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Monette Windsor, UBS Fund Services

Cayman begins to see a rise in hybrid funds

UBS Fund Services has had one of its strongest years in terms of winning new clients according to Monette Windsor (pictured), who heads up the Cayman Islands business.  “We’ve invested heavily in our business development team this year and we’ve

Neal Lomax, managing partner of Mourant Ozannes’ Cayman Islands Office

Cayman fund managers prepare for FATCA

After signing Model 1 inter-governmental agreements (IGA) with both the US and the UK in November 2013, in July 2014 the Cayman Islands government passed the necessary regulations to provide legal obligations with respect to US and UK FATCA as

Giorgio Subiotto, Ogier

Recent trends in corporate governance

By Giorgio Subiotto (pictured) & Shameer Jasani, Ogier – We have witnessed a clear evolution in how the composition of boards of directors on Cayman investment funds has been structured.  The concept of using independent directors is not new. Many US

Nicholas Butcher, Maples and Calder

Perfect partnerships – Singing the praises of Cayman Islands ELPs

By Nicholas Butcher, Maples and Calder – Cayman Islands exempted limited partnerships (“ELPs”) are currently riding the crest of a wave. Consistently a popular form of investment vehicle for hedge and especially private equity funds, 2013 saw a record 2,368 ELPs

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Split boards favoured as fund governance intensifies

On 6 December 2013, after a period of consultation with industry practitioners, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) – the Islands’ financial regulator – released its Statement of Guidance for Regulated Mutual Funds (‘SoG-MF’).  In essence, the SoG-MF codifies and

A unique offering for Latin American investment

Dominic Wheatley (pictured), Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, explains how the Island provides Latin American fund managers and investors with a unique offering. Colleagues who visited Brazil, Chile and Colombia earlier this year were struck by the way in which

Carne receives approval for new AIFM manco in Channel Islands

Carne Group has received authorisation for an independent AIFMD-compliant management company in the Channel Islands. The new management company has become immediately operational with Carne Group’s fund clients. It is particularly suitable for alternative fund managers, including credit, hedge fund,

Derek Adler, IFINA

A developed and expanding financial centre

By Derek Adler (pictured), IFINA – There are many questions being asked by Investment Managers (IMs) today and relatively few satisfactory answers available. For many years IMs have merely had to satisfy the regulatory requirements of the chosen jurisdiction and

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Options aplenty for managers running funds in Malta

The official grandfathering period of the AIFMD only ended this July so assessing how different jurisdictions and their fund industry networks are adjusting to the new challenge is a little too early to call. Nevertheless, as burdensome as the Directive

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