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At KPMG, our Global Alternative Investment practice is focused on hedge funds, real estate funds, private equity funds and infrastructure funds. Our member firms combine their depth of local knowledge with our global cross-border experience to provide fund managers with the clarity and confidence to succeed. We have more than 800 partners and 10,000 professionals serving alternative investment clients in 60 major fund canters globally, complemented by KPMG's audit, tax and advisory services and network of member firms across the globe.
Lowenstein Sandler is a nationally recognized full-service law firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, California and Washington, DC. Our commitment to our clients is demonstrated through our client-centered, service-oriented culture. Our lawyers provide a hands-on approach, with a focus on institutional knowledge and value. Regardless of the transaction or matter, understanding our clients' needs and helping them to achieve successful outcomes are at the core of what we do.
Our investment management practice is distinguished, above all, for our broad and sophisticated client base, integrated nature of practice and focus on client service. From hedge and private equity fund formation and structuring to distressed investment and capital markets litigation, and everything in between, we provide an integrated, unified approach, capable of handling the needs of a variety of asset classes under a single umbrella.
We are consistently recognized as having leading investment management, litigation and bankruptcy practices, including by Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News and Best Lawyers; The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; and The Legal 500. Our deep industry knowledge, entrepreneurial drive and commitment to our clients, communities and colleagues have made us a trusted partner for the world's leading managers and investors.
At Lowenstein Sandler — We're all about you.™
Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is the leading global investor in private equity 'secondaries' – the acquisition of positions in private equity funds from the original investors and of portfolios of companies from corporate or institutional owners. From its offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, the firm makes investments all round the world, committing from $1 million to $1 billion-plus to individual transactions. Between them, Coller Capital-advised secondaries funds have interests in over 300 primary-market funds and 2,500 private companies worldwide.
In July 2012, Coller Capital closed its sixth fund, Coller International Partners VI, with capital commitments of $5.5 billion from almost 200 of the world's leading institutional investors.
In 2013, Coller Capital won Financial News' European Secondaries Firm of the Year award, while in 2012, Real Deals named the firm Secondaries House of the Year. In 2011, Coller Capital won Private Equity International's Secondaries Firm of the Year award for the 8th successive year.
For more information about Coller Capital, visit the firm's web site at: www.collercapital.com
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $96.1 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014 with investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level. The Firm seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to its portfolio companies and through active oversight and monitoring of its investments. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners' capital and brings opportunities to others through its client relationships and capital markets platform. For additional information, please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com.
Wellington Management is one of the largest private, independent investment managers in the world. Managing over $46 billion in alternative strategies across hedged equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative exposures, we serve as investment advisor for institutional clients in more than 50 countries. The development of our alternative capabilities over the past 20 plus years has led to uncorrelated sources of return for clients and an ability to attract and retain creative and performance-driven investment talent globally. Many of the capabilities are an extension of our depth of experience and conviction across all major listed asset classes. They draw on the strengths of our proprietary global research as well as our robust trading and risk management infrastructure.
Intertrust is the world's global quality leader in the trust and corporate services sector, providing a broad range of commercial, legal, tax and administrative services to multinational corporations, financial institutions, alternative investment funds and entrepreneurs from every corner of the world. Today, we have over 1,800 specialists working from 38 offices in 26 countries, including the world's most important financial centers. As a result, you get a world of local expertise working with you to meet your goals.
LeverPoint began as a division of Ayco, a Goldman Sachs company, and has been successfully serving the private equity industry since 1995.
LeverPoint's experienced team of accounting and tax professionals specialize exclusively in private equity. Knowing the ins and outs of the industry enables us to better serve our clients; and that expertise, coupled with our robust internal processes and control structure, makes it easy to seamlessly transition funds to LeverPoint.
We administer a variety of fund types, including fund-of-funds, buyout and venture capital. LeverPoint has experience with many fund structures, including general partnerships, carry vehicles, co-investment vehicles, blocker corporations, alternative investment vehicles and management companies.
Our mission is to build long-term, trusted partnerships with each of our clients. To this end, we offer customized, reliable services and collaborate with our clients in the most efficient way possible to produce results that will save time, money and resources.
For more information, please visit www.LeverPoint.com.
Founded in 2006 Atlas Fund Services (Atlas) is a privately held, fully licensed and recognized global fund service provider. Atlas provides a complete range of alternative hedge fund service solutions, including fund and portfolio accounting, hedge fund administration, private equity services, fund-of-fund administration, compliance, risk reporting, investor services, and Registrar/Transfer Agency services.
Atlas expertise and core competencies include U.S. onshore and offshore fund valuation, daily/weekly/monthly NAV calculations, share registry/partnership allocation, year-end financial reporting, U.S./U.K. FATCA compliance and regulatory reporting services, offshore fund formation and incorporation services. Atlas' client demographics consist of investment managers and family offices located in the U.S., Latin America, Brazil, Europe, as well as Asia.
Atlas has offices in Charlotte (NC), Irvine (CA), Curacao, Cyprus and is aiming to launch operations in Malta in Q4 2015.
Established in 2000, CFGI is an industry leader in financial consulting with the expertise to successfully address the operational finance and accounting concerns of investors and their portfolio companies. With a foundation of experience amassed at Big 4 accounting firms and while serving clients in a variety of industries, CFGI is able to guide portfolio companies through a variety of financial challenges.
From the first 100 days through exit, strong financial operations are the key to making sound strategic decisions. CFGI's team of over 115 professionals provides unmatched expertise to partner with you to meet the expectations of investors and solve complex finance and accounting challenges. The resulting partnership is a valuable extension of the capabilities of your management team.
CFGI has offices located in Boston (Headquarters), New York, and Hartford and is positioned to help organizations nation-wide. For more information, visit our firm's website at www.cfgi.com.
The Lancer Group is an executive search firm focused on private equity firms and their portfolio companies. For nearly 20 years we have helped our clients maximize IRR and create category leading businesses. Our rapid mobilization, discretion, proven track record, and deep industry focus positions us to guide companies on critical executive hiring decisions when they can have the most impact – whether after an acquisition, in preparation of a liquidity event, or during a period of significant change. We specialize in CEO, Board, Finance, Marketing, Digital, and Technology leadership searches for Consumer, Technology, and Healthcare-focused portfolio companies. Additional areas of focus include CEO and board succession planning, Operating Partner search work, "backable CEO" introductions, and pre-deal due diligence executive introductions. For more information please visit our website www.thelancergroup.com or call Cathy Kim Walker at 1-310-351-6831.
The ILPA is the global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations.
The ILPA has grown substantially since its inception in the early 1990s to include more than 300 member organizations from around the globe, who collectively manage approximately $1 trillion of private equity assets. While membership is comprised exclusively of limited partners, the variety of member institutions makes the ILPA a dynamic organization representing a diverse range of interests.
A network of innovation practitioners and venture capitalists globally, Kauffman Fellows operates at 330 venture capital, corporate, government, and university investment organizations in 50+ countries, collectively investing $100 billion in innovation capital. Commencing each summer, the latest class of 35 Kauffman Fellows engage in a practical 24-month apprenticeship that includes quarterly sessions in Palo Alto, California, field research projects, mentoring and coaching, and industry and regional events. During the fellowship, Kauffman Fellows work full-time at venture firms or related organizations committed to building innovative, high-growth companies.
Inspired by Ewing Marion Kauffman and his legacy of shared ownership, accountability, and experimentation, we measure success in enduring new businesses that generate long-term returns for principals, investors, and society as a whole.
Get involved at www.kauffmanfellows.org.
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1963 that provides superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved and underrepresented communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.
Its newest initiative, SEO Alternative Investments, provides education, exposure, training and mentoring opportunities to talented professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternatives sector. Core components include a ten-month fellowship program that strengthens young analysts as candidates for positions in private equity, and an annual conference that promotes diversity through a day of education, access and career development for experienced professionals who are underrepresented in the industry. The conference includes panel discussions and networking activities with prominent leaders from private equity, hedge funds, real estate, limited partners, fund of funds, emerging managers and career placement firms.
Its founding program, SEO Scholars, is a free eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college. SEO Career is the premier summer internship and training program for talented, underrepresented college students of color, specializing in banking, corporate leadership, law, private equity and non-profit.
The Toigo Foundation is committed to ethical leadership and broader diversity of thought and experience in business. Our mission is to foster the career advancement and increased leadership of underrepresented talent by creating mechanisms for greater inclusion from the classroom to the boardroom.
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), comprised of more than 440 member firms, is the premier trade association that represents the U.S. venture capital industry. NVCA's mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital to the U.S. economy, and support entrepreneurial activity and innovation. The NVCA represents the public policy interests of the venture capital community, strives to maintain high professional standards, provides reliable industry data, sponsors professional development, and facilitates interaction among its members. Learn more at www.nvca.org.
The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is an independent, global membership association whose mission is to catalyze the development of private equity and venture capital industries in emerging markets. EMPEA's 300+ member firms share the belief that private equity can provide superior returns to investors, while creating significant value for companies, economies and communities in emerging markets. Our members, representing nearly 60 countries and more than US$1 trillion in assets under management, include the leading institutional investors and private equity and venture capital fund managers across developing and developed markets. For more information, visit www.empea.org and follow us on Twitter @EMPEA
The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is a 501(c)(6) trade association representing women and diverse alternative asset managers whose investment strategies focus on mid-market opportunities. Founded in 1970, NAIC firms invest in venture (early stage/later stage) and private equity (growth/buyout/mezzanine/distressed/secondary funds). NAIC firms generate significant returns for institutional investors and shareholders by investing in and transforming privately held businesses in global emerging markets as well as the $6 trillion diverse U.S. domestic market. For more information, visit: www.naicpe.com
ACG's 14,000 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 58 chapters. Learn more at www.acg.org. ACG drives middle-market growth. Learn how at www.middlemarketgrowth.org.
Albourne Village, a virtual hedge fund community with over 92,000 active residents, is a free and independent website for anyone interested in alternative investments. It incorporates a virtual pub and library to exchange news, views and IP, a job centre, conference centre and School. The Village is also home to a vast number of established industry contacts.
Don't just join the Village, be the Village.
Published either daily or weekly (depending on the title), the 19 Bloomberg BRIEF newsletters pull together the reporting, insight and analysis of senior editorial staff and dedicated economists to help you stay informed and ready for your daily business needs. They offer cutting-edge access to proprietary Bloomberg data and breaking stories that move markets. For more information or a free trial visit bloombergbriefs.com
Debtwire is the most comprehensive provider of actionable intelligence and research on fixed income markets across the globe. With a team of expert fixed income journalists and analysts stationed worldwide, Debtwire offers unparalleled coverage of companies in the high-yield, distressed debt and leveraged loan arenas, leading the market and mainstream media with its real-time updates on capital raises, ongoing restructurings and post-restructuring situations. This actionable intelligence enables professionals in the investment, trading and advisory communities to stay ahead of competitors and uncover new business opportunities. Debtwire is part of The Mergermarket Group, a Financial Times Group company. Visit www.debtwire.com
Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations via newspapers, Web sites, apps, video, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, and radio. Dow Jones has produced unrivalled quality content for 125 years and today has one of the world's largest news-gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, including The Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation. Other premier brands include Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and DJX. Dow Jones publishes in 13 languages and distributes content in 28 languages, combining technology with news and data to support business decision making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site and its industry leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they may be, via the Web, mobile devices, Internet-connected televisions, and tablets.
Eurekahedge is the world's largest independent data provider of fund indexes and research house focusing on alternative investments. With a second office in New York, Eurekahedge covers over 29,000 alternative funds globally, mainly in the hedge fund and fund of funds industry.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or visit www.eurekahedge.com. You can also to reach us by calling our US office line at +1 646 380 1932 or our Singapore office at +65 6212 0925.
Family Office Review serves the high net worth/family office/wealth management sectors, providing relevant, organized information on both financial and lifestyle issues. We are online and publish a hard copy magazine 6 times per year beginning in November 2014.
We provide global coverage of the issues that concern families, wealth advisors and service providers. Our readers include family members, high net worth individuals, family office executives and owners, family business owners and executives, private bankers, lawyers, accountants, technologists, psychologists, and other specialist advisors dedicated to working in this sector.
Through our Annual FOR Awards North America, we have created a major unifying point for the celebration of success in the North American family office community. The 4th Annual FOR Awards will be held in Houston on January 29, 2015. We also have Family Office Capital Network, which helps HNWIs and family offices achieve success in direct co-investing and alternative asset investing, and Family Office Women International.
Hedge Connection has been helping managers and investors through web-based research, events and advisory work since 2005. Hedge Connection is the first and only internet- based platform that offers hedge funds direct access to a membership of "opt-in" qualified active hedge fund allocators. Investor members join for free and gain access to detailed information on hedge fund members. All members receive invitations to member's only events and partner discounts. Learn more and Join the Club at at http://www.hedgeconnection.com
mergermarket is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector. With more than 300 financial journalists stationed in 65+ locations throughout the world, mergermarket provides proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy before that strategy becomes public knowledge. As a result, readers receive a six- to 24-month window of opportunity to source new business and leverage origination opportunities. The only M&A tool to offer active intelligence on potential transactions, mergermarket also provides historical data to analyze past deals through its Deals Database. This global library of past M&A transactions contains fully sourced financials and deal multiples, offering subscribers the opportunity to identify trends and discover deal patterns in specific regions or sectors. mergermarket is part of The Mergermarket Group, a division of the Financial Times Group. The FT Group is a division of Pearson plc, the international media group Visit www.mergermarket.com
Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 200 staff based in New York, London, Singapore and San Francisco serving over 12,500 customers in 94 countries.
Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure and private debt industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin's services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press. Preqin is an independent business owned by its directors and employees. www.preqin.comFollow us on Twitter: www.preqin.com/Twitter Find us on LinkedIn: www.preqin.com/LinkedIn
A Falk Marques Group publication, Women's PE Briefs is the weekly e-newsletter showcasing the accomplishments of senior women in private equity and venture capital.