*A greater understanding of the benefits and limitations of funds to both retail and institutional investors
*An easy-to-read, yet technically comprehensive, insight into fund structures
*An overview of the variety of legal structures, regulatory categories and investment profiles available
*A detailed understanding of the practical aspects of fund valuation and administration, and the role of the various practitioners
*A view of the future of the international funds industry in the light of changing markets, regulation and investor appetite
- An easy-to-read, yet technically comprehensive, insight into fund structures
- Provides an overview of the variety of legal structures, regulatory categories and investment profiles available
- Presents a view of the future of the international funds industry in the light of changing markets, regulation and investor appetite'
The concept of collective investment schemes
Different fund structures
The regulatory environment
Practical aspects of fund management
Overview of the operation of a fund
Valuations and pricing
The dealing desk
Investment restrictions on regulated funds and tax matters
Distribution of funds
The UK market
A comparison of some international funds centres, their advantages and disadvantages
Developments in international market
Catherine is Group Compliance Officer for Maitland (www.maitlandgroup.com) and also
an Associate Lecturer in Financial Services at the Isle of Man College of Further Education.
Prior to her current position she was Head of Legal, Compliance and Risk - Global Fund Services, Bank of Bermuda (Isle of Man) Ltd. She has been in the financial services industry for 20 years. She has also held positions as Manager, Marketing and Product Development for an international financial services provider, and was a Policy Adviser to the Isle of Man Government Financial Supervision Commission specialising in the development of the regulatory framework for collective investment schemes. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Member of the Securities Institute, a Member of the Society of Financial Advisers and an Associate of the Life Insurance Association by Diploma.She lectures internationally on subjects including fund management, regulation and compliance, insider dealing, investor protection regimes, and mortgage lending, and is Associate Lecturer, Financial Services at the Isle of Man College of Further Education. She has been engaged by the Africa Centre for Investment Analysis to deliver a 3-day course in November 2003 covering Insider Dealing Regimes, Investor Protection Regimes and International Funds.