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|Global AgInvesting 2014 |
Date: April 28 - May 1, 2014
Location: Waldorf Astoria, New York
High Quest Partners
Description: Now in its sixth year, Global AgInvesting 2014 offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks and return profiles across all major global production regions, as well as strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, private equity, and liquid investments. Concurrent track sessions will highlight the surrounding themes of ag venture capital and agricultural technology, water opportunities, and protein plays in livestock and dairy, global fisheries and aquaculture.
After the success of last year, a fourth day has again been added to cover the burgeoning AgTech sector, and venture capital and private equity opportunities therein. The GAI AgTech Investment Summit will take place on Thursday, May 1 (additional registration required).
Global AgInvesting 2014 is produced by global agribusiness consultancy, HighQuest Partners, and will provide attendees with a picture of the agriculture investing landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space.
|The Growth Capital Expo|
Date: April 29 - May 1, 2014
Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
Market Nexus Media
Description: The Growth Capital Expo is taking place April 29 - May 1 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This is the premier event in emerging growth company finance. The Growth Capital Expo brings together the best ideas, the most promising companies and the top deal makers in emerging growth finance for three days of education and networking in the nation's premier destination for meetings and entertainment. Join 300 of the top growth company executives, investors and finance specialists focused on the pre-IPO and public micro-cap market for an unparalleled experience in education, networking and deal making.
|ETP Distribution Summit|
Date: May 1 - 2, 2014
Location: Doubletree Metropolitan, New York City
Financial Research Associates
Discount Code: FMP111
Description: The inaugural ETP Distribution Summit is the only event of its kind, with an exclusive focus on the sponsor community and potential market entrants. It will inspire new approaches to the industry as well as offer practical guidance on how to succeed in ETP distribution in the next phase of the market's development.
|Opportunities in Paraguay 2014|
Date: May 5 - 8, 2014
Location: Bourbon Conmebol Convention Hotel, Asunción, Paraguay
Guaraní International Advisors
Description: In May 2013, the executives at Guaraní International Advisors played a pivotal role in designing, developing, executing and managing the conference "The New Paraguay, Investment & Partnership Opportunities in The World's Next Sustainable Emerging Economy". Held in Miami, over 200 people attended the inaugural event from five continents, and an additional 250 global businesses requested diligence and data on investment and partnership opportunities in various Paraguayan industry sectors.
Based on the success of the event, GIA is again working with the Paraguayan government and many private sector leaders to repeat the conference in Asunción. In addition to the conference, GIA has organized a unique Conscious Capital Investment, Trade and Business Mission as part of the trip which will take place on the first two days of the event schedule, May 5 and May 6.
|Hedge Fund Startup Forum 2012|
Date: May 7, 2014
Location: London, UK
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a 10% discount
Discount Code: FKW52736HCONEM
Description: Gain all the information you need to start your hedge fund at the leading Hedge Fund Startup Conference
Designed with the aid of hedge fund industry veterans, this event has been put together to provide those looking to start a Hedge Fund with an in depth guide to setting up a fund and gaining investment.
Attend this event and come away with a first-hand insight, directly from investors, on the best strategies for gaining that crucial first round of investment:
|5th Annual Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit|
Date: May 8, 2014
Location: New York City, NY
Description: iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce the 5th Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit taking place on May 8, 2014 in New York City. The Summit will address the challenges in the growing competition that surrounds mezzanine financing, and the changing investment opportunities available. Interest in high-risk, high-yield investments is growing as well as the great opportunity behind blended mortgages, preferred equity, and CMBS loans with mezzanine financing. The upcoming 5th Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit will let you meet directly with the lenders and investors who are involved in the increasingly competitive market, and discuss the successful strategies that have led to closed deals in this evolving space. The Summit will bring together senior-level representatives from: developers, owners, operators, hedge funds, private equity firms, real estate asset managers, investment banks, private finance companies, institutional investors, distressed debt firms & life companies.
|Global Derivatives 2014|
Date: May 12 - 16, 2014
Location: Hotel Okura, Amsterdam
Discount: 10% off for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: FKN2383HCONW
Description: Global Derivatives brings together leading quants, traders, risk managers and academics from all over the world to discuss the key challenges affecting the derivatives market. Attending will enable you to:
*Hear technical details of the latest research being done by leading financial minds
*Learn cutting edge volatility, correlation, interest rate, FX, equities & credit modelling techniques
*Discover practical solutions to the challenges you face & learn how to implement them when you get back in the office
*Meet and learn from hundreds of senior derivatives professionals
|Investment Performance Measurement|
Date: May 13 - 14, 2014
Location: Dubai, UAE
Description: This practical two day training run by a former senior banker has been designed for anyone who needs to understand the fundamentals of measuring investment performance.
The course explores all aspects of performance measurement including the calculation of returns, impact of different benchmarks and adjusting performance for risk taken. Through the analysis of the best current industry practice you will learn how to set up, maintain and improve performance measurement systems within your organisation.
You will also have a chance to learn about the evolution of the asset and wealth management industries including the latest industry trends as well as some of the findings from behavioural finance.
|Finance in Pharma & Healthcare Forum|
Date: May 14 - 15, 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA
The Innovation Enterprise Ltd.
Description: Following on from the success of the Finance in Pharma & Healthcare Forum in 2013, this Forum will bring together finance leaders and innovators from the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. - See more at: http://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/fpa-pharma-health-philadelphia2014#sthash.XpSvBrW6.dpuf
|Equity Valuation |
Date: May 15 - 16, 2014
Location: London, UK
Description: This intensive 2 day course will equip you with skills required to effectively evaluate companies and assets. Run by an experienced former City banker the course starts with an overview of different equity valuation methods and explains fundamental framework.
You will have a chance to go through various ratios including cash flows, discount rates and periods, capital structure and understand the important parameters that can cause the valuation to break down if overlooked.
We will take a brief overview of various techniques for equity valuation, focus on Discounted Cash Flow techniques and show that DCF and multiples actually do the same thing - but only if you make the same assumptions. You will have a chance to work through models and case studies based on real companies.
|Catalyst Cap Intro: Private Equity Fund Investing|
Date: May 19, 2014
Location: New York City, NY
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 Private Equity funds.
Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located on the US East Coast corridor, but also internationally.
|Human Capital & Talent Management for Public Sectors|
Date: May 19 - 22, 2014
Location: Cape Town
Infocus International Group
Description: The public sector faces more than just politics when it comes to succession planning; it also faces budget cuts and hiring freezes. The outlook for human capital in the public sectors is bleak: insufficient skills in the public sector; streamlining Government operations; non-integration and inefficiency in technology used throughout Government departments, fraud and corruption and the list goes on. Many public entities battle with the absence of efficient and effective HR delivery and practices in the business.
Talent development has been a key to the success of the Public Service, especially when it comes to filling of key positions at the public sector leadership levels. The future is one where we will have to learn to do much more with fewer people, and in less time. It will be harder to attract, skill, engage and retain the people we want.
This course is designed to equip you to navigate the difficult times ahead and to avoid a human capital crisis in your organisation. It will help you to use proven strategies to fast-track the learning of your people - saving time and money. It will show how to extract more value from existing employees by helping them to be more innovative and resourceful. It will help you to identify and effectively address upcoming human capital problems and it will provide you with leading-edge models and tools to be a leader in people management practices.
This practical, hands-on course will have you excited by the new possibilities to drive performance in your organisation. The examples given are proven winners and the materials provide for easy adaptation to your business. Within 4 days of completing the course you can be forging positive change for your organisation and your people.
|IFN Asia Forum|
Date: May 26 - 27, 2014
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)
Description: The flagship event of the IFN Forum series, the IFN Asia Forum, has been running since 2006. Now in its ninth year, this two-day event aims to bring together industry experts, issuers and investors from around the world to convene at the largest annual Islamic finance event, focusing on the world's largest Islamic financial market - Asia. Consistently brimming with opportunities, the IFN Asia Forum is well-known within the industry as an event which provides a salient platform for discussion and invaluable networking opportunities. An occasion where the industry meets and deals are closed.
|AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference|
Date: May 27 - 30, 2014
Location: Boston, MA
Discount: HedgeConnection members receive a $200 discount for 3-day or 4-day event.
Discount Code: ANDROID
Description: AnDevCon, May 27-30 in Boston, is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps. It will offer one day of intensive tutorials, followed by three days of technical classes. More than 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs from 30 nations are projected to attend AnDevCon and choose from 70+ classes to bring Android open source development to a high level. Exhibits admission is free: visit more than 40 exhibitors!