On November 8, 2011, international law firm Walkers Global (Walkers) held its Walkers Fundamentals Hedge Fund Seminar in New York City. Speakers at this event addressed various topics of current relevance to the hedge fund industry, including: recent trends in offshore hedge fund structures; hedge fund fees and fee negotiations; fund lock-ups; fund-level and investor-level gates; fund wind-down petitions and the appointment of fund liquidators; corporate governance issues; D&O insurance
; fund manager concerns with Form PF; and offshore regulatory developments, such as proposed legislation requiring registration of certain master funds in the Cayman Islands, the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) Directive and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Securities & Investment Business Act (SIBA
). This article summarizes the key points discussed at the conference relating to each of the foregoing topics and others.