Expert Panels

One of the services provided by COOConnect to its members is panels of experts drawn from service providers, vendors and professional services firms, whose members agree to address questions put to them by members of the peer group network. COOConnect is currently seeking sponsors to serve on the following panels of experts:

- Operational due diligence

- UCITs for hedge funds

- Managed accounts

- The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

- US regulatory initiatives affecting hedge funds

- Compliance risk management

- Corporate governance for funds

- Counterparty credit risk management

- The middle office

- Fund administration

- Prime brokerage

- Buy-side technology

- Recruitment, remuneration and retention

Sponsors acquire the right to serve on a panel for 12 months, and are given rights of first refusal if a panel is renewed at the end of any 12 month period. They are expected to commit to answering up to 250 queries during that period, but no more than 30 in any one month. Exclusive rights are available. If you are interested in purchasing the right to serve on any of these panels, or if there is a service area or issue which is not represented here, where you would like to use or establish or sponsor an expert panel please contact Dominic Hobson at, or telephone him on + 44 (0) 207 228 3013 or on his mobile at +44 (0) 7944 407 117.