COOConnect is an independent peer group network of buy-side COOs, by buy-side COOS, for buy-side COOs. Accordingly, full membership of COOConnect is restricted to Chief Operating Officers (COOs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs), and heads of Operational Due Diligence (ODD) at fund management companies managing alternative investment strategies or a combination of alternative and traditional investment strategies, and funds of fund companies invested in the same or similar combinations of strategies.

However, service providers to the fund management industry (such as prime brokers and hedge fund administrators), vendors (such as technology companies) and professional advisers (such as accountants, lawyers, insurers, consultants and recruitment consultants) are invited to sponsor membership of the peer group network by actual or potential clients. They can also apply for inclusion in the expert panels being established by COOConnect as part of the services provided top members. Importantly, sponsors are also represented in the directories and database tools made available to members.

The benefits to the highest ranking sponsors consist of the opportunity to interact with members of COO Connect in a variety of limited and controlled ways: namely, periodic questionnaires, expert panel membership, and sell-side forums members can choose to participate in. Sponsors also obtain a variety of conventional marketing opportunities, such as brand and other advertisements on the COOConnect website, white paper postings, mandate reporting, and sponsored editorial in both written and filmed formats. In addition, there are one-off opportunities to sponsor seminars, webinars, conferences and research studies throughout the year.

If you would like to discuss any or all of these opportunities, or to obtain a sponsorship pack, please contact head of sales James Blanche at James.Blanche@cooconnect.com or on +44 (0)7769 277 927. Alternatively, you can contact Dominic Hobson at dhobson@cooconnect.com, or on + 44 (0) 207 228 3013 or on his mobile at +44 (0) 7944 407 117.