Thursday 14th November 2024 | etc.venues County Hall, London

Mission-critical guidance for new and

emerging managers

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Please note that this event will be in conjunction with the Private Equity Wire European Emerging Managers Summit

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The early stages of management firms and funds are critical to success and The Hedgeweek European Emerging Managers Summit aims to support just that. Brining together those in their early development stages, the summit is the opportunity for you to get your best foot forward and further your understanding for best practices on the critical steps required to successfully bring a fund to the market.


The carefully curated agenda will host a leading speaker lineup through various panel sessions, fireside chats and a number of expert-led roundtable discussions allowing you the chance to ask questions and learn from peers in a small group setting.

Topics covered during the event will include:

  • Navigating the current landscape & utilising advantage points
  • Future trends and predicted challenges
  • Talent sourcing and structuring
  • Technological advancements and the opportunities they bring
  • Due diligence and regulatory requirements

And much more!

All Private Equity Wire Summits operate under Chatham House Rule. This means that attendees are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. Recording of the panels and roundtables is strictly prohibited by attendees. Private Equity Wire staff may make recordings on the day for promotional purposes. No audio recording of panel discussions will be included in any promotional items.

THE SUMMIT IN NUMBERS

HEDGE FUND

MANAGERS

100+

EXPERT SPEAKERS

30

ATTENDEES

150+

HOURS OF CONTENT

10+

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ALLOCATORS

20+
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8:30 AM

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS

  • Will Wainewright, Head of Hedge Fund Research, Hedgeweek
  • 2024 has seen high launch numbers and, with Jain Global, the biggest day-one fundraise since 2018.
  • Market confidence is boosted – what is driving renewed interest in hedge fund launches?
  • Exploring the advantages of investing in a start-up, from performance to fees.
  • This panel will set the agenda for the day, taking a top-down view on the launch market environment before more granular sessions. 

Opportunity knocks: the hedge fund launch environment in 2025

PANEL 1

9:05 AM

COO view: How to build a hedge fund, from idea to the first day of trading – and beyond

FIRESIDE CHAT

9:45 AM

  • The chief operating officer of a recent hedge fund launch shares their journey and key lessons learned along the way
  • COOs and other hedge fund leaders on the most efficient ways of hiring talent
  • Which functions are most important to have in-house – and where does outsourcing help?
  • Retention: once you have attracted talent, how to keep them?
  • Culture - how to build a strong foundation of belonging and drive success 

Recruitment and retention: How founders can staff up their new businesses

PANEL 2

10:00 AM

Voice of experience: An established manager on their journey to enduring success

FIRESIDE CHAT

10:40 AM

10:55 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

11:30 AM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 1

Roundtables take place as repeated sessions. Delegates register in advance for their chosen topics.

Roundtable A: Tech transformation: Managing the digital journey and leveraging new tools

  • How to harness the efficiency that technology provides without draining resources
  • Integrating data analytics into the investment processes – the key transformations
  • Learn how your peers are using AI/machine learning to gain a competitive advantage 
  • The hurdles tech-forward professionals face in helping to integrate new solutions 

Roundtable B: Infrastructure focus: Evolving operations with limited resources

  • Exploring the growth of outsourcing and strategic partnerships and the factors involved
  • Cash flow – the latest strategies for optimising liquidity and meeting investor demands
  • Streamlining operations to navigate increasing regulation and demands for transparency 
  • A fund and a business – balancing fundraising and investing with scalability and efficiency 

Roundtable C: Start-up bootcamp: How to launch and grow your hedge fund business efficiently

  • The most efficient ways to structure your fund, firm, and counterparty agreements
  • Insights on key areas – managed accounts, tax matters, compliance, and litigation
  • The upcoming regulatory developments European emerging managers need to know
  • Staying on top of marketing legislation and keeping your materials up to date

Roundtable D: ODD update: The latest trends, tech, and methods for successful investor engagement

  • The latest trends and investors’ key questions during operational due diligence
  • Implementing innovative and data-driven approaches to make ODD more efficient
  • Ways to highlight your USP during ODD, as well as in marketing materials 
  • How to engage with potential investors in ways that build trust and credibility 

12:15 PM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 2

Repeat of the above 4 roundtable topics

Roundtable A: Tech transformation: Managing the digital journey and leveraging new tools

Roundtable B: Infrastructure focus: Evolving operations with limited resources

Roundtable C: Start-up bootcamp: How to launch and grow your hedge fund business efficiently

Roundtable D: ODD update: The latest trends, tech, and methods for successful investor engagement

1:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

  • GCs and compliance staff on the regulatory questions top of the agenda for emerging hedge funds
  • How are hedge funds handling a bigger workload in the age of Gary Gensler's SEC
  • What tools and resources help them manage this?
  • What difference will this year's US election make? How are firms preparing? 

Risk management and compliance: The road ahead

PANEL 3

2:00 PM

Multi-strategy mania: An investment consultant unpicks the key trends driving interest in this sector

FIRESIDE CHAT

2:40 PM

  • A wave of start-ups, many led by previous staff, are offering something different to the multi-manager giants
  • This session explores the advantages of these leaner firms and the different edge they offer to LPs
  • Is this trend here to stay; will these firms challenge the status quo or remain minor players? 
  • Understanding the model and structural forces at play 

Pod-shop alternatives: The advantages of new multi-strategy models coming to market

PANEL 4

2:55 PM

3:30 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

  • An emerging hedge fund CTO runs gives their take on best practices and latest innovations from the world of tech.

CTO view: The technology questions every hedge fund start-up should answer

FIRESIDE CHAT

4:00 PM

  • What do seeding platforms look for in a hedge fund start-up?
  • What is the industry standard on fees at launch and how are such deals often structured?
  • How can start-ups give themselves the edge in fundraising talks? 

LP take: A hedge fund seeder gives their view on the launch market and strategies of interest, plus business development tips to the audience

FIRESIDE CHAT

4:15 PM

  • With higher rates here to stay, are hurdle rates making a comeback?
  • How to benchmark fund performance; positioning to make your product stand out
  • Case studies on how to create leads, build relationships and seal allocations 
  • What key due diligence questions are top of mind in 2024? 

Attracting LPs: Fundraising, fees and the future of business development

PANEL 5

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

Join Us For Hedgeweek’s Ultimate Networking Experience


For more than a decade, Hedgeweek has been recognising excellence in the fields of fund performance and service provision. We have built one of the industry’s most influential emerging manager awards programmes – our winners selected by a mixture of allocator board, peer surveys, editorial expertise, and data analysis. Each event is an opportunity for celebration, networking and, most importantly, recognition, attended by an exclusive list of C-suite leaders from the manager, allocator, and service provider communities. At a time of great change and challenge, it’s important to acknowledge the firms delivering value and change.

8:15 PM

EVENT CLOSES

All Summits and Webinars are CPD accredited, so you can learn, network and develop new skills.

Find out more about The CPD Certification here: https://cpduk.co.uk/

Angus Milne

Director, Risk & Compliance at TCI Fund Management Limited

Dr Vera Krahmal

Principal at Times Three

Eleri Rhidian

Ian Wylie

Vice President, Sales & Investor Relations at Trium Capital

COO at Naya Capital Management UK

Karim Leguel

James Orme-Smith

CEO at Sandbar Asset Management LLP

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

Patrick Mang

Malcolm Butler

Chief Operating Officer at Trium Capital

Sarah-Jane O'Sullivan

Director, Operational Due Diligence at Willis Towers Watson

COO at Selwood Asset Management

Convene - London

Address: 22 Bishopsgate // City of London, London

Dress Code

Electronic Devices

Please note attendees are asked to dress in business casual.

We kindly ask attendees to please keep electronic devices on silent during panels and roundtables.

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