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Lessons Learned and Not Learned From the August 2012 Initial Form PF Filing

Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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A seminar hosted jointly by Citi Prime Finance, Global Risk Management Advisors, Inc., Imagine Software and Sidley Austin LLP

Please note this seminar is open to asset managers and institutional investors only.

Join panelists from Sidley Austin, Citi, Imagine Software and Global Risk Management Advisors as they discuss “lessons learned – and not learned” from the largest fund managers which have just completed their first Form PF filings.

Our panel will examine critical issues for both fund managers that are beginning their initial Form PF process, and first filers that are looking to improve their infrastructure, processes and controls for future Form PF filings.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • What were the biggest operational, risk management and interpretive issues that first filers struggled with in developing and completing their initial filing?
     
  • Why didn’t more first filers retain service providers to help them with their initial Form PF filings?
     
  • What are first filers planning to do differently for their second Form PF filings?
     
  • What must all filers take into account when preparing a Form PF filing?

 

This informative discussion will give second filers and third filers essential insight on the Form PF process, allowing them to benefit from the experiences gained by first filers. At the same time, first filers — especially those that deferred implementation of specialized Form PF solutions — may learn how to improve their Form PF processes.

All filers will benefit from our panelists’ insight on some of the most prevalent questions being asked in the wake of the initial filings, including:

  • What exactly are regulators looking for in the more controversial Form PF questions?
     
  • What are the emerging best practices regarding the completion and filing of Form PF?
     
  • What are the important regulatory and investor-related ramifications that arise from Form PF?


Moderator

Michael Pereira - Publisher, The Hedge Fund Law Report

 

Panelists

Bill Saltus – Director, Citi Prime Finance

Sam Won – Founder/Managing Director, Global Risk Management Advisors

Mohsen Namazi – Product Specialist Manager, North America, Imagine Software

David Form – Associate, Sidley Austin LLP

 

Program

4:00 - 4:30 Registration

4:30 - 6:00 Panel discussion and Q&A

6:00 - 7:30 Networking, cocktails & hors d'oeuvres

 

Have a question you want answered right away or would like to register by phone?  Contact Chris Saxman at (212) 230-1661 or csaxman@grmainc.com.

 

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When & Where


l'escale Restaurant at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel
500 Steamboat Rd
Greenwich, CT 06830

Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Citi Prime Finance

Citi Prime Finance is a comprehensive, integrated business unit comprised of prime brokerage, financing solutions, operation support services, capital introductions, and advisory services supported by cutting edge technology and advanced reporting. By combining our multi-broker, multi-strategy capabilities with our global reach, we are ideally positioned to help our clients anticipate and address the complexities of strategic investment. The Prime Finance sector caters to emerging hedge funds as well as franchised organizations and provides a solution set that covers execution to custody. Our clients rely on us for our unsurpassed global presence and local expertise, extensive resources, highly talented employees and our passionate commitment for delivering exceptional service.

 

Global Risk Management Advisors, Inc. 

Global Risk Management Advisors, Inc. (GRMA) is the leading risk management advisory firm providing asset managers and institutional investors with complete, independent, institutional-quality risk management solutions. GRMA’s principals each have 20+ years of front-line experience with all asset classes at major financial institutions on Wall Street, in the public sector and in the investment management industry. GRMA is playing a leading role in helping hedge fund managers, private equity firms and funds of funds with a holistic solution for Form PF.


Imagine Software

Imagine Software is a leading provider of real-time portfolio and risk management solutions available as a cloud-based ASP solution or an enterprise application.  The introduction of the Imagine Financial Platform (IFP) and Imagine Marketplace, provides financial institutions, third parties, and partners with the ability to use and create applications, Imagine Apps, that draw on the deep analytics and rich data universe contained within the system. A powerful blend of fast time-to-market, comprehensive functionality, and easy scalability makes Imagine a natural solution for new or rapidly growing businesses. Imagine Software serves thousands of users worldwide, ranging from major brokerage firms and banking institutions to hedge funds employing all major asset classes across multiple trading strategies.


Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley is a global law firm, with approximately 1700 lawyers in 18 offices.  Sidley is a leader in advising a wide range of traditional and alternative asset managers in matters involving, among others, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Commodity Exchange Act.  A current focus is the Dodd-Frank Act and the impact of related regulations on both registered and unregistered advisers, including new Form PF reporting requirements and recent changes to registration requirements and exemptions. 

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