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ALTSLA to Host West Coast’s Top Alternative Investors March 22

For Third Year, CAIA, CFA Society, CHFA Attract Biggest and Brightest Capital Allocators for Industry Leading Hedge Fund, Private Equity, Alternative Forum

Los Angeles, December 20, 2017–ALTSLA, the premier West Coast forum for the alternative investment industry, will take place March 22 in Los Angeles, promising to showcase market insights and outlook from the best-known and most-innovative allocators and managers of alternative assets in the region.

Now in its third year, ALTSLA is jointly organized by the CAIA Los Angeles Chapter, CFA Society Los Angeles and California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) as a daylong series of panel discussions bringing together financial services experts and investment professionals from throughout California to deliver singular analysis and offer dramatic predications on alternatives, including familiar asset classes such as hedge funds, private equity and real estate, as well as cutting-edge products and strategies, like private debt and smart beta.

In addition to lining up an impressive cast of panelists from the largest pensions, investment funds, asset managers and family offices in California, ALTSLA is dedicated to securing valuable market commentaries from high-profile guest speakers. Mark Anson of Commonfund, Joel Greenblatt of Gotham Capital and Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital Management are among the Industry luminaries who have previously appeared at ALTSLA. For regular updates on the growing list of speakers confirmed for ALTSLA 2017, visit www.altsla.com.

ALTSLA 2017 will be held at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, located on 251 South Olive Street. To register to attend, go to the ALTSLA website or call (347) 308 7792.

ABOUT THE CAIA ASSOCIATION

The CAIA Association is the world leader in alternative investment education, offering the only education pro­gram uniquely designed for individuals specializing in institutional-quality alternative investments. The Association is best known for the CAIA Charter, an internationally-recognized credential granted upon successful completion of a rigorous two-level exam series, combined with relevant work experience. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a Member of the CAIA Association, a global network of more than 8,400 alternative investment professionals located in more than 90 countries. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program (”Fundamentals”), an introductory-level online course, designed to provide a foundation in the core concepts in alternative investing. This program represents a natural extension of CAIA’s mission to provide solutions to specific market needs for alternative investment education. The CAIA Foundation partners with leading industry organizations to increase knowledge and talent in the field of alternative investing. Please visit www.foundation.caia.org for more information.

To learn more about the CAIA Association, contact Deborah McLean (413) 253-7373 or dmclean@caia.org. For more information on the CAIA Charter, please visit caia.org.

ABOUT CFA SOCIETY LOS ANGELES

CFA Society Los Angeles is the local member society of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. For more information, visit www.cfala.org.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA HEDGE FUND ASSOCIATION

California Hedge Fund Association is a non-profit, member based organization founded to foster the growth and development of the hedge fund community in California through advocacy of sound business practices, events, resources and educational programs. For more information about the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA), contact www.calhedgefund.org or info@calhedgefund.org.

ABOUT MARKETS GROUP

Markets Group is an executive forum organizer with a track record of more than 300 conferences in over 20 countries. Founded in 2009 in New York, Markets Group has grown into one of the largest and most successful conference organizers in the Americas and has successfully executed events in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Additionally, Markets Group was recently named one of America’s 500 fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine and distinguished us as the #1 conference organizer and #1 financial services firm based in New York. To learn more, visit www.marketsgroup.org.