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December 5 - 7, 2021
Monarch Beach ResortDana Point, CA and online

December 5 - 7, 2021
Monarch Beach Resort,
Dana Point, CA and online


Networking and discussions on the hottest topics with CCOs, COOs, CFOs, GCs and Heads of ODD

Get the lowdown on data, technology and security, private equity and operating models

New connections await

Join leading experts from The World Bank, Samlyn Capital, AIMA, PSP Investments, CrossTower, Canyon Partners and many more...


Tackle the hottest industry topics

Discuss trends, challenges and share expertise in a peer to peer setting.

The 2021 agenda focuses on, IT infrastructure - control, cybersecurity and resilience, transformation of the COO role, remote compliance and talent management. Plus private equity - valuation, challenges and opportunities, the latest updates from regulators, the future of ODD and much more.

Join the leading alternatives community

GAIM Ops West brings together 300+ leading COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs, Head of ODD and more to discuss trends, challenges, share experience and expertise. Creating a sustainable and successful 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.

Don't miss the Welcome Reception for everybody on Sunday evening!  Check out the agenda for more information...

More than a physical event

We're excited to return to in-person events, but we understand that not everyone is able to join us in Dana Point.  We also recognize that many people have come to appreciate the benefits of digitally-available events.

Don't worry - no matter what your preferences or travel limitations may be, GAIM Ops has you covered. We'll be making as much of GAIM Ops West digitally available as we can so you can follow along from anywhere in the world. 

Your safety is our priority

Our number one priority is bringing the GAIM Ops community back to a face-to-face event safely.

We are working with local authorities, venue partners and suppliers and continually adapting to the latest guidelines and safety protocol.

Delve deeper into topics that matter to you

GAIM Ops West agenda features specialist streams of content that you can choose between:

Institutional Investor Summit

The Institutional Investor Summit includes peer-to-peer discussions to help solve challenges in an informal closed door environment. Discover the latest on the adoption of crypto, data management, best practice for ODD and what investors need to prioritize. 

This summit is for institutional investors only, especially pension funds, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and single family offices. The Summit is closed door and invite only. If you'd like to attend, please email

Private equity ops & compliance

Join leading private equity experts as they discuss the most pertinent challenges including: 

  • regulation
  • governance structures
  • portfolio companies
  • reporting and accounting
  • and more!

Emerging managers

New for 2021, a devoted stream within the agenda uncovers the secrets behind emerging managers' success and examine operational best practice.

Expert speakers will cover the latest on due diligence and operational challenges they face. Find out what's on the wish list for emerging managers. 

Aimed at emerging managers and leading private asset managers that are working with emerging managers.

Data and technology

Brand new for 2021, the agenda’s technology stream tackles how firms are managing cyber security, crypto challenges and more.

Understand how to manage cyber threats and cyber risks and explore how you can use technology to be a more resilient and effective firm.

Our new data and technology stream focuses on big data and transparency standards for investors, advisors and providers.

Find out how firms are using big data and assess new technology trends that look to reshape valuations.

Designed for heads of technology, compliance, operations, data and general counsels.

Operations post pandemic

Join this stream to hear from leading legal and ops experts on the most pressing challenges and evolving expectations across the industry.

You’ll hear the latest on legal liabilities and governance post COVID, developing value-added prime brokerage relationships, effective risk frameworks and more.

Regulation and compliance

Hear from key compliance and ODD leaders. Get a glimpse into how firms continue to navigate these uncertain times, with a particular focus on:

  • SEC – their latest priorities and exam questions
  • Private fund ODD
  • The future of compliance controls – what you need to consider

GAIM Ops West 2021 in 40 seconds

What to expect in Dana Point this December.





institutional investors


attendees are funds and investors

Enhance your experience

The ConnectMe app helps you make the most out of your time at the event. Watch the video to find out more.

  • View the agenda and set reminders for your must-attend sessions
  • Take part in polls and interactive Q&As with speakers
  • See who else is at the event, add new contacts and grow your network
  • Schedule live and virtual meetings
  • Scan QR codes to collect information from our sponsors and partners and store it easily in your virtual delegate bag

Championing sustainability

Discover the steps being taken to run GAIM Ops West as sustainably and socially responsible as possible including:

  • FasterForward to zero - Informa's commitment to net zero carbon
  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Dedicated content on sustainability & impact in investment management
  • Wellbeing and accessibility

David S. Bradley, CFA, CAIA


Hawk Ridge Management

GAIM Ops West is a very effective conference. Each year I attend I learn new perspectives and processes, as well as meet new and interesting colleagues. It is a great use of time.


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. The opportunities are endless.

Contact or call +1 212 600 3422 for more details.