Hedge Fund Interest in Cannabis Highlighted at Global Alpha Forum

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Since 2007, Global Alpha Forum has been bringing together hundreds of Alternative Investment professionals, offering panels and one-on-one  meetings with a goal of covering the current state of the alternative investment industry and exploring the most recent trends. For the first time, the conference, which takes place in Stamford, CT today and tomorrow, will host panel discussions on investing in the cannabis industry.

The Cannabis Finance Symposium is one of four tracks, including as well an Innovation Symposium, a Private Equity Symposium and a Liquid Alts Symposium:

The symposium will provide detailed insight into the current state of investment into the Cannabis Industry and will address issues and opportunities related to investment options within the Cannabis Industry. Startups and Established Cannabis businesses will have the opportunity to present their company to an audience that includes some of the most influential industry participants and financiers.

Matt Karnes of Green Wave Advisors kicked off the symposium with an overview of the industry. Some of the more prominent speakers include Al Foreman of Tuatara Capital, Nicholas Vita of Columbia Care and James Winokur of CannaKorp.

Exclusive article by Alan Brochstein, CFA
Alan Brochstein, CFA
Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online communities 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV. Contact Alan: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Email

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