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Colin McKie, partner, Maples & Calder

Comment: The Cayman Islands Privy Council decision in the Strategic Turnaround appeal

Fri, 17/12/2010 - 18:22

On 13 December 2010, the Privy Council delivered its judgment in the Strategic Turnaround appeal from the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. Maples and Calder comments on the decision, which clarifies a number of important points in respect of suspensions and redemptions by Cayman Islands investment funds. »

Ghadir Abu Leil Cooper, Investment Manager, Baring MENA Fund

Comment: FIFA's World Cup Decision

Wed, 08/12/2010 - 06:00

Ghadir Abu Leil Cooper (pictured), Investment Manager, Baring MENA Fund and Matthias Siller, Investment Manager, Baring Russia Fund, summarise the investment implications of FIFA’s decision to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar respectively.  »

Opinion: Litigation funding – the new, new thing

Opinion: Litigation funding – the new, new thing

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 00:53

Third-party funding of litigation is gaining ground in the UK, but its success will depend on the degree to which the concept is embraced by both the legal profession and the investment community, and the appetite for risk and reward among both litigants and investors, according to partner Gavin Foggo (pictured) and associate Molly Ahmed from the litigation department of City law firm Fox Williams. »

Philippe Gougenheim, Head of Hedge Funds, Unigestion

Comment: Opportunities should arise from Tactical Trading and Arbitrage hedge fund strategies in 2011

Wed, 24/11/2010 - 11:53

Philippe Gougenheim, Head of Hedge Funds at Unigestion, says periods of sharp volatility in markets should lead to significant opportunities from Tactical Trading and Arbitrage strategies in the year ahead. »

Saul Singer, principal, Fusion Alternatives

Comment: Diamonds - Why polished prices are stagnating as rough prices rise

Sun, 21/11/2010 - 18:11

Saul Singer (pictured), a principal at Fusion Alternatives, the alternative investment asset manager specialising in investment diamonds, examines the current price movement of rough and polished diamonds. »

Connor Houlihan, partner, Dillon Eustace

Opinion: Opportunities for global investors in Irish distressed assets

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 09:29

Conor Houlihan (pictured), a partner with law firm Dillon Eustace in Dublin, says Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency scheme to acquire distressed assets from five Irish banks highlights not only opportunities for international investors in the country’s domestic market but the longstanding use of Irish vehicles to structure distressed acquisitions around the world since the 1990s. »

Sungho Im, Head of the Global Portfolio Management Team, Mirae Asset Global Investments

Comment: Investors attracted to Asia must look at new growth sectors

Mon, 25/10/2010 - 12:23

Sungho Im (pictured), Head of the Global Portfolio Management Team at Mirae Asset Global Investments, believes that investors looking to capitalise on the rise of the Asian consumer should look beyond obvious sectors, such as consumer staples and discretionary, to areas such as the internet, healthcare, new financial services and education. »

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. »

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