Looking ahead to AIMA's Global Policy and Regulatory Forum

By Jack Inglis

Published: 18 March 2015


The countdown is underway to one of our flagship conferences of the year, AIMA’s Global Policy and Regulatory Forum, which will be held at the Trump SoHo hotel in New York City on Thursday, April 16.

Our Global Policy and Regulatory Forum is long regarded as an excellent opportunity for the global hedge fund industry to engage and debate with leading policymakers and regulators around the world.

We have lined up another outstanding group of speakers for this one-day event, both from the policy and regulatory community and from industry. Full details are here, but let me drop in a few names from the roster: Daniel Gallagher of the SEC; Mark Wetjen of the CFTC; Martin Wheatley of the FCA; Carolyn Wilkins of the Bank of Canada; Nellie Liang of the Federal Reserve Board; Peter Lindner of the IMF; Kay Swinburne of the European Parliament; Marianne Thiery of France’s Finance Ministry; and Jean-Paul Servais of the Belgian FSMA. They will be joined by some very senior figures from the hedge fund industry including Stuart Fiertz of Cheyne Capital, Andrew Bastow of AQR and Barbara Novick of BlackRock. Both Stuart and Andrew also sit on the AIMA Council.

The theme of this year’s Forum is “The Changing DNA of the Hedge Fund Industry”. As a global forum, we will cover issues relating to the industry around the world. Overlapping cross-border regulations will, I’m sure, be a recurring theme. Other topics we intend to address include the impact of regulatory changes on hedge fund products and businesses, new trading rules, potential rules to address systemic risk, CCP resolution regimes, dealing commission/soft dollar rule changes, and the impact of banking regulations on hedge funds.

AIMA members are free to attend, while non-members pay $1,000. There are still a few places remaining, so to register or for further information, please visit the event's website here or email our events team at [email protected]

Jack Inglis