In extraordinary times, HFM presents a series of free 40-minute webinars designed to give your firm critical information from experts and peers to adapt your business to the Coronavirus crisis.
Hosted live on 2-3 April 2020 by leading experts and HFM editors, the Series is now available on-demand.
From remote working to dealing with regulatory changes and investor communication, these webinars take a deep dive into operations at alternative managers today. This series features experts in their fields explaining how they have adapted and changed their working patterns to protect their firms and clients from the downturn.
Each webinar focuses on a specific job function within hedge funds from technology, compliance, operations and investor relations. Each face unique challenges but will also be of interest to anyone in hedge funds looking to understand the impact this is having on firm activity.
Technology: How is tech helping your move through the crisis
With a majority of teams working remotely, your technology is a critical component of ensuring that your firm continues to function and will be being tested like never before. How do you ensure that you have the right technology in place and are supporting your firm as effectively as possible?
Operations: Evolving your business continuity plans and maintaining operations
Now Business Continuity Plans have been activated, how are these working in practice and what lessons are you learning? How are you managing communications with internal teams, services providers and investors? How are investors reacting to the crisis?
Compliance: Short-selling bans and regulatory relief – your compliance guide
Regulators are having to respond swiftly to the crisis with new rules being quickly rolled out across the globe. How are you dealing with the changes in short-selling regulations and complying with Esma’s new disclosure requirements? How are regulators responding and are they providing any relief?
Cyber Risk: Cyber risk when you are at your most vulnerable
With staff now working remotely on a scale not seen before, companies are reporting an upsurge in cyber attacks as they adjust to a more vulnerable security environment. How can you minimise the risk you are facing, how can you train staff to stay alert and how do you manage data and personal information risk with full remote working?
Mental Health: Mental health and productivity in an era of remote working
The global pandemic has led to an exponential rise in the necessity for employees to operate remotely. This is a completely new scenario, which neither worker, nor corporation could have expected. How can colleague relationships be maintained, the motivation of the workforce sustained and mental health supported?
Investor Relations: How to stay on investors’ radar when working remotely
In this period of uncertainty and dramatic market movements, your investors are going to be asking more questions and expecting a quick and detailed response. What has the response been by investors and are they providing any flexibility on style-drift and mandates? When and how should you be communicating with your investors and how can you continue to make investor pitches in lockdown?