How this Opal Summit in California Opened our Minds on Alternative Investing

Opal Group presented Alternative Investing Summit in Dana Point, California
By: The Soho Loft Media Group
NEW YORK - Dec. 14, 2016 - PRLog -- Pension trustees, commissioners, administrators and staff, foundations, endowments, family offices, Taft Hartley trustees, commissioners, attorneys, consultants, funds of funds, accountants, hedge funds, equity managers, real estate managers, private equity, venture capitalists, ETF funds and mutual funds, investment banks, security lenders, insurance companies, and infrastructure based fund managers converged at the Ritz Carlton, Dana Point, CA last December 4-6, 2016 for this exclusive summit.

David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, says, "One of the unique elements of this summit is that it prioritized its educational objective and value. Trustees, institutional representatives, consultants and money managers that spoke at the event ensured that the attendees got in-depth and relevant information about the strategies and opportunities in alternative investing. It was a great opportunity for attendees to network with the right people in the alternative investing industry."

Some of the summit topics included: perspective of investors on alternatives, real estate opportunities, hedge fund, risk management, 1031 exchanges, best practices for asset allocation, volatility, real asset investing, liquid alternatives, direct and co-investing opportunities, how to choose the right consultant/advisor, portfolio construction, and manager selection.

The summit exclusively featured panel discussions that were driven by dialogues, and led by family offices and consultants. PowerPoint presentations were not allowed during discussions, except for standalone speakers. This ensured that the event's educational value was properly maintained. Other PowerPoint presentations were added to Opal Group's Mobile App as PPT/PDF documents. Speakers were also not allowed to promote particular products or services during their presentations.

There were multiple moderators, panelists and presenters in the event. Some of the keynote speakers included:

Bob Wiedemer, President, Aftershock Publishing, LLC, Author Aftershock and Aftershock Investor
Chris Martenson, Co-founder and CEO, Peak Prosperity
John Sitilides, Principal, Trilogy Advisors LLC
Keith Kaplan, CEO and Co-Founder, Tesla Foundation

The event also featured cocktail receptions, continental breakfast, networking refreshment breaks and luncheon, roundtables and a golf tournament.

The luxury sponsor of the summit was American Airlines. Executive sponsors were Direct Lending Investments, Allen Matkins, The Arcview Group, and HAS Capital, LLC.

General sponsors included Aftershock Publishing, Cortland, Duff & Phelps, Fairway America, Intertrust Group, InvestCloud, NewOak Capital LLC, Shopoff Realty Investments, and Tortoise Capital Advisors.

Exhibitor sponsor was the Gemini Companies. Third Party Marketers Association (3PM), AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics (CIBE),, Alpha Journal,, Banking Technology, BarclayHedge, Business Islamic, Capital Finance International, Capital Hedge,, Eurekahedge, Events in America, Family Office Networks, Fintech Finance, FinTech Weekly, FINTRX, Focus Economics, Fundpeak, Global Banking & Finance Review, HedgeCo.Net, Hedge Fund Alert,, IntegriDATA, Preqin, The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable, Realty411 Magazine, SmartMoneyMatch, True Banking, The Wealth Journal, The Soho Loft Conferences, The Soho Loft Media Group, and Victoria Global were the media partners for the event.

Pursuing alternative investments has become very fundamental for investors targeting to maximize their returns while still maintaining proper portfolios of asset allocation in endowments, family offices, foundations and corporate and public funds. This summit presented an opportunity on how to achieve all these.It was an important event for those interested in capitalizing opportunities in the alternative investing space.

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