Investor Event: Alternative Investing Forum Spring 2009
Date: Monday, 20th April, 2009
Venue: Harvard Club New York
The forum was attended by over 120 delegates with a third of the participants being investors, with about 50% of the delegates being alternative investment managers. 8% were service providers, and 10% media / others.
19 delegates had also attended the Asset Allocation Forum 2008, giving testament to the benefits of visiting Catalyst’s investor forums.
Introducing and Connecting
With a ratio of 1:1.5 between investors and investment managers the investor forum became a very effective tool for both groups of professionals to connect.
A total of 14 one-to-one meetings were facilitated between delegates requesting this service.
A large variety of investors (39 in total) attended the forum with the majority being from family offices, fund of funds, investment advisors, and HNW individuals.
Alternative Investment Managers
The focus was on growing, successful and mid-market managers (57 attending) that sought to bring their funds to the next level.
Some feedback from delegates at the Alternative Investing Forum Spring 2009:
“I think your program was excellent: timely topics, and
a very impressive number and breadth of speakers.
I look forward to your future events.”
Rosemount Capital Management
“Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday’s forum. I enjoyed it greatly and the help of you and your staff
in making introductions was greatly appreciated as networking is always such a large part of these events”
Bay Grove Capital
“Yesterday was terrific. Thanks again for everything and I look forward to hearing from you concerning future leads.”
“Thanks for putting together yesterday’s conference. It was a great opportunity to meet many of the big players in the industry, as well as to hear some great panels and speakers”
“The Catalyst Forum was well-organized, diverse and mind-opening. It was also a pleasure meeting you and your associates.”
“Thanks again for arranging a great conference.”
“I thought the event you put together on Monday was as advertised; good managers and good allocators. I appreciate your staying in touch during the period in which I was considering participating.”
“It was a pleasure to attend the conference on Monday. I found it informative and was able to make some very interesting contacts.”