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Prof. Dr. Dirk A. Zetzsche | University of Luxembourg

Prof. Dr. Zetzsche, LL.M., is Professor of Financial Law at the University of
Luxembourg where he holds the ADA Chair in Financial Law (inclusive finance) since March 2016. Professor Zetzsche also functions as one of the Directors of the Center for Business & Corporate Law at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Prior to his call to Luxembourg, Prof. Zetzsche held the Propter Homines Chair for Banking and Securities Law at the University of Liechtenstein (2011-2016), headed Düsseldorf Law School, the Graduate Unit of Heinrich Heine University’s Faculty of Law, and lead as executive manager the Center for Business & Corporate Law (CBC) at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf.

His current research focuses on corporate law topics, on FinTech/RegTech/CorpTech and alternative investment funds, as well as inclusive finance topics. Prof. Zetzsche is listed on SSRN (http://ssrn.com/author=357808) in the Top 20 of all law authors globally, as measured by downloads in the last 12 months (per Dec 2018).

He is the author of more than 200 publications, including two of the leading treatises on collective and alternative investment law and regulation: “The Alternative Investment Fund Directive” (AIFMD), 2nd ed. 2015, and “Prinzipien der kollektiven Vermögensanlage” (transl. Principles of Collective Investment), 2015.

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John S. Lore, Esq. | Capital Fund Law Group

Mr. Lore advises emerging fund managers throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle-East in forming and operating real estate funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other alternative funds using varied strategies; including equity, fixed income, distressed debt, and sector funds.

Mr. Lore is a frequent speaker at investment management events in the US and Europe, and at some of the world's leading universities.   Mr. Lore is regularly called on to provide insights on emerging hedge fund and private equity legal topics to institutional investors and has been quoted in more than 100 media articles in over a dozen countries.



Matthew Taber | Partner, Harneys

Matthew Taber is a partner in Harneys Cayman office and is a specialist in Cayman Islands investment funds, fund finance, and cryptocurrency. He has advised many of the world’s leading asset managers.

Prior to joining Harneys, Mr. Taber worked at two leading offshore law firms as an investment funds lawyer and in the corporate/M&A department of Hogan Lovells. He regularly advises on corporate governance, regulatory compliance and tax information sharing obligations for all types of Cayman Islands investment funds and vehicles. Mr. Taber also has extensive experience in relation to the formation, governance, and restructuring of all types of private equity and hedge funds. He also advises fintech startups on blockchain technology and ICOs.

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Jesse R. Morton | Director of Dispute Consulting, Stout

Jesse R. Morton is the Southeast Forensic Services Leader for Stout's Dispute Consulting group. Mr. Morton has over 15 years of experience as a consultant, lawyer, accountant, investigator, and external/internal auditor. He previously worked in KPMG's Forensic practice and during law school worked for the SEC's Division of Enforcement in the Financial Fraud Task Force through the Honors Law Program.

Mr. Morton specializes in assisting clients with all phases of fraud and misconduct prevention, detection, response, and remediation lifecycle. Additionally, he specializes in performing asset tracing and financial analysis, including for blockchain/digital assets/cryptocurrencies; insider threat and third-party risk management; and litigation assistance, including expert witness support and litigation consulting. Mr. Morton typically focuses on clients in the financial services sector and has a niche specialization working with investment managers, but he has also worked with clients in many other sectors.