2015 Hedge Fund General Counsel and Compliance Officer Summit

Athena International Management Limited is a Cayman Islands based company offering experienced independent directors to the international hedge fund community with an emphasis on quality of service and responsiveness.  
Athena offers a full range of fund governance services and is committed to providing an exceptional level of service to our clients in the international financial community.  We are focused on the provision of directorship and corporate management services with the ultimate degree of professionalism, integrity, and efficiency, utilising our in-depth knowledge and expertise to facilitate a high level of client satisfaction.  Our focus is on a personal, high quality service to a limited number of manager relationships to ensure that our directors have the necessary time to devote to our clients.  
Athena holds a Companies Management Licence issued by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority enabling the provision of approved and regulated directors to our client companies.

Compliance Science, Inc. (CSI) provides Governance, Risk Management and Compliance solutions, market validated by over 600 financial and professional services firms. Led by GRC industry pioneers, we designed our platform to meet the needs of Private Equity firms, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks, Broker-Dealers, Registered Investment Advisors and Professional Services firms. We combine web-based compliance technology with the industry’s highest quality data to help protect firms from the specter of reputational damage and revenue loss from non-compliant activities. Our customers include 8 of the top 10 Private Equity firms, 3 of the top 5 Hedge Funds and 3 of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. For more information: www.complysci.com or 212-327-1533.

Mourant Ozannes is one of the leading offshore law firms with 57 partners and over 500 staff.  We advise on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey with offices in each of these locations, as well as Hong Kong and London. In our four jurisdictions, no other offshore law firm has more top tier directory rankings than Mourant Ozannes (Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, Legal 500, 2014).
We have an international reputation as one of the leading offshore investment fund practices. Globally, we have 30 partners and 77 fee-earners working on investment funds matters with clients who are amongst the world's leading asset managers, investors and service providers to investment funds. Our hedge funds practice acts for institutional and start-up managers alike, as well as their service providers.

With over 450 lawyers in North America, Europe, and Asia, Orrick’s global litigation team is called upon by more than a third of the Fortune 100 and global leaders. Our focus is on high-stakes litigation and appeals, and these areas comprise half of the firm’s practice. We offer a wide range of technical expertise as many members of our team have experience as senior government lawyers, including former U.S. Attorneys and Assistant U.S. Attorneys. Orrick’s litigation team has represented some of the largest financial institutions in billion-dollar actions. Orrick also offers a range of services tailored to alternative investors, from fund formation to a full palette of advisory and finance practices.  In addition, our global network offers experience in key industries that our clients invest in.

Pillsbury is a full-service law firm based in the world's major financial centers. Pillsbury’s leading hedge fund practice has been recognized by HFM Week for “Top Client Service to Hedge Fund Industry.”  We represent U.S. and non-U.S. sponsors of domestic and offshore hedge funds pursuing a variety of strategies; quantitative managers; funds of funds; and commodity pools (among others).  We negotiate seed capital transactions, sub-advisory and funds-of-one arrangements, and institutional and sovereign wealth side letter agreements for managers.  We counsel public pension plans and other institutional investors in all aspects of their investments in hedge funds and other alternative investments. We have a keen sense for business-focused strategic advice regarding market terms, operational aspects and risk-based compliance and internal controls.

Starkweather & Shepley’s Investment Industry Practice Group is a leading provider of Errors &
Omissions and Directors & Officers Insurance. Our specialized and focused approach to your business helps identify the unique areas of exposure faced daily by firms in the financial world. We consistently adapt our strategy to amend policies accordingly in order to provide the necessary protection in a rapidly changing environment. Our continuous involvement in industry
conferences, seminars and webinars help us stay attuned to all industry developments. 
Our practice group specializes in coverage design and risk management strategies for insuring financial institutions and personnel. These institutions include investment advisers, securities brokers and dealers, mutual fund groups, private investment funds, hedge funds, Private Equity, Venture Cap, trust companies and banks.
Founded in 1879, Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc. (S&S) has been in business
for 137+ years and is ranked as the 76th  largest insurance brokerage by Business Insurance Magazine. S&S offers all lines of insurance including commercial and personal lines as well as one of the leading Employee Benefits Group in the country

SEI's Investment Manager Services division supplies investment organizations of all types with advanced operating infrastructure they must have to evolve and compete in a landscape of escalating business challenges.  SEI’s award-winning global operating platform provides asset managers with customized and integrated capabilities across a wide range of investment vehicles, strategies and jurisdictions.  Our services enable investment managers to gain scale and efficiency, keep pace with marketplace demands, and run their businesses more strategically.  SEI presently partners with more than 300 traditional, alternative and sovereign wealth managers representing $15.3 trillion in assets, including 32 of the top 100 managers worldwide.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, with more than 300 attorneys in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC, is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. Stroock’s Private Funds group advises financial institutions, wealth management firms, investment managers, and other sophisticated market participants that seek efficient legal solutions for complex, bespoke or novel investment fund products in asset classes such as real estate, infrastructure, commodities, credit, distressed debt, and insurance. The group works closely with the firm's transactional and regulatory teams across practice areas, representing the funds and their managers in all aspects of their affairs, from deploying capital, to establishing compensation plans, to responding to investigations. This integrated approach reflects our clients' confidence in our firm as long-term advisers in fund formation, transactional and regulatory matters.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an elite international law firm of approximately 650 lawyers located in nine offices in six countries. For more than 125 years, we have represented companies worldwide across a wide spectrum of industries, most notably financial services. The firm is comprised of attorneys who are individually and as a group recognized as some of the world’s foremost practitioners in their respective areas of concentration. Willkie delivers practical solutions for business-critical transactions and bet-the-company litigation. Our Asset Management Group is a leader in the fund industry, providing an extensive array of legal services to all types of funds and their managers, directors, shareholders, clients, and service providers. We advise an ever increasing number of hedge funds (including some of the largest and best known), hedge funds of funds, hybrid funds, reinsurance-related private funds and their advisers, managers and general partners on all aspects of their business.

ZyLAB’s industry-leading, modular eDiscovery and Intelligent Information Governance technology puts organizations in command of boundless enterprise data in order to increase productivity, mitigate risk, reduce costs, investigate matters and elicit business knowledge and intelligence. ZyLAB is positioned as “leader” again in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for eDiscovery Software and has received numerous other industry accolades over the last 3 decades.

The company’s products and services are used on an enterprise level by corporations, government agencies, courts, and law firms, as well as on specific projects for legal services, auditing, and accounting providers. ZyLAB systems are also available in a Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) model.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and McLean, Virginia, ZyLAB also serves local markets from regional offices in New York, Barcelona, Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Singapore. To learn more about ZyLAB visit www.zylab.com

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The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global hedge fund industry association, with over 1,500 corporate members in over 50 countries.

AIMA’s members collectively manage more than $1.5 trillion in assets. All members benefit from AIMA’s active influence in policy development, leadership in industry initiatives, and its excellent reputation with regulators worldwide. For further information, visit http://www.aima.org.

BarclayHedge is a leading independent, research based provider of information services to the alternative investment industry. Founded in 1985, no other firm has been in the alternative investment database business for as long as we have. Barclay began publishing fund data for CTAs and hedge funds in 1989 and currently maintains data on more than 12,000 alternative investment vehicles. BarclayHedge provides access to its hedge fund, fund of funds, and managed futures databases to thousands of investors worldwide in Excel, Access, and formats compatible with most third party analysis packages. Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices, 10 managed futures indices, and 7 UCITS indices are universally recognized as alternative investment performance benchmarks and are utilized by investment professionals around the globe.

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