Fund Manager Selection Conferences. This page has events for institutional investors who are fund buyers and selectors, and those who are involved with manager mandates, either on the buy-side or sell-side. These conferences may include discussions of fund manager selection and due diligence processes. ICBI Events hosts the FundForum conference in Boston and the same event in... Dubai for the MENA investment management community. Opal run a US event for asset owners seeking to invest in emerging managers. Apart from investment manager selection and beauty parades, topics covered at these events are wide-ranging; they may include discussions of consultant relations, investment marketing processes, request for proposals (RFPs) and client servicing for institutional asset managers.