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November 11, 2019

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

E. George Teixeira, Partner


9:10AM – 10:00AM

Under Pressure: Tax Return Compliance in the New Landscape

  • Interpret the pressure points and learnings from the first tax return season post TCJA to increase future efficiencies
  • Analyze how your peers are managing complex areas where rules are unclear to increase understanding
  • Unpack new guidance in relation to managing returns to optimize your Fund


Eric Emrich, Chief Financial Officer

Independence Capital Partners


David Benz, Tax Partner

Crowe LLP

10:00AM – 10.50AM

Compensation Structures under New Carry Rules of §1061

  • Understand how to consider comp structures in light of future portfolio goals and trading methods
  • Are there alternative ways to manage expenses in light of Section 212?
  • Consider IRC §409A and §457A in regard to deferred compensation arrangements


Edward Dougherty, Tax Partner



Amanda Nussbaum, Partner

Proskauer Rose

10.50AM – 11:10AM
Networking Break

11:10AM – 12:10PM

Impact of State and Local Tax (SALT) Clarity from IRS

  • Practically evaluate how best to report in light of new clarity on state tax rules
  • Unpack and practically apply the regulations for market-based sourcing and economic nexus
  • Demystify when tax must be paid on full state or local income tax refund in the following year to streamline efforts


Issac Hefez, Senior Manager, State and Local Tax


12:10PM – 1:10PM
Networking Lunch

1:10PM – 2:00PM

Implications of 163(j) Within Effective Tax Planning

  • Identify limitations on interest and understand if adequate information is coming from portfolios?
  • Apply ‘new’ investor-level limitations on deductions; no deduction for investment expenses, state and local tax limitations, excess business loss limitation
  • Recognize how to treat disallowed business interest expense carry forwards


Jill Darrow, Partner

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Philip Gross, Member

Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C



2:00PM – 2.50PM

Demystify 199A Deductions

  • Understand how TCJA will impact investment-making with respect to different investor classes, US taxables, foreigners and tax-exempts
  • Evaluate pass-through vs corporate income and assess the overlap with 199A and REIT
  • Hear alternative ways to manage wage expenses to prepare for the future


John Perry, Senior Tax Director

NGP Energy Capital


Laura Ross, CPA, MSTax, Partner



2.50PM – 3:10PM
Networking Break

3:10PM – 4:05PM

International Tax Focus: Subpart F, GILTI, FDII, PFIC

  • Evaluate the impact of the top-down constructive ownership rules on investment fund structuring and CFC testing
  • Hear why changes will necessitate additional PFIC testing and how to manage this
  • Understand key aspects of new GILTI regulations to future proof your operations


Steven D. Bortnick, Partner

Pepper Hamilton LLP


Tony Tuths, Tax Principal, Alternative Investments


4:05PM – 5:00PM

Unpack Recent Guidance on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ)

  • Understand how to set up funds to attract assets for investment
  • Hear best practice to utilize long-term tax deferral opportunity from QOZ projects
  • Evaluate how to use QOZ funds for non-traditional uses including credit deals and non-qualifying investments


Ron Nardini, Partner

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

5:00PM – 6:00PM
Networking Cocktail Reception

November 12, 2019

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Networking Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Welcome Remarks

E. George Teixeira, Partner


9:10AM – 9.50AM

Regulation Update and Impact: What’s in Store?

  • Identify what the SEC is focusing on for audits right now in funds space to plan for the future
  • Analyze updated regulatory reporting under AIFMD to understand what is in store
  • Understand how upcoming regulatory changes will impact financial reporting and other back office operations

9.50AM – 10.40AM

Financial Statements in Focus

  • Learn from the impacts that TCJA has had on financial statement disclosures to ensure the efficacy of your tax planning going forward
  • Hear real-world examples and see samples of financial statements to ensure optimized statements
  • Demystify common pitfalls and challenges in financial statement reporting
10.40AM – 11.00AM
Networking Break

11.00AM – 11.40AM

The Impact of Fair Value Measurement Disclosure

  • Discuss the overall disclosure for fair value measurements and the impact it will have
  • Hear more information about how 2018-13 gives the opportunity to eliminate existing disclosures
  • Analyze and revisit other disclosures around fair value to ensure you are up to speed


Joanna Conte, Director, Alternative Investment Fund Auditing

Marcum LLP


Matthew DiBrienza, Partner, Assurance Services



Robert Kucenski, CPA, Director

Cohen & Company

11:40AM – 12:30PM

Footnote Disclosure Best Practice in a Post-TCJA World

  • Discuss extra disclosures in K1s to help limited partners and examples of what K1 statements say
  • Interpret how new partnership audit rules affect footnotes in audit reports
  • Discover what your partnership documents should provide and how partnership audits are drafted for funds and management
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch

1:30PM – 2:30PM

Guidance and Clarity on Valuation

  • New AICPA Accounting and Valuation Guide: Demystify the latest guidance on valuation to understand the impact on the next audit phase
  • Hear case study examples to prepare for the impact of control and marketability as well as back-testing
  • Understand the impact of new PCOAB Release No 2018-005 (Auditing Fair Value Estimates, including fair value estimates) on the new audit phase


Christopher Mears, Partner, Asset Management Practice Leader



Michael Pantanella, Audit Partner and US Asset Management Sector Leader

Grant Thornton

2:30PM – 3:30PM

Year-End Tax Planning Considerations

  • Compare Trader vs. investor in terms of structuring funds to prepare for the next tax year
  • Actions/Impact of Carried Interest Changes
  • Harvesting losses without disturbing Alpha
  • Considerations around taxation with negative interest rates


Erica England, Chief Accounting Officer

Redwood Real Estate Administration, LLC


Robert Gordon, President

Twenty-First Securities Corp


Yaakov Tambor, Partner



3:30PM – 3:45PM
Networking Break

3:45PM – 4:20PM

Planning for Surprise Custody Audit

  • How to plan for a surprise custody audit as SEC continues to roll out different interpretations of what custody is
  • Hear what advisors are seeing and how they are overcoming challenges, to plan for your audit


Paul Foley, Partner and Chair of Investment Management Practice

Akerman LLP


Marshall Harvey, Principal

Elliott Davis


4:20PM – 4:55PM

Ask Us Anything

  • Question industry experts with all your tax and financial reporting questions
  • Hear what issues are still on the minds of your peers and ensure you leave with all the answers you need
  • Wrap up your conference experience with open discussion


Philip Gross, Member

Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C.

4:55PM - 5:00PM

Closing Remarks

E. George Teixeira, Partner