The Hedge Fund Business Forum 2015

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Best Ways Forward in Operations & Business Management

23 April 2015, Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London


Adam-JacobsAdam Jacobs, AIMA
Adam Jacobs is Director, Head of Markets Regulation at AIMA. Adam Jacobs joined AIMA in February 2013 and is Head of Markets Regulation. Prior to joining AIMA, he worked at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), where he focused on European regulatory initiatives dealing with OTC derivatives markets, notably the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Adam started his career at the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), where he worked in both policy and supervisory roles. He also undertook a number of projects for the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR). In 2009 he was seconded from the FSA to the European Commission in Brussels, where he worked on Solvency II. Adam has an MA in German and French from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in European Policy and Management from Birkbeck.
Andre-de-PlessisAndre du Plessis, Chenavari
Chenavari is a European credit specialist hedge fund manager, the top performing large manager over 5 years at Euro hedge, managing USD 5.4 Billion, with a 6+ year track record, team of 100+ and a focus on low correlated, absolute return opportunities from European bank and financial deleveraging, in both liquid and less liquid opportunities. Andre was previously CEO Grosvenor Capital EMEA, the $25 billion hedge fund group, advising and managing institutional clients invested in heavily customised hedge fund portfolios and working with specialist managers across all strategies. Previously with Goldman Sachs as Global Co-Head of their Fiduciary Management business, responsible for managing assets of $20 billion on a delegated basis for large pension funds and reinsurance clients and member of the investment committee. Previously with Towers Watson Investment Consulting where he started and headed Advanced Investment Solutions, their Fiduciary Management consulting business. He chaired the Portfolio Construction Committee, the investment committee.
Andrew-SimpkinAndy Simpkin, Lansdowne Partners
Andy Simpkin is Partner, Business Development & Investor Relations, at Lansdowne Partners. Prior to joining Lansdowne in 2005, Andy was the co-founder and COO of Cheiron Capital Management LLP, a global financials long/short hedge fund. Prior to founding Cheiron in 2003, Andy was Head of Research, London at EIM, a global investment management organisation specialising in the allocation of capital to hedge funds. Andy began his career at J Rothschild Investment Management before moving to GAM (Global Asset Management) in 1996. As a hedge fund analyst in the Multi-Manager Group, Andy was involved in analysing and evaluating hedge funds for the European component of GAM's external hedge fund investments. Andy holds a BSc in Banking & International Finance from the City University Business School, London.
Angus-Milne2Angus Milne, The Children’s Investment Fund Management
Since 2007, Angus has been a Partner and Compliance Officer at The Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP (TCI). TCI manages over US$13 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 LLP, 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 & Regulatory Affairs Committees. The three years prior to 2007 were spent at the Investment Management Association (IMA), 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.
Anna_Maleva-OttoAnna Maleva-Otto, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Anna Maleva-Otto is a partner in the London office, where her practice concentrates on advising asset managers on a range of UK financial services regulatory matters, including the impact of EU directives and regulations. She has a particular focus on advising clients on the establishment of regulated businesses, financial crime (including market abuse, money laundering and bribery), financial promotion and offers of securities, regulatory reporting and disclosure obligations, regulatory capital, and conduct of business rules.
Brian-ClavinBrian Clavin, KPMG Ireland
Brian is the head of KPMG Ireland’s Investment Management practice and is a member of KPMG’s Hedge Fund Global Leadership team. He has been a partner since 2000 and was elected by the industry in 2012 to the Council of the Irish Funds Industry Association. Having worked in the sector for over 25 years Brian has extensive experience in Investment Management.
Caroline-HoareCaroline Hoare, IPAF
Caroline is resident in the UK and is a lawyer and former hedge fund CEO. Caroline was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1978 and was a member of Chambers in Gray’s Inn, where she focused on corporate and commercial law. Caroline joined GNI Ltd, the futures and options broking arm of the Gerrard Group, in 1994. She subsequently became a director of GNI Fund Management Ltd, the Group’s alternative funds business, before joining the hedge fund GLC Ltd as its CEO in 2001. Caroline held this position for some 10 years, as well as serving on the board of the company. Caroline is one of the founders and a director of IPAF (UK) Ltd, a company providing Industry Professional non-executive directors to Alternative Funds, with branches in both London and Cayman. Caroline also has a limited number of independent non-executive directorships. In 2010 she was named as one of the Top 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds (the Hedge Fund Journal in association with PwC) as well as one of the 100 Influential Women in Finance working in European financial markets (Financial News).
Christopher-ParkinsonChris Parkinson, Cardano
Christopher is the Head of Manager Research at Cardano where he has responsibility for research across all strategies. Before joining Cardano in 2010, Christopher spent 10 years investing in financial markets, initially at HSBC Investment Bank and then HSBC Investments where he co-managed a direct investing multi-asset class global absolute return fund. Thereafter he was responsible for the European research of a large US fund of hedge funds (K2 Advisors) before moving to be a Portfolio Manager at Oakley Alternative Investment Management, where he co-managed their flagship fund of hedge funds. Christopher has a Business Management degree from the University of Reading and is a CFA charter holder.
Conor-KiernanConor Kiernan, Marshall Wace
As Chief Technology Officer of Marshall Wace, Conor is responsible for the development of the global technology platform and operational infrastructure within Marshall Wace. He was appointed Chief Technology Officer in 2013. Prior to this, Conor acted in the capacity of Global Head of Development, responsible for the continued advancement of Marshall Wace’s largely proprietary application estate. Conor provides architectural oversight and strategic direction across the Marshall Wace technology group, and has been instrumental in the development of many of their core systems from when he first joined Marshall Wace in early 2005. Conor spans the gamut of technologies and has been involved with everything from facilities management, infrastructure, automation, and development of software for trading and portfolio optimization purposes across both the Linux and Windows estate. Prior to joining the firm, Conor had worked in development roles within the Risk function of DKR Capital Partners LP and for Misys International Banking Systems Inc. where he focused on building out their FX trading module prior to working on a team charged with re-architecting the core of their banking product, OPICS. Conor holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University at Albany, State University of New York (2002), where has received classical and hands-on training in software development and design.
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.
Dan-RomanDan Roman, KPMG
Dan is a tax partner and also leads KPMG’s hedge fund practice. Dan advises a broad range of hedge fund clients, from start-ups to the largest institutional clients, on UK and cross border tax matters. He has extensive experience of advising on corporate and partnership tax efficient structuring. Dan also advises pension funds in relation to tax exposures, including operational taxes and custodian related matters, EU-based claims, tax risk governance, and alternative investment structuring. Prior to qualifying as a barrister, Dan read Philosophy and Law at King’s College Cambridge. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Darren-FoxDarren Fox, Simmons & Simmons LLP
Darren specialises in UK and European regulation of buy side clients, including hedge fund managers, institutional asset managers, funds of funds and private equity houses. He is widely acknowledged as a leading regulatory advisor in the hedge fund sector. Darren regularly advises a wide range of financial sector clients on all aspects of the law and regulation applicable to the discretionary management of investments, the trading, clearing and settlement of transactions in securities, derivatives and other financial instruments (both on exchange and over the counter) and the AIFMD. Darren’s areas of specialism include hedge fund manager regulation, insider dealing and market abuse prevention, use of dealing commissions and long and short position disclosure rules. Darren is among a handful of lawyers in the UK who are ranked in "Band 1" for non-contentious Financial Services regulatory work in the 2015 edition of the legal directory Chambers and Partners and he is described in the Legal 500 2015 edition as “having a superior understanding of the technical issues affecting hedge funds”.
Dave-PalmerDave Palmer, Darktrace
Dave Palmer is a cyber security technical expert with over ten years' experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. He has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. At Darktrace, Dave oversees the mathematics and engineering teams and product strategy. He holds a first class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.
David-ClarksonDavid Clarkson, JP Morgan
David Clarkson is a Managing Director of JP Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank, based in London. He is Head of EMEA Prime Brokerage at JP Morgan and sits on a number of European management committees. Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2012 he held senior positions at Credit Suisse, most recently as Global Head of Prime Security Services, and before that Global Head of Managed Lending and Head of European and Asian Prime Services. David began his Prime Services career in the late 1990’s at Deutsche Bank, where he was European Head of Equity Swaps. Prior to this, he worked in investment banking at Natwest Capital Markets. David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a degree in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University.
David-PendleburyDavid Pendlebury, Harmonic Capital Partners
David Pendlebury is CEO of Harmonic Capital Partners. David co-founded Harmonic Capital Partners alongside Richard Conyers in 2002 and is the Chief Executive Officer. Harmonic is a systematic macro hedge fund manager that specialises in non-trend based investment strategies. Prior to founding Harmonic, David worked for Aspect Capital from 1999 to 2002. Initially he researched and developed trading systems and more latterly was responsible for overseeing software and IT related projects in his capacity as Software Development Manager. Before joining Aspect, David worked for the Xerox Research Centre in Cambridge from 1994 to 1999 where he designed and implemented innovative mobile telephony applications. He is the co-author of several patents and research papers relating to these systems. He graduated from Cambridge University with a M.A. degree in Computer Science.
Donald-PepperDonald Pepper, Old Mutual Global Investors
Donald Pepper is CFA – Managing Director of Alternatives at Old Mutual Global Investors. Donald joined Old Mutual Global Investors in December 2012 as Managing Director of Alternatives and is responsible for leading the Hedge Fund & Alternative UCITS business. Prior to this Donald was an Investment Director at TT International, which he joined from Henderson Global Investors, where he was Head of Hedge Funds. In this role his responsibilities included being Co-Portfolio Manager of two Hedge Fund of Funds, with AUM of >$200 million, which allocated to both Hedge & Alternative UCITS funds. Donald previously spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs in Fixed Income and Prime Brokerage, in London and New York, and 5 years at Merrill Lynch where he was Managing Director of Prime Brokerage for EMEA. Donald is a graduate of The Queen’s College, Oxford, where he read Philosophy, Politics & Economics and served as an inaugural member of the Provost’s Council which provides advice to the College on matters including the management of its Endowment.
Elaine Keegan, Citco Fund Services
Elaine Keegan joined Citco Fund Services (Ireland) Limited in September 2004 and is presently a Managing Director of the Dublin office. She has held various roles within the organisation in the areas of Financial Reporting, Tax and Quality Assurance. Ms. Keegan is a graduate of Dublin City University. She has worked in the Alternative Fund Administration Industry for over 20 years. She also serves as a member of the Irish Funds Industry Association’s Alternative Investment Committee.
Genia-DiamondDr Genia Diamond, Cantab Capital Partners
Dr Genia Diamond is Partner and Head of Business Development at Cantab Capital Partners. Genia leads the team responsible for all investor-related activities helping to further expand the firm’s reputation and place amongst investors globally. Genia joined Cantab in 2011 from OMAM UK. Prior to that she was at Solent Capital and BlueCrest Capital. She started her career in asset management as a senior HF researcher at PAAMCO. Genia has a PhD in linguistics from the Moscow State University, an MBA from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and achieved an MA (honours) in Linguistics & Culture Studies from the Moscow State University. Genia is also a CAIA Charter Holder and co-chairs the London Chapter of Peer Advisory for Senior Practitioners in Business Development at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds organisation.
Joan-KehoeJoan Kehoe, Quintillion
Joan Kehoe is the CEO and Founder of Quintillion Limited. Ms. Kehoe has worked in the Fund Services Industry for almost 30 years. She began her career with Bank of Ireland in 1984 and was one of the pioneers in the development of the International Financial Services Centre in Ireland. She joined PFPC in Dublin as it’s second employee in 1993 and became global head of alternative servicing for PFPC, growing the business to over USD 110 billion in AUA. At PFPC she was responsible for all global operations, overseeing over 500 staff in Europe, and 250 in the US. Ms. Kehoe was an Executive Vice President and member of the PFPC Worldwide Management Team. In 2006 she left PFPC to establish Quintillion and grew the business in very difficult market conditions to USD18billion in AUA before completing a sale transaction with U.S. Bancorp in 2013.
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.
Jon-LittleJon Little, Northill Capital
Prior to founding Northill Capital in November 2010, Jonathan (Jon) was Vice Chairman, BNY Mellon Asset Management and Member of The Bank of New York Mellon’s Global Executive Committee. Jon joined Mellon (later BNY Mellon) in 2000 and was latterly Head of BNY Mellon’s International Asset Management Business, responsible for all non-US asset management businesses. These businesses were built by a combination of acquisition and organic growth and accounted for over $400bn of AUM and included Newton Investment Management, Insight Investment Management, Walter Scott & Partners, Alcentra, Pareto, ARX in Brazil, West LB Mellon in Germany, Hamon Investments in Hong Kong and BNY Mellon’s Chinese Joint Venture BNY Mellon Western Asset Management. From January 2007 to December 2008 Jon was also Chairman of The Dreyfus Corporation in New York, a BNY Mellon subsidiary and one of America’s largest and oldest mutual fund companies. In recognition of his success at BNY Mellon, Investor Magazine voted him ‘Senior Industry Executive of the Year’ in 2009. In 2008 FTSE Global Markets named him one of its ‘20/20 Leaders who have driven their business forward in the last 12 months’ and in 2010 he was named one of Financial News’ FN100 ‘Most influential people in European Capital Markets.’ Prior to BNY Mellon, Jon was VP, Head of International Funds & European Sub-advisory at JP Morgan Investment Management, and held other positions notably at Fidelity Investments, UK where he was a UK Business Development Director. Jon was educated at Oxford Brookes University and holds the Chartered Insurance Institute, Financial Planning Certificate. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK, where he sat on the advisory panel. Jon is a Non-Executive Director of Jupiter Fund Management plc and of Alpha Strategic plc, an alternatives investment business.
Ken-SomervilleKen Somerville, Quintillion
Ken Somerville serves as Head of Business Development for Quintillion, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp. Ken joined Quintillion as a founder in 2006 and has served in his business development role since then, managing the sales and marketing for efforts for Quintillion’s alternative investment services. From 1998 – 2005 Ken was part of the alternative fund accounting group at PFPC International and served as director of fund accounting for hedge funds. Prior to 2008, he spent several years in the fund accounting department at Morgan Grenfell. Ken graduated from Trinity College Dublin 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Studies and Finance.
Kumar-PanjaKumar Panja, JP Morgan
Kumar Panja is a Managing Director in JP Morgan’s Prime Brokerage business and global head of the consulting group providing strategic consulting services to alternative asset managers. Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2010 Kumar was senior counsel at Goldman Sachs International in London. Prior to Goldman Sachs he worked for Allen and Overy London where he practiced as a finance lawyer. Kumar is a member of the Strategic Partner Advisory Committee and International Affairs Committee of the Managed Funds Association and participates on a number of committees of AFME.
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.
Michael_HartMichael Hart, Amundi Asset Management
Michael Hart is Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of Business Development at Amundi Alternative Investments. Mr Hart is a member of the Executive Committee, the New Product Committee, the Compliance Committee, and the Risk Committee. He is based in London. Michael has over twenty years’ experience in the alternative investment space. Previously, he was Global Head of Business Development, Hedge Fund Solutions at Aberdeen Asset Management during which time he was Responsible for developing and implementing the global business strategy of alternative solutions for Aberdeen’s Alternative with a special focus on Hedge funds solutions. He acquired a broad-based expertise on pension funds for Bfinance investment consultants from 2000 to 2011 where he established and developed the Institutional Pension Fund Business. Prior to that, he worked on institutional and corporate business development at Morley Fund Management in London. Michael spent his early career in institutional business development in New York. Michael holds a BSc Honours degree in Land Administration from University of Westminster (1991).
Nacho-MoraisNacho Morais, Pragma Wealth Management
Nacho Morais, CFA, FRM, CAIA is Head of Investments at Pragma Wealth Management, in London, which he joined in 2007. He has devoted his whole career to alternative investments, with particular focus in hedge funds and private equity. Prior to joining Pragma, he held portfolio management positions in Valira Asset Management and CM Capital Markets. He started his career as an associate at Omega Capital, in Madrid. His academic background consists in BSc in Business and BSc in Economics at Universidad de Oviedo, and MSc in Finance and Economics at CEMFI, the school of Economics of the Bank of Spain, where he graduated with a dissertation on style analysis for hedge funds. He also sits on the board of directors of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, helping to enable business between the two countries, with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance. In his spare time, he walks, reads, codes, cooks and supports Atletico de Madrid.
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.
Nicola-GrenhamNicola Meaden Grenham, Dumas Capital
Nicola co-founded Dumas Capital in 2004. She is a director of The Capital Holdings Funds Plc, the global fund of funds group, and is a member of the Executive Committee. Nicola is also the Senior Adviser to Armstrong International. 2008-2012 Nicola was CEO of Alpha Strategic Plc which provides independent, owner managed investment managers with access to passive minority equity capital. Before founding Dumas, Nicola was MD and a member of the Investment Committee with Blackstone. In 1990 she founded TASS which became one of the market’s leading research and advisory companies specialising in hedge funds. Nicola has a PhD from Trinity College, Dublin. The title of her thesis is The Politics of Financial Services Regulation: Reform and Design in a Footloose World. She is the co-author of two books published by Prentice Hall: Derivative Markets & Investment Management (1995), and Futures Fund Management (1991).
Nick-Roe2Nick Roe
Nick started his banking career at Merrill Lynch International where he worked in Business Administration focusing on technology solutions for trading desks. Having moved to Morgan Stanley International in 1987 in the same role, he later moved into various finance roles in Equity Derivatives and into the fledgling Prime Brokerage business in 1994. Nick ran Sales and Marketing for Start-Up Hedge Funds until he moved to Deutsche Bank in 1999 where he took the position of International Head of Sales and Product Development, later assuming the Global Sales role, and then in 2004 he became Global Head of Prime Finance at Deutsche Bank. In early 2006, Nick moved to Citigroup to develop the International Prime Finance product and then in 2008 was given responsibility for Global Prime Finance and Listed Derivative and OTC clearing, and then in 2013 moved to the position of EMEA Head for Securities Services and Prime Finance, until leaving in early 2015. Nick is currently consulting to hedge funds and start up companies.
Niki-NatarajanNiki Natarajan, In Ink
After writing and editing InvestHedge, a publication from HedgeFund Intelligence, for more than 12 years, Niki founded In Ink (London), a company specialising in creative content and communication consultancy. Niki has more than 20 years’ experience as a financial journalist, specialising in investment management, with particular expertise of the global funds of hedge funds industry. For eight years, Niki organised and hosted the InvestHedge Forum, an annual two-day event held at the British Museum in London connecting investors with hedge funds. Latterly the InvestHedge Forum was held alongside the InvestHedge FoHF Awards, an annual gala dinner rewarding top performing funds of hedge funds on a risk-adjusted basis; an event she first hosted in New York in 2003. Niki has moderated panels on hedge fund investing for EuroHedge, AsiaHedge and Absolute Return, as well as hosting sessions for Lyxor Asset Management’s annual investor conference (2013) and the Amsterdam Investor Forum (2014). Prior to working at HedgeFund Intelligence, Niki launched the hedge fund and securities finance coverage at Financial News. Niki was also the launch editor of Global Fund News; editor of Foreign Exchange Letter; and reporter on Global Money Management, all formerly publications of Institutional Investor’s newsletter division. A qualified NLP coach and trained yoga teacher, Niki graduated in Geography from Durham University.
Peter-ArmstrongPeter Armstrong, Willis
Peter joined Willis’ FINEX Global (specialists in Financial, Executive and Professional risks) in 2014 to lead the development of the TMT and Cyber Practice. Peter’s background is largely in the Cyber Security, Security and Defence sectors where he led consulting and services businesses: most recently, prior to joining Willis, Peter led the Thales Cyber Security Business. Peter is a leading thinker and influencer in the
cyber security sector: he sits on the Defence
Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) a joint UK Government-Industry body where he leads the development of the standards and measurement framework mandated through contracting in the UK MoD supply chain from 2015. He is a representative on the UK Cyber Growth Partnership and sits on the TechUK Cyber Management Committee. In addition to the more usual Enterprise Cyber expertise, Peter also has particular expertise in Industrial Control Systems cyber security within the Critical National Infrastructure Environment including the nuclear sector. Prior to Thales, Peter led sensitive cyber and security activities in South Africa working with the DoD and Treasury and prior to that led Finmeccanica’s Global Battle space Business and the Unisys European Commercial technology services business. Peter’s early career was spent as an officer in the Royal Navy where he served in Nuclear Submarines: he holds a Master’s Degree in IT & Management from Sheffield in the UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Rahul-MoodgalRahul Moodgal
Rahul works independently helping investment managers build out their businesses. Today he works with managers in London, Singapore, Beijing and Houston. 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.
Robert-TurnerRobert Turner, Simmons & Simmons
Robert is a contentious financial markets litigation specialist of over 20 years’ experience and is recognised as one of the leading practitioners in the field. Robert heads the firm’s International Financial Markets Litigation group. Robert’s practice includes: Asset management disputes; Structured products and derivatives disputes; Contentious regulatory and investigations, and Exchange based product and commodities disputes. Robert’s current and most recent focus in asset management disputes has been on partnership disputes and derivative actions and related litigation in the U.S., Jersey, Guernsey and London. Robert is a recognised leader in the directories for Finance, Litigation and Contentious Regulatory work.
Robin-EggarRobin Eggar
Robin Eggar recently left Winton Capital Management after eight years as Head of Communications and Public Affairs. At Winton he was responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications and brand strategies to raising awareness of the company amongst global media and investors. He also worked alongside hedge fund trade bodies to produce industry PR policies and met with regulators, and legislators in Washington and Brussels.
Previously he advised on launch strategy and PR for the IPO of PartyGaming. As Head of Offline Creative he was responsible for the creation and implementation of advertising campaigns in the USA, and for launching the brand across Europe.
During a long and varied career as a journalist Robin wrote for leading national and international publications interviewing major stars of music, film and sport. He was an early adopter and commentator on many social and commercial trends. He has written 10 books ranging from fitness, adventure sports, the military to country music superstars and sixties sex gods.
Simon-GoodmanSimon Goodman, Duet Group
Simon joined Duet in 2014 as the group’s Chief Operating Officer. Simon was previously Partner and Chief Information Officer of Marshall Wace, where he was responsible for the development of the global proprietary technology platform and operational infrastructure. Simon joined Marshall Wace as a graduate in 1998 where from a start- up stage, he helped scale out its operational infrastructure to enable the firm to manage $15Bn in AUM. Simon went on to become the firm's Global Head of Operations, responsible for the development of the global operations and equity finance platform, helping establish the firm in the US, Europe and Asia. Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Business from Oxford Brooks University.
Stephane-MarchandStephane Marchand, JP Morgan
Stephane Marchand is a Managing Director and co-manages the sales team for EMEA in Investor Services, focusing on the Alternatives segment and the Technical Sales, providing prime brokerage, financing, derivatives clearing, collateral management, custody and fund administration. Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2010 Stephane was executive director and head prime brokerage sales EMEA at Nomura in London. Prior to Nomura he worked for 6 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.
Steve-FosterStephen Foster, Credit Suisse Asset Management
Stephen Foster is Head of Credit Suisse Asset Management in the UK and the COO for the Alternative Investment business in EMEA. He is a Board Director and CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management Limited as well as being a Trustee of the Credit Suisse UK Pension Fund. He is a Director of several off-shore Hedge Funds managed by CSAM as well as a Credit Suisse Spanish Investment Company and a Bermudian Class 3 Reinsurance Company. Stephen previously had roles within the Prime Brokerage business at Credit Suisse including Global Co-Head of Hedge Fund Services. He has been involved in the Hedge Fund industry since 1995 and has been a director of several hedge funds and hedge fund managers including the CQS Convertible and Quantitative Strategies Fund. Stephen has been a member of the London Investment Banking Association Prime Brokerage Committee and has served on various Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Committees and is currently a member of the AIMA COO/CFO Committee. He holds a Certificate in Investment Management and is a Certified IoD Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Steven_WhittakerSteven Whittaker, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Steven Whittaker is a partner in the London office, where his practice focuses on advising on the establishment and operation of hedge funds in the UK, Europe and a variety of offshore jurisdictions, and on the structuring and operation of hedge fund management groups, including LLP agreements, and on seed capital arrangements. Steven also advises on the establishment and listing of closed-end public funds and UK onshore funds. Steven has been cited by Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK for his preeminence in the investment funds sector, with interviewees describing him as “top notch” and “fantastic.” He is a member of the International Bar Association, a member of the Collective Investment Schemes Sub-Committee of The Law Society and is co-chair of the Sound Practices Committee of the Alternative Investment Management Association. He also chairs the AIMA working group which is updating the Offshore Alternative Fund Directors' Guide. Steven graduated with an honours degree in Law from Cardiff University and attended the College of Law.

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