100 Women In Hedgefunds Event: Existing and Proposed Regulation and its Impact on Clients

Education Session No. 595:
AIFMD Update: Existing and Proposed Regulation and its Impact on Clients

When: March 8, 2016 at 6 PM
Where: New York, New York
How do U.S. fund managers market in Europe in the AIFMD era? The new European regulatory environment has left us with more questions than answers:
  • How are U.S. fund managers currently reacting to AIFMD?
  • What is reverse solicitation and how does it work?
  • Are there private placement exemptions to be aware of?
  • Is it easy to passport in Europe?
  • What are the ramifications of falling outside the AIFMD guidelines?

Join us as our panelists discuss the do’s and don’ts of marketing in Europe, including reverse solicitation, marketing passports, and private placement opportunities. These valuable insights will help inform the audience on the best options for raising money in Europe.


Thomas Alabaster, Latham & Watkins LLP
Brandon Gay, The Carlyle Group
Elizabeth MacGaw, J.P. Morgan
Imelda Shine, Intertrust Group Ireland
Nancy KowalczykModerator, Latham & Watkins LLP

Event Details:Date: March 8, 2016
Time: 5 PM Registration.
We will begin promptly at 6 PM; please arrive early. Since it is disruptive to everyone when latecomers enter the session, those arriving after an education session has begun will only be admitted at the discretion of 100WHF and the host. Please note the start time on this invite and plan to arrive early.
Networking and cocktails will follow.
Hosts: Latham & Watkins and Intertrust
Location: 885 Third Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10022-4834 – Directions

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the New York Education committee.
This event is NOT FOR ATTRIBUTION. All 100WHF events are private events and we require that no one reports publicly on any aspect of them.
Admission is free, but there is a $25 charge if you register and do not attend, even if you cancel in advance. No-show proceeds will be donated to the beneficiary of 100WHF’s most recent US philanthropic initiatives.
If you have no-show fees in arrears, the system cannot register you for an event. You can view and pay for any outstanding no-show fees online from your Member Profile
Space is limited. No walk-ins will be permitted.

Thomas Alabaster, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Tom Alabaster, is a corporate partner based in London and a member of the Investment Funds Practice Group. Mr. Alabaster focuses on advising sponsors, investors and other market participants on fund formation, investment firm structuring and related on-going regulatory and compliance issues. Mr. Alabaster has been named as one of Private Fund Management’s 30 under 40 in fund formation. He has been described as “quickly becoming US managers’ go-to adviser for AIFMD guidance”.

Before Latham, Mr. Alabaster served as a senior counsel at The Carlyle Group and as Carlyle’s Chief Compliance Officer for EMEA. Prior to Carlyle, he practiced investment management law at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York.

Brandon Gay, Vice President & Counsel, The Carlyle Group
Brandon Gay is Vice President and Counsel at The Carlyle Group and is based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Gay joined Carlyle in 2012 and focuses on various compliance matters, including AIFMD compliance. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Gay was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP. He earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Yale University.

Elizabeth MacGaw, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
Elizabeth MacGaw is an Executive Director of J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank and has been a member of the Alternative Investments Group since 2007, based in New York. Elizabeth is primarily responsible for structuring a diverse array of fund investments across the private equity, hedge fund and real asset space. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Elizabeth was an Associate at Cambridge Associates in Washington, D.C., working primarily with endowments and foundations. Elizabeth received a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three young children.

Imelda Shine, Managing Director, Intertrust Group Ireland
Imelda Shine is Country Managing Director Intertrust Ireland and was responsible for successfully establishing and growing Intertrust’s business in Ireland.
Imelda was also instrumental in the creation of the Intertrust AIFMD offering in Ireland resulting in the formation of an AIFM, Intertrust Alternative Investment Fund Management (Ireland) Ltd in 2015, of which Ms Shine is Executive Director and Head of Investment. She has experience in multi-asset class investments across both traditional and alternative asset classes. She also has alternative investment experience that spans multi-strategy hedge funds of funds, venture and growth capital private equity funds of funds and direct real estate.

Prior to joining Intertrust, she worked in asset management in both the US and Ireland for over fifteen years where she held a number of executive roles as product specialist and product manager for global and international equity and fixed income funds at Bank of Ireland Asset Management, OppeheimerFunds, LGT Asset Management (formerly GT Global) and Franklin Templeton.

Nancy Kowalczyk, Attorney, Latham & Watkins LLP
Nancy Kowalczyk is counsel in Latham’s Chicago office and is a member of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice.

Ms. Kowalczyk focuses her practice on the representation of investment advisers, private investment funds and broker-dealers. She has significant experience representing hedge funds and their sponsors. She also advises clients regarding regulatory and compliance issues, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures involving investment advisers, broker-dealers and funds, private offerings of securities, and fund formations.

About Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,200 attorneys in 13 countries. With over 60 international practice and industry teams, the firm is positioned to address our clients’ most complex transactional, regulatory and litigation needs. Latham attorneys collaborate seamlessly across offices to provide regulatory advice to clients in their local jurisdictions and globally.

About Intertrust
Intertrust is the world’s global quality leader in the trust and corporate services sector, providing a broad range of commercial, legal, tax and administrative services to multinational corporations, financial institutions, alternative investment funds and entrepreneurs from every corner of the world. Today, we have over 1,800 specialists working from 37 offices in 26 countries, including the world’s most important financial centers.

About 100 Women in Hedge Funds (www.100womeninhedgefunds.org)
100 Women in Hedge Funds is a global, practitioner-driven non-profit organization serving over 13,000 alternative investment management investors and professionals in 20 locations through educational, professional leverage and philanthropic initiatives. Formed in 2001, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted over 500 industry education events globally, connected more than 350 senior women through Peer Advisory Groups and raised over $38 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women’s and family health, education and mentoring.



“Hedge Fund Startups: Learn the Essentials to Launch and Grow in Today’s Complex Environment”


345 Park Avenue
(Between 51st & 52nd Street)


January 213:30-7:30 p.m., including cocktail reception

Click here to register and for more information.

And for free Wall Street and hedge fund industry news, event invitations and updates, please feel free to connect to me on both LinkedIn and Twitter.
Also, as we have many active and very large investor mandates and searches for compelling hedge funds, please let me know if you work with or otherwise know any compelling hedge funds (great team and track, AUM $100MM-$1B, any leading HF strategy) that are looking for more investors and to appreciably grow their AUM.

QuantsGiveBack — “Winter Charity Party”




Date: TONIGHT – Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Google Headquarters, 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY

Join Quant Fund Managers, Allocators, Algorithmic Traders, Investors, Quants and High Frequency Traders for our Winter Solstice Celebration benefiting the New York Firefighters Burn Center.

Enjoy great food and cool drinks at Google’s NYC Headquarters and celebrate the start of a New Year by networking with your peers. Attendance is complimentary for buy and sell side quantitative trading practitioners. A donation is requested upon entry to benefit the New York Firefighters Burn Center which cares for burned and wounded firefighters.

Attendees who represent a quant vendor or solution provider in the quant space are required to make a minimum charitable donation of $250 at the door and are subject to approval. Alternatively, your firm is welcome to become a QuantsGiveBack Charity Event Sponsor – please email info@quantsgiveback.org.

For free Wall Street and hedge fund industry news, event invitations and updates, please feel free to connect to me on both LinkedIn and Twitter.
Also, as we have many active and very large investor mandates and searches for compelling hedge funds, please let me know if you work with or otherwise know any compelling hedge funds (great team and track, AUM $100MM-$1B, any leading HF strategy) that are looking for more investors and to appreciably grow their AUM.

Hope To See You There!

HFC 6th Annual Poker Tournament Fundraising Event

Hedge Funds Care, also known as Help For Children (HFC), is an international charity, supported largely by the hedge fund industry, whose sole mission is preventing and treating child abuse.

HFC has 2 goals:

•To raise as much money as possible to fund the programs that do the preventing and treating.

•To showcase the philanthropy of the hedge fund and finance industries.

This mission is accomplished by raising money and granting it to child welfare organizations throughout the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom.

Money raised is distributed locally to community-based nonprofit organizations that address child abuse in the following ways:

•    EDUCATION (PRIMARY PREVENTION) to enhance awareness and understanding of abuse and neglect for children, parents, and professionals in the community

•    PREVENTION services to at-risk children and families

•    INTERVENTIONS for children who have been physically or sexually abused and support services to non-offending family members

•    RESEARCH on best practices in child welfare

•    ADVOCACY to improve child welfare

•    TRAINING to equip paraprofessionals and professionals to provide child abuse prevention and treatment services

Join Help For Children in creating safety, security and stability in the lives of children who need it the most.

HFC has its’ 6th Annual Poker-Tournament-Fundraising-Event coming up in San Francisco, California on January 21, 2016 and we want you to register!

Tickets include a hosted bar and hors d-oeuvres. There is also an early bird special available for a few more days!

If you buy your tickets before December 15, you will receive an extra $500 in poker chips.

 Can’t make the event but want to donate a gift or contribution? No problem! You can do that here.

See details for the event on the flyer below:


HFC Annual Holiday Party 2015

Hedge Funds Care, also known as Help For Children (HFC), is an international charity, supported largely by the hedge fund industry, whose sole mission is preventing and treating child abuse. Its 2 goals are to raise as much money as possible to fund the programs that do the preventing and treating as well as to showcase the philanthropy of the hedge fund and finance industries.

Please join us for our annual HFC Holiday Party this December in New York City! The HFC community will gather to toast to the season and celebrate a successful year. Our event will take place on Monday, December 7 at American Whiskey at 247 West 30th Street. There is limited capacity so make sure you register ASAP. Tickets are $100 each.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to give a gift, that is always welcome. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible and will change a child’s life. You can click here to register for the event or to contribute a gift. Thanks for your generous support!

Hedgeopolis New York 2015


Meet leading institutional investors at Hedgeopolis New York 2015!

On November 9-10, 2015, Hedgeopolis New York, the Hedge Fund Association’s Annual Member Conference co-hosted by Agecroft Partners, will gather hundreds of alternative investment professionals at The Roosevelt Hotel in NYC.

For one and a half days, over 600 investment professionals will gather to hear panel discussions by some of the world’s most influential investors. Speakers include decision makers at pension funds, funds of hedge funds, endowments, foundations and family offices. Don’t pass up this opportunity to gain valuable insights about fixed-income, long/short hedge fund strategies, and so much more…

Attendees will enjoy many hours to connect with investors and fellow HFA members. Not yet an HFA member? Your Hedgeopolis registration also activates 6 months of HFAmembership worldwide.

The Hedgeopolis New York 2015 conference agenda delivers timely insights from world leading investors, and extended time to connect with your fellow HFA members during breakfast, lunch, breaks and 2 elegant cocktail receptions.

Something new that the conference is introducing this year is Meetup Rooms. Hedgeopolis attendees can now reserve time to meet one-on-one with investors, managers and industry professionals in multiple Meetup Rooms open during the entire conference.

The Meetup Room scheduler, powered and hosted by Hedge Connection, is available in a secure login area and will be accessible only by registered Hedgeopolis attendees. The scheduler will open by October 30, 2015 and Hedge Connection will contact attendees directly to facilitate the process.

Hedgeopolis offers an exceptional opportunity to boost your intellectual and investor capital during one a half days of informed panel discussions combined with many hours to expand your professional network!

Use my code to get a discount on your tickets, and buy now! Use code EVANKATZ and save $400!

100 Women in Hedge Funds: Philanthropy

evan katz: 100 women in hedge funds100 Women in Hedge Funds, founded in 2001, is now a globally recognized association that contains over 13,000 professional women with vast experience in the alternative investment industry. These women range from investors to female professionals within a wide range of financial services. 100 Women in Hedge Funds is known for its involvement in charity and various dedicated volunteer efforts led by its top members.

Through education, professional leverage initiatives, and philanthropy, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has made profound efforts for communities across the globe. According to their website, 100 Women in Hedge Funds are “educators, mentors, innovators, leaders, supporters, inspirers, influencers, motivators, partners, pioneers, and volunteers,” (100womeninhedgefunds.org). One of the organization’s most famous member is Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, who has attended numerous gala events for the organization’s philanthropy efforts.

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Kate Middleton attending a gala sponsored by 100 Women in Hedge Funds

Over the years, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has enabled its members to make important differences in their communities through a series of philanthropic initiatives. Some of the organizations most notable successes (according to their website) have been:

  • Raising over $36 million for charities focused on women’s and family health, education, and mentoring
  • Fundraising initiatives including annual Galas and other supporting fundraising events throughout the year
  • Greatly impacting the lives of approximately 371,000 people through fundraising

HFC’s Annual New York Committee of Hope Fall Fete

This year’s annual New York Committee of Hope Fall Fete, sponsored by Hedge Funds Care, will take place on September 30th at the World Trade Center, One World Observatory on the 102nd Floor.

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A view of NYC from the One World Trade Center Observatory.

In past years there have been over 400 industry professionals that helped to raise more than $200,000 – all proceeds donated to the HFC’s mission to prevent and treat child abuse. Each year, the New York Committee of Hope strives to surpass prior year’s fundraising totals and hope that professionals in the hedge fund world will be eager to attend the event.

The pricing of the event is divided up into tiers of “hearts” depending on how great of a donation one gives. A “Warm Heart” donation resides at $275 per ticket, a “Big Heart Sponsor” sits at $5,000 each for 5 attendees, an “Open Heart Sponsor” allocates to 8 attendees for $10,000 each, a “Generous Heart Sponsor” is given to 12 attendees for $15,000 each, and finally, a “Sweet Heart Sponsor” resides at $25,000 each for 15 attendees.

Remember, whichever heart you affiliate with is appreciated immensely. Be sure to sign up for the Fall Fete event on HFC’s website here.

How Hedge Funds Influence Philanthropy

Hedge funds have a great influence on the world of philanthropy, filled with wonderful role models – some of whom you may know, others who are more quiet. For example, Paul Jones, founder of the Robin Hood Foundation, is one of the many public faces in the philanthropy culture associated with hedge funds.

In a recent video published by InstitutionalInvestor.com, Michael Novogratz, Principal and Director of Fortress Investment Group, explains how hedge funds play a vital role in philanthropies across the globe, noting that the best kind of economy a country can have is one where cultures are developed by positive impact – not just by the people who are giving away money, but by the ones who actually use money to have a great influence on the betterment of humanity.

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Michael Novogratz, Principal and Director of Fortress Investment Group

Novogratz goes on to explain how hedge fund experts have more of an incentive to donate to causes that they are involved with in order to become active members of their communities and the cities they live in. Take the Robin Hood Foundation, which is known for being the largest poverty-fighting organization in New York City. Upon finding the organization, Paul Jones recognized the talent hedge fund experts had for raising money, and used those talents to the advantage and advancement of New York, a city very close to his heart and to the world of hedge funds. Because many people who work in the hedge fund industry are located in New York City, the Robin Hood Foundation thrives on passionate members who truly want to make the city poverty-free. Since its beginning in 1988, the foundation has raised over $1.95 billion – incredible!

In addition, hedge fund experts and investors are well-acquainted with developing strategies in order to make a profit, which is why philanthropies who are affiliated with hedge funds tend to have a large impact on their specific cause. Novogratz says that “in the hedge fund community and the tech community there are pockets where people really have unbelievable influence, and more of a responsibility for that part of the world to help. I have a feeling that it’s going to turn into excitement.”

Youth INC NYC & Hedge Funds

On June 18th, Youth INC NYC hosted its annual State of the Market Conference, a fundraising event that attracts more than 250 hedge fund, private equity, and other investment professionals in order to give information about various financial leaders as well as raise critical funds for the program.

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This year marked the nonprofit’s 8th consecutive Market Conference, and was located at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The event raised about $650,000 for Youth INC and its other nonprofit partners, making this year the most successful Conference the organization has had.

Youth INC’s mission is to “improve the lives of youth through a unique venture philanthropy model that empowers, develops, and educates nonprofit organizations serving young people,” (Youthinc-usa.org). Founded in 1995 by Steve Orr, the organization aims to address the needs of various nonprofit organizations through holistic approaches regarding improving fundraising practices and funding various elements of infrastructure. Its partnerships with other nonprofit organizations give Youth INC the ability to empower philanthropies that support NYC’s youth with sustainable growth.

Steve Orr, former Goldman Sachs investment banker teamed up with Jim Duffy, former ABC President, after observing that nonprofit organizations tend to struggle with resources and organizational structure upon growth. The two concluded that by reaching out to large corporations and business leaders these nonprofits could get the funds they need to serve children in need in New York City.

To learn more about Youth INC and potentially donate to the nonprofit, check out their website here.