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How To Launch and Grow A Hedge Fund In 2020

Insights to help you with a successful hedge fund launch

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - London | 8.00am - 10.00am GMT

Launching and growing a hedge fund has never been more onerous. Emerging hedge fund managers face ever more intensive regulatory and investor scrutiny, but the practical side of launching and running a hedge fund successfully is often overestimated, from selecting a prime broker to making sure your NAV is accurate. How To Launch And Grow A Hedge Fund In 2020 is a 2-hour breakfast event curated specifically for emerging and smaller hedge fund managers helping you to understand the nuances of the various aspects of managing a successful hedge fund business in 2020.



0800 - 0825: Registration & Breakfast

0825 - 0830: Introductory Remarks

Host: Stuart MacDonald, Managing Partner, Bride Valley Partners

0830 - 0850: How to choose a prime broker and why use an outsourced trading model

Presenter: Steve Bower, Director, UK Prime Services, CGS-CIMB Securities

0850 - 0910: The importance of independent administrators and the regulatory considerations for investment managers when launching a new fund

Presenter: Joris Groot, Business Development Manager, Circle Partners

0910 - 0930: How to run your middle and back office cost effectively but to institutional standards

Presenter: Dave Shastri, Chief Strategy Officer, Truss Edge

0930 - 1000: Networking

1000: Close




Truss Edge

Truss Edge is a portfolio management system that joins the dots for funds that are looking for that elusive front to back solution. Based in Chicago, Truss Edge has been serving the needs of fund managers for almost two decades. Our exceptional trade support and accounting teams have proven industry experience that we can bring to your organisation, alongside our tailored and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS).



CGS-CIMB Securities is a leading financial services provider with extensive institutional relationships and global distribution capabilities through our network of offices, branches and partners in over 20 countries across Asia, Europe and Americas.

CGS-CIMB Securities is a 50-50 joint venture between China Galaxy Securities and CIMB Group. We are a leading provider of prime brokerage services to institutional clients globally including, Hedge funds, asset managers, family offices, brokers and other financial institutions.

Our Prime services business provides clients with a wide variety of services and products including equities, synthetic equities, fixed income, securities financing, listed derivatives, stock loan, and custody.


Circle Partners

We are a leading independent fund administrator, and for 20 years we have been delivering best practice fund administration services to our clients. Our experienced team of professionals deliver a range of integrated services, which combined with our customised approach to client service have earned us a reputation as a favoured provider of fund administration services.

Our clients are managers of onshore and offshore funds across a wide range of asset classes, including both traditional and alternative investments. In addition to providing fund administration services to established fund managers, we have increasingly become a one-stop-shop for new fund launches, advising and assisting investment managers in the crucial pre- and post-launch phases.





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