The efficient frontier in events for the alternative assets 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

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
 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. Learn More »

CONTEXT SUMMITS AMF VEGAS 2014
 Alternative Mutual Funds
 october 14th - october 16th, 2014
 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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

Context Summits Miami 2015 is the premier investor conference in the Alternative Asset Management Industry with unmatched prescheduled one on one meetings and networking events. Learn More »

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 all our participants with the most productive conference environment to conduct business meetings and justify their 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 the 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 our distinctive one-on-one scheduling.

 

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 team brings 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 doing whatever it takes to get the job done to ensure that every event we host connects participants with the right people.

Team

Mark Salameh

Managing Director

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

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Geoff Marcus

Managing Director

Geoff Marcus has over 25 years of senior management experience within the conference, financial services, and technology [...]

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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

Managing Director

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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Geoff Marcus

Managing Director

Geoff Marcus has over 25 years of senior management experience within the conference, financial services, and technology industries. His experience and qualifications include:

  • Managing Director of Context Summits, LLC.
  • Chief Strategic Officer of AlphaMetrix Events, LLC, the conference and events business of AlphaMetrix Group. Mr. Marcus created and managed the AlphaMetrix conference business and took it from a fledgling charity golf event into an international sector leading conference business.
  • Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets of First Capital, LLC, where he built the esoteric ABL group into the most profitable division at the firm.  The largest portion of his portfolio focused on lending to hedge funds.
  • Founder and principal of a turnaround management and financing consulting firm, where he served as interim CEO, COO and CFO for multiple businesses.
  • Vice President of Paine Webber, in the asset-backed finance group’s investment banking division.
  • Vice President of Peter J. Marcus Investment Securities, a securities broker/dealer specializing in secondary market trading of private placement debt.
  • MBA from Cornell University, 1994.
  • AB from Princeton University, 1988.

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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 Fountainebleau 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. 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.

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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. Formed by the management team of Mark Salameh and Geoff Marcus who perfected the format of the one on one meeting concept.

 
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: 203.202.2068 help@contextsummits.com

Contact

You can either contact us at help@contextsummits.com or 203-202-2068.
Headquarters

401 City Avenue
Suite 815
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
203-202-2068

 
New Jersey

51 JFK Parkway, 1st Fl West
Short Hills, NJ 07078
203-202-2068

 
Connecticut

30 Old Kings Highway South
Darien, CT 06820
203-202-2068