Agenda subject to change, all times in GMT +8 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM | Opening remarks


8:35 AM – 9:30 AM | Panel 1 – The essential legal toolbox: preparing today for tomorrow’s success

This panel will focus on the essential knowledge that aspiring managers/young start-ups will need during the initial stages of setting up a private fund. Topics covered will include a basic understanding of the regulatory requirements for a start-up as well as insights on various fund structures and jurisdictions including Cayman, Luxembourg, Hong Kong LPF/OFC, Singapore VCC etc.

Luke Gannon

Head of Funds and Investment Management, Asia; Head of Corporate, Asia; Partner, DLA Piper

9:30 – 9:50 AM | Decoding hedge fund and investor alignment

When you strip away the lively discourse around the outsized returns that some alternative investment fund managers can generate, the proactive efforts to align interests with their investors are arguably the most attractive aspect of their offering. Hear the very latest insights as to how fund managers and investors are achieving alignment with investors to foster long-term strategic partnerships.

Tom Kehoe

Managing Director, Global Head of Research and Communications, AIMA

9:50 AM – 10:45 AM| Panel 2 – Lessons learnt when it comes to raising AUM

The driving force of any successful fund is performance and AUM. With regards to the latter, what do hedge funds need to be aware of when marketing and what are investor looking for in a manager? These questions, and more will be covered in this panel session. The panel consists of experienced managers and investor who allocate to “acorn” managers.

Mark Voumard

Mark Voumard, Founder & CEO, Gordian Capital Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Megan Jenner, CFA

Managing Director, Distribution Asia (ex Japan), Pinnacle Investment Management

Marlon Sanchez

Founder & CEO, Skyway Pacific Research & Capital Management

10:45 AM – 11:40 AM | PANEL 3 – Eyes wide open

Having a proper setup and infrastructure is crucial for the efficient functioning of any office. In this panel, we will discuss the key considerations for setting up the office pre day one launch.

Will Tan

Managing Partner, Principle Partners

11:40 PM – 12:30 PM | PANEL 4 – Needs must – key day-to-day considerations once launched

After setting up a proper infrastructure, what are the key aspects and concerns that arise in the day-to-day operations of running an investment fund?

Halley Caldwell

Managing Director, Head of Prime Brokerage Advisory, BofA Securities

12:30PM | Closing remarks