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Middle Market Direct Lending Summit: Europe

Event : Middle Market Direct Lending Summit: Europe

Date : Thu, 24/09/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

iGlobal Forum’s Middle Market Direct Lending Summit will explore the critical role that alternative lenders can play in providing optimal lending solutions for European businesses. There is continued strong momentum in the European direct lending market and a proliferation of alternative capital providers. Funds are nimble and creative in their ability to structure different types of lending. The choice that borrowers have is wider than ever before. However, many business plans in Europe still don’t happen because direct lenders and corporates don’t find each other. »

The Repo Market

Training : The Repo Market

Date : Thu, 22/10/2015   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.  »

Managing Family Office & Wealth

Training : Managing Family Office & Wealth

Date : Thu, 03/12/2015   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. »

Managing Family Office & Wealth

Training : Managing Family Office & Wealth

Date : Mon, 28/09/2015   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. »

AML – Anti-Money Laundering

Training : AML – Anti-Money Laundering

Date : Mon, 07/12/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This highly practical 2 day course provides guidance on identifying and controlling risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing. The programme provides an overview of AML compliance program requirements, AML risks and risk management expectations, industry sound practices, and examination procedures. You will have a chance to analyse the latest AML techniques and strategies from around the world through practical case studies.   »

International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Training : International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Date : Mon, 30/11/2015   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. »

International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Training : International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Date : Thu, 17/09/2015   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. »

FATCA Compliance – London

Training : FATCA Compliance – London

Date : Mon, 21/09/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

Even though FATCA is now operative, many foreign financial institutions (FFIs) and associated organisations are still not clear on what they should be doing. If you are still not certain as how to exactly comply with the FATCA requirements and set up all the necessary structures and controls, this very practical one day course is just for you. You will learn about:   The technical requirements of FATCA How FATCA compliance can be effectively achieved and A detailed look at al the necessary internal controls and certification considerations  How to provide support for your clients  This intermediate level course explores FATCA requirements and guidance as set out by HMRC but is also very relevant for participants from abroad.  »

Investment Performance Measurement

Training : Investment Performance Measurement

Date : Mon, 19/10/2015   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. »

UCITS Funds

Training : UCITS Funds

Date : Mon, 12/10/2015   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. »

UCITS & AIFMD London 2015

Event : UCITS & AIFMD London 2015

Date : Wed, 30/09/2015   for 3 Days

Country : UK

City : London

With over 30 speakers from a wide range of international asset managers, regulators and distribution & product specialists, UCITS & AIFMD London 2015 promises to provide you and your business with the latest thinking around product design and governance as well as new strategies for increasing your assets under management.   Over the two days you will discover the latest developments in: »

5th AIFM Directive 2015 Conference

Event : 5th AIFM Directive 2015 Conference

Date : Mon, 30/11/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

Private Equity Forum the 1 day AIFM Directive conference Ensuring you are prepared for the latest legislation and beyond   Through company case studies, in-depth presentations and panel discussions, Private Equity Forum's 5th AIFM Directive 2015 Conference will provide you with clarification on the next series of changes to ensure you are aware of the necessary key actions and deadlines.   Why you should attend: »

'More Rough Winds that shake the darling Buds of May'

Event : 'More Rough Winds that shake the darling Buds of May'

Date : Wed, 20/05/2015 - 08:30

Country : UK

City : London

With apologies to the Bard himself, we hoped for at least a few months of consolidation after the implementation of AIFMD. However, since our regulatory forum in February, the FCA has released a number of key Consultation Papers ('CPs'), Discussion Papers ('DPs') in addition to the results of their thematic review on Market Abuse. We also currently have a backdrop of political uncertainty which may or may not affect our membership of the EU, as well as corporate and personal taxation. There is a good deal to keep us busy in the months ahead.   At this breakfast seminar we will bring together some of the most recent pertinent regulatory issues affecting asset management and securities firms, as well as examine post-election tax implications. »

European Capital Markets Union

Event : European Capital Markets Union

Date : Fri, 22/05/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

The European Commission’ plan to introduce a European Capital Markets Union (ECMU) by 2019 will present significant opportunities to UK banks, asset managers and insurers, particularly in the areas of:   The establishment of a reformed securitisation market The development of a US-style private placement market Improved access to equity markets for medium-sized and smaller companies The extension of the corporate bond market to include medium-sized companies The widening of early stage finance for growth companies A number of significant challenges that will need to be met if the union is to be fully achieved. These include: removing the barriers to cross-border investment, establishing a mechanism to ensure availability of sufficient credit data on smaller and medium-sized companies and creating new investment vehicles to mobilise savings held in different parts of the financial system.    City & Financial has assembled a speaker faculty of exceptional quality to examine both the opportunities and the challenges that are presented by European Capital Markets Union. We are particularly pleased that Lord Hill, the EU Commissioner who is driving this project forward, has kindly agreed to deliver the keynote address. »

International Trade Finance

Training : International Trade Finance

Date : Mon, 08/06/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This intensive 2 day course has been tailored for professionals in banking, commerce and trade and industry who need to gain a closer understanding of International Trade Finance.    The course provides a comprehensive foundation of all aspects of International Trade Finance in a global context covering the key concepts, practices and current developments.    This course will be of special interest to banking and commercial professionals, who wish to expand their knowledge base, enhance their expertise and advance their careers into the international trade finance arena. »

AML – Anti-Money Laundering

Training : AML – Anti-Money Laundering

Date : Thu, 11/06/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This highly practical 2 day course provides guidance on identifying and controlling risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing. The programme provides an overview of AML compliance program requirements, AML risks and risk management expectations, industry sound practices, and examination procedures. You will have a chance to analyse the latest AML techniques and strategies from around the world through practical case studies.   »

 International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Training : International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services

Date : Thu, 14/05/2015   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. »

Equity Valuation

Training : Equity Valuation

Date : Mon, 08/06/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

This intensive 2 day course will equip you with the skills required to effectively evaluate companies and assets. Conducted by a former City banker the course starts with an overview of different equity valuation methods and explains fundamental framework.  Working through models and case studies based on real companies you will have a chance to go through various ratios including cash flows, discount rates and periods, DCF, capital structure and understand the important parameters that can cause the valuation to break down if overlooked.  »

FATCA Compliance

Training : FATCA Compliance

Date : Wed, 10/06/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

Even though FATCA is now operative, many foreign financial institutions (FFIs) and associated organisations are still not clear on what they should be doing. If you are still not certain as how to exactly comply with the FATCA requirements and set up all the necessary structures and controls, this very practical one day course is just for you. You will learn about:   The technical requirements of FATCA How FATCA compliance can be effectively achieved and A detailed look at al the necessary internal controls and certification considerations  How to provide support for your clients  This intermediate level course explores FATCA requirements and guidance as set out by HMRC but is also very relevant for participants from abroad.  »

Investment Performance Measurement

Training : Investment Performance Measurement

Date : Sun, 14/06/2015   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. »

Project Management for Banks and Financial Companies

Training : Project Management for Banks and Financial Companies

Date : Thu, 11/06/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

Effective project management helps reducing costs, meet the deadlines and increase the efficiency of your organisation.    This practical 2-day course will show you the essential elements required in planning a project and give you the confidence and useful tools to put it into practice. From defining project objectives, setting up phases and assigning roles to time and budget management and quality control - you will have a chance to explore all ingredients of effective project management.    The programme is particularly designed for banks and financial institutions and includes case studies from organisations around the world. »

Yale SOM - EDHEC-Risk Multi-Asset Products and Solutions Seminar

Event : Yale SOM - EDHEC-Risk Multi-Asset Products and Solutions Seminar

Date : Tue, 02/06/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

UK, London, 2-3 June    The focus of the course, led by two renowned experts, is to to serve as an in-depth introduction to a fast developing field focusing on helping investors achieve their desired outcomes with a multi-asset approach, combining asset allocation, manager selection and dynamic portfolio management techniques.The course will be conducted by Professor James J. Choi, from Yale School of Management and Professor Nikolaos Tessaromatis from EDHEC Business School. »

Yale SOM - EDHEC-Risk Multi-Asset Products and Solutions Seminar

Training : Yale SOM - EDHEC-Risk Multi-Asset Products and Solutions Seminar

Date : Tue, 02/06/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

The focus of the course, led by two renowned experts, is to to serve as an in-depth introduction to a fast developing field focusing on helping investors achieve their desired outcomes with a multi-asset approach, combining asset allocation, manager selection and dynamic portfolio management techniques.The course will be conducted by Professor James J. Choi, from Yale School of Management and Professor Nikolaos Tessaromatis from EDHEC Business School.     The first day of the seminar will survey the evidence on return predictability that is relevant for investors engaging in tactical asset allocation. The seminar will begin with a discussion about the predictability of broad asset class returns, particularly equity and fixed income market returns. It will include a discussion about predictability of returns of sectors and styles within the equity market. Finally, should one choose to implement one’s asset allocation strategy using active mutual fund managers, the first day of the seminar will present the methodologies used for identifying the managers who are most likely to outperform in the future. The second day of the seminar will dig further into how to use this reported evidence of predictability in asset, style and factor returns to build a process that can be used to perform active asset allocation decisions. It will discuss the models, techniques and applications of tactical asset allocation strategies, but also the practical implementation challenges associated with this process. »

FundForum Africa 2015

Event : FundForum Africa 2015

Date : Mon, 22/06/2015   for 3 Days

Country : UK

City : London

The Inaugural FundForum Africa will bring together fund managers focusing on, or located in, the African continent together with potential investors to discuss the opportunity of investing in Africa, benchmarking different approaches to access the growth story and unlocking the real investment promise on the African continent. Speakers include:   Nicholas Piquito, Group CIO, AFRICAN ALLIANCE ASSET MANAGEMENT Paul-Harry Aithnard, Group Head, Asset Management, ECOBANK CAPITAL Bex Nwawudu, Managing Partner, CBO INVESTMENT Sibusiso Mabuza, CEO, MOMENTUM ASSET MANAGEMENT »

Selling Funds into Europe post-AIFMD

Event : Selling Funds into Europe post-AIFMD

Date : Wed, 29/04/2015   for 2 Days

Country : UK

City : London

Providing you with the latest around the post-transition AIFMD environment, depository liabilities and risk requirements, managers and experts will share the latest successfully strategies for marketing in Europe. »

The Bloomberg Hedge Fund Start-Up Conference 2015

Event : The Bloomberg Hedge Fund Start-Up Conference 2015

Date : Thu, 05/03/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

Starting your own hedge fund is a complex process and, as success rates for new funds in 2014 proved, one that is rewarded by rigorous preparation and research. We're gathering industry experts from across the keystones of a successful hedge fund, including compliance, seeding, prime brokerage and more, to help ensure your new fund has the very best chance of success. Please click here to view the full agenda, speaker bios and to access the registration page. »

Private Debt Investor Forum 2015

Event : Private Debt Investor Forum 2015

Date : Tue, 24/03/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

Private Debt Investor Forum 2014 was a great success, with over 100 key industry players gathered in London to address the current market and future outlook for investing in private debt instruments.  Now in our 5th successful year, the Private Debt Investor Forum programme is being shaped for 2015, and it promises once again to provide you with compelling data and debate on the critical issues facing the industry.  »

Hedge Fund Startup Forum London 2015

Event : Hedge Fund Startup Forum London 2015

Date : Wed, 06/05/2015   for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

Designed with the aid of hedge fund industry veterans, this event has been put together to provide those looking to start a Hedge Fund with an in depth guide to setting up a fund and gaining investment. 200+ attendees, great networking opportunities and the chance to hear directly from successful Startups are just some of the many reasons you simply can’t afford to miss out. Quote VIP Code FKW5882GFML for an exclusive 10% discount FREE PLACES for Startup & Emerging Managers »

HFA Investor Outlook: What the European Elections Mean for the Markets

Event : HFA Investor Outlook: What the European Elections Mean for the Markets

Date : Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:30 for 1 Day

Country : UK

City : London

Venue: Brown Rudnick 8 Clifford St Mayfair, London W1S 2LQ ​Time: 6:30-6:45pm Registration 6:45-7:30pm Panel Discussion 7:30-9:00pm Networking Reception 2015 has been dubbed the year of European elections. In addition to the U.K., which holds general elections in May, more than a dozen of its continental neighbours are set to go to the polls in the coming months. What do these elections mean for the economy, both here and abroad? How will different outcomes affect European trade? Is the European Union at risk of collapse? What should investors be wary of? And what opportunities await? Our distinguished speakers will tackle these questions and more. »

The 11th Annual London Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

This year’s conference theme, “Where To From Here? Generating Sustainable Value in a World of Low Interest Rates, Increased Competition and Sky-High Valuations” seeks to explore the strategies industry players are using to stay competitive, create value and generate returns in the evolving investment landscape. With stock markets remaining buoyant in the wake of unconventional monetary policy, a resurgence in corporate confidence and M&A, dry powder and distributions at record levels, and increased competition from traditionally passive investors, how do private equity and venture capital firms identify investments, put capital to work and create sustainable value for investors? »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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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. ... »

Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

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.  ... »

Article
Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

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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