LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group, and Victoria Global sponsor OPAL’s conference on 3-4 June, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 24, 2015 – NEW YORK —#investment managers, corporate pensions, family offices and public funds converged in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for the European Family Office and Institutional Investment Forum. This two day forum took place on the 3rd and 4th June, 2015 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. The event created engaging discussions around developing investment trends and stimulated dialogue among family office and institutional investors on possible networking opportunities. As a growing financial hub in Europe, Netherlands provides the ideal location for this event as it offers unending financial opportunities with innovations in solar energy, globalization and fixed income.
According to LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global Chairman David Drake, “Family offices and institutional investors across the globe are growing rapidly in response to increasing demand from the expanding demographics where the ultra-rich are individuals with investable assets of least one million dollars. Events such as the European Family Office and Institutional Investment Forum play an important role in preparing investors for the changing investment environment.”
The forum agenda featured a combination of opening remarks, panel discussions, one-on-one meetings and networking cocktail receptions. Forum attendees engaged in discussions around topics like “Evolving Investing Environments for both Institutional and Private Investors”, “Alternative Fixed Income and Credit Strategies”, “Maximizing Real Asset Investments”, “Globalization and Emerging Markets”, “Next Gen Philanthropy” and “Hedge Fund Investments”. Other topics of discussion included “Fiduciary responsibility, compliance and regulation”, and “Opportunities in Co-Investing”. Attendees discussed at depth issues relating to Emerging Managers. Representatives from family offices and public funds discussed the reasons for choosing emerging managers and the process of selecting them, explored the psychological and practical barriers to entry, hedge fund industry trends as well a checklist for what investors should look for in identification of emerging managers. Investors participated in a closed door roundtable meeting over breakfast that was scheduled for early morning on day two.
Various experts with different experience and background spoke during the European Family Office and Institutional Investment Forum. They included:
CEO and Founding Partner – Apeiron Investment Group
CIO and President – EA Global LLC
Chief Economist – MMG Economics and Research
Chief Executive – AH Loder Advisers
Chief Investment Officer – EUROPANEL Research and Alternative Asset Management
Chief Investment Officer – Ritossa Family Office
Director – LALCAP, UK
Founder and President – Mack International, LLC
Investment Manager – European Investment Fund
Managing Director – Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Managing Director – GAM Consulting and Advisory Services
Pension Fund Board Member – CERN Pension Fund
Vice President – Wilshire Associates Europe B.V.
The executive sponsor for this event was Berkeley Research Group, LLC. General event sponsors included Exponential VC, PZENA Investment Management LLC, Cottonwood Technology Fund, Symbiotics, Far Hills Group LLC, SYFOGLOMAD and WYETREE Asset Management Limited. Media Partners for the event included Alpha Journal, cfi.co, allaboutrisk.com, Capital Hedge, IFC Review, Preqin, Hedge Connection, LDJ Capital, FocusEconomics, The Soho Loft Media Group, Swiss ##investor Directory and Victoria Global.
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