2017 FactRight Due Diligence Conference
September 11-13, 2017
Westin Galleria Edina – Edina, MN
FactRight and FR Risk Management cordially invite you to the 4th annual FactRight Due Diligence Conference!
The conference is a unique opportunity to look behind the curtain of alternative investments, ask your most perplexing due diligence questions, and confer with your peers. We are excited to provide an educational platform where information, transparency, and networking take center stage.
Once again, we are proud to provide broker-dealer and registered investment advisor attendees with complimentary hotel and airfare accommodations. However, spots are limited, so make sure that you register early to secure yours. For more information, feel free to reach out or visit the event website.
Reserve your spot and we’ll see you in September!
FactRight Due Diligence Webinar—NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Real Estate, Inc.
Thursday, June 15 2017 – 2:30 PM CST
Eric Graber, Divisional Vice President at NorthStar Securities, LLC
Kemp Hanley, Vice President of Financial Analysis at FactRight, LLC
Financial Advisory Firms will see a 20-minute presentation from Eric Graber, Divisional Vice President, on the fund’s investment strategy, current portfolio, and performance of past funds/portfolio. Eric will then hold a Q&A session on the REIT. Following the Q&A, FactRight will lead a closed- door session with broker dealers to discuss the due diligence process and answer questions from the audience.
When it comes to conducting due diligence on asset managers, many investment professionals are doing it wrong. They are focusing too heavily on a standardized documentation process — on collecting the right documents — and not enough on actual investigations.
If you want to build critical qualitative analysis in your diligence on a manager, understand why models are inherently limiting in the diligence process, and supplement your current diligence process with tactics from the experts, watch Rethinking Due Diligence and Manager Selection.
Join our presenter Tom Brakke to learn:
– Why a manager’s historical performance is a poor guide for future results
– How not to fall into a manager’s “narration creation” trap
– The importance of refocusing manager’s discussion from what they do and how they do it
Hosted by Scott Smith
Almost everyone agrees on the necessity of tax reform, but how will the proposed “Better Way” affect the commercial real estate market? Join Scott Saunders, a 28-year veteran of 1031 exchanges, to learn about the market impact of immediate expensing, the elimination of the business interest deduction, and the border adjustment tax. Scott will also discuss the latest developments regarding the elimination of 1031 exchanges and how this may affect investors.
Presented by Scott Saunders
Do you know how a sponsor’s business really operates? Does it matter? According to FINRA’s last two exam priority letters, it does. But if you’re thinking you don’t know anything about IT controls or HR regulations and you don’t have time to figure it out, don’t worry. This is FactRight’s webinar on best practices for operational control due diligence. Join us to learn more about what agreements and procedures to review and what types of questions to ask.
Presented by Kathryn Stephany
Investing in a DST syndication to facilitate a tax-deferred exchange has never been more popular, but advisors must be aware of the common pitfalls in order to sidestep them. This presentation will walk you through the most critical items of DST due diligence—including inspection of the underlying assets, sensitivity analysis, fees, loan terms, and tenant underwriting—so that you can confidently use DST products to help clients meet their financial goals.
Presented by Brandon Raatikka
The popularity of programs with conservation easement benefits is growing among broker-dealers. These are complicated programs with a heightened risk/reward profile relative to many programs review by FactRight.
Whether you’re considering offering these programs this year for the first time, or you’re more experienced, you’ll want to view this video to hear how one of FactRight’s experts analyze conservation easement offerings.
Presented by Russell Putnam
Ongoing due diligence is a key component of maintaining a best in class alternative investments platform. Quarterly platform reviews allow broker-dealers and RIAs to proactively identify opportunities, and mitigate risks before they become headlines. This video focuses on techniques used by FactRight to identify risks in regulatory filings, and how broker-dealers and RIAs can use FactRight reports to complete ongoing due diligence duties.
Presented by Jacob Mohs
A wide variety of investment strategies can be implemented using a closed-end interval fund structure. In this video, we focus on the considerations of broker-dealers when reviewing and approving interval funds. By examining a variety of due diligence approaches, attendees will be able to identify a preferred method of review and begin to refine their interval fund due diligence process.
Presented by Jacob Mohs