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Brexit Impact on Alternative Managers: Views from Europe and the U.S.

10/17/2018 @ 17:30 - 20:00

London is the hub of the alternative investment industry in and across Europe. Will that change with the playing out of the Brexit negotiations?  The outcome could have a range of industry impacts, including employee domicile, local client access to funds, regulatory adjustments.

In this event co-sponsored by one of NY-AIR’s partners, CAIA, our panel of speakers will aim to establish what the new difficulties are, and to discuss potential action fund managers might be willing to take to mitigate any adverse consequences of Brexit on their businesses, from a commercial and regulatory standpoint.

Barbara Novick, Vice Chairman of BlackRock, founded the company in 1988. From the inception of the firm until 2008, Ms. Novick headed the Global Client Group and oversaw global business development, marketing and client service across equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternative investment and real estate products for institutional and individual investors and their intermediaries worldwide. In her current role, Ms. Novick oversees the firm’s efforts globally for public policy and for investment stewardship. In addition, she is a member of the Executive Committee of the Investment Company Institute. Previously, Ms. Novick was a Vice President in the Mortgage Products Group, as well as head of the Portfolio Products Team, at First Boston. Prior to this role, Ms. Novick was with Morgan Stanley.

Ms. Novick has authored numerous articles on asset management and public policy issues. Ms. Novick is a member of CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council and MSCI’s Editorial Advisory Board. She currently serves as a Trustee of Cornell University and the HCM Foundation. Ms. Novick earned a BA degree, cum laude, in economics from Cornell University.

Mikhael Ayache, Economic Counselor and Deputy Financial Counselor of the French Treasury of the U.S., is a European government representative who has tackled the question of the future of alternative investment management in Europe.

Raymond Mouhadeb, U.S. General Counsel of Lombard Odier Asset Management, is responsible for all legal, regulatory and compliance aspects of the firm’s hedge fund business, as well as U.S. legal, regulatory and compliance matters applicable to the global investment management firm. Prior to this role, Mr. Mouhadeb was Partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he advised on all phases of the structuring and regulatory and compliance implications of domestic and global investment managers.

Marianne Scordel, Founder of Bougeville Consulting, has written two pieces in the Alternative Investments Analyst Review, titled “Brexit and its Impact on Cross-Border Activity in Europe” and “(R)Evolution of the Regulatory Landscape in the U.K.” Prior to her current role, Ms. Scordel worked in London as the Executive Director of Nomura, as well as various positions at Barclays Capital.

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