February 27 - March 1, 2019

Santa Barbara, CA


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is one of the world’s largest law firms. A frequent recipient of industry recognition for its strength in litigation and high-stakes appellate work, its leadership in groundbreaking transactions and its depth in public policy, Akin Gump provides a comprehensive suite of services for global companies and local individuals. Our team of litigators, dealmakers, and policy lawyers and advisors collaborate with a single goal: the success of our clients.


For more information, please visit www.akingump.com


BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their assets throughout the investment lifecycle.  We provide a comprehensive service offering developed specifically for alternative investments. By integrating a full range of services, including custody, cash management, foreign exchange, accounting and administration, investor services and collateral services, we help alternatives managers maintain their investment focus while we support their fund operations.

Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries.  As of March 31, 2018, BNY Mellon had $33.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.9 trillion in assets under management.  BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).  Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com.  Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch offers a premier futures, options, and OTC derivatives platform. We are an industry leader in direct exchange memberships and also provide access via third-party relationships. Our 24-hour execution desk in Chicago provides clients a single access point for all global markets. Regional desks in New York, Montreal, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Mumbai enhance our client service capabilities. Our electronic trading suite syncs with a wide variety of client front ends offering direct access to 38 exchanges, along with advanced trading algorithms. We have been at the forefront of the new era of OTC derivatives clearing. Our OTC service offering includes derivatives intermediation, cross margining, world class reporting and reconciliation, leading collateral optimization technology, and allocation processing across multiple accounts on a single multi-market and multi-asset platform. www.baml.comfuturesmarketing@baml.com


Cayman Finance is the association of the financial services industry of the Cayman Islands, a premier global financial hub efficiently connecting law abiding users and providers of investment capital and financing around the world. Cayman Finance represents first rate service providers within investment funds and asset management, banking, insurance, reinsurance, capital markets, and trusts sectors and world class fiduciary, legal, and accounting service providers. Additionally, Cayman Finance represents 15 industry associations. The organisation’s mission is to protect, promote, develop and grow the Cayman Islands financial services industry through cooperation and engagement with political leaders, regulators, organisations and media.


Credit Suisse is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management from a single source. Credit Suisse provides specialist advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide, and also to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide.

Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.


EisnerAmper LLP is a premier full-service accounting, audit, tax, and administration firm with global capabilities. EisnerAmper has led the way in establishing and building a highly trained and dedicated alternative investment team. Our professionals have experience and expertise in the intricacies of the regulatory and tax environment, the valuation of complex financial instruments and the challenges of maintaining strong accounting and investment controls. The professionals of EisnerAmper have a decades-long service record to the financial services industry, giving us an understanding of the problems you face on a daily basis, as well as the ability to provide practical solutions. www.eisneramper.com


The global wealth and asset management sector has rebounded from the global financial crisis to face a rapidly evolving regulatory environment and changing client base. Organizations are keenly focused on efficiently adapting to change, managing complex risks and growth in an increasingly crowded field. EY’s Global Wealth & Asset Management Sector brings together a worldwide team of professionals to help you succeed — a team with deep experience in providing assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The Sector team works to anticipate market trends, identify their implications and develop points of view on relevant sector issues. Working together, we can help you meet your goals and compete more effectively. www.ey.com


First Republic is committed to serving the needs of hedge fund firms, managed funds, their principals and employees. Over the years, we have developed a suite of specialized offerings to support the complex nature of this industry and, through extraordinary service, have had the opportunity to bank over 900 hedge fund relationships.

Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Palm Beach, Boston, Greenwich, and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans.



Offering liquidity solutions for more than 35 years, the GSAM Global Liquidity Solutions team seeks to help clients preserve capital, maintain liquidity and seek competitive yields, while consistently managing risk. With tailored products and services in money market and short duration strategies, we offer the insight you need to make better-informed decisions in your liquidity portfolios. We are proactive and responsive, building a deep understanding of your needs so that we can provide support, whenever you need it. Our wide range of products enables us to offer targeted potential solutions from a strong team of portfolio managers, combining global market intelligence with independent risk analysis, research and quality control.



HSBC Global Banking and Markets is an emerging markets-led and financing-focused business that provides tailored financial solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide.

Global Banking and Markets has offices in more than 60 countries and territories. Managed as a global business, we offer clients geographic reach and deep local knowledge.

Our clients are served by teams that bring together relationship managers and product specialists to develop financial solutions that meet individual client needs.

Our Client-focused business lines deliver a full range of banking capabilities:

  • Investment banking and financing solutions, including corporate banking, investment banking, and leveraged acquisition finance.
  • Global transaction banking services, including trade services, global liquidity and cash management, and securities services.
  • One of the largest markets businesses of its kind, with 24-hour coverage and knowledge of local markets and providing services in credit and rates, foreign exchange and money markets.
  • Global asset management solutions for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors worldwide.
  • A broad range of research services including macro, sector and company coverage complemented by trading ideas and strategies.

For more information, please visit www.gbm.hsbc.com.


J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With the leading array of prime services, $18.8 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. For alternative asset managers, J.P. Morgan offers a full spectrum of integrated capabilities, including a multi-asset class platform that extends across execution, financing, clearing and asset-servicing products, as well as prime custody and optimized margin solutions. Developed with the needs of today’s clients and investors in mind, our comprehensive services combine critical asset protection and transparency with operational ease and efficiency. www.jpmorgan.com.



LUX Fund Technology & Solutions (LUX FTS) is the company behind Transcend, the best-in-class data warehousing and reporting software solution for the financial services industry. Our founders are operations and technology veterans, experienced in both front- and back-office operations – inside experience that gives us a unique understanding of what’s really needed and what’s most important to your business.

Transcend deploys disruptive business technology systems that process and display your data efficiently and accurately. Transcend provides a secure and cost-effective solution to automate company-wide processes. The SaaS-based automation technology platform is configurable by the end user, mobile-friendly, and allows for concurrent access.

Transcend serves as a firm’s portfolio intelligence dashboard, dynamic data warehouse, and integration system. It is a solution designed specifically to meet the needs of the financial services industry. Whether it’s loading data, aggregation, automation, and scalability or other factors such as speed, transparency, reliability, or value, Transcend is best at what matters most to your company.


With more than 100 attorneys dedicated to serving fund and investor clients, our Investment Management Group is a leader in the United States, distinguished for our client service.

Our global clients include investment funds and advisers, emerging managers, some of the largest and best known asset managers with AUM in the tens of billions and a range of structures and strategies.

Our core services include:

  • Fund Formation & Structuring
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Derivatives and Structured Products
  • Private Equity, M&S, Debt Financing
  • Securities and Capital Markets Litigation
  • Tax, T&E, ERISA, Employment, IP, Insurance


At Morgan Lewis, we partner with clients to understand their needs and craft powerful solutions for them. Our team encompasses more than 2,200 legal professionals, including lawyers, patent agents, employee benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists, working together across 30 offices in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. We provide comprehensive litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services in all major industries, helping clients address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes.

The Morgan Lewis Investment Management Practice is one of the largest and most experienced practices providing a full range of legal services to clients in the financial services industry, both domestically and abroad. With more than 150 lawyers in our hedge fund team, Morgan Lewis has one of the largest international hedge fund practices, representing a wide range of hedge fund managers and institutional investors. Our success is due to the skills, experience, and strong client relationships maintained by our hedge fund lawyers and the insights we glean from working closely with hedge fund managers and investors.  In particular, we draw upon our firm’s deep bench of talent in the areas of fund formation, tax, regulatory, futures and derivatives, lending, corporate and securities law.

Our hedge fund lawyers are familiar with the legal issues facing hedge funds, their managers and investors and are located throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.  We represent all types of domestic and off-shore hedge funds, across a broad range of investment and financing strategies, including customized and captive funds, crossover funds, hybrid hedge/private equity funds and funds of funds, as well as many of the largest and most active institutional investors.


Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 300 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries.

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.


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Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company, is a leading strategy, risk management, and regulatory-compliance consulting firm. Our professionals include former senior officers from the SEC’s examination and enforcement divisions, with deep expertise in the asset management field gained through decades of SEC leadership. Promontory’s experts provide strategic advice that addresses relevant regulatory challenges but is also practical, creative, and tailored to meet the unique and changing needs of individual institutions. Promontory has advised hedge funds on regulatory and examination issues, and through its former SEC private fund staff members, has unique insights to help clients navigate Commission issues.


Advent, a business unit of SS&C, is helping over 4,300 investment firms in more than 50 countries – from established global institutions to small start-up practices – to grow their business and thrive. Delivering unparalleled precision and ahead-of-the-curve solutions for more than 30 years, Advent works with clients to minimize their risk and help them shape the future of investment management. For more information, please visit www.advent.com.


With a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international legal landscape, Sidley has built a reputation for being a powerful legal adviser for global businesses. With 1,900 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide, Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. Our highly regarded capital markets practice and broad transactional practice disciplines include corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, securitization, intellectual property, funds and other pooled investments, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, bank and commercial lending, public finance, real estate, tax and employee benefits, as well as trusts and estates. Sidley’s extensive litigation experience includes general and commercial litigation, regulatory and financial litigation, antitrust, white collar criminal defense, food and drug, healthcare, patent and other intellectual property litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, and international trade law. Our offices are found in Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

For more information, please visit www.sidley.com.


With over 12,000 employees in more than 34 countries, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking is present in all major markets and is built on the overriding principles of client service over the long term and sound risk management. Standing by its clients across sectors, we tailor solutions for clients by capitalizing on our worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance, and global markets. For issuers, we provide a global advisory approach and capital-raising solutions. For investors, we offer investment opportunities and risk management.

For more information visit www.sgcib.com.


Our clients face big challenges. Risk. Regulation. Complexity. It’s those challenges that inspire our solutions. Globally, we partner with institutional investors to provide financial solutions that span the investment spectrum, including investment management, investment research and trading, and investment servicing.

Through our operations in 29 countries, we service more than 100 markets. We’re No. 1 in alternative asset servicing globally.* Hedge, private equity and real estate funds globally rely on our skills. They appreciate our partnership approach and our scalable systems allow us to evolve with our clients’ businesses.

Our global reach, expertise and unique combination of consistency and innovation help you manage uncertainty, act on growth opportunities, optimize cost structures and enhance the value of your services. For more information, visit www.statestreet.com.


Headquartered in New York, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (sullcrom.com) provides the highest-quality legal advice and representation to clients around the world. The results the firm achieves have set it apart for more than 135 years and have become a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a leader in each of its core practice areas and geographic markets. S&C’s success is the result of the quality of its lawyers: the most broadly and deeply trained collection of lawyers in the world.

S&C is the leading global law firm on M&A, finance and capital raising, complex regulatory issues, corporate governance, legislative developments, significant litigation and enforcement matters, corporate investigations and tax matters affecting financial institutions. Its expertise extends to clients in the alternative investment management, investment management, banking, payments, broker-dealer, commodities, futures and derivatives, insurance and consumer finance sectors. The firm provides clients with the experience, knowledge, dedication and service needed to ensure their strategic business objectives.


Wells Fargo Prime Services, offers a comprehensive set of services and solutions for alternative asset managers. With a strong focus toward servicing our customers, we help managers meet their operational and financial goals with integrated financing, technology and operational solutions as well as capital introduction, business consulting, risk services and bespoke financing solutions.

As part of Wells Fargo, one of the strongest and best-capitalized banks in the world, we deliver the full resources of a best-in-class financial institution to help managers capture market opportunities and become efficient while growing assets. Our multi-asset class platform delivers critical financing, execution and clearing services while our hands-on service model provides the foundation for partnership.

For more information: www.wellsfargo.com/primeservices