The Hedge Fund Business Forum 2016

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Top Strategies in Operations & Business Management

19 May 2016, Institute of Directors, London

SPEAKERS

Stuart-RodenStuart Roden, Lansdowne Partners
Stuart Roden is senior partner and chairman of the firm, a member of the management committee and is involved with the management of the Developed Markets funds. Prior to joining Lansdowne in 2001, Stuart was a managing director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM). Stuart started his career in the City in 1984, joining SG Warburg & Co. Stuart is the non-executive chairman of the investment committee of Marylebone Partners LLP, chairman of the Jewish Care and Oxford Centre of Jewish and Hebrew Studies investment committees, and joint chairman of the 1-UP Foundation. Stuart received a first class honours degree in Economics (BSc) from the London School of Economics.
Andrew-BastowAndrew Bastow, AQR Capital Management
Andrew Bastow is vice president and head of European structuring and regulatory affairs for AQR Capital Management, where he is responsible for the legal affairs of AQR’s activities in Europe. Before joining AQR, Mr Bastow served as general counsel and head of government and regulatory affairs at Winton Capital Management in London for eight years. He is currently deputy chair and a director of the General Council of the Alternative Investment Management Association and is a member of the Hedge Fund Lawyers Association. Mr Bastow is a solicitor of England and Wales and is also admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (non-practising). Mr Bastow has also held roles with the Treasury Solicitor’s Department of the Government of the United Kingdom and with the State Solicitor’s Office in Western Australia, where he was engaged in a wide range of practice areas including public law, employment, regulation, prosecution and enforcement. He is a British Chevening Scholar and holds a First Class Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as degrees in Law, Arts and Economics respectively obtained from Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia in Australia.
Vincent-BounieVincent Bounie, Fenchurch
Vincent is a managing director at Fenchurch, a leading M&A advisory firm focused on the financial services sector. He has advised on a number of asset management transactions including the sale by Chenavari Capital of a minority interest to Dyal Capital, the sale by TA Associates of DNCA to Natixis, the acquisition of Longview Partners by Northill, the acquisition of Geneva Capital Management by Henderson Global Investors and the sale of Finisterre Capital to Principal Global Investors. Vincent has over 15 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Fenchurch in 2009, Vincent was an executive director at Morgan Stanley and previously a partner of Lexicon Partners and a member of the Financial Institutions Group at Credit Suisse/DLJ.
Nicholas-ColstonNicholas Colston, Simmons & Simmons
Nick Colston is a partner in the Financial Services Regulation group in the London office of Simmons & Simmons. He has been with the firm for 11 years, and became a partner in May 2015. Nick specialises in advising both buy-side and sell-side firms on all aspects of the UK and EU regulatory regimes. Nick’s primary focus is advising fund managers (both in the UK and globally) on regulatory issues including MiFID, AIFMD, compliance with the FCA Rules, client documentation, compliance policies and procedures, anti-financial crime requirements and cross-border business. More broadly, Nick also advises other asset management firms, investment banks, private banks and brokers on a spectrum of financial services law and regulatory issues. During his career, Nick has also spent six months on secondment at the in-house legal team of a UK bank’s private wealth division, and four months on secondment at the compliance department of a UK investment bank.
Paraic-CosgravePáraic Cosgrave, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Páraic Cosgrave has been global head of sales and relationship management for alternative fund services business at BNP Paribas Securities Services since July 2015. Páraic has over twenty-five years of experience in international capital markets. He served as head of EMEA alternatives business development at SSC GlobeOp. Previously, he held leadership and sales positions at International Financial Systems and Integral Development Corporation, both providers of sophisticated software to financial intermediaries and asset managers. Páraic is a graduate in Management Science & Industrial Systems Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.
Barney-DaltonBarney Dalton, Aspect Capital
Dr. Dalton joined Aspect in November 2006. As chief technology officer, Dr. Dalton leads Aspect's technology teams, which includes responsibility for the development and operation of Aspect's execution infrastructure. He joined Aspect from Brevan Howard, a London based hedge fund manager, where he worked as a senior quantitative developer from December 2004 until November 2006. From June 2000 to December 2004, Dr. Dalton was a software team lead at RadioScape, a world leader in digital signal processing. Dr. Dalton holds a first class honours degree in Engineering Science (MEng) from Magdalen College, University of Oxford (where he studied from 1990 to 1994), and a PhD in Robotics from the University of Western Australia (where he studied from 1996 to 2000). Between degrees, Dr. Dalton worked as a research assistant at the University of Oxford from September 1994 to June 1995, and as a software developer at The Technology Partnership from July 1995 to January 1996.
Kerry-Duffain_newKerry Duffain, Markham Rae

Kerry Duffain joined Markham Rae in November 2011 as head of distribution. She joined from BlueCrest Capital Management where she was global head of consultant relations and head of the UK and Australian institutional businesses. Prior to this she was global head of consultant relations at Pioneer Global Investments and European head of consultant relations at Citigroup Asset Management. She previously headed European client service at JP Morgan Asset Management and prior to this was head of client service at SSgA, where she was also the multinational product specialist. Kerry has 22 years' experience in the institutional marketplace.
Luke_EllisLuke Ellis, Man Group
Luke Ellis is President of Man, based in London, and a member of the Man Executive Committee responsible for managing the group’s four investment units – AHL, GLG, Numeric and FRM. Prior to assuming his current role, Luke was Head and CIO of Man’s multi-manager business. Before joining Man in 2010, he was non-executive chairman of GLG’s Multi-Manager activities and manager of the GLG Multi-Strategy Fund from April 2009. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of FRM from 1998 to 2008 and one of two partners running the business. Before joining FRM, he was a Managing Director at JPMorgan in London, and as Global Head was responsible for building the firm’s Global Equity Derivatives and Equity Proprietary trading business. Luke holds a BSc Hons. in Mathematics and Economics from Bristol University.
Charles-GillandersCharles Gillanders, Quintillion
Charles Gillanders is a co-founder and chief technology officer at Quintillion, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp. Charles has over 25 years' experience as an IT professional with 13 years specialising in alternative funds services. Charles has led the technology team in Quintillion since its founding in 2006, managing all aspects of information systems and services. Charles oversees Quintillion’s deployment of class leading technologies and their custom integration. Charles was previously the business information officer for PFPC International and prior to that he had roles as an IT professional in the fields of integrated circuit design and commercial software development. Charles graduated with a BSc in Computing for Business from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, England in 1992.
Mark-HarrisonMark Harrison
Mark Harrison has spent over 25 years of his career in prime brokerage and securities lending in Europe. His most recent position was head of EMEA Prime Finance at Citi. Prior to that he spent ten years at Deutsche Bank, where he set up and ran its international prime brokerage business. He joined Deutsche in 1996 following a previous 10 years at Morgan Stanley, where he ran its International Securities Lending programme. Mark has also worked on the buy side most recently as head of marketing at Ivaldi. He has additionally worked as COO at New York-based Carlyle Blue Wave and in the UK at Cheyne Capital.

Teun-Johnston-2016Teun Johnston, Man GLG
Teun Johnston is co-CEO of Man GLG (‘GLG’), based in London, and a member of the Man Executive Committee. Prior to assuming his current role, Teun was head of product strategy for GLG having joined in July 2012. Prior to joining GLG, Teun was head of investments at Oakley Capital where he ran the Multi-Manager business. Before this, Teun worked at Amundi-Al where he was co-head of investments, in charge of off-shore investment portfolios and was head of the London office. Prior to this Teun worked at Arthur Andersen in their financial services practice group in London and San Francisco. Teun holds a MEng in Engineering, Manufacturing and Management from Manchester University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Conrad-LevyConrad Levy, Brummer & Partners
Conrad Levy graduated from Cambridge University in 1990 and then joined KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked as an auditor and strategic consultant. Conrad left KPMG to run a dotcom filming music and then spent worked for a number of years as an independent corporate financial consultant. In 2006, he joined Peloton Partners, a large London-based hedge fund manager, as Chief Operating Officer, In-House Legal Adviser and Chief Compliance Officer. On the back of his experience in managing the wind-down of Peloton, he created Elsworthy Associates, a specialist consultancy focusing on hedge fund due diligence, turnarounds and liquidations, leveraging a strategic partnership with PwC. In 2009, he uncovered irregularities at the Weavering Capital, and worked closely with PwC to manage the ensuing fall-out and investigations. In 2011, he joined Benros Capital LLP as COO; the fund was backed by Brummer (Europe's 5th largest Hedge Fund) and when Benros closed Conrad was appointed the Global Chief Operating office of Brummer. Conrad is the Treasurer of Fair Trials International, a charity that helps hundreds of people a year uphold their right to a fair trial when arrested in a country other than their own, and a trustee of Kiya Survivors, a charity that supports abused and abandoned children in Peru.
Simon-LorneSimon Lorne, Millennium Management
Simon Lorne has been vice chairman and chief legal officer of Millennium Management since 2004. Prior to this, he was a partner in the Los Angeles-based law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson; global head of internal audit at Salomon Brothers (now a unit of Citigroup); and global head of compliance at Citigroup. He also serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of Teledyne Technologies, and is on the Council of the Alternative Investment Management Association. He is also on the board of a number of nonprofit organisations. In 2015, he was selected as one of the 100 most influential corporate directors by the US National Association of Corporate Directors.
Ian-LynchIan Lynch, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Ian Lynch is the global head of hedge fund services at BNP Paribas Securities Services. He joined BNP Paribas through the acquisition of Credit Suisse’s Prime Fund Services business in 2015. Ian was previously a managing director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking Division and a member of the Equities department with responsibility for the Prime Fund Services (PFS) business globally. Prior to the establishment of PFS Ian was responsible for the Advanced Prime Services business in EMEA. Ian was also the country head of the Credit Suisse Group in Ireland. Ian joined the Credit Suisse Group in June 2007 from Bhramavira Capital Partners, where he was COO. Prior to that, Ian worked at Citigroup for two years as a director responsible for prime brokerage sales. Prior to Citigroup Ian was a managing director at Citco Fund Services, where he spent six years in various management roles across Europe and Asia.
Anna_Maleva-OttoAnna Maleva-Otto, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Anna Maleva-Otto is a partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel International, where she advises asset managers on UK financial services regulatory matters, including the impact of EU directives and regulations. She has a particular focus on advising on the establishment of regulated businesses, financial crime (market abuse, money laundering and bribery), financial promotion and offers of securities, regulatory reporting and disclosure obligations, regulatory capital, and conduct of business rules. Prior to joining SRZ, Anna advised hedge fund managers, brokers, insurance firms and investment banks on regulatory matters in her roles in private practice and as an in-house counsel and compliance officer of a hedge fund manager. She participates in industry working groups in connection with new and emerging regulatory initiatives and has advised asset manager trade associations on their advocacy efforts related to the Short Selling Regulation, AIFMD, MiFID II and MAD II. Anna received her JD from Emory University School of Law and her MA from Saint Petersburg State University (Russia).
Stephane-Marchand_newStephane Marchand, J.P. Morgan
Stephane Marchand is a managing director and co-manages the sales team for EMEA in Investor Services, focusing on the alternatives segment and technical sales, providing prime brokerage, financing, derivatives clearing, collateral management, custody and fund administration. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2010, Stephane was an executive director and head of prime brokerage sales in EMEA at Nomura in London. Prior to Nomura, he worked for six years in prime brokerage at Lehman Brothers and 4 years in rates derivatives sales at Deutsche Bank and UBS. Stephane graduated from Imperial College London and has an MBA from INSEAD.
Owen-McCormackOwen McCormack, Winton Ventures
Owen McCormack joined Winton in 2004. As director, Winton Ventures, Owen is a member of the investment committee and has an investment focus in early stage companies in the areas of big data, AI and cyber security. Previously Owen was head of IT and was responsible for the development and operation of Winton’s global technology footprint and execution infrastructure.
Jim-McNallyJim McNally, Schulte Roth & Zabel International
Jim McNally is a partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel International, where he handles corporate and transactional matters for private equity and other alternative investment funds. Jim has extensive experience in acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures with respect to interests in a wide range of asset classes, including acquiring, divesting and de-merging investment management businesses and interests, as well as fundraisings for new and established fund managers. As a member of SRZ’s European shareholder activism practice, he has represented activist funds in connection with interests in a number of UK and European targets. Jim received his diploma in law from The College of Law of England and Wales, where he also passed the Common Professional Examination, and he earned his BSc, with first class honours, from University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Glen-MifsudGlen Mifsud, Bybrook Capital
Glen Mifsud is CEO of Bybrook Capital LLP which he co-founded in 2013 with Robert Dafforn, CIO. Bybrook is a London-based manager of credit alternatives funds and co-investments. Previously he was co-president of Capula Investment Management LLP. From 1984 to 2010, Glen was at Credit Suisse, most recently as the global head of Fixed Income Prime Services. He was a member of the Equities Global Operating Committee and Fixed Income Global Client Committee. He oversaw the European risk team for a while, for all prime finance products and asset classes, and also managed hedge fund client coverage. Prior to prime brokerage, Glen occupied several roles at Credit Suisse including as head of UK institutional and emerging market sales in the Fixed Income Division, and developing an e-commerce trading platform. Glen served as a trustee director of the Credit Suisse Pension Fund. He graduated LLP Hons Law from Bristol University.
Angus-Milne2Angus Milne, TCI Fund Management
Angus is director, risk and compliance, of TCI Fund Management Limited, having previously been partner and compliance officer at The Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK). TCI manages over US$15 billion, in a wide range of investment types. The firm is regulated by the FCA, and is an SEC Exempt Reporting Adviser in the US. Through TCI Fund Services, a middle/back-office services company, Angus also provides compliance services to five other independent investment managers, who manage an additional US$7 billion. Three of these other managers are also based in London, three are SEC-registered Investment Advisers, and one is regulated by the MAS in Singapore. Angus is active within the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), and sits on its Asset Management and Government and Regulatory Affairs Committees. The three years prior to 2007 were spent at the Investment Management Association (IMA, now the IA), working closely with IMA members and representing them to regulators and legislators in the UK and across the EU. Before then, Angus spent almost a decade with the FSA and IMRO, supervising some of the largest asset management firms, hedge fund managers and financial advisory firms.
Rahul-Moodgal_newRahul Moodgal
Rahul works independently helping investment managers build out their businesses. Today he works with managers in Europe, Asia and the US. He was previously the partner who headed investor relations and business development for the TCI Platform where he worked and built TCI, Parvus, TCI New Horizon, KDA Capital and Algebris Investments (2005-2009). Prior to TCI, Rahul worked as the head of international institutional clients at UBP London (2004-2005) and before that as the head of client service at TT International (1998-2004). Prior to working in finance, Rahul was an academic and studied in the UK, Russia, Japan and the US.
Niki-NatarajanNiki Natarajan, In Ink
After writing and editing InvestHedge for more than 12 years, Niki founded In Ink (London), a company specialising in creative content and communication. Niki has more than 20 years’ experience as a financial journalist with a focus on asset management and in particular the global funds of hedge funds industry. During this time, Niki organised and hosted the InvestHedge Forum, a two-day event held connecting investors with hedge funds, and the InvestHedge Awards, the annual gala dinner rewarding top performing funds of hedge funds. An experienced moderator on investor panels, Niki now also presents on communication-related topics, most recently at the Amsterdam Investor Forum, HedgeNews Africa and AIMA. Prior to HedgeFund Intelligence, Niki was at Financial News, launch editor of Global Fund News, editor of Foreign Exchange Letter, and reporter on Global Money Management. A qualified NLP coach, Niki graduated in Geography from Durham University.
Martin-PabariMartin Pabari, CQS
Martin is chief operating officer, responsible for all of the infrastructure teams at CQS including middle and back office, HR, finance and legal. He chairs the CQS Executive Committee, is a member of the CQS Strategy Board and is also a director of CQS Investment Management Limited. Prior to joining CQS in 2003, Martin was a director at Credit Suisse in product control, covering both fixed income and equity derivative products. Most recently, he was European head of equity product control. Martin holds an MA (Hons) in Mathematics from Robinson College, Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Kevin-PackfordKevin John Packford, Ledbury Capital Partners
Kevin is head of business development at Ledbury Capital Partners where he is responsible for all asset raising and investor relations activities, as well as general business management. Prior to joining Ledbury, Kevin began his financial services career at Habrok Capital Management, working for LC Kvaal from 2009 to 2013, where he was responsible for leading marketing and investor relations. Prior to that, Kevin worked in financial services recruitment for two listed, global, corporations, heading practice groups that specialised in moving equity/debt capital markets lawyers from private practice into the alternative Industry for both public and private investment strategies. Kevin began his career as a professional athlete, competing in international motorsport competitions across North America and Europe. Kevin has a BSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Boston University, Massachusetts, and holds the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK.
Dan-PageDaniel Page, KPMG (Ireland)
Daniel Page is head of asset management advisory with KPMG Ireland. Daniel has worked on both sides of the investor coin; as such, he is well-placed to understand the pressures that new managers face when it comes to the first stage of enterprise risk management. Daniel is a senior advisory professional with more than 15 years' capital markets experience. His previous roles were at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs and he was also managing director of Swiss-based Bedrock RealTime, part of the Swiss Asset Management Group, Bedrock. His remit at KPMG focuses on the development of the advisory practice, which serves those who manage and invest in hedge funds and other alternative investments.
Nikolaos-Panigirtzoglou_newNikolaos Panigirtzoglou, JPMorgan
Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou is a managing director at JPMorgan. He works from London as global market strategist. He edits the weekly publication Flows & Liquidity and contributes to JPMorgan's The JPMorgan View and Global Asset Allocation. He joined JPMorgan in 2004. Prior to his arrival, he worked as Financial Economist at the Bank of England. Mr. Panigirtzoglou received a PhD from Queen Mary University of London, an MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and MSc in Economics and Finance from Warwick Business School. His work has been published in top academic journals such as The Journal of Finance and Management Science.
Tim_PeareyTim Pearey, Odey Asset Management
Tim is the managing director and one of the four member Executive Committee at Odey Asset Management. Tim joined Odey in October 2001 having previously worked at West LB Panmure Gordon and PwC.
Michael-PerottiMichael Perotti, Falcon Money Management
Michael Perotti founded Falcon Money Management, a UK based Institutional Asset Management Firm, together with Beazley Insurance Group in 2009. Falcon allocates client money to Alternative Investment Strategies, and as founding partner and CIO, Michael is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s business including investment management. Prior to setting up Falcon, Michael worked as CIO for Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privee in London, managing client portfolios across a variety of asset classes.
Richard-PerryRichard Perry, Simmons & Simmons
Richard Perry is a partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP. Richard specialises in transactional, advisory and regulatory work in the asset management sector. He is a named investment fund specialist in all the leading legal directories. He advises on the structuring of funds of all types and the promotion of investment products, especially hedge funds. He is also an expert on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive related issues. Richard is the head of the financial services group in London having been made a partner in 1999. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and frequently presents on legal and regulatory developments relevant to the hedge fund industry.
Den-PilsworthDen Pilsworth, Man Group
Den Pilsworth is the Chief Technology Officer for Man Group. Previously he was CTO for Man AHL and was responsible for the development and delivery of trading systems and providing AHL’s technical platform. Prior to joining AHL in 2007, Den was a foreign exchange automated trading strategist at JP Morgan. He has also led electronic trading systems development efforts across a number of investment banks and consultancies. Den graduated from Southampton University in 1988 with an honours degree in Electronic Engineering, and gained a Masters in Finance from London Business School in 2000.
Andre-du-Plessis-2Andre du Plessis, Chenavari
Andre du Plessis joined Chenavari in February 2014 as a managing director in its London team. Andre was previously CEO at Grosvenor Capital Management EMEA, the $25B hedge fund advisory group. Previously Andre worked at Goldman Sachs as global co-head of its Global Fiduciary Management business, responsible for managing assets of $40bn on a delegated basis for large pension funds and insurance groups, using specialist managers and hedging capabilities (excluding all Goldman managers and products) and was a member of the investment committee. Before this, Andre was with Towers Watson Investment Consulting where he started and headed Advanced Investment Solutions, its large fiduciary management business, and chaired the Investment Portfolio Construction Committee, the investment committee responsible for constructing portfolios for institutional clients. Prior to this he was an institutional investment manager.
Matthew_ReesMatthew Rees, Neuberger Berman
Matthew Rees is a managing director of Neuberger Berman and a member of the Dyal Capital Partners investment team. Based in London, he manages Dyal’s relationships with investors and alternative asset management firms in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Previously, he was the global head of marketing for the NB Alternatives platform, a group of hedge fund and private equity businesses with over $25 billion in client commitments. Since joining the firm in 2002, he has held several sales, marketing, and investment responsibilities across the alternatives businesses at Neuberger Berman. Previously, he was an associate in the corporate restructuring practice of Andersen LLC. Matthew Rees graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a degree in accounting and economics, and subsequently received an MBA from New York University.
Marcus-StorrMarcus Storr, FERI Trust
Marcus Storr is Head of Hedge Funds and joined FERI in 2005. He is responsible for portfolio management, manager selection (offshore & UCITS) and due diligence within FERIs asset management department. Furthermore he is responsible for hedge fund operations including client reporting. Until 2003 he was a Director within the Global Equities department of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London, being responsible for European equity research. He started his career as an advisor to UHNWI in Berlin before moving to London in 1998 working as an equity analyst for Robert Flemings Ltd. (acquired by JPMorgan). He has over 20 years experience in capital markets, financial transactions and manager selection. He has written several articles and book chapters on hedge funds which have been published in professional journals and industry magazines. He holds a masters degree in Finance/Capital markets and international management / economics from Humboldt University Berlin in addition to a two-year apprenticeship as a bank manager. He is married and father of three children.
Richard-TomlinsonRichard Tomlinson, Albourne Partners
Richard Tomlinson is head of portfolio advisory, EMEA for Albourne Partners, having joined in 2011. Prior to joining Albourne, Richard worked as an independent consultant and before that was head of the multi-strategy business at Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK). Richard holds an M.Eng (2000) and a B.A. (1999) from Cambridge University.
Suling-TsangSuling Tsang
Suling is an independent consultant working with investment managers and service providers building out their businesses. She was previously a director at Citi Investor Services and Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage. While in prime brokerage she held positions within Business Advisory, Product Development and Sales and Marketing. She has worked with a variety of clients including start up boutique hedge funds, franchise hedge funds, asset managers and managed account platforms. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Suling was a management consultant specialising in technology and business reengineering at Deloitte and Accenture.
Nick-TylerNick Tyler, Adelphi Capital
Nick Tyler is the chief operating officer at Adelphi Capital LLP. Nick graduated from Bristol University with a BSc in Economics. He qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse until 1991 when he joined the GNI Group, a derivatives broker and fund manager. He worked for GNI for nine years, latterly as finance director of the group. Nick joined Adelphi as chief operating officer in October 2000. Adelphi Capital was founded in 1997 by Roderick Jack and Marcel Jongen, who have co-managed European equities together for 23 years. With approximately $4.8 billion under management, Adelphi manages two fundamentally focused European equity strategies: Adelphi Europe and Adelphi Europe Long Only. The flagship hedge fund strategy Adelphi Europe was launched in 1997, and a long-only version of the strategy was introduced as a separate strategy at the end of 2007.
John-WillisJohn Willis, Wilson Willis
John has over 25 years’ publishing experience across national and specialist media. Until 2013 he was group publisher for HedgeFund Intelligence where he was responsible for the development of the company’s publishing business including EuroHedge, InvestHedge, Absolute Return and AsiaHedge, as well as building the company’s conferences and awards dinners. Prior to joining HedgeFund Intelligence in 2001, John was a publisher at Euromoney and before that sales director at Financial News. In previous years he also worked at The Observer and Yorkshire Television.
Neil-WilsonNeil Wilson, Wilson Willis
Neil was for many years at HedgeFund Intelligence, starting in January 2001 as editor of EuroHedge, and then later becoming managing editor and editorial director for all of the HedgeFund Intelligence publications, which also include AsiaHedge, InvestHedge and Absolute Return, with responsibility for all of their associated online news, special reports and events. He has more than 25 years’ experience in financial journalism and publishing, specialising mainly in derivatives and alternative investments. Prior to 2001, he was European editor of MAR/Hedge, editor of Futures & Options Week and assistant editor of The Banker. Over the years, he has contributed to various other publications including The Financial Times, The Economist and Risk magazine. He has a BA with honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

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