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October 19-21, 2020
Attend at Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, Or Join Online


Navigate disruption and discover opportunity at the largest alternative ops event on the West Coast – now accessible in person and online to meet your needs.

Join 320+ seasoned COOs, CCOs, GCs, CFOs and heads of operational due diligence from hedge funds, private equity firms and institutional investors.

Choose how you attend

If you can’t come to us, GAIM Ops West will come to you! Join us on 19 -21 October in Dana Point, or buy a digital pass and join us online from anywhere in the world. More information.

Your safety - our number one priority is the safety of our delegates and colleagues. Find out more.

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Why GAIM Ops West is Best

GAIM Ops your way

These are unprecedented times. So we’re working to bring GAIM Ops West to you in new ways. For the first time ever, you can attend GAIM Ops Cayman digitally. 

The physical event will still take place in Dana Point as planned but for those unable to travel, digital attendees will be able to access all sessions and meet with attendees online though a digital platform. 

Be it in person or online, you will have the same level of innovation, inspiration and connections that you trust GAIM Ops West for.

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Key themes in 2020

Operations, compliance and ODD leaders exist to ensure business continuity and guide the industry through challenging times. October will no doubt be a key time to reflect on the changing landscape, and compare the lessons learnt.

Business continuity plans, remote ODD and allocation, regulation post COVID-19, valuation, cyber, human capital, redemption, risk management, remote compliance... define the new normal with peers from across the industry.

New for 2020, every session will be available to all attendees through the digital platform. So you can watch live virtually, or get the information you need post event.

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Join the leading alternatives community

With 320+ professionals from across the fund and investor spectrum, the GAIM Ops West community represents the increasingly diverse nature of the alternatives industry.

Meet operations and compliance leaders from hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and multi-strategy/hybrid funds, as well as the largest community of heads of ODD and operations from US and international institutional investors.

If you are attending digitally – our virtual platform will also provide a multitude of small group networking options throughout the day, making networking as easy as ever. So keep your calendar free!

See who attends
For private equity managers and investors

With a record attendance in 2019 from private equity firms and investors, GAIM Ops West has established itself as the go-to West Coast event for the PE community.

Join the Private Equity Ops & Compliance Summit, dedicated to specific challenges faced by PE firms and investors.

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For institutional investors and ODD experts

GAIM Ops West is the country's most senior gathering of ODD and operations heads from endowments, pensions, foundations and single family offices.

NEW for 2020 – join the ODD and Investor Relations post COVID Summit to network with investors on lessons learnt and the new normal for ODD and IR professionals.

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Technology and Human Capital

New for 2020 – Day 3 (Oct 21) of GAIM Ops West will be dedicated to the technology and human capital within alternative investment operations.

Hear how industry leaders have adapted their staffing, human capital priorities and technology usage for the future of work post COVID.

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GAIM Ops West is moving to Dana Point

As the GAIM Ops West community continues to grow, it’s time for a new home at the Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point!

Boasting stunning views of the ocean, a larger room block, and a host of onsite activities - we are excited to bring the GAIM Ops operations, compliance and ODD community to Dana Point. Situated equal distance from LA and San Diego, there are a number of easy travel options.

And if you can’t join us onsite – you can now join us online. Find out more about the digital pass for GAIM Ops West.

GAIM Ops West in Numbers

Every year, GAIM Ops West attracts the most senior industry experts. 2019 saw

institutional investors
attendees were funds and investors

Best Case Capital Raising: Leverage Your Operations and Finance Functions

A 45-minute panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer period to address what COOs/CFOs have been doing to get involved in or facilitate the capital raising process

Thursday July 30 | 11:30am ET or 8:30am PT

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We'll provide you with the platform to connect with the senior decision-makers in alternatives compliance and operations on the West Coast.

Raise your profile with our hybrid event solution. Connect with industry leaders in California, as well as virtual attendees around the world. The opportunities are endless.

Contact or call +1 646 895 7348 for more details.


GAIM Ops West is a CPE certified event.

Continuing Professional Credits (CPE) will be provided in accordance with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. All credits will be provided following the conclusion of the conference. Whether you attend onsite or digitally, your participation at GAIM Ops West will mean you are eligible to gain up to 18.5 CPE credits.

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