Overview

Gaining the Edge - Alternative Investment Cap Intro Florida 2022 to benefit at-risk youth will take place in person on January 19 - 21 in West Palm Beach, Florida and will continue virtually until Friday, February 11. The event is open to alternative investment fund managers, allocators, and service providers.

Gaining the Edge - Cap Intro Florida 2022 is continuing the momentum from the firm's recent virtual cap intro event, which was the largest virtual cap intro event in the history of the alternative investment industry with over 1,900 registrations. Participants will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face in Florida and attend educational panels, participate in 1-1 meetings, and connect during informal social networking activities.

 

The in-person agenda will be followed by an additional two weeks of virtual meetings. Participants will have the option of attending in-person and virtually, or participating virtually only.  Gaining the Edge - Global Virtual Cap Intro is complementary to other leading virtual cap intro events due to the low overlap of managers and investors that participate.

The event will kick-off on Wednesday, January 19, with panel discussions led by institutional investors followed by a cocktail party. Days 2 and 3 will be dedicated to 1-1 capital introduction meetings between managers and allocators. We will also hold optional social activities on Saturday, January 22 (more details coming soon). 

The Florida event will combine the best features of Gaining the Edge – Virtual Cap Intro with Gaining the Edge's annual New York Alternative Investment Conference, and the Gaining the Edge - Alternative Investment Educational Webinar Series. The firm's annual New York Alternative Investment Conference has sold out all 6 previous events with over 2,000 unique alternative investment industry professionals, and its alternative investment educational webinar series has hosted 19 episodes with over 5,000 unique industry professionals. 

Gaining the Edge is committed to helping at-risk youth and allows managers to register by either paying a registration fee or by making a larger, direct donation to a charity of the manager's choice, as long as it benefits at-risk youth. Gaining the Edge also donates a large percentage of its event proceeds to non-profit organizations that benefit at-risk youth. To date, Gaining the Edge and Agecroft Partners have proudly donated over $2.7 million to these organizations. 

Agecroft Partners, selected 12 years in a row by HFM Week and/or Hedgeweek as the top hedge fund marketing firm in the industry, will be helping to make the event a success. The success of any capital introduction event starts with the quality of investors. High quality investors attract high quality managers, which increases the level of participation from each. Agecroft is uniquely positioned within the industry to help with this event, because their primary business has allowed the firm to develop a strong reputation and enduring relationships with institutional investors around the world. In addition, they have created one of, if not the largest, investor networks in the industry.

Benefits for Investors:

  1. Complimentary registration​

  2. Access to an extensive selection of managers and strategies located globally

  3. Privacy within the system (we only show firm name and do not give contact details until a meeting is confirmed)

  4. Ability to sort and screen managers based on specific criteria and typically review tear sheets and full marketing presentations

  5. Easily sort and review women and minority owned firms, or those with over 50% of senior employees in these categories

  6. Tailored meeting times for investors will be available in all time zones including Asia, Americas, Middle East and Europe

  7. Three weeks to schedule meetings, giving participants ample time to find a mutually convenient time for a 1-1 in-person or video meeting

  8. Complimentary participation in social activities (must participate in 15+ meetings)

Benefits for Alternative Investment Managers:

  1. Potentially the largest and highest quality universe of investors to participate in a cap intro event

  2. Ability to participate in-person and virtually or virtually only

  3. Ability to screen investors and send meeting invites based on: investor type, what strategies they are interested in, how much they have invested in hedge funds, location, and other criteria

  4. Fund managers will have the option to choose between paying a registration fee or donating directly to a charity of their choice that benefits at-risk youth (see registration info for details)

  5. Standard registration includes a booth, 2 tickets to attend and up to 15 meetings. Additional meetings will carry an additional fee. Virtual Only includes up to 10 meetings and does not include a booth or tickets to the in person event.

  6. Scheduler is open 24/7, generating more 1-1 meeting opportunities with participants located globally through either our browser based video platform or your own video technology