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September 2015


 EPC Contracts for Energy Industry
Date: September 7 - 9, 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized By:
Infocus International
www.infocusinternational.com

Description:  Today, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects are uniquely challenging. Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track EPC projects frequently suffer financial loss that could have been mitigated by effective contract management. Appropriate practical "know-how" of EPC contracts will improve your ability to take appropriate steps, or to obtain necessary advice, to minimise or manage such risks.

This intensive workshop provides valuable insight into the rapidly evolving world of EPC contracts. It has been designed specifically for the professionals and management of energy industries throughout Asia Pacific and will be of particular interest to those with current or planned projects in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the CIS.



 Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
Date: September 7 - 10, 2015
Location: Manila

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.



 InterDrone
Date: September 9 - 11, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Organized By:
BZ Events
www.interdrone.com

Description:  InterDrone, September 9-10-11 in Las Vegas, is the first global scale conference for the builders, flyers and buyers of commercial drones. Early bird pricing ends July 24. Receive both a $100 discount by registering by July 24 PLUS an additional $150 discount by inserting the code FLYIT - a $250 savings in all. Or for an additional a $25 discount off any expo pass use code EXPO when prompted at www.interdrone.com



 "7th Annual Retail Banking Africa".
Date: September 9 - 11, 2015
Location: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Joburg, South Africa

Organized By:
Fleming Gulf Conferences
finance.fleminggulf.com

Description:  The 7th Annual Retail Banking Africa Forum will provide a platform for Africa retail bankers to come one step closer into redoing their retail banking strategy to serve customers better and make profitable business.



 4th Specialty Finance
Date: September 9 - 10, 2015
Location: New York City, NY

Organized By:
iGlobal Forum
www.iglobalforum.com

Description:  iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce our 4th Specialty Finance Summit - the leading deal-sourcing event for investors and issuers operating in the specialty finance space. At the Summit, you will gain fresh insights into where you should be focusing your activities in 2015 and beyond. You will have the opportunity to network with the leading decision-makers from specialty finance companies, marketplace lenders, BDCs, SBICs, private equity firms, hedge funds, wealth management firms, senior lenders and asset managers.

Real-life deal spotlights will reveal how specialty finance companies sourced, executed and exited deals and how they have strategically expanded over a multi-year period. A focused Structured Networking session will enable you to connect, 1-to-1, with the market participants you most want to meet, and evaluate the potential for mutual business endeavors. Plus, three interactive workshops will show you how you can leverage FinTech to acquire new customers and underwrite loans more efficiently, broaden into emerging asset classes to increase and stabilize your yields, and take advantage of the opportunity for small business lending.



 Family Office & Endowment Investment Forum - West
Date: September 10 - 11, 2015
Location: Pinnacle Vancouver Habourfront Hotel, BC

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  Family offices, endowments, foundations, consultants, attorneys, financial planners, accountants, tax planners, estate planners, philanthropy specialists, succession and generational wealth planners, asset protection specialists, trust companies, long-term care specialists, hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate managers, equity managers, venture capitalists, academics specializing in family businesses, private equity, and luxury companies



 WorldPensionSummit 2015
Date: September 10 - 11, 2015
Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Organized By:
WorldPensionSummit
www.worldpensionsummit.com
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 20% discount
Discount Code: MEDIA2015WPS20

Description:  WorldPensionSummit is the only Global platform 'for and by' Pension Professionals. Exchange knowledge and share the latest innovative ideas for a sustainable pension provision. We offer key analysis, insights and ample room for peer-to-peer discussions and plenary sessions. Choose from dedicated tracks and meet top experts and key authorities in the field of retirement management, pension fund strategy, social security and employee benefits. More than 350 pension professionals from over 45 countries meet at the Summit every year! Register now at www.worldpensionsummit.com.



 The 3rd Annual Liquid Alts Summit
Date: September 10 - 11, 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 liquids alternatives space is growing by leaps and bounds. Many fund firms have launched new products and are eager to find an investor audience. Advisors, consultants, and investment platforms are hungry for more information on how to incorporate these products into the mainstream. The Liquid Alts Summit provides fund firms and wealth managers with a roadmap to successfully utilizing liquid alt products in the retail and institutional markets.



 2nd Annual Post-Trade Forum & Trade Show
Date: September 10 - 11, 2015
Location: NH Danube City Hotel, Vienna, Austria

Organized By:
Global Leading Conferences
www.globalleadingconferences.com

Description:  Following the great success of our 1st Annual Post Trade Forum with more than a 100 participants, GLC 2nd Annual Post Trade Forum is aiming to unveil an exclusive gathering of experts from across the Globe. Discover the latest innovations to the issues in the field of post trade. This event will provide you guidance in the upcoming implementation of T2S, and listen to the first hand experiences of those, who are one step ahead of the game.

Uncover the very latest updates on CCP Clearing, securities financing transactions, Capital Markets Union and many more.

Unearth a number of best practices that has assisted the top dogs in the competition, not only from the Europe banking sphere, but also from Stock Exchanges, Clearing Houses, Asset Managers, Associations, Governmental Bodies and Regulators. Without a doubt, an opportunity, that cannot be missed out for those involved in the post trade operations.

Acquire the above at a five star environment coupled with qualified and diversified selected set of peers this September in Vienna, Austria.



 5th Annual Risk Management Forum
Date: September 10 - 11, 2015
Location: Wien Hotel Vienna, Austria

Organized By:
Global Leading Conferences
globalleadingconferences.com

Description:  Current age of various challenges proves that it is not only essential, but it is also inevitable to manage risks. If an organization is to achieve its objectives in the current business environment, it is a must that the identification assessment and implication of successful risk management strategies are in place. The management of risk is rapidly changing. This requires risk managers from diverse backgrounds to commit to long lasting professional development.

Considering Risk Management is the core of a business model, and is crucial for its survival and growth, the main aim of the event is to better comprehend the latest trends. Bringing together thought leaders from leading Global Financial Institutions. The 5th Annual Risk Management Forum will grant each participant with the opportunity to learn about calculable effects on the economy; to understand how to avoid common mistakes and how to integrate effective risk management in to their operations. Join a selected and diversified group of similar minded peers in Vienna, to unveil best practices, innovations and updates in Credit, Liquidity, Market, Operational and related risk management fields with highlights in IFRS9, RWA modelling, CRD IV, EMIR, and many more. Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet and greet fellow professionals at extensive networking sessions in a five star environment this September.



 CTA EXPO
Date: September 17, 2015
Location: UBS CENTER ONE NORTH WACKER DRIVE

Organized By:
CTA EXPO
www.ctaexpo.com

Description:  CTA Expo is designed to provide CTAs and FX traders the foundation of knowledge they need from both an operational and marketing perspective to raise additional clients, and the opportunity to network with family offices, capital raisers, professional clients and allocators looking to identify trading talent as a source of alpha.Managers can reserve a dedicated presentation room to present their fund in a dedicated room and 30 min time slot to attendees, use the mobile app to set-up meetings in advance, and meet in person to build relationships. CTA Expo also offers speakers on how managers can grow their business, gain access to capital sources and how allocators can more effectively manage their portfolios. Capacity is limited-register now!



 RFP Boot Camp for Asset Managers
Date: September 21, 2015
Location: The Harvard Club of Boston

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



 Global AgInvesting Asia 2015
Date: September 22 - 24, 2015
Location: Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Organized By:
High Quest Partners
www.globalaginvesting.com

Description:  Global AgInvesting, the world's premier agriculture investment conference series, returns to Singapore, 22-24 September 2015, for the fifth annual Global AgInvesting Asia conference at the iconic Marina Bay Sands. A discussion and education on global markets, regional risk and return profiles, crop specifics, liquid vs. illiquid strategies, the major role of water and an exploration of new technologies will be the focus of this landmark conference.



 Hedge Fund Due Diligence and Managed Account Summit
Date: September 24 - 25, 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:  What are investors most concerned about when performing the necessary due diligence for Hedge Fund Investments? Join fellow industry professionals, hear their stories, and find out!



 Middle Market Direct Lending Summit
Date: September 24, 2015
Location: London, UK

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

Description:  iGlobal Forum's Middle Market Direct Lending Summit will explore the critical role that alternative lenders can play in providing optimal lending solutions for European businesses. There is continued strong momentum in the European direct lending market and a proliferation of alternative capital providers. Funds are nimble and creative in their ability to structure different types of lending. The choice that borrowers have is wider than ever before. However, many business plans in Europe still don't happen because direct lenders and corporates don't find each other. Many companies don't understand the pros and cons of using an alternative lender, or how to access this source of financing; and direct lenders struggle to originate new loans because of the difficulties of accessing and engaging with potential borrowers.

At the summit, direct lenders will gain new insights into sourcing dealflow from corporate borrowers, and winning the investment of LPs looking for exposure to European private credit. Companies will share their experiences and preferences when borrowing from direct lenders. Banks will learn how best to work with funds on middle market finance. LPs will gain new insights into the dynamics of the market, and which managers to allocate capital to. The summit will bring together senior-level representatives from: direct lenders, LPs, corporate borrowers, private equity firms, hedge funds, unitranche and mezzanine funds, investment banks, debt advisors, and banking and finance lawyers.



 Investment Trends Summit
Date: September 28 - 30, 2015
Location: Four Seasons, The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, CA

Organized By:
Opal
www.opalgroup.net

Description:  This year's Investment Trends Summit is implementing additional networking components which will encourage education and deal flow. Combining provoking panels and one-on-one meetings, attendees can expect to discuss various investment opportunities that have promising outlooks for the years ahead. The event will also offer unique networking opportunities and the beautiful sights Santa Barbara has to offer.

We have designed this Investment Trends conference to meet the needs of money managers, pension fund managers, pension fund officers, trustees, and family office executives who prefer smaller, more structured programs. The decision to limit the size of the summit opens the event as a casual and intimate environment perfect for both networking and our innovative one-on-one meetings.



 The 13th Annual Managed Account & UMA Summit
Date: September 28 - 29, 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:  What's driving growth and interest in Managed Accounts and UMAs? How will you capture your share of this industry? How will you tweak your goal-based investing strategies? How are liquid alternatives, ETFs, and index funds influencing investor decisions? How will you compete with roboadvisors? How are a select few successfully integrating a singular platform? Get the answers to these questions and many more at our 13th Annual Managed Accounts & UMA Summit slated for September 28-29 in New York City



 Co-Investing: Fall Summit
Date: September 28 - 29, 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:  Reduced fees. Increased returns. Two weeks to seal the deal. Think you've got what it takes to co-invest? You've read the headlines, now it's time to dive in and ask some serious questions about the deal flow of co-investing. How are options being sourced? Is it always part of the LP contract or a special offering? How do you get pre-emptive rights? Should you place more emphasis on the manager or the asset? Is it worth increasing your exposure? What other co-investment opportunities exist?



 PRIVATE CREDIT U.S
Date: September 28 - 29, 2015
Location: Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, IL

Organized By:
IIR
www.PrivateCreditUS.com

Description:  Access the leaders of one of the fastest growing alternative asset classes - private debt.

People:
Over the course of two days, buyers and sellers will come together to drive capital deal flow. Attendees are guaranteed access to new business development and investment opportunities through guaranteed one on one meetings and several networking events.

Content:
High level discussions addressing macro issues and nuanced sub-sectors ensure LPs and GPs will learn how their peers are addressing the ongoing challenge of the risk/ yield tradeoff.

Location:
The event is strategically located in Chicago, home to a strong family office contingent, easily accessible by investment executives from both coasts and Canada and widely regarded as the center of mid-market lending.



 Capital Creation
Date: September 28 - 30, 2015
Location: Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo, Monaco

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

Description:  Capital Creation is the ultimate post-summer Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference attended by the European Private Equity elite. The event focuses on quality networking, incisive debate and an industry leading LP to GP ratio.

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 Capital Creation this September:

Heads Benchmark against your competitors - The conference offers the unique chance to speak your mind, pose your questions, and debate opinions, all in the security of a closed-door conference (no press, no quotes). Find out what are your competitors doing? How are LPs allocating their funds? Which markets are providing the most lucrative returns.

Ensure your firm is front of mind - Capital Creation hosts 80+ Limited Partners, 120+ General Partner and 250+ Private Equity Leader over 3 days.

Networking - The event focuses on key challenges and opportunities in private equity for both LPs and GPs, and outside of the conference panels there are interactive sessions and informal meetings to allow for maximum learning and networking.

Are you an LP? Then we'd like to extend you a complimentary pass to attend Capital Creation as a subscriber of Hedge Connection

Book online and save 15% as a subscriber of "Hedge Connection" - simply quote *HEDGE15* when booking online

Book today to be a part of these important conversations and to ensure your place at the most important meeting for private equity in Monte Carlo.



 HFA Symposium: Cybersecurity Risks, Regulatory Priorities & Preparedness in LA
Date: September 30, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA

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

Description:  The HFA Symposium Cybersecurity Risks, Regulatory Priorities & Preparedness will provide insights and timely advice from leading experts on how cybersecurity preparedness can help improve your firm's operational edge and scalability, building further trust and credibility with clients.