FAQs for Fund Managers

  • What is the fee to attend for a manager?
  • The fee for a manager is typically around $2.5-3.5K, and varies depending on applicable discounts, number of delegates sent, and add-on services added. Please apply to an event or contact us for specific fee details.

  • How many investors will I meet with?
  • We aim to get up to 10 meeting introductions for each manager. The average is around eight. If you get less than six meetings scheduled you may cancel and be refunded.

  • What investors are attending a specific event? When is the draft investor list released?
  • We build up the draft list of investors for a specific event and publish this about 10 days before an event to managers that have registered. For past investors attending and typical characteristics, please see our brochure.

  • What if there is little interest in my fund, especially if our fund is small, has a short track, or has a niche strategy?
  • We offer a Secured Investor Interest Guarantee, by which you have the option to cancel and get refunded prior an event if you receive less than six investor meeting requests. We notify managers four days before an event about the numbers of investors that have requested to meet with them and who they are.

  • What do the investors base their meeting requests on?
  • We share the managers' strategy description, AUM size and performance with investors. The investors can also ask to see the full fund summary or presentation.

  • How does Catalyst know the investors? Where are they sourced from?
  • The team at Catalyst come from alternative investing backgrounds and have built up wide networks of investors and allocators. The firm works hard to recruit new investors by targeted invitations, referrals from industry colleagues and media partnerships, as well as retaining current investors in the network that have proven their allocation ability.

  • How do I know that investors are 'real' investors/allocators?
  • All new investors that want to join an event undergo a pre-screening process by Catalyst. This entails an investor filling out an investor profile questionnaire by joining the ‘Catalyst Capital Network’. Often also someone in the Catalyst team talks to the investor to confirm their eligibility and discuss their allocation interests. If an investor has a specific limitation, for example they only invest in Long Only funds or don’t pay performance fees, we do our best to inform the managers about this.

  • What if I know a lot of investors? I only want to meet with new contacts.
  • Typically, when investors request their manager meetings, they don't select managers that they know since previously or that they can't/don't have any interest in investing with. In addition, once the draft lift of investors is published, a manager may tell Catalyst of their preferences regarding the investor group, and we can take off any names that you already know

  • Are investors 'qualified' per SEC regulations?
  • Virtually all investors are qualified investors per SEC regulations, and this is one of the questions we ask investors prior events. However, Catalyst doesn't verify this information as it's information given voluntarily.

  • Does Catalyst verify any of the investor or manager information?
  • No, we don't. All information is based on the voluntarily shared data given by the participants. Catalyst Financial Partners LLC is an events organizer, and has no fiduciary, investment or advisory responsibilities.

  • What does the lunch talk entail?
  • This is a 5-7 minute stand-alone talk meant to give an introduction to what your fund does, what your strategy is about and how you add value to investors. There is no AV equipment, but participants have the fund summaries in the event binders.

  • The private meeting space, how's that set up?
  • A manager typically gets a dedicated, private, closed doors meeting room to which we rotate investors every 35 minutes. Managers are free to bring any materials to the meeting.

  • Is any media attending?
  • There is no media attending the lunch or meeting sessions. Occasionally we have media and other industry representatives joining the wine reception.

  • Are there any service providers attending?
  • No, there are only investment managers and investors/allocators at the main sessions of the event.

  • The 50% off for a Second Event discount, how does that work?
  • If you purchase two events simultaneously, then you get 50% off on the second event. No other discounts can be applied. Please contact us for full terms.

  • We like what Catalyst does and want to do more?
  • We appreciate every client and work hard to make everyone satisfied. We welcome you to apply to our events, and if you are interested in individual fund raising assignments please contact Catalyst Fund Advisors, our fund marketing sister company.

FAQs for Investors/Allocators

  • What is the fee to attend for an investor/allocator?
  • The event is complimentary, provided that you qualify to the event.

  • How do I qualify to an event?
  • Investors/allocators must qualify prior an event by joining the ‘Catalyst Capital Network’. The team at Catalyst may have additional questions and may contact you to discuss.

  • What types of managers do you usually host?
  • Our managers are best of breed, alpha-oriented, small to mid-sized private fund managers. Each event has a specific asset class or strategy focus which should make your time spent very productive.

  • When do I know which managers attend a specific event?
  • About 10 days before an event we send out the details on the managers to the investors that have signed up. You can then review and select which ones you find interesting.

  • How many managers are there at an event and how many can I meet with?
  • We usually have 7-9 managers per event and you can meet with up to five.

  • Is there any minimum of meetings I need to commit to?
  • No, you can meet with 1 to 5 managers. If you don't want to meet with anyone however the event might not be for you.

  • I am a low profile family office or a pension fund. How do I make so my information is not shared widely at the event?
  • We are happy to have investors delegates attend without sharing their company info or profiles. Please let us know if this would be preferred.

  • How do I sign up to the next Catalyst Cap Intro event?
  • Please register on the event website and join the Catalyst Capital Network if you haven’t already. We also send out invites a few months before an event so you can sign up then. Or you can send us an email and we short list you

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