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Agecroft Partners pledges $1 million to charities that help children

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Opalesque Industry Update - Agecroft Partners has pledged to donate $1 million from its Hedge Fund Leadership Summits to non-profit organizations that benefit children. Since 2013 Agecroft Partners has committed to improving the lives of children through donating 100% of their profits from conferences. This includes Hedgeopolis, (with which they are no longer involved) and their industry leading event Gaining the Edge - Hedge Fund Investor Leadership Summits. Through the end of 2017 Agecroft Partners expects to have given away over $500,000 from these conferences.

For the second year in a row, Agecroft has chosen Help for Children / Hedge Funds Care as the primary beneficiary for Gaining the Edge - 2017 Hedge Fund Investor Leadership Summit taking place in New York City on November 2-3, 2017. Help for Children is a global foundation that provides grants to the most effective and efficient child abuse prevention and treatment interventions in six countries, making the world a safer place for children.

In addition to supporting Hedge Funds Care, Agecroft has donated conference profits to over a dozen other organizations focused on troubled youth, children's health, and children's education. Agecroft Partners has provided not only financial support, but has also contributed their time, serving on the boards of more than half of these organizations.

Like many firms in the hedge fund industry, Agecroft believes that it is important to give back to society and improve the lives of future generations. The mainstream media's negative bent towards hedge funds damages the industry's reputation as a whole. The fact that many hedge funds do not speak with the media in order to avoid violating SEC general solicitation rules creates a largely one sided, skewed perspective. In reality, the industry is extremely philanthropic, giving back to support many worthy causes. Agecroft Partners is proud of its commitment to giving back and applauds the many hedge fund professionals who share these values.

Gaining the Edge - 2017 Hedge Fund Investor Leadership Summit will be comprised of panel discussions between some of the world's most influential hedge fund investors where the objective is to have candid, robust conversations and debates about various ways to enhance the risk adjusted returns of a diversified hedge fund portfolio. Speakers have just been announced on the website and will include decision makers at pensions, endowments, foundations, institutional consultants, and funds of funds. Hedge funds are not an asset class, but a fund structure that includes numerous strategies. Although both are important, choosing the right strategies in which to invest is more important than selecting the best managers for a diversified portfolio. Unlike most hedge fund conferences that feature hedge fund managers who are heavily biased toward their own strategy, this conference will showcase only leading hedge fund investors as panelists who will provide their independent view on which hedge fund strategies look the most attractive given current capital market valuations and economic forecasts. Panel discussions will also focus on key issues in performing industry leading, best practice hedge fund due diligence.

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