Legal &amp; Regulation http://www.hedgeweek.com/taxonomy/term/65/all en BVI Segregated Portfolios going from strength to strength http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/03/11/245262/bvi-segregated-portfolios-going-strength-strength <p><em>By Natalie Bell, Harneys, British Virgin Islands &ndash; </em><strong><em>Segregated Portfolio Companies (SPCs) are now well recognised and widely used corporate vehicles, and we are seeing increasing demand for them in the funds context, writes BVI-based law firm&nbsp;Harneys.&nbsp;A segregated portfolio company benefits from statutory segregation of its assets and liabilities in one segregated portfolio from those of any other segregated portfolio, and from the general assets and liabilities of the company, but is a single, legal entity. The SPC has only one set of constitutional documents, one board of directors and, importantly, one set of annual licence fees.</em></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/harneys">Harneys</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2013/03/11/245262/bvi-segregated-portfolios-going-strength-strength" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:05:26 +0000 mkitchen 245262 at http://www.hedgeweek.com For financial markets and industry alike, the UK's fate must be known as soon as possible http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/11/03/245414/financial-markets-and-industry-alike-uks-fate-must-be-known-soon-possible <p><em><strong>Akin Gump London partner Davina Garrod (pictured), who focuses on trade and financial regulatory issues, comments on the High Court ruling that the <a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/11/03/245413/investment-manager-causes-uk-government-re-think-brexit-plans">UK Government may not invoke Article 50 without parliamentary approval&hellip;</a></strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/11/03/245414/financial-markets-and-industry-alike-uks-fate-must-be-known-soon-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:33:15 +0000 mkitchen 245414 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Investment manager causes UK government to re-think Brexit plans http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/11/03/245413/investment-manager-causes-uk-government-re-think-brexit-plans <p><em><strong>Investment manager Gina Miller (pictured) has won a High Court ruling forcing the UK government to hold a vote in Parliament over its plans to start the process of leaving the European Union.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/11/03/245413/investment-manager-causes-uk-government-re-think-brexit-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:32:21 +0000 mkitchen 245413 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Financial institutions recognise benefits of adopting a more strategic approach to regulatory data management and compliance, says Thomson Reuters report http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/10/31/245253/financial-institutions-recognise-benefits-adopting-more-strategic-approach-regulat <p><em><strong>A Thomson Reuters report reveals that 88&nbsp; per cent of financial institutions will work strategically across regulatory agencies over the next two years.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/10/31/245253/financial-institutions-recognise-benefits-adopting-more-strategic-approach-regulat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:51:03 +0000 mkitchen 245253 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The role of operational due diligence in today’s fundraising environment http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243770/role-operational-due-diligence-today%E2%80%99s-fundraising-environment <p><strong><em>Operational due diligence (ODD) is an integral part of winning institutional investment allocations. Being aware of the current focus areas and what is on the horizon is key to preparing your organisation.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243770/role-operational-due-diligence-today%E2%80%99s-fundraising-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compliance Legal & Regulation Services Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:04:48 +0000 mkitchen 243770 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Asset managers must address solvency issues http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/10/05/244415/asset-managers-must-address-solvency-issues <p><em><strong>Tim Thornton, COO, Fund Services, MUFG Investor Services, comments on the rising capital requirements for fund managers&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/10/05/244415/asset-managers-must-address-solvency-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:30:01 +0000 mkitchen 244415 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Emerging hedge fund managers - challenges and solutions http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/21/243881/emerging-hedge-fund-managers-challenges-and-solutions <p><em><strong>Who would want to be a start-up hedge fund manager? Simon Schilder, partner at Ogier in Jersey,</strong></em><strong style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px;"><i><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(81, 81, 81); background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</span></i></strong><strong style="font-style: italic;">and TEAM BVI UK member with BVI Finance</strong><em><strong>,</strong></em><em><strong>&nbsp;examines the challenges facing the next generation&hellip;</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/ogier-0">Ogier</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/21/243881/emerging-hedge-fund-managers-challenges-and-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Legal & Regulation Funds Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:02:51 +0000 mkitchen 243881 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243954/naif-europe%E2%80%99s-missing-piece-jigsaw <p><em><strong>The Maltese Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) fills a gap in Europe&#39;s fund market. According to Dr Stefania Grech, Financial Services Associate, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, an unregulated fund was the one product missing in the Maltese Fund Industry. &quot;Now, from a European perspective, there is no discrimination when it comes to the creation of an unregulated vehicle, offshore versus onshore.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243954/naif-europe%E2%80%99s-missing-piece-jigsaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:25:58 +0000 James.Williams 243954 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Malta’s SCC gathers momentum http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243952/malta%E2%80%99s-scc-gathers-momentum <p><em><strong>Malta has been quite innovative in providing certain infrastructure for the securitisation cell company (SCC) and securitisation in general. According to the MFSA, 30 securitisation vehicles have launched so far this year, and Sparkasse Bank Malta, plc. has been a beneficiary of this phenomenon.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243952/malta%E2%80%99s-scc-gathers-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:56:56 +0000 James.Williams 243952 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Malta ushers in the Notified AIF http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243951/malta-ushers-notified-aif <p><em><strong>On 10 June 2016, Malta burnished its reputation when the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) launched the Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) regime through the publication of the Investment Services Act (List of Notified AIFs) Regulations in the Malta Government Gazette.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243951/malta-ushers-notified-aif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:54:17 +0000 James.Williams 243951 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Malta’s service provider community sees good times ahead http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243949/malta%E2%80%99s-service-provider-community-sees-good-times-ahead <p><em><strong>Whether it&rsquo;s providing AIFM management company solutions, depositary lite solutions, or simply providing start-up managers with a high-touch level of service, Malta&rsquo;s service provider community continues to evolve with the times.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243949/malta%E2%80%99s-service-provider-community-sees-good-times-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:48:27 +0000 James.Williams 243949 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Key features of Malta’s new regime http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243947/key-features-malta%E2%80%99s-new-regime <p><em><strong>Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of Camilleri Preziosi Advocates&rsquo;s Corporate and Finance practice group, outlines the benefits of Malta&rsquo;s Notified AIF (NAIF) regime&hellip;</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/camilleri-preziosi">Camilleri Preziosi</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243947/key-features-malta%E2%80%99s-new-regime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:45:21 +0000 James.Williams 243947 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Factors that make Malta an ideal fund jurisdiction http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243944/factors-make-malta-ideal-fund-jurisdiction <p><em><strong>Apex Fund Services has been operating in Malta since 2008 and has seen, first hand, how quickly the island has evolved into one of Europe&#39;s leading onshore fund jurisdictions.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243944/factors-make-malta-ideal-fund-jurisdiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:41:22 +0000 James.Williams 243944 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Increasing interest in using Malta for securitisation transactions http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243942/increasing-interest-using-malta-securitisation-transactions <p><em><strong>Professor Joseph Bannister (pictured) of the Malta Financial Services Authority explains how the island is positioning itself as a leading European securitisation market&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243942/increasing-interest-using-malta-securitisation-transactions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:36:56 +0000 James.Williams 243942 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Malta’s NAIF regime is a regulatory masterstroke http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243939/malta%E2%80%99s-naif-regime-regulatory-masterstroke <p><em><strong>With the recent introduction of the Notified AIF regime, Malta is positioning itself to provide fund promoters with an unregulated fund where speed to market is of the essence.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243939/malta%E2%80%99s-naif-regime-regulatory-masterstroke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:31:56 +0000 James.Williams 243939 at http://www.hedgeweek.com