Our events schedule in the US has been busy in recent weeks. Jersey’s presence in the US funds sector is certainly expanding along the West Coast. We sponsored the 6th Annual Private Equity Forum in San Francisco, an investor-centric event focussed on private markets, for investors, fund managers and advisors to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities in the US and beyond.
Philip Pirecki, Americas Lead for Jersey Finance, also hosted networking dinners in San Francisco and Los Angeles, welcoming a fantastic group of lawyers, investment managers, investors, and service providers, leading to lively exchanges and meaningful opportunities.
More recently, our attention returned to the East Coast. We were proud to partner with IFI Global once again on a funds event, which took place last week in New York. The focus of the discussion was the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) private fund advisor rules. The event considered the potential impact of the rules both in the US and overseas, and explored who is and who is not in scope. It looked at what the rules mean for fund directors and at the reasons why SEC introduced them. Watch a recording of the discussion.
Additionally, Philip hosted a Jersey Finance networking dinner in New York after the IFI event, followed by a final engagement in Miami with funds intermediaries and representatives from family offices. Philip will return to California in December to attend the CLO Summit.
Meanwhile, also in the US, Jersey Finance CEO Joe Moynihan attended the annual meeting of the World Alliance of International Finance Centres (WAIFC) last month, at which he was appointed as a board director. The WAIFC is a non-profit association formed in 2018 to represent leading international financial centres and facilitate cooperation and the exchange of best practices. WAIFC members include representatives from Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kigali, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Paris, Stuttgart, Tokyo, and Toronto.