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London Alternative Investments Seminar 2015

Welcome to the home page of the IFIA Alternative Investments Seminar 2015. This event brings together prominent industry speakers to discuss current issues, challenges and opportunities facing the alternative investment funds industry. The event will consist of a mixture of panel sessions and speakers.

We will look at regulatory developments and hear from different stakeholders (JM, Legal, Ops, PM) on the ongoing impact to the funds industry. The seminar will give you an opportunity to hear from leading alternative asset managers, their plans for 2015 and their outlook for the alternative funds industry. These sessions are structured to be informative and to solicit opinions from a select cross-industry group of senior executives. The seminar will provide a unique opportunity to discuss a broad range of issues affecting the future of the alternative investment funds industry and the key role Ireland plays in this.

Come join us and see why Ireland is the number one partner of choice for the alternative investment funds industry.

The Churchill Auditorium Queen Elizabeth II Centre Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE
14 April 2015
Registration open: 1.45pm Seminar Start: 2.15pm Networking drinks: 5pm – 7pm
13:45 - Registration opens
14:15 – 14:30 - Welcome

Pat Lardner, CEO, IFIA

14:30 – 15:15 - The ongoing impact of regulation on the alternative funds industry


  • Andrew Rubio, Chief Executive, Throgmorton (part of Capita plc)


  • William Jenkins, Director, Global Co-Head Operational Due Diligence, Amundi Alternative Investments
  • Conrad Levy, Global Chief Operating Officer, Brummer & Partners
  • Chris Farkas, UK Hedge Fund Leader, Deloitte
  • Adrian Mulryan, Partner, Arthur Cox London

15:15 – 15:35 - Networking Coffee Break

Kindly Sponsored by RBC

15:35 – 16:05 - Insights into the ICAV

The Permal Group successfully registered and authorised the first ICAV in Ireland and this session will discuss the core issues in detail.

  • Michael McDonough, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, The Permal Group
  • Peter Stapleton, Chair of the AIF Product Development Group of the IFIA, and Partner, Maples and Calder

16:05 – 16:50 - Evolution of Alternatives in Ireland


  • Fergus McNally, Head of Alternatives, EY


  • Dermot Caden, Senior Vice President GSO Capital Partners, The Blackstone Group
  • Giles Travers, Director, Alternative Investment Funds, SEI Tom Berrigan, Director, Investment Fund Services
  • Davys David Hammond, Chief Operation Officer, ML Capital

16:50 – 17:00 - IFIA Closing
17:00 – 19:00 - Networking Drinks
Fergus McNally
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Tom Berrigan
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David Hammond
ML Capital
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Andrew Rubio
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Chris Farkas
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Michael McDonough
Permal Group
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Adrian Mulryan
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Peter Stapleton
Maples & Calder
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Pat Lardner
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