Circle Partners / IG Bank Joint Event in Geneva April 2015

| 2015-04-24

We are pleased to inform you that Circle Partners and IG Bank organized a joint event on Private Investment Funds and Pooled Vehicles in Geneva on April 16 2015. The event brought together Swiss investment managers and other professionals from the fund industry. It was an excellent platform to share insights on the best practice and possibilities for Swiss managers and a venue to meet with other professionals from the field.

The well attended event consisted of a keynote speech as well as a panel discussion on the latest trends in launching pooled investment vehicles in offshore and onshore jurisdictions. The keynote speaker – Mr. Clayton Heijman, founder and director of Privium Fund Management and Darwin Platform, in his speech elaborated on investment fund opportunities for Swiss managers following new regulations in the US, EU and Switzerland.

IG Banks analysts and premium client managers Andreas Ruhlmann and Laurent Bakhtiari provided insight as to the economic outlook for 2015 and analysis of key currencies movements.

Mr. Michel van Zanten, global director of fund services at Circle Partners, moderated the panel discussion on the latest news and trends in the alternative investment funds industry. Two panelists: Jean-Jacques Sunier, institutional sales manager at IG Bank and Lee Osborne, head of AMS Law Limited’s office in the British Virgin Islands, discussed challenges of financial markets and demands of the investment regulatory environment as well as the opportunities for Swiss managers. The panel discussion focused on how Swiss managers can get the most out of their fund structure in the changing regulatory and legal landscape across various jurisdictions.