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December 2015

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

Organized By:
Fleming Gulf Conferences

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.

 Global AgInvesting Europe 2015
Date: November 30 - December 2, 2015
Location: The Landmark London, UK

Organized By:
High Quest Partners

Description:  Global AgInvesting (GAI), the world's premier agriculture investment conference series, returns to London, 30 November - 2 December at the Landmark London. This year's conference will help to solidify and grow the community of thought leaders who believe in the strong fundamentals of agriculture and are committed to putting real money to work in the space. A discussion and education on global markets, regional risk and return profiles, crop specifics, liquid vs. illiquid strategies, social and environmental responsibility, and an exploration of new technologies are the focus of this year's conference.

 Optimal Client Servicing for Institutional Asset Managers/Mastering RFPs & Consultant Databases
Date: November 30 - December 1, 2015
Location: The Harvard Club of Boston

Organized By:
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  In its fourth year, our esteemed conference on Optimal Client Servicing for Institutional Asset Managers/Mastering RFPs & Consultant Databases is acknowledged as the forum where investors and managers connect to advance the overall level of collaboration in the sector. Plan sponsors and institutional consultants are on hand to explain what it takes to attract and retain clients in today's competitive market!

 AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference
Date: December 1 - 3, 2015
Location: Santa Clara, CA

Organized By:
BZ Events
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a $200 discount for 3-day pass
Discount Code: ANDROID

Description:  AnDevCon, December 1-3 in Santa Clara, is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps. It will offer one day of intensive tutorials, followed by two days of technical classes. More than 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs will attend AnDevCon and choose from 70+ classes. Visit more than 35 exhibitors!

 The Family Office Super Summit
Date: December 1 - 2, 2015
Location: JW Marriott Miami

Organized By:
Wilson Conferences
Discount: $100
Discount Code: HC100

Description:  The Family Office Super Summit is a 2-day conference held on December 1st & 2nd at the JW Marriott Miami. We have more than 60 investors speaking including top family offices and leading institutional investment firms and expect 500+ attendees including institutional investors, family office executives, private equity dealmakers, investment fund managers, high-net-worth individuals, and a variety of family office industry participants.

 CLOs Summit 2015
Date: December 2 - 4, 2015
Location: Park Hyatt Aviaria Resort, Carlsbad, 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 promises to be the "must attend" CLO event of 2015.

 Private Equity Tax 101
Date: December 3, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club, New York City

Organized By:
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  Private Equity Tax 101 is the industry's one-stop shop for not only understanding private equity funds, their structures, and the various tax withholding or filing requirement's but also what tax professionals are concerned about on a daily basis! Avoid potential external audit complications through actionable and practical advice from the industry's leading tax experts!

 Clearing, Settlement & Custody Middle East
Date: December 7 - 10, 2015
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Organized By:
ibc asia

Description:  Middle East's Only Post Trade Focused Event

After the successful annual Clearing, Settlement and Custody (CSC) Asia Forum, IBC Asia is bringing the CSC series to the Middle East region, situated in Dubai's growing financial and trading center.

The Clearing, Settlement & Custody Middle East is a platform for both buy and sell side stakeholders to engage in frank and open discussions about streamlining post trade services. Participants will also gain insights to international and regional macro and micro market movements.

 2015 FXIC Shanghai
Date: December 7 - 8, 2015
Location: Waldorf Astoria Shanghai

Organized By:

Description:  The Forex Industry Conference (FXIC) series is hosted by Shift Forex in global financial centers. Recent events have been held in SANTIAGO, MEXICO CITY and NEW YORK CITY. FXIC brings together leaders of the foreign exchange industry to exchange ideas and network. During the conference, attendees have the opportunity to learn about advancements in technology, regulation, industry best practices, business trends and new ways to participate in the global currency market.

 The Family Office Risk Management Summit 2015
Date: December 7 - 8, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club, New York City

Organized By:
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  Hear from our all-star faculty about the inside details and nuances of family risk management. Our family office conferences have established a reputation for attendance by a large percentage of SFOsbecause we provide real solutions from the true experts.

 IP Dealmakers Forum
Date: December 7 - 8, 2015
Location: Apella, New York City

Organized By:
The IP Investment Institute
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a $100 discount
Discount Code: HedgeConnection_Special

Description:  In the past few decades, we have undergone a significant transformation from a manufacturing-based economy to a knowledge-based economy. As a result of this change, intellectual property (IP) has emerged as a unique and fast-growing asset class.

IP for Investors

*How can you evaluate the opportunities and risk associated with this alternative investment class?
*How does IP fit into your existing alternative investment portfolio?
*How can you diversify your investments within the IP space?
*How does IP perform relative to your other alternative investments?
*How can you successfully use IP as an overlay to your current investment strategy?

First of its Kind Event Connecting Complex IP Monetization Experts with Public and Private Market Investors

Join us for the IP Dealmakers Forum on December 7-8, 2015 in NYC. The event explores the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing IP marketplace. Although the IP market has evolved over the past several years, the lack of data, information, and transparency pose serious challenges to market efficiency. At the same time, this can mean unparalleled opportunities for investors that understand how to leverage the information available, manage risks and connect with the right players.

 Debtwire Emerging Markets Investors Summit
Date: December 8, 2015
Location: The InterContinental Times Square, New York

Organized By:
Discount: 20% discount for Hedge Connection Members
Discount Code: HC20

Description:  Debtwire, the leading provider of real-time intelligence, analysis and data on distressed debt, leveraged finance and asset-backed markets, is pleased to announce the Debtwire Emerging Markets Investors Summit.

As the emerging markets (EM) landscape continues to evolve, opportunities and challenges are plentiful for investors and advisors alike as they navigate a diverse range of regional and strategic distressed investment options. Against this backdrop Debtwire will host an inaugural forum in New York on the origination and investment in global EM corporate credit followed by a cocktail networking reception.

Topics include:
* Outlook for fixed income investment across emerging markets as well as review performance over the past year

* Key correlating issues facing debtors as well as the wider macroeconomic impact across Ukraine and Russia as commodity prices weaken

* Latin America's standing as a target for EM investment and the key issues facing investors and market participants

* Analysis of top issues affecting the Asian-Pacific markets for investment as a part of the EM landscape

Visit the website for more about this full day event.

 6th Annual Hedge Fund Financial Reporting Think Tank
Date: December 9, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club, New York City

Organized By:
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 15% discount
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  At our think tank, you'll get a deep dive into the ins and outs of preparing hedge fund financial statements accurately, efficiently and completely. Get up to speed on the most concise and practical information on financial statement preparations! Plus earn up to 7 CPE Credits!

 Alternative Investing Summit
Date: December 9 - 11, 2015
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.