ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Institutional investors, asset managers and consultants will gather in Atlanta November 9 through 11 for the second annual eVestment Institutional Investment Intelligence (EI3) Conference to get the latest insights on institutional investment due diligence, big data usage and global investment trends. Last year's conference attracted about 300 institutional investment professionals from around the world.
Conference attendees will explore institutional investing and asset management from eVestment's unique position as the leading institutional investment and asset management database, learn how peers leverage data and analytics to improve outcomes, and learn from and network with eVestment's big-data experts and each other. Participants in the EI3 Conference will earn approximately five CFA continuing education hours.
Seminars, breakout sessions and hands-on learning labs will cover topics crucial to success in today's institutional asset management business, including "Private Equity, What Investors Really Think," "Sustainable Investing," "How to Develop a Database Strategy" and "Global Events: Trends and Impacts."
Keynote speakers include Oren Klaff, president and CEO of Pitch Anything; Daniel Crosby, president of Nocturne Capital; and Shawn Anchor, co-founder and CEO of GoodThinkInc.
Other session speakers include: Meredith Jones, partner and alternative investment consultant with Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting; Jonathan Doolan, principal with Casey Quirk by Deloitte; Wendy Hopewell, manager of RFP services with Putnam Investments; Samuel LaNasa, director of global investor sales with Citigroup Global Markets; Brady Hyde, portfolio manager of private equity investments with UPS Group Trust; Donna Smolens, senior advisor with Insight Venture Partners; Brenda McGregor, business intelligence and marketing analytics manager, Principal Global Investors; Ryan Anderson, senior consultant and director of manager research with Pavilion Financial Corporation; Bradley Morrow, head of research in Americas, Willis Towers Watson; Evan Scussel, head of traditional investment manager due diligence, The Bogdahn Group.
eVestment speakers include eVestment Co-Founders Jim Minnick, Matt Crisp and Heath Wilson; Vice President and Global Head of Research Peter Laurelli; London-based Director of EMEA Operations Christophe Frerebeau; and Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Jaques.
In addition to the seminars, the conference will feature a variety of meals and breaks for networking and a gala awards dinner with entertainment from the political musical group The Capitol Steps.
EI3 is open to eVestment clients and prospects. Early-bird registration discounts are available through Sept. 23. The conference will be held at the Loews Atlanta Hotel at 1065 Peachtree Street, N.E., in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood. The event location is convenient to many of Atlanta's best restaurants and attractions, including the High Museum of Art, the Fox Theater and Piedmont Park. The hotel also offers easy access to Atlanta's MARTA rail rapid transit service and to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Attendees found the 2015 EI3 Conference to be enormously helpful in increasing their knowledge about industry data and trends. Said one attendee: "The breakouts were fantastic, as were the demos and keynotes. Overall a great conference."
Another noted that "seeing manager solutions and how they can be used in practice" was among the most valuable aspects of the conference.
The conference will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. and conclude Friday, Nov. 11 by noon. To learn more about the EI3 and to register, please click here or visit this web site http://www.ei3conference.com/. Non-client registrants will be vetted by eVestment staff before their registration is approved.
eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide. eVestment's mission is to help make smart money smarter.
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