Introduction to Hedge Funds


Time:3 pm to 4:30pm, Nov.28th, 2012

Venue::Multimedia Room, Mingli Building


Speaker:Henri Arslanian , Director, Prime Services Business Consulting Services, UBS Investment Bank

Brief Introduction of the Lecture:

The lecture will be an introduction to the hedge fund industry with a particular emphasis on the legal aspects of this fascinating industry that is becoming increasingly important globally. Lawyers play a key role in the hedge fund industry and, by way of practical examples and cases, we will analyze some of the legal, tax and regulatory issues and developments affecting hedge funds. We will also discuss the status of the hedge fund industry in China and the interesting opportunities that it offers to lawyers interested in this field.

Brief Introduction of the Speaker:

Henri Arslanian is a Director with the UBS Prime Services Business Consulting Services team in Hong Kong and assists Asian and global hedge funds in the set-up of their operations in Asia and their expansion globally by advising on legal, regulatory, onshore/offshore structuring, fund governance and tax matters as well as on the latest trends and investor requirements on hedge fund operational due diligence and capital raising.

Henri has extensive experience on the regulatory, legal and tax considerations relevant to hedge funds based in the Asia Pacific region or trading such markets, including Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India and Australia as well as on the impact of U.S., European and offshore regulations on such hedge funds.

Henri is called to the Bar in both New York and Quebec and previously worked as a lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong where he advised hedge funds, private equity funds, family offices and financial institutions.

Henri is the current Chair of the China Business Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and is a guest lecturer at the faculty of law at the University of Sherbrooke where he lectures about doing business in China and Chinese Law.