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Hedgeweek Emerging Manager Summit: Inside the Vortex

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Please note attendance of this event is free of charge for buy side companies only. If you are a service provider and are interested in sponsorship participation, please contact us to receive all of the relevant opportunities - events@globalfundmedia.com.


The Hedgeweek, Inside the Vortex: Trends and influences shaping the emerging hedge fund space event, sets out to provide a forum for start up and emerging managers to understand the challenges and opportunities managers have to consider in order to successfully bring a hedge fund to market and survive in what could be seen as one of the most challenging periods so far for the industry.

The event features a series of in-depth panel discussions, presentations and case studies that will lay out the main trends, consideration and pressing issues that start-up and emerging fund managers currently face.. From legal structuring and ODD best practices, all the way through to devising an impactful marketing and distribution strategy.

As such, this event should be viewed asan educational tool; one that deconstructs a number of the core elements of running a hedge fund in today’s complex regulatory and compliance environment, with an additional focus placed on the ever increasing technological advancements and the constant evolution of what is expected in the early years of successfully running a hedge fund in 2020 and beyond.


Event Program:

08:30: Coffee and registration

09:00: Opening Address

09.15 – 10.00am: Panel 1 - “Rolling back the years – How should hedge funds evolve and adapt to rekindle their magic?”

  • Do hedge funds have an image problem?
  • What does it mean to be a top-decile hedge fund manager - is all about performance, performance, performance?
  • The importance of developing niche strategies to find uncorrelated sources of alpha
  • What influence are AI-driven strategies - both passive and active - having on the markets and is there a risk they might threaten ‘traditional’ hedge fund strategies?

10.00 – 10.15am: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “Under the hood of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR)”

10.15 – 11.00am: Panel 2 - “Outsourcing is gathering momentum as investors recognise the cost benefits to managers but what are some of the pitfalls to avoid?”

  • 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 managers should pay heed to?
  • Can outsourcing operations improve the Manager/Investor relationship – and is it re-defining how a hedge fund management company operates today?

11.00: COFFEE BREAK

11.15 – 12.00pm: Panel 3 - “A Quantum Leap – Why are quant funds proving so popular with investors and how best to pick the winners from the fakers?”

  • What is driving investor appeal for quant funds in 2019?
  • How is the quant space evolving in terms of trading strategies, research techniques, portfolio construction?
  • ‘Caveat Emptor’ – tactics for investors to employ to spot fakers from the real deal
  • Could increased quant/systematic trading reduce transparency and expose investors to new risks (cyber-related, algo glitches leading to flash crashes etc.)

12.00 – 12.15pm: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: TBC


12.15 – 1.00pm: Panel 4 - “Cloud Technology & Platform Evolution: How are technologists upping their game to bring intelligent automation to hedge funds?”

  • What are the most important cloud technology developments taking place right now?
  • Fourth party risk: a way to minimise operational security risk in the cloud
  • Intelligent automation – how might managers leverage this, to make their businesses more efficient?

1.00pm – 2.00pm: LUNCH SESSION


2.00 – 2.15pm: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “Reading the Runes: Which strategies are best placed to generate alpha against the global macro backdrop?”


2.15 – 3.00pm: Panel 5 - “Evolution of the ManCo model – what are the key questions managers should be asking?”

  • What are the key factors for emerging managers to consider, when looking to appoint a third party AIFM?
  • Where should I select my AIFM – which jurisdiction works best?
  • How have third party AIFMs made a difference since AIFMD was introduced – and where have they needed to improve?
  • What risks should managers seek to identify at the due diligence stage, before going down the outsourced AIFM route?
  • Will we see AIFM consolidation going forward?

3.00pm – 3.15pm: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “Liquidity Management – how to maximise liquidity and reduce risk in a higher volatility regime”


3.15 – 4.00pm: Panel 6 - “Fundraising techniques – what creative options are there for emerging managers to explore as they find new ways to secure investor capital?”

  • What are primes and third party marketers doing to get emerging managers in front of new investors? And how are managers setting their expectations with these counterparts to measure success?
  • In what ways are emerging managers exploring other fundraising avenues i.e. social media to promote thought leadership, technology platforms, developing creative fee solutions?
  • What other creative options are out there for PBs and managers alike to explore, to cut through the noise (15,000 hedge funds in the market) and achieve mutually beneficial objectives?
  • Are investors changing the way they allocate and if so, how can managers best respond?

4.00pm: FINAL CONCLUSIONS AND TAKEAWAYS

4.15 – 5.30pm: Drinks and Networking

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