Cayman to host fund talking shop

| 06/10/2008

(CNS): Following its first successful appearance in the Cayman Islands the International Funds Conference is coming back in January. According to organizers this year’s conference is not just on the risks, but also the opportunities and solutions to the current market turmoil as investors look towards the future and plan their strategies.

 “Topics will cover a wide variety of issues from regulatory requirements and due diligence to economic outlooks and Credit Default Swaps” says  Chris Lumsden Head of Fund Services for Cayman National Financial Group, (pictured) “It is the opportunity to interact face to face with some of the best and brightest minds in the industry that really motivates people to attend.”

Last year’s event was met with enthusiasm and support sponsors are coming back for a second round. “I think everyone was impressed last year that we were able to put together such a remarkable list of internationally respected speakers and panelists in Cayman for a first year event,” says Anthony Akiwumi, Head of Litigation at Stuarts Walker Hersant (SWH).  

SWH is one of three co-sponsors of this event, the other companies being Cayman National Fund Services (CNFS) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).  Because the previous conference was so well received it was an easy decision for the sponsors to repeat the event in Cayman in 2009. According to David Walker, Partner at PwC, this year’s event has an equally impressive roster of speakers as last year, and even greater representation from overseas.

 “It is a real testament to the success of our first conference that we have been able to secure such a talented and respected roster of speakers, and that pre-booking of attendees is well ahead of last year’s pace,” he added.

 Opening on 9 January at the Ritz Carlton the one day event will see a range of speakers local and overseas offering their expertise and experience and discussing topical issues such as Successful investing in time of turmoil lessons from failed Hedge Funds and the potential threats and opportunities for financial services. More information on the conference, including speaker bios and the agenda are available online at


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