With all the entries in for the 2006 Offshore Fund and Product Awards and judging underway, Internat...
With all the entries in for the 2006 Offshore Fund and Product Awards and judging underway, International Investment is putting together the speakers for its Channel Islands Forum to be held on 19 September.
It will take place at the Hotel de France, Jersey and will be the third Channel Islands Forum International Investment has presented.
Last year, it was attended by more than 100 senior investment managers from across the Channel Islands, representing private banks, discretionary investment managers, trust companies, lawyers and other high-end financial advisers.
Speakers in 2005 included Phil Austin, chief executive of Jersey Finance, Angela Knight, chief executive of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers & stockbrokers and Bob Yerbury, chief investment officer at Invesco UK.
The Channel Islands Forum will follow International Investment's annual London Forum and Offshore Awards, which is to be held this year at the Victoria Park Plaza on 10 May.
It will be attended by 200 of the UK's top financial intermediaries, such as IFAs, brokers, solicitors and accountants, who write business in international life, investment, banking and healthcare on behalf of their clients.
For this year's Offshore Awards there are 14 categories. This is the same number as in previous years but several changes have been made, although the fundamental methodology behind them remains the same.
The six awards for life and banking will now take into account the range and quality of investment links available including third-party funds, while the Best Offshore Structured Product award has been broadened to become the Best Offshore Structured Product Provider award.
This is designed to reward the group, who consistently produces quality products throughout the year, rather than focusing on a single issue.
There are also four new judges for 2006: Leslie Smith, founder of intermediary business Medibroker; Sam Liddle, director of multi-manager group Miton Optimal; Laurence Boyle, head of the intermediary investment management division of Williams de Broe; and Tanya Bird, editor of International Investment.
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