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Wayne Atkinson, Collas Crill

Raising funds in Europe: Private placement still works

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 09:58

What does the future hold for the raising of funds in Europe? Wayne Atkinson (pictured) of Collas Crill, on behalf of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association, takes a closer look. »

Tanya McCartney, Bahamas Financial Services Board

The Bahamas in process of enhancing its regulatory regime

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 09:57

The past 12 months has seen The Bahamas review its existing legislative framework for investment funds, with a view to ensuring that it maintains its competitiveness. Under the existing framework, some of the innovations that The Bahamas has introduced, such as the ICON legal structure and the SMART Fund series, have raised the jurisdiction’s profile and helped attract new business.  However, it is time for a refresh of the 2003 Investment Funds Act which provided for these innovative instruments which support private wealth management.  »

Nick Bayley, Duff & Phelps

Dancing the research tango

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 11:06

By Nick Bayley (pictured), Duff & Phelps – As a former exchange regulator, I have more than a passing interest in the mechanisms for price formation and price discovery.  So, it’s interesting to see the start of what I think will be a extended period of price discovery for investment research, as the sell-side and buy-side try to arrive at a common foundation on which to value it, which is part of the unbundling exercise under MiFID II.  »

Giles Travers, SEI

Embrace RegTech innovation to transform investor compliance into a competitive advantage

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 11:01

The life of the Chief Compliance Officer is not getting any easier with respect to the many regulatory and compliance demands placed on today’s alternative fund management community.  »

AIFMD review to shed light on UK position, post-Brexit

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 09:49

Bobby Johal, Managing Consultant, at Cordium, responds to the European Commission’s announcement that it has started work on the review of the AIFMD… »

Julian Korek, Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps - Best Global Regulatory Advisory Firm

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 16:59

With all the regulatory developments in recent times, and the ominous spectre of MiFID II looming large, it is fair to say that these are busy and exciting times for regulatory advisory firms. Duff & Phelps is no exception, with Julian Korek, Global Head of Compliance and Regulatory Consultancy, confirming that Duff & Phelps' global clients are interested in four issues, at present. »

Ian Gobin, Harneys

Harneys - Best Offshore Law Firm

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 16:36

Harneys operates through 14 international locations and its global funds practice advises on all aspects of offshore investment funds, establishment, maintenance and restructuring both in distressed and planned scenarios.  »

Ron Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg

Sadis & Goldberg LLP - Best Global Law Firm

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 14:36

Sadis & Goldberg LLP is one of New York's leading financial services focused law firms. Known both domestically and internationally as a dominant force in the financial services sector, Sadis & Goldberg serves clients throughout the world and was recently ranked as one of the top five law firms for hedge fund launches in the 2016 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report.  »

Richard Harland, SEI

Investor reporting could become a key differentiator in the battle for raising assets

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 13:47

Alternatives have become a more mature option for institutional allocators, yet the reporting obligations fueled by the constantly evolving regulatory landscape has become a challenge for a large number of alternative fund managers. »

Mark Baumgartner, Deloitte

Further opportunities for PE growth

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 13:43

For managers who may already be using an onshore Delaware LLC, they now have the opportunity to use a Bermuda LLC as an offshore vehicle. This follows the formal introduction of the Limited Liability Company Act 2016 (LLC Act), which was passed in the Senate in July 2016 and became operative on 1 October, 2016.  »

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