Investor Event: Cap Intro: Emerging Markets Alternative Investing
Date: Monday, 7th December, 2009
Venue: Harvard Club New York
The Cap Intro: Emerging Markets Alternative Investing gathered active investors and growing emerging markets focused alternative investment managers in a pre-qualified and pre-screened format with one-on-one meetings. The cap intro event was attended by 11 investors and nine managers, with a total of 48 meetings taking place during the course of the afternoon.
Eight of the 11 investors were single/multi-family offices and the remainder being fund-of-funds or investor consultants. The size of the investors ranged from $50m to $2.5bn, with the average size $1.2bn.
Alternative Investment Managers
Nine emerging markets focused managers attended. The size of the managers ranged from $2m to $2bn, with the average size $850m. In many cases the funds showcased was a smaller fund from a larger
multi-fund investment manager. Strategies included emerging market debt, Brazil, emerging Asia, frontier markets, Argentina and multi-strategy emerging markets.
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 looking at emerging market 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. 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 30 minute sessions with private meetings, as well as a cocktail reception.
Feed-back – Cap Intro: Emerging Markets Alternative Investing
Below are some reviews from delegates:
“Congratulations on a great day! We very much enjoyed the day and our sessions and feel that we met some people with genuine interest in Gramercy. I’m very happy we attended.”
Senior Vice President, Gramercy
“Thank you again for an excellent conference – and to your team for helping organize everything. We look forward to the next event.”
Managing Director, Prince Street Capital Management
“Thank you for your assistance before and during the meeting. I am glad that I participated.”
Managing Partner, Caerus Emerging Markets
“I really thought the conference was fantastic, thank you for getting us in at the last minute. Definitely keep us in the loop as plans unfold for the April event.”
Director, Van Eck Global