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October 26, 2023

50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2023

Kaitlin Malin, COO, iConnections | Discover ’50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2023′ in partnership with EY, celebrating industry diversity and trailblazing achievements.

Discover ’50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2023′ in partnership with EY, celebrating industry diversity and trailblazing achievements.

This edition marks the eleventh edition of our 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds report and is published in association with EY for the tenth time. We thank EY for their continued support for this inspiring report and thank our industry network for continuing to provide nominations for exceptionally talented high achievers in the hedge fund industry.

We first published this report in 2009 and continue to receive nominations for women who have featured before over the past fourteen years, but we restrict the number of repeats to special circumstances such as significant promotions or other milestones; one repeat this year is Lone Pine’s COO Kerry Tyler who is celebrating a 25 year anniversary with the company.

Five firms are featuring for the first time: alternative credit manager, 400 Capital Management; managed futures multi-manager, Abbey Capital; illiquid alternatives specialist, Fiera Private Markets; alternatives allocator, Hedonova; digital currency manager Nickel Digital’s multi-strategy Constellation Fund; systematic cryptocurrency hedge fund Strix Leviathan; and multi-strategy equity market neutral sector specialist, Woodline Partners.

The remaining firms namely Balyasny, Bridgewater, Brevan Howard, Caxton Associates, Citco, Citadel and its affiliates, Citadel Securities, D.E. Shaw Group, Dechert, Indus Capital, Lone Pine, Maples Group, MFA, Marshall Wace, Millennium Management, Moore Capital, Mudrick Capital, Point72 and affiliate Cubist, Schonfeld Strategic Advisers, Sculptor, Schulte Roth & Zabel, Seward & Kissel, Sidley Austin, Simmons & Simmons, Surveyor Capital, Taconic Capital Advisers, Tudor Investment Corporation, Verition and Wellington Management have featured at least once before and some more frequently (if not necessarily featuring in every single report). These firms provide serial honourees because they boast a broad and deep bench of senior female professionals – who are also getting promoted. The giant multi-strategy platforms have a big presence because they employ such large teams – Millennium Management has more than 5,000 employees.

Nearly eighty percent of the women in this report work for hedge fund or other alternative managers (including some that have returned external capital and are strictly speaking family offices); twelve work for service providers; one for a trade association; and one for a specialist networking platform and conference organiser.

Most work for medium sized or larger firms, though we are open to those founding their own firms or units within firms. Sadie Raney co-founded Strix Leviathan, and Natalie Faye Smith has co-founded a number of businesses within Brevan Howard, including BH Digital.

The report illustrates a spectrum of senior investment and non-investment job functions.

Ten women are in investment or trading roles covering areas such as equities, fixed income, commercial mortgage-backed securities and global macro trading. Fourteen are in sales, marketing, business development, investor relations or client servicing roles, often dealing with many of the world’s largest institutional investors. Six are in human resources (where hiring portfolio managers can also be dubbed “business development” inside multi-strategy funds), which is often driving forward the diversity of teams. Twelve are lawyers, working either as in-house counsel or in private practice: some of whom have expertise in ESG. Five are in operational and/or financial roles. There is a broker relations specialist and an industry advocate.

Some are wearing multiple hats: one individual combines responsibility for trading and execution with DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion).

Some 80% of this year’s honourees are based in North America, mainly the US, with two in Canada and one in the Cayman Islands, which reflects the US-heavy industry asset breakdown. In Europe, seven are based in the UK, one in France, and one in Ireland. In Asia, three honourees are based in Hong Kong. Many of the women based in North America have come from other countries, such as Albania, Australia, China and Ireland.

Many honourees participate in multiple women’s groups inside and outside their firms, such as formal women’s affinity groups or networks at BNP Paribas, D. E. Shaw, Exodus Point, Millennium Management and Tudor; while Bridgewater’s Melody Rollins co-founded a wider industry group, Women of Color in Investments. Mentoring is also receiving more attention as firms seek to increase the diversity of their internships, university recruitment and lateral hires, and more broadly entrepreneurship in and around the industry. Some women mentor those from their alma mater schools or colleges, while others broaden it out to encourage first time university applicants. Citadel has a Thrive Scholars program for students of colour from low income communities interested in careers in finance. One individual in this report is mentoring incarcerated people on their business ideas.

Gender equalit is attracting ever more attention. The 2023 Nobel prize for Economic Sciences was awarded to Claudia Goldin of Harvard University, for her work on women’s earnings and labour market participation over the centuries, which included documenting the gender pay gap. Female participation has been climbing up the right hand side of a U-shaped curve since the services sector started to dominate over manufacturing in the early twentieth century. Some professional services firms, such as a law firm in Hong Kong, now have more female than male trainees. Elsewhere in the industry, there is much further to go, but hedge fund managers are traveling along a positive trajectory for diversity.

– Hamlin Lovell, Editor, The Hedge Fund Journal

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May 1, 2023

Women at the forefront of alternative investments report

We are delighted to publish the second edition of our ‘Women at the forefront of alternative investments’ report in partnership with CPP Investments …
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March 28, 2023

Institutional Allocator Outlook Survey 2023

Introducing the 2023 iConnections Institutional Allocator Outlook Survey on the back of our biggest ever Global Alts flagship event in Miami in February. Approximately 3,500 delegates attended, including more than 1,000 global institutional allocators and 700 global fund management firms.
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January 21, 2023

50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2022

This edition marks the tenth edition of our 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds report and is published in association with EY for the ninth time. We thank EY for their continued support for this inspiring report. 
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October 28, 2022

SALT iConnections Asia to Convene Top Alternative Investment Leaders in Singapore Next Month

NEW YORK and SINGAPORE, Oct. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SALT, a premier global thought leadership forum, and iConnections, the largest capital introduction platform and app, today announced details of the upcoming SALT iConnections Asia conference, taking place November 14-16 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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SALT x iConnections

SALT is returning to Singapore to host its annual Asia event for the first time since 2013. This year’s event will convene the world’s leading alternative investment managers, entrepreneurs and policymakers for three days of thought leadership, roundtables and networking.

This year’s agenda will feature keynotes and c-suite panels:

  • Analyzing macro trends in a fragmented region
  • Sharing family office insights on alternative assets
  • Discussing the untapped potential of digital assets in APAC
  • Covering fundraising opportunities in Asia’s alternatives industry
  • Decoding Asia’s investment playbook for private equity and venture capital
  • Mapping out the geopolitical landscape


Over 150 allocators from across the globe are currently confirmed to attend, including from Bank of Singapore, Blackstone, GIC, Partners Capital, Northwestern University and UBS. Nearly half of registered allocators represent single family or multi-family offices, over 20% are fund of funds and additional primary institutional investors include endowments, foundations, pensions, sovereign wealth funds, governments and asset managers.

Speaker highlights include:

  • Debra Ng, Partner, Albourne Partners
  • Gilman Louie, Chief Executive Officer, America’s Frontier Fund
  • Kher Sheng Lee, Managing Director, Co-Head of APAC and Deputy Global Head of Government Affairs, AIMA
  • Bob Diamond, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Merchant Capital
  • Kim Rosenkilde, Group CIO, Aviva Singlife
  • Joe Marenda, Global Head of Digital Assets Investing, Cambridge Associates
  • Bonnie Yu, Director, External Portfolio Management, CDPQ
  • Nydia Zhang, Investment Director, Ferretto Capital
  • Parag Khanna, Founder & Managing Partner, FutureMap
  • Roman Matla, Director, APAC – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Google
  • Charmaine Chin, Managing Director, Hedge Fund Solutions Group (BAAM) and Head of Asia Manager Selection
  • Norbert Ling, Credit Portfolio Manager, Invesco
  • Punk 6529, NFT Collector, Investor, Thought Leader
  • Adam Watson, Partner & Co-Head of Asia Pacific, Partners Capital
  • Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Sinovation Ventures
  • Antony Lewis, Director, Blockchain, Temasek


SALT and iConnections are proud to partner with organizations from across the globe to help create premium content for this year’s event:

  • Out Leadership, Out Leadership’s founder and CEO Todd Sears will be presenting at the conference about Out Leadership’s new Return on Equality™ ESG Initiative.
  • Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of the alts industry with 2,100 corporate members collectively managing over $2.5T in over 60 countries.
  • Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI), a global active alliance of asset managers and allocators dedicated to advancing responsible practice, partnership and knowledge.
  • 100 Women in Finance, a global organization committed to gender equity in finance by promoting diversity, raising visibility, and empowering women to find their personal path to success.


“We look forward to hosting the most important investors, thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the APAC region next month and bringing SALT back to Singapore,” said John Darsie, Managing Director of SALT. “Singapore and APAC are an increasingly important region for both LPs and GPs, and we’re excited to partner with iConnections to offer further opportunities for networking and introductions.”

iConnections CEO Ron Biscardi added, “We are proud to continue our partnership with SALT to bring top-quality content and LP-GP networking to Singapore.”

More details about the conference and how to register can be found here. Follow SALT on LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date.

About SALT
SALT is a global thought leadership forum focused on innovation and investing founded in 2009 by Anthony Scaramucci and SkyBridge Capital. Its mission is to empower big ideas by connecting people and capital. SALT’s flagship events bring together the world’s foremost investors, creators and thinkers for high-level collaboration and networking. First airing in May 2020, SALT Talks is a digital media series featuring conversations with leading entrepreneurs. For more information please visit https://www.salt.org/ and follow SALT’s Twitter and LinkedIn for content and updates.

About iConnections
iConnections is a software-powered community connecting the investment management industry. iConnections’ platform and app allows managers to securely share company information with allocators, who can seamlessly evaluate and engage with relevant managers. The scalable technology powering iConnections can be used for all types of bespoke investor events. In an increasingly digital world, iConnections has reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit https://iconnections.io to learn more.

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Prosek Partners, on behalf of SALT
pro-salt@prosek.com

Diana Arakelyan
Chief Marketing Officer, iConnections
diana@iconnections.io

SOURCE: https://www.yahoo.com/now/salt-iconnections-asia-convene-top-010000646.html

 

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August 12, 2022

Digital Asset Outlook 2022: Taking the pulse of institutional allocators

We’re thrilled to announce that our Digital Asset Outlook 2022 survey report is now live. Huge thanks to all of iConnections’ valued allocators who participated in the survey, and to Galaxy Digital, who partnered with us to produce the report. Crypto prices have recovered from their June lows, with Ethereum leading the charge ahead of its much anticipated “merge”.

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June 23, 2022

iConnections Global Macro Spotlight

Our Macro Fund Community is Growing Our spotlight series shines a light on the global macro funds in our community, which ranges from firmly established managers, who have weathered many markets cycles, to some of the industry’s most exciting and innovative new launches.

‘Macro Video Spotlight Series’

We’ve created videos where you can hear first-hand from our portfolio managers. Each manager discusses positioning, risk management, current opportunities and how their strategies can deliver a highly diversifying return stream.

What We See in the Market

High market volatility has been a tail wind in recent months. The investable HFRI 500 Macro Index maintained resilience in May and was negative by -0.10%, bringing its YTD return to +14.2%. We expect global macro funds to continue to outperform as we expect market volatility to remain elevated given geopolitical tensions, inflation persistence and growing economic divergence amongst countries. Download Report

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April 19, 2024

SALT iConnections New York 2024 Speaker Lineup Unveiled for May Flagship Event

SALT, a premier global thought leadership forum focused on innovation and investing, and iConnections, a leading financial technology platform for alternative investors, today announced the preliminary lineup of speakers for the third annual SALT iConnections New York, taking place May 20-21, 2024 at The Glasshouse in New York City.

SALT iConnections will convene over 1,000 institutional asset owners, asset managers and entrepreneurs for two days of content and curated capital introductions powered by iConnections. The event is projected to have over 2,500 manager meetings and a 2:1 LP:GP attendance ratio.

The preliminary agenda is now available, featuring top minds across business, finance, politics and philanthropy discussing topics that span from institutional asset allocation and sports investing to AI and geopolitics, and speakers from across the institutional, alternative investment, asset management and public sectors, including:

  • Mark Anson, CEO, President & CIO, Commonfund
  • Carmelo Anthony, NBA All-Star and Entrepreneur
  • Michael Arougheti, Co-Founder, CEO & President, Ares Management
  • H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Les Brun, Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ariel Alternatives
  • Sec. Mark Esper, Former Secretary, Department of Defense & U.S. Army
  • Dan Loeb, CEO, Third Point
  • Stephanie Lynch, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Global Endowment Management
  • Steven Meier, Chief Investment Officer & Deputy Comptroller for Asset Management, New York City Retirement System
  • Sona Menon, Partner, Cambridge Associates
  • Gen. Mark Milley, Former Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Robert Mitchnick, Head of Digital Assets, BlackRock
  • Howard Morgan, Chair and General Partner, B Capital
  • Sam Rosenstock, Deputy CIO of External Alpha, Man FRM
  • Edoardo Rulli, CIO, UBS Hedge Fund Solutions
  • Greg Shell, Managing Partner & Head of Inclusive Growth, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Kristen Smith, CEO, Blockchain Association
  • Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management
  • Roy Swan, Director of Mission Investments, Ford Foundation

“Investors continue to face an economic landscape of rate uncertainty, an upcoming election and a competitive fundraising environment in an increasingly complex alternatives industry,” said John Darsie, CEO of SALT. “With these dynamics in mind, we have curated a diverse roster of experts and executives to opine on the trends impacting the financial markets today, and an environment at The Glasshouse that encourages meaningful networking to drive business impact and investment relationships for the institutional investment community.”

“In a climate of high inflation and global uncertainties, SALT iConnections New York is a pivotal hub for allocators and managers,” emphasized Ron Biscardi, Co-Founder and CEO of iConnections. “Leveraging iConnections’ proprietary capital introductions technology, we facilitate meaningful connections and provide access to the alternative investment landscape, equipping participants with the tools and insights to thrive in today’s complex market dynamics.”

More information on the conference, including registration information and FAQs, can be found here. For media attendance and media partnership inquiries, please contact pro-SALT@prosek.com. Follow @SALTConference and @iConnections_io on X and LinkedIn for the latest news.

About SALT
SALT is a leading global investment forum. Its mission is to connect investors and empower big ideas through exclusive global events and insightful media. For more information, please visit salt.org

About iConnections
iConnections is a financial technology platform connecting asset allocators and investment managers. The iConnections desktop and mobile app allows allocators to evaluate and engage with relevant managers, who share company information securely on the platform. iConnections hosts its own flagship conferences and powers myriad third-party global investor events. In an increasingly digital world, iConnections has reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit iconnections.io to learn more.

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February 14, 2024

iConnections Unveils Game-Changing ‘Roadshows’ and ‘Investor Portal’ to Transform Capital Raising and Investment Management

New York, February 14, 2024 – In the ever-evolving landscape of the alternative investment community, the need for seamless, efficient, and impactful connections between managers and investors has never been greater. iConnections, at the forefront of technology-driven solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its 2024 Q2 updates: ‘Roadshows’ and ‘Investor Portal’. These features are set to redefine the standards of strategic capital raising and investment processes, offering unprecedented ease and efficiency.

Maximize fundraising on the move with ‘Roadshows’

Understanding the intricate challenges managers face during roadshows, iConnections introduces ‘Roadshows’ – your fundraising companion designed to maximize efficiency and focus on building meaningful relationships. “We recognized the extensive planning and effort our clients were putting into roadshows. Our solution is crafted to alleviate these challenges, making fundraising efforts more fruitful and less taxing,” said Ron Biscardi, CEO & Co-Founder of iConnections. Create and manage your roadshow with ease, schedule meetings effortlessly, and let the platform handle logistics, syncing with third-party calendars to ensure seamless scheduling. The intelligent calendar feature considers travel times, sends timely notifications, and aids in rescheduling, ensuring you’re always prepared and punctual.

Centralized Document Management with ‘Investor Portal’

The ‘Investor Portal’ introduces a new era of document management, providing managers and investors with a secure, centralized platform for seamless document sharing and real-time updates. Managers can effortlessly upload documents, control access levels, and keep investors in the loop with automatic notifications. Investors enjoy a unified hub for accessing and downloading necessary documents, simplifying the investment tracking process.

Beyond the Updates: Continuous Innovation

iConnections is committed to continuous innovation, evident in our latest enhancements that further enrich our platform:

  • Map View: Discover potential connections and plan your business trips with ease, leveraging office location data.
  • Enhanced Chats: Engage in meaningful conversations with group chats, filters, and interactive elements like emojis and message replies.
  • Digital Business Card Exchange: Network efficiently with digital business cards, easily shared via QR codes and integrated into your contacts.
  • Refreshed App Interface: Access all essential tools effortlessly with our redesigned homepage, including the ‘My Tracker’ feature for an organized view of your groups.

“In a world where technology is rapidly advancing, we stay ahead by ensuring our platform not only meets but exceeds the needs of the alternative investment community. These updates reflect our dedication to innovation, driven by the feedback and aspirations of our valued clients,” Ron Biscardi added, emphasizing the future-focused vision of iConnections.

Be Among the First: Join the Roadshow Waitlist

Experience the future of alternative investment networking by joining the waitlist for ‘Roadshows’ and activating your ‘Investor Portal’ profile today. Visit https://iconnections.io/q2-release/ for more information. iConnections Roadshows Investor Portal

About iConnections

iConnections is a financial technology platform connecting asset allocators and investment managers. The iConnections desktop and mobile app allow allocators to evaluate and engage with relevant managers, who share company information securely on the platform. iConnections hosts its own conferences and powers myriad third-party global investor events. In an increasingly digital world, iConnections has reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit iconnections.io to learn more.

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January 30, 2024

iConnections Elevates Global Alts: Relocates to Miami Convention Center for 2025 Event

iConnections is relocating its flagship event, Global Alts, to the Miami Convention Center in 2025, reaffirming its commitment to offering an exceptional experience for attendees in the alternative investments industry. This move allows for more networking opportunities, flexibility, and brand visibility while retaining iconic evening events at Fontainebleau and Eden Roc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — iConnections, a leading provider of financial technology services and solutions, is thrilled to announce a transformative change to its flagship event, Global Alts. In 2025, the much-anticipated Global Alts conference will be hosted at the Miami Convention Center.

This strategic shift reflects iConnections’ unwavering commitment to providing an unparalleled experience for attendees, speakers, and partners, and solidifies its position as a premier platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and investment opportunities within the alternative investments space.

Expanding Opportunities and Space

The Miami Convention Center offers an expansive and state-of-the-art venue that is perfectly suited to accommodate the growing needs of the Global Alts community. Attendees can look forward to:

  • More Networking Opportunities: The increased space provides more opportunities for One-on-One meetings and attendees to connect, collaborate, and foster meaningful relationships with industry peers.
  • Enhanced Flexibility: Centralizing content and one-on-one meetings at the Convention Center streamlines the conference experience, eliminating the need for attendees to walk between multiple venues.
  • Greater Brand Presence: Managers and Sponsors will have the opportunity to amplify their brand visibility with larger booths and enhanced branding opportunities, further strengthening their industry presence.
  • Spacious Content Rooms: The Convention Center will feature larger content rooms, ensuring a comfortable environment for engaging discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions.

Continuing the Legacy

iConnections understands and appreciates the cherished legacy of the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc. While one-on-one meetings and leadership day moves to the Convention Center, evening receptions, networking events and the hotel room block will remain conveniently located at these iconic venues, offering attendees the best of both worlds.

Global Alts 2024 marked the culmination of three immensely successful years at the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc, where we witnessed remarkable year-over-year growth, consistently exceeding 30%. However, this year proved to be a watershed moment as the event achieved unprecedented heights. We proudly welcomed over 1,100 allocators, 850 managers, and facilitated over 15,000 one-on-one meetings, underscoring the event’s phenomenal growth trajectory.

Yet, with this success came the bittersweet realization of our capacity limitations. Global Alts 2024 sold out, a testament to the immense interest and trust of our community. Regrettably, we had to turn away a significant number of new clients, reflecting both the event’s popularity and the challenges posed by capacity constraints. This exceptional demand reaffirms the value and importance of Global Alts in the alternative investments industry.

“We are excited to embark on this journey to the Miami Convention Center for Global Alts 2025,” said Ron Biscardi, CEO & Co-Founder of iConnections. “This move represents our commitment to continuously enhancing the conference experience for our valued community members. It ensures that attendees have the space, flexibility, and opportunities they need to thrive.”

Join Us at Global Alts 2025

Global Alts 2025 promises to be an event like no other, where opportunities abound, connections flourish, and success is within reach. The move to the Miami Convention Center sets the stage for an unforgettable experience that will shape the future of alternative investments.

Stay tuned for more updates, and mark your calendars for January 27th to 30th, 2025. iConnections looks forward to welcoming you to this event.

About iConnections

iConnections is a financial technology platform connecting asset allocators and investment managers. The iConnections desktop and mobile app allow allocators to evaluate and engage with relevant managers, who share company information securely on the platform. iConnections hosts its own conferences and powers myriad third-party global investor events. In an increasingly digital world, iConnections has reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit iconnections.io to learn more.

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January 17, 2024

Global Alts 2024: The Largest Cap Intro Event is Set to Make Waves

[MIAMI, Jan. 29- Feb 1] — iConnections Global Alts 2024 is poised to redefine the landscape of capital introduction events with its ambitious agenda and an unprecedented lineup of speakers and networking opportunities. This highly anticipated event, scheduled from January 29th to February 1st, promises to be the largest gathering for alternative investment professionals, showcasing cutting-edge insights and fostering invaluable connections.

Global Alts 2024 is set to deliver an exceptional experience with a stellar lineup of speakers, featuring some of the most influential names in finance, technology, and beyond:

… and many more!

These distinguished speakers along with 110 others will share their insights and strategies related to alternative investments, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of this dynamic industry.

Global Alts 2024 will set a new standard for capital introductions with projected 15,000+ one-on-one cap intro meetings.

One of the largest LP gatherings in the industry:

Global Alts 2024 is proud to host over 1,000 allocators from leading endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, pension plans and more representing over 40 trillion of assets. Additionally, the event will welcome 800 managers, spanning from new launches and emerging managers to well-established funds, creating an unparalleled environment for networking and collaboration. 

Entertainment by Ja Rule:

Adding to the excitement, Ja Rule will be performing at LIV nightclub on Wednesday evening, offering attendees an unforgettable entertainment experience.

iConnections Platform Enhancements:

iConnections, the platform powering Global Alts 2024, enables managers and allocators to schedule meetings year-round. During the event, iConnections will announce numerous product enhancements, further enriching the platform’s capabilities and benefits for professionals in the alternative investment industry.

“We are thrilled to bring together such an esteemed group of speakers and industry professionals for Global Alts 2024,” said Ron Biscardi, CEO of iConnections. “This event, powered by our cutting-edge platform, represents an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and networking within the alternative investment community. We look forward to leveraging the power of our technology to facilitate meaningful connections and empower professionals to navigate the ever-evolving investment landscape.” 

Global Alts 2024 is already generating considerable excitement within the industry, and attendance is expected to reach record numbers. To secure your spot and participate in this groundbreaking event, please visit https://iconnections.io/global-alts-2024/

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October 19, 2023

SALT iConnections Asia Returns to Singapore in November

More than 800 allocators and managers attending Asia’s premier capital introduction and thought leadership event.
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August 29, 2023

iConnections Selected as Networking Partner for Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference

New York, NY [August 29, 2023]: iConnections, a leading provider of financial technology services and solutions, is proud to announce its collaboration with the Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference as the chosen Networking Partner for their upcoming 2023 event. The Sohn Investment Conferences bring together the most successful investors from the across the country and around the world, to connect and learn through conferences, all of which support children’s health programs and life outcomes. Since its inception the global Sohn Conference Network has raised over $80 million. The Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference alone has raised over $1.25 million in support of disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area, while providing the opportunity to gain knowledge from influential speakers from leading financial institutions and engage in intimate fireside chats. This event offers a unique networking opportunity for its attendees who range from Silicon Valley Tech entrepreneurs to Wall Street executives. With iConnections as the Networking Partner, attendees will have access to the robust iConnections platform, ensuring networking occurs in an efficient and streamlined manner. From enabling communication with fellow attendees, facilitating personal schedule management and one-on-one meetings, the iConnections platform ensures attendees maximize their conference experience. Ron Biscardi, CEO of iConnections, stated, “We are thrilled to partner with the Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference as their Networking Partner. Our cutting-edge platform offers attendees a tech-forward cap intro experience which instantly elevates any event.” Seth Blackman, the President of The Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference, added, “Our goal is to bring together leaders from across the financial services industry to promote stimulating discussions on topics that impact us all. Our event ensures attendees hear from the best and brightest speakers in our main conference, along with the opportunity to build lasting relationships with other attendees, all while investing in a worthy cause.” iConnections welcomes Sohn Conference attendees to personally explore the capabilities of its platform. By harnessing the state-of-the-art technology provided by iConnections, participants can optimize their networking efforts, showcase their firm, and cultivate connections that will lead to collaborations. For more information about iConnections, please visit iconnections.io. To learn more about the Sohn Conference foundation, please visit: www.SohnSF.org. About iConnections: iConnections is a financial technology platform connecting asset allocators and investment managers. The iConnections desktop and mobile app allows allocators to evaluate and engage with relevant managers, who share company information securely on the platform. iConnections hosts its own flagship conferences and powers myriad third-party global investor events. In an increasingly digital world, iConnections has reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit iconnections.io to learn more. About Sohn Conference: The Sohn Conference Foundation brings together the most successful investors from the across the country and around the world, to connect and learn through our conferences, all of which support children’s health programs and life outcomes. The Sohn Conference Foundation honors the memory of Ira Sohn, a talented Wall Street professional whose life was cut short when he passed away from cancer at the age of 29. Ira’s friends and family founded The Sohn Conference Foundation in New York City in 1995. Since then, investment leaders from across the globe have been inspired to launch partner Sohn conferences and unite the financial community to support a number of charitable causes. To date, The Sohn Conference Foundation has raised more than $80 million. More information on Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference at  www.SohnSF.org. Link to Press Release on PRWEB

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February 28, 2024

Inside Affinity Partners: How Jared Kushner Navigated Politics and Business to Build an Empire

Jared Kushner, Founder, Affinity Partners

Moderator: Ron Biscardi, CEO, iConnections

Discover the intriguing conversation between Jared Kushner, founder of Affinity Partners, and Ron Biscardi, CEO of iConnections at Global Alts 2024, as they dive into the distinctions between business dealings and political negotiations. Gain insights into Kushner’s entrepreneurial journey with Affinity Partners, his strategic approach to investments, and his perspective on global trends like artificial intelligence. Explore the intersection of politics and business in this thought-provoking discussion.

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February 28, 2024

Unlock the Future of Investing with Brad Gerstner | Altimeter’s Vision & ‘Invest America’ Revolution

Join us for a discussion with Brad Gerstner, Founder and CEO of Altimeter, moderated by Kaitlin Malin, COO of iConnections.

In this video, Brad dives into the core principles that drive Altimeter, showcasing their unique approach to innovation and investing in today’s dynamic markets. With a flat, agile team, Altimeter resembles a tight-knit unit that focuses on quality partnerships, deep research, and high conviction opinions.

He discusses their journey through market fluctuations, highlighting the importance of staying true to their vision. Brad also shares valuable insights into the current state of public and venture markets, shedding light on key trends and opportunities.

But that’s not all! Brad Gerstner unveils his passion project, “Invest America,” which aims to create a brighter future for every child in America through financial education and empowerment. Discover how this revolutionary initiative can change lives and build a stronger, more inclusive economy for all.

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February 14, 2024

iConnections Unveils Game-Changing ‘Roadshows’ and ‘Investor Portal’ to Transform Capital Raising and Investment Management

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February 13, 2024

iConnections Q2 2024 Release: Introducing Roadshows & Investor Portal

We’re thrilled to reveal our latest advancements at iConnections, designed to enhance how the alternative investment industry connects.

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April 10, 2024

On The Tape- RiskReversal

Gold’s Shining Moment & A Conversation with Roy Niederhoffer

On this episode of “On The Tape,” Guy Adami and Liz Young recap hit the recent move in yields (3:00), what the VIX is telling us about the markets (5:00), the commodities complex (8:00), rate cut expectations/jobs market (10:30), Jamie Dimon’s warning to the economy (17:00), Fed speak this week (21:00), earnings season kicking off (23:30) and gold (25:30).

Later, Guy is joined by Kaitlin Malin, COO at iConnections, to interview Roy Niederhoffer, president of R.G. Niederhoffer. They discuss Roy’s background as a teenage entrepreneur and how he learned about the markets (31:00), making emotional mistakes in trading/behavioral biases (35:00), how allocators should think about sharp ratios (43:00), R.G. Niederhoffer’s investment strategy (49:00), drivers of volatility in the markets (54:30), following trends (1:00:15), how his love of music has helped him with investing (1:04:00) and AI/machine learning (1:07:15).

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On The Tape is a weekly podcast with CNBC Fast Money’s Guy Adami, Dan Nathan and Danny Moses. They’re offering takes on the biggest market-moving headlines of the week, trade ideas, in-depth analysis, tips and advice. Each episode, they are joined by prominent Wall Street participants to help viewers make smarter investment decisions. Bear market, bull market, recession, inflation or deflation… we’re here to help guide your portfolio into the green. Risk Reversal brings you years of experience from former Wall Street insiders trading stocks to experts in the commodity market.

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March 25, 2024

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Beware The Ides of March with Liz Young + “Off The Tape” with Ron Biscardi & Kaitlin Malin of iConnections

On this episode of “On The Tape,” Dan Nathan, Guy Adami, and Liz Young discuss what to expect from the CPI Report on Tuesday (5:00), the SAHM Rule Recession Indicator (8:30), semi stocks reversing (14:30), Adobe earnings (21:00), former President Trump on CNBC (23:00), and whether investors should beware the ides of March (29:30). After the break, Dan and Guy sit down with Ron Biscardi, CEO of iConnections, and Kaitlin Malin, COO of iConnections for an exciting announcement and a look at key themes in the alternative investment space (35:00)

About the Show:

On The Tape is a weekly podcast with CNBC Fast Money’s Guy Adami, Dan Nathan and Danny Moses. They’re offering takes on the biggest market-moving headlines of the week, trade ideas, in-depth analysis, tips and advice. Each episode, they are joined by prominent Wall Street participants to help viewers make smarter investment decisions. Bear market, bull market, recession, inflation or deflation… we’re here to help guide your portfolio into the green. Risk Reversal brings you years of experience from former Wall Street insiders trading stocks to experts in the commodity market.

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January 26, 2024

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Fast Times at Market High and a Conversation with Ron Biscardi

Dan Nathan and Guy Adami discuss the S&P at all-time highs, earnings, economic data, and rate cut expectations. Later, they are joined by Ron Biscardi, CEO of iConnections, to discuss the Global Alts Conference next week and the roster of participants our audience will hear from.

Topics:

China’s Stock Market Meltdown (3:25)

China Has a New Youth Jobless Rate. Some Economists Are Ignoring It.

China’s Population Decline Accelerates as Women Resist Pressure to Have Babies

This Week’s GDP Report (9:30)

Andy Constan Tweet

Earnings Expectations (12:15)

Big Tech Still Rules Profit Growth Even as S&P Leadership Widens

Profits Comeback Paired With Rate Cuts Make a Powerful Mix

Opportunities in the Stock Market Amid Scattered Rate Cut Expectations (18:25)

Earnings Reports they are Most Focused on this Week (22:00)

What’s Changed Since the Last Global Alts Conference (33:15)

Key Goal for iConnections (36:00)

Big Themes/Trends to Expect from Global Alts 2024 (44:00)

About the Show:

On The Tape is a weekly podcast with CNBC Fast Money’s Guy Adami, Dan Nathan and Danny Moses. They’re offering takes on the biggest market-moving headlines of the week, trade ideas, in-depth analysis, tips and advice. Each episode, they are joined by prominent Wall Street participants to help viewers make smarter investment decisions. Bear market, bull market, recession, inflation or deflation… we’re here to help guide your portfolio into the green. Risk Reversal brings you years of experience from former Wall Street insiders trading stocks to experts in the commodity market.

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November 13, 2023

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A Momentary Lapse of Reason with Liz Young and Ali Meli of Monachil Capital Partners

On this episode, Dan Nathan and Liz Young discuss the recent rally (3:00), what’s at stake in the Biden-Xi meeting this week (9:00), Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Diverge on Fed Rate-Cut Forecasts (15:00), consumer sentiment (19:00), and sectors Liz would be focused on if the rally continues (25:00). Later, Ali Meli of Monachil Capital Partners joins to chat about his background (32:30), the structure at Monachil (37:00), lessons from the banking crisis (39:30), unrealized losses on bank balance sheets (47:00), the potential for a soft landing (49:00), how to get balance in the economy (53:30), opportunities in the market (59:30), and why the most unstable balance sheet is Federal Reserves (27:30).

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About the Show:

On The Tape is a weekly podcast with CNBC Fast Money’s Guy Adami, Dan Nathan and Danny Moses. They’re offering takes on the biggest market-moving headlines of the week, trade ideas, in-depth analysis, tips and advice. Each episode, they are joined by prominent Wall Street participants to help viewers make smarter investment decisions. Bear market, bull market, recession, inflation or deflation… we’re here to help guide your portfolio into the green. Risk Reversal brings you years of experience from former Wall Street insiders trading stocks to experts in the commodity market.

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Shoot us an email at OnTheTape@riskreversal.com with any feedback, suggestions, or questions for us to answer on the pod and follow us @OnTheTapePod on Twitter or @riskreversalmedia on Threads

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November 6, 2023

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The First Cut is the Deepest with Liz Young and Tom James of TradeFlow Capital Management

On this episode of On The Tape, Guy Adami and Liz Young talk about whether to trust the rally (2:00), what economic data is telling us (5:00), why the Fed may have to cut rates sooner than the market thinks it will (11:00), bear market rallies  (15:00), BlackRock’s Boivin Says High Rates Still a Threat to Stock Rally (18:00), the expectation of margin expansion (22:00), and Fed speak this week (25:30). Later, Tom James of TradeFlow Capital Management joins the podcast to discuss his background in commodities and how it translates to TradeFlow (32:45). Connect with Tom James and TradeFlow on LinkedIn. You can also check out Tom’s book Deep Space Commodities: Exploration, Production and Trading

About the Show:

On The Tape is a weekly podcast with CNBC Fast Money’s Guy Adami, Dan Nathan and Danny Moses. They’re offering takes on the biggest market-moving headlines of the week, trade ideas, in-depth analysis, tips and advice. Each episode, they are joined by prominent Wall Street participants to help viewers make smarter investment decisions. Bear market, bull market, recession, inflation or deflation… we’re here to help guide your portfolio into the green. Risk Reversal brings you years of experience from former Wall Street insiders trading stocks to experts in the commodity market.

Check out our show notes here

Learn more about Ro body: ro.co/tape

See what adding futures can do for you at cmegroup.com/onthetape.

Shoot us an email at OnTheTape@riskreversal.com with any feedback, suggestions, or questions for us to answer on the pod and follow us @OnTheTapePod on Twitter or @riskreversalmedia on Threads

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October 30, 2023

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Stop Worrying and Love The Bond + All Things Oil with Brent Belote

Dan Nathan and Liz Young discuss last week’s price action for the S&P 500 (6:00). McDonald’s revenue climbs (8:00). Liz looks at monthly personal spending (11:00). Treasury refunding happening this week (15:45). The financial world still looks to Japan and its yield curve control (19:30). It’s time to stop crying about bonds and start buying them instead (24:00). Apple is holding a “Scary Fast” Mac event tonight (28:20). Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk report on Thursday (34:00)

Later, Danny Moses joins Guy for a conversation with Brent Belote of Cayler Capital. The three discuss Brent’s trading background (41:30), why we are in the golden age of energy and resource stocks (43:45), oil demand (45:00), WTI crude vs. Brent crude (46:00), oil volatility (47:00), geopolitical risks (50:00), how other asset classes impact the price of oil (51:30), daily liquidity (53:00), the three best things that have happened to the energy space (53:45), Brent’s investment process (56:00), who he is following in the energy space (57:00), being a trader vs. an investor (58:00), and key reasons to invest with Cayler Capital (59:30).

About the Show:

On The Tape is a weekly podcast with CNBC Fast Money’s Guy Adami, Dan Nathan and Danny Moses. They’re offering takes on the biggest market-moving headlines of the week, trade ideas, in-depth analysis, tips and advice. Each episode, they are joined by prominent Wall Street participants to help viewers make smarter investment decisions. Bear market, bull market, recession, inflation or deflation… we’re here to help guide your portfolio into the green. Risk Reversal brings you years of experience from former Wall Street insiders trading stocks to experts in the commodity market.

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