Gaining the Edge – Cap Intro 2020 seeks to be the largest capital introduction event in the alternative investment industry. This event will take place from Oct 5th to 16th and will leverage the success of Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Conferences, which have sold out all six events and Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Educational Webinar Series, which has had over 3,500 hedge fund professionals register, including over 1,500 investors/allocators. This event will also donate a large portion of the profits to select charities that benefit at-risk youth. To date, Gaining the Edge LLC and Agecroft Partners have donated over $2 million dollars to these organizations.
Agecroft Partners, selected 11 years in a row by HFM Week and/or Hedgeweek as the top hedge fund marketing firm in the industry, will be helping to make the event a success. The success of any capital introduction event starts with the quality of investors. High quality investors attract high quality managers, which increases the level of participation from each. Agecroft is uniquely positioned within the industry to help with this event, because their primary business has developed a strong reputation and enduring relationships with institutional investors around the world. In addition, they have created one of, if not the largest, investor networks in the industry.
Capital introduction events have been dominated by banks’ prime brokerage units for their clients, and Context Summits. We believe there is demand for another major player in the market who can include new investors/allocators and alternative investment firms. With our annual Gaining the Edge – New York conference postponed until the spring of 2021 and most investors/allocators and alternative managers not traveling, this is the ideal time to launch this new, online initiative.
This event is complimentary for experienced hedge fund allocators/investors, institutional investors and their consultants. Approved investors will have access to an extensive selection of managers and strategies located globally, that may be sorted and screened based on specific criteria. To encourage participation across all continents, tailored meeting times for investors will be available in all time zones including Asia, Americas, Middle East and Europe. Investors will have the option to select either 1 on 1 meetings with a manager or to participate in a small-group webinar format.
Alternative investment managers will potentially have access to the largest and highest quality universe of investors to participate in a cap-intro event. We expect this to include many new investors they have not previously met.
The event will also allow participating managers the option to choose between paying a registration fee or donating directly to a charity of their choice that benefits at-risk youth. This is a unique feature of the event, which will benefit charities across the globe.
Gaining the Edge will donate $1,000 dollars for every ten meetings that take place to charities that benefit at-risk youth. The more meetings, the more money that will be donated to charity. Gaining the Edge will guarantee a minimum donation of $100,000 for this event, with a goal of raising over $1,000,000 from cap intro events over time.