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Simon Small, managing director for licensing in Europe, Diligent Boardbooks

Opinion: Fund board packs in the cloud

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 07:00

New technologies are helping fund boards operate more efficiently and effectively. Simon Small (pictured), managing director for licensing in Europe at Diligent Boardbooks, explains why the fund industry is waking up to the transformative potential of cloud computing in the boardroom. »

Anthony Lawler, Head of Portfolio Management at Man’s multi manager business

Comment: Risk appetite returns in September

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 13:16

Hedge fund managers increased their appetite for risk in September following signals that the Federal Reserve will vote to take additional quantitative easing measures, according to Anthony Lawler, Head of Portfolio Management at Man’s multi manager business. »

Walkers, Grant Stein

Opinion: Cayman’s compliance with the OECD standards on tax co-operation

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 06:00

In the second of two articles, Grant Stein (pictured), global managing partner of international law firm Walkers, argues that the Cayman Islands have a long-standing record of compliance with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s five standards for tax co-operation through laws, procedures, regulatory regimes and bilateral agreements with countries across the globe. »

Martin Cornish and Mark Silveira, Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish LLP

Comment: Alternative investment firms should prepare for restrictions on remuneration

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 00:13

With changes afoot in the attitude of governments and regulators to compensation and incentivisation packages, Martin Cornish (pictured left) and Mark Silveira (pictured right) of Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish LLP outline the series of steps alternative investment firms need to take in advance of the changes. »

Sarang Kulkarni, fund manager, European Credit, Schroders

Comment: The Mexican standoff in European credit: Bears vs Bullls

Tue, 28/09/2010 - 19:12

The Mexican standoff that has been brewing in the European credit markets seems to be heading towards a showdown as the bulls jostle with the bears for control, but will it end in high drama? Sarang Kulkarni (pictured), fund manager, European Credit at Schroders, examines both camps. »

Elizabeth Krentzman, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Comment: Seven practical insights for effective compliance programs

Mon, 13/09/2010 - 17:01

In the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act and the new registration requirements for the USA, Elizabeth Krentzman, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, outlines key considerations as hedge fund and other advisers revisit their compliance programs. »

Grant Stein, global managing partner, Walkers

Opinion: Fiscal transparency in the Cayman Islands

Tue, 07/09/2010 - 06:00

In the first of two articles, Grant Stein (pictured), global managing partner of international law firm Walkers, argues that contrary to popular stereotypes, the Cayman Islands are not only fully committed to tax transparency and information-sharing but are actively involved in the OECD’s decision-making process for shaping international standards in this area. »

Stephen Johnston, Agcapita Partners

Comment: Brazil appears to be moving to ban foreign farmland ownership

Wed, 01/09/2010 - 06:00

The Brazilian government recently announced an “immediately binding” decision that appears to outlaw all foreign ownership of Brazilian farmland. Stephen Johnston (pictured) of Agcapita Partners outlines the implications. »

Joseph F. Winterscheid, partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Comment: New competition guidelines will require greater care in discussing and documenting decisions

Mon, 23/08/2010 - 16:14

Joseph F Winterscheid (pictured), partner and head of the global Antitrust & Competition Practice Group at McDermott Will & Emery, outlines the implications of the FTC’s revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines. »

Stanley Druckenmiller

Comment: Druckenmiller retirement indicates a new era for hedge funds

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 13:52

Stanley Druckenmiller one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, decided to stepdown this week, telling investors in a full and frank letter, "For me the disappointment of each interim drawdown over the years has taken a cumulative toll that I cannot continue to sustain.” »

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