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Christopher Simpson, O'Neal Webster

BVI funds – a smart bet in uncertain times

By Christopher Simpson & Kerry Anderson – News outlets, including The Guardian and CNBC, were reporting and market watchers were opining in early 2019 that a slowing world economy forebodes a major global economic shift – possibly another recession. By mid-August,

Simon Gray, BVI Finance

The importance of a tried and tested jurisdiction

By Simon Gray, BVI Finance – While the popularity of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as a centre for hedge funds is testament to the ease and cost-effectiveness of establishing funds in the jurisdiction, the quality and sophistication of its legislative,

Simon Gray, BVI Finance

The rise of crypto hedge funds in the BVI

By Simon Gray, BVI Finance – The crypto hedge fund is a new phenomenon, created by entrepreneurial investment managers looking to take advantage of the huge gains that cryptocurrencies have experienced over the last three years. At present, the sector is

Simon Gray, BVI Finance

BVI: the new home of the start-up hedge fund manager

By Simon Gray, BVI Finance – A new generation of hedge fund managers are looking to make a name for themselves. But starting a fund, raising money and managing a back office can be a gruelling task even for the most talented rising

Moad Fahmi, BMA

BMA releases licensing requirements for digital asset business

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) has released an Information Bulletin outlining what documentation is required when submitting an application for a digital asset business (DAB) licence. The Digital Asset Business Act 2018 (the Act) makes provision for DAB licenses. To

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IronX crypto exchange secures regulatory licence in Estonia

IronX, a new Crypto Exchange joint venture between global online broker IronFX Group and EmurgoHK, creator of the Cardano blockchain, has been awarded full regulatory licence approval by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). This licence allows IronX to operate

Matt Mulry, Dillon Eustace

Cayman still the vanguard of offshore financial centres

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force’s mutual evaluation of the Cayman Islands at the end of 2017 led to a revision of the jurisdiction’s anti-money laundering (AML) regulations and was the catalyst for the new Cayman AML guidance. The CFATF

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