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The Soho Loft Media Group, Victoria Global and LDJ Capital support the Opal Exchange in Swissotel, Chicago from 9th to 11th June, 2015

June 20, 2015NEW YORKInstitutional investors such as endowments, single and multi-family offices, funds of funds and endowments, managers for real estate and real estate managers, hedge funds managers, financial managers and private equity managers as well service providers like broke dealers, administrators and legal counselors converged in Swissotel Chicago, Illinois for the Opal Exchange. This two day event took place from 9th to 11th June 2015. The purpose of the event was to enable attendees who share similar investment goals an opportunity to connect and develop linkages. Opal Exchange uses a sophisticated interface to schedule purposeful private meetings for like-minded investors and managers.

David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group  and Victoria Global says, “As the role of investors in financing small and medium sized businesses continues to grow, smart investors will be the most sought after by entrepreneurs. Opal Exchange is a strategic platform for investment managers, institutional investors and service providers to connect and exchange information and ideas for purposes of enhancing their capacities.”

The agenda for this by invitation only event featured a keynote speech and networking opportunities through a cocktail reception and private one-on-one meetings at ‘Exchange Hubs’. Each one-on-one exchange meeting was designed to last for about 25 minutes.  Opal  confirmed participation of invited attendees after which they were required to complete an exclusive investment profile. This profile helped in pairing participants up. With the information availed by attendees, allocators and managers were granted opportunity to ask for one-on-one exchange meetings using a messaging tool on Opal Exchange.

The Opal Exchange event started off with a networking cocktail reception on 9th June evening. On day two, event attendees participated in one-on-one meetings where Asset Managers  hosted a maximum of 24 private discussions with potential allocators throughout the day. A keynote speech on the topic “Investment Strategies in Slow Global Deflation and Growth” was delivered in the evening of day two. Attendees joined a networking party and reception thereafter. One-on-one exchange meetings  continued throughout day three up to 4pm, when the event closed.

Opal Exchange’s keynote speech was delivered by Dr. A. Gary Shilling, the Founder and President of  A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc. Dr. Shilling has been ranked the top economist in Wall Street by Institutional polls. The Futures Magazine also named Dr. Shilling the top Commodity Trader Advisor. He has been cited numerous times by The Wall Street Journal for his accurate economic forecasts and  was ranked third best stock-market forecaster after Warren Buffett by MoneySense in 2003. Dr. Shilling is also the longest serving Forbes Magazine columnist, and a regular Bloomberg View columnist who appears on Bloomberg TV and radio frequently.

Some of the sponsors of The Opal Exchange include Angel Island Partners, Auster Capital Partners, Angelo Gordon & Co, Casoro Capital, Blue Field Capital, Arel Capital, First Trust, Green House Capital Partners, Logan Capital Management Inc, Trion, Vantage Asset Management and Worth Venture Partners. Media partners for this event include Events in America, Capital Hedge, The Soho Loft Media Group,, LDJ Capital,, Alpha Journal, BarclayHedge and Victoria Global.

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