This live-streamed event followed the same format as our popular Masterclass series, but in a virtual format, bringing together experts in their field to discuss the latest trends impacting on fund distribution decisions.

This event covered cross-border fund raising and distribution, including the current trends and challenges surrounding Brexit, ESG considerations, AIFMD review, substance, delegation and crypto.

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Speakers

Elliot re-joined Jersey Finance in November 2018 from Crestbridge where he managed their Management Company Services Group.

Elliot is focussed on defining strategy and execution of marketing Jersey as both a domicile and destination for Hedge and Private Equity Management Companies and Funds.

Elliot moved to Jersey in 2006 to establish a Macro strategy Hedge Fund under the Ermitage umbrella for whom he also seeded other Macro / CTA strategy Hedge Funds.

Elliot founded the Jersey Hedge Fund Managers Group aimed at linking the growing community of local Managers and is a committee member of the Jersey Funds Association and the BVCA Channel Islands working group.

Niamh Lalor

Niamh Lalor Partner, Ogier

Niamh leads Ogier's Jersey Investment Funds practice and has nearly 20 years' experience as a specialist funds and regulatory lawyer, focused on private equity, venture capital and real estate. She works with businesses ranging from debt fund managers to sovereign wealth funds on all aspects of fund marketing and regulation. She regularly advises on economic substance and AIFMD considerations. An active member of the JFA committee, Niamh heads its legal and technical sub-committee and has been involved in a number of reforms to Jersey’s regulatory regime. Niamh is recognised as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500, Chambers and The IFLR 1000.

Robert Milner

Robert Milner Partner, Carey Olsem

Robert is one of Jersey’s leading funds lawyers. He acts for a wide range of boutique and institutional fund managers and has extensive experience in establishing private, expert, unregulated and listed Jersey funds. He has particular expertise in establishing fund manager vehicles and structures, including migrating fund managers to Jersey from other jurisdictions. Robert also advises on the establishment, financing and sale of Jersey vehicles holding UK and European-situate real estate (including JPUTs) and advises on the structuring and listing of REITs, having been a member of the TISE Rules Committee responsible for amending the listing rules to streamline the requirements for REITs. Recent transactions include the establishment of the c$100bn SoftBank Vision Fund, the migration to Jersey and listing on the London Stock Exchange of EJF Investments Ltd, and the listing on TISE of each of Liberty Living Group plc, Clipstone Logistics REIT plc and Bricklane Residential REIT plc.

Tom Powell

Tom Powell Principal, Alnitak Advisors

Tom works with fund managers, to generate sustainable investor returns and do better for the world, profitably. Tom’s principal role is local portfolio manager and global head of investor relations at Kimura Capital, the commodity trade finance manager based in Jersey, UK. Tom has raised over USD$100m into Jersey based alternatives this year. Tom also sits on local investment committees, sourcing and structuring investments. Central to these activities is building lasting, mutually profitable relationships, founded on strong communication and transparency. Tri-lingual (English, French, Italian), with eighteen years’ experience in trading and management roles in hedge funds and tier-one banks. Tom has previously embraced the role of promoting Jersey to the funds industry. Tom leads the Jersey Funds Association ESG Sub Committee working on several projects in the “impact Investing” space, whilst continuing to be a keen promoter of financial services in Jersey.

Lewis Fellas

Lewis Fellas Chief Executive Officer, EQUI Global

Lewis is a seasoned investment manager possessing a multi-asset class background spanning over 20 years with international expertise gained in Hong Kong, Japan and USA. Lewis co-founded and managed one of the world's first regulated Crypto Currency hedge funds, Bletchley Park Asset Management which, he successfully exited in 2020. Honing his entrepreneurial start-up experience in combination with lessons learnt from the nascent crypto market Lewis is currently building a new Tech Venture Capital Fund, EQUI Global. The firm seeks to bring private equity tech investments to a broader audience and benefits from a world class investment committee featuring Baroness Michelle Mone and Steve Wozniak “Woz”.

Giles Johnstone-Scott

Giles Johnstone-Scott Head of Operatons, Medicxi

Responsible for managing Medicxi's Jersey operations and fund administration. Prior to joining Medicxi, Giles was Head of Private Equity at Intertrust Fund Services (formerly Elian) and has over 15 years' experience in the Jersey financial services industry. BA in Geography from the University of Exeter and ICSA Diploma Qualification in International Finance and Administration.

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