HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Context Summits, the preeminent producer of investment summits for the alternative asset management industry, is kicking off Context Summits Miami 2017 with a fireside chat featuring Edward O. Thorp, a pioneer in quantitative investing and author of "A Man for all Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market."
Taking place Feb. 1-3 at The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Context Summits Miami 2017 will convene more than 2,000 qualified allocators and managers for more than two days of highly targeted and productive one-on-one meetings. In total, managers, institutional allocators and family offices representing over $3.1 trillion in cumulative assets under management are registered to attend Miami 2017.
On Feb. 1, the evening before the meetings begin, Context Summits will host a "Fireside Chat with Edward O. Thorp," where "the first true quant manager" will offer personal experiences and insights from his decades as an innovative mathematician and pioneer in developing new quantitative-analysis techniques. Putting these techniques to the test, Thorp outsmarted dealers from Las Vegas to Wall Street and ushered in a revolution in the world of finance. Context Capital Partners' chief executive officer Ron Biscardi and its chief investment officer John Culbertson will moderate the fireside chat with Thorp, followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing.
"Thorp is an industry pioneer and visionary in the fast-growing world of quantitative trading," said Mark Salameh, co-founder and chief executive officer of Context Summits. "We expect his participation to diversify and expand our proven format, which both entertains and educates our attendees with insights from the father of the quant revolution."
To learn more about the line-up at Context Summits Miami 2017, please visit https://www.contextsummits.com/miami. Context Summits hosts five events a year around the world. Following Miami 2017, Context Summits will host the inaugural Context Summits Europe 2017, scheduled for May 7-9 at the Hotel W Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
About Context Summits
As the preeminent producer of events for the alternative asset management industry, Context Summits focuses on elevating the conference experience through an innovative format and structure where relationship building leads to unmatched results. A pioneer of the one-on-one 'summit' format, Context Summits utilizes an innovative approach to deliver effective and transparent networking events that elevate the conference experience for managers, allocators and investors. Through its systematic approach, Context Summits is able to attract high quality attendees, making meetings efficient and productive. For more details, please visit: http://www.contextsummits.com.
About Context Capital Partners
Context Capital Partners, LP is an alternative specialist company that allocates its capital to talented investment managers and whose subsidiaries offer a diverse range of investment strategies, including hedge funds, liquid alternative mutual funds, and private equity funds. Through its unique approach to evaluating and overseeing highly-differentiated and specialized funds, Context seeks to identify opportunities in both liquid and illiquid markets and serves as a full financial and operational partner for its subsidiaries. Since inception, Context led seed deals totaling more than $400 million in aggregate. The firm's subsidiary businesses include Context Asset Management, Context Summits, Context BH Capital Management, Context Liberty Bell, Context Jensen Partners, and Context Business Credit.
Context Capital Partners is headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA. For more information about Context Capital Partners, visit www.contextcp.com.
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