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Ivyplus is a business to business network formed for professionals in the Alternative Investment Universe (AIU) or service providers to AIU. We limit the number and type of service providers who may attend our events based on prior history with other networks and experience with how those networks declined in quality once their core members left. We do not allow Business to Consumer service providers into the network. We specifically exclude service providers such as individual insurance sales persons, wealth managers and real estate agents from our events.
We are not a group for job hunters who are not presently employed in the space or career transitioners.

Competitors are not allowed to attend.

Event Etiquette:
Ivyplus networking events are known for their efficiency and brevity in formal introduction and over allocation of time for informal networking. We expect members to be brief in their introductions or dialogues in group meetings and to sell only their own services that they deliver, not the services of consulting or financial supermarkets they represent.

Event Etiquette - Post Event:
Ivyplus does not tolerate the following behavior. (1) spamming other members, (2) soliciting other members for reasons other than the common event(s) you have participated in unless those specific members have requested such communications, (3) harassment of members.

Event Waiting List for Service Providers:
Frequently Ivyplus has overwhelming demand for participation from service providers. As a result, once events reach capacity, we will create a retroactive wait list for service providers who want to participate in our events on a Last Registered, First Wait listed basis. Funds have priority over service providers. Non sponsoring service providers can not have more than 1 attendee at our events. Service provider participation is judged by the value, strength and diversity of contacts they bring to the group and re-evaluated routinely. Service providers who show up without being registered and confirmed will not be allowed in the event and possibly suspended from the group.

Free Events:
Ivyplus run a series of free events for non-dues paying participants. Non dues paying participants who call or email with inquiries about free events may not receive a reply.

Exceptional Attendees:
Ivyplus has overwhelming demand for participation from attendees who are looking for jobs, i.e. job hunters or are in un-related fields. Exceptional attendance may be allowed on a one-off basis but is not granting of membership or regular invitation to group events.

Invitation Rights - Closed Event:
Invitation rights for closed Ivyplus events work in the following way: (1) those people employed by a fund may invite other fund members or service providers. (2) invited service providers are subject to a restriction on invitations and may be excluded even if invited if the number of overall service providers exceeds 25% of the audience or if there is a duplication in services offered with other members. (3) service providers may invite persons employed by funds, institutional investors or family offices , etc. (4) service providers MAY NOT invite other service providers.

Member Directory and List:
Ivyplus maintains an extensive database and contact list of persons in the alternative investment space. The list is not available for circulation or advertising but is used for event planning. We recommend that those who wish to contact Ivy Plus members attend events and develop meaningful relationships through those events. For vendors or those with announcements, space is available for announcements on our many member communications.

Membership Leaders Composition: Ivyplus has been formed by alumni of Global Top 50 universities. They represent Hedge Funds, Private Equity Firms including Venture Capital, Family Offices, Real Estate Funds, REITS, Institutional Investors and High Net Worths.

Refund Policy:
Ivyplus events historically sell out quickly. Holding a ticket for a prolonged period of time and seeking a refund reduces our ability to sell and price our events correctly. Therefore our refund policy is as follows: Refund within 1 week of purchase, 80%; Refund within 2 weeks of purchase, 50%; Refund after that, 25%. There are no refunds within 7 days of the event.

Disaster Policy:
Ivyplus has had events during natural or manmade disasters such as the January blizzards of 2011 and 2012. Our policy is to attempt to run the event whether or not delayed. If the event cannot be held, credits will be issued for the event for the same city or another location.

Registration Transferability:
Under no cirumstances is registration transferable.

Substitution Policy:
Ivyplus events historically sell out quickly. We monitor attendees at our events to make sure they are commensurate with other attendees and that they are membership worthy for the group in keeping with our academic and business credentials. Infrequently registrants at our events need to miss our events for business reasons and wish to substite others for their events. All substitutions must be validated with Ivyplus staff prior to any events due to our secure locations and to ensure that attendees are in keeping with our guidelines. Please email us when making a substitution at least 24 hours in advance and we will reply to you within that period as to validity and approval.

Ivyplus may suspend a member at any time from participation. Members who are suspended may re-apply for membership or participation within 3 months of the end of the term of their suspension.