JTC Fund Services is proud to sponsor the GIFA and AIMA Autumn Update
The Guernsey Investment Fund Association in association with the Alternative Investment Management Association are hosting an Autumn Update in central London on current issues in the alternative investment fund industry.
Adam Moorshead will be moderating a panel of experts;
Jennifer Wood – AIMA Managing director, Global Head of Asset Management Regulation & Sound Practices
Mark Simpson – Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Nicholas Hofgren – Co-founder and Chief Executive, GFG Limited
James Penney – Chairman, Darwin Property Investment Management
Key topics covered are expected to include:
The Barbell Effect: here to stay?
There is an apprehension among traditional asset managers that they will lose out as money increasingly shifts to cheap, passive strategies on the one hand and alternative investments and high return specialists on the other. This “barbell” distribution is putting significant pressure on the shape of the funds sector. Is it just a fad or has the future already arrived?
Current trends in Operational Due Diligence
The operational due diligence process has continued to evolve significantly since the financial crisis. With the seemingly unending political uncertainty and market volatility, there is now an even greater focus by investors on ODD. Requirements now include increased reporting and transparency, robustness of corporate governance and a culture of compliance.
AIMA has long led the way in this field, and its ODD questionnaire is the market standard. With the release of AIMAs updated questionnaire, what better time to discuss the shifting focus of investors in this key hurdle to securing institutional investors.
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