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Comment: The future of international financial centres

Comment: The future of international financial centres

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 06:00

Geoff Cook (pictured), chief executive of Jersey Finance, argues that international financial centres such as Jersey, which are well regulated and have demonstrated their co-operation in efforts to curb tax evasion, are not part of the problems that led to the global financial crisis, but are an important part of the solution. »

Comment: Final stage of talks to water down EU hedge fund rules

Comment: Final stage of talks to water down EU hedge fund rules

Tue, 09/03/2010 - 06:00

Ronald Paterson (pictured), partner at international law firm Eversheds, comments on the latest stage of the countdown to the Alternative Investment Fund Management (AIFM) directive. »

Comment: Domicile ruling calls for advisors to reassess their client’s affairs

Comment: Domicile ruling calls for advisors to reassess their client’s affairs

Mon, 08/03/2010 - 06:00

Rex Cowley (pictured), Head of Marketing, at the International division of Close, comments on the renewed interest in Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) from British expats and their advisors, following the recent collapse of the Robert Gaines -Cooper case: »

AIMA comments on CESR short-selling plans

AIMA comments on CESR short-selling plans

Wed, 03/03/2010 - 07:58

Andrew Baker (pictured), CEO, AIMA gives a cautious welcome to CESR’s proposals for a pan-European short-selling disclosure regime. »

Comment: Private equity on the rebound

Comment: Private equity on the rebound

Mon, 01/03/2010 - 06:00

Philip Millward (pictured) and Julian Ashworth, a partner and associate respectively with Walkers’ private equity group in the Cayman Islands, argue that the environment is starting to look brighter for private equity, with fundraising becoming easier, dealmaking poised to rebound and exits becoming easier. But government tax and regulatory intervention remains a cloud on the horizon. »

Comment: On balance, a reasonably encouraging Indian Budget

Comment: On balance, a reasonably encouraging Indian Budget

Fri, 26/02/2010 - 15:57

Kommera Chakradhar (KC) Reddy (pictured), Head of India Equities at Baring Asset Management Limited (London) summarises the impact of India’s latest Budget. »

Comment: Outlook for private equity investment in Asia

Comment: Outlook for private equity investment in Asia

Thu, 25/02/2010 - 06:00

  Last year demands for exports from many Asian countries dropped, economic growth stagnated and foreign direct investment, including from private equity, fell. However, Anubha Shrivastava (pictured), MD of CDC Group’s Asia Team, sees cause for optimism in 2010.   »

Comment: Cayman investment vehicle obtains Chapter 15 Protection in USA

Comment: Cayman investment vehicle obtains Chapter 15 Protection in USA

Tue, 23/02/2010 - 06:00

Jennifer Deacon of Cayman Islands law firm Harneys outlines the significance of a recent US court decision concerning the liquidation of a Cayman investment vehicle. »

Comment: AIFM Directive risks protectionism

Comment: AIFM Directive risks protectionism

Thu, 18/02/2010 - 06:00

  Ronald Paterson, partner at international law firm Eversheds. comments on concern expressed by AIMA this week over the AIFM Directive.   »

Comment: UK property recovery confirmed

Comment: UK property recovery confirmed

Fri, 05/02/2010 - 06:00

James Thornton, Fund Director at Mayfair Capital Investment Management comments on the results of the IPD’s latest survey of the UK property market. The IPD this week released the results of its Annual Index for 2009. At a positive return of +3.4% this confirmed the recovery indicated by the smaller sample measured by the IPD Monthly Index. »

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