Linedata Exchange Hong Kong is taking place on Tuesday, 10th June.





    Senior Executive Welcome and Introduction
    Sally Crane, Managing Director, Asia


    Linedata Hedge Fund Business - Update and Vision
    Ed Gouldstone, Head of Hedge Fund Product Management



    Panel 1 - The New World of Raising Capital
    Chris Nash – COO Senrigan
    Bryan Messer – CEO & Founder Messer Fund Services

    Paul Moloney - Partner-Head of the Hong Kong Representative office Dillon Eustace
    Elliott Shadforth - Partner EY

    The New World of Raising Capital panel will focus on how the process of raising money has been significantly altered with the addition of Form PF and AIFMD, this panel will  -

    • Explore future regulation and marketing in Asia such as Asian Fund Passport / QFII. How will China’s new investment policies change the environment?
    • Look at trends such as the Open Protocol that are becoming increasingly popular for attracting institutional investors
    • Discuss how regulation is changing marketing practises for European and US investors.



    Panel 2 - Staying on top in Asia: How are Asian hedge fund managers staying on top of the latest operational and regulatory challenges?
    Grégoire Déchy - COO SPQ Asia Capital
    Annie Lai - Principal & COO Ward Ferry Management Ltd
    Rory Kennedy - COO Rogers Investment Advisors KK
    Heide Blunt - MD AIMA Hong Kong

    Local markets regulation/challenges: access to the China markets; dealing with regulations in HK, Singapore, Japan around disclosure and shorting; complexity of conventions across other markets such as Korea, Taiwan, Australia, India etc.

    • Increased demands on your ops team: providing additional reporting for investors and regulators –open-protocol exposure & risk reporting, Form PF, AIFMD Annex IV. Having to deal with ‘custodians’and manage settlement rather than PBs etc. Is outsourcing an option that is helpful?
    • How hard is it to change internal process of investment teams to fit with regulation and compliance? –as more and more areas require ‘pre-trade’checks and scrutiny on risks being quantified, how does an HF ops team approach the challenge of changing internal workflows.
    • Where will the next challenge come from? –will it be from the investors, the fund regulators, the market regulators, or from the investment universe as new products / markets are opened up for investment


    Keynote Speaker
    Andy Xie, Independent Economist and Morgan Stanley’s former chief economist for the Asia Pacific region


    Drinks & Canapes Reception