17.00-17.10

Opening – Welcome and introduction


17.10-17.25

The state of the Alternative Investment industry in Europe

AIMA will introduce and address the canvass of alternative asset classes. Providing AIMA’s perspective on the main developments affecting Alternative Investments with a view on investor demand, market opportunities, and a few words on current market developments in line with Brexit, MIFID II and other regulations that impact management of Alternative Assets


17.25-17.40

US Hedge Funds go International for Growth

The Connecticut Hedge Fund Association “CTHFA” is the voice of CT’s hedge fund and larger private funds industry. Founded in 2004, and with 3,000 members, CTHFA is the largest regional association of its kind in the world.

We will learn from the CTHFA, not only on the state of the US Hedge Funds market, but its perspective on the potential for capital raising opportunities in Europe, UCITS, RAIFs, etc.


17.40-18.25

Investors needs and capital raising opportunities - Loan/debt, Hedge, Infrastructure and Alternative UCITS

Setting the scene with the highlights of the ALFI Loan/debt Funds Survey 2017, a blend of 4 distinct Managers – Loan/debt, Hedge, Infrastructure and Alternative UCITS  – will provide insights on their respective asset class


18.25-18.40

The path to transparency in Alternative Investing

Around the world, many investors are turning to alternative assets to increase yields in the current low – or even negative – interest rate environment. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by Northern Trust, sought to ascertain the importance of various factors to investors’ and investment managers’ alternative investment decision-making


18.40 - 18.45

Wrap up and Chairman’s closing remarks


18:45 - 21:00

PE & RE Opening Gala Cocktail