Last seats available for Channel Islands Funds Forum

Posted: 13/09/2017

CIFF final callWith just a fortnight to go to the Channel Islands Funds Forum – the largest annual funds event in the islands – only a limited number of seats remain.

The forum, which takes place on Wednesday 27 September, starts with a pre-conference presentation from Preqin on the global alternative assets industry and where the Channel Islands sit in that landscape. This runs from 9.30-10.30am.  

The main conference takes place from 11am- 5.30pm and is followed by networking drinks. 

Delegates buying full conference tickets will be entitled to attend the Preqin seminar, the main conference and networking drinks. For those who just want to attend the Preqin seminar, separate tickets are available at only £40.

Carl Methven, CEO of the organiser, BL Events, commented: “We appreciate that not everyone will be able to attend for the whole day. By offering a separate ticket for the Preqin seminr, people won’t have to miss out on what promises to be a fascinating and insightful presentation.”

Speakers and sessions

The Channel Islands Funds Forum: ‘A Sharper Focus’ is produced in partnership with PwC, sponsored by Appleby, JTC Fund Services and Optimus Group, and supported by Altair, Puritas and Rossborough Professional Risks.

As in previous years, the conference will bring together leading funds practitioners from the Channel Islands and beyond to discuss the challenges, opportunities and issues that are dominating the funds space right now. 

The full speaker line-up for the event is as follows:
• Emma Bailey, Director, Investment Supervision and Policy Division, Guernsey Financial Services Commission
• Amy Bensted, Head of Hedge Funds, Preqin 
• Mark Boleat, Deputy Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation
• Amy Bryant, Chief Operating Officer, Jersey Finance 
• Mike Byrne, Chairman, Jersey Funds Association 
• Tom Carr, Head of Real Assets Products, Preqin
• Lisa Cawley, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, London
• Gavin Farrell, Partner, Ferbrache & Farrell, Guernsey
• Christopher Griffin, Counsel, Carey Olsen, Jersey
• Michael Johnson, Head of Fund Services, Intertrust 
• Mike Jones, Director of Policy, Jersey Financial Services Commission
• Niamh Lalor, Partner, Ogier, Jersey
• Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO, The International Stock Exchange
• Gurpreet Manku, Assistant Director General, BVCA
• Robert Mellor, Tax Partner, PwC, London
• Adam Moorshead, Managing Director - Guernsey, JTC Group
• Cathy Pitt, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
• Ben Robins, Partner, Mourant Ozannes, Jersey
• Paul Smith, Chair, Guernsey Investment Funds Association
• Scott Spencer, Senior Investment Manager, Ravenscroft Investment Management, Jersey
• Andrew Weaver, Partner, Appleby, Jersey
• Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive, Guernsey Finance 
• Paul Wilkes, Group Partner, Collas Crill, Guernsey

The conference will comprise a variety of sessions and panels covering a wide range of subjects:
• A round-up of what’s happened in Guernsey and Jersey’s funds industries in the previous year 
• The global geopolitical landscape and its impact on funds
• A panel of experts from outside the Channel Islands give their take on the funds industries in Guernsey and Jersey 
• The Channel Islands respond – following the previous session, Channel Islands funds practitioners respond to the points raised 
• An examination of where the funds industry will be gaining business from in the coming year 
• What next for funds? What are the biggest challenges and opportunities in the coming year? 

Book your tickets

The Channel Islands Funds Forum takes place at the Radisson Blu in St Helier, Jersey on Wednesday 27 September.

Delegate places for the full conference (including Preqin presentation and networking drinks) are available at £395 – discounts are available on block bookings. For those wishing to only attend the Preqin seminar, the ticket price is £40. Up to 6.5 hours of CPD are available depending on the sessions attended.

For more information on the schedule and to book tickets, visit the dedicated website – or email Carl Methven at

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