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Francisco Fernandez, Avaloq

Avaloq acquires 10 per cent stake in Swiss blockchain and crypto-currency specialist Metaco

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:38

Swiss fintech specialist Avaloq has acquired a 10 per cent stake in Metaco, a Lausanne-based blockchain and crypto-currency specialist. »

Ariane West, Walkers

Regulatory oversight puts Bermuda in prime position

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:37

With some offshore jurisdictions having only moved recently to introduce registers of beneficial ownership, one could argue that having had its own register in place for over 70 years, Bermuda has been ahead of the curve. Now, as global regulatory oversight and transparency expectations rise, Bermuda is well placed to demonstrate that its house is very much in order. »

James Williams, Global Fund Media

Bermuda offers managers stability and a blue-chip reputation

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:34

Although the Cayman Islands tends to be the default option for most alternative fund managers, there is a good argument for saying that Bermuda is equally, if not more attractive; certainly from a cost perspective and a ‘substance’ perspective, with a well-established business district in Hamilton, the island’s capital. »

Ian Gobin, Harneys

Harneys - Best Offshore Law Firm

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 14:09

Harneys operates through 14 international locations and its global funds practice advises on all aspects of offshore investment funds, establishment, maintenance and restructuring both in distressed and planned scenarios. The firm’s global investment funds practice continued to grow in 2017, particularly in Cayman and Hong Kong. Harneys is now fully entrenched in the Cayman Islands, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Its market disrupter approach and mentality has taken the offshore investment funds market by storm. »

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BVI launches new Limited Partnership law

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:48

Investment funds can now take advantage of a new limited partnership regime following the passing of the Limited Partnership Act in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). »

Tammy Jennissen, Maples Fiduciary

In good times and in bad: The importance of effective directors for troubled funds

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 13:14

With the global financial crisis of 2008 now a decade in the past, much has changed in terms of how offshore private funds are governed and monitored. The highly publicised Weavering case in 2009 brought the role of fund directorships into sharp focus, specifically the lack of robust independent oversight.  »

Matthew Taber, Harneys

New regulations and legislation reinforce Cayman’s global position

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 13:08

The Cayman Islands has recently taken a number of measures to reinforce its position in the global financial services market. »

Gary Smith, Loeb Smith

Cayman’s new AML/CFT regime

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:58

Q&A with Gary Smith, Partner, Loeb Smith Attorneys »

Lucy Frew, Walkers

Cybersecurity and data protection

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:50

By Lucy Frew, Partner, Walkers – Significant developments in the regimes for data protection and cybersecurity, together with increasing investor awareness, mean that these are key issues for hedge fund businesses in 2018. »

Jude Scott, Cayman Finance

Fintech to be a focus of continued innovation

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:44

Q&A with Jude Scott, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cayman Finance… »

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