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Alternative 40 Act Fund One-on-One Meeting Package

PRICING OPTIONS

$4000 for 40 Act Fund Package

- Package includes two attendee passes and one meeting suite

$4500 for 40 Act Fund Package with hotel

- Package also includes two rooms and two nights at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Single attendee passes without a Meeting Suite are not available to 40 Act Funds

ATTENDANCE

One-on-One meetings with Investor/RIA

Attend panel discussions with leading industry speakers discussing trends that are shaping the Liquid Alternatives Landscape.

Access to all Summit cocktail events and meals

Complimentary Wi-Fi on site

MEETING MANAGEMENT

Access to the online scheduling system to pre-arrange meetings

Access to on-site scheduling mobile application (Iphone and Android)

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Hedge Fund Attendee

PRICING OPTIONS

$2000 for Single Attendee Pass

$2250 for Single Attendee Pass with two nights at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

ATTENDANCE

Attend panel discussions with leading industry speakers discussing trends that are shaping the Liquid Alternatives Landscape.

Access to all Summit cocktail events and meals

Complimentary Wi-Fi on site

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Investor / RIA

PRICING OPTIONS

Complimentary registration for qualified Investors

$250 for Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)

$500 for Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with two nights at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

ATTENDANCE

One-on-One meetings with 40 Act Funds

Attend panel discussions with leading industry speakers discussing trends that are shaping the Liquid Alternatives Landscape.

Access to all Summit cocktail events and meals

Complimentary Wi-Fi on site

MEETING MANAGEMENT

Access to the online scheduling system to pre-arrange meetings

Access to on-site scheduling mobile application (Iphone and Android)

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Service Provider

PRICING OPTIONS

$3500 for Single Service Provider attendee pass

$3750 for Single Service Provider attendee pass with two nights at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

ATTENDANCE

Attend panel discussions with leading industry speakers discussing trends that are shaping the Liquid Alternatives Landscape.

Access to all Summit cocktail events and meals

Complimentary Wi-Fi on site

MEETING MANAGEMENT

Access to the online scheduling system to pre-arrange meetings

Access to on-site scheduling mobile application (Iphone and Android)

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CONTEXT SUMMITS
Liquid Alternatives

Las Vegas 2014
October 14-16, 2014
The Cosmopolitan
of Las Vegas

About the Summit

Context Summits will host the preeminent RIA conference on Liquid Alternatives in Las Vegas, October 14th - 16th, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Context Summits is the pioneer in providing premier one-on-one investor conferences in the alternative asset management industry. We bring together fund managers, investors, and other leading industry professionals, providing them with a platform to build productive and meaningful relationships. This summit creates focused, efficient, and productive networking opportunities through one-on-one meetings and provides top-tier industry content.

Speakers

W. Scott Burns
Global Director of Manager Research - Morningstar, Inc.
Douglas Dachille
CEO & CIO - First Principles Capital Management, LLC
Helen Doody
CEO - Abbey Capital (US) LLC
Jason Gerlach
CEO & Managing Partner - Sunrise Capital Partners LLC
Brian Haskin
Founder & Publisher - DailyAlts
Robert Klein
Managing Director - Prospect Capital
David Kupperman
Managing Director - Neuberger Berman Group, LLC
Mohsen Namazi
SVP, Director of Sales & Client Relationship Management - Imagine Software
Lisa Mougin
SVP, Director of Sales & Client Relationship Management - ALPS, A DST Company
James St. Aubin
Managing Director - Wilshire Funds Management
L. Joshua Wein
Director, Alternative Investments - Sterling Capital Management, LLC
Jim Willis
Managing Director - Sterling Capital Management, LLC

Agenda

*Please note that agenda may be subject to change

Tuesday October 14, 2014

5pm-6pmSpeaker Cocktail Reception
6pm-8pmOpening Cocktail Reception

Wednesday October 15, 2014

8:30Breakfast
9:00Welcoming Remarks
9:15Keynote Speaker:

W. Scott Burns
Morningstar, Inc.

Scott Burns is director of Morningstar’s global manager research team responsible for coverage of managed products including mutual funds... Read More

10:00Liquid Alternatives: 2014 and Beyond

An overview of the trends shaping the Liquid Alternatives Landscape and what RIAs need to know now to prepare for the future.

10:45Coffee Break
11:15Early Adopter of Alternatives

RIAs with extensive experience using alternatives share their views and insights on liquid alternatives.

12:00Lunch with Featured Speaker
1:30-5:00One-on-One Manager/Investor/RIA Meetings

Investors and leading alternative '40 Act funds meet for 30 minute prescheduled one-on-one meetings. RIAs have the unique opportunity to perform their own due diligence amongst various strategies by meeting one-on-one with Portfolio Managers.

1:30Top Due Diligence Questions RIAs Should be Asking and That Managers Should be Prepared to Answer

RIAs will learn the right questions to ask when looking at liquid alternatives that will differentiate them from their peers. Managers will gain knowledge on what to expect and be prepared to respond effectively.

2:15Regulatory Outlook for Liquid Alternatives and the Impact on RIAs

There are many lingering questions on future regulation within Liquid Alternatives Landscape. Regulatory experts will talk about what to expect and how to be prepared.

3:00Coffee Break
3:30Alternative Fixed Income Funds in a Rising Interest Environment – Is This a Safe Harbor?
4:15Implementing an Alternative ETF Strategy

An in-depth look into implementing Alternative ETF’s into your clients portfolio.

5:00Cocktail Reception

Thursday October 16, 2014

8:00Breakfast
8:45Welcoming Remarks
9:00Keynote Speaker:

Douglas Dachille
First Principles Capital Management, LLC

Douglas A. Dachille, CEO and CIO of First Principles Capital Management, LLC, is a nationally recognized fixed income expert who is frequently... Read More

10:00When is Too Little or Too Much Diversification a Bad Thing?

What is the right number of liquid alternatives to have in client portfolios?

10:45Coffee Break
11:15Liquidity and Pricing Issues in Alternative '40 Act Funds
12:00Lunch with Featured Speaker
1:30-5:00One-on-One Manager/Investor/RIA Meetings

Investors and leading alternative '40 Act funds meet for 30 minute prescheduled one-on-one meetings. RIAs have the unique opportunity to perform their own due diligence amongst various strategies by meeting one-on-one with Portfolio Managers.

1:30Structuring an Alternative '40 Act Fund

Industry experts provide a roadmap for launching an Alternative '40 Act product.

2:15Managing Longevity Risk and Volatility

Solving the retirement income dilemma.

3:00Coffee Break
3:30Understanding the Distribution Channels

Launching an Alternative '40 Act Fund? Readying yourself for launch and understanding how to successfully present your product to Prospects.

4:15Marketing 101 – What You Must Know Before Launching

For speaking opportunities, please contact us at help@contextsummits.com or 908-379-3900.



Why Attend

Participate in unparalleled one-on-one prescheduled meetings between portfolio managers from leading alternative '40 Act funds and RIAs.

Cutting-edge panels will feature leading industry speakers discussing trends that are shaping the liquid alternatives landscape.

RIAs can perform their own due diligence through one-on-one meetings with portfolio managers from leading alternative '40 Act funds.

Learn and understand the process of establishing an Alternative '40 Act fund.

Fund managers will discover how to better market & communicate liquid alternatives to their clients.

Fund managers will have the ability to broaden relationships with RIAs.

Explore best practices for distribution.

Network with the industry's top professionals.

Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, please email sponsorship@contextsummits.com



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When & Where

The Context Summits Liquid Alternatives will be hosted at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
on October 14th - October 16th, 2014.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Accommodations

We have reserved a room block at the The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Contact

You can either contact us at help@contextsummits.com or 908-379-3900.

For sponsorship opportunities, please email: sponsorships@contextsummits.com

For speaking opportunities, please contact us at help@contextsummits.com or 908-379-3900.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Meeting Suites

What is a meeting suite?
A Meeting Suite is a semi-private meeting space, built with pipe and drape, where managers host their one-on-one meetings with investors. Each Meeting Suite is a 6’ x 8’ space which is closed on three sides and open on the fourth side. Please refer to the image to the right for an example of a Meeting Suite.

What is included in a fund manager’s Meeting Suite purchase?
Each standard Meeting Suite is equipped with a 36” seated cocktail table and four chairs. Wi-Fi will also be provided with the Meeting Suite purchase. The name of the fund will be prominently displayed. Each Meeting Suite purchase includes two attendee passes. Additional attendee passes can be purchased for $2,500 per pass.

How do I pay for a Meeting Suite?
Meeting Suites are purchased during the manager registration process. The preferred method of payment is credit card. We accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, and Diner’s Club.

 

Please note that this is an example; the actual Meeting Suite may differ slightly in appearance.


Hotel

What hotel accommodations are available for guests?
We are in the process of reserving block of rooms. Details to follow in the coming months.


Event Format

What is the format of the Liquid Alternative Summits?
The format of the Liquid Alternative Summits is one-on-one prescheduled meetings between fund managers, investors and service providers. Managers purchase a Meeting Suite (semi-private meeting space) and are able to sit down with investors for a series of one-on-one meetings.

How long is each one-on-one meeting?
Each meeting is 30 minutes long.

What is the dress code?
The dress code is business casual. Men generally wear blazers and slacks or suits. Women typically wear business suits or dresses.


Travel

What is the closest airport to the Liquid Alternative Summit?
McCarran International Airport (LAS).

W. Scott Burns
Global Director of Manager Research
Morningstar, Inc.

Scott Burns is director of Morningstar’s global manager research team responsible for coverage of managed products including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In this role, he leads Morningstar’s active, passive, alternative, and fund-of-funds investment research as well as Morningstar’s Markets group. Prior to assuming his current role in 2013, he was director of fund research for North America.

Burns has more than 15 years of experience in securities analysis. Prior to joining the ETF team, Burns was an associate director for the equity research staff, where he was in charge of training and methodology development. In his time on the equity research team, Burns was also as a senior equity analyst and team leader, covering the steel and aluminum industries.

Before joining Morningstar in 2004, he spent a year teaching corporate finance and cash-flow modeling for Bank One. Prior to that, Burns spent four years as an analyst and later as an associate with the Banc of America Securities Leveraged Finance group.

Burns holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In July 2009, Burns was named to ETF Database’s ETF Hall of Fame.

Douglas A. Dachille
CEO and CIO
First Principles Capital Management, LLC

Douglas A. Dachille, CEO and CIO of First Principles Capital Management, LLC, is a nationally recognized fixed income expert who is frequently called upon to comment on developments in the financial markets and economy. He has been a featured speaker at industry conferences and has made regular appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg Television, PBS NewsHour, and BBC, CNN, and Bloomberg Radio programs. Additionally, Mr. Dachille has written Op-Ed pieces in financial publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Treasury and Risk, Forbes and Barron’s.

Mr. Dachille’s background and knowledge encompass all aspects of asset management, structured finance, and risk management. Immediately prior to co-founding FPCM, Mr. Dachille was President and Chief Operating Officer of Zurich Capital Markets Inc. (“ZCM”), an integrated alternative investment asset management and structured product subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services.

Preceding his tenure at ZCM, Mr. Dachille was a Managing Director for J.P. Morgan where he was the Global Head of Proprietary Trading and a member of the Management Committee of the Investment Bank. He was responsible for building the Global Relative Value Proprietary Trading business, and in fiscal year 2000 this business was one of the most important contributors to both the pre-tax net income and economic value for J. P. Morgan. In addition, Mr. Dachille was responsible for managing the bank’s investment portfolios, for developing and executing economic and regulatory capital management strategies, and for designing and managing non-qualified employee deferred compensation plans.

Mr. Dachille was Chairman of the firm’s Capital Committee and served as a trustee of the J. P. Morgan qualified benefit plans. Prior to his role in the Proprietary Positioning business, Mr. Dachille was responsible for building the Hybrid Derivatives business for J. P. Morgan beginning in 1991. The Hybrid Derivatives business was developed to provide clients with customized derivatives solutions to complex problems and continues to be a significant revenue contributor for J. P. Morgan.

Mr. Dachille was born in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Science in a special joint program through Union University and Albany Medical College, and later was a Pew Scholar in Medicine, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago