KPMG in the Cayman Islands is proud to be one of the Executive Platinum Sponsors of the 2020 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS).
KPMG is proud to be one of the Executive Platinum Sponsors of the 2020 CAIS conference.
The Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) is an annual conference that convenes leading thinkers and decision-makers from diverse segments of the global alternatives industry to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities that will define the future of the industry.
Hosted by Dart, CAIS is a not-for-profit event dedicated to supporting financial services both in the Cayman Islands and internationally.
This year of more than 80 speakers and moderators that were scheduled to appear on stage throughout the conference, 50 percent were leading women from across the alternative investment industry. These speakers include Leda Braga, CEO of Systematica; Elaine Crocker, President of Moore Capital Management; Breanne Madigan, Head of Global Institutional Markets at Ripple; Tracy McHale Stuart, Managing Partner & CEO of Corbin Capital Partners; and, Nancy Davis, Founder & CIO, Quadratic Capital Management.
Among the speaker lineup, KPMG was represented on stage with presenters such as Anthony Cowell, Head of Asset Management and Editorial Chair for CAIS, Andrew Schofield, Partner in Asset Management, Claire Griffin, Director in Asset Management, Rebecca Palmer, Director in Asset Management.
Highlights From CAIS 20
At CAIS, the topics, ‘Global. Digital. Responsible’, were front and centre, guiding the speaker line-up and shaping the focus of each panel and keynote. The themes drove discussion on the future of the alternative investment industry.
Throughout the two-day event, speakers from all segments of the industry agreed that sustainable investing revolves around combining profit with purpose and money with meaning. There were many powerful moments throughout the conference where business leaders were reminded that if they don’t embrace sustainability and responsibility, their bottom line will suffer.
As the alternative investing industry embarks on a new decade, rapidly evolving technology, global uncertainty and an increased need for responsible investing are continuing to drive innovation and, therefore, new risks and opportunities.
“The future dynamism of the industry now requires asset managers to truly embrace the role of a trusted adviser in this digital age.” - Anthony Cowell, Head of Asset Management and Editorial Chair, CAIS20
Sustainable returns for a sustainable future by Rebecca Palmer, Director, KPMG
Digital and Responsible investing by Justin Thomas, Director, KPMG
Governance: the foundation for ESG by Ben Blair, Director, KPMG
Can humans and machines work together? by Claire Griffin, Director, KPMG
Sustainable investing: Fast-forwarding its evolution
The research highlights the lessons learned, exploring three key issues.
- What is the current state of progress in implementing sustainable investing?
- Why is the pace of progress being held back by various barriers?
- How are these barriers being tackled on the ground by evolving best practice?