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Due Diligence for Fund of Funds & Hedge Funds

Event : Due Diligence for Fund of Funds & Hedge Funds

Wed, 09/09/2009 - 08:30
Conducted by : IBC
Contact : Stephen Ashiotis

This is the only conference in the UK on this specific issue, where you will hear from a global line up of speakers. Our panel of speakers includes some of the leading fund of funds and hedge funds, asset managers and investors, who will be sharing experiences and their expertise at this unique event.
You will benefit from the latest thinking on qualitative and quantitative due diligence processes; including risk, operations, valuation and administration issues.
Our panel of experts include:

  • Nathanael Benzaken, Managing Director, Head of Hedge Fund Research & Selection, LYXOR ASSET MANAGEMENT
  • Jérôme de Lavenère Lussan, Managing Director, LAVEN PARTNERS
  • Dr. Ranjan Bhaduri, Managing Director & Head of Research, ALPHAMETRIX ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT ADVISORS
  • Christoph Manser, Global Head of Fund of Hedge Funds AXA INVESTMENT MANAGERS
  • Stephen C. Smith, Head of Liquid Alternative, CREDIT SUISSE ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED
  • Gabriel Bousbib, Senior Managing Director, Executive Committee, GOTTEX FUND MANAGEMENT
  • Cédric Kohler, Head of Fund of Hedge Funds Team, LOMBARD ODIER DARIER HENTSCH & CIE
  • Max Ferri, Manager & Senior Analyst, LAVEN PARTNERS
  • Jarkko Syyrilä, Director, International Relations, INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
  • Rick Di Mascio, Chief Executive, INALYTICS
  • Ian Headon, Vice President, NORTHERN TRUST
  • Scott Wilson, CEO, IMS CONSULTING
  • Debbie Payne, Director, Alternative Investments Group, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
  • Antony John, CEO, FUNDQUEST
  • John Sergides, Director, Alternative Fund Services, DEUTSCHE BANK
  • William Benjamin, Head of European Research, HSBC ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS LTD
  • Adrian Maher, Managing Director, SWISS FINANCIAL SERVICES (Ireland)
  • Louis-Frederic De Pfyffer, Deputy General Manager, Head of Alternative Investments, BANQUE HERITAGE


  •       Perspectives from the private bank - due diligence: frankly, do we need it?
  •       A practical look at due diligence for long-only funds
  •       Assessing the strength of third party relationships
  •       Best practice qualitative & quantitative due diligence execution
  •       The hedge fund manager's perspective post Madoff
  •       measuring risk on a portfolio
  •       The value of independent operational due diligence
  •       Performance track record & verification
  •       The growing list of Madoff related lawsuits - surviving litigation
  •       What can be learnt from UCITS funds?

* Tax aspects of investor due diligence

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