Guernsey Funds Forum 2017

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11 May 2017 - London

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Join us at the Funds Forum hosted by Guernsey Finance, where we will discuss real funds and real money in a post-truth world.

The event, which takes place at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London during the afternoon of Thursday 11 May, will feature two panel debates among leading figures from the funds industry and a keynote speech from Crispin Odey.

In a world in which politicians are lying to the electorate, the electorate are lying to pollsters, and pollsters are lying to business people and those that advise them, we search for certainty at the Guernsey Funds Forum.

The event is expected to attract c. 500 professionals from across the world of alternative investment funds.

 

Session 1: Money
Mountains of money

  • low return rate environment and other influencers on fundraising and investment execution
  • the risks of holding cash
  • impact of Brexit and other political shocks on fundraising and investment execution
  • changing profile of investors
  • is 2017 the time to deploy dry powder?

 

Session 2: Substance
Add substance add value

  • definitions of substance: mind & management, bricks & mortar, or both?
  • AIFMD and what it says about letterbox entities
  • BEPS and what it says about treaty benefits
  • the EU and what it says about tax governance and international cooperation
  • substance and value creation in Guernsey 

 

Take a look at some of the highlights from last year's event below.

Address

Etc.Venues
Broadgate City of London
155 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3YD
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 3735 4400

Diamond sponsors

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen is a leading offshore law firm and the largest legal practice in Guernsey. Our services include: banking and finance, corporate, insurance, investment funds, trusts and private wealth, regulatory, dispute resolution, employment, pensions and commercial and residential property. We are the leading legal adviser to funds domiciled in Guernsey, advising 82% of the entire Guernsey market by AUM at 30 June 2019 (Monterey Insight 2020).

Our ESG practice supports both grass roots projects and global impact investors. We work with asset managers, fund managers, institutional investors, investment banks, private equity houses, family offices, charities, sovereign wealth funds, HNWIs and intermediaries and provide advice on the legal aspects of sustainable investment and its implications on governance and compliance processes. For further information please visit www.careyolsen.com

Mourant

Mourant

Mourant

Our Funds team has an outstanding international reputation in offshore investment funds. We advise on the formation, structuring and regulation of investment funds in the Cayman Islands, the BVI, Jersey and Guernsey, and our lawyers provide ongoing legal advice to offshore funds and their managers and investors.

Our fund clients range from leading asset managers and fund promoters to start-up ventures and our investor clients include sophisticated investors of all types, including leading financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and pension funds.

Our 'one firm' approach means that working together with clients we deliver seamless, objective and commercially grounded advice. Our Funds team is independently endorsed by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. These leading directories refer to Mourant Ozannes as 'particularly strong in client service, backed up by a wealth of experience and knowledge' (Legal 500), with clients highlighting the firm's 'depth of knowledge with an excellent service culture'. (Chambers and Partners).

Gold sponsors

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas Securities Services is a leading European fund administrator and Europe’s largest depositary bank with USD 2.7 trillion in assets under administration and USD 13.7 trillion in assets under custody.

Our Private Capital offer delivers a comprehensive set of solutions to private capital funds, across the full range of alternatives strategies, from Private Equity, Private Debt, Infrastructure, Venture Capital and Real Estate, currently administering over USD 500 billion of assets across 1,200 structures

We have the expertise and systems to provide fund accounting, investor relations, middle office operations, custody, banking and finance for complex fund structures across all major onshore and offshore fund domiciles. Our service platform offering makes cross-border fund structures easier to manage, coordinating across locations and providing a single point of operational contact.

JTC

JTC

JTC

JTC is a publicly listed, global professional services business with deep expertise in fund, corporate and private client services.

Every JTC person is an owner of the business and this fundamental part of our culture aligns us with the best interests of all of our stakeholders.

Our purpose is to maximise potential and our success is built on service excellence, long-term relationships and technology capabilities that drive efficiency and add value.

For more information about JTC Group, its offices and alliances please visit: www.jtcgroup.com

Ogier

Ogier

Ogier

Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law. Our network of locations also includes Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Tokyo. Our specialist, partner-led teams operate across the full spectrum of fund structures and their particular regulatory and commercial requirements. Ogier’s Guernsey corporate, finance and investment funds teams are ranked tier one by IFLR.

Praxis

PraxisIFM

Praxis

We provide administration to a number of strategies including property, private equity, debt and infrastructure. These include closed and open-ended, listed and unlisted, limited partnerships, protected cell companies, unit trusts and incorporated cell companies, and cover multiple jurisdictions.

We are one of the largest independent fund administrators of LSE listed funds, currently servicing over 20.

Media Partners

BVCA

BVCA

BVCA

The home of private equity and venture capital

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. With more than 750 member firms - including over 325 fund managers and 125 institutional investors - it is our role to inform and engage, to demonstrate the positive role of our industry in the UK economy and provide market intelligence, technical updates, specialist training and more.

Funds Europe

Funds Europe

Funds Europe

Funds Europe is the business strategy magazine for Europe's asset management professionals. It covers all areas of the asset management business – institutional and retail markets, traditional and alternative investments, front and back - office – providing essential insight into the European opportunity.

HFM Week

HFM Week

HFM Week

The HFM database is at the core of everything we do —we’re laser focussed on ensuring it’s up-to-date with most relevant data.

Our dedicated research team exist to ensure all hedge fund professionals have fresh, accurate and actionable data at their fingers. Big or small, whatever your strategy, wherever you are in the world; we’ve got the data you need.

PERE (Transparent)

PERE

PERE (Transparent)

First published in 2005 and with a readership now exceeding 35,000 professionals, PERE is the leading publication for the world's private real estate markets. From the very beginning, we set out with a clear focus on tracking the relationship between investment managers and investors, and how their interaction drives equity into private real estate. We have always followed the evolution of this dynamic segment of the real estate investment business closely, and have championed its emergence as a sizeable asset class in it's own right.

Drawing closely on regular dialogue with an ever expanding group of key decision makers in the industry, we cover core, core-plus, value-add and opportunistic real estate strategies for all types of property assets, all over the world. Our award-winning journalists work closely with our in-house researchers and analysts in London, New York and Hong Kong to deliver a unique blend of hard news, proprietary data, incisive commentary, detailed sector and regional reports and exclusive interviews in a wide variety of formats. When new funds close or key institutional investors change their capital allocations to private real estate, we're right there to tell the inside story.

Private Funds CFO

Private Funds CFO

Private Funds CFO

Private Funds CFO is an information service for CFOs and professionals charged with overseeing the financial, operational and legal functions within private equity firms. Positioned at the heart of the global alternative asset industry, Private Funds CFO is trusted to provide authoritative coverage the world over.

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