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Key Sessions

Amber Case

Keynote speaker – Calm technology, and the cultural impact of AI and automation

Harvard Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society, Author of 'Calm Technology'

Mark D. Schein

Between a rock and a hard place: Two CCOs discuss conflicts of interest they face daily

York Capital Management

7:30am - 8:20am

Registration & Welcome Coffee

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10:20am - 10:45am

Morning Coffee Break

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4:10pm - 6:10pm
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GAIM Ops Beach Party - Sponsored by SEI

Join us for drinks, food and games on the Beach after Day 1 of the conference. 

Networking with a view! Casual clothing welcome. 

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7:30am - 8:20am 50 mins
Registration & Welcome Coffee
8:20am - 8:30am 10 mins
Main Agenda
Welcome Remarks - GAIM Ops Cayman 2019
  • Odette Samson - Partner, Audit, Deloitte Cayman Islands
8:30am - 9:00am 30 mins
Main Agenda
Adapting to existential threats - the new world of Alternatives and how to evolve with it
  • Ryan Teal - Partner, Head of ODD Americas, Albourne Partners
  • Mark Hannoush - Director, Due Diligence & Advisory, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Carlos Ferreira - Managing Director, Head of Investment Operations, PAAMCO
9:00am - 9:40am 40 mins
Main Agenda
Appling AI and Machine Learning in practice: case studies from COOs and CTO
  • Moderator Roland Waz - Principal, Asset Management Ops and Tech Transformation, Deloitte
  • Michael Fastert - Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer, TIG Advisors
  • Thomas Mayrhofer - CFO, Deputy COO, EJF Capital
  • Donald Henry - Chief Financial Officer, Warlander Asset Management, LP
9:40am - 10:20am 40 mins
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Main Agenda
Keynote speaker – Calm technology, and the cultural impact of AI and automation
  • Amber Case - Research Fellow, Institute for the Future. Author of Calm Tech, Harvard Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society, Author of 'Calm Technology'
  • Introduction Claudia Bertolino - Managing Director, Head of Business Development, Citco Fund Services

One of the original promises of AI was to give us more free time and amplify our abilities. How can we bring back that original promise of technology and humanity? How can we use the principles of Calm Design to make automation, unobtrusive , transparent and informative without being overwhelming? How do we automate while respecting work culture? This talk will cover new concepts around ethics, security and transparency, including Kairos, Chronos and Centaurs. We'll cover how to decide when to automate, how to improve efficiency before introducing AI, and how to use the least amount of automation to get the job done.

Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. Case is the author of Calm Technology, Design for the Next Generation of Devices, as well as a Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society. Her TED talk, “We are all cyborgs now,” has been viewed over a million times. Amber is quickly being recognized as one of the leading minds in tech anthropology and futurism. 

10:20am - 10:45am 25 mins
Morning Coffee Break
10:45am - 11:30am 45 mins
Main Agenda
Between a rock and a hard place: Two CCOs discuss conflicts of interest they face daily
  • Mark D. Schein - Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director, York Capital Management
  • Andrew Kandel - Global Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Legal Counsel, Cerberus Capital Management
11:30am - 12:10pm 40 mins
Main Agenda
Meeting investor expectations on diversity and sexual harassment
  • Jennifer Pearson - Director of Human Resources & Associate General Counsel, Brigade Capital Management
  • William Bogle - Partner, Chief Compliance Officer, NEPC
  • Amanda Pullinger - Chief Executive Officer, 100 Women in Finance
  • Moderator Suzan Rose - Former Chief Compliance Officer, Marshall Wace North America L.P.
12:10pm - 12:40pm 30 mins
Main Agenda
Keynote interview – the real life applications of blockchain
  • Melanie Pickett - Head of Front Office Solutions, Northern Trust
  • Jun Hasegawa - Group CEO and Founder, Omise Holdings
12:40pm - 2:00pm 80 mins
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Networking lunchtables
Monday speaker led lunchtables
  • 1. Asia Ops and Compliance Marc Towers - Founder, Towers Fiduciary Pte. Ltd
  • 2. Canada Claire Van Wyk-Allan - Director, Head of Canada, AIMA
  • 3. Private credit Asia Jonathan Hatch - Managing Director, Madison Pacific Trust
  • 3. Private credit Asia David Naphtali - Managing Director, Madison Pacific Trust
  • 4. ODD hot topics John Ward - Managing Director, Duff & Phelps
  • 5. Tech in valuation Chris Franzek - Managing Director, Duff & Phelps
  • 6. ESG in Alternatives Fred Jacobs - Chief Revenue Officer, Apex
  • 6. ESG in Alternatives Chris Addy - President and Chief Executive Office, Castle Hall Alternatives
  • 7. Outsourcing Jonathan Hinkley - Senior Vice President, Linedata
  • 7. Outsourcing Allison Mousseau - Relationship Management, Linedata
  • 8. Digital transformation Jen Tribush - Senior Vice President, Global Head of AIS Product Solutions, State Street
  • 8. Digital transformation Cory Thackeray - Senior Vice President – North America Head of Hedge Fund Services, State Street

Lunch is available for all attendees.

Speaker hosted lunchtables (all welcome, first-come- first-served). Day 1 lunchtables will focus on jurisdictional updates, including:

  1. Asia Operations and compliance
  2. Canada
  3. The View from Asia – structuring considerations for private credit
  4. Hot topics in Operational Due Diligence- Crypto, CFIUS, and level II pricing issues 
  5. Technology and automation in the valuation process 
  6. The rise of ESG in Alternatives: Investor demand, portfolio analytics, and use of SPVs
  7. Outsourcing: the new path to operational efficiency and scale
  8. Deciphering digital transformation
12:40pm - 2:00pm 80 mins
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Closed door peer-peer sessions: COO-CFO, GC-CCO, ODD
Closed door lunches

Closed door peer-peer networking for Fund Managers and Heads of ODD. Compare notes with your direct peers on the challenges that matter to you without any investors or vendors in the room. Each meeting will be chaired by an industry peer to help guide the conversation. 

Groups will be split into the following job titles:

  • COOs and CFOs
  • General Counsel and CCOs
  • Heads of ODD (Investors and Allocators)

Access to the closed door lunches will be by invitation only. Those registered for GAIM Ops Cayman 2019 with the above job titles will be automatically invited and asked their preference of discussion topics for the group to form our agenda. Please email Vasso.Stefanou@KNect365.com to apply for your place or note your topic preferences. 

Continue the conversation! Further closed door peer-peer time will be available in the afternoons of Monday and Tuesday (See Track A - 3.20PM session), so you can compare notes on what you've heard during the afternoon.

2:00pm - 3:25pm 85 mins
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Track A: Operations and ODD (ROUNDTABLES)
ODD and Operations Roundtables
  • 1. Emerging market landscape Scott Kern - Global Head of Prime Custody, Alternative Investment Services, BNY Mellon
  • 2. Distressed funds Christopher Samios - General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Greywolf Capital Management LP
  • 2. Distressed funds Lance Friedler - General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC
  • 3. Shadow accounting Chris Mattke - Senior Director, Operations & Administration, UNC Management Company
  • 3. Shadow accounting Jacob Fishelis - Chief Financial Officer, Bardin Hill
  • 4. Co-investing Frank Perez - Director, Makena Capital Management
  • 5. Operational architecture Eric Bernstein - President of Asset Management Solutions, Broadridge
  • 6. Private credit valuation Stephan Forstmann - Managing Director, Alternative Asset Advisory, Duff & Phelps
  • 6. Private credit valuation Marc Valdes - Partner and Chief Operating Officer, DW Partners, LP
  • 7. LPAC management Richard Reading - Managing Partner, Cayman Islands Practice, Baker Tilly
  • 7. LPAC management Justine Lee - Head of Operational Due Diligence, Prudential Portfolio Management Group
  • 8. Factor views Mike Klarman - CFO, Highline Capital Management, LP
  • 8. Factor views Vikas Kalra - Executive Director, Portfolio Management Analytics, MSCI
  • 9. Social media monitoring Joann Arweiler - Managing Director, BDO

Speaker led Roundtables on Latest Operational and ODD trends

Our roundtables are led by an expert speaker to guide the conversation and sharing of experiences. Each roundtable repeats twice in 2019.

Rotation 1: 2:00PM - Table Switch: 2:40PM

Rotation 2: 2:45PM - Coffee break: 3:25PM

2019 Monday roundtable topics:

  1. The Ops and Compliance landscape for emerging market jurisdictions
  2. Launching distressed funds: operations and marketing
  3. Shadow accounting – what to do?
  4. Co-Investment Trends and Issues from the Investor’s Perspective
  5. The Path to growth – creating the right architecture for your operations
  6. Approaches to private credit valuation
  7. Governance – best practices in LPAC management
  8. Implementing equity factor views of your portfolio: how to protect and position for market turbulence
  9. Navigating automated continuous & social media monitoring technologies – why human researchers will always matter
2:00pm - 2:40pm 40 mins
Track B: Operational and Finance Alpha (PANELS)
Modern collateral management: generating Alpha through treasury
  • Moderator Stewart Burton - Vice President, GSAM
  • Lauren Gutierrez - Vice President, Investment Management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Brock Bell - Senior Vice President, Treasury and Portfolio Finance, Capstone Investment Advisors
  • Alexandra Krystal - Managing Director, CIBC
2:00pm - 2:40pm 40 mins
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Track C: Compliance Challenges (BOARDROOM)
You will be hacked: practical lessons in preparing for and responding to cyber incidents
  • Moderator Anne Beaumont - Partner, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP
  • Simon Fludgate - Partner, Head of Operational Due Diligence, Aksia
  • Michael D’Angelo - Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Saba Capital Management
  • Jason Elmer - Managing Partner, Drawbridge Partners, LLC

Comparing notes on what Managers, ODD and vendors are seeing and doing in 2019

2:00pm - 4:10pm 130 mins
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Personal Development Workshop: Day 1
Personal Development Workshop - Female leadership
  • Amanda Pullinger - Chief Executive Officer, 100 Women in Finance

Female leadership: real challenges women face, and solutions for overcoming them

The workshop repeats three times and can accommodate around 20 people. First come first served - sign ups will be available at the Registration Desk.

Rotation 1: 1:50PM 

Rotation 2: 2:35PM 

Rotation 3: 3.20PM

2:40pm - 2:45pm 5 mins
Track B: Operational and Finance Alpha (PANELS)
Room switch
2:40pm - 2:45pm 5 mins
Track C: Compliance Challenges (BOARDROOM)
Room switch
2:45pm - 3:25pm 40 mins
Track C: Compliance Challenges (BOARDROOM)
Expenses: Manager-Investor debate on the grey areas and whether they can be charged – research, exams and regulatory, personnel….
  • Anna Spector - Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, CVC Credit Partners
  • Jennifer Zloto - Managing Director, Operational Due Diligence, Summit Rock Advisors
  • Benjamin Kozinn - Partner, Investment Management, Lowenstein Sandler
  • Chris Lombardy - Managing Director, Duff & Phelps
3:25pm - 3:30pm 5 mins
Track A: Operations and ODD (ROUNDTABLES)
Coffee break & room switch
3:25pm - 3:30pm 5 mins
Track B: Operational and Finance Alpha (PANELS)
Coffee break & room switch
3:25pm - 3:30pm 5 mins
Track C: Compliance Challenges (BOARDROOM)
Coffee break & room switch
3:30pm - 4:10pm 40 mins
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Track A: Operations and ODD (ROUNDTABLES)
Closed door sessions: COOs and CFOs

Closed door peer-peer networking for Fund Managers and Heads of ODD. Compare notes with your direct peers on the challenges that matter to you without any investors or vendors in the room. Each meeting will be chaired by an industry peer to help guide the conversation. 

Monday afternoon's peer-peer session will be for: 

  1. COOs and CFOs

(GC-CCO and ODD sessions will be hosted on Tuesday afternoon)

Access to the closed door lunches will be by invitation only. Those registered for GAIM Ops Cayman 2019 with the above job titles will be automatically invited and asked their preference of discussion topics for the group to form our agenda. Please email Vasso.Stefanou@KNect365.com to apply for your place in advance or note your topic preferences. 

This is a continuation of the closed door lunch sessions at 12.35. Your session will be hosted in the same room as the lunch.

3:30pm - 4:10pm 40 mins
Track B: Operational and Finance Alpha (PANELS)
The key questions for crypto ODD
  • John Ward - Managing Director, Duff & Phelps
  • Gordon Barnes - Managing Director, Head of ODD, Cambridge Associates
  • Rachel Aldrich - Head of Fund Operations & Client Service, Galaxy Digital
3:30pm - 4:10pm 40 mins
Track C: Compliance Challenges (BOARDROOM)
SEC Exams: The latest on what to expect and prepare for
  • Gerry Esposito - Managing Director, CFO & CCO, Newbury Partners
  • Jane Jarcho - Special Adviser-Promontory Financial Group & Former Deputy Director of OCIE Securities & Exchange Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Steve Metzger - Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Two Sigma Investments, LP
  • David Cielusniak - Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, TimesSquare Capital Management, LLC
4:10pm - 6:10pm 120 mins
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GAIM Ops Beach Party - Sponsored by SEI

Join us for drinks, food and games on the Beach after Day 1 of the conference. 

Networking with a view! Casual clothing welcome.