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May 2014

 Global AgInvesting 2014
Date: April 28 - May 1, 2014
Location: Waldorf Astoria, New York

Organized By:
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

Organized By:
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.

 20th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference
Date: April 30 - May 2, 2014
Location: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC

Organized By:

Description:  The Life Insurance Settlement Association's 20th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference will be hosted in Washington D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park on April 30th-May 2nd, 2014. LISA will once again assemble a wide range of outstanding speakers whose expertise and viewpoints are in high demand both in and outside the life settlement industry. Attendees will join together to celebrate 20 years in the Life Settlement Industry as we examine our past, evaluate our present and explore our possibilities. With new opportunities for consumers and capital to participate in the life settlement market and increased activity and investments being made in the market, this is sure to be a grand celebration and a monumental educational and networking conference.

 ETP Distribution Summit
Date: May 1 - 2, 2014
Location: Doubletree Metropolitan, New York City

Organized By:
Financial Research Associates
Discount: 15%
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

Organized By:
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

Organized By:
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

Organized By:
iGlobal Forum

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

Organized By:
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

Organized By:
Eureka Financial

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.

 The Private Wealth Brazil Forum
Date: May 13, 2014
Location: Renaissance Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Organized By:
Latin Markets

Description:  The Private Wealth Brazil Forum, organized by Latin Markets, is a Brazil focused international meeting for private bankers, UHNWIs, wealth managers, family businesses and family offices. The Forum brings together 300+ industry leaders from the Brazilian Private Wealth Management field for a one day conference discussing strategies to protect, preserve and grow wealth.

The meeting also provides an overview for asset allocation strategies for Brazilian private wealth investors interested in diversifying their portfolios offshore and across asset classes.

 Finance in Pharma & Healthcare Forum
Date: May 14 - 15, 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Organized By:
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:

 Equity Valuation
Date: May 15 - 16, 2014
Location: London, UK

Organized By:
Eureka Financial

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.

 European Wealth and Asset Managment Forum
Date: May 15 - 16, 2014
Location: Vienna, Austria

Organized By:
Global Leading Conferences

Description:  Join your industry peers for the must-attend European Asset and Wealth Managment event of the year for a unique opportunity to get insight into growth opportunities, focusing on segmentation, new delivery models, digital change that provides an opportunity of competitive differentiation. This forum will bring together the most respected private banks and leading wealth managers to discuss challenges and actual trends which professionals are facing currently.
Don't miss out! Attendees will gain a competitive advantage by keynote presentations, success stories from Western Europe and CEE, CIS and SEE region and discerning panel discussions which maintain an interactive and highly practical guide for all industry fellows.

 HR Minds Forum
Date: May 15 - 16, 2014
Location: Vienna, Austria

Organized By:
Global Leading Conferences

Description:  In the 21st century's unfollowably pacing economic climate, businesses have to drive new ways of working, react quickly and efficiently, and so it is essential for HR to do the same. Organisational readiness has become the biggest competitive advantage and HR has become the leader of this transformation. We are saying goodbye to the old methods of seeing the relationship of Finance and HR, putting the emphasis on flexibility and efficiency instead of cost-cutting initials. With the 24/7 pace of constant meetings, incoming calls and mails, people tend to feel like they are kept from doing their real works, and this is where HR comes to the scene. While feeling tested every moment, employees need to adapt to new working practices and feel engaged to the corporate's objectives. As the biggest asset today is the power of human capital, leaders are to be found at every level of the organization, mostly driven by job satisfaction when it comes to production and creativity. The will to win The Talent War has become a key business priority, while corporates have to update internal methods of work with the technological breakthroughs of today to stay in the game.

 Catalyst Cap Intro: Private Equity Fund Investing
Date: May 19, 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 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

Organized By:
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.

 Audit World 2014
Date: May 20 - 21, 2014
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized By:

Description:  Internal Audit has been acknowledged as the primary mechanism that enhances an organization to accomplish its goals and objectives. To meet these high expectations, internal auditors need to keep themselves up-to-date with all the latest evolving trends and challenges of internal auditing. Besides having the skills meet the management's needs, it is always important for the internal auditors to bring additional business value to their organization and catch up with wave of the internal audit in this new era.

After our previous successful Audit World series, 3rd Annual Audit World 2014 has return to bring you more valuable insights by gathering all Internal Audit experts from different continents at a single platform. Come join us to capitalize on the diverse experiences of our experts and their in-depth knowledge in audit projects, as well as valuable networking opportunities with other professionals with view of driving internal audit excellence.

 5th Annual Private Investment Funds Tax Master Class
Date: May 21 - 22, 2014
Location: The Princeton Club, New York

Organized By:
Financial Research Associates
Discount: 15%
Discount Code: FMP111

Description:  Financial Research Associates' 5th Private Investment Funds Tax Master Class features the Tax Practices for Private Equity Funds conference and the 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.

 Alternative Investor 2014
Date: May 21, 2014
Location: Central London

Organized By:
Discount: 15% discount for Hedge Connection Club Members
Discount Code: FKW52757HLL

Description:  This one-day conference has been designed to aid Family Offices, Pension Funds, Endowments & other Institutional Investors when deciding which alternative strategies to pursue. The forum covers the entire spectrum of alternative investments, with expert contributions from the leaders in Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Debt & Hedge Funds.

 3rd Annual Collateral Management Forum
Date: May 22 - 23, 2014
Location: Vienna, Austria

Organized By:
Global Leading Conferences

Description:  In today's dynamic economic environment Collateral Management has become an integral part of each and every financial organization. The changing landscape of the financial markets had a great impact on Collateral Management by making huge demands on the capabilities of managers and the systems they use. The industry faces new challenges everyday and issues like optimazation, risk mitigation and third party handlig has been on top of the chart during the past few years. To brainstorm possible solutions, GLC Europe has organized the 3rd Annual Collateral Management Forum to bring together the most south after people in this industry under one roof on the 22nd and 23rd of May, 2014, Vienna, Austria. As usual, the event will provide solutions for the most emerging topics and bring together senior C-level executives from the biggest and top European banks, institutions, regulatory bodies."

 Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2014
Date: May 23, 2014
Location: Capella Singapore

Organized By:

Description:  Following on from the success of past events, the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2014 will be returning to Capella Singapore on 23 May 2014
Inaugurated in 2004, the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards is an annual event celebrating the best and rewarding the finest in the Asian hedge fund industry. Having seen a decade of hedge fund excellence: 51 unique sponsors, 150 awards presented and 3,264 attendees, this prestigious event remains one of the most important fixtures on the hedge fund calendar.

 IFN Asia Forum
Date: May 26 - 27, 2014
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Organized By:
Redmoney Events

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

Organized By:
BZ Events
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!

 Alternative Investment General Counsel Summit
Date: May 29, 2014
Location: The Harvard Club, New York, NY

Organized By:

Description:  This executive conference explores legal opportunities and challenges presented by the growing trend in institutional investor involvement in fund structuring, heightened investor scrutiny and attention to due diligence and the ever-evolving regulatory and compliance landscape in the alternative investment space. Participants have a forum to network with peers and share strategies and solutions for attracting investors, building governance and demystifying investors' management selection process. Our speaker faculty also covers best practices for responding to and mitigating risks associated with SEC investigations, creating effective tax structures and complying with domestic as well as international regulatory agencies.