11th Annual Global Fund Finance Symposium
The Fund Finance Association’s annual symposiums bring together investors, fund managers, bankers and lawyers for education and networking within the fund finance market. FFA hosts annual events in Miami, London, and Asia. The 2020 Symposiums were attended by over 1,700 industry professionals representing over 500 firms.
By registering for and attending the Fund Finance Association’s (the “FFA”) Global Fund Finance Symposium (the “Symposium”):
You acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and its variants and voluntarily assume all risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 or its variants by attending any Symposium event and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death to you or those with whom you come into close contact.
You further acknowledge and agree to accept sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, to you or those with whom you come into close contact (including your household members)(“Claims”) by attending any Symposium event. You hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the FFA, its employees, board of directors, Symposium planning contractors, and representatives, of and from any Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.
You further understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on actions, omissions, or negligence of the FFA, its employees, board of directors, Symposium planning contractors and representatives, whether a COVID-19 or one if its variants infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any FFA event including the Symposium.
You agree to abide by posted rules, warning or instructions by the FFA, the venues where the various Symposium events are held and any applicable government authority with respect to social distances, adherence to any dress code (including mandatory face coverings) and sanitation guidelines.
You further agree not to attend any Symposium event if you are diagnosed with or suspect that you may have been infected by COVID-19 or one of its variants or have come into contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with or suspect that they may have been infected by COVID-19 or one of its variants within 5 days of the date of the Symposium event, and in the event you become ill or suspect you have been infected with COVID-19 or one of its variants, you agree to immediately discontinue your participation in the Symposium and alert the FFA via e-mail.
If you cannot agree to or accept the foregoing, DO NOT ATTEND THE SYMPOSIUM. Failure to agree to or abide by any of the foregoing may result in denial of entry or immediate expulsion from the Symposium, in the FFA’s sole discretion, in addition any and all remedies which may be available to the FFA, in equity or at law.
Agenda as of 02/08/22. Subject to Change.
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Fund Finance Association
Mayer Brown LLP
B of A Securities
Steven J. Colombo
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd.
Latham & Watkins
National Australia Bank Limited
City National Bank
The Artemis Fund
MUFG Bank Ltd
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
CIBC BANK USA
JPMorgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank
Ann Richardson Knox
Best-Selling Author of The Premonition, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short
First Republic Bank
Fund Finance Association
KKR & Co. Inc
Cerberus Capital Management
Morrison & Foerster
Ryan S. Plasky
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Standard Chartered Bank
Saaima K. Shahin
New Mountain Capital
The Bank of New York Mellon
White & Case
Capital One Bank
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Reed Smith LLP
Ropes & Gray
J.P. Morgan Chase
Ramya S. Tiller
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Richard Wheelahan III
Fund Finance Partners
Loyens & Loeff
The FFA room block at the Fontainebleau for the 11th Annual Global Symposium is NOW OPEN!
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
What do I do if I have questions on the current COVID Policy?
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your covid policy?
Please refer to the COVID policy on FFA website here.
What COVID information is required to attend the symposium?
All attendees will be required to create a VOW Digital Health profile and upload a photo ID, proof of vaccination (full completed no less than 14 days prior to the date of the event), and a verified negative Covid-19 test result.
While we are not requiring the booster for the event, we ask that the full set of vaccination is fully completed no less than 14 days prior to the date of the event. This could mean two doses or Moderna or Pfizer or one doze of Johnson & Johnson in the US. We will also accept completed vaccinations from other countries.
I have not received information about uploading my information to the VOW Digital Health app.
What covid-19 tests will be accepted for attendance?
Both a PCR test completed within 72-hours or a Rapid Antigen test within 24 hours of Wednesday, February 16th will be accepted.
No at-home tests will be accepted.
Can I use an at-home test for verification?
At-home tests will not be accepted as proof of a negative Covid-19 test as we are not able to verify the results.
What is a verifiable Covid-19 test?
A verifiable Covid-19 test must include your name, date, and negative test result from a pharmacy or a testing/healthcare facility. Both a PCR test completed within 72-hours or a Rapid Antigen test within 24 hours of Wednesday, February 16th will be accepted. No at-home tests will be accepted.
Can I test on-site at the Fontainebleau?
We highly encourage all attendees to Covid-clear prior to arriving at the Fontainebleau. This will ensure a speedy check-in process and eliminate any potential complications on-site! Please note only those who have uploaded all of their information, including a negative test result, to the VOW Digital Health platform will be able to check in and receive their name badge to attend the symposium.
Should you be unable to test ahead of the symposium, a limited number of Covid tests will be available on-site for your convenience at the price of $55 per person, which can be paid for on-site via credit card. Testing will be available during the limited hours of 10 am - 8 pm on Wednesday, February 16th and 8 am - 12 pm on Thursday, February 17th. Should you elect to test upon arrival, please note that it will add at least 30 minutes to your check-in process. We ask that you plan accordingly. If you need to test upon arrival and are not able to make the listed testing times or tests are no longer available, a verifiable test will need to be secured through an alternate facility and approved prior to check-in via the VOW Digital Health platform.
What times will on-site testing be available?
A limited number of tests will be available during the hours of 10 am - 8 pm on Wednesday, February 16th and 8 am - 12 pm on Thursday, February 17th. If you are looking to check in outside of these times, please note that you must be pre-cleared via the VOW Digital Health app to attend.
How long will it take to check-in if I elect to test on site?
Should you elect to test upon arrival, please note that it will add at least 30 minutes to your check-in process. We ask that you plan accordingly.
What happens if I test positive on-site at the Fontainebleau?
Per Fontainebleau’s hotel policy, if you test positive on-site, you will not be permitted to remain on the property and alternate accommodation will need to be secured.
What if I am not able to test ahead of time and tests run out on site?
Proof of a verified negative covid-19 test is required to attend the symposium. While we will make every effort to assist with the testing process, if we are unable to provide you with a test on-site, we will be able to provide you with other available testing locations nearby for you to test prior to check-in.
Will you accept religious or medical exemptions?
We will not be able to permit anyone who is not fully vaccinated for the symposium, including those with a religious or medical exemption. Our apologies that we are not able to make this accommodation.
If you’ve had COVID within the past 90 days and continue test positive, what can we do?
If you have tested positive for Covid within the last 90 days and would continue to test positive, kindly request a doctor's note certifying your covid-19 status that while you may test positive, you had covid within the past 90 days and would not be contagious. Please send your note to the VOW Digital Health support team through the platform so that they can assist with uploading your doctor's note in place of the testing requirement.
I have more COVID-related questions about my attendance.
Please contact email@example.com
I have questions about something non-COVID related, who should I go to?
Please connect with firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your cancellation policy?
All cancellations of conference registrations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com. Cancellations received prior to Monday, February 7, 2022, will receive a refund of 100% of the ticket cost. Cancellations received after February 7, 2022, will be refunded at the discretion of the Fund Finance Association (FFA).
Refunds will not be granted for no-shows (registrants who do not attend the conference with no prior notice of cancellation).
o If you have purchased a ticket, but cannot attend because of a covid-related reason, please be in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
When do I need to take my PCR or Rapid test by?
A PCR can be taken any time from the 13th of February 2022. PCR tests can be taken at most 3 days in advance but also up until the day of the event provided you can receive your test results in time for check-in. A rapid antigen test should be taken at any time on the 15th or 16th of February (within one day of the event starting on the 16th).
What is your vaccination requirement?
Proof of vaccination is required to attend the event. We are not requiring the booster. In order to be fully vaccinated, the full set of vaccination must be fully completed no less than 14 days prior to the date of the event. This could mean two doses or Moderna or Pfizer or one doze of Johnson & Johnson in the US.
We will also accept completed vaccinations from other countries.