The Guernsey resident and private equity specialist will top the
bill for the annual event, which this year is titled 'Achieving
stability in a world of change' and takes place on Thursday 14
May in London.
Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance - the
promotional agency for the Island's finance industry, said he
was delighted that Mr Hands will be speaking at the forum.
"Guy has been a huge supporter of Guernsey's fund
industry for a long time now and this was given further endorsement
several years ago when Terra Firma opened an office in Guernsey and
he moved to the Island," he said.
"I've heard Guy speak before and he is a compelling,
original thinker so I expect that many others will be joining me in
really looking forward to hearing his insight into the current
global environment and what it means for investment opportunities,
such as private equity."
The event, which is once again expected to attract more than 350
delegates, will be moderated for the sixth successive year by ITV
News anchor, Alastair Stewart OBE.
The first panel session will look at meeting the needs of
European private equity and include a focus on Base Erosion and
Profit Shifting (BEPS), manager experiences of private placement
under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)
and the latest on AIFMD passporting.
The second will look at the future of investment entities
including a focus on regulatory issues arising out of AIFMD and
initiatives such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), case studies on the latest
Initial Public Offering (IPO) innovations and governance
Mr Wheatley added: "We have great speakers lined up to talk
about the hot topics which are impacting investors, managers and
intermediaries within the asset management sector. I'm also
very pleased to welcome back Alastair Stewart as moderator and I
expect that he'll be getting right to the heart of matters with
"The Guernsey Funds Forum has grown during the last few
years to be one of the leading industry events on the calendar and
also at the same time a fantastic showcase for the Guernsey funds
community which, despite the challenging external environment,
continues to go from strength to strength."
Guernsey Funds Forum 2015 is taking place on Thursday 14 May at
venues, 155 Bishopsgate in London, starting at midday with
registration and lunch and concluding with a networking drinks
reception at 5pm.
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