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Europe’s Leading Event Connecting the C-level Hedge Fund Operations, Due Diligence and Compliance Community

20 - 21 June 2020

Conference Agenda - GAIM Ops Amsterdam - Day 1 - MAIN PROGRAM

8:00
8:10
8:50
9:30
10:20
10:50
11:50
12:45
Chair Welcome: John Sergides, Managing Director, Global Head of Business Development, MUFG Investor Services
John Sergides, Managing Director, Global Head of Business Development, MUFG Investor Services
THE NEW FRONTIER FOR THE FUND OF THE FUTURE: OPERATIONS AND BEYOND.  A FIRESIDE CHAT.

Tim Barefield, Pershing and Rob Goutman, Robeco

 

 

Tim Barefield, COO Pershing Square
Rob Goutman, Head of Finance & Operations RobecoSAM Private Equity
THE COMPLIANCE MODEL OF THE FUTURE: INTEGRATED, HOLISTIC AND NIMBLE

As the role of the CCO continues to evolve and expand so has the culture of compliance in the fund. A special presentation that delivers practical guidelines to implementing an optimal infrastructure that is based on philosophical, psychological and technological principles. How to integrate compliance into every aspect of the firm.

Andrew Kandel, Chief Compliance Officer & Co-General Counsel Cerberus Capital Management, L.P
NAVIGATING THE REGULATORY LANDSCAPE… WHAT’S NEXT? THE EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN REGULATORS ON THE FUTURE OF REGULATORY CHANGES WITHIN THE FUND INDUSTRY
Patricia L. Cushing, Director, Compliance National Futures Association
Anna Berdinner Washington, Associate Director,Asset Management Regulation AIMA
David Chaves, Senior Special Agent, Securities Fraud Program Manager for the New York Divisions Federal Bureau of Investigation
Moderator
Killian Buckley, Managing Director and Head of Regulatory and Compliance Consulting Duff & Phelps
James McGovern, Partner (former Chief of the Criminal Division / U.S Attorney's Office for the EDNY) Hogan Lovells US LLP
Morning Coffee
THE TECHNOLOGY DEBRIEF: FROM CYBER TO FINTECH

Talk - FinTech: Streamlining and obtaining efficiencies in operations and compliance through technology
Speaker: Jerome Lussan, Laven Partners

Talk - Employees and cyber security; The untold story
Understand the risk, manage the risk, the limitations on the ability to manage the risk and duty to protect their data.  This presentation will focus on specifically on employees role in cyber security. The opportunities and limitations on the ability to monitor employees with respect to cyber security. And don’t forget the obligation to protect employee data.
Speaker: William Jenkins, Amundi Alternative Investments

Talk Topic TBD
Speaker: Richard Haas, CapeView Capital LLP

Talk:TBD
Speaker:James Tedman, ACA Aponix (Europe) | 

Talk:Battling the unknown: How to manage the fallout from a cyber-attack? Key findings of the HFSB cyber-attack simulations, including theft of confidential information, financial infrastructure attack and crypto- ransomware.
Speaker: Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, Hedge Fund Standards Board  

Jerome Lussan, CEO Laven Partners
Moderator
William Jenkins, Director, Co-Head Operational Due Diligence Amundi Alternative Investments
Richard Haas, Chief Operating Officer CapeView Capital
Thomas Deinet, Executive Director Hedge Fund Standards Board
James Tedman, Managing Director ACA Aponix (Europe)
 
THE PANAMA PAPERS: EXPOSING A SECRET WORLD

How does a reporter take on the daunting task of searching through 11.5 million leaked files to find the hidden secrets of the offshore world? What exactly did we discover in the email chains and file notes of one of the world’s top offshore law firms? How do journalists decide on what to report, and what to publish? How much coffee was consumed to sustain this 12-month deep dive investigation by more than 370 reporters from every corner of the globe? Hear the answers to these questions and many more on this behind-the-scenes tour of ICIJ’s biggest investigation to date.

Hamish Boland-Rudder, Online Editor International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Lunch
Edward Klees, Partner , Hirschler Fleischer Patricia L. Cushing, Director, Compliance, , National Futures Association Anna Berdinner Washington, Associate Director,Asset Management Regulation, AIMA Amy McCormick, Managing Director, Compliance , National Futures Association David Chaves, Senior Special Agent, Securities Fraud Program Manager for the New York Divisions, Federal Bureau of Investigation

TRACK 1: Talent Management & Fee Structures

TRACK 2: Operational Due Diligence

TRACK 3: Valuation & Risk

TRACK 4: Compliance

TRACK 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS (these workshops are on a first come first served basis and repeat two times this afternoon)

 
 
1:45 - 2:45
Talent Management
Anne Keys, Managing Partner The Panel Search & Selection
Joanna Thompson de Colonges, International Marketing Funds Consultant, and Paris Chair of 100Women in Hedge Funds TMS Arktos

The Latest in Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

2:45 - 3:45
Fee Structures: From Private Equity to Hedge Funds
Marc Baum, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer Serengeti Asset Management
Ranjan Bhaduri, Chief Research Officer Sigma Analysis & Management

What it means for you as an institutional investor and manager.

1:45 - 2:45
Conducting ODD on Your Service Providers
Camille N’Dia, Director Amundi Alternative Investments
Stephen B. Bodwell, Senior Controller Maverick Capital, Ltd.
Mario De Bergolis, Head of Operational Due Diligence and Business Management Standard Life
2:45 - 3:45
Private Equity ODD
Chris Slavin, Head of PE ODD Albourne
1:45 - 2:45
Valuation Risk
Alan Picone, Managing Director Duff & Phelps (Luxembourg)
Ryan McNelley, Managing Director Duff & Phelps

How to identify, measure and manage valuation risk; case studies and best practice on challenging valuation issues; specific AIFMD issues including operating models, governance, valuation process and risk management

2:45 - 3:45
Counterparty Diversification
David Geffen, Geffen Advisors LLC

Is it still realistic as dealers increase their scrutiny of wallet share and ROA?

1:45 - 2:45
TRADE TESTING, SURVEILLANCE AND THE PREVENTION OF MARKET ABUSE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
Lynne Carreiro, Managing Director ACA Compliance Group
Flavia Anderson, Principal Consultant ACA Compliance Europe
2:45 - 3:45
UCITS V vs. AIFMD
Richard Day, Partner, Chief Operating Officer ML Capital
John Bohan, Managing Director Europe and Middle East Apex Fund Services (Ireland) Limited

Regulatory competition for Products, Distribution and Investors. Advantages and disadvantages of products and their distribution. 

1:45 - 2:45
Working Group
COMMUNICATION & CAREER GROWTH OR SECRETS OF PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATIONS
Chuck Garcia, Climb Leadership Consulting. LLC
Gareth Lewis, Consultant Templar Advisors Ltd

OPTION 1:
“No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined 5% by your academic credentials, 15% by your professional experiences, 15% by your natural ability, and 65% by your communication skills.”

One common thread that weaves its way through today’s economy: The top jobs go to the most compelling communicators as soft skills have taken their place at the forefront of career development. Learn from a mountain climber and career Wall Streeter the framework and tactics necessary to set you apart from the crowd and accelerate your career climb.

Masterful storyteller, renowned communications coach, and author of A Climb to the Top: Communication and Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights, Chuck Garcia leads you on a climb to learn presentation skills that are compelling, powerful, and persuasive.

OPTION 2 
Power 60 minutes" focused on the dynamics of Persuasive Communications in Financial Services. Templar one of the leading Global Communication Consultancies will explore what customers want from the interactions they have with their Professional Advisors as well as offering practical tips on how to persuade and influence others through the medium of spoken communication.

 

 

 

2:45 - 3:45
Working Group
COMMUNICATION & CAREER GROWTH OR SECRETS OF PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATIONS
Chuck Garcia, Climb Leadership Consulting. LLC
Gareth Lewis, Consultant Templar Advisors Ltd
3:45
4:45
TRAVEL THE WORLD: JURISDICTIONS' ROUNDTABLES

Meet representatives from all of the most significant hedge fund domiciliations and ask your questions in these interactive round tables. Each table will run for 30 Minutes  - all attendees will have the opportunity to attend two tables. 

Table 1 - Cayman
Simon Ecclefield 

Table 2 - Ireland
Nicola Meaden Grenham

Table 3 - Luxembourg
Frederique Bouchet 

Table 4 – Malta
Brian O'Callaghan

Brian O'Callaghan, IPAF Malta
Frederique Bouchet, IPAF Luxembourg
Nicola Meaden Grenham, Dumas Capital Limited
Simon Ecclefield, IPAF CAYMAN
WELCOME RECEPTION