This year's Guernsey Funds Forum in London will be hosted by
ITV news anchor
Alastair Stewart OBE and feature key industry speakers including
leading venture capitalist Jon Moulton.
Mr Stewart chaired last year's Guernsey Funds Forum and he
will also host this year's event at the Grange St Paul's Hotel in London on
Wednesday 11 May.
Peter Niven, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance – the
promotional agency for the Island's finance industry, said:
"Last year's event was a huge success in terms of the
number of delegates, the quality of the debates and panellists and
of course, Alastair Stewart was very professional in leading us
through the programme.
"We received extremely positive feedback after last
year's forum and now the aim is to build on that and deliver a
similarly, if not even more, impressive event this May. Alastair is
on board again to make sure our panellists get to the heart of the
matters at hand and with a line-up of leading speakers, including
Jon Moulton, I'm confident that we are in for an very
The half-day event is entitled The Changing Face of the Global
Funds Industry and includes three panel discussions.
The first session will provide an examination of the current
developments surrounding the EU's Alternative Investment Fund
Managers (AIFM) Directive. Session two will look at the current
trends and issues in relation to raising capital and in particular
from the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China
– the BRIC countries. The final discussion of the
afternoon will focus on alternative asset classes and what might be
the best performer in the future.
Mr Niven added: "This event comes at a particularly
opportune moment given the large amount of change that the sector
is facing and especially the continued focus on the EU AIFM
Directive. The content of the sessions is extremely topical and
looking at the quality of the panellists then I believe we will
have some very insightful debate that will be relevant to a broad
cross-section of practitioners working in the sector."
As well as the conference, there will also be an exhibition of
Guernsey service providers, including the Island's leading fund
administrators, custodians, legal practices and accountancy
The Guernsey Funds Forum takes place on Wednesday
11th May 2011 at the Grange St. Pauls Hotel, 10 Godliman
Street, London, EC4V 5AJ. It will start with registration from
12.30pm and when the programme concludes at 5.30pm there will be a
drinks networking reception. The event is supported by the EVCA,
the AIC, Legal
Week and www.funddomiciles.com. For more information
about delegate, exhibition and sponsorship opportunities contact
Fiona Murray by email email@example.com.
The net asset value of funds under management and administration
in Guernsey reach a record high of £257 billion at the end of
December 2010 – up £14.3 billion (5.9%) during the
final quarter of last year and £73.2 billion (39.7%) year on
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