International Trusts and Private Client Conference 2013
Oct. 4, The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman
The International Trusts and Private Client team at law firm Mourant Ozannes is showcasing the Cayman Islands as a center of excellence in trusts and wealth management at this conference.
The ITPC group will share its legal, commercial and practical expertise in a program that will include a mix of informal break-out discussions and full conference sessions. Topics include a panel discussion of where you would locate your trust and why, the balancing act to be struck for trustee directors of operating companies, the pros and cons of private trust companies and the importance of Beddoe applications.
There will also be a mock court application – a new entry on this year’s program – in which two young advocates will make their arguments before conference co-chair Shân Warnock-Smith QC of 5 Stone Buildings and ICT Chambers in the Cayman Islands, international trusts and private client specialists.
Mourant Ozannes’s speakers are Jonathan Speck, joint head of ITPC in Jersey; Shaun Folpp, a partner in the firm’s BVI office; Christopher Edwards, an ITPC partner based in Guernsey; and Lucy Diggle, a senior associate in ITPC based in the Cayman office.
Other speakers are Clare Maurice of Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP in London; Andrew De La Rosa of ICT Chambers Cayman and London; Steven L. Cantor, managing partner of Cantor and Webb in Miami; Anthony Poulton, head of Baker and McKenzie London’s Trust Disputes Group; Joshua Rubenstein, co-managing partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman’s New York office; Madeleina Loughrey-Grant, a partner in Farrer and Co, based in London; and Brian Balleine, managing director of Butterfield Trust (Cayman) Ltd.
Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance and Financial Crime Conference
Oct. 10-11, Marriott Beach Resort
Global Compliance Solutions brings together a range of anti-money laundering, compliance and financial service experts, providing delegates with the information they need to protect their organizations.
Through case studies, presentations and panel discussions, the conference aims to detail the constantly changing regulatory environment, demonstrate how companies are adapting to these changes and identify new measures that will help compliance professionals stay one step ahead of the criminals.
This year’s theme is Shifting Gears – Meeting New Challenges, and the agenda addresses the increased obligations and liabilities faced by financial services providers.
Key focus areas include due diligence and working under FATCA, money laundering trends in Latin America, organized crime in Jamaica, the wider Caribbean and Europe, as well as the psychopathy and sociopathy behind the behavior of a fraudster.
Cayman Investment Forum
Oct. 17, Marriott Beach Resort
The Certified Financial Analysts Society Cayman Islands holds its first Cayman Investment Forum, a half-day conference from noon to 6 p.m. aimed at all investment professionals. It will feature five speakers offering diverse perspectives on the economy at large, emerging opportunities and ethical issues.
Jonathon Lemco, principal and senior analyst with Vanguard Taxable Credit Research Group, will provide a general economic and global market overview with a focus on the credit/fixed income and sovereign risks in developed and emerging markets.
Pablo Breard, the head of International Research at Scotiabank, aims to outline the driving factors affecting the global markets and their impact on the local economy in the Cayman Islands.
James Rickards, partner with Tangent Capital Partners and the author of Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, will complement the global market overview from the perspective of alternative investments, in particular derivatives and hedge funds, and how they shape the economic landscape.
One of the objectives of the CFA Society Cayman Islands is to promote ethical and professional standards within the investment industry – a focus reflected in its investment forum program.
Noreen Harrington, alternative investment specialist at MD Sass, will speak about her experience as a whistleblower in the mutual fund scandals, and her scrutiny in the Bernie Madoff financial fraud matter, as well as the need for ethical leadership within the financial community.
Investors will also learn about the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance project, a long-term global effort to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society. The CFA’s Ashvin Vibhakar, senior adviser and executive sponsor of the Future of Finance project, will explain how the project aims to provide the tools to motivate and empower the world of finance to commit to fairness, improved understanding and personal integrity.