To the speakers, sponsors, partners and attendees who made GAIM Ops Cayman 2013 a resounding success, THANK YOU.
Speaker roundtables, charity night, the partners' party, private luncheons and more events than we can count brought together the entire operational and compliance arms of hedge funds to discuss, share and debate best practices.
Predictions were made. Trends were addressed. Observations were made. Some of the dominant themes and memorable takeaways included:
Data here, data there, data everywhere. Data mining, data storage, data streaming, data management, data warehousing, data analysis.
We are only beginning to see the wide impact AIFMD will have.
Consultants are becoming more like fund of funds and fund of funds are becoming more like consultants.
Interest in global portfolios continues to grow.
Transparency continues to be increasingly important.
Investors are no longer just investors… they are partners.
The majority of the audience would pay more for administrators to take a larger role.
Form PF turned out to be one of the more useful and meaningful requirements.
The worst quality of a CCO is the desire to be liked.
Doing more with less is an ongoing challenge.
We are at the back end of the surge of regulatory changes.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year - April 7-9, 2014 -
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Private Equity Operational Due Diligence: An LP Primer Learn the differences and similarities between private equity and hedge fund operational due diligence Direct from the Source Hear two Chief Compliance Officers discuss the pros and cons of increased compliance and operational due diligence in the day to day management of successful fund operations The Back Office Conundrum Hear experts discuss how consolidation of administrators are affecting the flow of fund information to investors The Evolution of the Fund of Fund Industry Learn how managers are remaining relevant amidst fee pressure and performance challenges Worried about Consolidation in the Hedge Fund Industry? Learn how new distribution channels are increasing asset flows to hedge funds around the world