For three days, Hedge Connection hosted over 200 attendees at its annual Global Fund Forum at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda. The event launched with an evening cocktail reception on the Great Lawn, followed by presentations from mountaineering legend, Ed Viesturs and mentalist Ryan Oaks. Dinner, sponsored by the Bermuda Business Development Agency, was served on the beach and followed by Integro’s Cigars Under the Stars.
Day 2 began with Premier Michael Dunkley welcoming the delegates to his beautiful island. Rob Davis then sat down with industry vet Joe McAlinden to chat macroeconomics. Zach Halpern moderated an informative, and at times, quite funny investor panel. Following the panel, the delegates broke into separate tracks – expert panels and one-on-one meetings. In the evening, actress/producer Alysia Reiner sat down with Hedge Connection CEO Lisa Vioni to discuss her new film Equity. The night concluded with Deal Ring, our Shark Tank style allocation competition.
On Day 3, the event ran through 4 rotations of Table Talks. Delegates sat down with experts at roundtables and discussed prevailing industry related topics. Global Fund Forum concluded with a boat cruise out in the harbor where we were treated to flybys from the practising America’s Cup boats.
We had an excellent time this week in Bermuda and are already looking forward to and planning GFF 2017. Thank you to our sponsors and delegates who made Global Fund Forum an informative, enlightening and unforgettable experience.
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