The Catalyst Cap Intro ‘Alternative Investing Funds’ is a cross-strategies alt assets event. The event is investor driven and transactional in scope, hosting investment managers and institutional grade investors for Catalyst’s uniquely styled cap intro event packed with presentations, structured meetings, and networking.

This winter 2024 Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses on liquid or semi-liquid alt strategies, including: L/S equity & Long-only, Credit & Fixed income, Event driven, Quant & Options, Currencies, Macro & CTAs, Emerging markets, Distressed, Commodities & Energy, Crypto, Real estate, and more.

The event will discuss the current drivers and potential risks in the investing markets.  All this means opportunities for savvy investment managers.

The event is in-person, where managers give presentations during lunch, followed by private meetings. The event concludes with a networking reception.

Participants are given access to a dedicated online Catalyst Event Portal, where the agenda, meetings schedule with contact info, participants list and other info are available. The event is exclusive with around 30-40 participants in a controlled environment, with a 1:2 manager to investor ratio.

The introductions 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. There are no service providers, only managers and investors.

Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by completing a COIN (Catalyst Online Investor Network) questionnaire and additional vetting by Catalyst. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, allocator 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.


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

  • How do I qualify to an event?
  • Investors/allocators must qualify prior an event by joining the ‘Catalyst Online Investor Network (COIN)’. The team at Catalyst may have additional questions and may contact you to discuss. In short, qualification denotes that you should be an institutional grade investor interested in allocating meaningful amounts of capital to private investment managers. Catalyst has discretion in deciding what constitutes an investor for our purposes, and may reject admission to events.

  • 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 is likely not 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 COIN 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.

  • A virtual event and meetings, how are they set up?
  • All delegates get a dedicated online event portal, with times, virtual rooms (video links) and meeting participants listed. The virtual meetings are 30 minutes long after we rotate them.

Pre-Screening Process


  • Investment managers should be ready for ‘institutional capital’
  • Strategies should be alpha-oriented
  • The fund should broadly fit the focus of the event
  • The investment structure may be as a fund, SMA or as advisory feature


  • Investors undergo a multi-step qualification process in order to be granted admission to our events
  • All investors are required to enroll in COIN (Catalyst Online Investor Network), sharing their investor profile
  • Most investors are known to Catalyst


Before the EventPreparations

  • Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified by joining COIN
  • Managers upload their fund profiles to the Catalyst Event Portal
  • Investors review and select which managers to meet with
  • Managers are sent their schedule of meetings

At the EventOverview

  • Participation of only about 30 delegates, with approximately 1:2 ratio of managers to investors
  • Luncheon with presentations by the managers
  • The Catalyst Event Portal shows scheduled meetings, participants list, contact info and event binder
  • Afternoon with private meetings
  • Closing networking reception

At the EventPrivate Meetings

  • The meetings are each about 30 minutes and holds one manager and one or more investors
  • Meetings take place at semi-private tables making the conversations personal and professional
  • Managers can share any materials they want

After the EventVirtual Meetings

  • Any virtual meetings take place on the Catalyst Event Portal within three weeks of the event
  • Upon request, we share the feed-back from introduced participants. This is an extra service

Event Agenda


  • 12:00pm: Registration opens
  • 12:15pm: Lunch and presentations by fund managers
  • 2:00pm: Private meeting sessions
  • 5:00pm: Networking reception
  • 6:00pm: Closing of the event


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Alternative Investing Funds – Winter


About two weeks before each specific event, managers will be sent the names of the short listed investors. Please also see our brochure for names of past participants.


Investor Allocation Size by Type

While the range of allocation sizes by investors can be large (a range between $1-$25m is common), the majority of investors has an average initial allocation size between $5-$10m.

HNW individuals allocations are smallest at below $1m, and pension funds largest at $20m. Others investors (seeders, growth capital) indicate making large initial allocations as that is part of their business models with typically lower fees attached.

Investor Representation by Geography

Investors are predominantly based in the North East US corridor (roughly Boston down to Washington), with 63% of the investors being based there.

22% of the investors come from the rest of the US, with 15% being international, mainly Asian and European based family offices and investor consultants.

Investor Representation by Type:

At our cap intro events the largest share of investor representation is single and multi-family offices, constituting about 43% of the investors.

Investor consultants represent 14% and HNWs about 8%

Fund-of funds, RIAs and Wealth Advisors (and other multi-managers such as 40 Act funds) represent 24%.

Pension funds and insurance companies together represent 5%, with endowments at 6%.

Investor Size by Type

The average AUM of an allocator is $2.5bn, with pension funds being the largest with $6.0bn in average AUM (in Alternatives).

In general, most investors’ average AUM ranges between $1-3bn. HNW individuals don’t usually disclose their assets so this is not available.

Alternative Investing Funds – Winter

  • Date: 09 Dec 2024
  • Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Location: New York City
  • Address: New York City

Deliverables and Pricing:

  • One event delegate pass
  • Lunch, coffee break and wine reception
  • Dedicated meeting space
  • Up to 12 investor driven introductions
  • Short presentation during lunch
  • Fund factsheet included in the event binder
  • Online access to Catalyst Event Portal
  • Secured Investor Interest Guarantee

Event fee: $2,990

The Following Add-ons are Available:

  • Extra delegate passes:$990/pp
  • Extended presentation at 15 minutes:$350
  • AV equipment (on-site only):$250
  • Follow up feed-back report from all introduced investors:$500

Registration Discount Offers*:

  • 10% off 3 months before the event
  • Purchase two Cap Intro events - get 25% off the second
  • *discounts can’t be combined

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