR positions.

The summit is organized together with the Beyond Budgeting Institute (BBI) whose purpose is to help organizations achieve sustained high performance, also under turbulent conditions, by developing their management models from command & control towards empower & adapt.

 11th Global Real Estate Private Equity Summit
Date: October 15, 2014
Location: The Essex House, NYC

Organized By:
iGlobal Forum

Description:  iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce the upcoming 11th Global Real Estate Private Equity Summit, taking place on October 15th, 2014 in New York. As the U.S. real estate markets continue to stabilize, the landscape is noticeably changing. There has been an uneven recovery in different asset types, and increasing amounts of sophisticated money has been targeting the middle market.

The 11th Global Real Estate Private Equity Summit will reveal the asset classes, regions and investment styles that will enable you to maintain yield in a diminishing yield environment. As the most long-standing summit series in the industry, the event will once again gather over 200 exclusively senior-level representatives from the leading real estate private equity firms, pension plans, endowments, foundations, family offices, insurance companies, investment banks, distressed debt firms, real estate asset managers, consultants, and owners and developers.

 Outlook 2014
Date: October 16 - 17, 2014
Location: The Pierre, New York City

Organized By:
Managed Funds Association

Description:  As the leading association of the global hedge fund industry, MFA convenes prominent alternative investment professionals, institutional investors, policy makers, investment counterparties and service providers at Outlook, its hedge fund leadership conference, each fall in New York.

Outlook inspires a forward-looking dialogue on the critical issues impacting global investors and fiduciaries. As MFA's annual think-tank summit, the Outlook program focuses on public policy, global markets, the needs of institutional investors, and the key trends that foster change for alternative investments. The conference is media-free and includes over 400 thought leaders from around the world who share their insights and outlooks.

 Opal Exchange Monaco
Date: October 20 - 21, 2014
Location: Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Description:  By using a sophisticated interface, Opal Exchange provides the platform to schedule private and purposeful meetings between Managers and like-minded Institutional and Private Wealth Investors. Opal Exchange creates an opportunity to develop connections with those who have similar investment goals.

How it works: Opal Exchange is by invitation only. After Opal confirms participation, attendees will fill out a unique investment profile which will assist in pairing participants. Using the surveyed information, Asset Gatherers and Allocators have the opportunity to request specific one-on-one meetings through the Opal Exchange messaging tool. While at the event, Asset Gatherers will have a private Meeting Room in which they will host up to 24 intimate meetings with potential allocators. Each exchange will last 25 minutes.

 ALTSO'S Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest
Date: October 22, 2014
Location: Capitale, New York City

Organized By:
A Leg To Stand On

Description:  A Leg To Stand On's ("ALTSO's") Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest unites over 1,400 leaders from the hedge fund and finance industries for a night of rock & roll and acoustic music performed by key players in the hedge fund industry. ALTSO is a non-profit that transforms the lives of children with limb disabilities in developing countries by providing them with free prosthetic legs and orthotic devices. In the last 10 years, Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest has been recognized as one of the most unique, highly anticipated, and effective events in the charitable and finance sectors. This year's 11th anniversary will celebrate the 11,000 children who have been treated as a result of this iconic event.

 Hedge Fund Startup Forum Zurich 2014
Date: October 22, 2014
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

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Description:  Designed with the aid of hedge fund industry veterans, this event has been put together to provide those looking to start a Hedge Fund with an in depth guide to setting up a fund and gaining investment.
If you are starting up a new hedge fund, are an emerging manager with less than $250 AUM or an investor into funds you may be entitled to attend this event for fre

 European CLO Summit
Date: October 22 - 24, 2014
Location: Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Description:  Opal is proud to present our European CLO Summit: The Annual CLO, Leveraged Loan, & Loan Liquidity Conference. The European CLO Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, lawyers and accountants. At this conference they can learn the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of Asset-Backed Finance. An in-depth review of recent regulatory changes in addition to rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors. The conference will serve as an opportunity where a meaningful dialogue can be opened to address concerns regarding this dynamic segment of the market. This event promises to be the "must attend" CLO event of 2014.

 The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 Singapore
Date: October 23, 2014
Location: Singapore City, Singapore

Organized By:
Golden Networking

Description:  Global scrutiny of high-frequency trading and whether it gives some investors unfair advantage has intensified amid government probes and the March 31, 2014 publication of "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis. While those examinations have focused mostly on U.S. equity markets, such as dark pools run by banks and broker-dealers and exchanges owned by companies including Nasdaq OMX, IntercontinentalExchange Group's NYSE Euronext and Bats Global Markets, high-frequency traders are active internationally in futures, FX and fixed income markets, as they also run multi-asset strategies.

High-frequency traders have been called many things, from emerging masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators and thieves. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today's high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile, until now.

The Speed Traders Workshop, the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading, opens the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The "flash crash", the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital's trading malfunction and NASDAQ's Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

 4th China Derivatives Focus 2014
Date: October 23 - 24, 2014
Location: Shanghai, China

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Description:  4th China Derivatives Focus 2014 (CDF 2014) will be held during 23-24 October 2014 in Shanghai, China. Now, CDMC Events sincerely invites you to attend the premier event to get together with approximately 300 global leading players at the high-end interviews and dialogues, focusing on the hot topics such as innovations in commodity futures derivatives, outlook for stock index futures and options, bond futures and forex options, and etc.

We look forward to meeting you in Shanghai!

 Catalyst Cap Intro: Credit | Fixed Income Alternative Investing
Date: October 27, 2014
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
Catalyst Financial Partners

Description:  Catalyst Cap Intro Events are sector focused, investor driven events that host hand-picked investment managers and investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses only on the Credit and Fixed Income alterative investing sectors.

Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.

 Big Data TechCon 2014
Date: October 27 - 29, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA

Organized By:
BZ Events
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a $200 discount
Discount Code: BIGDATA

Description:  Big Data TechCon, October 27-29 in San Francisco, is the "how-to" show for big data developers, IT managers and practitioners. Big Data TechCon is technology-agnostic and will apply to organizations using relational databases, NoSQL databases, graph databases, unstructured data, flat files and data feeds

 Goal-Driven High Net Worth Investing Forum
Date: October 27 - 28, 2014
Location: The Harvard Club, Boston

Organized By:
Financial Research Associates
Discount: 15%
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  This conference provides critical intelligence about income generation in retirement, blending active and passive investing, tactical versus strategic asset management, creating tax-efficient portfolios, and new perspectives on fixed-income.

 Private Wealth Management APAC Summit
Date: October 27 - 29, 2014
Location: Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Malaysia

Organized By:
marcus evans

Description:  The fifth annual Private Wealth Management APAC Summit is the premium forum bringing elite buyers and sellers together. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers regional SFOs, MFOs, wealth advisors, and international fund managers and consultants an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping wealth preservation and investment strategy.

 FundForum USA 2014
Date: October 27 - 29, 2014
Location: Mandarin Oriental Boston, MA

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Description:  Join top speakers debate the newest research in big picture issues affecting asset management and the American saver. Hear and meet with the biggest global buyers as well as top US wire-houses, independents and insurance houses.

 Family Office & Private Wealth Forum – West
Date: October 27 - 29, 2014
Location: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

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Description:  The Family Office/Private Wealth Management Forum West is Opal's premier West Coast conference in North America for high net worth individuals and family offices. This event will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with investing in emerging markets, alternative investments, real estate, direct energy, venture capital, numerous other asset classes and will also address many of the softer issues related to the family office such as tax and regulation, asset protection, philanthropy, structuring a family office, and many more.

With today's changing landscape in the wealth industry, family offices are becoming more and more prevalent. Today's new wave of generational wealth is developing at a rapid pace all over North America and in many areas of the world. We are starting to see a shift in market dominance and the direction many high net worth families are taking with their investments. With, a rise in the need to include philanthropic endeavors into a family's portfolio and making investments from an impact investing standpoint, soft issues are just as important as investment management to the family office now more than ever. Held in Napa, CA, meet many of the generation's newly structured family offices from the technology arena of Silicon Valley and Northern California's wine country. Come and join us for three days of engaging discussions on the latest investment trends and soft issues with some of the newly formed family offices in North America as well as many well established and senior family offices, private investors, money managers, and private wealth service providers from the biggest hot bed of new private wealth in North America.

 IFN Africa Forum
Date: October 28, 2014
Location: Conrad Dubai

Organized By:
Redmoney Events

Description:  Running for the second year, the IFN Africa Forum 2014 is set to bring together industry players from the Middle East and Africa, as well as other key markets looking to explore the potential for Islamic banking in the areas of retail banking, trade finance, microfinance and wholesale banking in the world's most populous Muslim continent. In line with the developments in the African market, with countries such as Nigeria in west Africa issuing its debut Sukuk in 2013, South Africa picking up pace in terms of Islamic wealth management and making amendments to its Sukuk law, and Djibouti, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and many others all resolute to build their individual Islamic financial capabilities, the IFN Africa Forum will continue to be a key event in the annual IFN Forum Series.