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June 2015


 The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit
Date: May 31 - June 2, 2015
Location: San Jose, CA

Organized By:
BZ Events
www.witi.com
Discount: $200 dollars off for Hedge Connection Members
Discount Code: WOMEN

Description:  The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, May 31-June2, is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other succeed.



 Kingdom Asset Development Forum
Date: June 2 - 3, 2015
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Organized By:
Fleming Gulf Conferences
finance.fleminggulf.com

Description:  The asset development forum will bring together leaders in the financial sector and other industry leaders to discuss and brainstorm the investment potential and opportunity for asset development in Saudi Arabia.

Over two days, this forum will engage in focussed discussions, collective brainstorming and interactive panels on wealth management, financial modelling, Islamic products and market feed, best fit strategy for the fluctuating economic environment, risk management, investment & licensing requirements and frontier market for future derivative.



 European Family Office & Institutional Investment Forum
Date: June 3 - 4, 2015
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Opal Financial Group's International Team is excited to bring you the European Family Office & Institutional Investment Forum. This two day event will bring together family offices, corporate pensions, public funds, and investment managers from all over the world. The Netherlands is an exciting location with endless financial opportunities and investment philosophies. By providing incentives to the world's wealthiest families and institutions, the Netherlands has stimulated exceptional financial growth and advancement. As a source of development and innovation in globalization, solar energy, and fixed income, the Netherlands has become a promising financial hub. This conference will generate engaging discussions on the latest investment trends and be the foundation for stimulating conversations and networking opportunities.



 Trading Show Chicago
Date: June 3 - 4, 2015
Location: Navy Pier Chicago, US

Organized By:
Terrapinn
www.terrapinn.com

Description:  Trading Show Chicago will be a two day conference held June 3 & 4, 2015 at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. Trading Show Chicago is the region's leading quant, automated trading, exchange technology, big data and derivatives event.
Whether you're focused on new quantitative models, adopting low latency systems, or managing risk, The Trading Show Chicago provides unparalleled opportunities to network and ultimately do business with top trading firms, quant funds, international exchanges, end investors, banks, brokers, and technology providers. It will be a great two days of exchanging ideas, networking, partnering, and fun in a unique interactive format



 Fixed Income Leaders Summit
Date: June 3 - 4, 2015
Location: The Charles Hotel Harvard, Boston

Organized By:
WBR
fixedincomeus.wbresearch.com
Discount: 15% discount for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: HC15

Description:  This June (3rd - 4th) in Boston over 130 buy side Heads of Fixed Income Trading are meeting for two intensive, conversation and meeting-packed days about the future of the fixed income markets - the Fixed Income Leaders Summit.

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 June:


Heads of Fixed Income Trading from 8 of the Top 20 Fixed Income Money Managers are already confirmed to speak (and are bringing their team)


This is the only conference in the US dedicated to both bonds and derivatives - only here will you be able to meet with the key players across the whole fixed income market


130 senior buy side attending and they've told us one key focus for 2015, and a reason for their attendance, is to evaluate the wave of new fixed income platforms - can you afford to miss out while they make the decision on what to invest in?


Increased buy side to buy side trading - the demands on the sell side from the buy side are changing the broker model, this is going to be a key topic of discussion - shouldn't you be a part of this conversation?


Book online and save 15% as a subscriber of Hedge Connection - simply quote "HC15" when booking online !



 HFA Symposium Attaining an Operational Edge for Your Hedge Fund Business
Date: June 3, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
Hedge Fund Association
www.icontact-archive.com

Description:  On Wednesday, June 3rd the Hedge Fund Association, Haynes & Boone, LLP and Baker Tilly are proud to present the HFA Symposium Attaining an Operational Edge for Your Hedge Fund Business in New York. This special event will provide timely advice from leading experts on how start-up and emerging hedge funds can build a solid business infrastructure, avoid common pitfalls, and achieve an operational edge to help stand out from the competition and more effectively compete for investor capital.



 Debtwire Mid-Market Financing Forum
Date: June 4, 2015
Location: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

Organized By:
Debtwire
www.ow.ly
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 20% discount
Discount Code: HC20

Description:  As regulators increase their scrutiny on the leverage levels in mid-market debt, companies in these ranges are looking to other sources of financing.

Please join DLA Piper and Debtwire for an event that will focus on funding alternatives for mid-market companies including the roles of banks and non-bank lenders. Panelists will examine and debate the key market issues including whether or not banks are pulling back from mid-market credits and if credit quality and underwriting standards are raising market concerns, amongst a host of additional current DCM trends and issues.



 Project Scheduling, Risk Analysis and Cost Control
Date: June 8 - 12, 2015
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Organized By:
Infocus International Group
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  In an increasingly asset-intensive industry, failure isn't an option. Investment dollars must absolutely deliver on expectations. Environmental factors, market shifts, unforeseen engineering challenges, improper planning, overly optimistic goals, skilled talent issues, and a host of innumerable pitfalls and risks all have the potential to push ambitious efforts off schedule, over budget, and potentially offline. In challenging times, one failed projecta problematic exploration effort, a refinery plagued by equipment delays, or an otherwise on-track effort slowed by weather conditionshas the potential to jeopardize both short-term success and the company's ability to further its long-term strategic goals.

How then do organisations prevent scheduling errors, define risk analysis and develop solid cost controls to ensure on time delivery and projects remain in scope? They do this through understanding best practice methods and learning in a safe environment before they execute in the field, regardless of industry or trade.



 Emerging Managers Summit
Date: June 8 - 9, 2015
Location: Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Opal's Emerging Managers Summit is a great way for investors to find, meet, network with and learn from new managers as well as minority owned managers. Research suggests that Emerging Managers are out performing some of their larger counter parts making them a great contender for allocation from pension plans who are in need for returns, as well as for family offices, endowments and other institutional investors who are looking to be aggressive with their allocations.
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 conference will explore the benefits and opportunities offered by investing in emerging managers as well as new strategies for implementing an emerging managers program.

Emerging managers will not only have a great opportunity to network with institutional investors, they will also be able to learn how to overcome the challenge of getting overlooked by investors and consultants. They will also be able to meet companies that can help them in building the infrastructure and placing the correct team in place to allow providing investors the service they require. 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.



 Opal Exchange
Date: June 9 - 11, 2015
Location: Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Opal Financial is happy to announce the launch of their new networking platform, Opal Exchange! By using a sophisticated interface, Opal Exchange provides the platform to schedule private and purposeful meetings between Managers and like-minded Investors. Opal Exchange creates an opportunity to develop connections with those who have similar investment goals.

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, Managers and Allocators have the opportunity to request specific one-on-one meetings through the Opal Exchange messaging tool. While at the event, Asset managers will have a private "Exchange Hub" in which they may host up to 24 intimate meetings with potential allocators. Each exchange will last 25 minutes. After business wraps up for the day, the networking continues with a cocktail reception and a presentation from a keynote speaker.



 Modern SCADA Systems
Date: June 9 - 11, 2015
Location: Dubai, UAE

Organized By:
Infocus International
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  The global Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) market is looking to surpass UD$32.70 billion by 2020, based on a recent report by Transparency Market Research. A major portion of this investment is made into systems which ensure interoperability and communicability between enterprise IT and SCADA - posing unique challenges in how critical infrastructure will be controlled and monitored in the future.

Today's power and SCADA systems, in response to changing business needs and technological innovation, have added functionalities that aid in strategic advancement. Good design & coordination of power protection systems is vital to safety, maintenance, troubleshooting and efficient operation of electrical systems and modern industrial plants; whereas an effective and fully integrated SCADA system is critical in data collection, insights formulation, system control and process improvement of the entire production pipeline.



 Debtwire Mexico Forum
Date: June 11, 2015
Location: Hyatt Regency Mexico City, Mexico

Organized By:
Debtwire
www.ow.ly
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 20% discount

Description:  Please join Debtwire at this afternoon event, where industry experts will gather to discuss Mexican restructuring and credit markets, followed by a networking cocktail reception. Topics include: the effects of oil price volatility on Pemex and Mexican oil companies, future prospects for DIP financing for companies in bankruptcy, debt issuance in the primary markets, new developments in homebuilders' and Oceanografia's restructurings, and more.



 HFA Symposium Cybersecurity for Financial Institutions: The Time is Now
Date: June 11, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
Hedge Fund Association
www.icontact-archive.com

Description:  Cybersecurity is all over the media and with good reason - one breach and it can damage the best company's credibility and have devastating effects on your clients.

Knowing how to prevent cyber attacks is not only a best practice, but critical if you want to help safeguard your clients' accounts. Register for this seminar and learn what you need to be doing now to strengthen your cybersecurity policies and IT defenses. As a hedge fund, broker-dealer, bank or other industry player this seminar will provide steps to take now and key considerations for the future.



 3RD ANNUAL FXIC NEW YORK CITY
Date: June 12, 2015
Location: Grand Hyatt New York

Organized By:
SHIFT Forex
newyork.fxic.com

Description:  The Speed Networking session is a way to meet with many forex professionals all at one time, in one convenient place saving you both cost and time. It's a structure session with short rounds of introductions in small group formats for 4-5 people. Each mini-meeting is brief5 minutes longto help establish initial contact and open the door for future discussions and business.



 The 5th Annual Hedge Fund Brazil Forum
Date: June 15 - 16, 2015
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Organized By:
Markets Group
ch124.infusionsoft.com

Description:  The 5th Annual Hedge Fund Brazil Forum is Latin America's most specialized international meeting of hedge funds, long only funds, Brazilian pension funds, Latin American pension funds, Latin American family offices and global endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds. Now in its fifth year, the program delivers cutting edge due diligence for investors and managers alike on key questions such as hedge fund asset allocation among Brazilian as well as global pension funds, E&F, family offices and fund of funds, hedge fund regulation in Brazil and key considerations in operational and manager due diligence and economic and hedge fund strategy trends in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Peru.



 Securities and Post Trade Processing
Date: June 15 - 16, 2015
Location: Singapore

Organized By:
Marcus Evans
www.marcusevans-conferences-panasian.com
Discount: 10% off for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: Securities HC

Description:  Speakers companies from ABN Amro Clearing Bank N.V., Standard Chartered Bank, SWIFT, HSBC Securities Services, Barclays Capital Services, Citibank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ will be addressing on how to prepare for the impending regulatory changes within the market pushing for shorter settlement cycles, transparency and standardization in post-trade processing. The key topics that they will be also emphasizing will be the Automation: Operational Considerations, Straight through Processing (STP), Shorter Settlement Cycles and Systems Fragmentation and Centralized Clearing and Settlement.



 6th Annual Private Investment Funds Tax Master Class
Date: June 15 - 16, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club, New York

Organized By:
FRA
www.frallc.com
Discount: 15% discount for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  Financial Research Associates very popular Private Investment Funds Tax Master Class is back- June 15-16 in New York! This extraordinary event features our Tax Practices for Private Equity Funds conference and our Effective Hedge Fund Tax Practices conference and brings them together to run concurrently giving attendees the benefit of mixing and matching sessions according to their preference.



 Global Fund Forum 2015
Date: June 22 - 24, 2015
Location: Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda

Organized By:
Hedge Connection, Inc.
www.globalfundforum.com
Discount: 5% For Capital Club Managers

Description:  The industry's premier one-on-one networking event has moved to beautiful Bermuda. Over 3 days, fund managers and allocators will meet in private, pre-arranged one-on-one meetings and at our informal occasions like the Beachside Dinner Party, Champagne Cocktail Reception and Cigars under the Stars.

New for 2015 are two Forum Suite options for the Managers - Premium (with privacy curtains) and Standard, investor panels, workshops and The Pitch Allocation Competition. Additionally, we are releasing a limited amount of service provider tickets.

Joining Hedge Connection's Capital Club will save Managers an additional 5% off registration. Follow our event Twitter feed @globalfundforum for updates.



 Gaim 21st Annual Global Alternative Investment Management Conference
Date: June 22 - 24, 2015
Location: Hyatt Regency Greenwich, CT

Organized By:
ICBI
www.icbi-gaim.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a a 100 discountdiscount
Discount Code: FKN2437HCONWB

Description:  Gaim, Europe's preeminent alternative investment conference is back for its 21st annual year!

Playing host to over 450 of the world's top alternatives professionals (with a 1:1 investment manager: investor ratio), gaim provides the perfect opportunity for managers to meet with the most active investors into alternatives. Attendees can network during focussed one-to-one business meetings, informal group discussions and innovative structured networking formats including fund showcases, strategy match sessions, speed networking and more.

Added to this over 120+ expert speakers will be discussing the state of the alternatives industry, the wider geopolitical and economic climate as well as individual strategies.



 The Low Carbon Investing Summit
Date: June 22 - 23, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club- New York, NY

Organized By:
FRA
www.frallc.com
Discount: 15% discount for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  The Low Carbon Investing Summit- June 22-23 at the Princeton Club NY to get cutting-edge, actionable insights from top investors and leaders in the field. This conference provides critical intelligence about current carbon tracking, counting, and reporting methods, selling the idea of climate-action investing internally, and provides a detailed view of low carbon products and low carbon and fossil free indexes. This comprehensive look at the role of carbon in the portfolio and divestment options, allows you to identify and understand the physical risk climate change poses to all business operations and allows you to interact directly with low carbon investors who have taken the crucial leap toward positive climate change action. Subscribers of Hedge Connection are entitled to a 15% discount. Mention FMP111 during registration to enjoy this offer.



 AgTech Week
Date: June 22 - 24, 2015
Location: Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Organized By:
High Quest Partners
www.agtechweek.com

Description:  GAI AgTech Week, hosted in association with Larta Institute, and working with the thought leaders who comprise our Innovation Advisory Board, will feature compelling keynotes, company presentations, interactive think tanks, industry panels and more. This landmark event is focused on building and growing the community of innovators and intrepid investors who are catalyzing the sector.



 MFAs Forum 2015
Date: June 24, 2015
Location: The Four Seasons Chicago Chicago, IL

Organized By:
Managed Funds Association
www.managedfunds.org

Description:  The Four Seasons, Chicago Illinois Forum 2015 is MFA's flagship conference highlighting education on managed futures and macro strategies, June 24, Four Seasons Chicago.

Forum 2015, created by industry leaders, will engage commodity trading advisors and macro managers with investment allocators for education, business development and networking.

The event will gather 400 senior level delegates including commodity trading advisors, hedge fund advisers, corporate plan sponsors, public pensions, endowments, family offices/wealth advisors, 40 Act liquid alternative fund managers/distributors, funds of funds, investment consultants, and service providers including leading wholesalers, platforms, FCMs, and prime bankers.



 Debtwire Brazil Forum
Date: June 24, 2015
Location: Tivoli So Paulo, Brazil

Organized By:
Debtwire
www.ow.ly
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 20% discount
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 annual Debtwire Brazil Forum.

Recessionary fears have raised investor concerns in Brazil, and Brazilian high-yield credits face uncertainty due to lack of funds. At this afternoon event, industry experts will discuss bankruptcy and restructuring trends as well as distressed debt investment strategies, followed by a networking cocktail reception.



 Private Debt Investment Summit
Date: June 25, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club- New York, NY

Organized By:
FRA
www.frallc.com
Discount: 15% discount for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  Join some of the industry's most savvy, experienced private debt players at our concise and highly resourceful Private Debt Investment Summit. Whether you're an investor that's looking into allocating funds into this space or already have a few deals under your belt, this one-day event is jam-packed with practical examples, real-world stories and up-to-the-minute research and data on the industry's new and lucrative alternative to fixed income.



 RFP Boot Camp for Asset Managers
Date: June 26, 2015
Location: The Princeton Club- New York, NY

Organized By:
FRA
www.frallc.com
Discount: 15% discount for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  Based on careful research, we have assembled a group of top-notch experts to instruct you in the latest skills and strategies for optimizing your RFP and consultant database operations. Our program even includes an extended workshop/Q&A with noted investment consultants who will provide their insight from the investors' side of the fence. Don't miss this unique, intensive learning event!



 2nd California Water Summit
Date: June 29 - July 1, 2015
Location: THE WESTIN SACRAMENTO, SACRAMENTO, CA

Organized By:
Infocast
www.infocastinc.com

Description:  The American Society of Civil Engineers estimated that there is $69 billion worth of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects in California that will be needed to address future municipal and industrial water shortcomings. Thanks in large part to efforts by Governor Brown through the final passage of the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Act of 2014 there is now $7.5 billion worth of funds now available, signaling that investments in water and that the long-term sustainable supply and delivery of that water are critical to California's future. Planned infusions of funding via this statewide water bond will create a multitude of new project opportunities and redefine the way California state and local governments use and invest in solutions to address the water crisis; and fund these new water infrastructure projects.