October 5th - October 7th, 2014 | Kansas City,MO
The 2014 theme is at America’s Creative Crossroads. Higher education is at a crossroads – how we educate, how we communicate, how we budget, how we approach all aspects of higher education.
October 8th - October 10th, 2014 | Chicago
The 2014 Roundtable for Consultants & Investors will explore the interaction and interdependency of the various constituents of the asset management industry and provide a venue to discuss the opportunities and challenges in today’s marketplace.
FEG's Keith Berlin will be moderating the "Creative Credit Strategies" panel detailed below.
Creative Credit Strategies: Demand for yield and for credit-oriented investment strategies has continued to strengthen despite signs of deterioration in credit fundamentals. Amid continu9ng talk of rising interest rates, and with investors facing uncertainty in the bond markets, fixed income alternatives are seen as a necessity to protect funding ratios. Unconstrained strategies, which should allow investors to build a portfolio with a more diversified set of exposures and allow them to dynamically adjust their allocations, are being sought in order to enhance returns and mitigate risk. But is this quest for alternatives to core fixed income sowing the seeds for the next distressed cycle? Or is it really different this time? This panel of industry experts will discuss and debate the merits of credit permutations in investment portfolios and examine how consultants can best advise their clients on ways to successfully invest in non-traditional fixed income alternatives.
October 12th - October 14th, 2014 | Traverse City,MI
This year’s conference – Growing the Impact of Michigan Philanthropy – has been designed by a dedicated group from across the state of Michigan. This event that will challenge your thinking, introduce you to new ideas, provide time to connect with new and old friends and show off Traverse City’s extraordinary community.
October 20th - October 22nd, 2014 | Cleveland,OH
Next year marks the Community Foundation Centennial, and we look forward to celebrating alongside the Cleveland Foundation, the nation's first community foundation. Programming will celebrate the rich legacy and bright future of place-based philanthropy across the country and around the world.
October 30th - November 1st, 2014 | Washngton,DC
Join us in the nation’s capital — home to the federal government, cultural icons, and a robust philanthropic community — to gain knowledge, skills, and connections that will fuel your passions, challenge your assumptions, inform your giving, and enhance your impact.