Digital Assets Report


Robert Briant, Conyers Dill & Pearman

BVI strikes right balance on fund governance

Proper fund governance has long been championed by leading offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman, which for the last decade has encouraged its hedge fund clients to hold at least annual directors meetings. Initially this was met with some

Peter Jakubicka, Circle Partners

Growth is driven by Incubator and Approved Funds

Circle Partners is an independent fund administrator with offices in the BVI, Cayman Islands, and across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong.  "We've seen a lot of growth in new BVI fund vehicles over the last 12 months –

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Guernsey’s PCC turns 20

Guernsey is marking the the 20th anniversary of the introduction of its Protected Cell Company (PCC) Ordinance on 1 February 1997, providing the island’s captive insurance sector with the first cell company legislation of its kind anywhere in the world.

Geoff Ruddick, IMS Fund Services

Spotlight – A decade of independent governance

Q&A with Geoff Ruddick (pictured), IMS Fund Services – You mentioned in your last article that ‘Governance is not a game’ – can you expand on what you meant by that statement?  Unfortunately, in the past few years fundamental governance

Tim Min, BDO

Tax reporting under CRS to commence in 2017

The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act reporting cycle has been running now for two years. As such there is a good level of visibility in terms of how this tax reporting exercise needs to be done and most financial

James Williams, Hedgeweek

CIMA increases fund governance enforcement powers

The Cayman Government is currently proposing legislative changes which would give CIMA additional powers to impose administrative fines on licensed and regulated individuals and entities. The Monetary Authority (Amendment) Bill 2016 seeks to amend the Monetary Authority Law and if

Rayal Bodden, Apex

People and process key to effective AML framework

As global asset management groups increasingly adopt digital platforms to connect with counterparties and investors in today's knowledge-based economy, the risks of cybersecurity threats are rising. Funds of all shapes and sizes are susceptible to fraud committed internally by employees

Leon den Exter, DMS Governance

Board observer rights – Is it a good idea?

By Leon den Exter (pictured) & Vumi Dube, DMS Governance – A professional director for a hedge fund might take an instinctive view that board observer rights are not desirable given the traditional view of separation of capital ownership and those

Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Cayman Islands compliance and transparency

By Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries – The Cayman Islands is a transparent International Financial Centre which complies with all global standards on tax transparency and information exchange and whose financial services industry seeks to achieve the highest levels of professional conduct in order to service


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