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November 2018

BattleFin Alternative Data Discovery Day Hong Kong 2018

11/06/2018 @ 08:00 - 20:00

BattleFin Alternative Data Discovery Day Hong Kong 2018 will be the largest gathering of Alternative Data Providers (over 50 expected) and Data Buyers (over 180 expected) in Asia.  Where Alternative Data Companies come to meet One-on-One with hedge funds and investment firms that are looking to use Alternative Data in their investment process. BattleFin Discovery Days are exclusive events held five times a year (Miami, New York, Palo Alto, London and Hong Kong) with the goal of identifying alpha-generating strategies…

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October 2018

October Monthly Call: “The Challenges Alternative Investments Face Among Public Pension Funds”

10/31/2018 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Jonathan Tritcher, Republican candidate for New York State Comptroller, will share his thoughts on some of the issues and concerns faced by public pension plans when it comes to investing in alternative investments. Having begun his career in government, communications and politics, Mr. Tritcher developed an expertise in public finance that led to him being recruited as an investment banker by J.P. Morgan’s public finance group. He then went on to run a municipal restructuring subsidiary of The MAEVA Group,…

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A Leg to Stand On’s 15th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest

10/25/2018 @ 18:00 - 10/26/2018 @ 00:00

A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO's) 15th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - New York will gather over 1,400 professionals from the alternative investments and related financial services industries for a night of rock & roll and acoustic music in support of ALTSO's mission and the 17,000+ children treated so far. Come #RockForALTSO - you never know who you might see on stage! Use code NYHFR for 15% off your full priced ticket ($275). Price of ticket includes open bar and buffet dinner.…

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Brexit Impact on Alternative Managers: Views from Europe and the U.S.

10/17/2018 @ 17:30 - 20:00

London is the hub of the alternative investment industry in and across Europe. Will that change with the playing out of the Brexit negotiations?  The outcome could have a range of industry impacts, including employee domicile, local client access to funds, regulatory adjustments. In this event co-sponsored by one of NY-AIR's partners, CAIA, our panel of speakers will aim to establish what the new difficulties are, and to discuss potential action fund managers might be willing to take to mitigate…

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High Water Women’s Investing for Impact Symposium 2018

10/17/2018 @ 09:00 - 16:45

Since 2013, High Water Women's Investing for Impact Symposium has evolved into an important gathering for impact investors who want to connect with other investors, advisors, and investment professionals. Past attendees have been impressed with the unique opportunities to network, our expertly curated program, and the breadth of experience brought by our speakers and discussion leaders, allowing for a closer examination and in-depth discussion of key impact topics and issues. This year's Symposium will use the framework of the Sustainable…

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Monthly Call: “How Alternative Data is Changing Discretionary Investment”

10/05/2018 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Alternative data, or “big data,” refers to massive quantities of complex, and often obscure, information about individual companies or industries that is analyzed by computer programs. As the alternative investment community has begun to embrace alternative data as part of its investment approach, it is important to understand some of the ways this new type of data is influencing investing. Matei Zatreanu, the founder of quantitative data analysis company System2, will address some of the biggest issues and questions regarding…

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September 2018

BattleFin Alternative Discovery Day – London

09/26/2018 @ 08:00 - 09/27/2018 @ 19:00

BattleFin Alternative Data Discovery Day London 2018 will be the largest gathering of Alternative Data Providers (over 75 expected) and Data Buyers in Europe.  Where Alternative Data Companies come to meet One-on-One with hedge funds and investment firms that are looking to use Alternative Data in their investment process. BattleFin Discovery Days are exclusive events held four times a year (Miami, New York, London and Hong Kong) with the goal of identifying alpha-generating strategies and cutting edge alternative data sources.…

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“Why Economics and Politics Collide” with Alan Blinder

09/17/2018 @ 17:30 - 20:00

In this special co-hosted event with FIASI and the Gabelli Center for Global Security at Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus), leading economist and political expert, Dr. Alan Blinder, will discuss the clash of economics and politics through the words of his new book, Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers When Economics and Politics Collide. American economic policy and politicians historically have had complications connecting on their viewpoints. The cultural divide separates these two forums, which the country is awaiting to be unified…

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August 2018

August Monthly Call: “Avoid Being a Victim of a Mass Shooting: How Employees and Companies Can Best Prepare Themselves”

08/14/2018 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Mass shootings are becoming increasingly familiar to our culture and employees and businesses are no exception to this target. While this is a highly timely issue, what many employers may not fully appreciate is that they are required by OSHA to protect all employees from such harm. With over 25 mass shootings already occurring in the U.S. this year, this is a topic that everyone should be aware of combating. Nick Mistry, CEO of Active Victim, will discuss a very timely…

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“The Rise of Activism” with Author Jeff Gramm

08/07/2018 @ 17:30 - 20:00

Recent disputes between shareholders and major corporations have made headlines in the past few years. But the struggle between management and those who own stock has been going on for nearly a century. The history of one of capitalism’s longest running tensions between public company directors, managers, and shareholders will be discussed by author, Jeff Gramm, as described in his book, Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism. Jeff will provide an invaluable perspective on what it means to…

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