Jersey Finance Annual Funds Conference 2017

Tuesday 21 Mar 2017, 12:30 - 19:00

Location: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, UK

Pricing: £315 for Jersey Finance Members, complimentary for London delegates

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Tuesday 21 Mar 2017, 12:30 - 19:00

Location: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, UK

Pricing: £315 for Jersey Finance Members, complimentary for London delegates

The 2017 Jersey Finance Annual London Funds Conference will examine the significant geopolitical shifts witnessed throughout 2016 and the political, market and regulatory implications for the global funds industry.

Speakers at the conference, entitled New Perspectives, will discuss the disruption seen over the past year and whether it might present opportunities for innovation in the investment funds space, and how Jersey is adapting to the new-look environment and enhancing its funds platform.

As the fallout from those shifts continues, the half-day event will bring together world-class funds experts and will attract a broad range of practitioners including lawyers, fund managers and other finance professionals.

Other issues being discussed will include the impact of the OECD’s BEPS project on the alternative fund domicile landscape, and how international finance centres (IFCs) can play a symbiotic role in supporting alternative fund managers and investors in the UK, Europe and further afield with cross-border structuring.

Keynote speakers will include broadcaster Nick Robinson, who will offer his insights into UK and global political trends, and behavioural economist Tim Harford, who is an award-winning Financial Times columnist.

The conference, which starts at 12.30pm on Tuesday 21 March, will provide plenty of opportunities to network and is being held at the award-winning 8 Northumberland Avenue.

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Speakers

Geoff Cook

CEO, Jersey Finance

Geoff Cook

Geoff joined Jersey Finance as Chief Executive in January 2007.  In promoting the finance industry of Jersey, Geoff visits many of the world's leading finance centres on a regular basis, highlighting the strengths of Jersey as a financial jurisdiction and updating Government officials, regulators, finance professionals and international investors on legal and regulatory developments and service innovations offered by Jersey.

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In addition to speaking at Jersey Finance hosted events, Geoff is a regular speaker and contributor to conferences and seminars around the world and he writes frequently on the issues affecting Jersey and other finance centres in leading magazines. As a result of his blog and the articles he has authored, Geoff has featured in media such as the Financial Times, The Economist, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Bloomberg TV.

Previous to his role at Jersey Finance, he was Head of Wealth Management for HSBC Bank Plc, based in London, and responsible for the delivery of Financial Planning Services to the 10 million HSBC customers in the UK.  His earlier career was spent at a senior management level with HSBC Bank plc in the UK and as Head of Personal Financial Services and Deputy to the Chief Executive at HSBC Bank International Limited in Jersey.


Nick Robinson

Today Presenter and Former Political Editor

Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson presents the Today programme, Radio 4’s agenda-setting daily news programme. He has also made documentaries on subjects from Sir Alex Ferguson to Europe. He previously took the mantle of Political Editor from Andrew Marr, after three years in the same role at ITV News. Serving for a decade in the role he went on to become one of the broadcaster’s most popular correspondents.

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After studying PPE at Oxford, Nick was inspired to go into broadcasting by the legendary Today presenter and family friend, Brian Redhead. He gained production experience on Brass Tacks, Newsround and Crimewatch, and got his first presenting credits on Radio 5Live. A former Deputy Editor of On The Record and Panorama, Nick is one of several to have switched from working behind the camera to appearing on-screen. 

Nick reported on Prime Minister’s Questions and fronted Westminster Live before becoming the nation’s favourite political correspondent. He cemented his reputation in the 2010 and 2015 General Elections, guiding his audience through every twist and turn of the historic events with a sharp insight and a welcome wit. He brings the same insight to his books, Live from Downing Street - The Inside Story of Politics and the Media, and Election Notebook: The Inside Story Of The Battle Over Britain's Future And My Personal Battle To Report It which not only looks at the tumultuous 2015 campaign, but also Nick’s struggle with cancer and the treatment that resulted in the loss of his voice. In ten years as Editor he covered the Blair, Brown and Cameron administrations, and famously clashed with George W Bush.

As well as almost 20 years of standing outside Number 10, Nick has appeared on Have I Got News For You, competed in University Challenge - The Professionals, and indulged his passion for Manchester United in an exclusive one-off interview, Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success. He also took a pre-Brexit referendum look a the EU in Europe - Them & Us.


Tim Harford

Behavioural Economist, Journalist & Broadcaster

Tim Harford

Tim Harford is a world-renowned behavioural economist, an award-winning Financial Times columnist, and broadcaster. Described as ‘Britain’s Malcolm Gladwell,’ and by the New Statesman as ‘perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world’ he brings storytelling, humour and intelligence to an oft-maligned discipline.

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With a knack for finding fascinating explanations for everyday numbers, Tim’s first two books, The Logic of Life and The Undercover Economist, have been translated into 30 languages and sold well over a million copies. His Radio 4 show More or Less looks at the truth behind dubious statistics and manipulated figures.

Whilst he’s a ‘serious’ economist with a career spanning Oxford, Shell and the World Bank, Tim’s FT columns dwell on the economics of daily life and offer tongue-in-cheek solutions to readers’ problems. His first book built on these themes and The Undercover Economist was likened to Freakonomics in its examination and explanation of the workings of everything from coffee shops to organised crime to development aid.

Tim’s other titles include: The Logic of Life which applies economic theory to the world to explain how rational (or otherwise) our decisions are; Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure shows how challenges or all types and sizes can't be solved with simple ready-made solutions - we must learn to improvise and account for the necessity of failure; and Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World which considers why tidiness, organisation and predictability aren’t always the best environments to foster creativity, innovation and achievement.

A regular TED speaker, Tim also looks at why it’s so hard yet so important to learn from mistakes, how to deal with uncertainty, how forecasting works and what to do when it doesn’t, and what innovation really means and why the wrong sort of innovation can be a distraction. Taking in everything from the military to game shows, aviation to ballet, global catastrophes to finding the right socks he questions received wisdom, common sense and statistical certainty. Tim’s accessible, easy style provides entertaining, thought-provoking insights relevant to every person and organisation.


Jonathan Bullock

COO & MD at SoftBank Group International

Jonathan Bullock

Jonathan Bullock is the Chief Operating Officer and an Operating Partner at SoftBank Group. He has 20 years of strategy and operations experience in the US and UK, India and Japan, with expertise in the technology, media and telecom sectors.

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Previously, Mr Bullock had a long tenure at Google, as a Global Strategy Director and Chief of Staff of Global Business Organization. In these roles, he helped drive strategic planning and transformational initiatives for the firm, which boasted 25,000 employees and US$65 billion in revenue. Prior to Google, Mr. Bullock held strategy management roles working with NewsCorp, Thomson Reuters, Gemini Consulting and a number of other Fortune 500 firms.

Mr Bullock holds MA and MEng degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University. He currently is a board director for several companies, including Yahoo! Japan and Brightstar.


Event Media Partners

Hedge Fund Journal

Hedge Fund Journal

The Hedge Fund Journal has been unique in the hedge fund media marketplace since its launch in 2004, publishing in-depth profiles of hedge fund managers across the full spectrum of hedge fund strategies, from systematic and quantitative to discretionary, event driven and activist.

Covering both traditional and offshore hedge fund strategies and the fast-growing space of ‘liquid alternatives’ such as UCITS and 40 Act funds, the Hedge Fund Journal helps end-investors, consultants and fund of hedge funds identify and analyse opportunities for their next allocation.

Click here to visit the Hedge Fund Journal website

Real Deals

Real Deals

Real Deals is the independent voice of European private equity, providing essential market intelligence, unique deal information and deep insight to Europe’s leading private equity firms, their lawyers, advisors, service providers and LPs.

Click here to visit the Real Deals website.


Funds Europe

Funds Europe

Funds Europe is the premier business strategy magazine for Europe’s senior asset management professionals. Published ten times per year, it provides a complete view on the European funds business from investment strategy through to regulation and administration.

Each issue offers news, exclusive interviews, roundtable discussions, research and detailed analysis and is available in print and online, providing a complete view of the cross-border funds industry. Funds Europe also publishes Funds Global for Asia, MENA and LatAm.

Click here to visit the Funds Europe website


Preqin

Preqin

Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 300 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries.

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

Click the link to visit the Prequin website.


Event Sponsors

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen is a leading offshore law firm. We provide advice on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey to an international network of clients and referrers. As well as having an established presence in these jurisdictions, we also have offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

We have one of the largest and most successful funds teams offshore with over 50 lawyers. We are the leading legal adviser to funds across the Channel Islands with almost 1,200 funds under advice and advised on over 50% of all new funds business across Jersey and Guernsey from July 2015 to July 2016 (Monterey 2016). We also represent eight of the 10 largest private equity firms globally and advised more LSE-listed clients than any other offshore law firm (PEI 2016 / Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide).

Carey Olsen

@CareyOlsen

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Crestbridge

Crestbridge

Exhibitor

We are a leading, multi-jurisdictional, independent financial services provider and the administration of offshore and onshore funds represents one of our most important service areas. Our clients are private equity and venture capital funds, international blue-chip corporate companies – including FTSE 100 companies, banks and pension funds – and we currently have over US$60 billion of assets under administration across multi-jurisdictional structures. 

What sets us apart is our experienced team, our flexibility and our solutions driven approach. We specialise in providing tailored services and regularly partner with other financial institutions in order to help clients achieve their commercial goals. Our mission is to get it right first time.

Crestbridge Website

@CrestbridgeGrp

Crestbridge LinkedIn


JPMorgan Chase Bank

JPMorgan Chase Bank

Exhibitor

J.P. Morgan’s clients in the Channel Islands have access to the Investor Services franchise offering clients a full complement of custody and fund services solutions to help grow their business.

From global custody and fund administration, to trustee and depositary, transfer agency, cash management, corporate and management services, we provide complete servicing across the fund life cycle. Our Jersey and Guernsey offices support a diverse range of funds and work with clients to develop comprehensive solutions to the challenges arising from their most complex and innovative structures. 

Offering you the capabilities you need to succeed today and prepare for tomorrow. 

To learn more, please contact Jenny Swan.

J.P. Morgan


BNP Paribas Securities Services

BNP Paribas Securities Services

Sponsor of the Coffee House

BNP Paribas Securities Services provides specialist securities services and investment operations support to a wide range of, financial intermediaries, institutional investors and issuers. We have a local presence in 34 countries across five continents, providing global coverage of more than 100 markets. We partner with clients to help overcome complexity, while offering a wide range of complementary services which include fund administration, trustee and depositary services, treasury and clearing and settlement services globally. We are the largest custodian in the Channel Islands and bring you local expertise coupled with the global reach and the financial strength of one of the strongest banking group’s in the world.  

BNP Paribas

@BNPP2S

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Moore Stephens Fund Services

Moore Stephens Fund Services

Sponsor of the Networking Lunch

Moore Stephens Fund Services is a Jersey based, dedicated provider of specialist, bespoke fund administration and accounting services across a range of asset classes and jurisdictions. We deliver high quality reporting that can be created to suit your needs and requirements, adopting international, UK or US accounting standards as necessary. The team is comprised of a high standard of fully qualified professionals with extensive administration, accounting, legal and regulatory compliance qualifications and experience. As part of the wider Moore Stephens accountancy network we can also provide you with access to taxation, audit, corporate finance and restructuring and insolvency specialists worldwide.

Moore Stephens Fund Services Website

@MooreStephensCI

Moore Stephens LinkedIn

 


The Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE)

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE)

Sponsor of the Afternoon Tea Break

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange provides a responsive and innovative listing facility for international companies to raise capital from investors based around the globe.

The CISE offers a regulated marketplace, with globally recognisable clients and a growing product range, from within the European time zone but outside the EU.

The Exchange provides a convenient and cost-effective service for listing a wide range of securities, including more than 500 investment vehicles such as open and closed ended funds as well as REITs.

In total, there are more than 2,000 listed securities with a market capitalisation of more than £300 billion. 

The CISE Website

@the_cise

The CISE LinkedIn


Walkers

Walkers

Sponsor of the Networking Drinks Reception

Walkers’ Jersey office provides solid, real world, commercial advice on all aspects of Jersey law, with particular emphasis on matters of Investments funds, corporate, banking, asset finance, commercial litigation, dispute resolution and trusts.

Walkers Jersey is part of the Walkers Global Network, which advises on the laws of Jersey, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Ireland. From our global network of offices, Walkers has the expertise and people to deliver every time.

Walkers Global

@WalkersGlobal

Walkers LinkedIn


Mourant Ozannes

Mourant Ozannes

Sponsor of Pads & Pens

Mourant Ozannes has an international reputation in offshore investment funds. We advise on the formation, structuring and regulation of investment funds in Jersey, Guernsey, the BVI and Cayman Islands and provide ongoing legal advice to offshore funds and fund managers. Our clients range from leading asset managers and fund promoters to start-up ventures. Mourant Ozannes dominates the funds sector in relation to offshore law. Our market-leading team is considered the firm to go to in Jersey; known for quality and quantity of complex work across a wide range of fund asset classes (primarily real estate, private equity and hedge funds) and global markets.

Mourant Ozannes Website

@MourantOzannes

Mourant Ozannes LinkedIn

 


Venue

8 Northumberland Avenue, London

8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY


 


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Contact our Events Team

Katie Patterson

Katie Patterson

Events Assistant at Jersey Finance

Tel: +44 (0)1534 836013
Email: katie.patterson@jerseyfinance.je

Georgina Matthews

Georgina Matthews

Events Manager at Jersey Finance

Tel: +44 (0)1534 836008
Email: georgina.matthews@jerseyfinance.je