• FEBRUARY 1 – 3, 2017 Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

            As the preeminent producer of events for the alternative asset management industry, Context Summits focuses on elevating the conference experience through an innovative format where targeted relationship building leads to unmatched results.

            Context Summits facilitates the strategic relationship building needed to drive success and grow assets. A pioneer of the one-on-one ‘summit’ format, Context utilizes an innovative approach to deliver effective, transparent and enhanced networking events for managers, allocators and investors. Through its systematic approach, Context is able to attract high-quality attendees, making meetings efficient and productive.



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            Investor Participants available to registered attendees through the context Summits Meeting Scheduler

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            Data Points

            Investor and Manager Strategy Profile: MIAMI 2016
            Investor Fund AUM Interest: MIAMI 2016
            Investor And Manager Sectors: MIAMI 2016
            Manager Firm AUM: MIAMI 2016
            Investor Breakdown: MIAMI 2016
            Miami 2015 Investor Strategy Interest & Manager Strategy Comparison
            Miami 2015 Investor Primary Fund Interest by AUM
            Miami 2015 Manager Primary Fund AUM
                Miami 2015 Manager Firm AUM
            Miami 2015 Investor Breakdown
            Miami 2014 Investor Strategy Interest & Manager Strategy Comparison
            Miami 2014 Investor Primary Fund Interest by AUM
            Miami 2014 Manager Primary Fund AUM
                Miami 2014 Manager Firm AUM
            Miami 2014 Investor Breakdown

            Managers held an average of 21 prescheduled one-on-one 30 minute meetings.


            Wednesday February 1, 2017
            12:00pm - 8:00pmRegistration / Information Desk
            6:00pm - 9:00pmWelcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner
            Thursday February 2, 2017
            7:00am - 7:00pmRegistration / Information Desk
            7:00am - 8:00amWake-up Workout
            8:00am - 10:00amBreakfast
            9:00am - 5:00pmRefreshments
            9:00am - 12:00pmMorning Sessions of One-On-One Meetings
            10:00amMorning Break
            12:00pm - 6:00pmAfternoon Sessions of One-On-One Meetings
            12:00pm - 2:00pmLunch
            3:00pmAfternoon Break
            6:00pm - 9:00pmCocktail Reception & Dinner
            9:00pm - 11:00pmAfter Dinner Entertainment
            Friday February 3, 2017
            7:00am - 6:00pmRegistration / Information Desk
            7:00am - 8:00amWake-up Workout
            8:00am - 10:00amBreakfast
            9:00am - 5:00pmRefreshments
            9:00am - 12:00pmMorning Sessions of One-On-One Meetings
            10:00amMorning Break
            12:00pm - 6:00pmAfternoon Sessions of One-On-One Meetings
            12:00pm - 2:00pmLunch
            3:00pmAfternoon Break
            6:00pm - 9:00pmCloseout Reception
            How Did We Get Here? Consequences of Federal Reserve Policy and the End of Bank Proprietary Trading

            It’s no secret that Federal Reserve policy has severely distorted financial markets. Worse yet, the reading of tea leaves by investors about when and by how much the Fed will raise interest rates, end its asset purchases, and potentially unwind its portfolio has created volatility spurred by seemingly innocuous pieces of information. In addition, while the arsenal is full to combat inflation (if the US is fortunate enough to experience the phenomenon ever again), there is the equivalent of a pop-gun to battle the much greater threat of deflation. In such a scenario, investors are on their own - and few are positioned for it.

            From Sandy Weill and Paul Volcker to Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, powerful forces have plotted and executed on a plan to end bank proprietary trading. Although their motivations differed, following the 2008 financial crisis the cumulative weight of their efforts resulted in a change to the structure of the fixed income capital markets so dramatic as to have set in motion a number of significant – but little understood - unintended consequences. As is often the case with legislative and regulatory influence in the financial markets, some of these consequences have confounded the very objectives of the protagonists for change.

            One notable result for alternative investment managers and investors is the opportunity to exploit market dislocations previously enjoyed almost exclusively by bank proprietary trading groups. While opportunities exist, identifying and managing the risks are not trivial.

            Doug Dachille is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of First Principles Capital Management, LLC. Prior to co-founding First Principles, Doug was the Global Head of Proprietary Trading for JP Morgan.


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            For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact sponsorships@contextsummits.com or call 908-379-3900.


            Context Summits' flagship event will be held again in Miami in 2017 for a broad spectrum of high-quality managers and allocators. The conference will bring together qualified investors and hedge funds for two days of highly targeted and productive, prescheduled one-on-one meetings. Unparalleled networking events for all conference participants will be scheduled at conveniently located sites on or near the resort grounds.

            The distinctive experience of a Context Summit begins well before the event. World-class venues are chosen that provide sophisticated surroundings, first-class meals and accommodations, impeccable service, convenient meeting spaces, and seamless event execution. The team is known for providing quick, solution-oriented responses to ensure that each attendee’s individual needs are met.

            Participants can arrange one-on-one, back-to-back meetings with vetted, interested parties, keeping their time and efforts highly productive. Inclusive, single-site social events provide additional opportunities for effective networking. Overall, participants gain solid leads, cultivate tangible opportunities, and build meaningful relationships.

            relationships that matter

            Building relationships that matter to drive long-term success. Fund managers and qualified investors will have the opportunity to network and develop long-term, meaningful relationships needed to drive success and grow assets. Context Summits uses a diligent prescreening process to identify quality managers across a broad spectrum of strategies that appeal to a large audience of institutional investors. At the same time, the Context Summit’s team vets each investor individually for suitability.

            elevated experience

            Elevating the conference experience through distinctive, well-organized, and well-executed events. Context Summits seamlessly delivers a superior experience for attendees by paying close attention to the details. Distinctive resorts with world-class amenities, inclusive, single-site social events, and seamless service enhance the conference experience. Before the event, a robust web portal is available for participants to view the profiles of other guests, evaluate prospective meeting partners, schedule appointments, communicate individually, or join discussion groups.

            unmatched results

            Superior format, structure, and service, which leads to unmatched results. Investors can perform substantive due diligence during targeted one-on-one meetings with hedge fund managers. In addition, a robust technology platform provides transparency and maximizes attendees’ use of time before and during the event.

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            Fontainebleau Miami Beach, situated on 20 acres of oceanfront land, is considered one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels in Miami. It was named the most luxurious hotel on Miami Beach in 2008 and features an expansive poolscape, a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, and the exclusive LIV nightclub. Home to 12 restaurants, bars, and lounges, the Fontainebleau offers global culinary experiences under the direction of some of the world's most notable chefs.


            Context Summits Miami 2017 will offer discounted rooms rates at the Fontainebleau Hotel. The room block is available to registered attendees only. Please note there are a limited number of rooms so be sure to register & book your reservation as soon as possible.


            Fontainebleau Miami Beach
            4441 Collins Avenue
            Miami Beach, FL 33140

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            For more information on Context Summits opportunities, from sponsorships, media and association partnerships to various suite packages, please complete the below form. A member of the Context Summits team will contact you to discuss partnership opportunities. We look forward to creating a customized package that fits your needs.


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