Next week I will be attending the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS).  I enjoy attending this conference because it is not your traditional investment conference.  Alternative investments, such as solar, aircraft, space exploration, energy efficiency, REITs, and others are common topics at the Cayman Summit.  What also doesn’t hurt are the celebrities that attend and offer their thoughts on their own ventures and their career paths.  This year’s list of notable speakers include Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Whitesides, the CEO of Virgin Galactic, and astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly.

I’ll be there representing one of our subsidiaries, Bartow Street Capital, which has experienced significant growth in its first year of existence.  Our principals have a combined 80 years of experience in investment banking, real estate development, and real estate analysis.  I attend the Cayman Summit every few years to keep up with the alternative investment space and to keep an eye out for potential investors for our existing clients.  This conference attracts wealthy family offices and institutional investors, and it is a nice place to visit in the winter months.

Attending the Cayman conference is one of the many ways that we connect our institutional clients to wealthy family offices and institutional investors. Specifically, we raise capital for private equity funds, venture capital firms, and emerging growth companies. In the Cayman venue, we are able to network our clients’ value propositions and attract interest through the various panels, receptions, and meetings. We currently have several clients in active capital raising engagements with our firm and are prepared to speak about each and every one of them.

We would like to connect with you if you are attending. Email me at, and I look forward to seeing you at CAIS.