FUND FOCUS, the longest running funds conference in the Cayman Islands, is celebrating its thirteenth year. The conference tackles topical issues in the funds industry and offers a platform for candid discussion and debate.

If you work in funds or financial services, do not miss this opportunity to network with your peers and develop new relationships. We look forward to seeing you there.

2015 Theme About Campbells


Global Growth. Global Challenges.

Sustained confidence in the robustness of the funds industry has provided a strong platform for heightened activity levels, including new fund launches.

We discuss new points of emphasis in fund structures and how fund managers need to adapt to new investors demanding more information and protections.



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34 speakers

giving 34 unique perspectives on our 2015 conference theme

11+ hours

of expert panel discussions, networking and relationship building


Topics, speakers and the order of play for 2015. 

Morning Session Afternoon Session

With a flurry of activity in the last few years, Fund Managers and Cayman Service Providers have been the subject of business sales and MBOs.  Experts place past transactions in context, whilst forecasting the next likely wave of consolidation and private finance in the sector.

10:15 – 10:30

The increasing cost and international regulatory complexities to launching a hedge fund are well documented.  Here industry specialists will give us their take on easing the process for managers and lowering the barriers to market entry.  The panel will discuss differing structures, start-up issues, outsourcing functions and global regulatory, marketing and compliance issues.

Discussion covering the ongoing trend towards separate managed accounts (or “funds of one”), the impact of large investors on fund terms, whether the inequality of terms arising from the bargaining power of larger investors causes alienation of smaller investors and trends in Limited Partner Advisory Committee representation.

12:00 - 1:00

Harlan Loeb is a recognised expert in crisis and reputational risk management. With extensive experience in global crisis preparedness, he has developed a risk decisional model for corporate officers.

Harlan has worked across all industry sectors representing clients including: Enron, Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., Chevron, Gilead Sciences, Harley-Davidson, Juniper, Notre Dame, Waste Management, CME Group, Mitsubishi Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, HSBC, Kraft, Grosvenor, GE Healthcare and SC Johnson.

Discussion of key indicators of financial distress and identifying when a fund may need to consider insolvency and restructuring options, the role of directors in managing financial distress and how to avoid or manage adverse creditor actions including provisional liquidation, chapter 11 relief and the options available to avoid formal insolvency processes.

Ch 15 recognition – Have we reached a point at which the US bankruptcy court’s approach to COMI in the context of investment funds is settled?

Using forum shopping to stymie an insolvency process in another jurisdiction. What should the court do when faced with a filing in another jurisdiction?

How can comity and judicial cooperation be enhanced? Does it need to be?

3:00 – 3:15

Over the last 12 months the Grand Court has issued several judgments with important consequences for fund investors, liquidators and service providers.  Campbells’ experts will talk you through the decisions and their implications.

The discussion will cover risk management in the financial sector, looking in particular at jurisdictional and regulatory responses to local and international investigations, the question of extra territoriality and regulatory overreach, risk to correspondent banking relationships, the effect of press-reporting and the consequential damage that can be caused to institutions.

5:00 – 7:00

Morning Session Afternoon Session


Meet the speakers. Click on any photo for bio and contact information.


Dipo Ashiru

The TCW Group
Senior Vice President
Itay Blasenheim

Itay Blasenheim

J.P. Morgan
Managing Director

Guy Cowan

Senior Associate
Don W. Ebanks (2)

Don W. Ebanks

DMS Offshore Investment Services
Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer

Edward Estrada

Reed Smith
Partner, Global Head of Strategy

Liam Faulkner

Senior Associate

Mark Goodman

Allan-L-Gropper shoulders

The Honourable Allan L. Gropper

US Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of NY
Judge (retired 2015)



Take advantage of discount opportunities available for our conference this year.  Register before 1 October to receive a USD$80 discount off the standard rate or book a group of three or more and save USD$125 per person. Your ticket gives you access to the Westin welcome breakfast, all the conference sessions, local panel discussions, lunch, refreshments and the cocktail reception to close out the day.

Early Discount
US$395 per delegate, prior to Oct 1
US$475 per delegate
US$350 per delegate, groups of 3 or more

Payment Options:

Finalise your registration by making payment via credit card, cheque or online transfer with Bank of Butterfield.

Campbells is pleased to offer an online payment system to make it easier for delegates to pay via credit card.

Should you choose to pay your registration via credit card, please be advised that a 3.5% processing fee will be added to your total to cover processing costs.

Cheques should be sent to:
PO Box 884
Grand Cayman

Online transfers can be made with Bank of Butterfield to the following Campbells’ accounts:
KYD 02101030114
USD 01101030114

*Please note invoice number with online transfer or cheque.

The Westin – Discounted Rates for Delegates:

The Westin is offering discounted rates to FUND FOCUS conference delegates and speakers.

Island View – USD$286.00
Partial Ocean View – USD$303.00
Ocean Pool View – USD$338.00

*Please note that tax of 13% and service charge of 10% is applicable to these rates. 

*A limited number of discounted rooms are available, so early reservations are recommended.

For reservations, please contact the below directly.

Reference “Local Corporate Rate for Campbells” when making booking enquiries.

Jessica Kozaily, Director of Reservations
The Westin Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman
+1 345 945 3800

For further information, assistance
with registration or if you have any
questions please contact:

Nicole D’Heer Watson
Marketing Manager

PO Box 884
Grand Cayman  KY1-1103
Cayman Islands

D + 1 345 914 5874
C + 1 345 525 5874