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Become a participating investment manager

Access the RIA Channel the Right Way

To ensure valuable connections are made, XALT RIA Forums are regionally-focused and bespoke in nature. We generally allow no more than to 20 Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) to attend. For our Semi-Annual Forums, we only have room for up to 15 Investment Managers. For our smaller, topic-concentrated one-day conferences, we only have room for up to 8 Investment Managers.
Each participating RIA has been screened according to their assets under management, as well as their desire and ability to add new alternative investment programs to their platform. In addition, a strict participant attendance policy will be enforced to ensure that investment managers are getting proper “face time” with attending RIA decision makers.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

To become a participating Investment Manager, you must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
  • You should have an active offering
  • You should be the manager of the offering
  • You should not be under any current enforcement investigations or have any recent or pending regulatory issues
  • Your offering should meet some minimal "RIA-friendly" requirements. Examples of this include:
    • Your offering has an “RIA share class” that is priced at NAV or at least does not include an adviser commission within its load. If the offering does have an adviser commission, then that commission, plus any related dealer re-allowance, is credited back to the investor at the time of purchase.
    • Your offering provides valuation reporting on at least an annual basis.
    • Your offering has some means with which to provide data into an RIA’s accounting software. This may be done via multiple ways, including DTCC AIP, DST FanMail, direct data feeds, etc. If you do not provide such means, you will need to provide an explanation on how an RIA can reconcile your offering for billing and reporting purposes.
    • If your offering provides distributions, you clearly identify what portion of the distribution is a return of principal, what portion is dividend income, and what portion is capital gains.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide just how compatible your offering is with RIAs. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Darren Whissen.
Upon completing the Investment Manager Registration Form and Investment Manager Questionnaire, you will be contacted by us to verify you and your offering meet our minimum requirements before being accepted.

If you’d like more information on how to become more “RIA friendly”, please download our presentation by CLICKING HERE.

Key Benefits
  • Complimentary access to our investment manager-only workshop on how to better access RIAs (see below for more information)
  • Recognition on conference website
  • Firm / Fund fact sheet published in conference materials
  • Ability to give an introductory presentation
  • Guaranteed at least 8 one-on-one meetings with pre-qualified RIAs looking to add non-traditional investments to their practice
  • 6’ table in main area and four chairs to setup marketing collateral and host one-on-one meetings
  • Attendance at all meals and networking mixers
  • Contact information of all RIA attendees, including their answers to our factsheet questionnaire.

Bonus Benefits: Investment Manager Workshop

At Semi-Annual Forums, participating Investment Managers are welcome to attend a special workshop designed to help them better understand the nuances of distributing alternative investment programs through the RIA channel. Topics include:
  • RIA segmentation strategies
  • Key RIA dynamics that affect their ability to onboard alternatives
  • Product positioning best practices
  • Important RIA-specific friction points and how to address them
  • RIA-focused product development considerations


Pricing for a participating Investment Manager is:
  • $7,500 to participate in an individual Semi-Annual Forum. $14,000 if committing to participate in two consecutive Semi-Annual Forums. 
  • $2,500 to participate in an individual one-day conference. $4,500 if committing to participate in two consecutive one-day conferences. $6,000 if committing to participate in three consecutive one-day conferences.

Additional Costs

The above pricing allows for up to two (2) participants per Investment Manager to attend. Up to one (1) additional participant to attend per Investment Manager for an additional cost of $1,000 for Semi-Annual Forums, or $500 for one-day conferences.
While food and beverages during the conference are included within your sponsorship fee, you will be required to cover your own travel and accommodation costs. You will be eligible to register at the conference’s designated hotel at a discounted group rate.

Keynote Speaker Underwriting Opportunity

XALT RIA's Semi-Annual Forums will generally secure a dynamic keynote speaker. For an additional $5,000, you will be recognized as the Keynote Underwriter.
Only one Investment Manager will be recognized. Benefits include:
  • Recognized as Keynote Underwriter in conference materials
  • Recognition as Keynote Underwriter during Keynote’s introduction
  • Priority time slot and additional time allocated during introductions
  • Priority table assignment (i.e., the “best location”)

Ready To Register?

If you're interested in becoming a participating Investment Manager, please complete the following steps:
  1. Complete our Investment Manager Registration Application.
  2. We will send you an invoice. Please pay as promptly as possible.
  3. You will be asked to complete our Offering Questionnaire for each offering in which you would like to introduce to forum participants. Your answers will be used to create an "RIA-friendly" offering fact sheet for distribution to RIAs at the conference. Feel free to submit this at any time. We will let you know when our publishing deadline nears.
Contact Us if you have any questions.

Want to Invite an RIA?

If you’d like to invite an RIA you think may benefit from attending, CLICK HERE for some copy to help you draft an invitation email.
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