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Jersey Finance’s Annual London Funds Conference - A Tale of Two Cities

Event : Jersey Finance’s Annual London Funds Conference - A Tale of Two Cities

Tue, 30/03/2010 - 16:00
Conducted by : Jersey Finance Limited
Contact : Jackie Maratier

The Jersey Finance Annual Funds Debate will explore the aims and objectives of the draft AIFM Directive and provide a forum for debate on the opportunities, challenges, alternatives and risks which this proposal may or may not bring to the market.

A Tale of Two Cities - London - Brussels
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive
‘A topical, lively, interactive debate forum not to be missed’
Jersey Finance in partnership with the Jersey Funds Association invites you to their
Annual Funds Debate, Tuesday 30th March 2010
The Honourable Artillery Company
City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ

Charlie McCreevy, until recently, European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, responsible for the European Union’s policy on the functioning of the internal market of 480 million people across 27 Member States and co author of the draft EU Directive, will deliver a key note speech explaining the reasoning that led to the Directive and what role the industry has to play in the final outcome.
Brendan McMahon, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers CI LLP, Jersey will examine some of the proposed enhancements to the original draft directive, which for the most part respond to the concerns of the Global alternative asset management industry, potentially avoiding a 'Fortress Europe' and continuing to allow European Institutional investors access to best of breed asset managers located outside Europe.

16.00 Delegate Registration
Refreshments on arrival
16. 30 Welcome and Introduction
Geoff Cook, Chief Executive, Jersey Finance
16.35 ‘The world in economic crisis – an insight into the EU’s proposal to shape the recovery’
Charlie McCreevy, Former EU Commissioner
16.50 ‘Behind the EU Mist on AIFM’
Brendan McMahon
Partner, Global Asset Management Private Equity Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers CI LLP, Jersey, Channel Islands
17.00 Panel and Audience Discussion
Are Investment managers failing to perceive the risks associated with the directive?
Facilitated by Michael Wilson, former Business Editor of Sky News and current Business Analyst for GMTV
The Panel:
• Geoff Cook, Chief Executive, Jersey Finance
• Charlie McCreevy, Former EU Commissioner
• Brendan McMahon, Global Asset Management Private Equity Leader, PWC, Jersey,
• Martin De Forest-Brown, Director of International Finance, States of Jersey
18.00 Closing remarks Richard Thomas, Chairman, Jersey Funds Association
Drinks and Canapé  Reception
20:00 Event ends


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