Focus on conferences

Priestleys and London law firm Seven Bedford Row will present a seminar on a variety of topics, including the upcoming regulation of hedge funds, the Proceeds of Crime/Corruption Law, recent developments regarding the US Patriot Act and on civil forfeiture and the compliance implications.

The seminar takes place at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Hotel on 7 October from 1:30pm to 5pm.

Pre-registration is required at [email protected] The registration fee is $125 per delegate and reductions for multiple delegates from one organisation are available.

The effects of new US regulations and the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive on the US markets and the Cayman Islands will be debated in a luncheon hosted by the Cayman Islands Directors Association.

The event held at the Ritz-Carlton on Friday 24 September from 12pm to 2pm will feature presentations on the US perspective by Irwin Latner of Herrick, Feinstein LLP and on the Cayman Islands perspective by Jon Fowler of Maples and Calder in addition to introductory remarks by CIMA’s Yolanda McCoy.

The speakers will touch in particular on developments in the regulation of systemic risk, private investment managers, the swap markets and the reforms of the asset-backed securitisation market.

The Cayman Fund Focus 2010 conference will be held on 8 October at the Ritz Carlton.  Under this year’s theme “Same Game but New Rules?” the one-day conference will address regulatory changes affecting the funds industry in the US, Europe and the Cayman Islands. Sessions will further focus on issues affecting investors and service providers, featuring Sophie Raven of Superfund, Boris Onefater of Constellation Investment Consulting Corp and dms Organization’s David Bree.

The conference will conclude with a round-up of the latest restructuring, liquidation and litigation issues with panellists Brian Pfeiffer of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, Stu Sybersma of Deloitte and Campbells’ Guy Manning.

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The Sixth Annual Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance and Financial Crime Conference will be held on Thursday and Friday 14-15 October at the Marriott Beach Resort.

The theme of the 2010 conference “Raising the Bar” of knowledge and capabilities of Cayman’s compliance professionals was designed to help local financial industry executives stay ahead of the curve with regard to emerging trends to avoid the costs of noncompliance in terms of penalties or damaged reputation.

The event is also a showcase for the high level of compliance already established in Cayman and aims to correct the negative perception that still exists in some foreign media, says Karen O’Brien, managing partner of GCS.

“The conference is a concrete example which can show that Cayman is a model jurisdiction,” she states. “We are really working to promote it, to help make Cayman and the Caribbean synonymous with compliance.”

The two-day conference includes 12 hours of training sessions, a cocktail reception, and breakfast and lunch for both days.

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The Cayman Captive Forum 2010 will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman from 30 November to 2 December. The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman, which hosts the event, says that plans are underway to provide an informative series of panellists and speakers, which will maintain the event’s reputation with unrivalled quality of educational content for the captive owner and those who are seeking information on captive formations in the Cayman Islands.

The combination of the conference and social events will allow attendees to enjoy a taste of Grand Cayman, IMAC says.

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