Date: Monday, 25th June, 2012
Venue: Capital Grille – Wall Street, NY
The event Cap Intro: Emerging Markets | Macro Alternative Investing gathered active investors and growing Emerging Markets and Macro focused alternative investment managers in a pre-qualified and pre-screened format with private meetings. The cap intro event was attended by 16 investors and 8 managers, with a total of 63 meetings taking place during the course of the afternoon.
Five of the 16 investors were fund of funds/investor consultants, six single/multi-family offices, and five were high net worth individuals, endowments, and multi-managers. The size of the investors ranged from $50m to $6.5bn.
Alternative Investment Managers
Five emerging markets and four macro fund managers attended. The size of the strategy AUM ranged from $17m to $698m. Strategies included emerging markets macro, emerging markets debt, long-only equity, EM small caps, global macro, multi-strategy, Russia/CIS focus, and China focus.
Pre-Screening and Pre-Qualification
Both the investors and managers were pre-screened and pre-qualified to constructively fit into the investor event. Investors were interviewed for their active interest in Emerging Markets and Macro focused managers, and asked to supply information on their key investment criteria and preferences. Managers were asked to apply by sending their fund profile and their preferences to what investors to meet with. Subsequently, investors and managers gave their preferences to whom to meet with, taking into account the information available on participants. All participants were given tailor-made private meeting schedules prior the event.
The investor event consisted of a luncheon with presentations by managers, a networking break, and five 35 minute sessions with private meetings, as well as a cocktail reception.