Topic - Hedge Fund Regulatory Update
Areas that will covered during the update include:
- Update on the Investment Manager Regime and what it will mean for Australian managers wanting to raise offshore capital
- Overview of the new financial requirements in ASIC Regulatory Guide 166 including what it means for managers and custodians including incidental custody providers and responsible entities holding assets of the fund
- Overview of the new compliance requirements in ASIC regulatory Guide RG133 when engaging custodians (including prime brokers) and associated changes to custody agreements and manager monitoring
- ASIC's current focus including a RG240 survelliance.
Speaker - Nikki Bentley, Partner, Henry Davis York
Nikki has extensive experience advising fund managers, product issuers and service providers on all aspects of their businesses. She specialises in business establishment and structuring, product development, Australian financial services licences, funds management business acquisitions, wholesale and retail product disclosure, distribution and compliance.
With more than a decade's funds management experience in private practice, government and as an in-house lawyer, Nikki's practice spans the range of funds management products, advising on alternative investment products, Australian and international equities trusts, property trusts, debentures and cash management trusts.
Nikki recently advised on the establishment and offering of capital guaranteed offshore alternate investment vehicles to Australian and New Zealand retail investments raising in excess of AUD$1.4 billion; the formation of an Australian subsidiary of a large UK financial services group and advising a group of institutional investors on range of structures that would allow them to access private equity and illiquid investments costs effectively.
She is the Honorary Legal Counsel and Chair of the Regulatory Committee for the Australian branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and is a member of the Investment and Financial Services Council (FSC) Regulatory Issues and Product Rationalisation working groups.
Nikki is recognised as a leading lawyer in the areas of Financial Services Regulation and Investment funds by Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 and 2012. In 2013 she was named on Best Lawyers as an expert in Funds Management.
If you would like to attend this education event, please select the link above to register. If you have any specific regulatory issues you would like Nikki to cover if time allows, please include them in the box provided on the registration form. Please also advise if you wish like to participate in an interstate dial in.