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Wednesday, 16th November, 2022 | Kimpton Fitzroy London

Mission-critical guidance for new and

emerging managers

The Hedge Fund European Emerging Managers Summit is aimed at management firms and funds in their early stages of development, as well as managers and funds operated by women and leaders from diverse backgrounds.


Our mission is to create a series of conversations that will enable your firm or fund to be set for growth, success, and long-term security. Dealing with issues spanning operations, strategy and compliance this event is designed for decision makers from across the leadership suite.


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. Through a series of in-depth panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions, the event will lay out the main considerations for an engaged audience.


The Hedge Fund European Emerging Managers Summit, hosted by Hedgeweek, is your bridge to a new understanding of each of the critical steps involved to successfully bring a hedge fund to market. There will also be time for networking and informal conversations with close peers and colleagues.

Hedgeweek’s event will:

  • Be a closed and invite-only gathering, this means no media and a curated audience of genuine peers
  • Bring together senior staff from across the leadership suite to discuss shared problems, opportunities and solutions
  • Focus on current trends, emerging themes and the likely innovations and disruptors of the next 5 years

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/

PUT YOUR BRAND IN FRONT OF 100+ HEDGE FUND MANAGERS

8:30 AM

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:55 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS

  • Jo Cole, Group Commercial Director, Global Fund Media
  • Post-pandemic, with inflation and global uncertainty on the rise – has this changed the direction and fortunes of emerging managers?
  • Is now a good time to launch or take you next steps of growth?
  • Spinning out and going it alone or seeking safety at a multi-strat/platform
  • Discovering your first investors – from family offices to seeders
  • Embarking with an institutional mindset – how to professionalise from day one
  • Thinking beyond your strategy’s competitive edge – how to get the ops right

Challenging times, promising future: what are the opportunities and challenges for emerging managers?

PANEL 1

9:00 AM

Speakers

  • Fiona Treble, Managing Director, Global Head of Membership, AIMA (moderator)
  • Puja Gupta, CFA, FX Strategist, Fasanara Capital
  • Arianna Luna, Partner, Campsor Capital
  • David Mace, COO, Altavista Investment Management UK LLP
  • Emma Hague, CEO, Haven Cove

Information 2.0: how managers are adapting and utilising new ways of seeing data - and how this will influence the future of the hedge fund space

Flash Briefing

9:45 AM

Speaker

  • Evan Lubin, Director of EMEA, AlphaSense
  • What does the launch landscape look like this year? What trends and strategies are we seeing coalesce around the sector, particularly around start-ups?
  • Key structuring considerations – the type of structures currently at your disposal and selecting a fund jurisdiction
  • Making your launch sustainable and tax efficient
  • Leveraging the expertise of service providers – what are the essential questions you need to ask?
  • Pros and cons of offshore fund jurisdictions vs emerging onshore solutions
  • How to structure the management company – what are the emerging/new trends?
  • Remuneration and how best to structure the economic interests of founders and principles?

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

PANEL 2

10:05 AM

Speakers

  • Harjit Kaur, Partner and Head of Funds & Investment Management, London, Maples Group (moderator)
  • Zoë Arnautov, Partner, Head of Tax, Bristol, Simmons & Simmons
  • Paul Frost-Smith, CEO, Corinthian Digital Asset Management Limited
  • Mario Russo, Portfolio Manager, Conditor Asset Management
  • Dr Tillmann Sachs, Founder & CEO, J8 Capital Management
  • The importance of the prime broker, the fund administrator, the outsourced risk provider and the technology partner in supporting your fund? How have these relationships evolved overtime?
  • How have areas like outsourcing and managed services changed? What are the challenges/benefits?
  • Day 1 operational infrastructure: how has this changed? And how should this evolve as you grow?
  • What are the more common mistakes new managers make i.e. when selecting their outsourced providers?
  • Can some strategies outsource more than others? i.e. equity strategies vs event-driven, distressed credit strategies
  • With so many services now outsourced, how do managers achieve a single view?

Buy, build or cobble together: selecting the right service providers

PANEL 3

10:50 AM

  • Juan Perez, COO, Altiq LLP (moderator)
  • Dede Eyesan, Chief Executive Officer, Jenga Investments Partners
  • Anabel Mifsud, CEO, Bastion Wealth
  • Andrew Caruana Scicluna, Partner, Camilleri Preziosi, a member of FinanceMalta
  • Chris Elliott, Head, Europe Prime Brokerage Business Development, Cowen

Speakers

11:35 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

12:00 PM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 1

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates rotate through all 3 topics for focused discussion in small groups.

  • Impact of Covid on ODD, its current evolution and the latest red flags
  • Rising importance of ESG in ODD checks
  • What to prioritise during an ODD process?
  • How to get your investor reporting right
  • The approaches of different investor types
  • How can managers best prepare for investor ODD?
  • Will investors get comfortable with a virtual ODD process, and could this become a permanent feature?
  • Investor expectations: what are they asking and what sort of red flags tend to veto a potential allocation?

Roundtable A: practical insights on what the ODD process looks like for today’s hedge fund manager

Speakers

  • Stephane Nouni, CFA, Chief Risk Officer, Enko Capital
  • Rayhaan Parwez, Operational Due Diligence Analyst, Albourne Partners Limited

Roundtable B: regulation review: Compliance hurdles for new and emerging managers

  • Getting your approach to compliance right
  • Reviewing some of the current key challenges:
    - Current priorities of FCA and international regulators…where to next?
    - Flash briefing: AIFMD II, MIFID II unbundling exemption and SFDR
    - Are we finally seeing a compelling UK funds regime take shape and will this help start-ups?
    - Briefing on progress of Investment Firm Prudential Regime
    - Are you ready to distribute globally?

Speakers

  • Phillip Chapple, COO, Monterone Partners
  • Pajani Singah, Partner and COO, Inflection Point Investments

Roundtable C: information overload: making sure you are extracting the best from your tech stack and data

  • How should new and emerging managers use, store and interrogate data
  • Executing the best data strategy for your business
  • What does data best practice look like - can this be done inhouse or do you need the assistance of a vendor
  • Pitfalls to avoid when selecting a vendor
  • What resources are available to new and emerging managers to develop and maintain the best data systems
  • Alistair Ring, Head of Operations, Rye Bay Capital

Speaker

12:45 PM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 2

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates rotate through all 3 topics for focused discussion in small groups.

Roundtable A: practical insights on ODD

Roundtable B: regulation review

Roundtable C: information overload

  • Alistair Ring, Head of Operations, Rye Bay Capital
  • Phillip Chapple, COO, Monterone Partners
  • Pajani Singah, Partner and COO, Inflection Point Investments
  • Peter Northcott, Partner, COO, Accent Capital Management Limited
  • Rayhaan Parwez, Operational Due Diligence Analyst, Albourne Partners Limited

1:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

  • How should new and emerging managers think about getting approach to ESG correct?
  • How does this approach impact the investments you make?
  • And how does it impact you at the management firm level – can you demonstrate a commitment to issues like sustainability and D&I?
  • How do your prioritise specific areas within ESG, while making sure you are meeting the needs of regulators and allocators?

ESG Priorities: demonstrating your firm’s commitment to fairness, best practice, diversity and sustainability

PANEL 4

2:30 PM

Speakers

  • Karim Henide, Portfolio Manager, Record Currency Management (moderator)
  • Fabian Leonhardt, Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager, Green Investment Partners
  • Rupert Davies, Head of ESG, Heptagon Capital
  • Pierre Lenders, Managing Director & Head of Sustainability, Capital Fund Management
  • Charles Radclyffe, Partner, EthicsGrade

3:15 PM

ROUNDTABLE ROUND 3

Roundtables take place as repeated parallel sessions. Delegates rotate through all 3 topics for focused discussion in small groups.

Roundtable A: practical insights on ODD

Roundtable B: regulation review

Roundtable C: information overload

  • Alistair Ring, Head of Operations, Rye Bay Capital
  • Russell Hart, Partner, COO & CCO, Alcova Asset Management
  • Matthew Stiling, Senior Operational Due Diligence Analyst, Investcorp-Tages
  • Peter Northcott, Partner, COO, Accent Capital Management Limited
  • Phillip Chapple, COO, Monterone Partners

4:00 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Coffee break and a chance to meet our experts

  • Where is the industry going and strategies are allocators looking for?
  • Should your start-up up be looking at an emerging asset class or strategy subset, like digital assets?
  • With private markets attracting attention – can you improve returns and attract more capital by moving away from traditional strategies?

Strategy deep-dive: traditional, digital assets or experimenting with private markets

PANEL 5

4:30 PM

Speakers

  • Kate Levchuk, Institutional Sales, CEX.IO (moderator)
  • Maximilian Bruckner, Investor Relations, 21e6 Capital
  • Nicolas Pappas, Founder & CIO, Faros Point Capital
  • Roland Roventa, Digital Assets Fund Portfolio Manager, Altana Wealth
  • 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?

Allocator focus: the fund raising process

PANEL 6

5:15 PM

  • Sarah Crabb, Partner, Funds, Simmons & Simmons (moderator)
  • Alyx Wood, Chief Investment Officer, Kernow Asset Management
  • Fiona King, Head of Global Sales, Nickel Digital Asset Management
  • James Purdie, Head Of Investor Relations, Arion Investment Management

Speakers

6:00 PM

NETWORKING

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

7:30 PM

EVENT CLOSES

Zoë Arnautov

Partner, Head of Tax, Bristol at Simmons & Simmons

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Andrew Caruana Scicluna

Partner at Camilleri Preziosi, a member of FinanceMalta

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Maximilian Bruckner

Investor Relations at 21e6 Capital

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Phillip Chapple

COO at Monterone Partners

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Rupert Davies

Sarah Crabb

Partner, Funds at Simmons & Simmons

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Head of ESG at Heptagon Capital

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Chris Elliott

Head, Europe Prime Brokerage Business Development at Cowen

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Dede Eyesan

Chief Executive Officer at Jenga Investments

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Konstantinos Dermanis

Group COO at CEX.IO

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Paul Frost-Smith

CEO at Corinthian Digital Asset Management Limited

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Puja Gupta, CFA

Emma Hague

FX Strategist at Fasanara Capital

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CEO at Haven Cove

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Russell Hart

Partner, COO & CCO at Alcova Asset Management

Karim Henide

Harjit Kaur

Portfolio Manager at Record Currency Management

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Partner and head of Funds & Investment Management, London at Maples Group

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Fiona King

Head of Global Sales at Nickel Digital Asset Management

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Pierre Lenders

Managing Director & Head of Sustainability at Capital Fund Management

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Fabian Leonhardt

Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager at Green Investment Partners

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Evan Lubin

Director of EMEA at AlphaSense

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Arianna Luna

David Mace

Partner at Campsor Capital

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COO at Altavista Investment Management UK LLP

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Anabel Mifsud

Chief Executive Officer at Bastion Wealth

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Stephane Nouni, CFA

Peter Northcott

Chief Risk Officer at Enko Capital

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Partner, COO at Accent Capital Management Limited

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Nicolas Pappas

Founder & CIO at Faros Point Capital

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Rayhaan Parwez

Juan Perez

Operational Due Diligence Analyst at Albourne Partners Limited

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COO at Altiq LLP

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James Purdie

Head Of Investor Relations at Arion Investment Management

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Alistair Ring

Mario Russo

Head of Operations at Rye Bay Capital

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Portfolio Manager at Conditor Asset Management

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Roland Roventa

Digital Assets Fund Portfolio Manager at Altana Wealth

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Dr Tillmann Sachs

Pajani Singah

Founder & CEO at J8 Capital Management

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COO at Inflection Point Investments

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Matthew Stiling

Senior Operational Due Diligence Analyst at Investcorp-Tages

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Fiona Treble

Alyx Wood

Managing Director, Global Head of Membership at AIMA

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Chief Investment Officer at Kernow Asset Management

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