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

20 - 21 June 2020

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MUFG

Gold Sponsor

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ABN AMRO Clearing
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ACA Compliance Group

Silver Sponsors

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Backstop
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Duff & Phelps
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Dynamo Software
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A4c

Bronze Sponsor

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Alpha PIpe
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Electra Information Systems

Media Partners

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AIMA
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Alpha Journal
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Asset Servicing Times
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Automated Trader
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Bloomberg Brief
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CAIA
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Eurekahedge
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Family Office Networks
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Global Custodian
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HedgeCo.Net
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Hedge Fund Alert
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Institutional Investor
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Investment & Pensions Europe
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L'AGEFI
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Opalesque
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Oxford Business Group
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Preqin

MUFG Investor Services is a leading firm in the investment management industry. Our global scale, the breadth and depth of our services, and the quality of our insights allow us to develop high-value, distinctive solutions that meet specific client priorities. Our services add value at every stage of the investment lifecycle.

Investor Services is a core business for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), one of the largest banking groups in the world with more than $2.4 trillion in assets.

Group backing gives us the time to understand our clients in depth and the resources to invest in solutions that retain and extend competitive advantage for our clients.

Our industry-leading solutions – for hedge funds, funds of funds and private equity/real estate funds – range from fund administration, custody, middle-office outsourcing, depository and trustee services to securities lending, FX, financing and banking services.

We service more than 2,400 funds worldwide with $385bn in assets under administration.

Contact: John Sergides, Managing Director, Global Head – Business Development & Marketing, [email protected]

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ABN AMRO Clearing is recognised as a leading provider for integrated solutions in the domain of execution, clearing, custody, financing and risk management across asset classes, on a wide range of markets globally.

The ABN AMRO Prime Clearing service offering is extremely well fit to service hedge funds that apply strategies in multiple asset classes based on CTA/Managed Futures; Relative Value Arbitrage, volatility and long/short equities. Our innovative services include synthetic products and Risk Management of the investment portfolio based on correlation between asset classes. Investment firms particularly value our sound balance sheet, a high level of asset protection and operational excellence.

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Established in 2002, ACA Compliance Group is the world’s largest independent compliance consultancy and a leading provider of regulatory compliance products, technology and solutions. ACA currently support over 1,300 clients, including 79 of the top 100 hedge fund managers, more than half of the top 50 private equity firms, as well as many other large diversified institutions and smaller boutiques. Our team in Europe combines over 65 years experience as UK regulatory consultants and includes former FSA and SEC examiners. We provide on-going and on-site compliance support services. ACA is frequently engaged to conduct independent regulatory projects including mock FCA and SEC examinations.

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Apex Capital Introduction Services (ACIS) is part of the Apex Fund Services Group, one of the world’s largest independent fund administration and middle office solution providers. With over 600 staff across 23 full service centres and an additional 10 sales offices worldwide, Apex now manages over $45bn in assets under administration.

Launched in 2013, ACIS was set up to help facilitate the flow of these assets between investors and funds. Now boasting an established presence, ACIS has helped investors across the spectrum, from family offices to sovereign wealth funds, find and invest in some of the most interesting opportunities in the space. By taking a more holistic approach and helping improve materials and engagement strategies throughout the investment process,  ACIS aims to improve interaction between fund and investor at every stage, far beyond the introduction.

As part of its service offering ACIS has developed Apex Alpha Portal, a bespoke listings database through which investors can access accurate, anonymised fund strategies globally. The portal provides an online platform for managers to elevate their profiles by delivering visibility of strategies to pre-qualified and interested investors.

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Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance adviser with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world.

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Dynamo Software provides configurable Cloud-based software platforms for limited partners and general partners that consolidates and automates workflows while providing reporting transparency between partnerships.

A complete solution, the Dynamo™ platform optimizes end-to-end operations, enabled through industry-specific features and integrations. The Dynamo™ suite is the product of over seventeen years of intensive collaboration with globally prominent clients to optimize internal productivity and relationships with stakeholders. Dynamo Software’s client base encompasses over 350 firms worldwide, including private equity groups, hedge funds, venture capital firms, institutional investors, funds of funds, family offices, private equity real estate firms, fund administrators and prime brokerages.

 

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Electra Information Systems is a leading provider of solutions for post-trade processing including reconciliation, data acquisition & transformation, trade matching and settlement, and client fee billing for hedge funds, investment managers, , fund administrators, insurance companies, providers of outsourced operations services and other financial organizations.

The largest buy-side aggregator of investment accounting data, Electra works with hundreds of asset managers in the industry that rely on Electra for data management command and proven expertise. Electra’s team of industry experts partners with clients to deliver award winning post-trade processing solutions, training and support – enabling clients to significantly escalate efficiency, manage costs and reduce risk.

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Founded in 1990, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the hedge fund industry. Our membership is corporate and comprises over 1,600 firms (with over 10,000 individual contacts) in more than 50 countries. Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. AIMA’s manager members collectively manage more than $1.5 trillion in assets. 

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Alpha Journal is a digital publication with a global focus on alternative investment funds targeted at a readership of institutional investors and asset managers. The editor, Margie Lindsay, created a reputation while executive editor of Hedge Funds Review for producing well-written, authoritative content, with access to the biggest names in the industry and an eye on exciting emerging managers. Alpha Journal is unconstrained by print limitations with a website designed for accessing multi-media content on a range of devices. Alpha Journal is free-to-view with navigation that is clear and designed to give easy access to information on funds, investors, regulation, events and other topics.

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Asset Servicing Times is the go-to industry publication for news, views and reviews. Now in their fifth year, the fortnightly publication and accompanying website – the only free-to-read securities services resources around – profile asset servicers around the world, the full range of service provides, and the jurisdictions in which they operate.

Asset Servicing Times keeps you abreast of everything to do with securities services, in easy-to-digest issues that inform, educate and explain, at no cost to you.

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Automated Trader is the first global magazine dedicated to automated and algorithmic trading, and offers in-depth business and technical coverage through comprehensive news, features, in-depth articles on best practice/techniques and detailed user case studies. In addition to thousands of CTAs, hedge funds, proprietary trading operations and conventional asset managers globally, Automated Trader is also read by all major sellside participants in automated and algorithmic trading.

 

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The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® is an independent, not-for-profit global organization committed to education and professionalism in the field of alternative investments. Founded in 2002, the Association is the sponsoring body for the CAIASM designation. Recognized globally, the designation certifies one’s mastery of the concepts, tools and practices essential for understanding alternative investments and promotes adherence to high standards of professional conduct.

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Launched by financial professionals in 2001, Eurekahedge’s proven track record spans over a decade - setting us apart as the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in hedge fund databases covering North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services coveted by accredited investor groups, financial institutions and media sources. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service. For more information, please contact us at [email protected] . You can also reach us at +1 646 380 1932 (US) or +65 6212 0925 (Singapore) or visit: http://www.eurekahedge.com

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Family Office Networks is a collection of Family Offices uniquely organized on a regional basis throughout the world.  We bring families together in an intimate environment to share; unique deal flow, intellectual capital, philanthropic and Impact ideas, meet best in class service providers and get comfortable with one another in the context of co-investing. We are primarily focused on helping families with their capital preservation strategies that encourage tax efficient, long term, multi-generational wealth transfer.  We touch our Families three ways; through our technology, events and personal introductions.  

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Global Custodian has established itself over more than two decades as the authoritative editorial voice of the global securities services industry.  Through a combination of print, on-line and digital audio and video publications, Global Custodian provides comprehensive news and feature-led coverage and analysis of all operational and administrative aspects of the securities industry.

The readership of the title includes operational chiefs and staff at banks, broker-dealers and fund managers, and the market infrastructure of depositories, clearing houses, messaging services and payments systems that serve them.

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HedgeCo.Net is the leading online community for qualified investors, hedge funds and service providers. For investors, HedgeCo.Net offers the premier free hedge fund database and powerful tools to search, rank and analyze potential investments. HedgeCo.Net members enjoy access to daily news, manager columns, and a comprehensive directory of service providers.

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Guarantee Your Edge in the Alternative-Investment Arena Every week, Hedge Fund Alert delivers the early intelligence you need to anticipate new risks and opportunities facing fund-management firms, their investors and service providers. Be first to identify new capital-raising tactics, investor strategies and competition among industry vendors. Sign up for a three-issue FREE trial subscription to Hedge Fund Alert by calling 201-659-1700 or visiting www.HFAlert.com.

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An unparalleled channel for investment managers and other service providers to deliver their message to Europe’s pensions community

Investment & Pensions Europe is the monthly magazine for those running pension funds in Europe. Since our first issue in 1997, we have built an influential position within the European institutional investor community, and the publication has an average monthly circulation of 9,881 copies, of which 71% is in Continental Europe.

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Since February 2003, Opalesque has been publishing “Alternative Market Briefing”, the premium news service on hedge funds and alternatives. The launch of these Briefings was a revolution in the hedge fund media space, bringing transparency where there was opacity and by reliably delivering a a daily accurate professional reporting service. Today, Opalesque publishes over 400,000 digital copies of its 11 specialist publications to a growing professional user base.

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Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, publishes economic and political intelligence on the markets of Eastern Europe, North and South Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. 
OBG offers comprehensive analysis of political, macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.
OBG’s acclaimed economic, political and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

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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 200 staff based in New York, London, Singapore and San Francisco 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.

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