Oyster Managing Director Alison Morrison to Speak at WAIS Bermuda 2017 Conference

Allison_Morrison270Oyster Managing Director Alison Morrison will be a panelist at the World Alternative Investment Summit (WAIS) on October 12, 2017, held at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel in Southampton, Bermuda.

Alison will be discussing offshore fund issues from a compliance standpoint during Thursday’s panel, Fund Structuring, Compliance and Governance Issues Facing Offshore Funds.  Other panelists include Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant, Tonesan Amissah, Partner, Funds and Investment Services, Appleby Bermuda, Craig Bridgewater, Head of Asset Management, KPMG Bermuda and Neil Glass, Owner, WW Management.

“I am delighted that Oyster Consulting has been asked to join a panel again this year to discuss compliance and governance issues,” Morrison said.  “My colleagues, Henry Komansky and Hank Sanchez both spoke last year and I am looking forward to participating myself this year.

Managers, investors and regulators alike are seeking higher standards of corporate governance.  Stringent due diligence being performed on directors is changing the selection process and the need for independence, expertise and capacity are factors that influence how firms choose the right directors.”

Alison has been involved in the Financial Services industry in Bermuda, Cayman and the British Virgin Islands for over 25 years. She has worked as a part of multi-national firms and has extensive experience in Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) regulations, Risk Management, Policy Development, Corporate Governance, Training, and Operational Compliance. Alison has developed and implemented policies and procedures to meet operational and regulatory requirements for multiple firms and is proficient in Risk and Compliance operations and project management. Alison began her career in the Corporate Trust Division of HSBC Bermuda (formerly The Bank of Bermuda Limited), and just prior to launching Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Ltd, she was the Senior Vice President of Risk & Compliance at Citi Hedge Fund Services, Ltd.

WAIS Bermuda is in its second year and is a large gathering of alternative and exempt market investment professionals and service providers. Featuring panel discussions with top-level international speakers, fund managers and leading service providers, WAIS Bermuda brings together delegates to explore every side of alternative investments.

To learn more about Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) and how we can help your firm with its regulatory compliance needs, complete our contact form and one of our associates will be happy to help you.  For more information or to schedule an educational luncheon on this or other compliance topics, please call 441.541.5036.