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Hedgeworld Fall Conference: Our Hot Topics

By Kaleigh Brousseau | Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Later this week, Eze Castle will be taking part in Reuters’ Hedgeworld Fall Fund Services Conference in New York, a conference that we have had the pleasure of participating in over recent years.

Hedgeworld is a great conference for hedge fund professionals looking to get up-to-speed on the latest trends and challenges within the financial industry. We’ve been looking through this year's agenda, and we’ve identified a few of the key topics that are sure to resonate with attendees at this year’s conference.

Compliance & Regulations
The first panel of the day may well be the most interesting, as hedge fund regulations are still very much top-of-mind for funds. Panelist George Cannellos of the SEC will certainly be a big draw in that first time slot, as he will be able to offer great perspective on the Dodd-Frank Bill and its impact on the investment industry.

In addition to Cannellos’ view on the regulation itself, other panelists will speak to various topics related to the legislation, including registration (HedgeOp Compliance), hedge fund technology (Eze Castle Integration -- our very own Bob Guilbert!) and customer database and backup (Sesame Software).  To get a sample of the technology aspects of regulatory compliance, check out some of our past articles on the topic.

Risk Management
Another hot topic in the industry right now is risk management. Particularly since the Bernie Madoff scandal, funds have been forced to take measures to control the risk associated with their businesses by putting systems and practices in place to prevent pitfalls. Of particular importance has become the need to monitor and manage leverage and counterparty relationships. Panelists from Investor Analytics, Risk Talent Associates, Options Industry Council, and Capital Market Risk Advisors will take a deeper look at the topic of risk management and how it relates to funds today.

Pitching Investors
Along the same lines as risk management, the idea of pitching investors and completing the due diligence process is a topic that according to Hedgeworld, is always a popular one at their conference. Attendees should look to learn more about the key messages they should be pitching to potential and exisitng investors and what areas of their businesses are most important to those investors during the due diligence process.

In addition to the panels we’ve identified here, Hedgeworld will also feature sessions on Prime Brokerage, Third Party Administration, and Best Trade Execution on the Managers’ track, which you can read more about here. There is also an Investors’ Track which will focus on new and emerging managers. We look forward to listening in on the sessions at this year's conference and learning more about the hot topics for hedge funds!

In addition to speaking on the Compliance & Regulations panel, Eze Castle Integration will also be exhibiting at the Hedgeworld Fall Fund Services conference. Be sure to stop by our booth where you’ll find flying cows and a Kindle raffle!

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