Tuesday, January 24, 2012

GAIM Ops Cayman - Best Rates Expire January 27th

Meet the Most Senior Level Decision Makers in Operational Due Diligence, Compliance and Risk Management in One Place at One Time – GAIM Ops Cayman 2012! 

Why You Should Attend GAIM Ops Cayman 2012 

-Discuss the latest industry trends including: 

Managing Counter Party Risk after MF Global 
Understanding the Current Regulatory Landscape 
Top 8 Procedures in Due Diligence that are a waste of time 
New Thoughts on Corporate Governance 
Deciphering the Global Economy 
The Need for Transparency at the Administrators 
What is on the Minds of the Investors Today? 

-Leverage Relationships with over 400 Attendees including 100 Expert Speakers 

-Network with your peers during 10+ Hours of Networking including: 

Charity Reception on Sunday 
Ask the Expert Track 
Champagne Roundtables 
Breakfast Roundtables 
Beach Party on Tuesday afternoon 
Speaker hosted Lunch tables 

-Ensure that you are in compliance with the latest regulations with over 5 hours of regulatory guidance including: 

Live SEC Video Conference on Enforcement  
Live SEC Video Conference on Examinations 
Form PF Requirements 
Latest on OTC Clearing Rules 
How to Prevent Insider Trading 
Preparing for an SEC Exam 

Register today and save up to $600 off our standard rates. 

Don’t forget to book your hotel room at the Ritz Carlton too as our room block is filling up quickly. Individuals can contact the Ritz-Carlton's reservations department at 345-943-9000 or 800-241-3333 and request the GAIM Ops Cayman group rate. Discounted rates are valid through Friday, March 30, 2012 or until sold out. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ensure Your Fund is in Compliance with the Latest Regulations

The SEC has greatly expanded their review of hedge funds and have hired senior specialized examiners with experience in derivatives, trading, risk management and operations. If your job responsibilities include compliance, due diligence or risk management, you need to be fluent in the new regulations and latest requirements affecting hedge funds. That is why you should register for the 7thAnnual GAIM Ops Cayman. Take advantage of our best rates which expire Friday, January 27th.

GAIM Ops Cayman allows you to leverage relationships and learn from your peers at this preeminent gathering of hedge fund operational professionals. Most importantly for 2012, we’ve included over 5 hours of regulatory updates including: 

Live SEC Video Conferences on Enforcement and Examinations 
Implications of Hedge Fund Regulation on the Industry 
Expanding scope of Insider Trading Liability 
Understanding the new OTC Derivatives Rules 
How to Prepare Form PF 
Watch a Mock SEC Audit and learn where you are vulnerable 

Below is a sample of some of the top speakers we have presenting at GAIM Ops Cayman 2012:  


Mark Hannoush, Director, Operational Due Diligence, Investment Finance, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan 
Elizabeth M. Hammack, Chief Counsel, CCO & Managing Director, C.M. Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries  
Melanie Z. Pickett, Chief Operating Officer, Emory Investment Management  


Carlo Di Florio, Director Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, Securities and Exchange Commission 
Valerie Szczepanik, Assistant Director, Asset Management Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division 
James McGovern, Deputy Chief - Securities Fraud Unit, US Attorney's Office  
Stuart J Kaswell, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, General Counsel, Managed Funds Association  
Daniel A. Driscoll, Chief Operating Officer, National Futures Association  
Todd Groome, President, AIMA 
Premier McKeeva Bush, Premier, Cayman Islands  

Hedge Funds/FOF 

Leslie MacDonald, Legal & Regulatory Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, PAAMCO 
Suzanne McDermott, CCO, Halcyon Asset Management  
Kip Allardt, Chief Operating Officer, Discovery Capital Management, LLC 
Tim Barefield, COO, Pershing Square Capital Managment, L.P.  
Steve Farmer, Chief Compliance Officer, Mesirow Advanced Strategies, Inc.  
Marc Baum, General Counsel and CCO, Serengeti Asset Management  
Bruce Berger, COO/CFO, Atlantic Investment Management, Inc 
Daniel M. Levinson, Partner, Chief Operating & Chief Financial Officer, Atalaya Capital Management LP  
Andrew Kandel, Chief Compliance Officer & Co-General Counsel, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P 

Click here to view the complete list of speakers.

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Kim Griffiths at kgriffiths@iirusa.com 

Be sure to register by January 27th to save up to $600!