Catalyst Cap Intro events are investor driven and transactional events that host alpha-oriented investment managers and institutional grade investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.

This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses on the Alternative Investing Funds space, kicking off 2021 with re-newed ideas, anticipation and momentum. The event hosts strategies across the spectrum, focusing on liquid or semi-liquid assets. Strategies covered include: L/S equity & Long-only, Credit & Fixed income, Merger Arb, Event driven, Quant & Options, Currencies, Macro & CTAs, International/Global markets, Distressed & Deep-value, Commodities & Energy, and more. Managers typically offer their products through investment funds, but also SMAs or advisory features.

At the event managers give short presentations, which is followed by meeting sessions. There are no service providers, only managers and investors. The event concludes with a networking reception. Participants are given access to a dedicated online event portal, where the agenda, meetings, event binder and delegates are listed.

Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the event, by completing a COIN questionnaire. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, investor intermediaries, and end-investors, located in the US but also internationally.

This event production builds on Catalyst’s history and successful track record in putting together industry-recognized and effective capital raising events.



Note: this event is scheduled to be a live, in-person event, however as demanded by health guidelines and other circumstances it may be offered as a virtual or hybrid event instead. 




Pre-Screening Process


    We seek fund managers that are successful, small to mid-sized (about $30m-$1bn), and with a strong product offering. In particular, we look at a manager's:

  • Relevancy and strength of investment strategy
  • Performance track record and other metrics
  • AUM and AUM history for fund, strategy and firm
  • Liquidity and other investor terms
  • General fit with the short listed investors


Each investor will undergo a multi-step qualification process in order to be granted admission to our events. In particular we look at an investor's profile, investing preferences, AUM, size of allocations made, and if there are any allocation restrictions (incl. size criteria of managers). The investors to a specific event are announced about two weeks beforehand to the registered managers. We also ask investors to join the 'Catalyst Capital Network', which further qualifies and ensures their fit to the events.


Beforethe Event

  • Investors and managers are invited and sign up to an event
  • Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified
  • Managers receive event details and pay event fees
  • Investors are sent descriptions of investment managers' profiles, with up to 50 investors reviewing the managers
  • Investors request which managers to meet with
  • The confirmed investor meetings are sent to the managers. If a manager doesn't get a minimum of meetings scheduled, they may cancel and be refunded

ATthe Event

  • Participation of managers is capped, with approximately 1:2 ratio of managers to investors
  • Exclusive luncheon with short presentations by the managers
  • Participants are given out an event binder, containing the managers' fund summaries
  • Coffee networking break
  • An afternoon with consecutive, private meeting sessions
  • Closing with networking reception

The PrivateMeetings

  • At the event, the meetings are in 35 minute intervals and consist of one manager and one or two investors
  • The meetings take place in exclusive, closed-door rooms which make the experience pleasant, professional and personal
  • Managers can bring any materials they want
  • Upon request, AV equipment is available to managers for presentations

After the Event

  • We may share feed-back from introduced participants 4-6 weeks after the event. This is an efficient way to make sure you make the most of your introductions, and follow up with the appropriate investors quickly
  • Announcement of the 'Catalyst Cap Intro Award' to one of the participating managers at the event

Event Agenda


The general agenda for this Catalyst Cap Intro Event is:

  • 12:15pm : Registration opens
  • 12:30pm : Main session and introductory talks by fund managers
  • 1:45pm : Networking break
  • 2:00pm : Afternoon private meetings in 35 minute intervals
  • 5:00pm : Networking Reception
  • 6:00pm : Closing of the event

For reviews, see Stats & Reviews from one of our recent events.

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