GAIM Ops International encompassed interesting panels & presentations with good networking opportunities.
I am always happy to participate in such a well organized event.
—Pierre Crama, Head of Operational Due Diligence, Signet Capital Management Limited
The conference was extremely useful in getting to understand the major issues that are currently faced in ODD. I think more and more investors should be aware of these issues and they should be more openly discussed when making investment decisions.
— Marc de Kloe, Alternative Investments Manager, ABN Amro Private Banking
It was great to see so many investors taking an active interest in the quality of services being provided to the Fund they invested in. More interestingly I was extremely impressed that some investors noted that choosing an administrator should not be a box ticking exercise and size should not overshadow quality.
— Karen Malone, Managing Director and Founding Partner, Centaur, Fund Services Limited
GAIM Ops International is essential for hedge funds and service providers. Regulations, accounting and best practices are evolving so rapidly that it should be mandatory for all COOs. Investors would learn a great deal as well. GAIM once again is to be congratulated for providing relevant content and top speakers.
— Thomas Zucosky, CEO, Discovery Capital Management
Excellent, engaging and insightful panel presentations and discussions....great networking with senior level industry players from both sides of the Atlantic....very well run by IIR....looking forward to attending this event next year as well as future GAIM events.
— Kevin M. Goldstein, Co-Founder & CEO of Auxia Partners
A great conference with excellent technical coverage of upcoming regulation, balanced by real world insight from leading due diligence practitioners.
— Chris Addy, President & CEO, Castle Hall Alternatives d
Even though I have been involved in setting up operational due diligence procedures for the last 9 years, I learned a lot about strategies for approaching numerous operational issues. The conference was well organized, and I learned both from the panels and from informal conversations with the sophisticated conference participants.
— Howard Coleman, Partner, Coldstream Capital Management