Better Business Summit

A free invite-only gathering for hedge fund management leaders, that will explore the current trends and the future drivers pushing positive business growth.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

The Reform Club, Pall Mall, London

Delivered live and in-person (BST)

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WHY THIS EVENT?

As the hedge fund sector moves into a new phase of development hedgeweekLIVE is pleased to introduce an event created by-managers-for-managers. Informed by in-depth industry consultation, our gathering for senior leaders will help your business evolve via big picture presentations and a series of detail orientated roundtable sessions designed for small groups. After our industry's long absence of in-person gatherings, there will also be time for networking and informal conversations with close peers and colleagues.

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ABOUT YOUR HOST

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - BST (British Summer Time, GMT+1)

EVENT DAY | 16/17 June 2021

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Registration and Networking Breakfast

7:30 AM

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM GMT +1 (30 Min)

8:15 AM

8:15 AM GMT +1

Chair's Opening Remarks

8:15 AM

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Top of mind: The big-picture ‘macro’ view

  • Understanding and making the most from the post-Trump; post-Covid (we hope) and post-Brexit landscape
  • Hedge funds have proved their worth by driving real value during a challenging period, but how can we articulate and capitalize on this?
  • Work environment following the pandemic: ‘Republic of the remote’ v. return to the office...and everything in between
  • Where will outsourcing and digitization take our sector next?
  • Will a ‘build back better’ world lead to a fresh raft of cross-border regulation or can we anticipate a post-Brexit downswing in red tape?

Catch-up with peers from around the industry over a coffee

  • Mark Dowding, Chief Investment Officer and Member of the BlueBay Board, BlueBay
  • Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI
  • Karim Leguel, International head of Business Development and Client Strategy, J.P. Morgan

Speakers:

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

9:45 AM

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM GMT +1 (30 Min)

Networking Break

10:15 AM

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Roundtable A: Allocators – how are client needs changing and expectations rising

Catch-up with peers and friends from around the industry over a coffee

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Roundtable B: Outsourcing new mindsets, new solutions

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Roundtable C: Leadership suite – management styles and strategies to accelerate growth

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Roundtable D: Data dash leveraging existing data, building new data systems and gaining real insight

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Roundtable E: New compliance horizon - IFPR roadmap

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

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Speakers:

  • Kristina Kuhnke, Director, Head of IR, Business Development and Communications & ESG Committee, RoundShield (moderator)
  • Alison Trusty, Associate Partner - private debt and hedge fund specialist, Aon
  • Angus Milne, Director, Risk & Compliance, TCI Fund Management Limited

ESG landscape: making sure managers and investors are on the same page and using best practice in ESG as a selling point

  • Making progress: aligning manager and allocator interests on ESG – how to collaborate in the reporting process and what are the operational headaches?
  • The data and analytics required to drive value from ESG strategies – tracking ESG metrics in earnest
  • Next steps: Do you use these non-financial indicators in investment decisions?
  • Requirements for launching ESG funds
  • Will improving on ESG feed through to returns?
  • Creating bespoke ESG hedge funds for allocators
  • ESG: A solid opportunity for new launches or just the pivoting of existing strategies to meet allocator demands?

Roundtables Round 2

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

11:45 PM

11:45 PM - 12:45 PM GMT +1 (1 Hour)

Lunch Break

Catch-up with peers from around the industry over lunch

Roundtables Round 3

12:45 PM

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Roundtables Round 4

1:30 PM

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM GMT +1 (45 Min)

2:15 PM

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM GMT +1 (30 Min)

Networking Break

Catch-up with peers and friends from around the industry over a coffee

3:30 PM

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Drinks Reception

5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM GMT +1 (1:30 Hour)

  • How to stand out in a crowded market
  • Other than great performance; what does your brand stand for?
  • How to create a profile that allocators respond to
  • Do hedge funds needs to be better ‘corporate citizens’ – what are the tenor of the times and how can your brand present a positive face?

Brand-building: creating culture, identity and standing out from the crowd

4:15 PM

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Five years on: future-mapping and future-proofing our industry

  • What are the known unknowns shaping the future of the space?
  • Competing with tech for talent and territory – what can you offer that Facebook can’t?
  • How far will outsourcing go? Is doing more with less the future?
  • Emergence of new strategies and hybrid models
  • Consolidation in the space
  • What will be the asset classes of the future and how is this space evolving - how can managers develop the willingness and skillsets to develop new trading strategies in areas like carbon offsetting
  • Where next in the ESG debate? The evolution of this space will define managers' operational, compliance, investment and sales functions over the next 5+ years. How can we move from internal reviews and reporting requirements to an approach that affects real change?

Connect with peers from around the industry over a glass of wine

Speakers:

  • James Delaney, Director, Asset Management Regulation, AIMA (moderator)
  • Michael Hall, Founding Partner & CIO, Nickel Digital Asset Management
  • Alex Ryvkin, Chief Product Officer, Copper
  • Dr Vera Krahmal, Principal, Times Three

Speakers:

  • Phillip Chapple, COO, Monterone Partners
  • Malcolm Butler, COO, Selwood Asset Management
  • Ian Wylie, COO, Naya Capital Management UK
  • Martin Sandquist, Co-founder, CIO, &Portfolio Manager, Antiloop Hedge

2:45 PM

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Product focus: digital assets - readying the strategies and funds of the future

  • Digital assets: becoming an institutional market?
  • Current case for investing in digital assets
  • Current investment strategies - bolting on to existing strategies or launch something new?
  • Operations: Trading and custody solutions
  • Getting your risk management right
  • Security and regulatory issues
  • Explaining these strategies to institutional allocators

Speakers:

  • Patrick Mang, Chief Operating Officer, Trium Capital
  • Steffen Dietel, Portfolio Manager, Altana Distressed Opportunities Fund
  • Carol Ward, President, Man GLG

Partner, Chief Investment Officer and Member of the BlueBay Board

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MARK DOWDING

COO at Monterone Partners LLP

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PHILLIP CHAPPLE

ANGUS MILNE

Director, Risk & Compliance, TCI Fund Management Limited

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President at Man GLG

CAROL WARD

KARIM LEGUEL

International head of Business Development and Client Strategy at J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management

ALISON TRUSTY

Associate Partner - private debt and hedge fund specialist at Aon

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Executive Director at SBAI

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THOMAS DEINET

MARTIN SANDQUIST

Co-founder, CIO, & Portfolio Manager at Antiloop Hedge

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COO at Selwood Asset Management

MALCOLM BUTLER

Ben, Ecosystem Expert and Crowdfunding Pioneer

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BEN BRABYN

JASON MITCHELL

Co-Head of Responsible Investment at Man Group

PATRICK MANG

Chief Operating Officer at Trium Capital

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Portfolio Manager at Altana Distressed Opportunities Fund

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STEFFEN DIETEL

IAN WYLIE

COO at Naya Capital Management UK

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SAMUEL MCMURRAY

Director – Capital Introduction at Cowen

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ALEX RYVKIN

Chief Product Officer at Copper

RICHARD CAVEN

Principal Development Manager, Financial Services at AWS Financial Services

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JAMES DELANEY

Director, Asset Management Regulation at AIMA

Portfolio Manager at Trium Capital

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ABHIJEET GAIKWAD

TOM WOOLLARD

Managing Director, Head of Europe at Edge Technology Group

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KRISTINA KUHNKE

Director, Head of IR, Business Development and Communications & ESG Committee at RoundShield

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Founding Partner & CIO at Nickel Digital Asset Management

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MICHAEL HALL

PATRICK TREW

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Maniyar Capital

DR VERA KRAHMAL

Principal at Times Three

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PRIYA MEHTA

Partner at Buzzacott

SOPHIE BELAND

Vice President at Morgan Stanley | Institutional Equity Division

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Well organised event and a good opportunity to meet peers and industry professionals.”

Great event for a 360 degree view of the [hedgefund] industry.”

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“A fresh insight into current topics with excellent speakers.”

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“Overall, wonderful event for emerging managers. One stop shopping for topical and relevant discussions of current issues.”

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