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I've put together a list of the best investment conferences to attend this year, including conferences with a mix of focuses, such as:

  • Wealth and asset management
  • Corporate finance initiatives
  • International trade policy

Alright, I'll quit yapping. Let's get into it.

Best Investment Conferences Shortlist

Here’s my shortlist of the best investment conferences I think are worth attending in 2024:

  1. Sohn Investment Conference - New York, NY (April 2024)
  2. SuperReturn Conferences - Multiple Locations and Dates
  3. 2024 Global Investment Conference - Alberta, Canada (April 2024)
  4. International Trade and Investment Program Meeting - Cambridge, MA (April 2024)
  5. Morningstar Investment Conference - Multiple Locations and Dates
  6. Milken Institute Global Conference - Los Angeles, CA (May 2024)
  7. Invest Canada - Montreal, Canada (May 2024)
  8. Future of Asset Management North America - New York, NY and Online (September 2024)

Find more details about each conference below.

Best Investment Conferences

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1. Sohn Investment Conference - New York, NY (April 2024)

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The Sohn Investment Conference in New York is a prestigious event known for gathering the world’s leading investors to share their investment ideas and strategies.

Overview:
The Sohn Investment Conference is famed not only for its high-profile speakers, which include renowned hedge fund managers, investors, and philanthropists but also for its commitment to philanthropy, with proceeds supporting pediatric cancer research and treatment.

Why You Should Attend:
Attending the Sohn Investment Conference offers unparalleled access to forward-thinking investment insights from some of the most successful and influential investors in the world. Additionally, the conference’s philanthropic mission adds a layer of social impact to your attendance, allowing you to contribute to a meaningful cause while gaining investment insights.

2. SuperReturn Conferences - Multiple Locations and Dates

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SuperReturn Conferences are premier global events for private equity and venture capital professionals.
  • Dates: Multiple dates (see table below)
  • Location: Multiple locations (see table below)
  • Pricing: Price starts at $2,299
  • Website: SuperReturn Conferences
  • Social Media: X | LinkedIn

SuperReturn Conferences: Conference Locations and Dates

LocationDate
Los AngelesApril 9-10, 2024
New YorkNovember 11-12, 2024

Overview:
SuperReturn Conferences cover many topics, specifically the latest trends in private equity, venture capital investment strategies, emerging markets, and sector-specific insights. The events feature a lineup of distinguished panelists, ranging from industry veterans to innovative new players.

Why You Should Attend:
The SuperReturn series stands out for its global coverage and diversity of topics, making it an indispensable series of events for professionals in the private equity and venture capital sectors. Not only that, the SuperReturn Conferences offer critical insights and networking opportunities that can help shape successful investment strategies.

3. 2024 Global Investment Conference - Alberta, Canada (April 2024)

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In detail, the 2024 Global Investment Conference focuses on the latest trends and challenges in the global investment market.

Overview:
The 2024 Global Investment Conference covers a broad range of topics, including global economic outlook, investment strategy, risk management, and innovation in investment practices, drawing keynote speakers from around the world, including John Sitilides (say that name 5 times fast).

Why You Should Attend:
This conference offers a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the global investment environment, which is increasingly important in today’s interconnected world. Also, attendees will benefit from in-depth discussions on strategies to mitigate risks and seize opportunities across different markets and asset classes.

4. International Trade and Investment Program Meeting - Cambridge, MA (April 2024)

International Trade and Investment Program Meeting website screenshot
The International Trade and Investment Program Meeting focuses on the latest research and developments in the field of international trade and investment.

Overview:
This conference brings together academic researchers, economists, and policymakers to discuss topics such as global trade policies, investment management flows, trade agreements, and the impact of globalization on economies.

Why You Should Attend:
The International Trade and Investment Program Meeting is particularly valuable for scholars, researchers, and professionals in economics and finance who are interested in the intricate dynamics of international trade and investment. It offers a platform for engaging with the latest academic research and policy discussions, providing insights that are crucial for understanding global economic trends.

5. Morningstar Investment Conference - Multiple Locations and Dates

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The Morningstar Investment Conference brings together industry experts, financial advisors, asset managers, and thought leaders to discuss the latest trends and challenges in investing.

Morningstar Investment Conference: Conference Locations and Dates

LocationDate
LondonMay 1, 2024
SydneyMay 21-22, 2024
ChicagoJune 26-27, 2024
Cape TownSeptember 17, 2024
MumbaiTBD
AmsterdamNovember 7-8, 2024

Overview:
The Morningstar Investment Conference brings about topics that range from portfolio construction, risk management, and asset allocation to insights on global markets, emerging technologies in finance, and the future of investment advice.

Why You Should Attend:
This conference is uniquely positioned to offer attendees a comprehensive overview of the investment landscape. Speakers include leading economists, award-winning authors, and pioneering investment professionals, providing a rich diversity of perspectives on the future of investing.

6. Milken Institute Global Conference - Los Angeles, CA (May 2024)

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The Milken Institute Global Conference is a flagship event that gathers global leaders from various sectors to address the world’s most pressing challenges.

Overview:
The Milken Institute Global Conference covers topics such as finance, healthcare, education, technology, and the environment. One of the conference's keynote speakers includes famous American singer-songwriter John Legend.

Why You Should Attend:
The Milken Institute Global Conference's interdisciplinary approach provides a unique opportunity to hear from and interact with world-renowned leaders and innovators. It features an impressive lineup of government, academia, business, and philanthropy speakers, offering multifaceted perspectives on solving global issues through innovation and effective policy.

7. Invest Canada - Montreal, Canada (May 2024)

Invest Canada website screenshot
Invest Canada is for private capital markets, focusing on the critical role of private equity and venture capital in the Canadian economy.

Overview:
Invest Canada, hosted in Montreal, is the premier gathering for Canada’s private equity and venture capital industry. The conference spans various topics including investment trends, innovative financing strategies, market growth opportunities, and challenges within the Canadian and global economic landscapes.

Why You Should Attend:
This conference is a must-attend for investors interested in the Canadian market. Invest Canada offers valuable perspectives on navigating the complexities of investing, making it an invaluable resource for both domestic and international investors.

8. Future of Asset Management North America - New York, NY and Online (September 2024)

Future of Asset Management North America website screenshot
The Future of Asset Management North America conference is an event that examines the evolving landscape of asset management.

Overview:
The Future of Asset Management North America conference focuses on innovation, technology’s impact on asset management, sustainability, and emerging investment strategies. On top of that, the president and CEO of the TCW Group, Katie Koch, is one of the keynote speakers.

Why You Should Attend:
This conference is relevant to those who are looking to stay ahead and leverage new technologies to enhance investment outcomes. Industry leaders, technology innovators, regulators, as well as academics discuss how the asset management industry can adapt and thrive in the face of new challenges and opportunities.

Anything I Missed?

Any other conferences on your radar this year? I'd love to hear about them.

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