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BN AMRO Clearing launches competition for 6 alternative investment funds

6 alternative funds are being offered the chance to pitch to more than 200 institutional investors, funds of funds and high net worth individuals at the second Amsterdam Investors Forum (AIF), organised by ABN AMRO Clearing on 13 February 2013.

Launched today, the competition is open to all funds regardless of size, location, investment targets or style – active or prospective. Participants are required to send a maximum 150 word submission to amsterdaminvestorforum@nl.abnamro.com by 22 December 2012. Selected funds will make a 3 minute pitch at the Forum and delegates will vote for the 1st winner of ‘The AIF Factor’.

“This is a unique opportunity for alternative investment funds of every kind to present to a who’s who of the Dutch alternative investment scene and some of the largest specialist international investors. We are looking for submissions which are compelling, provocative and show entrepreneurship – what makes your fund stand out,” comments Jan-Bart de Boer, Chief Commercial Officer of ABN AMRO Clearing.

The Amsterdam Investors Forum returns for a second year, following its launch as the leading alternative investment event in the Netherlands. Next year’s Forum will again be held at ABN AMRO’s head office at Gustav Mahlerlaan and speakers will include prominent fund managers, regulators, lawyers and related professionals (full list to be announced in January 2013).

ABN AMRO Clearing has a long history of partnering with start-ups as well as established alternative investment vehicles, and in providing them with integrated solutions for their execution, clearing, custody and financing. The event is also supported by ABN AMRO Private Banking’s Alternatives & Funds team.

Interest in alternative investment among Dutch investors – which include some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated pension funds, insurance funds and wealth managers – remains strong and the Netherlands is the first EU member to adopt the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to Marc de Kloe, Head of Alternatives & Funds at ABN AMRO Private Banking.

“The event will focus on opportunities and challenges in the alternative investment industry and provides a strategic meeting place for institutional investors and alternative investment managers.” he said.

Part of ABN AMRO Bank NV, ABN AMRO Clearing offers an integrated approach to global transaction processing, financial logistics and risk management. It is one of the world’s leading providers of independent third-party clearing and financing services for listed derivatives and cash securities, OTC products, warrants, commodities and FX. With 12 offices globally employing over 800 staff, ABN AMRO Clearing services 85+ exchanges and consistently ranks among the top 3 clearers in every time zone.

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