Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 global offices. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, media and technology sectors. For more than 175 years, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to world class client service. For more information, please visit www.bakerbotts.com.
Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with approximately 1,200 lawyers serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo, and has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, healthcare, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.
Stephens Inc. is a leading advisor to companies and their stakeholders in restructurings and recapitalizations that include in court and out-of-court solutions. With expertise in highly complex capital structure challenges, our services include debtor advisory, creditor advisory, distressed mergers and acquisitions, distressed financing and debt modifications, and expert witness testimony. Our senior professionals have a wealth of expertise advising clients in a broad range of solutions and outcomes across the capital structure.
Our restructuring practice draws on the full resources of the Stephens platform, including debt capital markets, equity capital markets, financial sponsor coverage and the specialized knowledge and expertise of our industry banking groups. Our practice is focused primarily in the United States, is international in scope with deep experience in cross-border transactions and is augmented with an affiliate with similar expertise in Europe and Great Britain. Additionally, the principal investing business conducted by Stephens Capital Partners gives us a distinct advantage in developing advice for our clients from an ownership perspective.
Creditflux, an Acuris company, is the leading global information source for the rapidly evolving credit funds and CLO markets. Across data, news and analysis, Creditflux offers actionable insights into credit trading, investments and returns for the credit fund community. Creditflux also offers access to proprietary databases of investors in CLO funds and credit hedge fund returns – giving subscribers the inside track on CLO activity and performance, including b-wic and secondary trading prices, primary and secondary market data and manager performance.
The Financial Executives Networking Group was founded in 1991 as a forum for senior financial executives to share job opportunities and experiences. Members have held titles such as Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Treasurer, Managing Director, as well as Vice President of Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, or Internal Audit
Under the leadership of its Chairman, Matthew R. Bud, The FENG has grown from a small Connecticut based organization to one with over 52,000 members spread across the entire United States and internationally. It is the largest networking group of its type in the entire world. Matt is a volunteer as are all of the other 200+ individuals in our leadership. He is also a Managing Partner of The Financial Executives Consulting Group, LLC (www.TheFECG.com).
Hedge Connection has grown to become the most widely recognized and innovative marketing solution for the hedge fund industry. Our online fund database is powered by Morningstar and provides investors with access to over 7,000 hedge funds, fund of funds and CTAs.
The Boardroom, our industry-leading online community, is woven into the fabric of our fund database and facilitates relationship building, networking, and free-flow of information. Hedge Connection’s online ecosystem is complemented by our premier one-on-one networking events.
Since 2005, over 5,000 investors have participated in Hedge Connection related events, resulting in thousands of direct meetings for hedge fund managers.
Hedge Connection is a recipient of a US patent for its methodology of connecting hedge funds and investors online.