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Comment: After the ice age comes the thaw

Comment: After the ice age comes the thaw

Christophe Bernard (pictured), Chief Investment Officer, summarises the key features of Union Bancaire Privée’s outlook for 2010. »


Comment: Preserving partners’ limited liability in foreign jurisdictions

Comment: Preserving partners’ limited liability in foreign jurisdictions

David Cooke (pictured), a partner in the corporate department of Conyers Dill & Pearman in Bermuda, says that limited partners could find themselves exposed to unlimited liability in jurisdictions other than that in which the limited partnership is established – but a recent legal development in Bermuda can resolve the issue. »


Comment: The future of managed accounts

Comment: The future of managed accounts

While some of the froth surrounding managed accounts is gone, investors have an ever-broadening range of options to choose from, says Marion Mulvey (pictured), EMEA Head of Alternative Investments Global Transaction Services, Citi, and Lou McCrimlisk, EMEA Head of Relationships, Prime Finance, Citi. »


Simon Coxeter, director at Swisslake Capital Asia

Comment: Investing in Real Estate: The benefits of taking a holistic approach

Simon Coxeter, Director at Swisslake Capital Asia, discusses the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to real estate investment. »


Comment: Restriction on hedge fund managers’ pay will be unworkable

Comment: Restriction on hedge fund managers’ pay will be unworkable

Joe Seet (pictured), senior partner at Sigma Partnership, comments on the proposed restrictions on hedge fund managers’ pay in the latest draft of the EU’s Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers. »


Comment: Swedes send a message to alternative fund managers

Comment: Swedes send a message to alternative fund managers

Just when you thought that the guards had at last wrested control of the asylum back from the inmates, here comes another proposed feature of the European Union’s proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers that takes one’s breath away. »


Comment: UK tax authority turns the spotlight on offshore management

Comment: UK tax authority turns the spotlight on offshore management

Michael Cant (pictured), partner at Nabarro LLP, outlines the implications of the recent tax residency case, Laerstate BV v HMRC. »


Comment: Why the recent rally in emerging markets could spell the beginnings of an investment grade bubble

Comment: Why the recent rally in emerging markets could spell the beginnings of an investment grade bubble

Argo Capital Management’s Shamillia Sivathambu (pictured) examines the implications of the formation of a credit bubble in the emerging markets. »


Comment: Much ado about nothing?

Comment: Much ado about nothing?

At first glance, it would be easy to say that the report by former UK regulator Michael Foot on the three British crown dependencies and six other overseas territories was a statement of the blindingly obvious. And possibly at second glance, too. »


Comment: Redrafted AIFM Directive is being watered down for good reason

Comment: Redrafted AIFM Directive is being watered down for good reason

Peter Mills, Managing Director of Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands) Fund Services Limited, examines Sweden’s redraft of the EU’s proposed AIFM Directive. »


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