CPD Training Programme

2019 CPD Training Programme

The JFA is committed to ensuring Jersey's funds professionals have access to opportunities to enhance their skills and expertise.

Certificates of attendance will be issued

CPD Masterclass
JFA Regulatory & Compliance Masterclass - 15 September 2022
CPD Masterclass
Thursday
15
September 2022
The Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier, Jersey
Speakers:

Ben Cocoracchio – Associate Director, Osbourne Clarke, London.
Ben is an Associate Director in our Financial Institutions Group focusing on the formation and operation of alternative investment funds, co-investments, managed accounts and carried interest vehicles, with a particular focus on venture capital. 
Ben has been a funds lawyer since qualification in 2011 and has advised fund sponsors focusing on a range of strategies, including venture capital, private equity, real estate and infrastructure. He also advises institutional investors on their investments in alternative investment funds across these sectors. Ben has worked as a funds lawyer in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore and has experience of fund structures in numerous jurisdictions, including UK, Jersey, Luxembourg, France, Cayman Islands and Singapore.  
Ben joined Osborne Clarke in 2021 having most recently worked in-house for a global fund manager as lead fund counsel.

Jon Stevens – Director of Policy, Jersey Financial Services Commission
Jon Stevens is Director of Policy at the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC). Jon is a chartered accountant and worked as an auditor followed by time in local industry before joining the JFSC’s Supervision division working primarily in Fund and Trust Company supervision. Jon then joined Policy where he held responsibility for aspects of the Codes of Practice and Policy development work. He is now responsible for the overseeing the Policy team in their collaborative work with Government and Industry developing Jersey’s financial services regulatory framework.

Caroline Morgan – National Risk Assessment Technical Lead, States of Jersey
Caroline Morgan has worked in the finance industry for nearly 35 years, first in London and more recently in Jersey, having joined the Financial Services Commission in January 2006. She is a Chartered Accountant by background, has worked in all areas of financial policy and represented both the UK financial regulator and the JFSC on the international stage. Caroline is currently on secondment to the Government's Financial Crime Strategy team with a focus on refreshing the risk understanding first articulated in the September 2020 and April 2021 National Risk Assessment reports.

Vanessa Kruger – Regulatory Manager, Deloitte, Jersey
Vanessa is a Manager within the Risk and Regulatory proposition based in the Islands and Gibraltar Advisory team.​ She has 19 years of experience in Financial Services, which has spanned middle management to senior management roles in customer relations, operational risk, regulatory enablement and compliance.​ Vanessa has consulted on financial crime engagements in the UK and was involved in South Africa with implementing new Financial Crime regulations.


Module 1 - Overview of the funds market and regulatory landscape Lead Speaker - Ben Cocoracchio – Associate Director, Osbourne Clarke, London. Ben will provide an update on key legal and fund structuring developments in the UK, EU and further afield. This will cover a range of topics, including latest structuring developments, jurisdictional selection drivers, latest fund terms etc. Module 2 – Overview on recent Jersey sanctions applicable to funds Lead Speaker – Vanessa Kruger – Regulatory Manager, Deloitte, Jersey Vanessa will provide updates and insight on recent Jersey sanctions, significant findings and how to avoid similar issues occurring in your business. Module 3 – Overview of the changes on the AML/CFT scope exemptions Lead Speaker – Jon Stevens – Director of Policy, Jersey Financial Services Commission Jon will provide an overview and updates on the AML/CFT scope exemptions including the implications and the expected practical guidance for businesses within the funds industry. Module 4 – Overview of the changes to the Jersey risk environment Lead Speaker – Caroline Morgan – National Risk Assessment Technical Lead, States of Jersey Caroline will provide an overview and updates of the National Risk Assessment associated with the Jersey Private Fund regime and the preparation in relation to MONEYVAL.

CPD Training
JFA Training Seminar - 11 July
CPD Training
Monday
11
July 2022
St Helier Town Hall
Speakers:

Harry Briggs, KPMG

Harry is a Sustainability Director at KPMG working with asset managers on responsible investment policy, sustainability regulation and sustainability reporting. Harry has previously led a sustainability reporting project for The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability organization, deep diving on reporting issues with their network of multinational listed companies. As part of his role Harry has input on the new European Sustainability Reporting Standards for the financial services sector and sits on the steering group for the UK’s Future Homes organization, with a focus on sustainability metrics in the built environment.

David Postlethwaite, Jersey Finance

David’s current role sits within the Strategy & Research team at Jersey Finance, which supports the development of strategic thinking to foster growth and resilience within Jersey’s financial services sector. Working closely with our industry members, he provides insights and thought leadership that enhance the sector’s ability to respond to emerging trends and opportunities.  As Jersey Finance’s lead on sustainable finance, David is now helping to build and deploy a new strategy for Jersey, developed in collaboration with industry, key external stakeholders and leading ESG experts.

Overview of ESG Regulatory Developments across the UK, EU and US which impact Jersey Domiciled Funds

CPD Masterclass
JFA Legal & Tax Masterclass - Thursday 16 June
CPD Masterclass
Thursday
16
June 2022
Radisson Blue Hotel, Waterfront, St Helier
Speakers:

Daniel Greenaway

Daniel is a partner in the London office of K&L Gates LLP.  He is a member of the Asset Management and Investment Funds practice group.

He concentrates his practice on launching funds and investment platforms for clients that raise capital across a global, primarily institutional, investor base. He has extensive experience advising institutional and boutique fund managers on private funds across private equity, venture capital, credit, infrastructure and real estate. Daniel acts for managers whether they are raising a discretionary fund, spinning out of an existing institution or raising co-investment funds. He also assists institutional investors on their fund investment and co-investment programmes.

Richard Le Liard

Richard is based in Jersey and is a partner in Bedell Cristin's funds and investment structures team. He has spent more than a decade specialising in establishing and advising investment funds and fund services businesses, with a particular focus on private equity and venture capital.

Richard also has a strong regulatory practice. He is sought after to advise on all areas of financial services regulation, data protection, international tax compliance (including economic substance) and the local AML/CFT regime.

Paul Eastwood

Paul has over twenty years experience as a tax professional.  Until summer 2019 Paul was the Deputy Comptroller of Taxes for Jersey, with responsibility for domestic taxation policy and international tax matters. 

During his time in Government, Paul was Jersey’s representative at both the OECD’s Forum on Harmful Tax Practices and the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework.

Since joining KPMG, Paul has provided Jersey tax/economic substance advice to a number of well known institutions operating in the banking, fiduciary, fund administration and fund management industries. He also continues to support Governments and Revenue Authorities with how to adjust to the evolving international tax landscape.

Darren Docker

Darren advises venture capital, private equity, real estate and other alternative asset managers on all aspects of their fund and "house" structures.

Darren has focussed on providing advice tot he alternative fund management industry for the past twenty years, specialising in providing fund structuring advice from a GP perspective.

Darren is a regular speaker on taxation matters, in particular recent legislative developments, at PWC's alternatives themed events.

We are delighted to have speakers from K&L Gates LLP, Bedell Cristin, KPMG & Deloitte to give the perspective from both Jersey and London markets. Topics that will be covered will include Key fund structuring developments - latest fund structuring and terms, SFDR & ESG, latest view from London on jurisdictional selection; Key UK and Jersey tax developments including the emergence of the UK fund and Qualifying Asset Holding Company regime; An update on the developments within the Jersey funds legal space - LLC, changes to Limited Partnership law and AML developments

CPD Training
JFA Training Seminar - Wednesday 30 March
CPD Training
Wednesday
30
March 2022
St Helier Town Hall
Speakers:

JFA Chairman, Tim Morgan

JFA Chairman's Update - An update on work and priorities of the JFA over recent months and into 2022.

Resources

Please see our CPD Training Resources

JFA Training Seminar - Funds: Digital Transformation
July 2021
JFA Training Seminar - Funds: Digital Transformation
JFA Chairman's Update
March 2021
JFA Chairman's Update
JFA Training Seminar - Where now for the taxation of non-UK resident real estate investments?d " A Jersey Funds perspective"
November 2020
JFA Training Seminar - Where now for the taxation of non-UK resident real estate investments?d " A Jersey Funds perspective"
JFA Training Seminar - Jersey's Position in the Global Funds Market
October 2020
JFA Training Seminar - Jersey's Position in the Global Funds Market
JFA Training Seminar - Accounting Update for Funds
September 2020
JFA Training Seminar - Accounting Update for Funds
JFA Chairman's Update
June 2020
JFA Chairman's Update
JFA Webinar - Private Equity Valuations Slides
April 2020
JFA Webinar - Private Equity Valuations Slides
JFA Training Seminar - Accounting Update
June 2019
JFA Training Seminar - Accounting Update