International expert to feature at funds conference

| 21/12/2009

Cayman Islands News, Cayman Islands business news(CNS): The new highlight at The International Funds Conference 2K10 to be held on the 14th January at the Ritz-Carlton, will be the inaugral William Walker Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University.The late William Walker was a pioneer and one of the founding fathers of Cayman’s offshore financial services industry as well as founder of conference hosts and local law firm, Stuarts. The conference, now in its third year, will focus on the challenges surrounding global transparency.

Dr. Bacevich is a former fellow of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He will speak on the subject of US imperialism and its impact on international affairs and relations.

Anthony Akiwumi, Head of Litigation at Stuarts, commented “By honouring the remarkable career of William Walker we hope to renew a sense of pride in the islands and inspire a new generation of leaders to carry the Cayman banner to even greater heights.”

Stuarts’ Managing Director Andrew Hersant, says “The International Funds Conference, sponsored by Stuarts, has built a strong name for itself within the industry because we ensure that attendees are provided with first-rate information from high profile speakers. The William Walker Memorial Lecture continues that tradition.”

The International Funds Conference 2K10 is being supported by insolvency specialists, Krys & Associates, with an evening reception immediately following the conference being sponsored by RBC Wealth Management and Cayman Finance. Cayman Financial Review is the conference media sponsor. Opening remarks with be delivred by Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Chairman, George McCarthy.

Seating is limited for this event and last year’s conference sold out in advance of the date. For more information about the conference please visit:

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