In the midst of significant global change and uncertainty, securitisation market participants are all asking important strategic questions about the future. It has never been more important for key market participants - regulators, government officials and all private sector participants - to come together to discuss what our markets should look like in the future, given the importance of securitisation to the real economy. We must recognise that regulatory and policy changes should and will be made. The ESF/IMN Global ABS event is the perfect forum for those discussions and senior-level networking to occur.
Given the importance of this event, members of the ESF have recommended that the event be moved to the Hilton Metropole in London in order to maximize the opportunity for participation in these key policy and client networking discussion. By relocating the event to London, and condensing the programme to two days, we are taking into account ESF member's interest in cost controls such as travel and entertainment budgets, and minimising time away from work and other important obligations. The hotel offers ample opportunity for arranging private business meetings in the many separate rooms available, while the agenda is focused on practical 'need to know' topics such as: Restoring term ABS and ABCP investor confidence, reshaping business models, the future of securitisation regulation, the roles of central banks and governments, the changing CRA environment, products that will continue and many other important issues.
With more than 2,700 attendees in 2008, Global ABS 2009 will be the essential, annual global gathering of all your industry peers. Join them this June to explore and define the road ahead for the international structured finance markets.
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. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
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. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
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. ... »
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... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »