28th Annual Conference on the Globalisation of Investment Funds Our Sponsors

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Headline Social Event Sponsors

                

 

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Conference Reception Sponsor

 

Conference Luncheon and Refreshment Break Sponsors

            

 

Exhibitor

 

Conference Supporters

                                                      

               

 

Lanyard Sponsor

 

      

 

Associate Conference Sponsor

 

Bridge was founded in 2005 and provides an independent UCITS Management Company & AIFM solution to Fund structures in Ireland. In addition, Bridge provides a range of specialist regulatory compliance, risk, corporate governance and consulting support services to investment managers and Irish domiciled Funds (UCITS/AIFM). Based in Ireland, Bridge is a leading provider to a diverse client base, from large global investment managers to niche complex boutique asset managers. We provide customised risk and regulatory compliance solutions to client firms based in the  US, Europe and Asia.

Bridge’s approach is to apply real world knowledge and experience to assist clients in developing and implementing practical solutions to meet their on-going requirements. In an age of ever increasing regulatory compliance demands our experienced team has developed a deep technical expertise which allows us ensure our clients constantly receive appropriate advice and support. Bridge focuses on developing long term relationships with our clients, each client being partnered with a  dedicated Bridge team.

 

Bridge Consulting services:

  • Bridge Fund Management Limited (Manco Solution)
    Beijing, China 100020
  • AIFMD/UCITS Designated Persons Services
  • Risk and Valuation Services
  • Money Laundering Reporting
    Officer/AML Consulting
  • Accounting Service/Fund Liquidation Service
  • MiFID Compliance Support Service
  • Operational Support (Secondment of Compliance and Risk Specialists)
  • Compliance Help Desk
  • Irish Facilities Agent
  • Operational Due Diligence
  • Fund Registration
  • Non-Executive Director Selection

 

 

For Further Information Please Contact

Patrick Robinson – 353 1 673 1880/ Patrick.robinson@bridgeconsulting.ie

Mark Crossan – 353 1 673 1852/ mark.crossan@bridgeconsulting.ie

David Dillon – 353 1 631 6444/ david.dillon@bridgeconsulting.ie

 

33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay,

Dublin 2, Ireland

www.bridgeconsulting.ie

 

Headline Social Event Sponsors

 

 

Dillon Eustace has one of the largest Financial Services legal practices in Ireland serving clients across a whole range of activities, including Asset Management and Investment Funds, Derivatives, Investment Services, Insurance and Pensions, Debt and Funds Listing and Regulatory and Compliance, corporate and M&A, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate and taxation. Dillon Eustace is the leading legal advisor to Irish domiciled funds and also advise on establishing and managing Cayman funds.

Dillon Eustace broad client base includes asset managers, insurers, retail and investment banks, prime brokers, broker/dealers, funds service providers, insurance TPAs, domestic and international corporates and public bodies.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the firm's international practice has seen it establish offices in Tokyo (2000), New York (2009) and Cayman Islands (2012). Dillon Eustace is at the forefront of the financial services industry in Ireland as a leading adviser to domestic and international industry participants. 

 

 

 

 

 

Our firm was founded in 1964 by lawyers committed to excellence and creativity in legal practice. Since then, we have shaped a firm fit for one purpose; to deliver the best possible advice for businesses, institutions and entrepreneurs.

Delivering this responsive service, to an exceptional degree of precision, means working a little differently. Our partners are uncommonly supportive of clients and of each other; we form cross-border arrangements with peers based on each case’s demands; and our colleagues are unusually united around our values.

 

Asset management and investment funds

We advise on a wide range of investment products, with a client base of similar diversity: from boutique investment houses to the largest American, British, continental European and Asian fund promoters. We are the leading firm in Luxembourg in terms of net assets of investment funds for which we act as legal adviser.

Our service is based on our deep understanding of the fund industry and its needs, as well as on the collective legal and regulatory knowledge of our teams. We have extensive experience in setting up all types of investment vehicles such as UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities), regulated AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds), like SIF (Specialised Investment Funds), and SICAR (Investment Company in Risk Capital) and non-regulated AIFs, like RAIF (Reserved Alternative Investment Fund). We have dedicated teams of specialists covering all asset classes, from hedge funds to private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and microfinance funds. Our teams guide fund promoters and asset managers on fund structuring, eligible investments and strategies, draft the required legal documentation and ensure that regulatory approval is obtained.

We are committed to the evolution of Luxembourg as the primary European investment fund centre. We actively participate in discussions with the government and the regulator on the evolution of the financial sector – thus contributing to legislative development and origination of new legal structures.

Our partners are members of a number of advisory committees led by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) where regulatory developments are discussed with industry practitioners. As a result of our participation in such committees and our day-to-day involvement in the CSSF approval process, we have a very good relationship with the CSSF. Our clients therefore benefit from efficient resolution of their regulatory matters.

In the last decade, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has become a powerful association, taking numerous initiatives to develop the Luxembourg investment fund industry. Our lawyers are members of ALFI's board of directors, regulatory board and various working groups, giving us direct exposure to the latest developments and the ability to keep you ahead of regulatory changes and opportunities.

In addition, our partners are also actively involved in the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) which plays a major role in the promotion and the development of the private equity industry in Luxembourg. We co-chair the legal committee of the LPEA.

Our full-service approach spans not only all types of investment funds, but also the entities providing supporting management, custody, administration and distribution services.

 

https://www.elvingerhoss.lu/

 

 

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg advises large and medium-sized companies, banks and other financial institutions, investment funds and individuals on corporate law, M&A, private equity and venture capital, investment management, banking and finance, commercial law and litigation, real estate and tax law.

We specialise in advice on all corporate and tax law aspects of international holding and financing structures, financial products, corporate reorganisations and investment funds.

Our legal and fiscal specialists work closely together and with their colleagues in other Loyens & Loeff offices to provide our clients with comprehensive and fully integrated legal and fiscal assistance, wherever they may need it.

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg is one of the largest law firms in Luxembourg, with more than 130 lawyers and tax specialists. We provide our national and international clients with a complete range of corporate legal and tax advice on a fully integrated basis.

 

Banking & finance

Our Banking & Finance group works on a wide range of transactions, including leveraged finance, structured finance, project finance, asset finance and syndicated lending transactions. We also advise on capital markets matters and laws and regulations regarding supervision of financial markets.

 

Corporate

The Corporate/M&A department provides high-end legal advice in relation to large corporate and transactional projects for both local and international clients that include medium-sized and large companies, private equity and hedge funds as well as banks and other financial institutions. Our team handles acquisitions and complex group restructuring transactions often involving significant cross-border work.

 

Commercial & Litigation

The Commercial and Litigation department provides clear, focused advice to our clients on a wide range of commercial issues and guide them seamlessly through litigation. We assist our clients in in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation and we advise local and international clients in the areas of commercial contracts, bankruptcy & restructuring, intellectual property, real estate, employment, e-commerce and new technologies. 

 

Investment Management 

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg has developed a fast-growing investment funds practice and is a recognised leader in providing integrated legal advice to collective investment schemes, including undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS), serving their managers, sponsors, distributors and investors, with special attention to alternative products such as private equity funds, hedge funds and real estate funds. 

 

Tax 

Our Luxembourg tax practice covers all areas of Luxembourg and international tax law and is intertwined with our tax practices in The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland as well as all our other practices (M&A, Real Estate, Investment Management / Funds, Private Equity, Banking & Finance and Litigation). 

The Tax department advises clients on all aspects of tax law, e.g. tax optimisation, compliance, transfer pricing, tax assurance and estate planning. Our tax specialists enjoy excellent relationships with the Luxembourg tax authorities as well as internationally. We also have a great deal of experience in tax litigation, before the Luxembourg Courts as well as before the European Court of Justice.

 

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg S.a r.l.

Avocats a la Cour

18-20 rue Edward Steichen

L-2540 Luxembourg

T: +352 466 230

F: +352 466 234

@ info@loyensloeff.lu

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Dinner Sponsor

 

Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm's international team of more than 300 legal professionals represents Luxembourg and foreign clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law from our head office in Luxembourg and our representative offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York and Paris. We strive for excellence in order to achieve the best results for our clients and we always look for creative solutions. 

Our specialised practice areas allow us to offer a complete range of Luxembourg legal and tax services tailored to the client's individual needs across all areas of business law.

Our firm advises international and domestic clients in all areas of business law relevant to their business activities, ranging from fund formation, banking, insurance, private equity, real estate to corporate and tax matters.

 

LUXEMBOURG

41A, avenue J.F. Kennedy

L-2082 Luxembourg

Tel: +352 40 78 78 1 

Fax: +352 40 78 04

Email: info@arendt.com

Website: www.arendt.com

 

USA

Rockefeller Center

1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1705

New York, NY 10020

Tel: +1 212 554 3541 

Fax: +1 212 554 3544

Email: bob.calmes@arendt.com

 

www.arendt.com

 

After Dinner Drinks (Monday) Sponsor

 

 

 

 

Conference Reception Sponsor

 

 

Dechert is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in 27 offices across the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, allowing us the resources to deliver seamless, high-quality legal services to clients wherever they do business.

Our investment management lawyers advise financial services firms, asset managers and investment funds, representing clients ranging from small start-up and boutique operations to some of the largest financial institutions in the world. Our team advises on fund formation and management, regulatory and compliance matters, regulatory investigations, and litigation. We serve as transactional counsel and handle regulatory issues in mergers and acquisitions of financial services companies and funds. We also advise on the operational integration of diversified financial institutions, tax, ERISA, executive compensation and employee benefits matters. Many of our lawyers have experience as in-house counsel and as regulators, and their experience allows us to anticipate, identify and address challenges before they become problems. 

With approximately 200 lawyers working in financial services and investment funds in 16 offices around the world, Dechert is the only law firm with a physical presence in all of the key European funds centres of London, Luxembourg, Dublin, Paris and Frankfurt, allowing us to be truly jurisdiction neutral. Together with our offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, we are regarded as a legal adviser of choice for matters with complicated cross-border elements and varying legal structures. Our investment funds practice has received accolades from industry publications around the world, including Chambers (30 lawyers ranked), Legal 500 (34 lawyers recognized), Best Lawyers, and IFLR 1000. Our international funds practice is world class and continues to grow in depth and strength.

For more information: www.dechert.com/financial_services

 

 

Conference Luncheon and Refreshment Break Sponsors

 

 

Bonn Steichen & Partners is an independent law firm committed to provide the highest quality legal services to domestic and international clients in Luxembourg.

Our Investment Management team has a strong expertise in all areas of investment fund law covering the establishment, structuring and restructuring of a full range of regulated and unregulated investment funds. These include:

  • Mutual funds;
  • Real estate and infrastructure funds;
  • Hedge funds;
  • Venture capital funds;
  • Credit/Corporate debt funds;
  • Distressed debt funds
  • Private equity funds;
  • Carbon funds and other alternative investment structures.

Our lawyers are very active in UCITS as well as AIFs, and deal on a daily basis, with issues arising from the implementation of the UCITS Directives and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

The law voted on July 14th 2016 on Reserved Alternative Investment Funds (RAIF) provides new possibilities for structuring investment vehicles in Luxembourg.

Our capability for providing integrated banking, corporate, regulatory and tax advice allows our lawyers to offer clients innovative and proactive solutions.

To develop long-term relationships with clients, BSP takes advantage of the proven synergy between departments to ensure a reliable and consistent high-standard service.

www.bsp.lu

 

 

 

 

 

Dechert is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in 27 offices across the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, allowing us the resources to deliver seamless, high-quality legal services to clients wherever they do business.

Our investment management lawyers advise financial services firms, asset managers and investment funds, representing clients ranging from small start-up and boutique operations to some of the largest financial institutions in the world. Our team advises on fund formation and management, regulatory and compliance matters, regulatory investigations, and litigation. We serve as transactional counsel and handle regulatory issues in mergers and acquisitions of financial services companies and funds. We also advise on the operational integration of diversified financial institutions, tax, ERISA, executive compensation and employee benefits matters. Many of our lawyers have experience as in-house counsel and as regulators, and their experience allows us to anticipate, identify and address challenges before they become problems. 

With approximately 200 lawyers working in financial services and investment funds in 16 offices around the world, Dechert is the only law firm with a physical presence in all of the key European funds centres of London, Luxembourg, Dublin, Paris and Frankfurt, allowing us to be truly jurisdiction neutral. Together with our offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, we are regarded as a legal adviser of choice for matters with complicated cross-border elements and varying legal structures. Our investment funds practice has received accolades from industry publications around the world, including Chambers (30 lawyers ranked), Legal 500 (34 lawyers recognized), Best Lawyers, and IFLR 1000. Our international funds practice is world class and continues to grow in depth and strength.

For more information: www.dechert.com/financial_services

 

 

Exhibitor

 

 

Norm Champ is a partner in the Investment Funds Group of law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP and teaches investment management law at Harvard Law School. Previously, he was the Director of the Division of Investment Management at the SEC. Under his leadership, the SEC adopted landmark reforms to strengthen the money market mutual fund industry. Champ was also instrumental in creating and implementing initiatives to reorganize the SEC and provide transparency to the industry. His book, Going Public, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the SEC in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis and recommendations to help create healthy, free-functioning markets. He lives in New York City with his wife and four children.

www.normchamp.com

 

Conference Supporters

 

 

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) is the representative body of the Luxembourg investment fund community. Created in 1988, the Association today represents over 1,500 Luxembourg domiciled investment funds, asset management companies and a wide range of service providers such as depositary banks, fund administrators, transfer agents, distributors, legal firms, consultants, tax experts, auditors and accountants, specialist IT providers and communication companies. The Luxembourg Fund industry is the largest fund domicile in Europe and a worldwide leader in cross-border distribution of funds. Luxembourg-domiciled investment structures are distributed on a global basis in more than 70 countries with a particular focus on Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

For further information, do not hesitate to consult our website at www.alfi.lu.

You can also keep up to date with the discussion by following @ALFIfunds on Twitter or join ALFI’s LinkedIn group.

 

 

Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the lobby association for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany and catalyzer between German institutional investors and recognized providers of AI-products worldwide. One goal is to enhance the environment for German professional investors when diversifying their financial assets into Alternative Investments; another objective is to increase the awareness level and the understanding of these asset classes and strategies in public. BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions and supervisory bodies and advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive regulatory environment for the German AI-industry. BAI counts 167 members from all areas of the professional Alternative Investments industry.

http://bvai.de/baistartseite.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.internationallawoffice.com/

 

 

 

http://www.lexology.com/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NICSA is a nonprofit association, founded in 1962 as the National Investment Company Service Association. Its purpose is to align and educate the industry through the discussion and sharing of leading practices to support and enable industry efficiency; formal education and knowledge programs; and content development and information dissemination. NICSA’s membership represents a broad cross-section of the global investment management community including asset managers, distributors and service providers. NICSA has five, in-person events a year and monthly webinars. For more information about NICSA and how to become a member, contact 508-485-1500 or visit www.nicsa.org.  
 
 
 
 
 
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