August 1, 2019 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy!

This Issue’s Topics:

  • REMINDER: FREE: Investment Network: Code Is Law – A Practical Primer on Software and Structured Data in Evidence
  • CAIA Webinar: Highlights from the 2020 Edition of the GIPS Standards
  • NEW DATE: Hedge Funds Care (Help for Children) (HFC): Chicago Bags Tournament

Events:

REMINDER: FREE: Investment Network: Code Is Law – A Practical Primer on Software and Structured Data in Evidence
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:15-1:00 P.M. (bring your own lunch)
Stradley Ronon, 191 N. Wacker Drive, #1601, Chicago, IL

Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig famously proclaimed in the late 1990s that “Code Is Law,” a maxim which continues to resonate along a variety of dimensions two decades later. This talk will examine one dimension along the nexus of code and law: Software, structured data, and related documentary evidence.

Software, structured data, and related evidence such as computer code, databases, and software project documentation may arise in the context of legal, investigatory, and regulatory compliance matters. Understanding the nature and import of such evidence can present significant challenges. This talk is intended for professionals, particularly in the financial, compliance and legal services spaces, who may encounter this kind of technical evidence and would benefit from a more robust understanding its potential roles and usage.

In this talk, a practical overview will be provided of potential roles and usage of technical evidence such as software and structured data in litigation, disputes, and investigations with a focus on financial markets. We’ll discuss various contexts in which such evidence may arise and the types of materials that may be available in an evidentiary context, as well as tools and techniques to summarize or visualize those materials, either for the purpose of internal review or for the production of demonstratives. Finally, we’ll review select regulatory guidance and compliance considerations for financial firms with respect to technical documentation.

Presented by: Moderator Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon; Speakers: Dr. Collin Starkweather of Starkweather Economics, LLC and Dr. Izzy Nelken of Super Computer Consulting.  Attendees will benefit from the speakers’ combined decades of experience both with software and database design, implementation and analysis and with litigation and compliance support and should come away with an improved understanding of how these materials may be used effectively or preemptively in a litigation, investigatory, or compliance setting.

To register, click here.

CAIA Webinar: Highlights from the 2020 Edition of the GIPS Standards
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

The 2020 edition of the GIPS Standards are expected to be issued on 30 June 2019, with an effective date of 1 January 2020. CFA Institute staff will discuss key concepts in the 2020 GIPS standards and address topics that impact managers of hedge funds and other alternative investments.

Please join Karyn D. Vincent, CFA, CIPM, CFA Institute and Keith Black Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, CAIA Association as they review the updated standards and answer audience questions.

To register, click here.

NEW DATE: Hedge Funds Care (Help for Children) (HFC): Chicago Bags Tournament
Wednesday, August 28, 2019, TBA
Old Crow Smokehouse, 149 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL

Help HFC Fight Child Abuse.  Established in 1998 by the alternative investment industry, HFC has grown from a single fundraising event in NYC to a global foundation fighting child abuse in 13 cities across 7 countries. HFC has one overriding mission: the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Over the past 21 years, we have distributed more than $53 million in grants to organizations who protect and heal children, making the world a safer place for more than 80,000 children and their families each year.

For more information, email dorphanos@hfc.org.

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