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Europe’s premier virtual event

for emerging hedge fund managers

Through a series of in-depth panel discussions, presentations and case studies, the event will lay out the main considerations for emerging managers:

  • what are the crucial early steps to ensure the success of a fund (or fund of funds) post-launch?
  • how should I develop the legal and ODD structure of my fund to ensure I comply with regulatory and operational best practice?
  • what does it take to devise an impactful marketing and distribution strategy?
  • what are the core elements involved in setting up and running a hedge fund in today’s complex regulatory and compliance environment?

Confirmed Speakers




Jack Inglis is the CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA*). He has been in the financial services industry and closely involved with hedge funds

for over 30 years.

Jack has held senior management positions at both Morgan Stanley, where he served for 16 years, and Barclays, where he was prior to joining AIMA. From 2007 to 2010 he was CEO of London based hedge fund manager, Ferox Capital Management.

He served as a non-executive director of London Capital Group plc from 2007 to 2010 and currently sits on the board of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). He began his career in 1983 at UK stockbrokers James Capel.

Jack holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Cambridge University. Jack is also Chair of the charity HFC Help for Children UK Affiliate Board and took up this role in January 2020.

Jack is currently CEO of AIMA.

George Papamarkakis is co-founder, Managing Partner and CIO at North Asset Management (“North”). At North, George manages North’s flagship fund the MaxQ Fund, an uncorrelated global alpha macro fund, which has won several industry awards.

As CIO, George is the lead portfolio manager of the North MaxQ Macro Fund and oversees all investment management activity of the Fund. George has over 25 years of finance experience and has been published in industry journals, frequently quoted in financial periodicals and served on numerous boards.

George is a former Managing Director within the Fixed Income Department at Morgan Stanley. Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, George worked at HypoVereinsbank AG (now part of Unicredit), NatWest and Christiania Bank (now part of Nordea).

George studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Athens, Greece.

George is currently Managing Partner & Co-Founder at North Asset Management LLP.

Mads Ingwar is CEO and co-founder of Kvasir Technologies, a high performing quantitative AI hedge fund.

Kvasir strives to build and train machine learning models and neural networks that incorporate and model the fundamental cause-and-effects in the market.

Previously, Mads had a long track record in the financial sector having worked with a number of the leading banks, pension and investment companies in the Nordics.

Mads holds a PhD in Machine Learning from the Technical University of Denmark and University College London and a MSc in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark and Trinity College Dublin.

Mads is currently Co-Founder & CEO at Kvasir Technologies.


Oliver Dobbs is CIO, Partner and Portfolio Manager at Credere Capital LLC.

Oliver has extensive experience as a CIO and Portfolio Manager. He has worked for 3 top tier hedge fund firms (Tribeca, CQS, BlueCrest), where he managed up to USD 2bn. Before founding Credere Capital, Oliver was a portfolio manager at BlueCrest Capital. Prior to this, he was a portfolio manager at CQS.

Previously Oliver was Head of Credit & Equities at Citigroup Tribeca, where he managed USD 2.2bn. Prior to this, Oliver was Head of Asia/Japan Trading at Nikko Citigroup. Oliver started his career at Goldman Sachs, as an associate trading convertibles and OTC derivatives under Michael Hintze. He then moved to the role of Vice President, with his last role being Co-Head of International Trading.

Oliver is currently CIO at Credere Capital LLC.


As Managing Director of RFA, George is a technology and business leader with a proven track record of strategic alignment, process improvement and guidance.

Having been both a COO and a CTO of his own technology firms over a nineteen-year period, he looks to provide transparent guidance to every business he serves and the people he leads.

George has extensive delivery and technical experience in network and server architecture, large-scale migrations utilising leading technology brands, and IaaS offerings.

An Assessor for the British Computer Society (The institute of IT) and a Certified IT professional, George is keen to ensure that the RFA gives clients the highest levels of service.

George is currently Managing Director at RFA.


Phillip Chapple is the COO of Monterone Partners LLP. He has been involved in the financial services industry since 1997.

From 2010 to 2015 Mr. Chapple was the founder of the London branch of KB Associates where he focused on assisting fund managers to build investor friendly operational infrastructures and prepare for investor due diligence.

Prior to joining KB Associates, Mr. Chapple was CFO/COO of Ironshield Capital Management LLP, a European Distressed investment management company. Previously he was COO at IBIS Asset Management, a $10bn family office, and Head of Operations at OLEA Capital. Mr. Chapple had commenced his career at Morgan Stanley before spending a number of years in prime brokerage at both Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Chapple holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) from Exeter University.

Phillip is currently COO at Monterone Partners LLP.


William Callanan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syzygy Investment Advisory Ltd, an Advisory firm launched in April 2019, centered upon on Global Macroeconomic thematic alpha generation for long duration pools of investment capital such as family offices, endowments, sovereign wealth funds, superannuation funds and pensions.

Syzygy’s research efforts are primarily focused on the Geopolitical and Geo-economic implications of US-China “Great Power Competition” on the macro investment matrix, Industrial Cyclical companies and global Commodities markets.

William is a 25 year veteran of the investment management industry and a global macro hedge fund specialist, having been Senior Strategist for the CIO pools of Capital at Soros Fund Management and the CIO of two large commodity hedge fund businesses.

William is currently Founder and CEO at Syzygy Investment Advisory Ltd.


Marc de Kloe joined Theta in 2019 and is responsible for strategy, operations, product development and client relations. Marc has an extensive investment background covering the full range of alternative investments.

Marc started at Clifford Chance in Germany as a foreign associate in private equity, more recently as Global Head of Funds and Alternatives at ABN AMRO Private Banking based in Amsterdam and finally as COO of Adamas Asset Management a Hong Kong based Private Credit Manager. In addition, Marc co-founded Alternatives4Children, an industry supported charity raising money for children’s education.

Marc holds an LL.B in English and German Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury (U.K.) in 1996, an LL.M in European Business Law from the University of Amsterdam in 1999 and an M.B.A from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium in 2004.

Marc is currently Partner at Theta Capital Management.


Anne-Sophie d’Andlau co-founded CIAM in 2010 and is responsible for the fund’s strategy and development. Anne-Sophie has 25 years of experience in corporate finance and the event driven sphere.

Prior to founding CIAM, she worked at Systeia Capital Management (acquired by Amundi) from 2001 to 2008, as Head of Research for the Event Driven and M&A strategies, before taking on a portfolio management role from 2003 to 2008.

Prior to that, Anne-Sophie worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1995 to 2001 and acquired a strong corporate finance experience, initially within the audit and due-diligence department, then as an M&A advisor.

She is a graduate of the Rouen Business School (NEOMA).

Anne-Sophie is currently Partner, Deputy CEO at CIAM.



Matthew is Head of Fulcrum Alternative Strategies.

Before joining Fulcrum in 2018 to run Fulcrum Alternative Strategies, Matthew had been a Portfolio Manager for the Towers Watson Partners Fund since 2014 and before that a manager researcher in fixed income, hedge funds and other alternatives since 2005.

Matthew holds a BSc in Economics and Finance (2005) from University of Bristol. He has been a CFA charterholder since 2009.

Matthew is currently Partner, Fulcrum Alternative Strategies at Fulcrum Asset Management.

Nick Mazing is Director of Research for Sentieo, a financial and corporate research platform for executives, investment analysts, and researchers.

His career also includes having worked on both the buy side and on the sell side at Lehman Brothers.

He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is based in Sentieo’s New York City office.

Nick is currently Head of Research at Sentieo.



Nick Ttofias joined Aspect Capital, the $8.4bn systematic investment manager, in June 2002 and is responsible for ensuring that Aspect’s state of the art technology and infrastructure support the firm’s strategic growth.

In this role, Nick looks for opportunities to improved efficiency, effectiveness and resilience capability across all of Aspect’s environments, including the overall trading infrastructure, all business services, cloud infrastructure, Business Continuity and, Cyber Security.

Nick is currently Director of Production IT at Aspect Capital.

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Networking Opportunities


Opening Address

Panel Discussion • Rolling Back the Years


Event Agenda

Two rich days on growing your fund

James Williams, Managing Editor, Hedgeweek

11 November (all times in GMT)


Presentation Slot #1 - How are regulated platforms evolving their value proposition and how is this likely to change in a post-Brexit environment?

  • Do hedge funds have an image problem?
  • What it means to be a top-decile hedge fund manager - is it all about performance, performance, performance?
  • The importance of developing niche strategies to find uncorrelated sources of alpha
  • The influence of AI-driven strategies on markets - do they threaten ‘traditional’ hedge fund models?
  • How are managers approaching the outsourcing opportunity set?
  • From outsourced trading to compliance and IT/managed services, what impact has this had on managers’ bottom line?
  • What are the main risks to outsourcing that managers should pay heed to?
  • How outsourced operations are changing the manager/investor relationship


Panel Discussion • How is outsourcing changing the hedge fund operational model?


How should hedge funds evolve and adapt to rekindle their magic?

Outsourcing is gathering momentum as investors recognise the cost benefits to managers. But what are some of the pitfalls to avoid?

  • Manager and investor experiences
  • The relative merits of liquid versus illiquid funds in the current environment
  • How should investors blend the two to optimise their returns, while also protecting capital?

Panel Discussion • Where do you sit on the liquidity spectrum?



Presentation Slot #2

Floor Opens - Dedicated Networking Time


Day 1 Concludes


Dedicated Networking Time

Jack Inglis, CEO, AIMA

George Papamarkakis, Managing Partner & CIO, North Asset Management

Mads Ingwar, Co-Founder & CEO, Kvasir Technologies

Oliver Dobbs, CIO, Credere Capital

Marc de Kloe, Partner, Theta Capital Management

William Callanan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Syzygy Investment Advisory Ltd.

Phillip Chapple, COO, Monterone Partners LLP

Neil Cowhig, Director, Enable Ethiopia limited

Michael Chambers, Head of Prudential, Wheelhouse Advisors

Albertus Rigter, Partner, Astra Asset Management UK Limited

Damien Regnier, Portfolio Manager, Global Convertibles, Tyrus Capital


Fireside Chat

Charlotte Thorne, Founding Partner and Co-Chair, Capital Generation Partners

  • What are the strategies for AUM growth and long-term success?
  • Building the business: when does an emerging fund become an established manager?
  • When to expand: how UCITS, ‘40 Act, Long-Only, and platform launches can diversify offerings
  • Why are quant funds proving so popular with investors - and how best to pick the winners from the fakers?

Panel Discussion • Building for Long-term Success

Presentation Slot #3

  • Remote working and system robustness - lessons learned from the Covid-19 outbreak?
  • Looking to the future: cloud technology and platform evolution
  • Cyberattacks: the managers response - what additional improvements have been needed to make to enhance policies and procedures?

Panel Discussion • Cybersecurity & Business Resilience




12 November (all times in GMT)

Strategies for growth and when to diversify


Presentation Slot #4


Panel Discussion • Fundraising Outlook for 2021

What creative options are there for emerging managers to explore as they find new ways to secure investor capital?

  • Are investors changing the way they allocate? How are managers responding?
  • Due diligence and fee considerations: evolving models and creative solutions
  • Exploring alternative fundraising avenues, technology platforms and other creative options
  • Which strategies will shine in 2021 based on investor inflow trends in 2020?



Closing Address

Floor Opens - Dedicated Networking Time

Event Concludes


James Williams, Managing Editor, Hedgeweek

Dedicated Networking Time


George Ralph, Managing Director, RFA

Nick Ttofias, Director of Production Technology, Aspect

Patrick Trew, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Maniyar Capita

Jonas Mårtenson, Founder & Director, Resscapital AB

Nick Mazing, Head of Research, Sentieo

Matthew Roberts, Partner, Fulcrum Alternative Strategies, Fulcrum Asset Management

Anne-Sophie d’Andlau, Partner, Deputy CEO, CIAM

Sara Rejal, Head of Liquid Alternatives, Willis Towers Watson

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