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November 2015


 Big Data TechCon 2014
Date: November 2 - 4, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL

Organized By:
BZ Events
www.bigdatatechcon.com

Description:  Big Data TechCon, November 2-4 in Chicago, 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. Come up to speed on the latest big data technologies like Hadoop, Yarn, Spark, HBase, Hive and more! Use code BIGDATA for a $200 conference discount off the prevailing price. Register early for even more savings



 Women's Alternative Investment Summit
Date: November 5 - 6, 2015
Location: The Pierre, New York City

Organized By:
Falk Marques Group
www.womensalternativeinvestmentsummit.com

Description:  The 7th annual Women's Alternative Investment Summit brought together an influential group of more than 400 senior-level women fund managers, institutional investors, and advisors to the industry across the broad spectrum of alternatives to build trusted networks and engage in candid discussions about alternative investments in an emerging new world. This groundbreaking conference features moderated workshops and panel discussions, facilitated roundtable conversations, and keynote dialogues. Multi-session tracks address the many asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure and real assets investing.



 Emerging Managers Summit South
Date: November 5 - 6, 2015
Location: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, TX

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  If you are looking to expand and diversify your asset allocation by investing in emerging managers as well as women and minority owned investment managers, the emerging managers conference will provide the unique opportunity to access a diversified group of up-and-coming performance-oriented managers and manager of managers. The event will explore the benefits and opportunities offered by investing in emerging managers as well as new strategies for implementing an emerging managers program. If you are an emerging manager, you will learn the procedures used by institutions to launch and maintain successful emerging manager programs. This event will showcase a variety of emerging mangers as well as minority-owned manager funds and other high potential smaller investment firms, and it will offer participants invaluable networking opportunities.



 General Counsels' Forum on Internal Investigations & Compliance
Date: November 9 - 10, 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 General Counsels' Forum on Internal Investigations & Compliance combines both the essential tools for an effective compliance program - in order to effectively handle an internal complaint - with the best practices for handling an internal investigation once a complaint has been made. Considering the corporate climate of increased whistleblower complaints and the bounty programs, there is an ever-increasing need for preventing a complaint from ever being made by instituting preventative internal controls that promote an honest corporate culture.



 Hedgeopolis New York 2015
Date: November 9 - 10, 2015
Location: ROOSEVELT HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY

Organized By:
Hedge Fund Association
www.hedgeopolis.com
Discount: Hedge Connection members receive early-bird rate
Discount Code: HCONNECTHOP

Description:  On November 9-10, 2015, Hedgeopolis New York, the Hedge Fund Association's Annual Member Conference co-hosted by Agecroft Partners, will gather over 600 alternative investment professionals for one and a half days of panel discussions by some of the world's most influential investors. Speakers include decision makers at pension funds, funds of hedge funds, endowments, foundations and family offices. Attendees will enjoy many hours to connect with investors and fellow HFA members. Not yet an HFA member? Your Hedgeopolis registration also activates 6 months of HFA membership worldwide.



 Manager Selection, Due Diligence & Oversight
Date: November 9 - 10, 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:  Through in-depth research with a wide-array of quality thought leaders, we've carefully crafted an agenda that's sure to be the ultimate Manager Selection, Due Diligence & Oversight Think Tank. Don't miss this event! Register before October 2 and save $200!.



 GAIM Ops West Coast
Date: November 10 - 12, 2015
Location: Ritz-Carlton, Palm Springs

Organized By:
IIR
www.iirusa.com

Description:  The producers of GAIM Ops Cayman the industry's largest and most significant ops and compliance meeting place are bringing the preeminent hedge fund operations and compliance event to the West Coast, shining a light on the leaders in the industry. GAIM Ops West Coast is for West Coast and Asia-Pacific hedge fund and private equity Heads of ODD, CCOs, COOs, GCs and CFOs who value peer-to-peer collaboration.



 Middle East FO
Date: November 11 - 12, 2015
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, UAE

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  As part of the Private Wealth Series, this family office conference is Opal's premier event for high net worth individuals, family offices, and endowments. The Dubai program is tailored to Middle Eastern investors who have an interest in new and exciting investment opportunities world wide. Whether you are interested in learning more about real estate, real assets, or how to continue to build on existing wealth, this conference gives delegates the opportunity to learn and mingle with industry experts.



 17th Effective Hedge Fund Tax Practices
Date: November 12 - 13, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club, New York City

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

Description:  Our expert line-up of some of the hedge fund tax industry's most knowledgeable minds will share pertinent information to help your fund's tax plan attain maximum efficiency while remaining in total compliance with current laws. Don't miss the industry's most comprehensive hedge fund tax conference!



 Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
Date: November 16 - 19, 2015
Location: Singapore

Organized By:
Infocus International
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in Emerging Market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay contracts - today's market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability, better performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources.

Economies throughout Asia urgently need to master the key tools, models, and lessons learned for transforming and strengthening today's electricity sector. These include the latest models in negotiating Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), in designing and managing new competitive power markets, as well as attracting the right mix of renewable energy sources.



 Strategic Workforce Planning
Date: November 16 - 19, 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized By:
Infocus International Group
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  Workforce planning is very much under-valued and misunderstood by the average business. Senior executives take it for granted that the business will have the right people, in the right jobs, with the right skills at the right time in the right numbers. Getting any of that wrong costs the business a lot of money and disrupts business continuity.

Have you ever had vacancies in key roles you cannot fill? Even been caught off-guard with not enough labor, or too many people when demand has dropped? How about paying people who lack the skills for the job they are doing? All these scenarios are typical of poor workforce planning. All can be avoided.



 TradeTech Asia 2015
Date: November 18 - 19, 2015
Location: Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Organized By:
IQPC
www.tradetechasia.wbresearch.com

Description:  The 12th Annual TradeTech Asia conference in Singapore is the only Equity trading conference designed by the buy side for the buy side. It brings together regulators, buy and sell side Heads of Trading, venues and technology partners, all in one place at one time.

The 2015 edition of TradeTech Asia 2015 is the best event yet, with:
* 6 Global Heads of Trading: Pioneer Investments Management, AMP Capital, Invesco, AXA Investment Managers, Allianz Global Investors and HSBC Global Asset Management will share how they are overcoming regulatory challenges in Europe and the US
* 22 Asian Heads of Trading: Meet, network and discuss your key challenges with 22 of the top 50 buy side in Asia
* 300+ buy side: Meet over 300 buy side who want to hear about your solution
* SFC's regulatory update: Greg Heaton details Hong Kong's new licensing regime for Dark Pool operators



 Back Office Operations Forum 2014
Date: November 19 - 20, 2015
Location: Renaissance Wien Hotel - Vienna, Austria

Organized By:
Fleming Gulf Conferences
www.globalleadingconferences.com

Description:  Backed by popular demand, we are happy to announce of the 3rd Annual Back Office Operations Forum, which will be held in Vienna, Austria this year. Europe has gone through a number of rules to see its banks through the next financial crisis. The biggest barrier to effective oversight now is the bureaucratic labyrinth that scares to undermine the whole banking operation.

As a tradition, top peers from the industry will share their first hand experiences and forecast the future of back office operations. Get inspired by new technologies, which will lead the industry and provide a guideline for the new generation. Gain practical insights in emerging phenomena such as gamification, right-sourcing, BPM or SSCs and many more. Join debates and drawdown conclusions with our industry experts, learn winning strategies and bring back the expert know-how's to your very own operation.

The objective of the event is for the attendees to engage with speakers, network with peers and build connections that will encourage strategic discussions even after the event. Exploit the benefits of listening to best practices of compelling issues Back Office is facing nowadays from pioneers from across the globe in a 5-star environment.



 3rd Annual Retail Banking Forum
Date: November 26 - 27, 2015
Location: Wien Hotel Vienna, Austria

Organized By:
Global Leading Conferences
www.globalleadingconferences.com

Description:  Retail lending remains the marginal source of income despite regulation restrictions and legislative pressure. Today's macroeconomic challenges forced banks to change and adjust its strategy in retail lending. In recent years the growth rate of retail banks slowed rapidly with ever-changing economy which radically changed the situation on the world financial markets. In a competitive environment, the struggle for customers' acquisition and retention imposes increased requirements for banks in general and development of strategies of retail banking. But at all times what remains unchanged is the value of the customer! With the light of the growing number of the new technologies, niches and opportunities - now is the time to make a breakthrough and become the market leader.

The conference will be focusing on what banking products and services are currently in demand, which sales channels are the most efficient, which methods of promotion of banking products are more successful, an insight from the regulators on best ways of rules implementation, how to attract new customers and retain existing ones.



 11th Annual OPEX 2015
Date: November 30 - December 1, 2015
Location: Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Organized By:
Fleming Gulf Conferences
finance.fleminggulf.com

Description:  Themed as 'The New Order in Operational Transformation', OPEX 2015 will provide a learning platform to achieve the optimum capacity in terms of operations, technology, business processes and people management across banking and financial services.