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Held in London, our funds Masterclass flagship events bring together experts in the alternative funds industry to discuss the hot topics of the day.

This event is ideal for anyone associated with the alternative funds industry – including placement agents, investors, administrators, managers, fund lawyers and fund tax advisers – to get up to date with the latest trends.

On this occasion, our expert panel from London and Jersey will be discussing cross-border fund raising and distribution, including the current trends and challenges surrounding the AIFMD review and the pre-marketing rules, with a focus on why Jersey is an ideal gateway for global managers to access investors in the EU and the rest of the world.

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Peggy Gielen › Legal and Technical Manager, Jersey Finance
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Peggy Gielen joined Jersey Finance in September 2005 as Legal and Technical Manager.

Peggy is originally from Belgium, where she obtained a Masters in Economics at Antwerp University before working as a manager in the Foreign Trade and Credit functions of KBC Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to joining Jersey Finance, Peggy was working at the Belgian Embassy in London, where she was responsible for developing and supporting inward and outward investment opportunities for Flanders.

Peggy’s role at Jersey Finance is to assist with the development of our technical services for funds, both in terms of supporting the existing consultation process and performing strategic research and development.

Nicola Le Brocq › Director – Funds and Corporate, UK, Jersey Finance
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Born in Jersey, Nicola has a strong regulatory background having spent over six years at the Jersey Financial Services Commission – working in Securities supervision, authorisation and enforcement – before moving into industry in investment gatekeeper and regulatory consultancy roles.  During the last seven years, Nicola’s London based roles for two global financial technology companies saw her concentrate on regulatory technology solutions as a product and market specialist working extensively with Alternative Investment Managers in the UK and US.

Richard Le Liard

Richard Le Liard Partner, Bedell Cristin

Richard is a partner in the Jersey funds and investment structures team at Bedell Cristin. Based in Jersey he advises a broad range of managers on the establishment and ongoing operation of hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds. He has a particular focus on private funds and is very experienced in the creation of novel investment structures, hybrid vehicles and joint ventures. Richard also advises fund services businesses and has a strong regulatory practice. He is sought after to advise on all areas of financial services regulation, data protection, international tax compliance (including economic substance) and the local AML/CFT regime. Richard has a background in corporate and commercial law and is often called upon to advise in relation to transactional work, particularly where it involves funds or other regulatory aspects. He is very experienced in dealing with the local regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Stuart Pinnington

Stuart Pinnington Group Funds & Institutional Director, IQ-EQ

Stuart is an experienced director having held various global board positions for over 12 years and worked in financial services for 20+ years. He previously worked as a funds lawyer in the City and the Caribbean; he also qualified as a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors.  He has previously worked for global fund administration businesses initially as jurisdictional MD then, as part of the group management board, leading the group’s international funds division. Stuart has a particular focus on real estate and fund structuring and has developed a specialist interest in digital assets. He is currently responsible for alternative assets at IQ-EQ Jersey and supporting the growth of the jurisdiction.

Steven Ward

Steven Ward Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Steven joined the London office of Squire Patton Boggs in 2021 and heads the firm’s European fund formation team. Steven has broad experience in the private funds arena, acting for both managers and investors across a wide range of asset classes. Steven advises on all aspects of the formation, regulation and operation of private funds both in the UK and in other major fund domicile jurisdictions. Steven also has substantial experience advising in relation to funds related regulatory issues, notably the AIFMD, and has contributed towards a number of industry groups’ response to the consultation on AIFMD II.

Ged Kelly

Ged Kelly Director and Head of Fund Operations, Nordic Capital

Ged joined Nordic Capital Limited in January 2012. Ged is a qualified ACA and is based in Jersey where he is responsible for Fund Operations. This includes managing all the administration and coordinating the risk and compliance matters for the Nordic Capital Funds. Ged previously held senior roles within private equity finance functions including at HgCapital and Livingbridge. Ged holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting & Financial Management from the University of Sheffield.

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  • Nicola Le Brocq, Business Development Director – Funds, UK, Jersey Finance  
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Panel Discussion – Trends and Challenges in Cross-Border Fund Raising and Distribution



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