Wannabe Hedgies and Start Ups: An Event For YOU

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by ambienCR, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Hi Folks,

    Our September hedge fund - private equity networking event was a great success with a good number of funds and a family office and fund of funds in attendance. Our next fund networking event will be on October 27th at Lowenstein Sandler. You can sign up here.

    We will also have our Fairfield / Westchester fund networking event on October 13th in Greenwich, CT. This event will be at Withers Bergman. Withers Bergman LLP is an international law firm dedicated to the personal, business and philanthropic interests of successful individuals, their families and advisers. You can sign up here.

    We have less than a handful of tickets available for our October 6th, half day marketing training / "cram" session for startup and emerging funds. We'll cover aspects of fund-raising, presentation, due diligence, allocation, continued investor relations and operational risk. This event is ideal for General Partners or Limited Partners of funds. It allows fund managers and marketers to see the competitive market place for capital raising and business development. This event is for fund managers, portfolio managers, limited partners, marketing and business development personnel and vendors in the field looking to expand their knowledge of the business development and compliance process. There will be a lunch reception preceding the event and an after work reception following.

    Confirmed Speakers include:

    * W. Michael Crawford, CP Eaton. CP Eaton is a global placement agent with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. They have more than $31 billion in total capital raised for 55 funds.
    * Stuart Feldman, Senior Vice President Jefferies Group. Stuart Feldman leads The Jefferies Group's Capital Introduction efforts for the East Coast U.S..
    * Lauri Martin, founder / president of Prism Advisors. In the fund of funds she managed the development of Swiss bank Union Bancaire Privee’s structural due diligence process as Deputy Head of Structural Risk.
    * Thomas Walek, founder / president of Walek & Associates. Walek & Associates is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent financial and corporate public relations firms.
    * David Wilder, President Synergy Graphix . They have worked with more than 100 financial firms and funds on their editorial, marketing, and product development.
    * Many others.

    Participants will receive a copy of our directory of more than 50 fund seeders or FOFs and their contact info as well as a new list of 200 family offices and other investors with their contact info. You can sign up here.

    On November 10th we will have a half day forum on Fund Exits - Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructuring and Secondaries. Mergers between funds and other financial institutions continues to grow. Multiple funds have been acquired or merged this year. Limited Partners looking to smooth their liquidity flows have sought to place stakes in the secondary markets rather than wait for long term private equity investments to mature or for gated hedge fund stakes to free up. Larger funds are on the hunt for acquisitions.

    Secondary stakes in funds have been widely available throughout 2009 as secondary oriented firms have amassed more than $30 billion in dry powder for fund-stakes at the right price. We have a series of leading funds and funds of funds who are active in secondary markets, fund restructuring and fund mergers and acquisitions. Likewise multiple subject matter experts in different parts of the fund exit ecosystem will present. This event is ideal for Limited Partners in Funds, Family Offices, Institutional Investors, General Partners and other institutions. Likewise, Hedge funds or Private Equity firms looking to restructure or joint venture / partner with another firm would benefit from attending. The event will be in midtown Manhattan. There will be a lunch reception preceding the event and an after work reception following. You can sign up here.

    Speakers include:

    * Luisa Hunnewell, Willow Ridge Partners. Luisa Hunnewell joined Willowridge in 1996 after 16 years at Chemical Bank, where she was involved in a number of specialized industries including insurance, banks and securities firms, auto and tire, and agribusiness.
    * Andrew Kwee Principal, LGT Capital Partners. Andrew Kwee is a Principal at LGT Capital Partners (USA) Inc. He is based in the firm's New York office and leads its US private equity office. Previously, Mr. Kwee worked at GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd. as a Senior Vice President. He spent ten years at the firm and was responsible for establishing and managing its New York office.
    * Robert Picard, CEO of BoxTree Capital. Provides hedge fund expertise for Navigant Capital’s Financial Institutions Restructuring Solutions Team (“FIRST™”), part of Navigant Capital Advisors (NCA), the dedicated corporate finance business unit of Navigant Consulting. Reviewing and valuing illiquid securities and Fund “side-pockets," methodologies to equitably allocate assets, advising an optimal asset disposition strategy, transfers of Fund shares/interests requiring near-term liquidity, execution of a restructuring plan. Prior to that he was Chief Investment Officer of the $6 billion Optima Investment fund of funds.
    * Reid Bernstein , CEO One Capital Partners. Mr. Bernstein has been an advisor to financial institutions including Citigroup and HSBC, and to several Multi-Strategy hedge funds. He is an alum of Goldman Sachs, Drexel Burnham and the Wharton School of Business.
    * Ted J. Gooden, Managing Director, Berkshire Capital. Mr. Gooden joined Berkshire Capital in 2000 where he contributed to the successful completion of a variety of acquisitions for Berkshire Capital clients in the institutional asset management, wealth management, mutual fund, trust and securities sectors. He developed the firm's hedge fund and hedge fund of funds industry practice and currently serves as co-head of the alternative asset management sector. Berkshire Capital has worked on more than 100 financial services mergers and/or acquisitions.
    * Many others.

    The event will have breakout sessions for participants. Early bird pricing is in effect. You can sign up here.

    Feel free to circulate this email among your business colleagues. For more IvyPlus announcements, you can connect to me on twitter at martysecada . If you work for a fund and wish to be put on our mailing list, please contact us.

    A New York City Family of Private Equity Funds seeks a Chairman with significant senior PE Experience (10 to 20 years Domestic and/or International) and outstanding personal track record. They will have knowledge/experience with manufacturing clients is a plus, as is familiarity/relationships in emerging markets—specifically LATIM or Asia. The fund acquires middle market industrial companies with significant US exports or similar US companies that could move manufacturing operations to Mexico or the Philippines. This fund focuses on Mexico and Philippines and expects to conduct extensive operational due diligence pre-acquisition to reduce risk and to take over operations post-acquisition. They expect not to use leverage in any purchase, to finance receivables in the US and to buy raws in bulk from Asian Trading Partners. Strong Local operational personnel in Mexico and the Philippines. Please contact Sharon McDermott to discuss at srmcdermott@comcast.net .


    Marty Secada

    Managing Director
    Broad and Wall Advisors
    Web: http://www.broadandwalladvisors.com/
    Email: secadam@broadwall.net
    Phone: 917-291-0557

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    The Pembrook Group
    Pepper Hamilton
    Risk Resources
    Sky Fund
    Withers Bergman
  2. I believe you need to be a sponsor for post like this.

    Also, ET crowd is retail, not sure why you advertising such event here.

  3. Its for start ups and wannabees---- helps you get started in da biz. anyone established would have no interest---goood place for retail to discover truth about running a fund and helping to get set up if wanted. no offense meant, man, just trying to help out the newbies,

  4. Here is another FREE event for wannabees and start ups

    Good and Plenty of free Swag and lady groupies for your enjoyment too

    Time is almost up to claim your FREE REGISTRATION to HedgeWorld’s Fall Fund Services Conference on October 6 in New York. Through the years, thousands of hedge fund investors, managers and advisors have attended this event, and this year promises another fantastic opportunity to network with your peers while hearing from our expert panelists.

    Registration is complimentary for hedge fund investors, managers and advisors, but don't wait as seating capacity is limited and we're close to being sold out, as we were last year.


    AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE (updated)
    Richard Bookstaber
    Wall Street Veteran and Author,
    "A Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds,
    and the Perils of Financial Innovation"


    Panel Discussions:
    * Compliance in the Age of Obama
    * Pitching Investors
    * Prime Brokerage Primer
    * Electronic Execution
    Panel Discussions:
    * Diving into Due Diligence
    * Rethinking the Rules
    * Risk Management for the Recovery
    * Investing with Obama

    * New Kids on the Block
    Four new fund managers talk about the current climate
    for forming new funds, including raising money, picking
    a strategy, setting fees, and dealing with due diligence reviews.

    Don’t miss our expert speakers:
    Keith Bliss – Cuttone & Company
    Richard Bookstaber – Wall Street Veteran and Author "A Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innovation"
    Philip J. Callahan – Singer Partners LLC
    Tom Capasse – Waterfall Asset Management
    Daniel Chait – LAB49
    Pasquale J. D’Amuro – Giuliani Security and Safety
    Matthew Fitzmaurice – AWJ Capital Partners, LLC
    Bruce Frumerman – Frumerman & Nemeth Inc
    E. Ann Gill – Seyfath Shaw LLP
    Judith Gross – JG Advisory Services LLC
    William J. Heins – BrookViewe Capital, LLC
    Duncan Hennes – Atrevida Partners
    Richard Horwitz – Risk Fundamentals
    Arzhang Kamarei – Thesys Technologies
    Mark Kleinman – Marathon Asset Management
    Thomas Kreitler – C.P. Eaton Partners
    Peter Lupoff – Tiburon Capital Management
    Jim Marrone – Capital Z Asset Management
    Anne Mathias – Concept Capital Washington Research Group
    Kevin McPartland – TABB Group
    George Michaels – G2 Systems
    Rachel Minard – Cogo Wolf Management, LLC
    Neil Morris – Kinetic Partners LLP
    Oleg Movchan – Vara Capital Management, LLC
    Mitchell Nichter – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
    Stuart J. Rabin – Nine Thirty Capital
    Stephen Raneri – LionEye Capital
    Jeffrey Rathgeber – Pelorus Advisors
    Tassos Recachinas – Sophis Investments, LLC
    John Rogers – Casedy Consulting, LLC
    Michael Ryan – JAI Capital Management
    Andrew Saunders – Hedge Connection
    Randy Shain – First Advantage Corp.
    John C. Shay - IDCG
    Ron Suber – Merlin Securities, LLC
    Edward Tedeschi – HC Associates LLC
    Denise Valentine – Aite Group

    Be sure you are on the growing list of firm attending this Fall’s conference. Here is just a highlight of registered firms:

    Abu Dhabi Invest. Authority
    AQR Capital Management
    Crescendo Partners
    D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.
    Eden Rock Capital
    Goldman Sachs
    Ivy Asset Management
    Kingdon Capital Management LLC
    MD Sass
    Merrill Lynch
    MF Global
    Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.
    Morgan Stanley Investment Management
    Parker Global Strategies, LLC
    Recovery Partners Investments
    Royal Bank of Scotland
    Satellite Asset Mgmt

    And many more ...

    For a look at the full agenda and confirmed speakers, click here.

    Please let us know if you can attend
    YES, I plan to attend »

    For sponsorship & exhibits opportunities, contact:
    In the US:
    Kristin Rainone

    Who Should Attend ?

    Hedge Funds

    Private Equity

    Traditional Managers


    Family Offices


    Foundations & Endowments

    Insurance Companies
    Plan Sponsors

    Asset Allocators


    Service Providers




    Prime Brokers
    Technology Firms