AICA Summer Summit:
(CEFs, BDCs, Interval Funds)

Replay Event Registration (Free for Live Day-Of Attendees)
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August 13th, 2020

Full-Day Registration (Individual)

$10

Full-Day Registration (RIA/FA)

$20

Full-Day Registration (Sponsor/Provider)

$30

General Session

Time Event Moderator Speaker #1 Speaker #2 Speaker #3 Speaker #4
10:00 AM Welcome remarks from John Cole Scott, Founder & Executive Chairman of the Active Investment Company Alliance
10:15 AM Keynote Speaker Collin Bell, Managing Director and Global Head of Client Portfolio Management for Fundamental Equity within Goldman Sachs Asset Management
11:00 AM General Session: Institutional Investing & Trading in Closed-End Funds John Cole Scott, CIO, CEF Advisors & Founder, Exec Chairman, AICA Ed Keating, Portfolio Manager, Lazard Asset Management Matt Leffler, Portfolio Manager, Logan Stone Doug Bond, Executive VP, Cohen & Steers Jonathan Browne, Portfolio Manager, Director of Closed-End Fund Research, Robinson Capital

CEF Track #1

Time Event Moderator Speaker #1 Speaker #2 Speaker #3 Speaker #4
12:00 Noon Social Tables Networking Lunch w/ Sponsors
1:00 PM CEF Track #1 Panel #1 – Recent Development in Corporate Governance & Activism in CEFs Chuck Jaffe, Host, MoneyLife Phil Goldstein, Principal & Co-Founder, Bull Dog Investors Tom DeCapo, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Brian Schaffer, Managing Director, Prosek Partners Peter Kimball, Executive Director, ISS Corporate Solutions
2:00 PM CEF Track #1 Panel #2 – Future of the CEF Structure: From Creation to How They Trade In The Secondary Market Kimberley Flynn Managing Director, XA Investments Neil Sullivan, Managing Director, Vision 4 William Meyers, Senior Managing Director in Nuveen’s Global Product Group Andrew Hall, Managing Director, NASDAQ Marc Loughlin, Director, WallachBeth
4:00 PM Virtual Happy Hour for Attendees and Sponsors
5:00 PM Convene

CEF Track #2

Time Event Moderator Speaker #1 Speaker #2 Speaker #3 Speaker #4
12:00 Noon Social Tables Networking Lunch w/ Sponsors
1:00 PM CEF Track #2 Panel #1 – Equity Access Through Closed-End Funds Russell Robinson, Account Executive, CAPIS Peter Vanderlee, Portfolio Manager, ClearBridge Investments Martin Connaghan, Investment Director, Global Equities, Aberdeen Asset Management Peter Maletis, Portfolio Manager, Merk
2:00 PM CEF Track #2 Panel #2 – Taxable Fixed Income Michael Spatacco, Director of Cash Management, Bancroft Vets Navid Abghari, Senior Portfolio Manager, Angel Oak Larry Holzenthaler, Investment Strategist & Analyst, Symphony/ Nuveen Sanjai Bhonsle, Chairman & CEO, StoneCastle Financial Gretchen Lam, Portfolio Manager, Octagon
3:00 PM CEF Track #2 Panel #3 – Muni Bond CEF Investing Patrick Shaddow, Director of Index Operations, S-Network Paul Brennan, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Nuveen Samuel Weitzman, Product Specialist, Western Asset Management
4:00 PM Virtual Happy Hour for Attendees and Sponsors
5:00 PM Convene

Interval Fund Track

Time Event Moderator Speaker #1 Speaker #2 Speaker #3 Speaker #4
12:00 Noon Social Tables Networking Lunch w/ Sponsors          
1:00 PM Interval Panel #1 – Real Estate Investing in Interval & List CEFs Joshua Deringer, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Randy Anderson, Portfolio Manager, Griffin Sean Morris, Managing Director, Private Wealth Partners, CIM Group Svitlana Gubriy, Head of Global REIT Funds, Aberdeen Asset Management  
2:00 PM            
3:00 PM Interval Panel #2 – Diverse Interval Fund Strategies James Thompson, Vice President, NorthernTrust Jeremy Goff, Managing Director, Tortoise Advisors Gregg Bell, Founder & Portfolio Manager, A3 Financial Christian Munafo, CIO, SharesPost Investment Management  
4:00 PM Virtual Happy Hour for Attendees and Sponsors          
5:00 PM Convene          

BDC Track

Time Event Moderator Speaker #1 Speaker #2 Speaker #3 Speaker #4
12:00 Noon Social Tables Networking Lunch w/ Sponsors
1:00 PM BDC Track Panel #1 – BDCs from A Service Provider Perspective. Mark O’Brien, Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Advantage Data Michael Shekel, Director Valuation Advisory Services, Cherry Bekaert Kelly Thompson, Founder & Editor, Direct Lending Deals Nicole Eisenberger, Partner, Ernst & Young
2:00 PM BDC Track Panel #2 – Institutional Investor Panel: BDCs Nicholas Marshi of BDC Reporter Troy Ward, Managing Director, Ares Management Dave Miyazaki, Portfolio Managger, Confluence Mike Petro, Portfolio Manager, Putnam Investments
3:00 PM BDC Track Panel #3 – Premium BDC Panel: Why some BDCs Trade Better to NAV; Common
Attributes vs Manager Unique Traits
Bryce Rowe, Senior Equity Research Analyst for National Securities Dwayne Hyzak, CEO, Main Street Capital Barry Sloane, President, Chairman & CEO, Newtek Bowen Diehl, President & CEO of Capital Southwest Scott Bluestein, CEO & CIO, Hercules
4:00 PM Virtual Happy Hour for Attendees and Sponsors
5:00 PM Convene

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Platinum Sponsor: $6,500
    • 3 Networking Tables for Lunch and Happy Hour
    • Full Attendee List with Full Contact Info
    • 1 Moderator Slots with Priority
    • 60 Promo Code Passes for Attendees, 10 for Sponsor
    • Company Ad in NAVigator Podcast for 5 Episodes
  • Gold Sponsor: $3,900
    • 2 Networking Tables for Lunch and Happy Hour
    • 1 Moderator Slot
    • Attendee List with Full Contact Info
    • 25 Promo Code Passes for Attendees, 5 for Sponsor
    • Company Ad in NAVigator Podcast for 1 Episode
  • Silver Sponsor: $2,200
    • 1 Networking Tables for Lunch and Happy Hour
    • Full Attendee List, Name & Company Only
    • 10 Promo Code Passes for Attendees, 3 for Sponsor

All Sponsorships include logo and link on AICA conference website and email communications about the event. AICA Members receive a 20% discount on sponsorship cost and 1 additional Networking Table (Lunch & Happy Hour: 6 people per table). Additional tables for Event Sponsors at both networking sessions are $600 each. A la cart tables are $1000 (no other sponsorship). Additional Promo Codes per ticket price: 25%, 50% or 100% off.

Note: The NAVigator Podcast has an average download rate of 5000+ per month aided by our partnership with Chuck Jaffe @ Moneylife, a top 5% downloaded podcast).

  • Content Sponsor (1 Breakout Panel): $2,850
    • 100% Covers a Panel’s:
      • Transcription
      • Video Replay Formatting & Required Edits
      • Summary (5-min) Video
      • Article highlighting the session written by an experienced financial journalist
      • Company logo on all materials covering the session
  • Advisor Underwriter: $250 (per year): Support AICA and its non-profit mission. Eligible for membership on AICA’s Advisor Forum.
  • Individual Investor Underwriter: $100 (per year): Support AICA and its non-profit mission. Eligible for membership on AICA’s Individual Forum

We are modeling for 500-700 unique attendees based on previous AICA webinars and expectations from our event planner.