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Guernsey amends PIF rules

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. Read the full story at

Justin Savage, Ogier

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

Bahamas passes DARE digital assets legislation

The passage of the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Bill, 2020 (DARE) has put in place the legal framework for a vital, well-regulated and compliant industry in The Bahamas for those interested in entering the digital asset space. Read the

Sam Sturrock, Collas Crill

Jersey – an ideal place for fund startups – begin your journey

By Sam Sturrock (pictured) & Paul Monahan – As frequent advisers on Jersey fund start ups, Collas Crill are often involved in preliminary structuring discussions with new fund managers and sponsors. These sponsors are typically focussed on ‘alternative’ assets such as

Chris Griffin, Carey Olsen

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, a funds partner in

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Being nimble is crucial in the current changing environment

In a consistent effort to improve its value proposition to investment managers and service providers, the Bahamas has continued to fine-tune its legislative framework, pandemic notwithstanding. The changes expected will support the growing trends witnessed within the financial services industry,

Christian Victory, Appleby

Full steam ahead for the leading international funds domicile

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

Reflection after the tumult

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

Jude Scott, Cayman Finance

The world’s leading domicile

By Jude Scott, Cayman Finance – In August 1864, 900 miles almost due North of the Cayman Islands, US Navy Rear Admiral David Farragut faced a pivotal moment. Leading a squadron charged with attacking Confederate forces in Mobile Bay, Alabama,

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