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AlphaMetrix 2011 Concludes with Over 650 Hedge Fund Industry Attendees Representing $1 Trillion


Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011
Author: Businesswire.com

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AlphaMetrix today announced the successful conclusion of the AlphaMetrix 2011 Summit, two-and-a-half days of networking and education for over 650 hedge fund industry professionals. The event featured a greater than 1:1 ratio of investors to hedge funds, and attendees represented an estimated $1 trillion in assets. The AlphaMetrix 2011 Summit was held at the Doral Resort & Spa in Miami from January 26 to 28, 2011. A list of registrant companies can be found at: http://www.alphametrix.com/spotlight/summit-2011/summit-2011-registrants/ Hedge Fund Survey Results Announced Via a series of short single-question surveys, AlphaMetrix asked the event’s 650+ participants for their opinions on a number of relevant industry topics. A summary of the results is below (for complete statistics please email us at client.relations@alphametrix.com). •83% of attendees believe hedge fund assets will grow more than 5% in 2011. •Managed Futures, Event-Driven and Global Macro are seen as the strategies that are most likely to do well in 2011. •30% of investors plan to invest in a hedge fund mutual fund or ETF structure in 2011. •14% of managers plan to create a hedge fund mutual fund or ETF structure in 2011. •18% of investors plan to invest in a UCITS structure in 2011. •27% of managers plan to create a UCITS structure in 2011. •74% of participants see EU/US regulations as having either no impact or a negative impact on the hedge fund industry. •67% of attendees believe there will not be a double-dip recession. •42% of attendees believe the US offers the best near-term investment prospects, followed by Canada with 37% and Germany/UK with 18%. During the event, AlphaMetrix announced the new AlphaMetrix Global Network, facilitated more than 3,000 meetings, recorded presentations on key hedge fund topics for on-demand viewing via the web, and surveyed attendees for their views on the industry. “This is an exciting time for AlphaMetrix, and it is an honor to have hosted so many outstanding groups at the AlphaMetrix 2011 Summit,” said Aleks Kins, CEO. “What started four years ago with a charity golf tournament has quickly become one of our hedge fund industry’s must-attend events, where participants are encouraged to connect in an intimate environment of one-on-one meetings.” AlphaMetrix Global Network As part of the Summit, AlphaMetrix announced the AlphaMetrix Global Network (www.alphametrix.com/globalnetwork), a highly exclusive online network designed to connect qualified investors and hedge fund managers. The AlphaMetrix Global Network will provide participants with customizable profiles, instant messaging, near real-time transparency, intraday industry news, live hedge fund indices, manager ratings, portfolio tools and multimedia manager presentations in a secure environment. Featured Speakers and Panels Available via On-Demand Video In addition to the thousands of meetings held during the event, AlphaMetrix provided attendees with a robust slate of speakers and panels, five of which are now available via on-demand streaming video at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=75812. Speakers Bill Miller, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Legg Mason Capital Management Harry Markopolos, Author, “No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller” Panels “Outlook 2011: All-Weather Portfolios” •Kathryn Daley, Crabel Capital •Sean McGould, Lighthouse Partners •Dieter Kaiser, Feri Institutional Advisors •Bill Collins, Brencourt Advisors •Tony Fenner-Leitao, Winton Capital “Outlook 2011: Markets and Strategies” •Dr. Ranjan Bhaduri, AlphaMetrix Alternative Investment Advisors •Dorothy Weaver, Collins Capital •Ibrahim Gharghour, Pulse Capital Partners •John E. Moody, JE Moody & Company •Adrian Eterovic, Episteme Capital Partners “40 Act/Mutual Fund Structures” •Mark Sunshine, MA Sunshine Capital •Tom Sexton, National Futures Association •Tim Selby, Alston & Bird A Thank You to the AlphaMetrix 2011 Sponsors The AlphaMetrix 2011 Summit was made possible through the support of Crabel Capital Management, RBC Capital Markets, Trading Technologies, Alston & Bird, TMX - The Montreal Exchange, Telluride Asset Management, Episteme Capital Partners, JE Moody, Newedge and GSC Financial Products. About AlphaMetrix AlphaMetrix (www.alphametrix.com) connects highly qualified investors with fund managers focused on providing alpha. The firm utilizes proprietary technology to provide investors and fund managers with transparency, quality control, governance and connectivity to facilitate the investment process. AlphaMetrix, based in Chicago, was founded in 2005 and has over 130 employees and $20 billion in assets. The firm provides managed account and governed fund solutions as a front-, middle- and back-office solution provider.