The welcome return of in-person events: Out and about with Deep Pool

By Marius Esterhuysen Global Head of Sales
May 17th 2022

Digitally-enabled remote working and client interactions have been a saviour for so many industries, organisations and individuals over the past two years. And hopefully they will bring long-term benefits, enabling more flexible approaches to working and living that would have been inconceivable pre-pandemic. Still, there’s nothing quite like getting out and meeting people face-to-face once more.

In person at GAIM Ops Cayman

So it was great to attend the GAIM Ops conference in Grand Cayman at the end of April, where Deep Pool’s Chief Revenue Officer Roger Woolman and I were delighted to be able to catch up with clients and make new friends.

GAIM Ops Cayman is a key knowledge and networking event for senior ops, compliance and operational due diligence professionals in the alternative investing community. There’s nothing like being able to connect with hundreds of the industry’s leaders in one place. Plus the conference was an opportunity to hear from a range of expert speakers about the most important issues facing our industry, from developments in crypto and ESG to due diligence trends, best practices in fund administration and regulatory change.

Deep Pool was born in 2021, the product of industry-leader HWM Group’s acquisition of the assets of KOGER. HWM and KOGER have been in the forefront of the fund administration and transfer agency technology space for decades. By bringing them together as Deep Pool Financial Solutions, we’ve created an unrivalled investor servicing and regulatory solutions provider – one that powers more than half of the top 20 alternative fund administrators in the world.

At GAIM Ops Cayman we could finally tell our story, and our plans for developing our product functionality across the investment lifecycle, in-person to real decision-makers. After so much time in forced hibernation, it was a wonderful moment. And with one of Deep Pool’s offices located just down the road from the venue, the conference really felt like coming home.

Out on the road at home

Next stop is Adminovate 2022, a full-day forum organised by the Irish Funds Industry Association to be held on 26 May in Dublin (another Deep Pool location).

Adminovate brings together fintech startups, fund administrators, outsourcing firms, middle and back office experts, and industry influencers from the investment operations world to learn and share perspectives on the next wave of industry evolution. The event spotlights the best of what Ireland has to offer the investment funds industry, and is a great place to engage with fellow professionals on the challenges and opportunities coming.

We’ll be there with a stand and sponsoring the event, so drop by for a chat and a drink.

A few days later, on 31 May, we will also be attending and sponsoring a stand at the 2022 Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference at the Convention Centre Dublin. The conference draws a wide range of participants from across the international investment funds community and is a highlight in the funds industry calendar. Regulation, crypto assets, trends in private assets, ESG and workplace culture are all on the agenda.

It promises to be a fascinating event. We hope to see you there!

ABOUT DEEP POOL

Deep Pool is the #1 investor servicing and compliance solutions supplier, providing cutting-edge software and consulting services to the world’s leading fund administrators and asset managers. Our flexible solution suite, developed by an experienced team of accountants, business analysts and software engineers, supports offshore and onshore hedge funds, partnerships, private equity vehicles, retail funds and regulated financial firms. Deep Pool is a global organisation with offices in Dublin, Ireland, the United States, the Cayman Islands and Slovakia. For more information, visit: www.deep-pool.com.

Marius Esterhuysen
Marius is a FinTech sales leader with over 15 years’ experience in designing & executing global sales strategies for firms servicing the investment management landscape. Previous roles include positions within SS&C Advent, Clearwater Analytics, Thomson Reuters & Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS).