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Gaining the Edge announces charity events to improve networking across January Florida Cap intro conferences

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Matthias Knab, Opalesque:

In mid-January 2022, South Florida will host thousands of alternative investment fund managers and investors attending multiple capital introduction conferences.

Opalesque is a Media Partner and supports the Gaining the Edge conference in West Palm Beach Jan 19-21. Managers can use this link to register at the lowest tier pricing, plus get $600 free benefits from Opalesque:

Today, the event organizers have announced a strategy to improve networking across these multiple events while raising money for charities that benefit at risk youth. Gaining the Edge will host a day of charitable, social activities open to all industry professionals including those attending other cap intro events on Saturday, January 22, directly following its Gaining the Edge Cap Intro Florida conference.

Opening participation to attendees of other, potentially competing, events is made possible by Gaining the Edge's commitment to donate 100% profits to charities that benefit at-risk youth. The four confirmed events include a charity golf tournament hosted at PGA National (with registration only recently opened the tournament is already 40% sold out), a charity Everglades airboat tour, a charity tennis clinic/tournament hosted at PGA National, and a charity sunset cruise.

Record high participation rates are anticipated for these Florida conferences with many companies attending multiple events. This is due to a projected surge in manager search activity amid what is expected to be the greatest asset-raising environment in the history of the alternative asset industry (see linked paper).

Don Steinbrugge, CEO and Founder of Gaining the Edge, shared his thoughts on the charity events, stating, "Professionals in the alternative investment industry are eager to resume in-person conferences and meet people face to face. As they travel to Florida to attend one or several of the conferences, many are looking for networking opportunities to meet industry peers, share ideas, and have fun. We believe these charitable events are a great way to promote industry-wide comradery while also raising money for a great cause."

Gaining the Edge - Charity Golf Tournament - Hosted at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Players can choose to participate in a scramble tournament with foursomes organized by PGA National to make each team equal, or join a foursome with each player playing their own ball, not participating in the tournament. Players choosing to play their own ball can join a foursome as an individual or set up their own group. All are welcome and golf experience is not necessary. Clubs will be available for rent if you need them. Companies are also encouraged to sponsor a hole (currently available at $1000/hole).

Gaining the Edge - Charity Everglades Airboat Tour

This two-hour airboat ride through the Everglades will allow participants to see beautiful scenery and incredible wildlife. The Florida Everglades has a broad array of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals, host to one of the highest number of exotic plant species in the world. Most visitors will observe alligators in their natural habitat. This event will also include transportation from Palm Beach to the Florida Everglades. Alternatively, registrants can arrange to meet us directly at the launch area.

Gaining the Edge - Charitable Tennis Clinic - Hosted at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Starting at 11:00 am tennis instructors will facilitate a 30 minute clinic followed by a 1 hour mini-tournament broken down by skill level where each player will have multiple partners in order to enhance interaction across the group. If individuals are interested in more competitive matches, please let us know and we will be glad to arrange it. This event is designed for players of all skill levels.

Gaining the Edge - Charitable Boat Ride

Enjoy the weather and scenery of the South Florida Coast while enjoying the company of industry peers. More information about the Gaining the Edge - Charitable Boat Ride will be announced soon.

For those participating in any social activity, room blocks are available at discounted rates in the area.

Gaining the Edge was created to help educate institutional investors about alternative investments and raise money for charities that benefit at risk youth. Since 2013, Gaining the Edge has hosted over 30 in person and virtual events with over 7000 registrations from which all profits have been donated to charity. Gaining the Edge and Agecroft Partners' have donated over $2.7 million to these organizations.

Ideal timing: The week before Miami conferences

Gaining the Edge - Cap Intro Florida 2022 is complementary to other Florida cap intro events due to the low historical overlap of approximately 25% of managers and investors that participated among the respective events. Also, the conference will take place one week prior to "hedge fund week" in Miami which sees three cap intro events happening on the very same days.

Use this link to register at the lowest tier pricing, plus get $600 free benefits from Opalesque:

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