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Missing the mark: CFA hedge fund performance standards

Missing the mark: CFA hedge fund performance standards

By Don A Steinbrugge (pictured), Agecroft Partners – The CFA Institute has released and circulated the final version of its guidelines to improve performance standards in the hedge fund industry. They will go into effect on 1 January, 2020. We strongly support the effort to create and implement performance standards in the industry and believe that the CFA Institute is the right organisation to lead this charge.

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New FCA regime’s failure to include appointed representatives is an oversight, saysSturgeon Ventures

New FCA regime’s failure to include appointed representatives is an oversight, saysSturgeon Ventures

The Senior Managers & Certification Regime that comes into effect today (9 December) is a positive step for the financial services industry – but its failure to include Appointed Representative Firms (ARFs) and their individuals is an oversight, according to Sturgeon Ventures, a regulatory incubator.

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BVI funds - a smart bet in uncertain times

BVI funds - a smart bet in uncertain times

By Christopher Simpson & Kerry Anderson – News outlets, including The Guardian and CNBC, were reporting and market watchers were opining in early 2019 that a slowing world economy forebodes a major global economic shift – possibly another recession. By mid-August, the concern found renewed attention when analysts pointed to an inverted yield curve in the United States Government bond market as a historical precursor to a recession. 

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Opportunities for private clients in the BVI

Opportunities for private clients in the BVI

By Ian Montgomery, Partner, Collas Crill – A new generation of offshore incorporations: Succession planning for offshore incorporations, particularly those where companies are controlled by one individual, needs careful consideration. Problems can arise where a significant proportion of shares in a BVI company are held by a foreign-domiciled deceased individual with a foreign will or no valid will at all, particularly where the deceased was the sole director of the company.