Sponsors

High-visibility Sponsorship Opportunities Raise Your Firm's Profile In The Alternative Investment Industry

Bermuda Business Development Agency

www.bda.bm

The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) encourages direct investment and and helps companies set up operations in Bermuda. A public-private partnership, we connect business to industry professionals, regulatory officials, and key contacts in the Bermuda Government to facilitate jurisdictional decision-making. The agency also helps existing business to grow and flourish on the Island. Our industry focus groups cultivate innovation, explore new regions, and generate strategic initiatives.

Trident Trust

www.tridenttrust.com

We are the leading independent provider of corporate, trust and fund services to the financial services sector worldwide.

Our clients include more than half of the world’s largest banks and brokerage firms, leading law and accounting firms and high net-worth individuals and their families.

With 34 offices in 24 jurisdictions we are among the largest organisations in our industry, offering clients access to a range of services that extends from traditional corporate domicile representation to the administration of complex trust and fund structures. Our global footprint ensures that we service our client base across the world’s time zones.

Our professional personnel are widely recognised for their ability to work cooperatively with advisors and their clients and to support them through their practical knowledge and extensive experience.

Pepper Hamilton LLP

www.pepperlaw.com

Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

Pepper was founded in 1890 in Philadelphia, and has a total of 13 offices, including Boston, Detroit, New York, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Berwyn, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Los Angeles, Orange County and Silicon Valley, CA, Princeton, NJ and Wilmington, DE. The firm's major practice areas include corporate and securities law, commercial litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, construction litigation, intellectual property, financial services, and a wide variety of other commercial, litigation and regulatory legal services.

Gemini Companies

www.thegeminicompanies.com

The Gemini Companies have over 30 years of experience in providing comprehensive pooled investment solutions to independent advisors and the investment community. Our services include helping clients bring their own investment vehicles to market and providing full-servicing of mutual funds, hedge funds, exchange-traded funds and other pooled investment products, including distribution services. The Gemini Companies also offer a Managed Account Platform and are a structured product platform sponsor. While meeting the requirements of investors and regulatory bodies, the Gemini Companies offer operational services, which include transparency, uniform operational setup, risk/guideline management and liquidity enhancements.

Shadmoor

www.shadmoor.com

Shadmoor Advisors LLC ("Shadmoor") is a New York-based operational due diligence consulting firm, founded in March 2014 by Michael V. Merrigan. Shadmoor offers consulting services to both allocators and investment managers with regard to operational due diligence and operational risk best practices.

Advisors Preferred

www.advisorspreferred.com

The Advisors Preferred named advisor and shared trust solution provides a one-stop comprehensive platform for investment managers looking to manage and grow mutual fund assets.

The Solution:
--Shared Trust
--Named Advisor
--Active Distribution
--Statutory Distribution
--Fund Servicing
--Trade Desk

Through the above services, Advisors Preferred provides the platform for you to promote your brand, execute your strategy, and realize success in the mutual fund marketplace - Your Brand, Your Strategy, Your Success – Powered By Advisors Preferred.

Hedge Connection, Inc.

www.hedgeconnection.com

Hedge Connection has been helping managers and investors through web-based research, events and advisory work since 2005. Hedge Connection is the first and only internet-based platform that offers hedge funds direct access to a membership of “opt-in” qualified active hedge fund allocators. Investor members join for free and gain access to detailed information on hedge fund members. All members receive invitations to member’s only events and partner discounts. Learn more and Join the Club at http://www.hedgeconnection.com.

Media Partners

HS Marketing

www.hsmarketing.com

Founded in 1994, HS Marketing is dedicated to helping firms in the alternative investment community achieve lasting impressions. We work on a strategic and tactical level to add value, collaborating closely with our clients. Numerous investment managers and service providers have engaged us to provide positioning and branding advice, market insights, message development, corporate identity design, marketing collateral, website solutions, investor relations tools, presentation coaching and niche visibility opportunities.

Asset TV

www.assettv.com

Asset TV is the leading online TV channel for investment professionals. We help asset managers extend the reach of their communication in a targeted and intelligent way; segmenting audiences, targeting by region and delivering tailored analytics.

In our execution, we deliver bespoke technology solutions and create eye-catching custom video content with our range of expert interviews, live webcasts and popular programmes such as ‘Masterclass’ and ‘In the Hot Seat’ – all designed to boost brand awareness and lead generation.

Globally, over 400,000 professionals are registered to watch asset.tv via our flagship websites (www.assettv.com and www.asset.tv) and our partnership with Bloomberg.

Opalesque

www.opalesque.com

Media and research firm Opalesque (www.opalesque.com) was the first internet based media company to publish about hedge funds and alternative investments (February 2003). Today, Opalesque produces eight electronic publications with essential news, updates and research on alternative investments. Each week, over 350,000 digital issues of Opalesque's publications are distributed to a global readership of over 100,000.

The firm also produces the popular Opalesque.TV video series (www.opalesque.tv) with leading hedge fund personalities like Julian Robertson, Izzy Englander and offers unique data products like the Family Office and Investor Database (http://familyofficedatabase.info/) or the Hedge Professionals Database (www.hedge-professionals.com).

Opalesque founder Matthias Knab is an internationally recognized and highly connected expert on hedge funds and alternatives with three decades of experience in information technology, consulting and finance.

NAAIM

www.naaim.org

The National Association of Active Investment Managers or NAAIM was formed in 1989 as a non-profit association of registered investment advisors who provide active money management services to their clients, in order to produce favorable risk-adjusted returns as an alternative to more passive, buy and hold strategies. The association consists of individual and firm Registered Investment Advisors or RIA's who meet regularly online and in person to exchange ideas and form business relationships.

Hedge Fund Alert

www.HFAlert.com

Get the Fresh Lowdown on Alternative-Investment Activities
Every week, Hedge Fund Alert delivers the early intelligence you need to anticipate money-making openings in the fund-management arena. The newsletter tells you what tight-lipped fund managers don’t want you to know. It also uncovers the secret moves of investors and other industry players. See for yourself -- sign up for a 3-week FREE trial subscription to Hedge Fund Alert. Start your free trial at HFAlert.com, or call 201-659-1700.

ILS Bermuda Convergence 2017

www.ilsbermuda.com

Now in its fifth year, this networking event for the alternative reinsurance, convergence and insurance-linked securities marketplace is supported by the most respected organisations in the ILS sector. A two-day event that attracts investors and industry participants to Bermuda, the leading jurisdiction for ILS.

Hedge Fund Association

www.hedgefundassoc.org

The Hedge Fund Association, HFA, is an International not for profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments.

100 Women in Finance

www.100women.org

We are a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries working together to empower women at every stage of their careers. Through peer engagement, philanthropic, and educational initiatives, our more than 15,000 members are making connections and creating opportunities that help to advance careers and strengthen our field.

Albourne Village

village.albourne.com

Albourne Village, a virtual hedge fund community with over 60,000 active residents, is a free and independent website for anyone interested in alternative investments. It incorporates a virtual pub and library to exchange news, views and IP, a job centre, conference centre and School. The Data Farm offers a daily update on key hedge fund indices alongside Albourne Partners’ ‘Weather Forecasts’, which estimate how conducive the prevailing underlying market environment is for a variety of hedge fund trading strategies. The Village is also home to a vast number of established industry contacts.

Don't just join the Village, be the Village.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Global Fund Forum offers your firm the opportunity to generate tremendous visibility in the alternative investment industry. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that your sponsorship goals and business objectives are met before, during and after the event.

We offer a variety of sponsorships for all budgets. Download our sponsorship brochure for details and call us at (914) 222-9333.