Cayman Fund Conference 2013 unveils speakers


Cayman law firm Campbells will hold its Cayman Fund Conference 2013 on Friday November 15 at the Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa. The event will include a keynote speech by Patrick Bodden, deputy managing director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, who will give a regulatory update on the Cayman Islands.

Other speakers will include Alistair Walters, managing partner at Campbells who will chair the conference; and Kelli Moll, partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, who will discuss recent regulatory reform in the US that affects funds.

A number of panel discussions will also take place. An event called ‘Monitoring Operations of Fund’ will consider issues such as how investors can be satisfied a fund is operating properly, who an investor can rely on and what investors are entitled to know. The panellists in this session will include Moll from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Michael Garafalo, Partner at BDO and John McCann, CEO of Trinity Fund Administration. It will be moderated by Susan Lock from Campbells.

Another session, entitled ‘Regulatory Update and Relationship Between Investors and Regulators’ will consider how the CIMA might respond to investor concerns and complaints and what steps CIMA can take to protect investors.

Panellists will include Yolanda Ebanks-McCoy, head of Investments and Securities at the CIMA and RJ Berry, head of Compliance at the CIMA. It will be introduced by Alistair Walters, managing partner at Campbells.

Other sessions will cover ‘Side Letters, Side Pockets and Transparency’, a session which will include panellists Nic Corsetti, managing director of EFG Bank and Allison Nolan, managing director of Athena International Management; and ‘New Government – Commitment to Public/Private Relationship and Development of Funds Industry?’ which will include Hon. Wayne Panton, minister of the Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce & Environment, Gonzalo Jalles, CEO of Cayman Finance and Linburgh Martin, deputy managing director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

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