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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.” »

Hans Markvoort, head of private equity investment solutions, LGT Capital Partners

Comment: Private equity opportunities in Asia

Tue, 03/08/2010 - 06:00

Hans Markvoort, head of private equity investment solutions, LGT Capital Partners and lead manager of Castle Private Equity (Castle PE), highlights the growing range »

Comment: Property & Tax – how to get the best from Tax Tribunals

Comment: Property & Tax – how to get the best from Tax Tribunals

Mon, 02/08/2010 - 13:26

Maryanna Sharrock, partner and Catherine Robinson (pictured far left, with Sharrock), associate in the tax group at law firm Stephenson Harwood, outline the role and implications of the new Tax Tribunal system in real estate transaction disputes in the UK. »

Morten Spenner, CEO, International Asset Management

Comment: Funds of hedge funds and institutional investors

Fri, 16/07/2010 - 06:00

Morten Spenner, CEO at International Asset Management (IAM), comments on the results of the Towers Watson Global Alternatives Survey 2010 pertaining to funds of hedge fund assets managed on behalf of pension funds. »

Sean Geraghty, Partner, Dechert  LLP

Comment: UK Stewardship Code for Institutional Investors

Fri, 09/07/2010 - 06:00

The Financial Reporting Council (the FRC) published the first UK Stewardship Code (the Code) for institutional investors on 2 July 2010. Sean Geraghty, Partner with Dechert LLP’s Corporate and Securities Group, outlines the purpose and implications of the Code. »

Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Member, 
Agecroft Partners

Comment: SEC approves registered third party marketers doing business with public pension funds

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 06:00

Last week the SEC officially changed its position, voting to adopt new rules concerning public pension funds’ pay-to-play practices. Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Member,
 Agecroft Partners, LLC, examines the impact of the new rules. »

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