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

Event Registration

August 13th, 2020

Full-Day Registration (Individual)

$39

Full-Day Registration (RIA/FA)

$59

Full-Day Registration (Sponsor/Provider)

$89

CEF Track #1

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
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
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
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
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
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 CEF Track #2 Panel #3 – Muni Bond CEF Investing 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
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
12:00 Noon Social Tables Networking Lunch w/ Sponsors
1:00 PM BDC Track Panel #3 – 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 John Cole Scott, CIO, CEF Advisors (BDC UIT)
3:00 PM BDC Track Panel #1 – 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.