Cayman Fund Focus takes on tough times

This year’s Cayman Fund Focus Conference will feature Leader of Government Business McKeeva Bush as keynote speaker.

Hosted by Campbells on 9 October at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, the conference will look into whether there is now a new landscape for fund structures and service providers. be held on.

‘Now, more than ever, Government and private sector have to work closely together, and we very much appreciate that he is able to take the time out of his extremely busy schedule to address the funds industry at this event,’ said Alistair Walters, a Partner at the local Campbells.

Managing Director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Cindy Scotland will provide the opening address, and the panel of speakers will include representatives of Schulte Roth & Zabel, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Lovells LLP, Deloitte Cayman Islands, Constellation Investment Consulting Corp., DMTC Group Limited, and Cooper Gay & Co Ltd.

Mr. Walters noted the conference topics are definitely timely given the global economic downturn and recent pressure Cayman’s financial sector has been under from the UK and international bodies like the OECD.

‘The topics we will be addressing will be particularly relevant, considering we are in a time of general nervousness about Cayman’s financial future and its position and role in the global financial industry,’ he said.

The day will feature a presentation on the global challenges and opportunities facing Cayman, including a discussion of global issues affecting the Cayman Islands and Opportunities for Cayman to differentiate from other offshore jurisdictions.

In addition, the conference will look into international and local regulation of investment funds, investment advisers and counterparties, touching on initiatives in the US and main financial centres, the role of CIMA, the SEC, and others, as well as what the impact may be on investors, service providers and the Cayman Islands as the leading domicile for offshore investment funds.

The conference will also address specifics like product development related how a hedge fund or investment structure look like in coming months, along with how the demands of regulation and transparency, privacy, proprietary trading information and risk management be managed?

Talks on insurance for the fund industry, liabilities and responsibilities of service providers, and restructuring and liquidation are also scheduled.

‘Registrations are strong again this year, likely attributable to the impressive list of speakers we have assembled and the challenging environment for the funds industry,’ said Mr. Walters.

The full-day conference will include breakfast, lunch and a cocktail reception in the evening.

While an attempt to hold some places open for walk-in attendees on the day of the conference will be made, anyone wishing to attend is urged to pre-register directly with Campbells or through the conference website at www.campbellsconference.ky.

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