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iConnections to Host Global Alternatives Conference in January 2021

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iConnections, the industry-leading platform and community that seamlessly connects investment managers and allocators for long-term investment relationships through a personalized, secure, and information-rich platform, today announced it will host the alternative investment industry’s premier virtual meeting of managers and allocators from January 21st through 29th, 2021.

The conference is organized by The iConnections Investment Institute and will feature distinguished speakers from the investment industry, scientific community, leading economists, technology leaders, and healthcare innovators, as well as offer allocator led capital introduction meetings.

The event will kick off on January 21st, with a fireside chat featuring iConnections CEO, Ron Biscardi, interviewing SkyBridge Capital founder and ex-Director of Communications for the White House Anthony Scaramucci. Additional keynote speakers include Professor of Economics and Public Policy and New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Kelton, who will discuss Modern Monetary Theory and its recent rise to prominence, as well as geopolitical strategist and author Peter Zeihan, who will discuss the implications of the U.S. presidential election. Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait will have a conversation on the future of China with Kishore Mahbubani, distinguished fellow from the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS).

The event also includes sessions highlighting personal wellbeing in the face of the ongoing pandemic. Top medical and pharmaceutical experts will participate in a panel featuring Dr. Gregory Poland, M.D., Director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic and Rich Pelt, Director, Regulatory Affairs Global CMC, Pharma Therapeutics for Vaccines at Pfizer providing an update on COVID-19 vaccine prospects. British scientist and Chief Scientist of Scientific Professor Stephen Emmott will discuss the future of humanity in conversation with Financial Times Chair of the Editorial Board and US Editor-At-Large, Gillian Tett.

Ted Seides, founder of Capital Allocators LLC and host of the industry renowned Capital Allocators Podcast will join for an ‘interviewing the interviewer’ session, where he’ll provide his unique insights on his interviews with leading names in the alternative investment industry and how the podcast launched in 2017 and reached close to five million downloads by November 2020.

The conference will also include sessions on diversity and inclusion, as well as a conversation with Rahul Moodgal, Partner and Head of Investor Relations & Business Development at Parvus Asset Management and a member of the iConnections advisory board, who will interview future women investment leaders from Brandeis University, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and The Rock Creek Group.

Managers and allocators with over $60 trillion under management have used the iConnections platform and over 1,000 senior investment decision-makers from leading endowments, foundations, pension funds, and family offices have access to this premier educational opportunity.

Ron Biscardi, co-founder and CEO of iConnections, said, “Our event will bring together a diverse array of leaders from within and outside of the investment management industry. The conference will leverage our industry-leading technology to help foster stronger manager-allocator relationships through knowledge sharing, thought leadership, and the development of new connections and ideas.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered fundraising and networking opportunities and our platform optimizes convenience and efficiency, allowing managers and allocators to connect seamlessly on a global scale,” Biscardi added.

iConnections’ Global Alternatives Conference is just one of the latest developments for this industry-leading platform and community. Last week, iConnections hosted the largest capital introduction event for 100 Women in Finance. In October, it announced the hiring of senior leadership team members and its partnership with TD Prime Services, as well as plans to host an alternative investor conference at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hotel in January 2022.

The January 2021 conference is open to members of the iConnections platform and The iConnections Investment Institute. For further information about the event and iConnections, please visit:

About iConnections

iConnections is a community that connects the investment management industry year-round. Our software platform seamlessly connects managers and allocators for virtual meetings, giving managers the ability to subscribe and share information with allocators who can efficiently select and meet managers all on one platform. Uniquely, purpose and philanthropy are embedded in the way iConnections works, with charitable initiatives and fundraising as a central pillar of the ecosystem. The scalable technology powering iConnections can be used for bespoke events by managers, allocators and service providers. In an environment where physical events and meetings are no longer the norm, we’ve reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit to learn more about how iConnections helps people invest in progress.

At iConnections, we believe a better-connected investment community helps to advance the world.