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Brexit on agenda for Jersey Finance conference

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Brexit on agenda for Jersey Finance conference

Pictured: Geoff Cook, CEO at Jersey Finance

The impact of Brexit on the European alternative funds landscape will be discussed during the annual Jersey Finance London Funds Conference next Tuesday.

Jonathan de Lance-Holmes, partner at investment management group Linklaters, will speak about the way Brexit is likely to impact the UK asset management and wider European alternative fund industry.

Geoff Cook, CEO of Jersey Finance, said: “Jersey’s funds industry strives to be at the cutting edge of the alternatives sector, and with that in mind having the opportunity to hear from some real trailblazers in our industry at our Conference this year is fantastic. There’s no doubt that Brexit is featuring highly on the agendas of managers at the moment.”

Details will also be given to attendees about the New Jersey Private Fund, that was launched earlier this month, during a panel chaired by Deborah Lloyd, Chairman of the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF).

Mike Byrne, chairman of Jersey Funds Association, added: “This event also gives us a prime opportunity to showcase Jersey’s latest innovation in its regulatory framework, the Jersey Private Fund. Whilst this new structure is anticipated to give managers and investors in all asset classes greater choice and a much simpler and streamlined regime, its launch also demonstrates that Jersey is serious about its commitment to innovation in the global alternatives industry.”

The panel will explore the evolution within the alternative fund arena with the help of professionals such as Tim Morgan, partner at Mourant Ozannes and Vice Chair of the Jersey Funds Association, John Maxey, tax Partner at Deloitte, and Mike Jones, director of policy at the Jersey Financial Services Commission. 

Jonathan Bullock, a director of the Softbank Vision Fund, which is said to be the largest fund in the world and to be based in Jersey, will also be speaking at the event, along with broadcaster Nick Robinson and behavioural economist and award-winning Financial Times columnist Tim Harford.

 A number of other speakers have been confirmed for the Conference including Jonathan Pugh-Smith, legal counsel at Bregal Investments LLP; James Duffield, director at Aztec Group; Robert Mellor, UK asset management tax leader at PwC; Jane Pearce, managing director at Vistra; and Rob Milner, partner at Carey Olsen.

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