One of the UK's most renowned hedge fund managers, Crispin
Odey, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Guernsey Funds Forum.
The founding Partner of Odey Asset Management will top the bill
for the annual event, which this year is titled 'Real funds and
real money in a post-truth world', and takes place on Thursday
11 May at etc. venues, 155 Bishopsgate in London.
Guernsey Finance Chief Executive Dominic Wheatley said Mr Odey
would add gravitas and context to the event.
"Crispin is one of London's best known hedge-fund
managers and his wealth of knowledge and experience is sure to
bring a fascinating insight into the state of the markets and what
lies ahead for the industry, particularly in light of Brexit, which
he supported wholeheartedly," said Mr Wheatley.
The event, which last year attracted nearly 500 delegates, will
be moderated for the eighth successive year by ITV News anchor,
Alastair Stewart OBE. Panellists already confirmed include Ed
Gander from Weil, Joseph Cohen from Trilantic Capital Partners,
Tony Mancini from KPMG, Thomas Laverty from Kirkland & Ellis
and independent director Simon Holden
The first panel session, entitled 'Mountains of money',
will focus on the low return rate environment, the risks of holding
cash and the influences on fundraising and investment execution in
the light of Brexit.
Mr Wheatley said: "With so much uncertainty surrounding
Brexit, we felt this was an important focus for this year's
event, while also looking at what Guernsey has to offer in the
funds space. Last year's event was praised for focusing on the
big and relevant issues and we want to continue that
The second panel session, 'Add substance add value',
will consider the definition of substance as it relates to the
Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and base erosion and
profit shifting. The panel will also discuss substance and value
creation in Guernsey.
The 2017 Guernsey Funds Forum is scheduled to get underway from
midday with registration and lunch and will conclude with a
networking drinks reception at 5pm. It is hosted by Guernsey
Finance in conjunction with the Guernsey Investment Fund
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