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Context Capital Partners Completes Purchase of Context Summits

Bala Cynwyd, Pa. – October 15, 2018 – Context Capital Partners, a leading alternative investment specialist firm, today announced that it has purchased the non-controlling interest in Context Summits and is now the sole owner of the preeminent producer of events for the alternative asset management industry. As part of the transaction, it has been mutually agreed that Mark Salameh, Context Summits co-founder and chief executive, will...

Gary D. Cohn, Former National Economic Council Director, to Keynote Context Summits Miami 2019

Conference leader in the alternative asset management industry will bring together mix of leading industry, economic and government speakers to kick-off flagship...

Institutional investors and family offices planning to increase allocations to alternative investments in 2018

Context Capital Partners’ latest Context Allocator Trends Report, which is based on a survey of more than 400 institutional investors and family offices, has revealed strong demand for alternative investment strategies, with 70 per cent of respondents planning to increase their allocations to alternatives in 2018, and 29 per cent planning to maintain their current...

Potential Market Downturn Has Institutional Investors and Family Offices Planning to Increase Allocations to Alternative Investments in 2018

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Context Allocator Trends Report, based on a survey of more than 400 institutional investors and family offices, revealed strong demand for alternative investment strategies, with 70% of respondents planning to increase their allocations to alternatives in 2018 and 29% planning to maintain their current...

Inaugural Context Leadership Summit to Take Place in Las Vegas, May 8-11, 2018

Olivier Blanchard, Dick Cheney, Mohamed El-Erian, Stanley Fischer, Sallie Krawcheck, Leon Panetta and Tali Sharot Among the Featured Speakers at Leading Alternative Investment Industry...

Institutional Allocators Are Bullish About Active Management and Alternative Investments

According to the Latest Context Allocator Trends Report from Context Summits West 2017, 67% of Investors Believe Active Management is Coming Back into Favor and 64% Will Increase Allocations to Alternatives Over Next 12...

Trump Policies Unlikely to Impact European Investment Decisions in 2017

While over half of allocators said the debate around Trump’s policy agenda will have little impact on their investment decisions, European allocators feel the increasing pressures of the European regulatory...

Context Summits’ Second Annual Allocator Trends Report Reveals Increased Demand for Alternative Assets and New Strategies

For the second consecutive year, one of the overarching themes from our Miami event is that institutions and family offices are maintaining their commitment to alternative asset...

Context Summits Miami 2017 Kicks Off Fourth Annual Alternative Investment Event with Edward O. Thorp, A Pioneer in Quantitative Investing

Context Summits, the preeminent producer of investment summits for the alternative asset management industry, is kicking off Context Summits Miami 2017 with a fireside chat featuring Edward O....

Context Summits Announces Speakers for 2017 Alternative Lending Summit

Context Summits Alternative Lending 2017 will expand its programming to two full days of keynote and panel sessions from industry leaders and investors in the sector, followed by targeted one-on-one...

Institutional Investors and Family Offices Continue Allocating to Alternative Investment Strategies in 2016, According to Latest Context Summits 2016 Allocator Trends Survey

92 percent of investors surveyed invested in two or more alternative investment funds in 2016.
Allocators Concerned About Upcoming US Presidential Election, as 59 percent of investors viewed this event as the greatest macro headwind to the markets in Q4...

Context Summits Continues Growth with Addition of Sarah Huntington as Chief Marketing Officer

Context Summits, the preeminent producer of investment summits for the alternative asset management industry, today announced the appointment of Sarah Huntington as Chief Marketing...

Context Summits Expands Alternative EcoSystem and Launches Context Family Network

Context Summits, the preeminent producer of investment summits for the alternative asset management industry, together with its parent company Context Capital Partners LP today announced the formation of Context Family Network (“CFN”) and appointed Bridget Kilroy as Executive Director of CFN, effective July 2016. In the new role, Ms. Kilroy will manage the day-to-day operations of CFN and will be based in Los...

Context Summits to Unveil 2016 Allocator Trends Report at Texas Hedge Fund Association’s Allocator Event

DALLAS, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Context Summits, the preeminent producer of events for the alternative asset management industry, will release a detailed research report on hedge fund allocation trends in 2016 on March 30. At the event, Context Summits will also moderate a panel of prominent institutional investors to discuss the...

Institutional Investors to Increase Exposure to Hedge Fund Managers in 2016, Finds Context Summits Survey

MIAMI, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A strong majority of institutional investors (79 percent) plan to increase allocations to hedge fund managers in 2016, according to a survey of approximately 200 investors at Context Summits Miami...

Context Summits Announces Inaugural European Alternative Investment Summit on May 7-9, 2017

Context Summits, the preeminent producer of investment summits for the alternative asset management industry, today announced the launch of Context Summits Europe, an annual event that convenes European-focused allocators and...

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Sophisticated Crypto Market Should Attract More Institutional Players

Regulations are essential to stabilizing the digital currency space, and a more mature market will inspire institutional investors to step up their game, as stated by a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrencies...

Investors Considering Alternative Investments Amid Market Volatility

Recent market volatility and doubts about how long the bull market will last have increased demand for alternative investments strategies, according to a recent survey of institutional...

Mature Crypto Market to Attract More Institutional Players

Regulations are necessary to stabilize the digital currency space, and a more mature market will encourage institutional investors to step up their participation, according to a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency...

47% of Institutional Investors ‘Don’t Know’ What to Think About Cryptocurrency

A recent conference in Miami offered an inside look at what institutional investors think about cryptocurrency.

The alternative investment firm Context Capital asked 400 investors who manage other people’s wealth what they know about virtual currencies and whether they plan to...

Be Fearful When Everyone is Greedy

A new report from Context Capital Partners looks into trends in the alternative investments industry, both among institutions and family offices. It finds continued strong demand for alt investments, as well as a rising demand within the alt world for such emerging strategies as cryptocurrency investments and environmental, social, and governance [ESG] oriented portfolios, though the demand for ESG is at present much stronger than that for the...

Potential market down turn has institutional investors and family offices planning to increase allocations to alternative investments in 2018

Opalesque Industry Update - The Context Allocator Trends Report, based on a survey of more than 400 institutional investors and family offices, revealed strong demand for alternative investment strategies, with 70% of respondents planning to increase their allocations to alternatives in 2018 and 29% planning to maintain their current...

Bitcoin breaches US$7,000 in downbeat end to dismal quarter

BITCOIN'S miserable quarter isn't over yet. The world's biggest cryptocurrency by market value dropped below the US$7,000 mark on Friday morning in Asia, the first time it's breached that level since early February, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It fell as low as US$6,912 before rebounding, trading at US$7,094 as at 7.50 am in Hong Kong. The moves took the token's losses in 2018 to a whopping 50 per cent, and other digital assets,...

Almost Half of Fund Allocators Don't Know What to Make of Crypto

Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been around for almost a decade. Apparently, that’s not enough time to form an opinion.
 
Almost half of the more than 400 institutional allocators, such as pensions, sovereign wealth funds and family offices, surveyed at a Context Summits conference in Miami said they don’t know what to make of cryptocurrencies. Twenty-seven percent of the respondents consider them to be a...

One-in-Ten Allocators Plan to Invest in Crypto This Year

An unprecedented portion of attendees at this winter's Context Summits conference in Miami were in favor of investing in cryptocurrencies — an asset that institutional investors have so far avoided.

Of 400 allocators surveyed at the January 31 to February 2 event, around 11 percent predicted allocating to crypto funds in 2018. The respondents included staff from funds-of-hedge-funds, consulting firms, endowments, foundations,...

Girding for End of Bull Run, Investors Look to Alts

Doubts about the longevity of the current bull market among institutional allocators and family offices are supporting a strong demand for alternative investment strategies, Context Capital Partners, an alternative investment specialist firm, reported Thursday.

Sixty-nine percent of these investors in a survey predicted that traditional equities and fixed income markets would underperform in 2018 compared with 2017, suggesting, Context...

Context Summits: 72% of Investors Looking to Increase Alternatives Exposure

Institutional investors remain interested in alternative investments for 2017, , with the sector holding their attention for a second year in a row, according to a survey by Context Summits. The biggest market challenges they see for 2017 include uncertainty on the regulatory front, the Trump administration, and volatility in global markets.

According to John Culbertson, chief investment officer of Context Capital Partners, an investor...

Young hedge fund managers try to score capital at Wall Street’s version of speed datingYoung hedge fund managers try to score capital at Wall Street’s version of speed dating

Raising money for hedge funds can be hard. In an industry experiencing dismal (if any) returns and 10,000 competitors, connecting with new investors can be even more challenging.

So a new type of conference has popped up in recent years to fill that void. It's called the Context Summit. The most recent one took place in downtown Manhattan on Thursday.

Unlike other events, there are no panels and no marquee keynotes. This is...

Context Summits Poll: Demand Rising for Alternative Assets and New Strategies

Institutional investors are broadly maintaining their commitments to the alternative investment industry and nearly three-quarters plan to increase their allocations this year, according to a new survey by Context Summits. 

The new research, contained in the company’s second annual Allocator Trends Report, features data from more than 200 institutions and family offices representing prominent fund of funds, endowments,...

Survey: 59 of allocators see US election as greatest macro headwind – Opalesque

A survey found that 59% of allocators view the US presidential election as the greatest macro headwind facing the market in the fourth quarter of 2016. Next to that is a possible interest rate hike by the Fed in December (35%). Only 3% were concerned about corporate earnings, and 3% about China.

"While investors are maintaining a close eye on the upcoming presidential election, the data indicates that investors are positioning their...

Institutional investors and family offices continue allocating to alts in 2016

Ninety two per cent of institutional investors and family offices have allocated to two or more funds in 2016 while 73 per cent of investors reported a net increase in their investments to alternative investment strategies since 2015.

The survey, conducted at Context Summits West 2016, also reveals that 59 per cent of allocators viewed the US presidential election as the greatest macro headwind facing the market in the fourth quarter...

Context Summits Alternative Lending 2016 to Convene Emerging Innovators and Leading Visionaries in Dana Point, September 28, 2016

WESTFIELD, N.J., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the world's most diverse and prominent leaders in alternative lending and alternative asset management will be featured at the inaugural Context Summits Alternative Lending 2016, which will take place on September 28, 2016 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA. Context Summits is the preeminent producer of invitation-only events for the alternative asset management industry.

HFC Appoints Two New Members to the Global Board of Directors

Jennifer Collins, an Independent Director at Carne Group, and Mark Salameh, Co-Founder and CEO of Context Summits, were appointed to the HFC Global Board of Directors on June 22,...

2016 ALLOCATOR TRENDS REPORT: CONSENSUS AND DISSENSION

Context Summits has published a detailed report on the views of those who allocate money into hedge funds.

Almost everybody they talked to is in on the act. Ninety-six percent of investors expect to allocate to two or more hedge funds in 2016.  A majority (57%) were prepared to invest in at least four hedge funds in 2016. But there may be some sample bias there, since the sample consisted of attendees at Context Summits Miami...

Institutional investors increase allocations to hedge funds but want to see greater risk controls – survey

Context Summits latest allocator survey shows that institutional investors plan to increase their allocations to hedge funds but want to see greater risk controls. 81 percent of investors say they want to see a clear investment process from managers and 71 percent said they want to see better risk management. Allocators say they are still looking at performance,...

Context Reports Allocators are Upbeat on Alternatives

Market volatility, geopolitical risk and the extended bull market are not deterring investors from increasing their allocations to hedge funds in 2016, according to a new report from Context Summits. In fact, nearly 80% of allocators intend to increase their allocations to hedge funds in...

Context Summits Survey Shows Most Investors Plan Increased Hedge Fund Allocations

A strong majority of institutional investors plan to increase allocations to hedge fund managers in 2016, according to a new survey by Context Summits of approximately 200 investors at a recent conference, which brought 500 investors and 450 managers representing over $1.5 trillion in cumulative assets under management together for a three-day event. 

79% of respondents plan to increase hedge fund allocations this year, while a...

In Search for Investors, Hedge Funds Try Speed-Dating

It might be harder than ever for hedge funds to raise money.

Their market is crowded with competition and many clients aren’t interested any more. Others are demanding more specialization, and bigger staffs of financial and compliance executives, said several fund managers and marketers at Context Summits, an investor conference in...

Commodity Investors Search for Bargains in Miami

Despite a world quaking from plunging markets and recession fears, investors in sunny Miami this week are feeling bullish about commodities, eager to get cash out the door and looking to spread it around as much as...

Typhon Capital Bets Big on Biofuels

Look for drivers – but not oil – to help steer a turnaround in commodities, according to Typhon Capital...