The most commonly known example for a securitisation transaction involves a portfolio of loans from a credit institution, but the field of activity for a securitisation company is much wider than this.

Since the law allows the securitisation of many types of assets, risks, revenues and activities, securitisation can just as easily facilitate the financing of a company or the management of alternative investment portfolios. Accordingly, this panel will look at what kind of services the securitisation industry can provide to asset managers.
Areas to be covered during this discussion include:

  • Once a cause of the financial world’s problems, might securitisation become part of the solution?
  • The position of the EU on the securitisation market globally
  • Future of the securitisation market in the EU and its main sectors
  • Pros and cons of the securitisation of alternative investments
  • Similarities and differences between Exchange Traded Instruments and Alternative Investment Funds
  • Pros and cons of listing securities


08:15 – 09:00 Registration and breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 Argentarius Keynote Speech
09:30 – 10:45 Panel discussion and Q&A
10:45 – 11:15 Networking


Date and Time

Date: Thursday 17th March - 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am


Carlton Club

Address: 69 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1PJ

Telephone: +44(0) 020 7493 1164



Nick Cowan

Managing Director

GSX Limited

Nick formed GSX as Managing Director and co-founder in 2012. In November 2014 GSX received its full license and formally opened the Gibraltar Stock Exchange.

He is a specialist in investment business with over 30 years experience working in both Japan and Europe.

After starting on the buy-side in 1984, Nick moved into investment banking, trading derivatives based in London and Tokyo working for Baring Securities. In 1992, he joined Bear Stearns UK as Managing Director running their Emerging Markets trading.

In 1996, Nick returned to (now) ING Barings as the Global Head of Equity Trading before being appointed as the Global Head of Equities and Member of the Executive Board in 1999. In 2004 left ING Barings in order to run his own capital as a professional trader.

Lorraine Homewood

Client Director

Lorraine joined Connection Capital in 2014. Lorraine became involved in the hedge fund industry in the late 1990s at Park Place Capital (one of the longest established equity long/short funds) and has since raised in excess of $1bn across more than 20 individual fund launches and many direct investments on behalf of clients.

The majority of Lorraine’s fund career has focused on manager evaluation pre-launch and the arrangement of strategic seed investments. She launched new funds while at Park Place, ACPI Investors, Dawnay Day, PCE Investors and independently, in a broad range of strategies, securing multiple seed deals from individuals and institutional investors. Several of these funds are now successful >$1bi