Topics, speakers and the order of play for 2018.


8:15 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:10
Chairman’s Introduction
Alistair Walters, Partner - Campbells
9:10 - 10:00
Crypto Funds and Digital Assets

A significant number of crypto-dedicated funds have launched in recent months. What investment strategies are they pursuing? What are the key issues of which fund managers, service providers and digital asset issuers should be mindful?

Sean Inggs, Professional Director & Joint Legal Counsel - IMS
Cory Macculloch, Managing Director - Sterling Trust (Cayman) Limited
Valeska Pederson Hintz, Partner - Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Moderator: Richard Spencer, Partner - Campbells
10:00 - 10:50
Regulation – Can It Keep Up?

Fund managers have grappled with waves of new regulations in recent years. How have they coped, and is there more coming?

Amber Ramsey, Executive Director - DMS
Kareem Robinson, Associate Director, Capital Markets - Vistra Cayman
Brad Stephenson, Head of Fund Services - Estera
Moderator: Simon Thomas, Partner - Campbells
10:50 - 11:10
Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:10
Corporate Governance – Is the Conventional Model Still Valid?

Is technological advancement in governance and strategy making funds more efficient and easier to manage, or are corporate governance risks and challenges reaching a point that should concern investors?

Yolanda Banks McCoy, Director - HighWater
Paul Byles, Founder & Director - FTS
John D'Agostino, Global Head of Investor Engagement - DMS Governance
Keith Miller, Managing Partner, New York Office - Perkins Coie
Moderator: Alistair Walters, Partner - Campbells


12:10 - 1:15
1:15- 2:00
Keynote Speaker: Blockchain & Social Impact Investing

A sceptic's view of how blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) can open up new markets and investment opportunities in emerging markets, the NGO sector, and for populations previously excluded from global commerce, including digital identity schemes for refugees, migrants and food aid delivery; creative new liquidity and trade finance opportunities for stakeholders up and down supply chains (and micro-supply chains); global bounties programs to fund everything from ocean clean up to education for girls in Afghanistan; and decentralized platforms fuelling gig and micro-gig economies.

Elizabeth M. Renieris, Global Policy Counsel - Evernym
2:00 - 2:50
Arbitration in the Funds Industry

Arbitration has experienced impressive growth as a dispute resolution procedure, and the funds industry is no exception. We discuss the potentially significant advantages of arbitration relative to litigation, the current use of arbitration as a dispute resolution method in the funds industry and the developing use of arbitration in relation to blockchain/smart contract disputes.

Daniel B. Garrie, ESQ., Arbitrator, Forensic Neutral, E-Discovery Special Master - JAMS
John Templeman, Counsel - King & Spalding
Shaun Tracey, Senior Associate - Campbells
Moderator: Andrew Pullinger, Partner - Campbells
2:50 - 3:10
Coffee Break
3:10 - 4:10
Dispute Resolution: Low Tech Solutions for High Tech Problems

Are existing legal solutions adequate for tracing and recovering stolen cryptocurrencies? Are age-old legal concepts like the nemo dat principle and the rule in Clayton’s case effective tools for tracking and recovering tainted coins?

Charles J. Clark, Partner - Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Declan Magennis, Director - BDO CRI (Cayman) Ltd.
Sue Thackeray, Partner - Kingsley Napley
Tatiana Markel, Partner - BakerHostetler
Moderator: Mark Goodman, Partner - Campbells
4:10 - 4:50
State of the Union

How will economic and political issues affect Cayman in the global landscape?

Jude Scott, CEO - Cayman Finance
Steven Sprague, CEO, Co-founder - Rivetz Corp.
Moderator: Alistair Walters, Partner - Campbells
4:50 - 5:00
Closing Remarks
Alistair Walters, Partner - Campbells
5:00 - 7:00
Cocktail Reception