Special Reports http://www.hedgeweek.com/taxonomy/term/213/all en Cayman LLC proof that Cayman is listening to US managers http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235886/cayman-llc-proof-cayman-listening-us%C2%A0managers <p><em><strong>The Cayman Islands Government published The Limited Liability Companies Bill, 2015 on 18 December 2015 which, when enacted, will provide for the introduction of a new Cayman legal vehicle, the Cayman Limited Liability Company (LLC). The draft legislation closely aligns the Cayman LLC to the United States&#39; Delaware LLC model which will mean that the new structure will be instantly recognisable to the US market. This is a significant development for Cayman.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235886/cayman-llc-proof-cayman-listening-us%C2%A0managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Special Reports Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:28:46 +0000 mkitchen 235886 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Increased use of ‘funds-of-one’ among hedge funds http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235885/increased-use-%E2%80%98funds-one%E2%80%99-among-hedge-funds <p><em><strong>Susan Lock (pictured) is a partner in the investment funds team at Campbells, a leading Cayman Islands law firm which has been established for over 45 years, advising on both Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235885/increased-use-%E2%80%98funds-one%E2%80%99-among-hedge-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Funds Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:26:04 +0000 mkitchen 235885 at http://www.hedgeweek.com ‘Fiduciary creep’ could lead to independent governance http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235884/%E2%80%98fiduciary-creep%E2%80%99-could-lead-independent-governance <p><em><strong>The debate around appropriate corporate governance continues with institutional investors, in particular, seeking greater insight into the role, responsibilities and skill sets of those appointed to the boards of corporate funds.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235884/%E2%80%98fiduciary-creep%E2%80%99-could-lead-independent-governance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Services Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:14:19 +0000 mkitchen 235884 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Increased fund governance and regulation keeps Cayman at the forefront http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235883/increased-fund-governance-and-regulation-keeps-cayman-forefront <p><em><strong>With more consolidation expected in 2016 within the hedge fund administration space, those that thrive and survive will likely be ones with a strong reputation, a robust operating model that is able to support managers of all shapes and sizes, and a clearly defined multifarious revenue stream.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235883/increased-fund-governance-and-regulation-keeps-cayman-forefront" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Special Reports Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:10:27 +0000 James.Williams 235883 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The impact of regulation on board meetings http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235882/impact-regulation-board-meetings <p><em><strong>ICG Management Limited (&#39;ICG&#39;) is an independent director services provider. It was established in 2006 by Ralph Woodford (pictured) and Andrew Galloway. Along with Galloway and Woodford, the firm&#39;s two other directors, Brad Cowdroy and Greg Link, ICG provides director services to offshore funds.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235882/impact-regulation-board-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Special Reports Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:06:58 +0000 mkitchen 235882 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The impact of consolidation http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235880/impact-consolidation <p><em>By Ashley Gunning (pictured) &amp; Charlotte Beales-Hart &ndash; <strong>Commentators to the hedge fund industry agree that the fund administration landscape has been altered significantly by the mergers and acquisitions activity of the last few years. The consolidation of larger institutional services providers in this space, along with the exit of some smaller administration shops, has naturally flowed through to impact the industry in the Cayman Islands.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/01/26/235880/impact-consolidation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Special Reports Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:00:37 +0000 mkitchen 235880 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Using systems integration to drive efficiency http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234599/using-systems-integration-drive-efficiency <p><em><strong>These are exciting times for the financial technology sector. In the last few years, market complexity has grown in response to increased regulatory demands, increased investor due diligence requirements, more complex fund strategies and even how hedge funds manage their balance sheets with their prime brokers.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234599/using-systems-integration-drive-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Technology and software solutions Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:14:10 +0000 mkitchen 234599 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Growth in FATCA and AIFMD compliance http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234598/growth-fatca-and-aifmd-compliance <p><em><strong>DMS Offshore Investment Services (&lsquo;DMS&#39;) Limited was established in the Cayman Islands by Don Seymour in 2000. Over the past 15 years it has grown into one of the industry&#39;s leading fund governance firms with over 200 people.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234598/growth-fatca-and-aifmd-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Legal & Regulation Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:10:10 +0000 mkitchen 234598 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Improving regulatory reporting efficiency http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234597/improving-regulatory-reporting-efficiency <p><em><strong>The Portfolio Amalfi&trade; platform by Nedelma Inc. offers multi-asset, multi-language and multi-currency dynamic reporting and data visualisation and analysis capabilities to the asset management industry. The platform also offers data aggregation tools as well as portfolio management solutions and a calculation engine.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234597/improving-regulatory-reporting-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Legal & Regulation Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:06:32 +0000 mkitchen 234597 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Funds of hedge funds bring bargaining power http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234583/funds-hedge-funds-bring-bargaining-power <p><em>By Ilario Scasascia (pictured), Harcourt &ndash; <strong>A well-diversified portfolio should include investments that offer alternative sources of returns, which can be found outside the world of conventional, long-only, bond and equity strategies. Sophisticated investors know this and understand, that when it comes to investing in non-traditional assets, hedge funds represent an important building block.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234583/funds-hedge-funds-bring-bargaining-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Special Reports Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:38:14 +0000 mkitchen 234583 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Alternative beta strategies can enhance HF allocations http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234579/alternative-beta-strategies-can-enhance-hf-allocations <p><em><strong>Over the last few years the FTSE 100 has gained 26 per cent, while the S&amp;P 500 Index has gained approximately 65 per cent. The impact of quantitative easing has led to unparalleled growth in equity markets, to such an extent that hedge funds have largely lagged behind. This &quot;raw&quot; underperformance, in risk-adjusted terms, has led investors to question why they are invested in hedge funds.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234579/alternative-beta-strategies-can-enhance-hf-allocations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funds Special Reports Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:25:36 +0000 mkitchen 234579 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Growth in the hedge fund sector slows http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234578/growth-hedge-fund-sector-slows <p>In this exclusive excerpt from Preqin&#39;s forthcoming 2016 Global Hedge Fund Report, due out in January, we take a closer look at how the hedge fund industry has changed over the course of 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234578/growth-hedge-fund-sector-slows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Funds Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:20:24 +0000 mkitchen 234578 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Reflections on 2015 – Key developments shaping the global hedge fund industry http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234577/reflections-2015-%E2%80%93-key-developments-shaping-global-hedge-fund-industry <p><em><strong>Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Hedgeweek end of year editorial report: Reflections on 2015. We are excited to bring to you, our readers, what we hope will be the first of many such annual reports. In this first edition you will find a wide selection of some of the most important articles that Hedgeweek has put together throughout the year, which best serve to illustrate key developments shaping the global hedge fund industry; all neatly packaged and presented. Xmas has indeed come early!</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/12/09/234577/reflections-2015-%E2%80%93-key-developments-shaping-global-hedge-fund-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Funds Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:16:19 +0000 James.Williams 234577 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The evolution of Managed Account Platforms http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/11/12/233725/evolution-managed-account-platforms <p><em>Interview with Andrew Lapkin (pictured) &amp; Joshua Kestler &ndash; <strong>Please explain what you think is driving the continued increase in demand for hedge fund managed accounts?</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/11/12/233725/evolution-managed-account-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Platforms Special Reports Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:22:05 +0000 mkitchen 233725 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Managed Account Platforms offer Solvency II relief http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/11/12/233723/managed-account-platforms-offer-solvency-ii-relief <p><em><strong>Solvency II regulation, which is aimed at European insurance providers to improve transparency on the cost of capital related to their underlying assets &ndash; think of it as Basel III for insurers &ndash; is set to make managed accounts an even more popular vehicle moving forward.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2015/11/12/233723/managed-account-platforms-offer-solvency-ii-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Platforms Special Reports Legal & Regulation Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:14:59 +0000 mkitchen 233723 at http://www.hedgeweek.com