Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Last chance to join 435 of your industry peers at GAIM Ops Cayman!

Register today to ensure your place at GAIM Ops Cayman. 

This three day event is packed with sessions that discuss recent industry developments and boasts 115+ expert speakers, 435+ total attendees (50% of which are new) and more than 10+ hours of invaluable meeting opportunities.

Our Distinguished List of Participants includes the following Companies:

19 Degrees North Fund Services Ltd
ABS Investment Management
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
ACA Compliance Group
Admiral Administration Ltd
AIS Fund Administration
Albourne Partners Ltd
Alfred I duPont Testamentary Trust
ALPS Fund Services
Alternative Investment Management
Amber Capital
Antipodean Advisors LLC
APG Asset Management US Inc
Appleby Global
Arden Asset Management LLC
Arrowgrass Capital Services UK Ltd
ASC Advisors LLC
Atalaya Capital Management LP
Atlantic Investment Management Inc
Aurora Investment Management LLC
BackTrack Reports
Baker Tilly Cayman Ltd
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barclays Bank Plc
Baronsmead Partners LLP
Barrett Capital Management LLC
Benchmark Plus Management
Bishops Services Inc
BlackRock Financial Management Inc
Blackstone Alternative Asset Mgmt.
BlueMountain Capital Management LLC
BNP Paribas
BNY Mellon
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Brandeis University
Brown University
Butterfield Fulcrum
BVI Financial Services Commission
CACEIS Investor Services
Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec
Caledonian Fund Services Limited
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Cantab Capital Partner
Cantor Fitzgerald LP
Carne Global Financial Services Ltd
CarVal Investor Service Inc
Castle Hall Alternatives
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
Cerberus Capital Management
Cevian Capital AB
Charter Bridge Capital Management
Christus Health
Citco Fund Services
Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP
Common Sense Investment
Concept Capital
Constellation Investment Consulting
Corbin Capital Partners
Crestline Investors Inc
Deloitte & Touche
Deutsche Bank
Discovery Atlas Fund Ltd
DMS Offshore Investment Services (DMS)
Docimo & Associates
Dorchester Capital Advisors LLC
Duff & Phelps LLC
EIM Management USA Inc
EisnerAmper LLP
Electra Information Systems
Emerging Sovereign Group LLC
Emory Investment Management
Empyrean Capital Partners
EnTrust Capital
Equinox Partners LP
Ernst & Young LLP
Evanston Capital Management
Eversheds LLP
Fauchier Partners
Fintan Partners
First Advantage FQS Capital
Fund Evaluation Group LLC
Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd GLG Partners Service LP
Global Custodian
GlobeOp Financial Services
GlobeTax Services Inc
Goldman Sachs
Gottex Fund Management
Gracie Asset Managment
Green Cay Asset Management, Ltd.
GSO Capital Partners
Halcyon Asset Management
Harney Westwood & Riegels
HBMJ Consulting
Hedge Fund Standards Board
Hedgeserv Corporation
Herbert L Jamison & Co LLC
Highbridge Capital Management
Highfields Capital Management
Hirtle Callaghan
HLW Fund Services
Houlihan Lokey
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hudson Bay Capital Management
IAM Research LLC
ICG Management
iFind Group, LLC
Indus Capital Partners Llc
Infonic AG
Innocap Investment Management
Interactive Data
International Management Services
International Standard Asset Mgmt
Intertrust (Cayman) Limited
Ironwood Capital Management
ISIS Fund Services Ltd
Jeffrey Slocum & Associates
JP Morgan Alternative Asset Mgmt
Kamehameha Schools
Kantar Group
Kingdom Trust Company
Koger Inc
Lakewood Capital Management
Lanterne Strategic Investors Pty Limited
Larch Lane Advisors LLC
Lazard Capital Markets
Legislative Assembly
Loomis Sayles & Company L P
Lowenstein Sandler PC
Magnitude Capital LLC
Managed Funds Association
ManagementPlus Group
Maples and Calder
Maples Finance
Marathon Asset Management
Masters Capital Investments LLC
Maverick Capital
Mayflower Features
McGriff Seibels & Williams
Meridian Fund Services
Merlin Securities
Mesirow Advanced Strategies Inc
Millennium Trust Company
Miura Global Management LLC
MKP Capital Management
MMIP Services
Moore Stephens Decosimo
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
National Futures Association
Navigant Capital Advisors
NCO Financial Investigative Services
New York Times
New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Nomura Asset Management USA, Inc
Northview Services Ltd
Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Optima Fund Management LLC
Orchard Harbour
Orical LLP
Outrider Management LLC PAAMCO
Paulson & Co Inc
Penny It Works
Perella Weinberg Partners
Performance Trust Investment Advisors
Permal Group Inc
Pershing LLC
PFK Cayman
Pine Grove Associates Inc
Pointer Management Company
Polar Securities
Press Management
Prism Advisors
Private Advisors
Protege Partners
Pulse Capital Partners
Queensgate Bank & Trust Company Ltd
Richard Fleischman & Associates
Riverstone Group LLC
Robson Capital Management Inc
Ropes & Gray LLP
Rothstein Kass
Saba Capital Management LP
Salient Partners
Sandalwood Securities Inc
Sandler Capital Management
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Sciens Capital
Scout Capital
SEC Compliance Consultants
Securities and Exchange Commission
SEI Corporation
Sensato Investors
Serengeti Asset Management
Seward & Kissel LLP
Silver Creek Capital Management
Solomon Harris Attorneys at Law
South Street Advisors
SS&C Technologies Inc
Stanford Management Co
Steelhead Partners LLC
Strategic Investment Group
Summit Rock Advisors
Sun Valley Gold LLC
Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
TD Securities Inc
Tenor Capital Management Co LP
The Bank Of New York
The Blackstone Group
The Regulatory Fundamentals Group
The University of Chicago
The Wall Street Journal
Third Point LLC
Thorp Alberga
Titan Advisors LLC
Topwater Capital Partners LLC
Towers Watson
Traiana Inc
UBP Asset Management
UBS Investment Bank
UNC Management Company
Universities Superannuation Scheme
University of Florida Investment Corporation
University of Richmond
US Attorney's Office
US Bancorp Fund Services LLC
Vanderbilt University Office of Investments (Endowment)
VBM Management, Ltd.
Virtus Partners LLC
Virtusa Financial Services Consulting
VITEOS Fund Services
Walkers Global
Watershed Asset Management LLC
West Face Capital
Weyerhaeuser Asset Management
World Check
WTP Advisors
York Capital Management LP
Ziff Brothers Investments
Zimmer Lucas Capital, LLC

This conference provides you with up to date, in-depth discussions on the latest regulatory and operational changes affecting the hedge fund industry. You will leave refreshed, with a renewed focus on how to be more productive and return to your office with new insights into the key issues affecting your business.

Download the complete up-to- date Agenda here

Participate in 10+ Hours of Formal and Informal Networking Including:

Hosted VIP Speaker Roundtables: Continue learning during lunchtime as you join a speaker hosted lunch table
Breakfast Roundtables: Start the day informally as you discuss recent industry developments
Champagne Roundtables: End the day informally as you share off the record war stories on current issues facing the industry with other conference attendees

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

DMS invites students to apply for the annual GAIM Ops

DMS Offshore Investment Services will provide the opportunity for one Caymanian student to gain exposure to the financial services industry by attending the upcoming hedge fund conference.
Fund governance firm DMS partnered with South Street Capital Management LP and GAIM to present the GAIM Ops Scholar Award at the seventh annual GAIM Ops Cayman conference, hosted at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman from 22-25 April.
All Caymanian students between the ages of 15 and 18 who are considering a career in financial services are encouraged to reach out and submit in 100 words why they should be chosen to attend this event.
GAIM Ops Cayman is recognised as the premier hedge fund industry event that strengthens operational due diligence in response to game-changing hedge fund industry trends. The conference serves as a platform to educate and inform industry professionals on critical issues and provide an opportunity to discuss possible changes to due diligence and compliance processes moving forward.
Leading institutional investors from around the world convene in the Cayman Islands each year to see, first-hand, the institutional quality excellence in fund governance that has contributed to Cayman being the No. 1 jurisdiction for hedge funds.
The short-list of applicants will be invited to DMS House in George Town prior to the conference to attend a complimentary Hedge Fund 101 workshop, which will also provide an educational opportunity for students who would otherwise not have the exposure to Cayman’s financial services industry.
Don Seymour, founder of DMS and a managing director, said, “The hedge fund industry is the most important industry in the Cayman Islands, however, the GAIM Ops conference had not been accessible to many young Caymanians due to the steep ticket price of $4,100. For the second year, DMS is looking for applications from local students between the ages of 15 and 18 for the GAIM Ops Scholar Award to share this incredible learning experience of GAIM Ops with deserving young Caymanians. We are grateful to GAIM and South Street Capital Management LP for their assistance in implementing the award and for caring about the Cayman Islands community,” Mr Seymour said.
He added, “It was my pleasure to provide guidance to Ralston Thorpe, the award recipient from 2011, throughout the conference, helping him to network and understand the issues being discussed. The feedback on him was excellent, and DMS looks forward to offering the same opportunity to another bright and ambitious young Caymanian this year.”

To Register and learn more about GAIM Ops Cayman, please visit click here.

If you are attending GAIM Ops Cayman 2012, DMS invites ODD professionals to join them in interactive sessions: "Look Inside DMS House," to perform an in-depth due diligence review of DMS FUND GOVERNANCE SM and FUND GOVERNANCE TRANSPARENCY REPORT SM, including a walk-through of DMS House where you'll see the inner workings and meet the teams behind the breakthrough methodologies. Contact to arrange an appointment time or click here to find out more...