Legal & Regulation

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Apperio launches virtual legal expo for private equity, hedge funds and other private investment organisations

Apperio launches virtual legal expo for private equity, hedge funds and other private investment organisations

Apperio, in partnership with Private Equity Wire, Institutional Asset Manager, and Hedgeweek, is launching an all-new live virtual conference dedicated to helping stakeholders in private funds exchange ideas and best practices for efficiently deploying and managing legal resources. REGISTER NOW

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Sanne becomes first company to obtain specialised depositary services licence in Ireland

Sanne becomes first company to obtain specialised depositary services licence in Ireland

Sanne, a global provider of alternative asset and corporate administration services has become the first successful applicant to secure a much-anticipated specialised depositary licence from the Central Bank of Ireland. Obtaining this licence further enhances Sanne's capabilities in Ireland and its multi-jurisdictional proposition for alternative fund managers. 

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Citadel’s Ken Griffin calls for shorter settlement times in trades following GameStop debacle

Citadel’s Ken Griffin calls for shorter settlement times in trades following GameStop debacle

US hedge fund titan Kenneth Griffin (pictured), founder, CEO and co-CIO of Citadel, says the recent GameStop trading frenzy demonstrates the need to overhaul the settlement process in markets, and wants a shorter timeframe for settling trades, along with more transparent capital models.

SPECIAL REPORT

A growing need for customisation

A growing need for customisation

As the hedge fund industry continues to grow and mature, managers are considering options beyond the traditional hedge fund structure. To this end, the managers and their service providers must be flexible and nimble to create custom solutions for the benefit of all parties involved.

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Reflection after the tumult

Reflection after the tumult

By A Paris – In what has been a rollercoaster year from all perspectives, 2020 saw the Cayman Islands being first placed on the European Union blacklist in February, followed by its removal from said list in October, after it made improvements to its tax framework. 

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The world’s leading domicile

The world’s leading domicile

By Jude Scott, Cayman Finance – In August 1864, 900 miles almost due North of the Cayman Islands, US Navy Rear Admiral David Farragut faced a pivotal moment. Leading a squadron charged with attacking Confederate forces in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Farragut’s flotilla encountered tethered mines known then as “torpedoes” which ultimately threatened his mission and his men. Acting decisively to navigate around the threat and pursue his objective, Farragut uttered the phrase that has now passed into military lore: “Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!”