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King & Spalding Fund Manager Forum

08 Nov 2016, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (London Time)                            

Please join us at our next Fund Manager Forum for a value packed discussion programme.  We shall begin with an update on MiFID II impacts on asset managers, particularly in light of the FCA’s levelling up agenda for UCITS and AIFM managers. 

We twin this with the inevitable Brexit twist and hopefully one solution:  we are fortunate to be joined by Joseph Gavin, Head of Financial Services of Dublin law firm Byrne Wallace, who will give his insights on why obtaining an Irish authorisation could be the optimal solution for UK based asset managers who wish to keep the bulk of their operations in the UK, even to the extent those operations are supporting UCITS and AIFMD funds that rely on EU passports for distribution. Between 2010 and 2015 Joseph acted as General Counsel and chief legal adviser to the Governor and Central Bank of Ireland.

Time permitting we shall round off with a Market Abuse Regulation surgery, including practical solutions to some continuing implementation issues for asset managers.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Registration with breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Round table discussion (and more breakfast)

King & Spalding Offices
125 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1AR

Proposed topics:

  • A short presentation on MiFID II insofar as it impacts asset managers, including the FCA’s CP16/29, followed by a round table discussion;
  • Brexit – the Irish solution?  A presentation by Joseph Gavin of Byrne Wallace, followed by a round table discussion;
  • Market Abuse Regulation surgery – share your woes and discuss practical solutions in a Chatham House environment.

We invite your participation in a discussion of these topics under the Chatham House rule, led and moderated by King & Spalding partner Angela Hayes (financial services regulation) and Joseph Gavin, partner and Head of Financial Services, Byrne Wallace.

Please let us know if you can attend by replying to Kate Thompson at