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.
Institutional investors have come to appreciate that they require alternative investment managers for a portion of their investing needs. Such a manager uses a successful active investing process to outdo, outsmart and outperform peers and relevant benchmarks. At the same time investors cannot easily replicate most alternative investing themselves or find similar products through exposure or passive investing.
This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses on the CTAs, Quant and A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Fund Investing sectors. These innovative strategies are becoming very popular with investors, and have experienced a lot of investment inflows. The event will include the following strategies: High frequency trading, Stat arb, Vol arb, Pure Arb, Signals trading with A.I., Intangible assets trading, Overlay strategies, CTAs, Options and futures, Currencies, Blockchain strategies, Systematic equity, and more. Managers typically offer their products through investment funds, but also SMAs or advisory features.
At the event managers give short presentations during lunch, which is followed by meeting sessions. There are no service providers, only managers and investors. The event concludes with a networking wine reception.
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 events, by questionnaires and talks. 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.
To highlight exceptional managers, we are also giving out a 'Catalyst Cap Intro Award' to the best manager at the event as based on the investors' feed-back. This award will be official and listed on Catalyst's website.
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:
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.
The general agenda for this Catalyst Cap Intro Event is:
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