NOVEMBER 1-2, 2021
New York, NY
Learn how unlisted closed end funds (interval and tender offer) are structured and how they contribute to a well-diversified portfolio. Considered an alternative investment, interval funds can help build wealth while reducing volatility, as their values are not tied to the larger fluctuations of traditional assets and markets. During this immersive two-day event, learn from and network with leading asset managers as well as distribution and industry partners.
PRODUCT DUE DILIGENCE
Participate in small-group discussions on current and future of unlisted closed end funds (interval and tender offer) from leading asset managers.
Review the latest investment strategies and updated approaches to wholesaling and distribution in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Connect with like-minded professionals on emerging trends, investor sentiment, product innovation and industry growth.
BROKER-DEALERS / RIAs ONLY
INCLUDES DUE DILIGENCE SYMPOSIUM
Meet with top asset managers to share comprehensive product updates and market insights in a convenient, information-based, small group format, all while maintaining health and safety protocols.
**Please note, New York City requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination for indoor activities. Click here for more info.**
Limited to 2 broker-dealers/RIAs per firm. Please see travel policy below. Multiple sponsors will cover the costs of registration, hotel and flight as a bona fide due diligence expense.
HOTEL / LOCATION
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue, W 53rd St,
New York, NY 10019
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021
Due Diligence Participants Arrive – Optional Dine-a-Rounds
Companies and individuals participating in the Sponsor/Distribution Partner meeting are free to arrange dinners on their own.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM ET
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ET
Interval Fund Sponsor / Distribution Partner Meetings
Five interval fund asset managers will have the opportunity to host private meetings will distribution partners. Five, thirty-minute sessions will allow asset managers to have intimate discussions in private meeting rooms. These rooms will be accessible to the asset managers for the duration on the conference.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM ET
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Interval Fund Landscape – Overall Market Analysis
Statistical analysis of market trends in the registered closed end fund market. Details to include capital formation historical data, structure and type of funds, asset class focus, portfolio and perfomrnace metrics. These metrics will be compared with the emergence and growth of other investment solutions distributed to high networth and retail investment capital, e.g. NAV REITs, BDCs, etc. This session will serve to “set the table” for the remainder of the conference.
Chairman & CEO
Robert A. Stanger & Co.
Snyder Kearney LLC
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Accessing Real Estate Utilizing Registered Closed-End Funds
First of three panels on Registered CEF’s and their asset class focus. RCEFs investing in commercial real estate assets & securities are the most prolific in the combined IBD/RIA/wirehouse distribution channel sector; this panel will explore how interval funds enable PM’s to consider a wide range of more and less liquid real estate investment strategies, as well as the benefits that these strategies may provide to investors within a mixed asset portfolio in today’s market environment.
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
CEO, Griffin Capital Asset Management Company, LLC,
Griffin Capital Company, LLC
Chief Operating Officer of KKR’s global real estate business, KKR
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM ET
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Keynote / Fireside Chat
View from the corner office; overall market trends; post-COVID capital markets outlook; perspective on future opportunities
President, Griffin Capital Company
Head of U.S. Global Wealth Management, PIMCO
Bain Capital, LP
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
Networking Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM ET
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM ET
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM ET
Due Diligence Considerations: Factors to Consider when Selecting an Interval Fund
A key part of the onboarding and distribution of Interval Funds is the due diligence process that involves both the selling group members and issuers, and their respective service providers. This panel will provide an overview and details of this process from the perspective of industry participants specifically involved with interval funds. Key takeaways for attendees will include timing, scope, and resources associated with onboarding and maintenance of selling group participation from a due diligence perspective.
Managing Director, Alternative Investments
Vice President, Due Diligence Officer
Vice President, Global Investment Office,
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM ET
Fund Operations: Key Considerations for Interval Funds
Transactions Processing, Ease of Use, Sub-Docs, Reporting, Communication, Redemptions, and other operational considerations.
Interval fund offerings are placing stress on current industry capabilities toefficiently and effectively support investors and fund operations. The structural characteristics of interval and tender offer funds create unique operational and communication requirements across the fund support ecosystem. The distinguishing features that make these product structures compelling do not align with the technologies and service models prevalent with legacy closed- or open-end funds.
Many constituents across the industry are working to standardize processes, and introduce increased automation to the support environment. Hear from various vendors, including transfer agents, administrators, fintech platforms, third-party due diligence firms, etc. regarding the opportunities and pitfalls to take into consideration.
Senior Vice President, Ultimus Fund Solutions
Cohen & Company, Ltd.
Senior Vice President,
UMB Fund Services
Director of Client Relations,
Senior Vice President, Product and Research,
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM ET
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM ET
Regulatory and Compliance Landscape
Panel will discuss the salient features of the 1940 Act regulatory structure for RCEF’s and relevant benefits and safeguards for BD’s, RIA/FA’s and investors derived therefrom. Panel may also address SEC, FINRA, tax & compliance considerations.
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Eversheds Sutherland (US)
Ernst & Young (EY)
Senior Managing Director
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM ET
Accessing Alternative Credit Utilizing Registered Closed-End Funds
With rich asset prices in public markets, investors have turned to less liquid and/or private credit markets to generate better risk-adjusted yields. Registered Closed-End Funds have enabled clients to obtain exposure to asset classes that were previously inaccessible to retail clients. This panel explores these new strategies, their return profiles and how they may provide enhanced yield and return in client portfolios.
Managing Director, FS Investments
Managing Director, Global Credit,
Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of North American Liquid and Structured Credit, Bain Capital Credit
Managing Director, Head of Alternative Credit Product Strategy, PIMCO
Senior Managing Director,
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM ET
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
The Role of Alternatives for Individual Investors
How Alternative Investments play a role in individual investor portfolios throughout the wirehouse and FA/RIA distribution channel, including a range of wealth levels. Democratization of alternative investments; wide range of options available today.
Editor, Real Assets Adviser Magazine
Head Of Product Origination & Development- Real Assets,
Strategic Wealth Planning
Head of Hedge Fund Origination,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
Registered Closed-end Funds: Beyond Real Estate and Credit
Focus on asset class application beyond Credit and Real Estate.
Accessing non-traditional asset classes in publicly registered funds continues to evolve with fund structure improvements and investor-friendly characteristics. Each fund structure has benefits and limitations, but the right structure married with the right investment strategy can potentially create better outcomes for all stakeholders including product sponsors, distribution platforms and investors.
Hear from the leading fund architects and product consumers who will discuss the pros and cons of different investment strategies in interval or tender offer funds. This session will also discuss the benefits that these strategies may provide to investors within a mixed asset portfolio in today’s market environment.
Associate Director, Cerulli Associates
Partner and Director, Portfolio Oversight & Analytic,
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
Democratizing Private Equity
Focus on innovative packaging of Private Equity strategies into interval and tender offer funds.
In recent years that SEC encouraged broader access to private equity strategies to high-net-worth and retail investors. As a result, there have been numerous new private equity and venture capital offerings developed in interval, tender offer and new auction fund formats. This trend has been fueled by moves from firms like Vanguard who partnered with HarbourVest to bring PE strategies to new investors. Hear from leading fund sponsors who will discuss their unique approaches to offering private equity via interval or tender offer funds. This session will also discuss the benefits that these strategies may provide to investors within a mixed asset portfolio in today’s market environment.
Athena S. Ole, Head of Business Development,
Nasdaq Fund Secondaries
Head of Alternatives,
President of Distribution,
Conversus a StepStone Company
Bow River Capital
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity for premium exposure throughout the event. Sponsorship opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Sole Sponsor for Cocktail Reception
- Key Card Sponsor (Artwork due 7/6)
- Table Top
- 5 Minute Presentation at Kick-Off
- 2 Registrations
- Branding on Event Communication
- Attendee List
- Break Sponsor (All breaks/both days)
- Branding on Event Communication
- Attendee List
- Breakfast Sponsor (Thurs, August 5)
- Branding on Event Communication
- Attendee List
For more information on these sponsorship opportunities, please contact Megan Gavin at 202-548-7187 or email@example.com
TRAVEL POLICY (Distribution Partner Attendees):
BDs/RIAs are complimentary to attend as well as qualify for complimentary hotel rooming and transportation related expenses up to $500 applicable to air, train or car travel for up to 2 individuals per firm. IPA will cover a maximum of 2 rooming nights based on qualified event attendance per person. You will be notified by IPA Staff if more than 2 representatives has registered from the same firm.
IPA will cover up to $500 in travel costs. Travel should be booked by the individual. IPA will process reimbursements after your attendance has been confirmed after the event.
Note: If traveling by air, travel reimbursement will be based on Main Cabin travel only.
Hotel Rooming Policy: PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR HOTEL DIRECTLY
IPA will be providing the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel with a rooming list. You do not need to book your own room. Charges will only be incurred for incidentals, additional rooming beyond 1 day or if you do not show up/cancel your room. Your room must be cancelled 72 hours prior to your arrival date for no charge to be incurred. If you must cancel, please notify Tracy Mesterharm at 202-548-7188.
** IMPORTANT ** Hotel, airfare, and similar charges are paid for by IPA Sponsor members as part of a qualified due diligence event, based on the understanding that registrants will attend all event sessions and other activities as may be specified. IPA reserves the right to no refund amounts, or a portion thereof, of any registrant who does not adhere to announced attendance requirements. It is the IPA’s expectation that attendees will participate in a majority of the event sessions.
- Monday, November 1, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. ET – 6:45 p.m. ET.
- Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – 7:30 a.m ET – 4:30 p.m. ET – for air travel please plan to depart no earlier than 5:00 p.m ET.