Sir Richard Branson keynote speaker at Cayman Alternative Investment Summit

Sir Richard Branson keynote speaker at Cayman Alternative Investment Summit

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Sir Richard Branson keynote speaker at Cayman Alternative Investment Summit PR Newswire GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, June 27, 2012 - Visionaries from around the world gather in Grand Cayman, November 1-2, to discuss the future of alternative investments GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's leading institutional investors, CEOs, economists and academics will gather at the world-renowned Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman, November 1-2, 2012 to discuss and debate the crucial ingredients for sustaining a vibrant global alternative investment industry. The key theme of the Summit is 'Innovation in Alternative Investments: Seeing What's Next'. One of the keynote speakers is Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group. Industry speakers at the event will include; Peter Clarke, CEO, MAN GROUP; Matt Botein, Global Head of Alternative Investments, Blackrock; Mel Lagomasino, CEO, Genspring Family Offices; Anne Richards, CIO, Aberdeen Asset Management; Mark Yusko, CEO, Morgan Creek; Steve Shenfeld, President, Midocean Credit Partners; Jane Buchan, CEO/MD, PAAMCO and Mark Okada, Co-Founder and CIO of Highland Capital Management. This exclusive, global thought leadership event will bring together best-in-class industry professionals, and will feature a panel of esteemed and innovative speakers who will address the economic challenges that affect the alternative investment industry. Organised by Alternative Investment Research Ltd.

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Sir Richard Branson keynote speaker at
Cayman Alternative Investment Summit
PR Newswire
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, June 27, 2012
- Visionaries from around the world gather in Grand Cayman, November 1-2, to
discuss the future of alternative investments
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands
,
June 27, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- The world's
leading institutional investors, CEOs, economists and academics will gather at
the world-renowned Ritz-Carlton in
Grand Cayman
,
November 1-2, 2012
to
discuss and debate the crucial ingredients for sustaining a vibrant global
alternative investment industry. The key theme of the Summit is
'Innovation
in Alternative Investments: Seeing What's Next'
. One of the keynote
speakers is Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group. Industry speakers
at the event will include; Peter Clarke, CEO, MAN GROUP; Matt Botein, Global
Head of Alternative Investments, Blackrock; Mel Lagomasino, CEO, Genspring
Family Offices; Anne Richards, CIO, Aberdeen Asset Management; Mark Yusko,
CEO, Morgan Creek; Steve Shenfeld, President, Midocean Credit Partners; Jane
Buchan, CEO/MD, PAAMCO and Mark Okada, Co-Founder and CIO of Highland
Capital Management.
This exclusive, global thought leadership event will bring together best-in-class
industry professionals, and will feature a panel of esteemed and innovative
speakers who will address the economic challenges that affect the alternative
investment industry. Organised by Alternative Investment Research Ltd., the
Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (Cayman A.I. Summit) will unite some
of the greatest minds in the alternative investment industry.
With over 9,000 open-ended investment funds registered in the
Cayman
Islands
, the Cayman A.I. Summit will connect the leading domicile of choice for
offshore investment funds with the alternative investment industry's most
influential leaders and will lead the development of a new narrative for the
industry; on what it stands for and what it can deliver in the post-crisis world.
"I am excited to be in the
Cayman Islands
for the Cayman Alternative
Investment Summit," said Sir Richard Branson, one of the keynote speakers for
the Summit. "The event has a very impressive range of speakers from the
alternative investment industry that will make for some very interesting
discussions on the future of the industry."
The Cayman A.I. Summit has the support of some of the largest companies in
the world and the
Cayman Islands
including; KPMG, Deutsche Bank, Mourant
Ozannes, Paladyne, and Virgin Unite.
"The Cayman Alternative Investment Summit is an opportunity for the
industry's elite to take an introspective look at itself, seeing where the industry
has been and predicting where it will go in the future," said Anthony Cowell,
Partner in Alternative Investments at KPMG in the
Cayman Islands
and Editorial
Chair. "KPMG is proud to be at the centre of the event and looks forward to the
stimulating and thought provoking debate, set against the backdrop of the
domicile of choice for alternative investments."
Cayman Managing Partner for Mourant Ozannes, Neal Lomax said, "The launch
of the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit is a significant milestone for the
Cayman Islands
. We are delighted to be a major sponsor of the Summit in its
inaugural year and we are confident it will prove to be unparalleled in terms of
the quality of its participants, content and organisation. Our commitment to the
Summit is reflective of Mourant Ozannes' continued confidence in the future of
the
Cayman Islands
as one of the world's leading international financial
centers."
Media and Association Partners for the Cayman A.I. Summit include: Absolute
Return, Cayman Financial Review, AIMA, Investments & Pensions Europe (IPE),
FinAlternatives, Hedge Fund Alert, HFM Week, Albourne Village, IFI Global, CAIA,
HSP News, Hedge Funds Review and The Hedge Fund Journal.
Consistent with the commitment of the event's major sponsors to corporate
citizenship and following Sir Richard Branson's philanthropic lead, the Cayman
A.I. Summit charity is Virgin Unite – the non-profit foundation of the Virgin
Group. Virgin Unite's mission is to "connect people and entrepreneurial ideas to
make change happen; to help revolutionize the way government, business and
social sectors work together – business as a force for good."
Working with Sir Richard Branson, it is expected that the Cayman A.I. Summit
will contribute over
US$150,000
to Virgin Unite.
For more information on the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit and to
register online visit www.caymanai.com. Or contact media@caymanai.com
Contact: Dan Kneipp, +1-345-525-7111, dkneipp@caymanai.com