Setting up Alternative Investment Funds 2013

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Hiring the COO can be the hardest decision

By Mush Ali, One Ten Associates – COOs are playing an increasingly important role within start-ups, as investors want to have in place an individual with the background to handle the complexity of regulation and governance. Mush Ali of One Ten Associates explains the main factors that should be considered when hiring a COO. »

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The Bahamas

By Aliya Allen, CEO & Executive Director, BFSB – The Bahamas, in keeping with its long history of providing investment fund services, has taken measured steps over the past ten years to differentiate it from other jurisdictions. A key point of differentiation is the regulatory environment for investment funds which is robust though flexible. The Bahamas can accommodate any strategy and any investor, whether individual or institutional, and the creation of the SMART Fund is an example of the truly risked based framework for regulation that the Investment Funds Act, 2003 embraces. »

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By Caroline Chan, Ogier – With 40 years’ experience, Guernsey has developed into a leading jurisdiction for the establishment of investment funds. For example, Guernsey remains the leader in non-UK listings on the London Stock Exchange, in terms of the number of its companies listed/traded on the LSE markets. At the end of last year Guernsey had 122 vehicles listed on the combined markets of the LSE. »



By Dillon Eustace – 1. What, if any, are the investor restrictions »

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By Volaw Trust & Corporate Services Limited – The island of Jersey has been a key player in the international investment funds market for over forty years and has continually adapted its regulatory regime to facilitate the establishment and administration of alternative investment funds. Expert Funds were introduced in 2004, which provided a streamlined regulated product for funds targeting expert investors. »



By the Malta Financial Services Authority – Investment services regulation »

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