Webinar: AIFMD - The first six months


Date: Monday, 12 January, 2015
Starting at: 2:00pm (GMT), 3:00pm (CET), 9:00am (EST)
Location: London
Contact: Eradat Munshi



AIFMD was implemented on 22 July 2014. The webinar looks at the national implementation timetable, and how managers are coping with the obligations it imposed.


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The webinar will be moderated by COOConnect Editor Charles Gubert, and will include the following panellists:


Opening and closing remarks by Charles Gubert, Editor of COOConnect.




Charles Bathurst is a consultant to the board of SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services. Charles graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1974 serving as an Officer in the British Army before leaving to spend eight years in the engineering industry, initially with GKN on their military vehicle division. In 1988 Charles moved to the City of London where he worked in international financial and commodity markets for GNI and moved to Credit Agricole in 1995 to found their alternative investment management group. In 1998 he established Credit Agricole Asset Management in London becoming Managing Director. In 2004 Charles moved to Old Mutual Asset Managers becoming International Sales and Marketing Director and in 2008 joined J O Hambro Investment Management Limited as Director and Head of their internal Fund Management Group. During his career Charles has been responsible for initiating and managing to profitability new businesses, multiple product launches and building distribution channels in more than 40 countries globally. Today he is a consultant to the board of SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services to build their commercial growth globally ex Japan.


Roger Fishwick is a Director at Thomas Murray, and Chief Risk Officer in the Data Services business. Roger is a Cambridge University Natural Sciences graduate, with a Masters in Management Sciences from Manchester.  His first working decade was in the oil industry, where Roger qualified as an accountant and treasurer. In 1987, Roger joined Prudential Portfolio Managers, the global investment management arm of Prudential plc, establishing the treasury, then as Client Services Director, setting up the client accounting/reporting unit.  Subsequently, he became PPM Group Treasurer, responsible for the back office, treasury and securities lending functions, reselecting the global custodian, outsourcing UK custody, centralising futures clearing and integrating Scottish Amicable Investment Managers. In 2000, Roger moved from PPM to Thomas Murray.  He is a director of the firm, and is Chief Risk Officer in the Data Services business. Previously, he had responsibility for Institutional business, selecting service providers on behalf of major institutional investors as well as doing ratings of global custodians.


Bill Prew is the Founder and CEO of INDOS Financial, an independent AIFMD depositary. Bill is a qualified accountant with over 18 years financial services experience. He started his career in 1993 in the investment management division of Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). After 7 years with PwC in London and Sydney working with a broad range of financial services clients, he helped establish an email technology company before returning to financial services and joining Barclays Global Investors in 2002. At BGI, Bill served as European Chief Financial Officer and then Head of Supplier Management, with responsibility for the management and oversight of BGI's European outsourced supplier relationships providing custody, fund accounting, transfer agency and client reporting services to over 2,000 accounts and $620bn of traditional long-only and alternative funds. In December 2007, Bill joined Moore Capital Management to support the spin-out of the management of the $3.5bn Moore Credit Fund to James Caird Asset Management, a hedge fund manager with offices in London and New York. During his time at JCAM, he was responsible for a range of operational areas including finance, legal, compliance, product control, investment operations, fund accounting and technology. On leaving JCAM in December 2012 to focus full time on AIFMD and the development of the INDOS business he held the position of Chief Operating Officer. Bill is a recognised independent expert on AIFMD and has presented at many industry events and been published widely in the industry press.


Robert Hennessy is the Director of Risk and Compliance for SMT Fund Services (Ireland) Limited. Prior to joining the Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group, Robert was Head of Fiduciary Services for Citibank International plc, Ireland Branch. He also served as a director and Head of Legal and Compliance for RBS Fund Services (Ireland) Limited. Previously he was a managing director with AIG Global Investment Group and was responsible for the establishment of the legal and compliance functions. Robert has been involved in the mutual funds industry in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre since 1992 and has particular expertise in the trustee, legal and compliance areas.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin and is a member of the Law Society of Ireland having qualified as a solicitor in 1989.
David O'Keeffe is a Director at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group (SuMi TRUST) in Dublin.

Simon Whiteside is a Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP.  Simon specialises in advising hedge fund managers on all aspects of AIFMD, as well as on fund formation and structuring of funds and other collective investment products, as well as other products such as single investor funds and managed accounts.  







Each panel discussion will be broadcast live online and will take place at a London venue. Attendees will be able submit questions online that can be put to the panellists during the webinar.


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Please contact Eradat Munshi, Director of Sales, if you would like further information on any of these webinars, to suggest a webinar topic, to participate in a panel discussion or to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

E: eradat.munshi@cooconnect.com 
M: +44 (0) 7769 277 927