Treasury Committee: Press Notice

20 January 2009: For Immediate Release

TREASURY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES WITNESSES FOR HEDGE FUND EVIDENCE SESSION

As part of its inquiry into the Banking Crisis the Treasury Committee will take evidence from representatives involved in the hedge fund industry on January 27. The witnesses for the session will be as follows:

Time and date: Tuesday 27 January at 9.45 am, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses:

Panel 1 (Hedge funds)

9:45 am

  • Andrew Baker, Alternative Investment Managers Association (AIMA)
  • Douglas Shaw, Black Rock
  • Paul Marshall, Marshall Wace LLP
  • Chris Hohn, The Children's Investment Fund (TCI)
  • Stephen Zimmerman, NewSmith Capital Partners

Panel 2 (Investor Groups and experts)

11:00 am (approx)

  • Peter Chambers, Legal & General Investment Management
  • Alan Grisay, F & C Investments
  • Richard Saunders, Investment Managers Association (IMA)
  • Peter Montagnon, Association of British Insurers (ABI)
  • Mr Antonio Borges, Hedge Fund Standards Board

Issues likely to come up are:

  • The implications of the hedge fund industry for financial stability
  • Short-selling
  • The future of the hedge fund industry
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Shareholder rights and responsibilities
  • Investor due diligence