2023 Alts Research & Due Diligence Forum

Why Go?

Why Go?

ADISA's Alts Research & Due Diligence Forum is designed for industry professionals who are employed with a Broker-Dealer, RIA, Family Office, Due Diligence Firm, or select others, that offer alternative investments in their business.

  • Discover due diligence techniques, processes, tools and resources to ensure your business remains compliant and safe
  •  Learn about today's issues and business opportunities
  • Network with more than 200 industry professionals

Who Will Attend?

  • Broker-Dealers
  • Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs)
  • Family Offices
  • Due Diligence Professionals
  • Compliance Officers
  • Sponsors
  • Affiliates

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

All 2023 Alts Research & Due Diligence Forum events will be held at:

The Grand America Hotel
555 Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Sponsors & Affiliates: Book your room here.

BEWARE of hotel reservation scams: There are several hotel reservation “pirates” who somehow get prior year meeting attendance lists and then approach past attendees to reserve their hotel rooms and in so doing either steal credit card information or broker a non-refundable reservation with extra junk fees. Please note that ADISA does not call or send out emails to individuals to solicit hotel reservations. You should use only the link provided in our reservation system to book your room. Please contact us with any questions.




*As of 7/13/2023

ADISA's Alts Research & Due Diligence Forum will begin Tuesday morning, July 25, and conclude Wednesday, July 26, before lunch.


  • Tuesday, July 25
    7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
    Breakfast & Exhibition
    8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
    Welcome & Introductions
    8:50 AM - 9:50 AM
    Opening Keynote

    Artificial intelligence in investment management and its impact on due diligence.

    Featuring Keith Black, PhD, RIA Channel

    9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
    Break & Exhibition
    10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
    Alts in Advisory Accounts

    Implications to the alts space of the continued transition of assets to advisory accounts.

    Moderator: Craig Covington, DAI Securities
    Panelists: Craig Merkt, Calton & Associates; Fred Baerenz, AOG Wealth Management; Sean O'Toole, 1776 Wealth

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Understanding the Valuation Process

    Common approaches and procedures used in valuing real estate portfolio assets and how to use these in ongoing due diligence.

    Introduction by: Adam Larson, Cottonwood
    Presenter: Alexander Jaffe, Altus Group

    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Lunch & Exhibition
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Private Equity Due Diligence

    Exploration of different private equity strategies and structures and the appropriate due diligence methods needed.

    Presenter: Ray Joseph, Axxes Capital

    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Break & Exhibition
    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Applied Due Diligence in Action

    This session focuses on big picture analysis and real time examination of active sponsors in our space.

    Moderator: Brad Updike, Mick Law
    Representatives from: Hamilton Point, U.S. Energy Development Corporation, ExchangeRight Real Estate; Passco Companies

    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Cocktail Reception & Exhibition
  • Wednesday, July 26
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Breakfast & Exhibition
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
    DST Updates

    Review and exploration of latest DST trends.

    Moderator: Taylor Garrett, Mountain Dell Consulting
    Participants: Matt Mayer, Strategic Blueprint; Jon Trump, Avantax

    9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
    Regulatory Updates

    Detailed exploration of latest actions which affect the alternatives space.

    Moderators: John Grady, ABR Dynamic Funds; Catherine Bowman, The Bowman Law Firm
    Speaker: Karen Barr, Investment Adviser Association

    10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
    Current Market: Making the Case for Alternatives

    Explanation and rationale for including alternatives in portfolios in today's changing economic environment.

    Moderator: John Grady, ABR Dynamic Funds
    Panelists: Bill Lehew, Hines Securities; Angela Barbera, NexPoint; David Wrigley, DFPG Investments

    11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
    Applied Due Diligence in Action

    This session focuses on big picture analysis and real time examination of three active sponsors in our space.

    Moderator: Jacob Heidkamp, FactRight
    Representatives from: Arden Group, DLP Capital, Capital Square

Attending Companies

Attending Companies

As of 7/21/2023

*Indicates exhibiting company


ABR Dynamic Funds

*AIX Alternative Investment Exchange

Altus Group

*Arden Group

Bowman Law Firm LLC

Buttonwood Due Diligence

Coastal Capital Markets

Cobalt Capital

CommonGood Capital

DLA Piper


Factright, LLC
*Great Lakes Fund Solutions

Hana Solutions



Investment Adviser Association


Mick Law PC, LLO

Moran Reeves Conn

North Capital Private Securities

NuView Trust

*Opal Group

*Orchard Securities

*Phoenix American

RIA Channel

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC

*Socotra Capital

Stepstone Group

TradeBacked Inc.

VENTURE.co Holdings




Broker-Dealers, RIAs and Family Offices

1776 Wealth

Accretive Wealth Management

Advisor Group

AGES Financial Services

American Portfolio Financial Services

American Trust Investment Services

AOG Funds

Arete Wealth Management

Arkadios Capital


Aspen Capital Management

Aurora Securities

Avantax Investment Services, Inc.

Avantax Wealth Management

Berthel Fisher & Co.

Cabin Securities

Calton & Associates Inc

Cambridge Investment Research

Capital Innovations

Cetera Financial Group

Concorde Asset Management

Concorde Investment Services

Cornerstone Group Family Office


Crescent Securities Group

DAI Securities

Dempsey Lord Smith

DFPG Investments


Emerson Equity



Fortress Wealth Group

FourStar Wealth Advisors

Frontier Wealth Strategies

Golden Eagle Securities

Gotham Investors

GRAnderson Wealth Management Group

Hartfield Financial & Insurance Services, Inc.

Heriot-Guilds Private Capital & Investments

IDB Capital Corporation

Infinity financial services

International Assets Advisory


Legacy Wealth Management

Lightpath Capital

Lionchase North America

Lovell Wealth Management

Naples Asset Management Co

Nobles & Richards

Physician Wealth Advisors

Private Equity Gateway Group

Provident Wealth Advisors

Renovate Financial Planning

Revolution Capital

Rudwall Wealth Management

ShareNett Securities

SJI Properties

Simons Financial Network

Spire Investment Partners

Strategic Blueprint

Strategic Wealth Planning

Thaynes Capital

The Family Wealth Consultants, Inc

Tradesk Securities

US Capital Investment Management


Wychick Investment Advisors Inc




Axxes Capital


*Bourne Financial Group

Burlington Capital

*CAI Investments


*Cantor Fitzgerald

*Capital Square


Cove Capital Investments

*Croatan Investments

*DLP Capital


*FG Communities

*Hamilton Point Investments

*Hines Securities

*Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation

MCI Megatel Capital Investment

Moody National Companies

*NAI Legacy

*Net Lease Capital



*Oxford Funds

*Passco Companies LLC


Shopoff Realty Investments

*Sovereign Partners

*Starboard Realty Advisors

*Texakoma Resources, LLC

Triton Pacific

Urban Catalyst

*U.S. Energy Development Corporation

Versity Invest

Webb Creek Management Group

*White River Private Capital Management







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ADISA Foundation Activity

ADISA Foundation Service Activity

At the conclusion of the conference, please join the ADISA Foundation in a worthy cause:

Wednesday, July 26
1:30-4:30 pm

At the Salvation Army Salt Lake City
438 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Activity: Make food boxes that are taken to senior centers or helping clients through the food pantry.

Contact ADISA Foundation President Brandon Balkman to participate.

2023 Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunities