Top Capital Introductions Platform Partners with Industry-Leading Service Providers to the Alternative Investment Management IndustryDecember 03, 2020 11:58 AM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iConnections, the industry-leading platform and community that seamlessly connects investment managers, allocators, and service providers is proud to announce JefferiesBloombergBTIGCitcoHaynes BooneTD SecuritiesWithumSmith+BrownBerkowerCohnReznickMarcumPrager Metis, and Weaver as its 2021 platform and 2022 flagship event sponsors. Jefferies will be the title sponsor of the iConnections Global Alternatives Conference during Hedge Fund Week in January 2022 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, FL.

Ron Biscardi, co-founder and CEO of iConnections, said, “I am very grateful to have so many long-time partners on the iConnections platform and joining us at the Fontainebleau Hotel in January 2022. Our entire team is so excited to have crossed 125 fund members just as we signed this amazing list of sponsors. With this level of industry support, it’s clear that iConnections is now the leader in capital introduction platforms serving the alternative investment industry.”

The iConnections platform has hosted some of the industry’s largest events of 2020 including Funds4Food, The iConnections Investment Institute (the “Institute”) Fall Forum, the AIMA Global Investor Forum, and 100 Women in Finance’s Fund Women Week. The platform is also hosting bespoke events for major industry players including TD Securities, BTIG and BKD. Well over 700 managers and 1,000 investors from the world’s largest endowments, foundations, pension funds, and family offices have participated in events hosted on the platform in just the last six months.

With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, these top firms recognize the need for digital solutions to keep the investment management industry thriving despite unprecedented times. Jefferies’ title sponsorship, Bloomberg, BTIG, Citco, Haynes Boone and TD Securities’ platinum sponsorships, WithumSmith+Brown’s involvement as a gold sponsor and Berkower, CohnReznick’s, Marcum, Prager Metis, and Weaver’s support as contributing sponsors will strengthen the platform’s industry connectivity. By hosting educational and bespoke events and panels, service providers will have the ability to connect managers and allocators throughout the year. All sponsors will also receive access to the platform and its multiple offerings.

From January 21st through 29th, 2021 these sponsors will play a lead role in supporting iConnections’ upcoming Global Alternatives Conference. The event, arranged by The iConnections Investment Institute, will offer capital introduction meetings and feature distinguished speakers from both the investment industry and the healthcare, technology, and scientific communities. The event is also supported by Intelligence Squared, a leading forum for live, agenda-setting debates, talks, and discussions around the world.

The announcement of the sponsors and the fund members are just two of the latest developments for this industry-leading platform and community. Two weeks ago, iConnections released its speaker line up for its Global Alternatives Conference in January. Last month, iConnections hosted the largest ever capital introduction event for 100 Women in Finance. In October, it announced the hiring of senior leadership team members and its partnership with TD Securities.

In October, iConnections also announced its plans to host an alternative investor conference at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hotel in January 2022. Each sponsor will also have a booth at this in-person event.

Further information about iConnections and its upcoming January event, including the speaker line-up, can be found on its website. For more information, please email Vern Bratton at

About iConnections

iConnections is a community that connects the investment management industry year-round. Our software platform seamlessly connects managers and allocators for virtual meetings, giving managers the ability to subscribe and share information with allocators who can efficiently select and meet managers all on one platform. Uniquely, purpose and philanthropy are embedded in the way iConnections works, with charitable initiatives and fundraising as a central pillar of the ecosystem. The scalable technology powering iConnections can be used for bespoke events by managers, allocators and service providers. In an environment where physical events and meetings are no longer the norm, we’ve reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit http://www.localhost:10008/ to learn more about how iConnections helps people invest in progress.

At iConnections, we believe a better-connected investment community makes a bigger difference in the world.


Rich Myers