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L/S Equity Fund Investing
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Catalyst Cap Intro events are investor driven and transactional events that host alpha-oriented investment managers and institutional grade investors that are introduced to each other with a view to become investment partners.
This Catalyst Cap Intro Event focuses on the L/S Equity Fund Investing sectors. Strategies covered include: Fundamental & Research, Long-biased and Long-only, Industry focused funds, Small/micro cap focus, International/global equity, Regional exposure, Merger arbitrage, Systematic equity, Overlay strategies, and more.
Introductions are accomplished through private meetings which are arranged prior the events, in an investor driven fashion based on the merits of each investment manager and the requests made by the investors.
Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified prior the events, by questionnaires and talks. Investors constitute predominantly single and multi-family offices, endowment and foundations, and their advisors, located in the US but also internationally.
This event production builds on Catalyst’s history and successful track record in putting together industry-recognized and effective capital raising events.
RATIONALE TO ATTEND
Get in-depth private meetings with active investors
Each event has a special strategy or asset class focus, to increase the fit with the investors
Meetings are investor driven, with investors requesting to meet with managers
Fees are competitive and early registration is rewarded
If your fund does not get enough interest, you may cancel and be refunded
To highlight exceptional managers, we are also giving out a 'Catalyst Cap Intro Award' to the best manager at the event as based on the investors' feed-back. This award will be official and listed on Catalyst's website.
Meet with managers in a certain sector or asset class in an extremely time efficient format
Benefit from getting introduced to managers that are pre-selected, best-in-class, and alpha oriented
Attendance is complimentary, granted you qualify as an investor
Review the short-listed managers before the event, and only request to meet with managers you are interested in; no 'minimum set' of meetings necessary
Benefit from learning from fellow investors' questions and perspectives
We seek fund managers that are successful, small to mid-sized (about $30m-$1bn), and with a strong product offering. In particular, we look at a manager's:
Relevancy and strength of investment strategy
Performance track record and other metrics
AUM and AUM history for fund, strategy and firm
Liquidity and other investor terms
General fit with the short listed investors
Each investor will undergo a multi-step qualification process in order to be granted admission to our events. In particular we look at an investor's profile, investing preferences, AUM, size of allocations made, and if there are any allocation restrictions (incl. size criteria of managers). The investors to a specific event are announced about two weeks beforehand to the registered managers. We also ask investors to join the 'Catalyst Capital Network', which further qualifies and ensures their fit to the events.
Investors and managers are invited and sign up to an event
Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified
Managers receive event details and pay event fees
Investors are sent descriptions of investment managers' profiles, with up to 50 investors reviewing the managers
Investors request which managers to meet with
The confirmed investor meetings are sent to the managers. If a manager doesn't get a minimum of meetings scheduled, they may cancel and be refunded
Participation of managers is capped, with approximately 1:2 ratio of managers to investors
Exclusive luncheon with short presentations by the managers
Participants are given out an event binder, containing the managers' fund summaries
Coffee networking break
An afternoon with consecutive, private meeting sessions
Closing with networking reception
At the event, the meetings are in 35 minute intervals and consist of one manager and one or two investors
The meetings take place in exclusive, closed-door rooms which make the experience pleasant, professional and personal
Managers can bring any materials they want
Upon request, AV equipment is available to managers for presentations
We may share feed-back from introduced participants 4-6 weeks after the event. This is an efficient way to make sure you make the most of your introductions, and follow up with the appropriate investors quickly
Announcement of the 'Catalyst Cap Intro Award' to one of the participating managers at the event
The general agenda for this Catalyst Cap Intro Event is:
12:30pm : Registration opens
12:45pm : Lunch and introductory talks by fund managers
1:45pm : Networking break
2:00pm : Afternoon private meetings in 35 minute intervals
5:00pm : Cocktail Reception
6:00pm : Closing of the event
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