CTAExpo LLC was established in 2008 and Emerging Manager Forum was established in 2010, to help professional alternative investors, allocators and capital raisers meet and identify new trading talent in the CTA, Hedge Fund, FX and alternative management space and to promote alternative investments. The conferences offer attendees the opportunity to communicate with their target client base in person, enhance their visibility in the alternative space and communicate with potential clients through the conference’s extensive media channels.
Every CTAExpo LLC Conference has a different flavor, there is little overlap between attendees at each of our conferences. In 2018 there were over 700 unique attendees at the 3 conferences, over 43% of which had never been to a CTAExpo conference before. An average of 42 Traders attended each of our 2018 conferences and the ratio of attendees registered as Capital Sources to Trader has increased, we are consistently seeing an increase in attendees registered as Capital Sources at our events, as well as the number of Service Providers attending our conferences decline. CTAExpo Chicago and CTAExpo/Emerging Manager Forum New York registrations are still reaching capacity consistently. In 2018 Emerging Manager Forum Miami registrations again hit an all-time high, with a strong local Florida contingent.
Our website traffic in 2018 included almost 2500 unique visitors per month (This does not include online conference materials). The 2018 Electronic Conference materials, including Service Provider Directories, Trader Directories, Conference Program and Public Registration List were read almost 6000 times. In 2017 CTAExpo published our first e-book, An Emerging Manager’s Game Plan.
New and Improved Content
CTAExpo Chicago 2019 in now a two-day conference that focuses on one-on-one meetings, speakers and networking. Emerging Manger Forum Connect was introduced in Miami 2018, and proved to be popular with both Traders and Allocators.
Emerging Manager Forum Connect – September 11
Offers managers the opportunity to book one-on-one meetings with allocators and discuss their trading strategies. For Emerging Managers this represents a unique opportunity to expand their network and develop meaningful relationships.
Main Program – September 12
The second day of CTAExpo Chicago features speakers and panels selected to give insights on how managers can more effectively build their businesses and raise AUM and how investors can better make informed decisions for their portfolios. Day Two also features The Alternative Shark Tank, always a conference favorite introduced in 2016, with four managers that use different strategies and have different levels of AUM making 10-minute presentations to a panel of industry experts.