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Amber Partners issues white paper on cash transfer controls

Amber Partners, an operational risk certification firm for the hedge fund industry and specialist in hedge fund operational due diligence, has issued a white paper looking at cash transfer controls. According to the white paper, “Cash Transfer Controls – getting

Deputy Peter Harwood, Chief Minister of Guernsey

Crown Dependencies meet with HM Treasury on ‘UK FATCA’

The Chief Minister of Guernsey, Deputy Peter Harwood (pictured), and the Chief Minister of Jersey, Senator Ian Gorst, have released a joint statement following their recent meeting with officials from HM Treasury in relation to UK proposals to introduce similar

Hon Gilbert Licudi, Gibraltar’s minister with responsibility for financial services

Gibraltar and Mexico sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement

Gibraltar has signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with Mexico, the 22nd TIEA agreed by the Government of Gibraltar. Gibraltar’s minister with responsibility for financial services, the Hon Gilbert Licudi (pictured), MP, signed the TIEA, which had already been

Hedge fund ODD best practices launched by Rothstein Kass

In an effort to help establish a better framework for the hedge fund operational due diligence (ODD) process, professional services firm Rothstein Kass has launched a set of best practice ODD guidelines. Designed to improve the ODD process for both

Peter J Kalis, K&L Gates chairman and global managing partner

K&L Gates and Australia’s Middletons to combine

The partners of global law firm K&L Gates and Australian national firm Middletons have voted unanimously to combine firms effective 1 January 2013. The addition of Middletons’ 300 lawyers and four offices – in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane –

Ogier Simon Schilder

BVI to introduce new investment manager licence for smaller hedge funds

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC), the jurisdiction’s financial regulator, has published guidelines for a new type of investment management licensing regime targeting non-institutional investment managers of small and mid-sized investment funds. The Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations,

Marc Saluzzi, chairman of ALFI

ALFI publishes best practices for Islamic funds in Luxembourg

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has published its collection of best practices for setting-up and servicing Islamic funds to provide a greater level of understanding and consistency of the requirements and expectations to this growing market sector.

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