European Emerging Managers Summit

Managing a Start-up or Emerging Hedge Fund in 2021

A free invite-only gathering for new and emerging hedge fund managers that will explore the critical steps involved to successfully bring a hedge fund to market.



The Reform Club, Pall Mall, London

Delivered live and in-person (BST)

Wednesday, 17 November 2021


WHY THIS EVENT?

Europe's premier event for start-up and emerging hedge fund managers. Through a series of in-depth panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions, the event will lay out the main considerations for start-ups and emerging fund managers.


For any new fund manager, getting the planning right at the pre-launch and post-launch phases can potentially make the difference between success or costly failure.


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Wednesday, 17 November 2021 - GMT

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PANEL 1

Legal & Fund Structure

  • What are the typical fund structuring considerations for managers when setting up offshore versus onshore European hedge funds
  • What should one prioritise when putting together the Offering Memorandum and Investment Management Agreement?
  • Management company considerations – defining the economic interests of the partners

Arrival and registration

8:00AM

PANEL 2

Operational Due Diligence

  • The changing nature of ODD issues for start-up managers
  • Due diligence deep-dive: how ODD can make or break a start-up manager
  • How can managers best prepare for investor ODD?
  • Will investors get comfortable with a virtual ODD process and could this become a permanent feature?
  • Spending budget on operations – hiring talent, using service providers etc
  • Investor expectations: what are they asking and what sort of red flags tend to veto a potential allocation?

OPENING ADDRESS

Chair’s opening remarks

NETWORKING

Networking Break

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

NETWORKING

8:30AM

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

8:45AM

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM GMT (45 Min)

9:30AM

10:15AM

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

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

SPEAKERS:

  • Mario Russo, Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Conditor Asset Management
  • Lucian Firth, Partner - Hedge Funds, Simmons & Simmons
  • Harjit Kaur, Partner, Maples Group

SPEAKERS:

  • James Orme-Smith, CEO, Sandbar Asset Management LLP

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

Roundtable A:

Practical insights on what the ODD process looks like for today’s hedge fund manager

Roundtable B:

The European AIFM model: What is it, how does it work, and what are the risks to using a 3rd party model?

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

Roundtable C:

Regulatory platforms & compliance – why they are so advantageous for new managers who don’t want the burden of FCA compliance on day one

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

Roundtables Round 1

10:45AM

Roundtable D:

Start-up boot camp: tax structuring for new and emerging managers

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

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PANEL 3

Technology Infrastructure

  • Defining one’s IT/Tech infrastructure – how should a manager ‘right fit’ it based on available budget?
  • Keeping IT services in-houses or using a managed services provider
  • Cyber security and business continuity planning – what are some of the next generation tools and solutions to consider?
  • Pitfalls to avoid when selecting a vendor
  • What resources are available to new and emerging managers to develop and maintain a secure and resilient cybersecurity and technology program?

PANEL 4

Fee Structuring Considerations

  • What are some of the key questions to ask for any new manager, as they think about their fee structure?
  • What ways can managers better align their interests with investors? What have been the key trends and developments in recent years
  • Importance of founder share classes
  • How are investor attitudes towards fees changing?
  • Hurdle rates – what should the right level be?
  • Should first loss programmes be considered?

NETWORKING

Lunch Break

11:30AM

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM GMT (45 Min)

12:15PM

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM GMT (60 Min)

1:15PM

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

SPEAKERS:

  • Richard Lamplough, Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster Investment Management
  • Patrick Ghali, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Sussex Partners
  • Alyx Wood, Chief Investment Officer, Kernow Asset Management

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

Roundtable A:

Practical insights on what the ODD process looks like for today’s hedge fund manager

Roundtable B:

The European AIFM model: What is it, how does it work, and what are the risks to using a 3rd party model?

Roundtable C:

Regulatory platforms & compliance – why they are so advantageous for new managers who don’t want the burden of FCA compliance on day one

Roundtables Round 2

2:45PM

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

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

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Roundtable D:

Start-up boot camp: tax structuring for new and emerging managers

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

PANEL 5

Selecting the Right Service Providers

  • The importance of the prime broker, the fund administrator, the outsourced risk provider and the technology partner in supporting an alternative fund
  • How have areas like outsourcing and managed services changed? What are the challenges/benefits?
  • Day 1 operational infrastructure: how has this changed? What do investors expect now, and how to achieve this?
  • What are the more common mistakes new managers make i.e. when selecting their PB?
  • Can some strategies outsource more than others? i.e. equity strategies vs event-driven, distressed credit strategies

PANEL 6

The Fund Raising Process

  • What are the main distribution channels managers need to consider
  • What are the main challenges when it comes to attracting investors
  • How can fund managers better attract seed investors?
  • What are the typical mistakes that managers make when it comes to approaching the fundraising process?
  • How is technology and social media changing the way managers think about connecting with potential LPs?

Drinks Reception, in partnership with Sova Capital

3:30PM

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

4:15PM

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

5:00PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT (60 Min)

NETWORKING

  • Fiona Treble, Managing Director - Global Head of Membership Development & Sponsor Relationships, AIMA (moderator)
  • James Purdie, Head of Investor Relations, Arion Investment Management
  • Eleri Rhidian, Vice President, Sales & Investor Relations, Trium Capital

SPEAKERS:

SPEAKERS:

  • Billy Murray, Head of Prime, InterTrader
  • Anabel Mifsud, CEO, Bastion Wealth Ltd

JAMES PURDIE

Head of Investor Relations at Arion Investment Management

Vice President, Sales & Investor Relations at Trium Capital

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ELERI RHIDIAN

RICHARD LAMPLOUGH

Chief Executive Officer at Lancaster Investment Management

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RICHARD LAMPLOUGH

LUCIAN FIRTH

Partner and Solicitor- hedge funds at Simmons & Simmons

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Partner at Maples Group

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HARJIT KAUR

ALYX WOOD

Chief Investment Officer at Kernow Asset Management

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Managing Partner & Co-Founder at Sussex Partners

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PATRICK GHALI

RICHARD LAMPLOUGH

MARIO RUSSO

Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Conditor Asset Management

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FIONA TREBLE

Managing Director - Global Head of Membership Development & Sponsor Relationships at AIMA

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RICHARD LAMPLOUGH

BILLY MURRAY

Head of Prime at InterTrader

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ANABEL MIFSUD

CEO at Bastion Wealth Ltd

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CEO at Sandbar Asset Management LLP

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JAMES ORME-SMITH

RICHARD LAMPLOUGH

ANTOINE HOUSDEN

Head of Financial Services Tax at Buzzacott

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

Great event for

a 360 degree view

of the hedge fund industry.”

Quant global macro start-up

(Delegate)

Multi-asset investment manager

(Delegate)

Extremely informative event across every important aspect of running a fund."

Portfolio Manager

(Delegate)

“Very useful event, I look forward to this event next year as well as other future events that Hedgeweek has in store.”

Co-Founder & General Partner, Investment Management Firm

(Delegate)

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