The efficient frontier in events for the alternative assets industry

CONTEXT SUMMITS WEST 2014

 September 29th - October 1st, 2014
 at The St. Regis Monarch Beach

Our mission is to deliver productive, well organized and effective events designed to maximize attendees’ return on investment. Whether you are an asset manager, allocator or service provider, Context Summits will connect you with the experts needed to meet any mandate.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Context Summits is the efficient frontier for events in the Alternative Asset Management industry. Our mission is to deliver productive, well organized and effective events designed to maximize attendees’ return on investment. Whether you are an asset manager, allocator or service provider, Context Summits will connect you with the experts you need to successfully meet your mandate.
CONTEXT SUMMITS WEST 2014
 September 29th - October 1st, 2014
 at The St. Regis Monarch Beach

The Context Summits West 2014 will bring together qualified investors, allocators and hedge funds for two days of prescheduled one-on-one meetings. The event will be focused on meetings between managers and investors. The meetings are scheduled for the majority of each day with speakers featured only during meals.

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CONTEXT SUMMITS LAS VEGAS 2014
 Liquid Alternatives
 october 14th - october 16th, 2014
 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Context Summits will host the preeminent RIA conference on Liquid Alternatives in Las Vegas, October 14th-16th, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This Summit will feature educational content from leaders in the alternative asset management industry as well as other experts within Liquid Alternatives. RIAs will gain valuable knowledge into the latest trends within Liquid Alternatives as well as have insightful, informative and educational one-on-one meetings with managers.

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CONTEXT SUMMITS MIAMI 2015
 January 28 - 30, 2015
 at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Context Summits Miami 2015 is the preeminent investor conference in the alternative asset management industry. Context Summits focuses on elevating the conference experience through an innovative format and structure in which strategic relationship building leads to quantifiable results. As pioneer of the one-on-one ‘summit’ format, Context Summits utilizes a systematic approach to deliver effective, productive and transparent networking events for managers, allocators and investors.

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CONTEXT SUMMITS BARCELONA 2015
 SPRING 2015
 
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Why Attend

Context Summits is the efficient frontier for events in the Alternative Asset Management industry. Our mission is to deliver productive, well organized and effective events designed to maximize attendees’ return on investment. Whether you are an asset manager, allocator or service provider, Context Summits will connect you with the experts you need to successfully meet your mandate.
PRODUCTIVE

Context Summits provides each participant with the most productive conference environment to conduct meetings and justify time and expense.

EFFICIENT

Context Summits understands that our participant's time is valuable. We make the conference experience as efficient as possible with prearranged meetings with participants who have a genuine interest in meeting with one another. The days of roaming the halls and sessions in hopes of meeting someone are over!

FOCUSED

Context Summits are focused on business meetings between managers, investors and industry experts. Meetings are scheduled for the majority of each day with high end networking events in the evening to complete a very productive day for all.

About Us

At Context Summits, we took a simple concept of connecting people in person to develop a revolutionary way of delivering conferences. We recognize the most precious commodity for both an asset manager and an investor is "time." Our mission is to maximize attendees’ time at our conferences to deliver the efficient frontier in events with a distinctive one-on-one format.

 

The vision at Context Summits is as simple as our mission: to expand throughout the alternative asset management industry and to provide the same proven, systematic approach we perfected years ago - helping asset managers raise money and helping investors find the right solutions. It's that straightforward.

 

Context Summits prides itself on the integrity of our team and the clients we work with. Our professionals bring a strong work ethic and a desire to serve our constituents. We aim to host world-class events and deliver results. Our team takes pride in ensuring that every event connects participants with the right people.

Team

Mark Salameh

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Salameh comes with 20 years of management, sales and marketing experience across the alternative asset management and [...]

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Ron Biscardi

Managing Director

Ron Biscardi co-founded Context Capital Partners in 2005. Context is a seeding firm focused on alternative investment [...]

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Mark Salameh

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Salameh comes with 20 years of management, sales and marketing experience across the alternative asset management and financial media industries. He has focused primarily on building businesses and relationships within the alternative asset management industry while providing in-depth resources including growth strategies, high-end conferences and networking opportunities. Prior to cofounding Context Summits, Mark was Executive Director of AlphaMetrix Events, Partner, Head of Sales & Marketing at HedgeWave, Head of Prime Services at Direct Access Partners and President of the hedge fund technology firm, Alden Technology Partners. Earlier in his career, Mark was SVP, Global Sales at MARHedge where he was tasked with rebuilding the brand and assisted in the eventual sale to Euromoney, PLC. Prior to MARHedge he held management positions at Institutional Investor and Thomson Financial.

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Ron Biscardi

Managing Director

Ron Biscardi co-founded Context Capital Partners in 2005. Context is a seeding firm focused on alternative investment strategies in the hedge fund, liquid alternatives mutual fund, and private equity fund markets. Since inception, seed deals led by Context have totaled approximately $300 million. In 2006 and 2008, Mr. Biscardi led the effort to seed Context BH Equity Funds I and II respectively. These private equity funds invest in top tier community and regional banks throughout the country. Today Mr. Biscardi serves as the Chairman of Context BH Equity Funds I and II.

In 2010, Mr. Biscardi spearheaded the firm’s entry into hedge fund seeding. Today, Context’s seed investments include a long short financial services sector fund, a quantitative fund of funds, and an event driven fundamental research strategy. The seed investments in these strategies total over $100 million.

Mr. Biscardi serves on the Investment Committee of the Titan Loan Investment Fund, which invests in distressed commercial real estate loans in the Eastern half of the United States.

News & Press

Context Capital Partners and Former AlphaMetrix Events Management Team Launch Context Summits - Announcing the Context Miami Summit 2014

The Summit will take place January 29-31, 2014 at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

Bala Cynwyd, PA (November 18, 2013)

Context Capital Partners and the former management team of AlphaMetrix Events, Mark Salameh and Geoff Marcus have come together to launch Context Summits, LLC. 

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Newly formed Context Summits will embark on a series of independent Hedge Fund/Investor Conferences beginning with the Miami Summit 2014 at the Fontainebleau Hotel.

“Context has been a leader and innovator in the hedge fund and private equity markets and we have a strong understanding of the needs of the industry,” said Ron Biscardi, Managing Director, Context Capital Partners. “The goal of Context Summits is to create deeper industry knowledge and foster connections that lead to business building partnerships for everyone in our industry.”

“Strategically we see this partnership as a perfect fit. Context Capital Partners deep knowledge, expertise and insight into the industry as an allocator will complement our Investor Conferences. Context also provides us with the appropriate resources and capital we need to be successful from day one,” said Mark Salameh, Managing Director, Context Summits.

Context Summits will host its first conference January 29-31 at the Fontainebleau Hotel and will honor all attendees who were previously registered for the AlphaMetrix 2014 Miami Summit. “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with the industry and continue to deliver leading one-on-one format investor conferences that exceed expectations,” said Geoff Marcus, Managing Director, Context Summits.

About Context Summits, LLC

Context Summits is a unique events company designed to provide efficient, focused and productive events for the alternative asset management industry. The leadership team, led by co-founder Mark Salameh, pioneered the one-on-one 'summit' format and continues to evolve the conference offerings.

 
About Context Capital Partners, LLC

Context Capital Partners is a seeding firm to hedge funds, liquid alternative mutual funds, and private equity funds. Since its inception in 2005, Context has led 13 seed deals totaling approximately $300 million. Context seeks to identify unique concepts in both liquid and illiquid markets that have a high likelihood of delivering edge.

 
Contacts

Context Summits, LLC
P: 908-379-3900 help@contextsummits.com

Contact

You can either contact us at help@contextsummits.com or 908-379-3900.
Headquarters

241 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-379-3900

 
Pennsylvania

401 City Avenue
Suite 815
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
908-379-3900



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