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MediaShares and its subsidiary, QwikShares, offer innovative CrowdFinance solutions for raising capital on the Internet. Recent SEC rules make it possible for early-stage companies to get the capital they need from their fans, customers and affinity groups using both Regulation D, 506C, and Regulation A+. MediaShares assists our client companies in marketing their offerings online and introducing them to a syndicate of FINRA brokers, helping them to get the capital they need to grow. For more information, please visit www.mediashares.com.

Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 250 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco and Hong Kong serving over 12,500 customers in 94 countries. 

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press. More information available at: www.preqin.com

BarclayHedge is a leading independent, research based provider of information services to the alternative investment industry. Founded in 1985, no other firm has been in the alternative investment database business for as long as we have. Barclay began publishing fund data for CTAs and hedge funds in 1989 and currently maintains data on more than 25,000 alternative investment vehicles. BarclayHedge provides access to its hedge fund, fund of funds, and managed futures databases to thousands of investors worldwide in Excel, Access, and formats compatible with most third party analysis packages. Barclay’s 17 hedge fund indices, 8 managed futures indices, and 7 UCITS indices are universally recognized as alternative investment performance benchmarks and are utilized by investment professionals around the globe. Please visit www.barclayhedge.com

Private Equity Wire  is the private equity industry’s  leading portal on news and topical features, including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and product profiles.  Private Eq uity WIre produces a free daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the private equity industry and a series of special reports. Click here to access  www.privateequitywire.co.uk.

Property Funds World is the property fund industry’s leading portal on news and topical features, including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and fund manager interviews.  Property Funds World produces a free weekly and a daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the property fund industry as well as an extensive special reports series.  Click here to access  www.propertyfundsworld.com

Albourne Village is a free and independent website for the alternative investment industry, with over 100,000 users. This virtual community features a pub and library where residents exchange news, views and IP, a job centre, conference centre, business centre, and school. The Village is also home to a vast number of established industry contacts.

Family Office Networks is a unique collection of different Family Offices located throughout the world that is able to bring the financial industry and financial professionals to various single family and multi-family office locations. We are able to offer a diverse list of financial management services to millions of wealthy individuals and their families. For more information, please visit www.familyofficenetworks.com.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

CO-PRODUCER AND LEAD SPONSOR:

The Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) supports the growth of companies in the Canadian market that are in the business of lending, or providing other means of credit, to small businesses and individuals by non-conventional or innovative means to exchange ideas and explore ways of improving the sector;  encourage principled and professional practices by innovative lenders; educate the public at large about innovative lending;  encourage individual potential borrowers to be informed about the appropriateness of innovative lending to the borrowers’ circumstance; and to advocate on behalf of, and represent the interests of innovative lenders. www.cla-apc.org

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GDS Link, LLC’s core platform, DataView360®, provides its clients in multiple financial verticals with the power and flexibility to rapidly implement their credit risk strategies in support of their lending and account management practices. GDS Link’s data bureau gateway provides easy access to a multitude of third-party data sources in support of risk assessment, fraud prevention and mitigation, income and employment verification processes. Our workflow component fulfills a client’s requirements for processing applications that require manual intervention. Founded in 2006, GDS Link is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with seven international offices including the United Kingdom and Spain. For more information, please visit http://www.gdslink.com.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres, as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

Evolocity Financial Group offers fast and flexible financing solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. With their simple online application platform and innovative approval process, Evolocity is focused on SME merchants and is a great source of growth capital, quickly. A Canadian company, Evolocity understands the unique cash flow demands affecting small businesses and has developed afresh approach to SME financing. For more information, please visit www.evolocity.ca.

Information is a powerful thing. At TransUnion, we realize that. We are dedicated to finding innovative ways information can be used to help individuals make better and smarter decisions. We help uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information, as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity.

Thinking Capital, a leader in the Canadian Fintech industry with offices in Montreal and Toronto, is focused on reinventing the way small businesses access credit. Since 2006, it has helped more than 10,000 small- to medium-sized Canadian businesses reach their full potential. By combining industry experts and technology, Thinking Capital is transforming the opportunity for business owners to obtain capital to ultimately grow their business through speed and convenience. For more information, visit thinkingcapital.ca.

OnDeck is transforming how small businesses access capital through lending and technology innovation. We are committed to establishing industry best practices and standards that ensure that small businesses are able to secure financing in a fair, efficient, and transparent manner so that they can get back to what they do best: growing their businesses, hiring workers, and fueling the economy. OnDeck's proprietary credit scoring system – the OnDeck Score® – leverages advanced analytics, enabling OnDeck to make real-time lending decisions and deliver capital to small businesses in as little as 24 hours. OnDeck offers business owners a complete financing solution, including the online lending industry's widest range of term loans and lines of credit. To date, the company has deployed over $6 billion to more than 60,000 customers in 700 different industries across the United States, Canada and Australia. OnDeck has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and operates the educational small business financing website www.businessloans.com.For more information, please visit www.ondeck.ca

goeasy Ltd. is a leading full-service provider of goods and alternative financial services that improve the lives of everyday Canadians. Today, goeasy Ltd. serves its customers through two key operating divisions, easyfinancial and easyhome. easyfinancial is a non-prime consumer lender that bridges the gap between traditional financial institutions and costly payday lenders. It is supported by a strong central credit adjudication process and industry leading risk analytics. easyfinancial also operates an indirect lending channel, offering loan products to consumers at the point-of-sale of third party merchants. easyhome is Canada's largest lease-to-own company, offering brand-name household furniture, appliances and electronics to consumers under weekly or monthly leasing agreements through both corporate and franchise stores. Both operating divisions of goeasy Ltd. offer the highest level of customer service and enable customers to transact through a national store and branch network and through its online and mobile eCommerce enabled platforms.

Hedgeweek is the hedge fund industry’s leading portal on news and topical features including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and fund manager interviews.  Hedgeweek produces a free weekly and a daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the Hedge Fund industry.  Click here to access  www.hedgeweek.com.

ETF Express is the ETF’s industry’s  leading portal on news and topical features, including updates on new fund launches, investment trends, regulatory news and distribution strategies, and a regular series of market surveys and product profiles.  ETF Express produces a free daily newsletter covering essential news and features within the exchange traded funds industry and a series of special reports. Click here to access www.etfexpress.com

Wealthadviser offers investment fund  news and information, research and fund data for wealth advisers and private banks working in the advisory industry around the world.  Wealthadviser offers a daily newsletter service and a full web site with fund data designed to help wealth advisers. For more information, please visit www.wealthadviser.co.

Hedge Connection has been helping managers and investors through web-based research, events and advisory work since 2005. Hedge Connection is the first and only internet- based platform that offers hedge funds direct access to a membership of opt-in qualified active hedge fund allocators. Investor members join for free and gain access to detailed information on hedge fund members. All members receive invitations to member`s only events and partner discounts. Learn more and Join the Club at www.hedgeconnection.com

Lendified provides small businesses with the fast and affordable working capital they need to grow. Through a simple online application, business owners can qualify for up to $150,000 in minutes, receive an instant quote, and get funding in as fast as 48 hours. This process is powered by the Lendified Platform, a customizable AI-powered credit platform, which Lendified licenses to other financial institutions who want to further automate their origination. The company also, through its Vault Circle subsidiary, became the first digital lender to secure an exempt market dealer license from the OSC.

Deloitte LLP, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to a wide range of Canadian and international clients. Deloitte LLP is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, which is a network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity.

Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses trusted unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. The company organizes, assimilates and analyzes data on more than 820 million consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide, and its database includes employee data contributed from more than 7,100 employers.

 

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 9,900 employees worldwide.

 

Some noteworthy achievements for the company include: Named to the Top 100 American Banker FinTech Forward list (2015-2016); named a Top Technology Provider on the FinTech 100 list (2004-2016); named an InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner (2014-2015); named a Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal Constitution (2013-2017); named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies (2011-2015); named one of Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies (2015-2016). For more information, visit www.equifax.ca.

The Blockchain Association of Canada is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association that is a strong advocate for Blockchain Technology in Canada and works with all levels of government and other stakeholders to support employment growth and career opportunities in Blockchain technology. The BAC has a goal to promote and sustain community development initiatives from coast-to-coast, and to enhance consumer safety and industry competitiveness.