Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Nov 18 2013 | 8:57am ET
Context Capital Partners and the former management team of AlphaMetrix Events, Mark Salameh and Geoff Marcus, have joined forces to launch a new industry conference organizer.
Context Summits will launch a series of independent hedge fund/investor conferences, starting with one that had already been planned by AlphaMetrix—the Miami Summit 2014, January 29-31, at the Fontainebleau Hotel.
Hedge fund services firm AlphaMetrix announced in November it would close down its investment pools after it was charged with misappropriation of funds by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The event-planning arm was not involved in the alleged wrongdoing.
“Context has been a leader and innovator in the hedge fund and private equity markets and we have a strong understanding of the needs of the industry,” said Ron Biscardi, Context managing director. “The goal of Context Summits is to create deeper industry knowledge and foster connections that lead to business building partnerships for everyone in our industry.”
Founded in 2005, Context Capital Partners is a seeding firm to hedge funds, liquid alternative mutual funds and private equity funds. Since its inception, Context has led 13 seed deals totaling approximately $300 million.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
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Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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