Agecroft Partners and Gaining the Edge will host a one day Chicago Hedge Fund Conference on June 19th with a clear goal in mind: to have candid, robust conversations and debates about various ways to enhance the risk adjusted returns of a diversified hedge fund portfolio. In it, a comprised of panel discussions will be lead by some of the world’s most influential hedge fund investors.
Additionally, Chicago will not be the only conference Agecroft Partners and Gaining the Edge have planned so far for this year, as New York City has been selected for another round taking place a bit later on November 4th and 5th. This 2 days New York Conference isn’t new for the public and it has sold out each of the past 4 years with over 650 registrations including 300 hedge fund investors. This year’s Chicago conference, however, will be limited to 300 registrations.
Don Steinbrugge, Founder and CEO at Agecroft Partners, commented about the success this joint effort has brought along: “Our conference which takes place in New York City has sold out the last four years and because of its success we have decided to launch second conference in Chicago on March 19th. The structure of the conference will be very similar to New York where only hedge fund investors are allowed to speak and the panel topics will all focus on where are the best opportunities to allocate over the next 6 to 24 months. Like our NYC conference, we also expect a heavy turnout of hedge fund investors, which have represented about half the registrations of the NYC conference.”
That’s because Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Conferences is comprised of panel discussions lead by some of the world’s most influential hedge fund investors. The objective is to have candid, robust conversations and debates about various ways to enhance the risk adjusted returns of a diversified hedge fund portfolio. Speakers will include decision makers at pensions, endowments, foundations, institutional consultants, family offices, and funds of funds. They will offer their independent view on which hedge fund strategies look the most attractive given current capital market valuations and economic forecasts. Panel discussions will also focus on key issues in performing industry leading, best practice hedge fund due diligence.
“The reasons behind why these conferences have been historically successful is that we’ve done a good job of creating content the audience want to hear and we have been able to get the prominent speakers that have volunteered your time to speak at the conference. We believe these will also help make the webinar series successful, along with the fact that we will be marketing it to our database of over 110,000 a hedge fund industry professionals,” said Agecroft Partners CEO Don Steinbrugge.
In addition to the conferences, Mr Steinbrugge pointed out that they have also decided to launch an Educational Webinar Program, “where we will interview hedge fund managers, hedge fund investors and other professionals from the hedge fund industry relative to trends they are seen in the industry, their thoughts on the capital markets along with what strategies they believe will do the best based on our current valuation levels in the capital markets and there academic forecasts.”
The webinar is live, interactive, and allows participants to submit questions. It is also 100% educational in nature, where speakers are not permitted to promote any product during the presentation. In fact, and although this webinar series is complimentary, participants will be given the opportunity to make a donation to a charity that benefits children.
That’s basically why Agecroft Partners created Gaining the Edge, to help enhance investors’ knowledge of the hedge fund industry and to improving the lives of children through donating 100% of their profits from conferences. “Agecroft partners decided to set up Gaining the Edge towards educate investors on what hedge fund strategies look the most attractive given current market valuations and investors economic forecast. In addition, it was created to raise revenue charities to benefit children,” continued Mr Steinbrugge. Through the end of 2018 Agecroft Partners has contributed approximately $700,000 from these conferences to over a dozen organizations focused on troubled youth, children’s health, and children’s education. Agecroft Partners has provided not only financial support, but has also contributed time by serving on the boards of more than half of these organizations.