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

7 October 2021

The Reform Club, Pall Mall, London

Delivered live and in-person (BST)

A one-day retreat for hedge fund leaders, taking place at The Reform Club, London

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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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Agenda

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

EVENT DAY | 16/17 June 2021

  • Top of mind: the big-picture ‘macro’ view
  • Product focus: readying the strategies and funds of the future (3x 15-20min presentations)
  • Crypto: becoming an institutional market?
  • ESG: morphing data & analytics into value
  • Private markets: is your business set-up to take advantage of investor demand for private market strategies?
  • Allocators: how are client needs changing and the shifts in ODD
  • Marketing and Capital-raising: the new tools & techniques
  • Leadership suite: management styles and strategies to accelerate growth
  • Alternative data: new ways to mine alpha
  • New compliance horizon: regulatory roadmap
  • Brand-building: creating culture, identity and standing out from the crowd
  • Outsourcing: new mindsets, new solutionsTalent: recruiting - and retaining - the best
  • AI & data science: learning from machines
  • Five years on: future-mapping the industry

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Hedge Fund Leaders Breakfast, with keynote

7:15 AM

8:00 AM

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM GMT +1 (30 Min)

Arrival and registration

8:30 AM

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM GMT +1 (15 Min)

Chair's Opening Remarks

8:45 AM

8:45 AM - 9:30 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?

By invitation only - catch-up with peers from around the industry over a coffee

Product focus: readying the strategies and funds of the future

  • Digital assets: becoming an institutional market?
  • ESG: A solid opportunity for new launches or just the pivoting of existing strategies to meet allocator demands?
  • Private markets: is your business set-up to take advantage of investor demand for private market strategies?

9:30 AM

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

10:15 AM

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

Networking Break

10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:30 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

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

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

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

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

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Roundtable E: New compliance horizon – regulatory and reporting roadmap

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

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Roundtables Round 2

11:35 AM

11:35 AM - 12:20 AM GMT +1 (45 Min)

12:20 PM

12:20 PM - 1:15 PM GMT +1 (55 Min)

Lunch Break

Catch-up with peers from around the industry over lunch

Roundtables Round 3

1:15 PM

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Roundtables Round 4

2:05 PM

2:05 PM - 2:50 PM GMT +1 (45 Min)

2:50 PM

2:50 PM - 3:15 PM GMT +1 (25 Min)

Networking Break

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

3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM GMT +1 (45 Min)

Drinks Reception

4:45 PM

4:45 PM - 6:00 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

4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 4:45 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

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

Ben Brabyn

Ben is an ecosystem expert and crowdfunding pioneer who has been at the heart of fintech innovation for 20 years

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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

Thomas Deinet

Executive Director at SBAI

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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.”

Quant global macro start-up


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Multi-asset investment manager


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

Hedgefund COO


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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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