The decision to amend the rules surrounding Guernsey’s Private Investment Fund (PIF) options is aimed at enabling more investors to take advantage of the structure, increasing the attractiveness of Guernsey as a jurisdiction of choice.
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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
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.
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Corporation Counsel James E Johnson have announced the recovery of USD105 million in back taxes and damages from a hedge fund manager who defrauded New York state and New York City out of taxes on deferred-compensation income in 2017.
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.
A class action lawsuit filed in California Southern District Court on 28 January, 2021 has been amended to include six hedge fund companies worth billions of dollars, a total of ten online brokers who manipulated the stock market, and the thirteen stocks involved.
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.
Despite an unprecedented number of new regulations being introduced into the Cayman Islands over the past 18 months, the jurisdiction has shown itself to be remarkably resilient, with the Islands’ funds industry in particular rising to the challenge and demonstrating its adaptability and flexibility.
By Jude Scott, CEO, Cayman Finance – As the unprecedented year that has been 2020 draws to a close, we can look to the year ahead with some optimism. That’s in part due to the resilience of the Cayman Islands financial services industry, which continues to meet evolving global best practices.
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.