The Ultimate Networking and Relationship Building Event

The Ultimate Networking and Relationship Building Event

October 24 - 26 2016, Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda

October 24 - 26 2016, Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda

Early Bird pricing now in effect. Save up to $1,000.

Early Bird pricing now in effect. Save up to $1,000.

 

 

Bigger Program. More Speakers. More Beach.

Now in its third year, Global Fund Forum is the highlight of the year for Hedge Connection. Over three days, the alternatives industry will gather at the beautiful Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda to network with peers, learn from experts and effectively connect and build relationships.

Our agenda for 2016 diversifies well beyond the one-on-one focus of previous years, as we look to include a wider audience of alternative investment professionals.

We are building off last year's successful agenda by adding a morning of Table Talks co-hosted by experts and allocators, a track of panel discussions and fireside chats about timely topics. Like last year we will have a day of one-on-one meetings, Deal Ring (our Shark Tank style event), motivational speakers, the beach dinner party, Cigars Under the Stars, a boat cruise...and much more.

We look forward to having you join us in Bermuda.

"Global Fund Forum is a great conference. It was productive on multiple levels. Lisa and the Hedge Connection team are incredibly organized and conscientious of making sure people are gaining from being there."

-David Wertentheil

Partner, Worth Venture Partners

What's New for 2016?

Table Talks

Panel Track

Family Office Co-Investment Seminar

Table Talks

In May of this year, we hosted a new style of event in New York called Table Talks. The event deconstructs the traditional conference format and brings the panels of experts table side for intimate discussions with the audience. We are incorporating this successful format on the morning of Day 3 of the Global Fund Forum as a key component to the agenda. The topics will be posted on the Table Talks page and delegates will select 4 topics from the available selection using our Table Chooser software. Each table will be co-hosted by an industry expert and an allocator. Each Table Talk session lasts 30 minutes.

Panel Track

On Day 2, our expanded agenda features 5 panels discussing a variety of topics including Seeding, Peer-to-Peer Lending, Water, Opportunities in Credit and Impact Investing. Attendees who are not participating in one-on-one meetings will be able to take advantage of our expanded agenda and listen to these timely topics.

Family Office Co-Investment Seminar

This year we will be hosting a private family office seminar focusing on issues related to co-investing. This 'By Invitation Only' session will take place on Monday 10/24th from 1-4PM, prior to the Welcome Reception. Families will have an opportunity to discuss investment ideas as well as to hear from a few key experts in the alternative industry. The discussion will be led by Jim Rosebush, CEO of GrowthStrategy. Jim's client's include large family offices in Europe, the Middle East and the US. If you run a family office and would like to learn more, please contact us.

One-on-Ones

One-on-Ones

GFF 2016 app

Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings has been an important component to the Global Fund Forum since our inaugural event. This year, we have limited participation to 35 managers in order to give the participating funds and allocators the very best experience.

The meetings will be arranged prior to the Forum on the Hedge Connection website using our proprietary scheduling technology. Each participant will complete a profile that will be posted on Hedge Connection's private website. Managers will complete a fund profile with a description of strategy, bios, performance numbers and marketing materials. Investors will answer questions that describe what they require before making an investment.

Using the meeting scheduler, investors and fund managers can research participants, communicate and set up one-on-one meetings based on their unique profiles and objectives.

Meetings will take place in 30 minute increments, with one manager hosting one investor per meeting. On the conference floor, each manager will receive their own Forum Suite for hosting private meetings.

Stephane Azra

"I have been to many conferences and this was one of the best. It was very well attended, well organized, and efficiently run. This was an excellent and worthwhile investor-manager summit."

-Stephane Azra

Director of Business Development, Glazer Capital Management