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October 2015


 NextGen Wealth Management
Date: October 1 - 2, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club, New York City

Organized By:
FRA
www.frallc.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: HEDGE

Description:  This conference provides critical intelligence about the huge impending wealth transfer, tips for recruiting and retaining younger advisors, marketing advice from the consumer products industry, and a focus on social and impact investing. Attend and get cutting-edge, actionable insights directly from young investors, researchers, and youth marketing experts.



 4th Global REITs Summit
Date: October 1, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
iGlobal Forum
www.iglobalforum.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 10% discount
Discount Code: HEDGE

Description:  KEY TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED:

Learn how the macroeconomic environment is affecting the REIT industry, and how to best react in a rising interest rate environment

How to best use acquisitions and IPO activity in the REIT industry to your benefit

Find the hottest investment sectors and regions in the industry, and discover where the smart money is going

Follow the spinoffs and conversions trend, and unlock new value in existing real estate

Find new funding opportunities through creative capital raising strategies in crowdfunding - will this be a new competitor for REITs?

New expectations and requirements for non-traded REITs: how to manage new regulations and still find the best opportunities in a developing industry

Navigate the international REIT landscape: funding new projects with foreign investment, and finding investment opportunities in new, unlikely markets



 Hedge Fund Americas Forum
Date: October 1, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
Markets Group
www.marketsgroup.org
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount

Description:  Institutional investors are driving a renaissance in global hedge fund investing. For the first time, pension funds, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and large family offices are the predominant allocators to hedge fund strategies.

The Hedge Fund Americas Forum gathers the brightest minds in the inter-American investor and hedge fund communities to explore the ever-evolving liquid alternatives investment landscape, share experiences, engage in constructive debate and work toward optimizing returns and aligning interests for investors and managers across the region.

As a sponsor, speaker, guest or delegate of the Hedge Fund Americas Forum, you will have the opportunity to engage off the record with luminaries of the inter-American hedge fund and institutional investor communities in a private, personal setting where most of the delegates are end-investors. - See more at: http://www.marketsgroup.org/campaigns/hedge-fund-americas-forum-2015?utm_source=hedge-funds_-americas-forum_08.05.2015_partner_website_hedge-connection&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=hedge-funds_-americas-forum_08.05.2015_partner_website_hedge-connection#sthash.5Mgfyv8O.dpuf



 CIO Finance Summit
Date: October 4 - 6, 2015
Location: Westin Chicago River North, IL

Organized By:
CDM Media
www.ciofinancesummit.com

Description:  In order to bolster the bottom line and ensure future growth, the finance industry needs to create customer-centric organizations that focus on rebuilding and regaining consumer trust, as well as producing loyal, high-value brand ambassadors.

CIOs and IT executives will play a critical role in this internal restructuring, creating accessible customer service channels, providing the infrastructure to meet and exceed customer expectations, simplifying online processes, safeguarding customer information and providing uninterrupted service through multiple mobile devices.

The CIO Finance Summit is an opportunity for technology executives to have in-depth discussions on the best practices and strategies necessary to build customer-centric organizations. The event includes interactive educational sessions, as well as formal and informal networking opportunities that will allow attendees to make new business contacts and exchange ideas.



 Advanced Renewable Energy Project Finance & Analysis Tutorial
Date: October 6 - 7, 2015
Location: DiGITAL SANDBOX, NEW YORK, NY

Organized By:
Infocast
www.infocastinc.com

Description:  Infocast announces the return of the Advanced Renewable Energy Project Finance & Analysis Tutorial this October in NYC. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain the skills needed to structure and analyze renewable energy projects to optimize financing. Now, more than ever, the profitability of such a project is ultimately tied to being able to accurately assess associated risks, analyze the impacts of project structures on obtaining financing, and model the trade-offs of pursing various equity and debt financing strategies. New structures are needed as due diligence becomes stricter. Only the most informed and well-structured projects will be realized.



  Activist Investing in Canada
Date: October 6, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada

Organized By:
ArrowCon Partners
www.activistinvestingcanada.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 10% discount
Discount Code: ActStock10

Description:  Do activist investors ultimately add value to the companies they target, or are their campaigns just a distraction from the day-to-day operations of the business? The returns of activist hedge funds suggest success, but many feel their interests are short term in nature. The environment in Canada continues to be one of the most activist friendly jurisdictions in the world, and there are no indications that this will change. Activist Investing in Canada, taking place October 6th in Toronto explores both sides of the debate and examines how the strategy is evolving and maturing.



 Trading Show New York 2015
Date: October 7, 2015
Location: TribecThree Sixty, New York

Organized By:
Terrapinn
www.terrapinn.com

Description:  Since its inception in 2011, The Trading Show New York has cemented its position as the city's premier automated trading event by evolving in lockstep with an ever-changing industry. The 2015 show has expanded to incorporate innovation across automated trading, quant, big data in finance and high-performance computing.

Drawing a bigger crowd each year, there is no better venue for making new connections and conducting business with leading CTOs, quants and data scientists from trading firms, hedge funds, banks and asset managers.



 CEE Private Equity
Date: October 8 - 9, 2015
Location: London, UK

Organized By:
C5
www.c5-online.com

Description:  If you, like many other private equity practitioners, are facing challenges and tough competition with delivering the most effective fundraising, transactional and post-investment growth strategies, then you should register to attend C5's flagship CEE Private Equity Forum.

100+ GPs, LPs, banks, private debt providers and industry partners make this event a priority in their calendar. Throughout two days packed with interactive investor-led debates and the latest case studies, networking meetings and cocktails, you will leave the forum with a multitude of new contacts and knowledge to generate superior, risk-adjusted returns for investors.



 OPAL EXCHANGE MONACO
Date: October 12 - 13, 2015
Location: Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

Organized By:
Opal
events.opalsummits.com

Description:  Don't forget to register for Opal's 2015 Opal Exchange Monaco today! 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.



 Tech Reboot 3.0 Transforming Commercial Realestate
Date: October 13, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
iGlobal Forum
www.iglobalforum.com

Description:  iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce the inaugural event series, Tech Reboot 3.0: Transforming Commercial Real Estate! The Summit will take place in New York on October 13th, and will give industry experts the opportunity to discuss how commercial real estate is developing with the advent of new technologies. The commercial real estate sector has been one of the biggest industries to hold out on improving productivity and efficiency by embracing new technologies, and as a result has missed huge opportunities in the market.

We are bringing together the investors, software developers, and the real estate end-users to talk about how these developments can create a brand new marketplace, and develop real improvements on closing more deals in a shorter amount of time. The digital world has redefined fundraising efforts, means of communication, and the immediacy of information, directly affecting how a traditional industry is entering in to the new age. You will discover how these new technologies are about to permanently change the sector as a whole, stay competitive with these new developments, and engage in discussion with the investors and senior level industry leaders who are leading the reconstruction.



 Fixed Income EU
Date: October 13 - 15, 2015
Location: Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Europe’s only meeting place for the most influential Buy Side Heads of Trading for bonds & derivatives is taking place this October 13th – 15th October in Barcelona. Last year, 120 senior fixed income buy side professionals

Organized By:
Worldwide Business Research
www.bit.ly
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: HEDGE15

Description:  Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Europe's only meeting place for the most influential Buy Side Heads of Trading for bonds & derivatives is taking place this October 13th - 15th October in Barcelona.

Last year, 120 senior fixed income buy side professionals attended for two days of intensive networking and benchmarking in sunny Barcelona. With a buy side heavy audience and the top buy and sell side firms all under one roof at one time, totaling 400 delegates on site.

It can be hard to justify the time away from your desk and the cost of attending but put simply here is why you need to be at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit this October...



 3rd Real Estate Crowdfunding Summit
Date: October 14, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
iGlobal Forum
www.iglobalforum.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 10% discount
Discount Code: HEDGE

Description:  *Learn the step-by-step process of crowdfunding a ground-up development or acquisition on both sides of the market

*Learn how to implement the strategies investors, developers, broker-dealers and RIA's who have found success in the industry have been using for yourself

*Opportunities to invest in specific properties vs. a blind pool portfolio over which you have virtually no control

*Questions to ask when choosing the right platform for you: debt v. equity, the individual vetting process, how your privacy is managed, and if there's skin in the game

*Learn how to build your own online crowdfunding portal using a white label solution

*Status of Reg A+, Title III unaccredited crowdfunding, compliance requirements, and other developments on the legal & regulatory front

*Facilitated One-on-One Networking, Gala Reception, and other opportunities to meet with the players and personalities shaping this industry



 European CLO Summit
Date: October 14 - 16, 2015
Location: Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

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 2015



  Reg A+ Mini IPO Summit
Date: October 15, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
iGlobal Forum
www.iglobalforum.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 10% discount
Discount Code: HEDGE

Description:  *Why use Reg A+, when to use it, and under what circumstances you should not use it

*Learn the critical steps involved in preparing and filing a successful Reg A+ offering

*Choosing the right structureTier I or Tier IIand the type of securities to issue

*How Reg A+ helps fill the gaps between startup/seed capital, venture capital, and IPOs

*Testing the Waters as a low cost way to gauge interest in your offering while doubling as a marketing tool



 20th Annual Sub-Advised Funds Forum
Date: October 19 - 20, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club, New York City

Organized By:
FRA
www.frallc.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  The industry's #1 event that focuses solely on achieving astonishing success within the sub-advised industry returns to NYC! Network with some of the best and brightest managers, decision-makers and research specialists at the industry's premiere event focused on successful sub-advisory relationships



 Succession Planning, Performance Management, and ROI on Training & Development
Date: October 19 - 22, 2015
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Organized By:
Infocus International Group
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  This program brings together 3 important human resource management core competencies. All dynamic organizations are characterized by their meticulous HR planning and execution. This course will empower you to deliver leading-edge HR solutions to your company and to avoid expensive, outdated practices that offer low value.

It will have you excited by the new possibilities to drive performance in your organization. Examples given are proven winners and the materials provide for easy adaptation to your business. In 4 days you can be forging positive change for your organization and your people.



 13th Real Estate Private Equity Summit
Date: October 20 - 21, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
iGlobal Forum
www.iglobalforum.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 10% discount
Discount Code: DAILYDAC

Description:  KEY TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED:

*Successfully navigating a market full of capital

*Managing the influx of foreign capital

*How LPs are slicing and dicing assets to realize their investment objectives

*The scope of innovative financing options offered by non-bank lenders

*Impact of capital markets on real estate transactions

*Optimal product types and geographies in the secondary markets

*Stabilizing yields and ensuring constant turnover with alternative assets



 GAIM Ops Ireland
Date: October 20 - 22, 2015
Location: WICKLOW, IRELAND

Organized By:
IIR
www.iirusa.com

Description:  GAIM Ops Ireland is focused on hedge fund due diligence, operations, compliance, and risk management, attracting 200+ senior executives. It is the premier forum in hedge fund operational excellence for C-level operations & risk management professionals, operational due diligence practitioners, and hedge-fund investors.



 FundForum USA 2015
Date: October 26 - 28, 2015
Location: Mandarin Oriental Boston

Organized By:
ICBI
www.fundforumusa.com

Description:  ICBI first launched FundForum International in July 1990 and it has been held annually ever since, making the 2014 event its 24th year running - as such, it is the world's longest running retail fund event. It is now the largest event of its kind with over 1200 global asset managers, gatekeepers, analysts, advisors, academics and other leading experts participating each year.

Intellectual capital has always been the cornerstone of ICBI's value proposition - based on extensive original one to one research every year with a wide range of gatekeepers, professional buyers and producers -the conclusions ensure the FundForum agenda is as relevant and topical as can be for every year.



 Alternative Asset Summit
Date: October 28 - 30, 2015
Location: WYNN, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Organized By:
Alternative Assets
www.etouches.com

Description:  The www.AlternativeAssetSummit.com being held Oct. 28th-30th 2015 at Wynn Las Vegas is a hyper-networked event collaboratively structured for industry professionals by industry professionals. Started and organized by friends and friends of friends, the investor heavy and service provider light format better allows for the highest concentration of leading industry professionals focusing on Investor One on Ones, Workshops and Speaker Panels to acquire more takeaways while simultaneously accomplishing their annual networking needs.



 Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum - West
Date: October 28 - 30, 2015
Location: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Come and enjoy a bottle of Napa Valley's finest Chardonnay at Opal Financial Group's Annual Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum - West. Known for the fastest growing population of newly structured family offices, Northern California's wine country provides a beautiful landscape for this three day event. Largely dominated by first and second generation families from the Silicon Valley, investment strategies such as Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Technology will be familiar themes throughout the conference.

Investment managers and families will come together to discuss the foundations in which they built their wealth, and uncork the various investment strategies in which to keep their portfolios growing and plentiful. Additional hot topics such as impact investing, alternatives, and the trustee beneficiary relationship, will allow for delegates to sample a diverse blend of palatable subjects while networking amongst the grape vines. To cap off the event, attendees will wine and dine in one of Napa's luxurious wineries, creating an experience that they will never forget.



 The Investing in Medical Cannabis Summit
Date: October 29 - 30, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club, New York City

Organized By:
FRA
www.frallc.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  Investor interest in the emerging medical cannabis market is growing - find out how to get in on the ground floor of this up-and-coming industry! Our expert speaking faculty will answer all of your questions about how the cannabis industry operates. We'll explore state and federal regulations, due diligence, risk management, investing in the primary and secondary market, banking and tax implications and much more.