COOConnect is a peer group network open to Chief Operating Officers (COOs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs), and heads of Operational Due Diligence (ODD) at fund management companies managing alternative investment strategies or a combination of alternative and traditional investment strategies and funds of fund companies invested in the same or similar combinations of strategies. Membership is free for individuals authenticated as falling into one of these categories.
Getting the most out of your membership
Once the team at COOConnect verify and approve your membership (we verify each one personally to ensure you are working in the buy side sector of alternative investment), you will log into this site and menu items will be at your fingertips.
Here is a list of what will be available:
Resident Experts – this area of the website is currently in development and we hope to go live with this very soon. Here, members of COOConnect can ask our Resident Experts their questions anonymously, with the Experts' responses then visible to all members of COOConnect. The follow-up conversation can either continue on the platform or offline by contacting the expert directly - that is completely up to you.
Groups – These are based around topics that may interest you that members can share and swap information and content. From time to time the team at COOConnect will also post content here that is based on this topic to help reach you, as it is easy to get information overload and not know where to look. You can also create your own group too. You may want to create a group that is just for you and a selection of members, this is fine, go for it! Or you may want an open group for all members to create content and share ideas with, you can do that too. We will also have some groups from our sponsors in which they give us member exclusive content for your eyes only and they will post it here. (Don’t worry we restrict sell side privileges so they cannot roam the members platform and get your details)
Directories – The COOConnect team is well connected. We have a plethora of contacts that may come in handy for you, so we have uploaded them just for our members. It comes with a handy search tool so you don’t get lost.
Finder – What is this? We have a few areas in here…Charities, Independent Directors, Jobs and Office Spaces. We list the items in each category for you - just send them in to us.
Library – Since we have so much content and there are so many new regulations coming out each week we are working away trying to populate a handy library for you to browse. One-stop-shop. If you feel we are missing some content here then just get in touch and we can source it or send it in to post.Events – We understand there are many events being hosted including virtual such as webinars. We list what we can for members and for the public. If you would like to post an event you can do this too and choose to post it just for members or for the public.
Contact Us – If you get lost or unsure of any item on the platform we are happy to help. COOConnect can even schedule you in for a personalised tour! All the contact information for the COOConnect team can be found on the Contact Us page. If you have any questions, get in touch.