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December 2014

 IFN Egypt Forum
Date: December 1, 2014
Location: Four Seasons Nile Plaza, Cairo

Organized By:
Redmoney Events

Description:  Boasting a flourishing Islamic finance market, Egypt is one market many are viewing as the potential next jewel in the crown. Following the 'Arab Spring' in early 2011, Egypt announced its intention to develop the Islamic financial markets.

 Global AgInvesting Europe 2014
Date: December 1 - 3, 2014
Location: The Landmark London, UK

Organized By:
High Quest Partners

Description:  Global AgInvesting, the premier global agriculture conference series, returns to London, 1-3 December, 2014 for the fifth annual Global AgInvesting Europe conference at the Landmark London. The event brings together leading global end investors, fund managers, academics, policy experts and agribusiness industry executives and representatives of multilateral, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations to explore the opportunities and challenges of investing in agriculture.

 HFA Symposium Boston
Date: December 2, 2014
Location: Boston, MA

Organized By:
Hedge Fund Association

Description:  As 2014 comes to a close, we turn ahead to focus on what 2015 will bring for the hedge fund community. Please join us as keynote speaker Joe Brusuelas, McGladrey's Chief Economist, will provide forward looking commentary on the economic outlook for 2015, including:

*Central bank policy and its expected impact on key interest rates;

*Current and expected financial conditions; and

*Key risk areas for 2015.

In addition, Sarah Shaw of McGladrey's tax services practice will provide attendees with some key year-end reminders on upcoming dates and necessary steps for FATCA compliance.

 The Controller Summit
Date: December 3 - 4, 2014
Location: Boston, MA

Organized By:
The IE Group

Description:  Bringing together finance, corporate and business control professionals from across the world, this has grown into the highest level must attend Controller Summit around.

Confirmed speakers include:

- Vice President, Corporate Controller, EMC
- Executive Director, Business Controls, Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Controller, Americas, Microsoft
- Senior Vice President, Controller, Primerica
- Assistant Controller, Dover Corporation
- Controller, Marketing, Dell
- Executive Director, Finance, Johnson Controls

& many more...

 HFA Annual Holiday Party
Date: December 4, 2014
Location: Miami, FL

Organized By:
Hedge Fund Association

Description:  Please join us for the Hedge Fund Association's 2014 holiday party! HFA's festive annual winter gathering of alternative investment industry professionals offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with your peers, cultivate relationships, "ring out the old year" and develop new opportunities for the year ahead.

We are excited to introduce a charitable component to this year's HFA celebration. Our charity partner Portfolios with Purpose (PwP) harnesses the competitive spirit of the finance industry and provides an impactful way to raise awareness and money for personal charitable causes that might otherwise go unnoticed. PwP hosts an annual stock selection competition where players compete on behalf of their charities.

 Korea Hedge Fund Roundtable
Date: December 4, 2014
Location: Seoul Finance Center

Organized By:
Alternative Summit Korea (ASK)

Description:  Hedge Fund Roundtable Korea is the most high-level platform for exchange between hedge funds and the most influential Korean institutional investors, financial regulatory leaders, service providers/advisors. The Roundtable provides a select group of invitation only hedge funds with an educational and unique networking opportunity during which key matters of common interest are addressed. The roundtable comprises a full day worth informative seminar, fund presentations, and investors' meetings with the most important voices in the Korean financial industry today.

 CLO Summit
Date: December 7 - 9, 2014
Location: St. Regis, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA

Organized By:

Description:  Opal is proud to present our CLO Summit. The 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, scheduled to run concurrently with our Annual Alternative Investment Summit, promises to be the "must attend" CLO event of 2014.

 Alternative Investing Summit
Date: December 7 - 9, 2014
Location: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA

Organized By:

Description:  The Alternative Investing Summit will bring together trustees and representatives of institutions as well as money managers and consultants to explore the roles of alternative opportunities and strategies. As a strategy, alternatives offer investors a method to obtain the returns they require and break the paradigm of the 60/40 rule, however not all alternatives are the same nor do they come without certain risks. Participants and delegates of this alternative investment conference will investigate a range of critical investment issues, including discussion of the risks and benefits of various asset classes and investment vehicles such as hedge funds and private equity, examining means of cutting costs associated with implementation of absolute returns strategies, reviewing the future of commodities and surveying the landscape of emerging international markets.

With the current struggle of obtaining these returns, the question of fees has become of particular relevance, especially within the field of alternatives as investors measure their risks v. rewards. We will also look into impact investing as a way of obtaining returns that are socially responsible as well as many issues involved with fund management and the importance of education for trustees and other investment officers.

 Private Wealth Management Summit
Date: December 7 - 9, 2014
Location: Red Rock Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, NV

Organized By:
marcus evans

Description:  The 15th Private Wealth Management Summit is the premium forum bringing leaders from America's leading single and multi-family offices and service providers together. As an invitation-only event, taking place behind closed doors, the Summit offers service providers and executives from single and multi-family offices an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping the future of the industry.

 Catalyst Cap Intro: Emerging Markets | Macro Alternative Investing
Date: December 8, 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 Emerging Markets and Macro 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.

Date: December 8 - 10, 2014
Location: ACCRA, GHANA

Organized By:
Salvo Global

Description:  The Trainer has over 35 years of extensive experience in oil & gas, petrochemical, LNG, power generation, mining and manufacturing industry. He is proficient in Project Delivery, Management and Strategic Planning; having worked within different facets of the business: FEED / EPC Contractor and Operator / Owner, Oil Field Services, Engineering Firms and Consultants worldwide.

In the area of EPC project management, The Trainer has the experience negotiating the contract and managing the project on behalf of the owners and contractors for the government, mining, oil and gas, energy and petrochemicals industry, thus giving him the edge of imparting his knowledge and experience in both perspectives.

Having worked in international projects across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, America, Europe, China, Australia and North Africa, The Trainer has served major international companies such as Tecsult International (now AECOM), ADNOC/ADGAS, PETRONAS, Shell and Schlumberger . He has also been involved with major international EPC contractors such JGC, Kobe Steel, MHI, Technip, Bechtel, Saipem, McDermott, Pomerleau and Songa Offshore.

 FXIC Shanghai 2014
Date: December 9 - 10, 2014
Location: Shanghai, China

Organized By:
Shift Forex and FXShell

Description:  Fxic shanghai is a premier event for introducing global brokers, solution providers, money managers to enter Chinese FX and binary option market. The event will provide in-depth information on the local market as well as networking opportunities with top local brokers, IBs and other market participants. Co-hosted by FXShell, the leading FX B2B portal in China, and Shift Forex, a New York-based FX consulting firm, FXIC Shanghai is the latest addition to this global event series.

 Energy Game Change
Date: December 11, 2014
Location: The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas

Organized By:
BZ Events

Description:  Energy Game Change, December 11 in Houston, is private capital's definitive energy event. It will convene the stakeholders who must partner successfully for the new energy opportunity being fueled by new technologies to be realized - institutional investors, private equity and infrastructure investors, operating experts, and policymakers from the US, Mexico and Canada. Don't miss this opportunity to meet top professionals who will become your long-term partners in unlocking tremendous value. Use code PARTNER for a $100 discount off the prevailing rate. Register early for more savings.

 HFA Annual Holiday Party
Date: December 11, 2014
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
Hedge Fund Association

Description:  Please join us for the Hedge Fund Association's 2014 holiday party! HFA's festive annual winter gathering of alternative investment industry professionals offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with your peers, cultivate relationships, "ring out the old year" and develop new opportunities for the year ahead.

 Invest Mongolia Tokyo
Date: December 11, 2014
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Organized By:
Frontier Securities

Description:  WHY DO WE MEET IN TOKYO?

1. Strong political ties between Mongolia and Japan after President's visit to Japan in July.

2. The outlook of Free Trade Agreement and other policies which will be implemented between the two countries in a near future.

3. The recent resignation of Prime Minister and its implications to investors. Will Oyu Tolgoi start to move ahead finally led by the new leaders?

4. Bank of Japan's easing, strong Nikkei Index and the emergence of investments by Japanese to Frontier markets.

5. Still uncertain investment outlook for the big mining and infrastructure projects

6. Lots of high growth investment opportunities in smaller projects. But, risks remain. So, what will be the measures to mitigate the risks?

7. Favorable bilateral relation makes it easier for Japanese investors to find their partners.