DMS invites students to apply for the annual GAIM Ops

DMS Offshore Investment Services will provide the opportunity for one Caymanian student to gain exposure to the financial services industry by attending the upcoming hedge fund conference.

Fund governance firm DMS partnered with South Street Capital Management LP and GAIM to present the GAIM Ops Scholar Award at the seventh annual GAIM Ops Cayman conference, hosted at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman from 22-25 April.

All Caymanian students between the ages of 15 and 18 who are considering a career in financial services are encouraged to reach out and submit in 100 words why they should be chosen to attend this event.

GAIM Ops Cayman is recognised as the premier hedge fund industry event that strengthens operational due diligence in response to game-changing hedge fund industry trends. The conference serves as a platform to educate and inform industry professionals on critical issues and provide an opportunity to discuss possible changes to due diligence and compliance processes moving forward.

Leading institutional investors from around the world convene in the Cayman Islands each year to see, first-hand, the institutional quality excellence in fund governance that has contributed to Cayman being the No. 1 jurisdiction for hedge funds.

The short-list of applicants will be invited to DMS House in George Town prior to the conference to attend a complimentary Hedge Fund 101 workshop, which will also provide an educational opportunity for students who would otherwise not have the exposure to Cayman’s financial services industry.

Don Seymour, founder of DMS and a managing director, said, “The hedge fund industry is the most important industry in the Cayman Islands, however, the GAIM Ops conference had not been accessible to many young Caymanians due to the steep ticket price of $4,100. For the second year, DMS is looking for applications from local students between the ages of 15 and 18 for the GAIM Ops Scholar Award to share this incredible learning experience of GAIM Ops with deserving young Caymanians. We are grateful to GAIM and South Street Capital Management LP for their assistance in implementing the award and for caring about the Cayman Islands community,” Mr Seymour said.

He added, “It was my pleasure to provide guidance to Ralston Thorpe, the award recipient from 2011, throughout the conference, helping him to network and understand the issues being discussed. The feedback on him was excellent, and DMS looks forward to offering the same opportunity to another bright and ambitious young Caymanian this year.”

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