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Cayman Islands 2020 regulatory recap for alternative investment vehicles

Cayman Islands 2020 regulatory recap for alternative investment vehicles

By Leanne Golding and Kevin Huys (pictured) – 2020 was a year unlike any in recent memory. We experienced ongoing disruptions to daily life due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ongoing tension surrounding the US election and a number of severe weather events. In the Cayman Islands, 2020 was also a very eventful year for regulatory and legal changes in the alternative investment industry. For those of you who were understandably distracted by other things, here’s a recap of the most significant changes affecting alternative investment funds which occurred over the past year.

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Why are fund managers thinking about relocating to Jersey?

Why are fund managers thinking about relocating to Jersey?

By Chris Griffin (pictured) & Robert Milner – Recently, the unprecedented combination of Brexit and Covid-19 has generated a sharp rise in the number of fund managers contemplating a move to Jersey. In this article, Chris Griffin and Robert Milner, funds partners in the Jersey office of leading offshore firm Carey Olsen, explore the reasons behind the increase in interest. 

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Growing need for cross-jurisdictional support

Growing need for cross-jurisdictional support

Ogier: Best Offshore Law Firm – The continued growth of global regulations will continue to have an impact on every aspect of the investment funds industry, including the Cayman Islands as a jurisdiction. In this environment of rising regulation investment managers are increasingly looking to law firms like Ogier to provide them with support and help bring consistency across jurisdictions.

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Cost savings appeal to emerging managers

Cost savings appeal to emerging managers

High set up costs could stymie the fortunes of emerging and start up managers before they even make their first step. Malta offers such organisations the opportunity to set up their business in a low-cost jurisdiction while taking advantage of the high touch service they would benefit from due to the size of the industry.

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Sustaining business longevity

Sustaining business longevity

By A Paris – In the face of the current uncertainty and volatility across global markets, the financial industry in The Bahamas has been making changes to refine and strengthen its position as an international financial centre. This is being done to buttress its international standing and help sustain business longevity for all players involved.