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Global Virtual Cap Intro 2021

To benefit at-risk youth

Monday, April 26 - Friday, May 14, 2021

Overview

Gaining the Edge - Global Virtual Cap Intro 2021 seeks to be the largest and highest quality virtual capital introduction event in the alternative investment industry, while also promoting diversity within the industry and raising money for charities that benefit at-risk youth.

 

Our first virtual cap intro event held in October 2020 had approximately 1,000 alternative investment professionals participate. We expect our spring 2021 event to be significantly larger. Gaining the Edge - Virtual Cap Intro leverages the success of Gaining the Edge - Hedge Fund Conferences, which sold out all six of its events, and Gaining the Edge - Hedge Fund Educational Webinar Series, which has had over 5,000 alternative investment professionals register, including over 2,000 investors/allocators. ​

 

We will be promoting diversity within the alternative investment industry by offering significant discounts to firms that promote diversity through majority ownership or employment and allowing investors to easily find and identify these managers in our scheduling portal. 

 

Gaining the Edge will donate $1,000 for every ten meetings that take place to select charities that benefit at-risk youth. The more meetings that take place, the more money that will be donated to charity. To date, Gaining the Edge LLC and Agecroft Partners have donated over $2.5 million dollars to these organizations.

We view Gaining the Edge - Global Virtual Cap Intro as complementary to other leading virtual cap intro events due to the low overlap of managers and investors that participate. 

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

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

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

  6. Two weeks to schedule meetings, giving participants ample time to find a mutually convenient time for a 1-1 video meeting

  7. Access to allocator only video meetings, where you can network and share ideas. These will be limited to 15 people per group and will be separated based on AUM and investor type. 

  8. For every 10 investor meetings, Gaining the Edge will donate $1,000 dollars to charities that benefit at-risk youth. The more meetings investors attend, the more money will be donated to charity. Agecroft Partners will guarantee a minimum donation of $100,000 for this event. The goal is to raise over $1 million from these virtual cap intro events

  9. Access to educational videos throughout the conference covering information on the alternative investment industry, investment strategies and service providers to the alternative investment industry

Benefits for Hedge Funds and Other Alternative Investment Managers:

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

  2. Ability to screen investors to 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

  3. 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)

  4. Discounts for woman and minority owned firms, or those with over 50% of senior employees in these categories

  5. Registration price includes 2 people from your firm and up to 10 meetings. Additional meetings will carry an additional fee

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

*Gaining the Edge LLC will continue to donate all profits from their Hedge Fund Conferences and Hedge Fund Educational Webinar series to charities that benefit children. Cap Intro event donations will be based on the number of meetings investors attend. The event will also allow participating managers the option to choose between paying a registration fee or donating directly to a charity of their choice that benefits at-risk youth. This is a unique feature of the event, which will benefit charities across the globe.