Conference Calendar: January

Second Annual International Funds Conference

Looking forward: Risks, Opportunities and Solutions
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Sponsored by Cayman National, Stuarts Walker Hersant and PricewaterhouseCoopers, this is an informative look at the state of the funds industry now and in the future. Presentations and panel discussions by local and international funds experts include a review of potential conflicts in light of recent high profile litigation and due diligence concerns and a review of current business models. Moderated by Anthony Akiwumi (Cayman Islands) – Stuarts Walker Hersant, panel members include: Burke Files (Arizona) – Financial Examinations & Evaluations; Marc Mukasey (Connecticut) – Bracewell and Guiliani; David Bree (Cayman Islands) – dms management Ltd; Gary Linford (Cayman Islands) – DTMC and Chris Lumsden (Cayman Islands) – CNB.
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Cayman Business Outlook

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Cayman’s annual glimpse into the wider picture of world economics takes place in January presented by Fidelity, in conjunction with consistent annual sponsors Dart, Admiral, Consolidated Water, Campbells, Royal Star Assurance, Five Continents, PricewaterhouseCopers and the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
One of last year’s speakers, economist Nouriel Roubini predicted a global meltdown on the back of the credit crisis and of course his prognosis came eerily true. This year organisers have lined up a variety of speakers, including Barry Ritholtz, CEO and Director for Equity Research for Fusion IQ, an independent quantitative research firm and a contributor to and author of, in which he blogs, offering his macro perspectives on the capital markets, the economy, technology and digital media.


8-10 (Sunday – Tuesday)
MFA’s Network 2009

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

MFA’s Network 2009, the premier alternative investment conference of the season, will take place Sunday, 8 February – Tuesday, 10 February, and will offer the perfect venue for attendees to hear from prominent speakers on important issues effecting the alternative investment industry — as well as to participate in numerous networking events in the Florida sunshine. Network 2009 attracts a large attendance of over 600 delegates who are interested in educating themselves on the top industry issues, conducting business meetings and, most of all, networking with colleagues.
Network 2009 is MFA’s premier alternative investment industry networking conference and exposition for professionals in the hedge fund and alternative investment industries. Network 2009 will feature an extensive educational programme, special networking opportunities, and an informative exhibition of products and services of interest to industry professionals.
Network 2009 attendees include investment, hedge fund and fund of funds managers; prime, securities and futures brokers; pension fund managers; and service providers who support the industry.
Full conference registration includes entrance to the keynote speakers, general sessions, and entrance into the Exhibit Hall, breaks, breakfasts, luncheons, and evening receptions.
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Cayman Fund Focus – 2009

Cayman Fund Focus
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

A new landscape for fund structures and service providers – meltdown or opportunity? Now in its seventh year, Campbells attorneys-at-law presents its annual intense and comprehensive one-day overview of the latest events affecting funds, in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Constellation Investment Consulting Corp., Custom House Group, Deloitte Cayman Islands, DMTC Group, Lovells LLP, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

26 – 29
GAIM Ops Cayman

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

GAIM Ops Cayman – generating alpha through rigorous operational due diligence, comprehensive risk management and compliance
Attracting more than 500 senior delegates annually, GAIM Ops Cayman is the largest hedge fund operational due diligence, compliance, and risk management event.
GAIM Ops brings together investors, allocators and C-level professionals, heads of due diligence, operations, compliance and risk management as well as thought leaders in the field of alternative investment to highlight best practices, honour best practitioners, and discuss new trends and developments in the field.
In light of recent, unprecedented events in the financial markets, the faculty of GAIM Ops will examine the events leading up to the crisis, risks still prevailing in the market, and possible positive outcomes for practioners of operational due diligence.
GAIM Ops is the only forum to discuss issues facing the industry: how to preserve capital, address risk management systematically, and ensure best practices in fund valuation.
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