Conferences & Events
Every year Akram & Associates sponsors various industry events across the country. These conferences focus on key topics relevant to Fund Managers and Family Offices. Our firm is constantly working to stay on top of the latest regulations and best practices in these industries. We enjoy networking with colleagues and discussing the engaging topics industry leaders present. Most importantly, in order to maintain our highest priority of providing superior tailored services, we sponsor and attend these events in order to hear directly from clients regarding their top concerns in the ever-evolving market.
June 18, 2020
HedgeweekLive - The University Club, New York, NY
HedgeweekLIVE: 'How to successfully launch a hedge fund in 2020', hosted by Hedgeweek, sets out to provide a forum for delegates to understand each of the critical steps involved to successfully bring a hedge fund to market in what remains the single largest jurisdiction (from an asset raising perspective).
The event will also cover the elements that are required post-launch when running an emerging hedge fund and navigating through what is often considered the hardest stage of a fund management company’s lifecycle. Through a series of in-depth panel discussions, presentations and case studies, the event will lay out the main considerations for start-ups and emerging fund managers, from legal structuring and ODD best practices, all the way through to devising an impactful marketing and distribution strategy.
July 20, 2020
Opal Group Public Funds Summit East 2020 - Newport Marriott, Newport, RI
Opal Financial Group’s annual public funds conference addresses issues that are critical to the investment success of senior public pension fund officers and trustees in the new millennium. Concerns of funding liabilities for beneficiaries in a world of declining returns yet maintaining a balance between the risk/reward paradigms is center in the mind of many trustees and representatives of pension plans around the country.
The exchange of ideas both in and out of the session halls are key in educating and identifying viable alternatives that will address these concerns. We will discuss how surplus returns should affect employee benefit plans; closely examine the processes for selection and evaluation of investment managers.
Beyond the investment sphere we also address legal issues facing pension plans, ethic regulations and the importance of on-going education for plan sponsors and their fiduciaries. Although attendance is not limited to those in the public sector, the conference takes aim at topics that are of particular relevance to public pension funds. By focusing on an atmosphere of education rather than sales or marketing, the Public Funds Summit provides a unique environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers and consultants. Opal will kick off the event with its Annual Regatta Cup, in which attendees will have the opportunity to work with a professional sailing charter crew while competing against industry peers.
October 6, 2020
HFM West Coast Summit - TBC, San Francisco, CA
The HFM West Coast Summit is an exclusive educational and networking forum where senior executives from hedge funds based in San Francisco and the surrounding areas, can meet to discuss the big issues currently impacting their firms and their roles. Returning for the 7th year, find out what changes will influence the upcoming year.
October 21, 2020
Opal Group Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West 2020 - Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, Napa, CA
Come and join Opal Financial Group's Annual Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum - West. Known for the fastest growing population of newly structured family offices in the world, Northern California is largely dominated by first and second-generation families from the Silicon Valley. Investment strategies such as Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Technology will be familiar themes throughout this conference. Investment managers and families will come together to discuss the foundations in which they built their wealth, and uncork the various investment strategies in which to keep their portfolios growing and plentiful. Additional hot topics such as impact investing, alternatives, and the trustee beneficiary relationship, will allow for delegates to sample a diverse blend of palatable subjects while networking amongst a top tier group of private wealth professionals.