New York, NY APRIL 02, 2020 – Financial introductory platform Hedge Connection announced today a renewed commitment to their virtual events program. The firm has been fielding an explosion of enquiries by potential clients as the realities of conducting business virtually, combined with the necessity of building new relationships, portend geometric user growth.
Over the past twelve months, Hedge Connection has completed four virtual cap-intro events with over 750 managers and 550 allocators participating. The latest event, with over 235 participants including 114 funds and 122 investors, saw 520 interactions. A new administration tool displays real-time engagement tracking of the phone meetings, distribution list requests and downloads of marketing materials occurring during the event. This new software also provides a comprehensive look into the investment needs of the participating investors, such as their strategies of interest, amount they have invested in funds, geographic location and many other analytics. Taken together, the new reporting empowers the event host with a snapshot of the current alternatives landscape.
“We are in the midst of a social sea change and how we live and work going forward is evolving before our eyes”, says Hedge connection CEO Lisa Vioni. “As the weeks go on, we see that we can efficiently work from home while interacting virtually. When life goes back to normal we will find that the psychology of what it means to work remotely will be permanently altered creating a more productive and versatile workforce”
“Our company is located outside the New York hub of hedge funds, so being able to use Hedge Connection’s virtual cap-intro platform to connect with a wide variety of managers was hugely beneficial,” said Steve Adang, CIO of Anchor Pacific Investment Management Corp., a recent participant in a virtual cap-intro event. “I found the system to be easy to use and we were able to analyze a relatively large sample of hedge fund returns to determine which ones we wanted to connect with – all in all, we ended up connecting with 15-20 managers through Hedge Connection’s virtual summit.”
Hedge Connection’s virtual events utilize their patented online investor-introduction system. Prime brokers, administrators, and other large institutions can license a SaaS solution to facilitate connections between their private fund manager clients and qualified investors. Over the past 15 years, Hedge Connection has helped thousands of managers get connected to tens of billions of dollars within a legally compliant platform. The company stated that they have several more virtual events scheduled for 2020 and that they are investing heavily into additional technology that will include video, chat rooms and live streaming.
About Hedge Connection
Founded in 2005, Hedge Connection is an established patented platform that connects financial products and allocators online and through events. The highly regarded brand has attracted thousands of financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the world since inception.