Our strategic partners are experienced and proven professionals that represent the best-of-breed U.S. companies and will add immediate measurable value and advantage for any Korean, Japanese, and Chinese firms that are seeking global expansion.
The Hedge Fund Association (HFA)
HFA is a leading global nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, education and trust in alternative investments. Membership in HFA includes hedge fund firms, global financial institutions with hedge fund offerings including private banks, asset management firms and broker dealers, investors including funds of hedge funds, family offices, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, high-net-worth individuals, allocators and service providers including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, attorneys, risk managers, technology firms, third party marketers and other industry consultants. In the U.S., the HFA has chapters in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Southwest. Internationally, the HFA has chapters in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and the Cayman Islands. HFA works on behalf of the entire hedge fund industry, including more than 11,000 hedge funds globally which collectively manage in excess of $2.6 trillion in assets. To learn more, please visit hedgefundassoc.org.
Korea Exchange (KRX)
Korea Exchange is the sole securities exchange operator in South Korea. It is headquartered in Busan, and has an office for cash markets and market oversight in Seoul. The Korea Exchange was created through the integration of Korea Stock Exchange, Korea Futures Exchange and KOSDAQ Stock Market under the Korea Stock & Futures Exchange Act. The securities and derivatives markets of former exchanges are now business divisions of Korea Exchange: the Stock Market Division, KOSDAQ Market Division and Derivatives Market Division. With a population of about 50 million, GDP of US$1.6 trillion and GDP per capita of $32,800, Korea is one of the largest and most prominent consumer markets in Asia. Also, Korea is the 3rd largest trading nation in Asia with US$553 billion of exports and US$514 billion of imports in 2012. Considering the region, Korea with its neighboring Japan and China, the total GDP is about $14 trillion, total population exceeds 1.52 billion, or 22% of the global population, and their trade volume is $5.32 trillion, or 17.6% of total world trade. www.krx.co.kr
NASDAQ Stock Market
Since its debut in 1971 as the worldﾕs first electronic stock market, the NASDAQ Stock Market has been at the forefront of innovation, using technology to bring millions of investors together with the world’s leading companies. NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,300 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to category-defining companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. Approximately 54% of NASDAQ-listed shares traded are reported to NASDAQ systems.
ASK Global Summit
ASK Summit series are hosted by ASK Office, KED which specializes in hosting premier events for private equity, private debt, hedge fund, real estate, and infrastructure industries. ASK Office, KED has a strong experience of providing major Korean institutional investors and leaders of alternative investment firms with effective ways to foster mutually beneficial dialogue and develop long-term relationships. The summit will address key financial topics, investment strategies, and perspectives on the economy. ASK Office, The Korea Economic Daily (KED) is an investment forum specialist group. We organize our own investment forums, where the focus is on our clients’ specific requirements and customized to their individual needs with multiple investors and expertise managers.
New York City Family Office Association (NYCFOA)
NYCFOA is driven to assist families with their asset protection, estate planning, education, wealth management, philanthropy, business continuity and succession planning. NYCFOA is also serving their members through providing educational materials and white papers, personal introductions, access to all associations, free admission to all exclusive PBFOA events and discounts to industry events. www.nycfoa.org
TriState Ventures, LLC
TriState Ventures is a leading organization of Angel Investors in the Tristate area. They meet on a monthly basis and view 2-3 prescreened investment opportunities hailing from all sectors of the economy. Companies that present to the group range from healthcare (biotech, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, medical device, healthcare IT) to high tech products and services (wireless, infrastructure, photonics, communications, energy, B2B, as well as consumer products). Although no formal due diligence is performed on the investment opportunities presented to the group, the Steering Committee (consisting of angel investors) strives to select only those companies that represent the investment appetites of the membership.
New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)
The NJEDA is in the business of helping businesses grow in New Jersey. Their mission is to make it easier and cheaper for businesses and not-for-profit agencies to get the capital they need to invest and expand in New Jersey. If you are looking for an affordable way to add new space, buy that new piece of equipment or hire more employees to support your growth, the EDA has over 20 different programs to choose from that may match your needs, whether you're a business start up or a Fortune 500 corporation. New Jersey Commerce The Commission’s Office of Business Services advances the prospects for New Jersey’s small business community by promoting growth and prosperity. To qualify as a "small business," an enterprise must be independently owned and operated, have 100 or fewer employees and have its principal place of business located in New Jersey. A "minority-owned" or "women-owned" business must also be independently owned and operated with a minimum of 51 percent ownership that exercises control of its day-to-day and long-term operations. The Office of Business Services works with the state’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) to ensure the best, most efficient service, education and training for small business entrepreneurs.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
NYCEDC is the City’s primary engine for economic development charged with leveraging the City’s assets to drive growth, create jobs and improve quality of life. They are an organization dedicated to New York City and its people. They use expertise to develop, advise, manage and invest to strengthen businesses and help neighborhoods thrive. By providing expert business, economic and policy advice to the City, not-for-profit and for-profit private sectors, they work to ensure that New York remains a global center of commerce and culture. They advise the City on strategic issues and devise programs that help to attract and retain world-class companies and professionals.
The New York Technology Council (NYTech)
The New York Technology Council (NYTECH) is a New York City-based association dedicated to the furtherance of the technology industry. Their mission is to help promote New York as a world-class center of technology excellence by improving coordination among business, state and local governments and academia. NYTECH conducts regular member meetings at which we present speakers and panel discussions on topics of importance to their members. In addition to their member meetings, they operate several special programs on specific topics related to their organizational mission.
VC Experts serves the needs of the private equity and venture capital communities with its anchor product, The Encyclopedia of Private Equity and Venture Capital by combining substantive commentary on the private equity and venture capital industries with online learning courses. The VCExperts.com site includes current industry news, weekly commentary, and the online University and 4,000 page Encyclopedia of Private Equity and Venture Capital.
New York Biotechnology Association
The New York Biotechnology Association is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the development and growth of New York State based biotechnology related industries and institutions, and to strengthening the competitiveness of New York State as a premier global location for biotechnology/biomedical research, education and industry. Through our membership of 250 bioscience companies, world class research institutes and related professional services; biotechnology professionals are able to access the information, resources and assistance they need to make their ventures a success.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pepper Hamilton is a multi-practice law firm with more than 450 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. We counsel clients on general disclosure and reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and sales of securities under the Securities Act of 1933. We continually monitor developments and compliance practices related to corporate governance, and advise audit committees and other board committees on their duties and responsibilities under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 , other securities laws and stock exchange listing requirements. The practice group includes veterans of the SEC's Divisions of Corporation Finance, Investment Management and Enforcement.
Technology, InfoComm and Entertainment: The technology, telecommunications and entertainment industries are all experiencing change, consolidation and expansion. In this environment, they have organized specific industry groups to stay abreast of the emerging and fast-changing issues in these industries and develop services to help companies address them. Their professionals work closely with their clients to develop solutions to today's issues and take advantage of tomorrow's opportunities. Private Company Services: Which is why we have created a dedicated group focused on the audit, tax compliance and planning, and business advisory needs of private companies and their owners. Their Private Company Services (PCS) professionals concentrate on the needs of manufacturing, retail, wholesale and distribution, restaurants, construction, law firms, and private equity portfolio companies, among others. Their professionals are committed to delivering cost-effective, practical solutions and responsive services with the quality that you expect from PricewaterhouseCoopers. By helping private companies make strategic decisions throughout the business life cycle, their Private Company Services practice is designed to help clients improve cash flow and increase owners' wealth accumulation. Financial Services: The industry's landscape is continuously changing and increasing in complexity across financial services, causing firms to face a diverse array of challenges and concerns. Corporate governance, risk management and regulation issues continue to impact the industry.
Edison Venture Fund
They have the experience and insight to create breakthrough business, the network to encourage dynamic partnership, and the passion to pursue unparalleled results. Seeking opportunities in which they can impact success, Edison focuses on expansion-stage, information technology companies, having invested in over 170 companies. Initial investments range from $5–$8 million. When a company requires additional capital, Edison organizes a syndicate among prominent venture capital firms, financial institutions, and major corporations. Total investment ranges from $6–$10 million. Their sector focus and investment participation—combined with a disciplined process and established financing profile—continue to generate an impressive track record of increased company valuations.