The Russian hedge fund and alternative investment industry’s annual flagship event took place on the 3rd and 4th April at the EXPOSED art centre and Shakti Terrace in partnership from was supported by BCS Global Markets. Management companies, investors, service providers and investment start-ups gathered to discuss the international alternative investment industry and its position amidst wider business issues.
The Moscow Hedge Fund Week 2019 started with a session for investor representatives, family officers and advisers of management companies and hedge funds. An updated report on the status of the Russian hedge fund industry at the beginning of 2019, prepared by the Club and the National Alternative Investment Management Association (NAIMA), was presented at the session.
For the first time, a workshop on automatic information exchange in family offices and private funds was conducted. The morning program was completed by a closed session for qualified investors, during which investment advisers presented hedge funds and alternative investment funds to investors.
In the afternoon of day one, two simultaneous streams were held - for those investing in public liquid strategies and for those interested in private long-term investments. Both sessions were moderated by Oleg Achkasov, head of Equity Trading, BCS Global Markets.
The first business day was concluded with a public panel discussion on investment strategies. The panel was moderated by Gary M. Esayian, CEO, BCS Americas.
The second day of the Moscow Hedge Fund Week 2019 was focused on exploring investment opportunities through the fund modality.
All major issues, from the industry basics, such as certain aspects of jurisdictions and service providers, to the principles of investment business structures roll-out and marketing, were discussed. The panel discussion of the industry service providers was moderated by Ivan Samokhin, Vice President, DMA and HFT Sales, Russia and CIS, BCS Global Markets.
The fifth anniversary Russian Hedge Fund Industry Awards ceremony took place in the Shakti Terrace, where the best hedge funds were awarded, and the industry service providers were recognised.
A message from management of BCS Global Markets
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