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Yale SOM - EDHEC-Risk Commodities & Hedge Funds Seminar

Training : Yale SOM - EDHEC-Risk Commodities & Hedge Funds Seminar

Date : Tue, 24/02/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

The focus of the course, led by two renowned experts, is to give deeper insight into the asset classes of commodities and hedge funds, which are of significant interest to institutional investors. The course will be conducted by Professor K. Geert Rouwenhorst, from Yale School of Management and François-Serge Lhabitant from EDHEC Business School. »

CLOs and Leveraged Loans Forum

Event : CLOs and Leveraged Loans Forum

Date : Wed, 29/04/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

C5’s is pleased to announce its CLOs and Leveraged Loans Conference.  This advanced event is specifically tailored to address the specific needs and challenges of investors, issuers and arrangers enabling you to: Deliver compelling returns at the time of enhanced and fast evolving regulatory scrutiny Understand which sectors of the market offer better relative value in the current environment Benchmark your portfolio returns against the best performing CLO funds Develop best strategies around formation and monetising retention-compliant structures Navigate the legal minefield that surrounds CLO and leveraged loan products and transactions Capitalise on the growing direct lending opportunities created in midmarket corporate lending space »

Family Office Forum London

Event : Family Office Forum London

Date : Tue, 15/09/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

The Family Office Forum London is the meeting of genuine* Family Offices based in England.   The Family Office Forum London, 15 – 16 September 2015 has a simple formula: More Family Officers and Principals than solution providers on stage. More Family Officers and Principals than solution providers in the audience.   Expect 100+ Family Offices, Principals and CIOs attending.   No product presentations or specific pitches - topics covered are key issues of Principals and Family Offices based in England, such as Allocation, Family Governance, Operations or Tools. »

International Payments

Training : International Payments

Date : Mon, 11/05/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This practical 2 day course has been tailored for banking professionals who have some experience in domestic payments and want to expand their knowledge of international payments. You will explore the key principles, concepts, practices and current developments in the international payments. You will have a chance to learn about the principles of foreign exchange and currency, high-value global payments, purpose and role of SWIFT and CLS, global clearing and settlement mechanisms as well as about liquidity management, international trade facilitation, risk management, and legal and regulatory issues.   Who should attend? This course will be of special interest to payment professionals with some experience who wish to expand their knowledge base and advance their careers into the global payments arena. »

UCITS Funds

Training : UCITS Funds

Date : Tue, 24/03/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

This practical one day course is designed to provide an insight into the area of UCITS, showing how funds may select eligible assets and demonstrate how these instruments may be employed to achieve different investment objectives.   You will learn about the main characteristics of UCITS, their structure and objectives as well as about the key risk and performance indicators. Setting up funds in different jurisdictions and organising fund management and oversight will be discussed in detail.    You will learn about the regulatory reporting requirements, fund authorisation and distribution process as well as about organising effective governance and compliance monitoring structures. »

International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Training : International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Date : Mon, 16/03/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This training program is designed to provide delegates with practical knowledge about the key concepts, systems, processes and procedures in international securities settlement and custodial services as well as operational risks involved. Participants will have a chance to gain skills necessary to facilitate day-to-day transactions and communication processes between all parties involved. »

The Repo Market

Training : The Repo Market

Date : Thu, 16/04/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

This 1 day course is designed for delegates who are either new to the business of bond repurchase agreements (repos) or want to refresh their knowledge. You will learn how repos are priced, settled and why they are transacted by different participants in the market, including pension funds, hedge funds, market makers and derivatives users.  You will also learn about bonds and key money market operations.   You will have a chance to explore applications of repos for risk management, speculation and arbitrage purposes with a particular emphasis on the relationship between the bond repo market and derivatives such as swaps and exchange traded bond futures.   »

FATCA Compliance

Training : FATCA Compliance

Date : Wed, 18/03/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

This practical 1-day course will provide participants with a sound understanding of FATCA. The programme gives an overview of the technical requirements and implementation strategies as well as the detailed analysis of all the necessary internal controls and certification considerations. »

Investment Performance Measurement

Training : Investment Performance Measurement

Date : Mon, 16/03/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This practical two day training run by a former senior banker has been designed for anyone who needs to understand the fundamentals of measuring investment performance.    The course explores all aspects of performance measurement including the calculation of returns, impact of different benchmarks and adjusting performance for risk taken. Through the analysis of the best current industry practice you will learn how to set up, maintain and improve performance measurement systems within your organisation. You will also have a chance to learn about the evolution of the asset and wealth management industries including the latest industry trends as well as some of the findings from behavioural finance. »

Managing Family Office & Wealth

Training : Managing Family Office & Wealth

Date : Thu, 14/05/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This 2 day practical programme for family office representatives and wealth managers explores the best strategies for preserving family wealth and managing a modern family office.   You will have a chance to explore the family governance mechanisms, intergenerational wealth transfer, managing complexities of international wealth mobility and succession planning. You will also learn about the operational setting and asset allocation, cost and risk management, tax advisory and philanthropy.   Run by an expert in family office and services for high net worth clients this course focuses on the latest market trends and effective wealth preservation strategies. »

EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2015

Event : EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2015

Date : Tue, 24/03/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

Organised by an academic research centre for the benefit of professionals, the EDHEC-Risk Days conference is an annual event taking place in London, which presents the research conducted by EDHEC-Risk Institute and discusses findings with the institutional investment and fund manager communities. The conference enables participants to have access to the latest conceptual advances and research results in investment and risk management and to discuss their implications and applications with researchers who combine expertise of advanced financial techniques with a sound awareness of their industry relevance.   The event is structured to appeal to institutional investors, traditional and alternative investment managers and policymakers. »

European CLO Investor Forum 2015

Event : European CLO Investor Forum 2015

Date : Wed, 25/02/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

With CLO pipelines bulging on both sides of the Atlantic, managers continue to launch new CLOs, with many more due to be structured throughout 2015. At a Global Level: • 2014 YTD issuance has reached a staggering $101.5bn • This puts 2014 on course for an all-time record At a European Level: »

The Future of Fund Management

Event : The Future of Fund Management

Date : Tue, 10/03/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

Now in its 16th year, The Future of Fund Management is the event to attend to gain insights and understanding into the changing world of investment management. »

London School of Economics Alternative Investments Conference 2015

Event : London School of Economics Alternative Investments Conference 2015

Date : Mon, 19/01/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

We are delighted to introduce the 9th edition of the London School of Economics SU Alternative Investments Conference (AIC), the world’s largest student run conference on hedge funds and private equity. »

Deluge or Drought in Liquidity Markets? How Regulations Are Transforming Collateral Management

Patrick Pearson, Head of Financial Markets Infrastructure, Directorate General Internal Market Services at the European Commission, will be delivering the keynote address at this highly topical conference, which will examine how new regulations are transforming collateral management. »

TSAM Europe

Event : TSAM Europe

Date : Tue, 17/03/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

When: 17 March 2015 Time: 09:00 - 17.30 (networking party afterwards) Where: Lancaster Hotel, London W2 TSAM is the leading event for developing efficient investment management companies. The 14 year old congress & expo, returning to London on March 17th 2015, has undergone a complete refresh and is going to be bigger and better than ever. »

Level 39 Showcase: Fintech for Funds

Event : Level 39 Showcase: Fintech for Funds

Date : Fri, 05/12/2014 - 13:30

Country : UK

City : London

Level 39, Europe's biggest Fintech incubator, and Innovate Finance, an organisation dedicated to promoting UK financial technology, backed by the City of London Corporation and Canary Wharf Group, will be holding a financial technology showcase: “Fintech for Funds” from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm at Level 39, One Canada Square on Friday 5th December. This is an opportunity for fund managers, prime brokers and hedge fund administrators to see some of the cutting edge technologies available for their business. The event will showcase 6 companies, including:   Derivitec Web based approach to portfolio and risk management for derivatives practitioners. Beginning with coverage in US equities and equity derivatives, clients can sign up and load in their portfolios, calculate a variety of risk reports and manage their portfolios and trade bookings within minutes, on any platform, wherever they are. The initial 90 day trial is completely free with no commitment, after which the service is charged at a competitive monthly rate. FundApps  Software and compliance experts. Focus is on the delivery of a cloud-based service, which combines leading functionality with a team dedicated to regulatory changes and rule maintenance. This means users not only benefit from best-in-class software, but can rest assured that checks always conform to the latest shareholding disclosure demands from around the world. Finlytics Provider of Middle Office Information and Control services – from Investment Book of Record through to Regulatory and Analytics  Essentia Analytics Decision support software enabling fund managers to capture richer data about their own behaviour, while improving the productivity and referenceability of their investment processes. A more accurate picture of the past enables better conscious decisions in the future. Heckyl Heckyl helps you find opportunities in raw "Big Data Streams". The platform mines 1 million + data sources including news wires, blogs, tweets, open data sets (FDA, Clinical Trial, Patents, Government data sources) to discover trends and insights in real time. Company coverage currently stands at 35000+ companies. »

Aim Invest Forum 2014

Event : Aim Invest Forum 2014

Date : Tue, 25/11/2014  

Country : UK

City : London

The forum will showcase some of the most promising mining, oil & gas and UK-based companies listed on AIM, giving CEOs personal access to some of the UK’s most experienced and knowledgeable small-cap investors from the retail, private client broker and fund management community.   PLCs will be looking for increased liquidity and growth finance. Each CEO/presenter will have 15 minutes to present and pitch their investment opportunity, with extra time for an open Q&A session with the audience, and spend the rest of the day networking with investors and peers.   Attendance is by invitation only. Investors, which we qualify, are invited to attend the event free of charge. Professional advisers are invited to attend at a daily delegate rate. There will be lunch and networking breaks during the day. »

5th Energy Trading Regulations & Compliance Summit 2015

The 5th ETRC Summit endorsed by EFET is taking place on the 11th - 12th March 2015 in London. The summit continues to provide a fundamental platform to address the uncertainty and industry response around the restrictive nature of the latest regulatory provisions. It will bring you the latest updates around REMIT, EMIR, MiFID II, MAD, CRD IV and Dodd Frank from the key regulators, as well as focused discussions and presentations on regulations implementation led by energy companies and energy trading banks from across Europe and globally. »

2nd Annual Investors’ Conference on European CLOs and Leveraged Loans

Given the recent resurgence of CLO issuance activity in Europe, this event is extremely valuable as it brings together leading European CLO managers, regulators, and CLO investors to discuss the potential for this market in Europe. Just over 800 registered for the inaugural event in 2014, and we are expecting an even stronger turnout in 2015 given the positive issuance trends and outlook.  »

International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Training : International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Date : Mon, 01/12/2014   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This training program is designed to provide delegates with practical knowledge about the key concepts, systems, processes and procedures in international securities settlement and custodial serv »

FATCA

Training : FATCA

Date : Wed, 03/12/2014   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

This practical 1-day course will provide participants with a sound understanding of FATCA. »

Investment Performance Measurement

Training : Investment Performance Measurement

Date : Mon, 01/12/2014   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This practical two day training run by a former senior banker has been designed for anyone who needs to understand the fundamentals of measuring investment performance.    »

Managing Family Office & Wealth - London

Training : Managing Family Office & Wealth - London

Date : Thu, 04/12/2014   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This 2 day practical programme for family office representatives and wealth managers explores the best strategies for preserving family wealth and managing a modern family office.   »

Fund Marketing & Distribution 2014

Event : Fund Marketing & Distribution 2014

Date : Tue, 02/12/2014  

Country : UK

City : London

Funds are looking for ways in which they can maximise their distribution strategy. At Fund Marketing & Distribution 2014 we will hear how nine major funds have been doing just this. You will have the chance to meet and pick the brains of nine of the most innovative funds, and understand the thoughts behind their distribution process. We have also assembled fund distributors who know their jurisdictions and know the realities of effective distribution. »

US Regulation for European Fund Managers

Event : US Regulation for European Fund Managers

Date : Tue, 02/12/2014  

Country : UK

City : London

The US regulatory agenda has a significant impact upon EU asset managers and investment advisors. This timely conference brings together leading US regulators, legal advisors and regulated firms. Expert speakers will examine how unfolding US legislation affects the business affairs of EU firms with US clients - or those firms doing business in the US. »

Yale SOM - EDHEC-Risk Alternative Investments I London seminar

Training : Yale SOM - EDHEC-Risk Alternative Investments I London seminar

Date : Thu, 20/11/2014   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

Yale School of Management and EDHEC-Risk Institute now jointly offer top-quality executive education courses in the area of investing and risk management based on the exceptional strength and relevanc »

Linedata Exchange London 2014

Event : Linedata Exchange London 2014

Date : Tue, 04/11/2014  

Country : UK

City : London

Linedata Exchange London 2014 takes place at the award winning Kingsplace which is located at Kings Cross, London. »

Shorex London Wealth Management Forum

Event : Shorex London Wealth Management Forum

Date : Thu, 09/10/2014  

Country : UK

City : London

The Shorex Wealth Management Forum London is a unique networking platform for providers and distributors of financial products and solutions to International HNWIs. The event is focusing on centres of emerging wealth by specifically inviting family offices, private bankers and fiduciaries from London and across Europe who jointly represent high net worth clients from countries such as Russia, Kazakhstan, Brazil, China, South Korea, UAE and India. The programme comprises of a one-day exhibition and conference. The event is designed for the top industry advisors. Conference themes: Emerging Markets: Using ETFs in an Asset Allocation Strategy - HSBC The Rise of "Smart Beta" - Making it Work in Your Portfolios - Panel Discussion – Lipper Family Offices: Streamlining Asset Management Decisions with ETFs - Panel Discussion - Twenty20 Investments  Commodities  What do You Know About Gold? – Malca-Amit Precious Metals Is Platinum the New Gold?  Tax Planning & Residency Programmes  Using Hong Kong companies in Wealth Management Structures Aimed at Business and Investment Activities in China - Cheuram Consulting Group Global Non-Fiduciary Asset Protection – Pelagos Immigration to the US by investment: The EB-5 programTax Residencies - Including Portugal, Malta, Luxembourg »

Distress Debt Investing Summit

Event : Distress Debt Investing Summit

Date : Thu, 18/09/2014  

Country : UK

City : London

Today, most distress debt and rescue lending opportunities are in Europe. Regulators are putting pressure on banks to sell their assets, and many businesses are facing capital structure issues and still de-leveraging after the financial crisis. As the volume of distress opportunities in the U.S. decrease, investors are focusing on the wealth of potential deals in Europe. Capital inflow is increasing in all geographies and product segments, both from established investors and new players. »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

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Hedge Fund Administration 2015

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Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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