Global Fund Forum 2017
Global Fund Forum 2017.
October 16-18, Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda

The Ultimate Networking and Relationship
Building Event
Now in its fourth year, Global Fund Forum is the highlight of the year for Hedge Connection. Over three days, the alternatives industry will gather at the beautiful Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda to network with peers, learn from experts and effectively connect and build relationships.This year’s, program introduces a new faculty of speakers, panels of leading industry experts, and a variety of activities developed to educate, inspire and connect the alternative investment industry.We take great pride in designing a truly unique experience that changes each year with brand new content and speakers that offer both industry insights and completely ‘out of the box’ topics with new formats providing an educational and memorable conference experience. Our prior year attendees have praised Global Fund Forum’s exceptional program mix combined with its beautiful setting.We look forward to having you join us in Bermuda.

NAAIM Members receive a special 10% discount. Contact NAAIM at [email protected] or 888-261-0787 to receive the promo code.

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Featured Speakers
William Marr   Joseph Kim   John Sitilides

James Rosebush   Marilyn Sherman   Ryan Oakes

Panel Track of Experts and Allocators

Last year we greatly expanded the Forum’s program by adding a track of expert and allocator panelists that ran in parallel with the one-on-one meetings session. This has allowed us to open up and expand beyond the one-on-one focus of latter years and be inclusive of a more diverse range of attendees. The topics of our panels will include:

  • The Investor’s Perspective on The Changing Investment Landscape
  • Why Liquid Alts Belong in a Portfolio
  • The Global Cyber Threat & Pragmatic Steps to Mitigate Risks
  • How to Access Early Stage Capital: Seeding, Acceleration Capital & First Loss
  • Family Office Insights
  • Investors Discuss the Importance of ODD
  • Going From Emerging Manager to Mainstream

Panel Track

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Deal Ring 

We are excited to bring Deal Ring back to the Forum. Deal Ring is our Shark Tank style event where fund managers pitch to a panel of allocators that we call Ringmasters. The managers hope to land a meeting with a Ringmaster to discuss their fund for a potential allocation. The managers will be coached by Jim Rosebush prior to making their pitch. The audience will vote for their favorite manager using our mobile application with the Audience Choice Award going to the winner. Manager participation is limited to 5.

Deal Ring

Table Talks

Table Talks is a unique and successful meeting format that leverages the intellect of our community by bringing together thought leaders in the alternative industry to discuss a variety of topics table side.

We have deconstructed the traditional panel format by bringing the panels to the delegates via individual interactive tables. Each table will be co-hosted by an industry expert and an allocator. Learn about your preferred topics and build new relationships. Delegates will select 4 topics from the available selection using our Table Chooser software. Each Table Talk session lasts 30 minutes.

Table Talks

Pre-Scheduled One-on-One Meetings

Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings has been an important component to the Global Fund Forum since our inaugural event. This year, we have limited participation to 30 managers in order to give the participating funds and allocators the very best experience.

The meetings will be arranged prior to the Forum on the Hedge Connection website using our proprietary scheduling technology.

Using the meeting scheduler, investors and fund managers can research participants, communicate and set up one-on-one meetings based on their unique profiles and objectives.

Meetings will take place in 30 minute increments, with one manager hosting one investor per meeting. On the conference floor, each manager will receive their own Forum Suite for hosting private meetings.

GFF AppAlso Featuring…

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Beach Dinner Party
  • Cigars Under the Stars
  • Boat Cruise
  • And more…


Praise for the Global Fund Forum
“Global Fund Forum is a great conference, productive on multiple levels. Lisa and the Hedge Connection team are incredibly organized and conscientious. They made sure people gained value from being there.”

– 2016 participant David Wertentheil, Partner, Worth Venture Partners

Location, Location, Location
The Forum is being held at the gorgeous Fairmont Southampton on Bermuda. October is an amazing time of year to visit the island and the setting is spectacular.

We will take full advantage of the beautiful venue with a Beachside Dinner Party and Cigars Under the Stars on the eve of Day 1. The afternoon of Day 3 will feature a Boat Cruise.

The Fairmont is offering GFF 2017 guests discounted room rates.


 NAAIM Members receive a special 10% discount.

Use Promo Code: NAAIM10

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Supported By:


Trident Trust
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Gemini Companies

Advisors Preferred, Inc.

Media Partners

Asset TV
Hedge Fund Alert

Albourne Village
Hedge Fund Association

Global Fund Forum – October 16-18, 2017

Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda

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