Channel Islands Funds Forum
A Sharper Focus
THE DEFINITIVE ANNUAL FUNDS EVENT IN THE ISLANDS
Channel Islands Funds Forum
A Sharper Focus
THE DEFINITIVE ANNUAL FUNDS EVENT IN THE ISLANDS
About the conference
The Channel Islands Funds Forum is the largest annual funds event in Guernsey and Jersey – and this year it will be bigger than ever.
Building on the success of 2016’s conference, we have expanded this year’s event so that delegates will be able to attend:
• A pre-event seminar presented by Preqin
• The main conference sessions
• Post-event networking drinks
As always, the event will bring together leading funds practitioners from both islands and beyond, to hear expert opinion on the funds industry both locally and globally.
The event is organised by BL Events in partnership with PwC. It is sponsored by Appleby, JTC Fund Services and Optimus Group, and supported by Altair, Puritas and Rossborough Professional Risks.
Delegates can also choose to attend the Preqin seminar on its own, should they not be able to attend the main conference.
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Preqin seminar: 09:30-10:30. Main conference: 11:00-17:30.
CPD - Up to 6.5 hours
Full delegate rate – £395. Preqin seminar only – £40.
The Radisson Blu, St Helier, Jersey
Preqin Pre-Event Seminar
09:30-10:30 – JERSEY AND GUERNSEY BY THE NUMBERS
We are delighted to host this pre-event seminar in association with Preqin, the alternative assets industry’s leading source of data and intelligence.
Using their own data, which encompasses over 25,000 alternative asset managers and institutional investors, Preqin will look at the big picture in the alternative assets industry today, and examine the whats and whys that are driving innovation and change in 2017. How has the alternative assets industry grown and evolved since the financial crisis? Which products are getting the attention of institutional investors in 2017 and where is that money going to? How are fund managers and investors positioning themselves for the, as yet unclear, impacts of Brexit? Where do the Channel Islands sit in the alternative assets landscape and how have they fared as the alternative asset sector has grown? Preqin’s presentation will cover the entire alternative asset universe encompassing both closed- and open-ended funds.
• AMY BENSTED, Head of Hedge Funds, Preqin
• TOM CARR, Head of Real Assets Products, Preqin
Registration and refreshments for this seminar will start at 9am.
Anyone booking a delegate place for the main conference will be able to attend this seminar.
Places can also be booked separately at a cost of £40 per delegate.
Main Conference Schedule
Here are the sessions for the main conference. Speakers will be added as soon as they are confirmed.
|10:30||REGISTRATION & NETWORKING REFRESHMENTS|
|11:00||WELCOME||NICK KIRBY, Editor-in-Chief, BL magazine|
|11:10||PANEL – FUNDS: THE STORY SO FAR
A round up of what has happened in Guernsey and Jersey’s funds industries in the last 12 months. How have the funds regimes moved on, what new business has come into the islands, and what is happening with listings? How do the figures stand up and how are the islands keeping up with their competitors and benchmarks?
|EMMA BAILEY, Director, Investment Supervision and Policy Division, GFSC
MICHAEL JOHNSON, Head of Fund Services, Intertrust
MIKE JONES, Director of Policy, Jersey Financial Services Commission
FIONA LE POIDEVIN, CEO, The International Stock Exchange Group
BEN ROBINS, Partner, Mourant Ozannes, Jersey
|12:00||THE GLOBAL POLITICAL LANDSCAPE AND ITS IMPACT ON FUNDS
The volatile geo-political landscape is creating uncertainty around the world. With Brexit looming large and a febrile atmosphere across Europe, what is the picture close to home. And what of the chaos caused by the Trump administration and issues further afield in the Middle East and Russia? How could all this political turmoil affect funds in the Channel Islands? And will the UK assume low-tax status and become their main competitor?
|MARK BOLEAT, Deputy Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation|
|12:30||PANEL – THE VIEW FROM THE OUTSIDE
A panel of experts from outside the Channel Islands give their take on the funds industries in Guernsey and Jersey. What do they perceive are the islands’ strengths and weaknesses, and how does the competition compare?
|LISA CAWLEY, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, London
GURPREET MANKU, Assistant Director General, BVCA
CATHY PITT, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
|14:15||PANEL – THE CHANNEL ISLANDS RESPOND
Following on from the 12:30 session, Channel Islands practitioners respond to the points raised by the previous panel. Expect fireworks!
|MIKE BYRNE, Chairman, Jersey Funds Association
GAVIN FARRELL, Partner, Ferbrache & Farrell
PAUL SMITH, Chair, Guernsey Investment Funds Association
ANDREW WEAVER, Partner, Appleby, Jersey
Tax transparency, the BEPS agenda, and ever more investor and regulatory reporting all heighten the potential range of tax risks for funds, investors and asset managers. This session will provide an update on how these developments will impact the funds industry in the Channel Islands.
|ROBERT MELLOR, Tax Partner, PwC, London|
|16:00||WHERE IS THE MONEY FLOWING?
An examination of where the funds industry will be gaining business from in the coming year. Where will the fund raising be happening and where will the projects be taking place. And will certain types of project, such as infrastructure and healthcare, be more prevalent. Are we likely to see a geographic shift?
|SCOTT SPENCER, Senior Investment Manager, Ravenscroft Investment Management, Jersey
PAUL WILKES, Group Partner, Collas Crill, Guernsey
|16:40||PANEL – WHAT NEXT FOR FUNDS?
What are the biggest challenges and opportunities in the coming year? What must the islands do in order to move forward? Will it require further product innovation/changes to regimes? Or is broader innovation required?
|AMY BRYANT, Chief Operating Officer, Jersey Finance
CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN, Counsel, Carey Olsen
NIAMH LALOR, Partner, Ogier
ADAM MOORSHEAD, Managing Director – Guernsey, JTC Group
DOMINIC WHEATLEY, Chief Executive, Guernsey Finance
|17:25||CLOSING REMARKS||NICK KIRBY, Editor-in-Chief, BL magazine|
Drinks and refreshments
Meet the speakers
We will be welcoming speakers from the Channel Islands, the UK and Europe. Profiles will be added as speakers are confirmed.
Director, Investment Supervision and Policy Division, GFSC
Head of Hedge Funds, Preqin
Deputy Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation
Chief Operating Officer, Jersey Finance
Chairman, Jersey Funds Association
Head of Real Assets Products, Preqin
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, London
Partner, Ferbrache & Farrell
Counsel, Carey Olsen
Head of Fund Services, Intertrust
Director of Policy, Jersey Financial Services Commission
Assistant Director General, BVCA
Tax Partner, PwC, London
Managing Director – Guernsey, JTC Group
Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
FIONA LE POIDEVIN
CEO, The International Stock Exchange Group
Partner, Mourant Ozannes, Jersey
Chair, Guernsey Investment Funds Association
Senior Investment Manager, Ravenscroft Investment Management, Jersey
Partner, Appleby, Jersey
Chief Executive, Guernsey Finance
Group Partner, Collas Crill, Guernsey
In partnership with
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make. With offices in 157 countries and more than 223,000 people, 400 of whom are based in the Channel Islands, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world.
We help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for, by delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
Appleby is one of the world’s leading offshore law firms, with offices in the key offshore jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and Seychelles, as well as a presence in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
With over 470 people, including lawyers and professional specialists, across the Group, Appleby delivers sophisticated, specialised services, primarily in the areas of Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Client and Trusts, Regulatory and Property. The Group advises public and private companies, financial institutions, and high-net-worth individuals.
JTC Fund Services has a proven track record in administering both closed- and open-ended funds established in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg, Malta, South Africa and the UK. We are able to offer Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) compliant ManCo services, both onshore and offshore, to Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs).
We have expertise in the administration of traditional and alternative assets, with a focus on private equity, real estate, debt and hedge. We specialise in niche asset classes such as fine art, cryptocurrencies as well as technology, cleantech, infrastructure, transport and natural resources.
The team offers solutions to administer related entities – such as purpose vehicles, trusts, management companies and carry vehicles – and support our clients with international regulatory and reporting standards.
Optimus Group is the Channel Islands’ leading holistic provider of corporate advisory services, working with financial and professional services firms, large and small, across the globe.
With over 70 years’ combined expertise and experience, Optimus offers clients a one-stop-shop solution on all aspects of corporate governance, strategic management, risk management, compliance and anti-money laundering.
Altair is the leading independent director services business in the Channel Islands, with a large and impressive array of institutional and entrepreneurial clients, including private equity, real estate and hedge funds, listed companies and investment banks.
We believe in the importance of professionalism, innovation and pragmatism, and promote the highest standards of corporate governance, accountability and pro-active board participation.
Our team and wider network have extensive experience in their respective fields and include accountants, lawyers and asset class specialists. Founded in 2012, Altair Partners Limited is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.
Established in 2006 Puritas is an award-winning provider of intuitive software and business solutions for the financial services industry. Providing global fund administrators with a single integrated platform solution.
PureFunds – Share Register, Dealing and Reporting platform
PureClient – Client Data Management, KYC and Risk Assessment platform
PureManager – Fund Accounting, Cash Management and Reconciliation platform
Rossborough Professional Risks provides specialist broking services for financial institutions seeking bespoke and market leading insurance protection, using Rossborough’s considerable London market experience and the expertise of its parent, Arthur J Gallagher.
Rossborough Professional Risks offers a suite of financial lines products with exclusive wordings designed to protect individual directors and their companies, including Directors & Officers Insurance, Professional Indemnity, Crime, Cyber Insurance and Warranty & Indemnity.
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