Operational Due Diligence, Best Practices in 2016
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   Thursday, November 10th  |  Operational Due Diligence, Best Practices in 2016

ODD – current focus areas and best practices in 2016

This program will discuss current focus areas in operational due diligence. The panel will offer the perspectives of an ODD consultant, an institutional investor and a manager – of key ODD focus areas in 2016 as well as best practices now being adopted.


Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT
710 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-2484


5:00 - 6:00 - Registration, Cocktails and Networking
6:00 - 7:00 - Main program
7:00 - 8:00 - Cocktails and Networking


Bruce Mark - Managing Director of Operations

Mr. Mark is a Managing Director of Operations at MKP Capital Management, L.L.C. Mr. Mark is responsible for operations support of the firm’s proprietary portfolio management systems, liaising with the Prime Broker and the Fund Administrator and managing a team of operations professionals. Mr. Mark joined MKP in 2001.

Mr. Mark received a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Management Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany (2001).


Adrian Sales - Partner and Global Head of Operational Due Diligence

Adrian Sales is a Partner and Global Head of Operational Due Diligence at Albourne, a specialist investment consultancy specializing in hedge funds, private equity & real assets, and is based in their Rowayton, Conn office. He joined Albourne in 2001 as CFO and set up their due diligence practice which now has a team of 63 staff and has reviewed over 2,000 hedge fund managers.

Prior to Albourne he was Finance Director at Viacom UK and a manager at Ernst & Young. He is a chartered accountant and graduate of Manchester University.

Adrian sits on AIMA’s Sound Practices Committee and co-authored AIMA’s A Guide to Institutional Investors’ Views and Preferences Regarding Hedge Fund Operational Infrastructures.


Kevin Edwards, Senior Investment Director

Kevin joined the team at Hartford HealthCare in August 2014 as the Senior Investment Director reporting to the Chief Investment Officer. He is responsible for manager relationships and selection, and risk management for the pension, endowment and insurance portfolios, as well as assisting with asset allocation and performance analysis and monitoring.

Prior to joining Hartford HealthCare, Kevin was Vice President of Finance & ChiefInvestment Officer at the UConn Foundation overseeing investment of the endowment and otherassets, treasury and back office functions. He has worked for hedge fund manager George WeissAssociates and started his career in public accounting with Blum, Shapiro & Co. PC. Kevin is aCFA charter holder and CPA.

He is Treasurer for the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association and also for the Granby Education Foundation, Inc. Kevin earned his B.S. in accounting from theUniversity of Connecticut.

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