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The evolution of SPACs

The evolution of SPACs

This is the final part in a series of four articles from the DMS Client Solutions Team, bringing you a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by the shifting European regulatory landscape. Last week, David Morrissey offered his unique personal perspective on the evolution of the third party management company sector. This week, James Woodbridge, Associate Director in the firm's Cayman office, and part of the Fund Governance Team, provides an update us on the history of SPACs, how they have evolved over the years, and their positioning for the future.

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Irish fund management companies: Time to get serious about substance and oversight

Irish fund management companies: Time to get serious about substance and oversight

This is the second in a series of four articles from the DMS Client Solutions Team, bringing you a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by the shifting European regulatory landscape. In last week’s article Daniel Forbes explored Why Cross-Border Fund Domiciles are Transforming into Fund Management Hubs. This week Pádraic Durkan continues this theme by looking at the evolving landscape in Ireland for fund management…

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A unique opportunity for private equity firms

A unique opportunity for private equity firms

The private equity industry is currently navigating a number of challenges in addition to the Covid-19 pandemic, which the whole world is facing. As regulation and political will around environment, social and governance (ESG) factors grows, PE firms are coming under increased pressure to incorporate this approach into their investment strategies. These firms are also keeping a close eye on the progress of the Brexit negotiations to make sure to maintain their access to Europe.

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New growth opportunities for an expanding global funds industry

New growth opportunities for an expanding global funds industry

By Marc-André Bechet, ALFI – Luxembourg is in a quite unique position as a global funds jurisdiction compared to other financial centres in the European Union. The country enjoys an unrivalled political and economic stability. It benefits from a triple A rating with a stable outlook, which has been re-confirmed in September by the three rating agencies Fitch, Standard & Poor’s and DBRS Morningstar. Luxembourg is one of the ten countries worldwide with a triple A rating. Debt to GDP, although on the rise as a consequence of the current crisis, will soon reach 26 per cent but remains well below debt levels in the EU.

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Adapting and responding to change

Adapting and responding to change

By A Paris – Uncertainty remains the order of the day as the world heads into a period of slow recovery which risks being scuppered by a variety of factors including the US elections, trade tensions and the prolonged impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Financial services practitioners in Luxembourg, like their peers in other jurisdictions, have had to navigate this volatile environment while continuing to provide a seamless service to clients.