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2011 EVENTS CALENDAR

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www.cognitomedia.com Disclaimer: The financial conference universe is very large. This calendar represents many of the key conferences of interest to our clients but is not an exhaustive list. If you know of a conference that is not included here please feel free to let us know and we will be happy to add it to future editions.


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GAIM USA Cloud Computing on Wall Street Breakfast Briefing Trade Tech Architecture Data Technology MFAs Network 2011

JAN / FEB / MAR / APRIL / MAY / JUNE / JULY / AUG / SEPT / OCT / NOV / DEC / Table of Contents


January Event Information

GAIM USA Jan 18-20, 2011 Boca Raton, FL 18 19 20 — Organizer: (IIR) Institute for International Research Audience: CFAs, CIOs, CFOs, Partners,VPs, Presidents — Opportunities: Opportunities to further develop your personal network with senior decision makers from the most successful firms in the alternative investment industry.

http://www.iirusa.com/gaimusa/welcome-to-gaim-usa.xml

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Cloud Computing on Wall Street Breakfast Briefing Jan 26, 2011 26 New York — Organizer: (FTF) Financial Technology Forum Audience: COO, CIO, CTO, Heads/Directors of Operations, Managing Directors, SVPs, Senior IT Professional, General Counsel — Opportunities: Financial Technologies Forum, LLC offers premier niche events in the securities operations space that cover the hottest trends in the industry, providing interactive and intimate settings where the most senior professionals in the securities operations space can network.  Thought leadership through speaking opportunities helps to increase brand awareness and lead generation.  FTF provides a forum for Wall Street to connect and build lasting relationships while delivering high level content from the industry’s leading experts.

http://www.ftfnews.com/Events-all.html

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January Event Information

Trade Tech Architecture Data Technology Jan 26, 2011 London — Organizer: (WBR) Worldwide Business Research Audience: Head of Trading, Head of Trading Technology, Head of Equity Trading, etc. — Opportunities: This event is an opportunity for high level networking and getting insights in how to enhance the capabilities and cost effectiveness of IT organizations.

http://www.wbresearch.com/tradetecharchitecturedt/home.aspx

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MFA’s Network 2011 Jan 30 - Feb 1 2011 Palm Beach, FL 30 31 1 — Organizer: MFA Audience: Professionals in the hedge fund and alternative investment industries. — Opportunities: The Network 2010 agenda focuses on the needs of investors and best practices in asset allocation, manager selection and due diligence.

http://www.managedfunds.org/network2011/

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Events Calendar February 2011 SUNDAY

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SIFMA - European Market Liquidity Conference

HIFREQ TRADE - Exploring the potential and new techniques in FT

ASF 2011

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Credit Risk Forum International Cash & Treasury Management Hedge Fund Seminar: How to Raise More Investment Capital Trading Regulation & Compliance Forum

JAN / FEB / MAR / APRIL / MAY / JUNE / JULY / AUG / SEPT / OCT / NOV / DEC / Table of Contents


February Event Information

SIFMA - European Market Liquidity Conference Feb 3, 2011 London — Organizer: AFME Audience: COO, CIO, CTO, Heads/Directors of Operations, Managing Directors, SVPs, Senior IT Professional, General Counsel — Opportunities: Now in its fifth year, the conference is an opportunity to keep abreast of what is happening to both fixed income and equities trading in a new regulatory environment.

http://www.sifma.org/blastemails/europeblasts/files/MarketLiquidity2010.pdf

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ASF 2011 Feb 6-9, 2011 Orlando, FL 6 7 8 9 — Organizer: ASF Audience: Regulators, Policymaker — Opportunities: ASF 2010 features a multi-day, multi-track program, combining general sessions which cover topics of broad interest along with concurrent break-out tracks.

http://www.americansecuritization.com/story.aspx?id=4152

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February Event Information

Conference & Expo Feb 13-16, 2011 Miami, FL 13 14 15 — Organizer: (NICSA) National Investment Company Service Association Audience: Senior-level investment management execs — Opportunities: Brings hundreds of industry professionals together for a multiple day conference featuring concurrent educational sessions, daily keynote addresses and formal presentations.

http://www.nicsa.org/default.asp?contentID=242

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Credit Risk Forum Feb 16 - 17, 2011 London 16 17 — Organizer: PRMIA Audience: CROs, Directors, Heads of Risk Analytics — Opportunities: A full-day conference, organized as part of the PRMIA Global Event Series, that focuses on key topics around Credit Risk measurement and management. 

http://www.prmia.org/events/view_events.php?eventID=4279

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February Event Information

International Cash & Treasury Management Feb 21 - 23, 2011 Johannesburg, South Africa 21 22 — Organizer: EuroFinance — Opportunities: This 3-day course is designed for treasury, banking and finance professionals, with a basic understanding of financial subjects, seeking more sophisticated and in-depth knowledge of the essential elements of international cash and treasury management.

http://www.eurofinance.com/conferences/2011-11-22/johannesburgsouth-africa/treasury-risk-and-cash-management-southern-africa

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Hedge Fund Seminar: How to Raise More Investment Capital Feb 23, 2011 23 New York — Organizer: (FTF) Financial Technology Forum Audience: COO, CIO, CTO, Heads/Directors of Operations, Managing Directors, SVPs, Senior IT Professional, General Counsel — Opportunities: Financial Technologies Forum, LLC offers premier niche events in the securities operations space that cover the hottest trends in the industry, providing interactive and intimate settings where the most senior professionals in the securities operations space can network.  Thought leadership through speaking opportunities helps to increase brand awareness and lead generation.  FTF provides a forum for Wall Street to connect and build lasting relationships while delivering high level content from the industry’s leading experts.

http://www.ftfnews.com/Events-all.html

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February Event Information

Trading Regulation & Compliance Forum Feb 23, 2011 Beverly Hills, CA 23 — Organizer: Hedge CO Audience: COO, CIO, CTO, Heads/Directors of Operations, Managing Directors, SVPs, Senior IT Professional, General Counsel — Opportunities: During the day, attendees will get an extremely thorough understanding of exactly what the latest guidelines mean and how they will affect your current strategies.

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HIFREQ TRADE - Exploring the potential and new techniques in HFT Feb 24, 2011 24 London — Organizer: Hedge CO Audience: COO, CIO, CTO, Heads/Directors of Operations, Managing Directors, SVPs, Senior IT Professional, General Counsel — Opportunities: HIFREQ TRADE event explores the latest trends, solutions, and strategies within high frequency trading in order to support ongoing discussion, sustain further development, and bring more light on the subject for involved professionals and keep them informed with the latest innovations in this rapidly changing environment.

http://www.hifreqtrade.com/

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February Event Information

27th Annual Risk Management Conference Feb 27 - March 1, 2011 Dana Point, CA 27 28 1 — Organizer: Chicago Board Options Exchange Audience: Institutional Traders, Pension Plan Sponsors, Portfolio & Mututal Fund Managers, Hedge Fund Managers, Foundation & Endowment Officials —

http://www.cboermc.com/

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Trade Tech USA Feb 28 - March 2, 2011 New York 28 1 2 — Organizer: (WBR) Worldwide Business Research Audience: Asset Managers, Fund Managers, Brokers — Opportunities: A high quality equity trading event covering both domestic and global trading strategies to increase the efficiency of trading desks around the world.

http://www.wbresearch.com/tradetechusa/home.aspx

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Events Calendar March 2011 SUNDAY

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FIX Protocol EMEA Trading Summit 2011

Risk Management Convention & Exhibition

OpRisk USA 2011

Defense Finance

NAPF Investment Conference

Energy Risk Italia

5th Annual OpRisk

Money Market Expo

4th Annual Performance Measurement

Trade Tech China

Technology Alliance Meeting

Mutual Funds & Investment Management

Risk South Africa

International Futures Industry Conference

17th Annual Industry Forum & Vendor Show

Wealth Management & Trust Conference

AsiaHedge Forum 2011

National Municipal Bond Summit

TSAM 2011

FIMA 2011

Euromoney Bond Investors Congress

JAN / FEB / MAR / APRIL / MAY / JUNE / JULY / AUG / SEPT / OCT / NOV / DEC / Table of Contents


March Event Information

FIX Protocol EMEA Trading Conference March 1, 2011 London 1 — Organizer: (FPL) FIX Protocol Limited Audience: CEOs, Directors, CIOs, Heads of Training, CTOs, CFOs — Opportunities: Growing pains - meeting the challenges of escalating levels of automation risk management and electronic trading. The issues, challenges and opportunities presented by cross-assetclass trading.

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Defense Finance March 1, 2011 — 1 Organizer: (WBR) Worldwide Business Research Audience: Comptrollers, CFOs, Directors, Program Managers/PEOs, Chiefs of: Financial Management, Business Transformation — Opportunities: The Defense Finance Training Conference focuses on identifying best practices and proven strategies for transforming Defense finance business operations in support of the Warfighter.

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March Event Information

5th Annual OpRisk March 2, 2011 New York 2 — Organizer: (FTF) Financial Technology Forum Audience: COO, CIO, CTO, Heads/Directors of Operations, Managing Directors, SVPs, Senior IT Professional, General Counsel — Opportunities: Financial Technologies Forum, LLC offers premier niche events in the securities operations space that cover the hottest trends in the industry, providing interactive and intimate settings where the most senior professionals in the securities operations space can network.  Thought leadership through speaking opportunities helps to increase brand awareness and lead generation.  FTF provides a forum for Wall Street to connect and build lasting relationships while delivering high level content from the industry’s leading experts.

http://www.ftfnews.com/Events-all.html

TradeTech China March 2 - 3, 2011 Shanghai — Organizer: (WBR) Worldwide Business Research Audience: Head of Trading, Head of Trading Technology, Head of Equity Trading, etc. — Opportunities: Focuses on the growing opportunities of equity trading in China.

http://www.wbresearch.com/tradetechchina/home.aspx

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Risk South Africa March 3-4, 2011 Cape Town, South Africa 3 4 — Organizer: Incisive Media Audience: COO, CIO, CTO, Heads/Directors of Operations, Managing Directors, SVPs, Senior IT Professional, General Counsel — Opportunities: Risk South Africa will shed light on the latest developments and innovations in the world of risk management and derivatives, providing an opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in risk management, derivatives, dynamic investing and regulatory compliance.

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Wealth Management & Trust Conference March 6 - 8, 2011 Miami, FL 6 7 8 — Organizer: American Bankers Association Audience: Trust execs, Managing directors of Wealth, Portfolio managers, Senior financial advisors, Business development officers, Investment specialists — Opportunities: The ABA Wealth Management and Trust Conference addresses the latest issues facing the industry. Presented by leading experts and senior level bank executives, the conference is guaranteed to provide strategic and practical insight.

http://www.aba.com/events/wmt.htm

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March Event Information

TSAM 2011 March 8, 2011 London — Organizer: Osney Media Audience: Chief Technology Officer, Operating Officer, Data Officer, Risk Officer — Opportunities: Designed exclusively for the buy side, providing first-hand insights into all the main areas of development and the latest technological advances.

http://www.tsam.net/event_view.asp?eid=193

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Risk Management Convention & Exhibition March 8 - 9, 2011 New York 8 9 — Organizer: (GARP) Global Association of Risk Professionals Audience: CROs, Directors,VPs, Senior Advisors, Shareholders — Opportunities: The theme of this year’s event is Transforming Risk in a New World Order which will highlight the issues related to the global economic fallout with a particular.

http://www.garp.org/meetings-and-events/conferences.aspx

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March Event Information

NAPF Investment Conference March 9 - 11, 2011 Edinburgh, Scotland 9 10 — Organizer: (NAPF) National Association of Pension Funds Audience: Asset owners/managers, institutional investors — Opportunities: Conference address the key investment choices, challenges and changes faced by defined benefit & defined contribution pension funds and institutional investors.

http://www.napf.co.uk/Conferences_and_Seminars/Investment_Conference.aspx

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Money Market Expo March 14-16, 2011 Orlando, FL 14 15 16 — Organizer: (IIR) Institute for International Research Audience: Money Fund Portfolio Managers, Gov’t and Institutional investors, compliance officers — Opportunities: Evaluate Impacts of Credit Turmoil on Money Markets and Implement Investment and Risk Management Strategies for Success in the New Credit and Liquidity Environment.

http://www.iirusa.com/events/index.xml?_offset=10

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March Event Information

Technology Alliance Meeting March 14 - 15, 2011 Boston, MA 14 15 — Organizer: Cutter Audience: Investment managers, Compliance officers, CTOs, Directors, Partners — Opportunities: Hear presentations from Cutter’s research, consulting & benchmarking specialists, as well as from members and other industry experts.

http://www.cutterassociates.com/our-services/cutter-research/upcomingevents/meeting.aspx?ID=1811&TypeID=1

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International Futures Industry Conference March 15 - 18, 2011 Boca Raton, FL 15 16 17 — Organizer: (FIA) Futures Industry Association Audience: Senators, Congressmen, regulatory officials, CEOs,VPs, etc — Opportunities: Annual meeting, where industry leaders from around the world gather to discuss current issues and exchange ideas; the venue to seek convergence of the industry.

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AsiaHedge Forum 2011 March 16-17, 2011 Hong Kong 16 17 — Organizer: Hedge Fund Intelligence Audience: Managers, CEOs, Investors — Opportunities: Held in Hong Kong, the AsiaHedge Forum is a major hedge fund event attracting both local and international delegates who need to know about the Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry. The Forum addresses the strategies, issues and challenges that the region’s industry now faces, and provides the perfect opportunity to network with the region’s finest managers and investors.

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FIMA 2011 March 21 - 23, 2011 New York 21 22 23 — Organizer: (WBR) Worldwide Business Research Audience: President,Vice President, Head of: Product and Pricing Data, Reference Data — Opportunities: FIMA focuses on the operational, risk and business issues surrounding reference data management.

http://www.wbresearch.com/fimausa/home.aspx

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OpRisk USA 2011 March 22 -24, 2011 New York 22 23 24 — Organizer: Incisive Audience: Head of Operational Risk, Directors, Managing Directors, Risk Managers and Analysts — Opportunities: This 3-day event will feature cutting edge keynote, plenary, panel and case study sessions, as well as hands-on educational pre-conference seminars. Serious OpRisk executives attend to get their one-stop shop to current best practice and future thought leadership in today’s fastchanging regulatory and professional environment.

http://www.oprisknorthamerica.com/static/home

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Energy Risk Italia March 22, 2011 Milan, Italy 22 — Organizer: Incisive Media — Opportunities: Energy Risk Italia is a premier event if you are seeking to enhance your risk management techniques and benchmark your methods with peers in the energy industry. This event will bring together the industry’s leading experts from energy companies, investment banks, regulators, top academics, and energy traders.

http://ev731.eventive.incisivecms.co.uk/static/home

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March Event Information

4th Annual Performance Measurements March 23, 2011 New York 23 — Organizer: (FTF) Financial Technology Forum Audience: COO, CIO, CTO, Heads/Directors of Operations, Managing Directors, SVPs, Senior IT Professional, General Counsel — Opportunities: Financial Technologies Forum, LLC offers premier niche events in the securities operations space that cover the hottest trends in the industry, providing interactive and intimate settings where the most senior professionals in the securities operations space can network.  Thought leadership through speaking opportunities helps to increase brand awareness and lead generation.  FTF provides a forum for Wall Street to connect and build lasting relationships while delivering high level content from the industry’s leading experts.

http://www.ftfnews.com/Events-all.html

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Mutual Funds & Investment Management March 27 - 30, 2011 Palm Desert, CA 27 28 29 30 — Organizer: ICI Investment Company Institute Audience: Partners, Managing Directors, Investors — Opportunities: Hear from industry leaders and other experts as they discuss innovations in the fund industry and the competitive challenges facing fund companies today.

http://www.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary. aspx?e=2ed46e40-1d50-4a25-91e0-0d49a95a570a

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March Event Information

17th Annual Industry Forum & Vendor Show March 21 - 24, 2011 Boston, MA 21 22 23 — Organizer: ISITC Audience: Professionals representing custodian banks, investment managers, brokers, and vendors. — Opportunities: By becoming an exhibitor at our Industry Forum and Vendor Show, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your products and services to more than 600 representatives from investment management, custodian bank and broker/dealer firms

http://www.isitc.org/events/detail.cfm?eventId=608

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National Municipal Bond Summit March 30 - April 1, 2011 Miami, FL 30 31 1 — Organizer: (RBDA) Regional Bond Dealers Association & Bond Buyer Audience: Broker-dealers, public-sector employees — Opportunities: In addition to addressing the current market dislocations, the conference will tackle broader issues, including the need for new approaches to funding infrastructure and the question of how the legal and regulatory framework governing the market should evolve to address investor needs and the opportunities and risks posed by the introduction of new technologies.

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Euromoney Bond Investors Congress March 8-9, 2011 London — Organizer: (ECBC) European Covered Bond Council

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http://www.euromoneyconferences.com/EventDetails/0/3174/TheBond-Investors-Congress-br-Investing-in-a-high-volatility-low-yieldenvironment.html

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