We’re a week away from Alternative Investment Managers flooding the streets of Chicago to talk shop, make connections, learn something new, and hopefully go home with a shiny award to prove how smart they are. What are we talking about? How about three conferences/awards/forums in Chicago in the same week!, with the Attain team in and around all of them if you want to say hi.
Tuesday: First, things will kick off with the Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards hosted by the CME Group and Barclayhedge. We’re interested to see if CTAs we track like Emil Van Essen, Protec, ITB Capital, LJM Partners, Revolution, Four Seasons Commodities Corporation, and Goldman Management win their categories. (See full list here). We almost forgot, we’re also interested (as is the rest of the industry) to see managed futures poster boy, David Harding speak after receiving the Pinnacle Achievement Award.
Wednesday: The next day, CTA’s will make their way to the Four Seasons for the Managed Funds Association’s 2014 Chicago Forum. With over 400 registered attendees for the event of Commodity Trading Advisors, Fund of Funds, Family Offices, Advisors, and FCMs, there will be plenty to discuss.
“Forum 2014 will feature Manager Suites for private meetings, an educational program, and networking opportunities designed to bring institutional investors to Chicago to connect with CTAs and macro managers to learn more about the benefits these strategies can provide to a diversified portfolio.”
Wed,Thursday, &Friday: The rest of the week will be dedicated to those advisors on the more traditional side of the investment coin at the MorningStar Investment Conference. The featured speakers are Cliff Asness of AQR and the Bond King Bill Gross of PIMCO. With 40 total speakers, there’s certainly diversity of topic matter, and liquid alts will no doubt be a hot topic once again. We’ll be interested in hearing what Bill has to say about the recent performance in Bonds.
If you happen to be attending any of those meetings feel free, to email us or give us a call of (312) 604-0926 and we’ll set up a time to connect.
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