Rena Morjaria, Vontobel Asset Management

Rena Morjaria

Ms. Morjaria joined Vontobel Asset Management in November 2018 as their first Global Head of Legal and is responsible for establishing and developing the department which includes a team of more than 10 lawyers in New York, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Prior to this, she was the Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the activist and event-driven hedge fund Amber Capital. From 2010 to 2017, she was an Executive Director and Senior Counsel at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Management Division, where she led the funds and distribution legal team for Goldman Sachs Asset Management in EMEA, focusing on UCITS, hedge funds, private equity and alternative investments. Prior to joining Goldman, she was senior legal counsel at the multi-strategy, credit focused hedge fund CQS and Vice President at Merrill Lynch where she was the lead lawyer for the Structured Solutions, Funds and Alternative Investments Groups. Ms. Morjaria began her career at Linklaters, where she qualified into the Derivatives and Structured Products Group, working in London and New York. She earned her BA(Hons) in Law from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University.

Agenda

08.55 - 09.25

Brexit: Impact on people and organisational charts


09.25 - 09.55

Distribution in Europe and beyond: What’s hot and what’s cold?


09.55 - 10.25

Sustainable investing: Actions speak louder than words


10.25 - 10.55

Focus on alternative: Private market strategies on the rise


10.55 - 11.25

Management company: Substance & operating models

  • Rena Morjaria

    Rena Morjaria Managing Director, Head of Legal (Global) Vontobel Asset Management

  • Michael Gabelli

    Michael Gabelli Managing Director, Head of Global Business Development Gabelli Funds