Emma-Jane Magee
Senior Marketing Executive
International Bar Association
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IBA and NICSA To Co-Sponsor Globalisation of Investment Funds Conference
Sunday 13 May 2007 to Wednesday 16 May 2007

For Immediate Release

April 27, 2006 - Boston, MA and London, England -- The International Bar Association (IBA) has reached an agreement with the National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA) to co-sponsor a conference on the Globalisation of Investment Funds. The conference will take place in Bermuda at the Fairmount Southampton from Sunday, May 13, 2007 to Wednesday, May 16, 2007.

The IBA’s Investment Funds Committee began annual meetings in Bermuda in 1989, with the Investment Company Institute (ICI) serving as co-sponsor from 1992 to 2006, the conference this year will take place from 7-10 May. The 2007 conference represents the first sponsorship agreement between the IBA and NICSA, a not-for-profit trade association that provides educational programming, information exchange and networking opportunities for the worldwide investment industry.

“We appreciate the 15 years of close collaboration with the ICI on the Bermuda conference, and look forward to their continued support of the conference through active participation in its programmes,” said Robert Helm, chair of the IBA’s Investment Funds Committee. He added, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding industry association such as NICSA, an organization that has demonstrated commitment to the global funds industry. We look forward to working with them.”
Barbara Weidlich, President of NICSA said “The IBA is the premiere organization dedicated to promoting information exchange between lawyers worldwide, we look forward to cultivating a long and productive relationship with IBA. We believe that both organizations will be enriched by our collaboration.”

Association Profiles

International Bar Association
The global voice of the legal profession
In its role as a dual membership organisation, comprising 30,000 individual lawyers and over 195 Bar Associations and Law Societies, the International Bar Association (IBA) influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession. Its Member Organisations cover all continents and include the American Bar Association, the German Federal Bar, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, the Law Society of Zimbabwe and the Mexican Bar Association.

Grouped into two Divisions – the Legal Practice Division and the Public and Professional Interest Division – the Association covers all practice areas and professional interests. It provides members with access to leading experts and up-to-date information as well as top-level professional development and network-building opportunities through high quality publications and world-class Conferences. The IBA’s Bar Issues Commission provides its Member Organisations with substantive programmes and social activities in and between meetings and the IBAs Human Rights Institute works across the Association, helping to promote, protect and enforce human rights under a just rule of law, and to preserve the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession worldwide. Visit:

National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA)
The National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA) is a not-for-profit trade association providing leadership and innovation in educational programming and information exchange within the operations sector of the worldwide investment industry. NICSA membership totals more than 400 companies operating in major financial centers in the United States, Europe and Asia.