Well, I have to admit, as much as I love the Holidays and our company-wide break between 2011Christmas and New Year’s (I know, aren’t I a good boss?), it’s good to be back at work and back to a routine. There are lots of exciting things in store for FTF this year and the team has been hard at work for many months in preparation for a successful 2011. Here’s a small snapshot of what’s to come:
* Performance 101 – Check out our new training course taught by our renowned Surviving a Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence instructor, Holly Miller, Partner and Co-Founder of Stone House Consulting. We are working on a few other new trainings too, so we’ll keep you posted.
* New Events – Watch out for some new conferences and breakfasts this year including one on AML and Fraud and another on How to Raise More Investment Capital, a follow-up to our popular How to Launch a Hedge Fund seminar.
* Chicago – FTF will be returning to Chicago in May with our 3rd Annual OTC and Exchange Traded Derivatives Operations & Processing conference (try saying that five times fast), a sister conference to our New York event
* Webinars, Proprietary Events and User Conferences – Requests are pouring in and proposals are flying out for our sponsored webinars and proprietary event offerings, so between running our own events, we will be generating leads, increasing brand awareness and managing user conferences for some of the industry’s top financial technology companies.
* The FTF Journal – The most exciting news, however, is that we are working hard on the launch of our new endeavor, the FTF Journal, a free online newsletter focusing on securities operations and technology. We will be working with a well known industry journalist and are scheduled to launch February 1, 2011 (fingers crossed), so stay tuned for the big launch!
While we have a lot of great things planned in the months ahead, we feel 2011 is not only going to be a great year for FTF, but also for the financial technology industry as a whole. So, Happy New Year everyone, and when making your plans for the year ahead, just keep this thought in mind “Do what your competitors refuse to do!”