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James Williams, Hedgeweek

Malta in a post-Brexit world

With Brexit due to be finalised in the next nine months, picking the right EU jurisdiction has become a key strategic consideration, both for established hedge fund managers and start-up managers, who need a “Plan B” to ensure continued use

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LIMEYARD launches crypto asset index

New Switzerland-based index provider LIMEYARD has launched its Crypto Asset Index, together with Decentriq, a FinTech enabling financial institution, to benefit from distributed ledger technology based in the Swiss crypto valley. LIMEYARD writes that the LIMEYARD Crypto Asset Index (LYCAI)

Tony Shaw, SIX

Traders split on success of MiFID II

Traders disagree over whether MiFID II has been successful, according to new research by SIX, with a combined 70 per cent of traders surveyed by the Swiss exchange believing that trading has become more transparent –  a key goal of

Cayman Islands

Hedge fund trade group mulls impact of EU Cayman blacklist plan

The Alternative Investment Management Association says the plan to add the Cayman Islands – the major offshore domicile for the global hedge fund industry – to a tax haven blacklist remains an “open matter” until any formal decision is reached.

Keith Parker, Link Asset Services

Fund governance changes loom large

By Keith Parker, Link Asset Services – The Irish funds industry had another bumper year with total assets for 2017 growing by EUR298 billion – a 16 per cent year-on-year increase – to a record high of EUR2.4 trillion1, a

Mark Crossan, Bridge Consulting

Changing times in Irish funds

By Mark Crossan, Bridge Consulting – Irish Funds are on the move again. Every couple of years there is a new product evolution. In 2015 we had the introduction of the ICAV (Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle) and 2018 is

Gayle Bowen, Pinsent Masons

New loan origination QIAIF regime – finally a viable option?

By Gayle Bowen & Aongus McCarthy, Pinsent Masons – Under new rules implemented by the Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) last month, Irish Loan Originating Qualifying Investor AIFS (“L-QIAIFs”) are now permitted to adopt broader credit focussed strategies. Previously L-QIAIFs


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