Is this a virtual or an in-person event?
There are two ways to participate in the event (Both options will use the same meeting scheduler):
1. In-person & virtual
2. Virtual only
Can I switch a virtual registration to an in-person & virtual registration?
Yes. Virtual registrations can be switched to in-person & virtual at any time before the conference. For approved investors, registration is complimentary. Managers and service providers will be charged the difference in price between the virtual only and in-person & virtual registration price.
Who is organizing the event?
Gaining the Edge has put on three highly successful cap intro events that have averaged over 1,000 registrations, including Gaining the Edge - Cap Intro Florida 2022 and two virtual cap intro events in May of 2021 and October of 2020. Gaining the Edge also hosts Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Conferences that have sold out all 6 conferences with over 2,000 unique industry registrations, and Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Educational Webinar Series, which has had over 7,000 industry professionals register for one of its 22 episodes. Agecroft Partners, an affiliate company of Gaining the Edge LLC., volunteers its time to help market the event and aid in the event’s success. Agecroft Partners was a joint owner of Hedgeopolis, one of the top hedge fund conferences in the industry from 2013 to 2016.
What is the length of the meetings?
Meetings are scheduled for to last for 30 minutes, but there is not a strict cut off once the time is reached. Participants who are willing and able to meet for longer have the flexibility to do so.
What is the format of the virtual meetings?
Participants will be given a unique URL upon a 1-1 video meeting confirmation, which will allow up to 3 people per firm to join.
What type of social activities will take place?
More details will be available soon.
Is there any cost for investors/allocators to participate?
No, registration for "approved" allocators/investors is complimentary.
Is there a minimum number of meetings required for an allocator to participate?
No, there is no minimum meeting requirement.
Has Gaining the Edge or Agecroft Partners completed due diligence on the managers participating in the event?
No, investors should read all disclosures and understand all risks associated with investing in alternative investments during the investor registration process. Investors should conduct their own due diligence on managers, and if need be, seek advice from their advisors or reputable third party organizations to validate information submitted by managers.
What is the cost for a manager to participate?
There is tiered pricing based on when a manager registers:
For both in-person meetings in New York and three weeks of virtual meetings (includes 2 tickets to the event, a private booth with a table and 4 chairs and first 15 meetings): $4,975.
For three weeks of virtual meetings only (includes 2 logins and the first 15 meetings - does not include tickets to the in person event): $3,975.
Is there a cost for additional meetings?
Additional meetings can be purchased in 5 meeting increments for $775/block of 5 meetings. Managers will be notified when their schedule is getting close to reaching the maximum number of meetings.
Why should a manager sign up early?
We expect the in-person event to sell out. Managers should also sign up early to secure the lowest price and receive priority booth location.
We have more than one investment strategy/fund. Can additional funds be added?
The standard registration price is for one strategy and can include both an on and off-shore share class. Additional strategies/funds can be added for an additional $750/fund.
Am I able to show a presentation during my meeting?
What if I register but don’t get any meetings?
It is our objective for all alternative managers that participate in our event to have a large number of confirmed meetings. However, it is ultimately up to the investors to choose which funds they would like to meet with and Gaining the Edge cannot guarantee that a manager will be successful in confirming meetings. We will not be providing any refunds.
What happens if an investor does not show up for a scheduled meeting time or they have internet connection issues and are unable to participate in the meeting?
Gaining the Edge will provide the investor contact information to the manager and it will be up to both parties to follow up and schedule a meeting at a convenient time.
All questions relative to the scheduling platform should be directed to HedgeConnection. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-479-3680.
All other questions relative to the event should be directed to:
William Clarke at email@example.com or 804-916-0862
Corey Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-383-6588