The Managed Funds Association (MFA), the global trade association for the hedge fund and managed futures industry, has announced online registration and conference programming for their Network 2015 conference. MFA’s Network conference is the industry’s premier business development conference, focused on connecting fund managers and investors to discuss important investment trends and policy issues facing the industry. Network 2015 will convene at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Fla., on January 26-28. Early registration is now available online.
“We are building on the overwhelming success of last year’s conference by enhancing the networking and business development opportunities for our participants and expanding our programming as well,” said Managed Funds Association President & CEO Richard H. Baker. “We are confident that Network 2015 will be a catalyst for continued growth within the hedge fund, global macro and managed futures fund space.”
MFA’s Network conference provides an exclusive experience, including a cutting-edge educational agenda and unique investor-led roundtable discussions focused on the most critical issues facing the industry today, including: the rise of liquid alternatives, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, the role of risk in modern asset allocation, and critical themes associated with raising funds and creating new products and distribution channels. Network also provides a one-to-one ratio of the world’s foremost managers and investors, including pensions, endowments, family offices, wealth managers, funds of funds and distribution partners.
This year’s conference continues the successful partnership between MFA and lead sponsors Credit Suisse, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, J.P. Morgan and, new for 2015, KPMG. Hedge Fund Research has also partnered with MFA to provide investors with detailed statistics on managers who will be attending the conference. The collaboration with these sponsors has enabled MFA to expand and enhance networking opportunities for conference attendees. Participants will also be able to once again utilize MFA’s digital concierge platform, MFAConnect, to arrange meetings with investors and managers prior to the conference and also reserve private Manager Suite meeting spaces. Through these offerings, MFA enables participants to arrange and schedule meetings in advance to make efficient use of their time in Miami while also offering exclusive, one-on-one, meeting space for asset allocators and fund managers. Suites can also be reserved during registration.
“Every year we tap into the tremendous insight and vision offered by our members and partners to align our conferences with the needs and goals of those attending.We are grateful for the input and support of all our conference supporters and look forward to the most comprehensive Network conference yet,” said Mr. Baker.
Over the next several weeks, MFA will post additional announcements related to registration and conference programming on the Network 2015 website. Registration is free for investors and allocators. Managers also have a discounted rate available to them through January 2, 2015. Advance registration for all participants closes on January 26, 2015; onsite registrations are available as space allows.