iConnections and MFA Partner to Create Global Alts 2025: World’s Largest Capital Raising and Alternative Investment Event

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Global Alts 2025 Expands to Miami Beach Convention Center with Storied Organizations Expected to Attract Over 6,000 Fund Manager, Allocator, and Service Provider Attendees

June 12, 2024, New York & Washington, D.C. – iConnections, the leading financial technology platform connecting asset allocators and investment managers, and MFA, the trade association representing the global alternative asset management industry, today announced a multi-year partnership that combines iConnections Global Alts and MFA Network Miami to create the world’s largest and most comprehensive alternative investment event. This partnership brings together iConnections’ and MFA’s flagship capital raising and business development events.

Global Alts 2025 will leverage iConnections’ premier LP/GP networking platform and relationships in private and public markets. With MFA’s global membership representing over $3.2 trillion in assets under management and iConnections' flagship event convening over $20 trillion in assets, this event will be the foremost gathering for the alternative asset management industry.

Global Alts 2025, co-hosted by iConnections and MFA, will take place in Miami Beach, Florida on January 27-30, 2025. The event is expected to attract over 6,000 attendees and feature nearly 200 speakers comprised of the top voices from the largest funds across every alternative asset class, including hedge funds, private equity, private debt, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, and digital assets. Global Alts 2025 will give attendees access to the leading alternative asset managers and allocators, authoritative content and programming, and intimate networking opportunities in one shared location.

As part of the partnership, MFA will adopt the iConnections technology platform for member offerings year-round. iConnections and MFA will also collaborate on other events for GPs and LPs, servicing the fund manager and allocator community.

"We are thrilled to embark on this strategic partnership with MFA," said Ron Biscardi, CEO & Co-Founder of iConnections. "As the leader in connecting LPs with GPs in the alternatives industry, iConnections is committed to providing an unparalleled experience for our members, partners, sponsors, and marquee event attendees. By partnering with MFA, the top industry association for alternative asset managers, our combined event at the Miami Convention Center will set a new benchmark for capital raising events."

"This partnership is a win for the industry and both organizations. It brings together the platform and scale of iConnections and MFA’s ability to cater to the unique needs of its global fund manager and institutional allocator audiences. The combined programming and production expertise between iConnections and MFA will help to enhance the content offering across the entire conference," said Bryan Corbett, MFA President and CEO.

Global Alts 2025 will be hosted in the Miami Beach Convention Center, an expansive, state-of-the-art venue that will enable more networking opportunities, flexibility, and brand visibility. With the combination of Global Alts and MFA Network Miami, the Convention Center location will be even more transformational in supporting thousands of attendees. The venue will provide clients with ample meeting space to foster meaningful connections as well as private rooms for sponsors and larger events.

iConnections has driven the digitization of the alternative investment industry, fostering connectivity and communication between GPs, LPs, and service providers in this increasingly global industry. iConnections’ premier technology platform enables productive cap intro meetings.

Global Alts 2025

Global Alts 2025 promises to be an event like no other, where opportunities abound, connections flourish, and success is within reach. The move to the Miami Convention Center sets the stage for an unforgettable experience that will shape the future of alternative investments.

Stay tuned for more updates, and mark your calendars for January 27th to 30th, 2025. iConnections and MFA look forward to welcoming you to this event.

About iConnections

iConnections is a financial technology platform connecting asset allocators and investment managers. The iConnections desktop and mobile app allow allocators to evaluate and engage with relevant managers, who share company information securely on the platform. iConnections hosts its own conferences and powers myriad third-party global investor events. In an increasingly digital world, iConnections has reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit iconnections.io to learn more.

About MFA

Managed Funds Association (MFA), based in Washington, DC, New York, Brussels, and London, represents the global alternative asset management industry. MFA’s mission is to advance the ability of alternative asset managers to raise capital, invest, and generate returns for their beneficiaries. MFA advocates on behalf of its membership and convenes stakeholders to address global regulatory, operational, and business issues. MFA has more than 180 member fund managers, including traditional hedge funds, credit funds, and crossover funds, that collectively manage over $3.2 trillion across a diverse group of investment strategies. Member firms help pension plans, university endowments, charitable foundations, and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns over time.