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David Payne

Cost-efficiencies for start‑ups and family offices

For many start-up fund managers, the prospect of setting up a hedge fund in today's regulatory climate can feel like swimming upstream. That is why the turnkey solution offered by fund administrators, which allows managers to work with one service

Rachael McDonald

BVI’s M&A environment still as buoyant as ever

Despite being a relatively new entrant to the BVI, global law firm Mourant Ozannes is fielding its fair share of enquiries in relation to fund formation. The firm established its BVI office with Corporate, Finance and Litigation practices in 2012,

Callum McKenzie

Untangling the Gordian Knot

Regulatory and investor pressure have drastically altered the hedge fund industry in recent years. With managers increasingly looking for fund administrators to provide more middle-office and value-added services, whilst at the same time squeezing them on fees, the situation has

Phillip Graham, Harneys

Enhancing support of start-ups with new fund products

When the British Virgin Islands introduced the Approved Manager regime at the end of 2012 it was heralded as a significant step forward. With start-up managers facing dual pressures of investor preference for regulatory oversight, and higher barriers to entry

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Popularity of Approved Fund surpasses initial expectations

The challenge for any aspiring hedge fund start-up has been well documented in recent times. Year after year, the barriers to entry rise. Five years ago, the onset of global regulation prompted industry commentators to suggest that the break-even point

Matt Mulry, Dillon Eustace

Cayman LLC proof that Cayman is listening to US managers

The Cayman Islands Government published The Limited Liability Companies Bill, 2015 on 18 December 2015 which, when enacted, will provide for the introduction of a new Cayman legal vehicle, the Cayman Limited Liability Company (LLC). The draft legislation closely aligns

Ralph Woodford

The impact of regulation on board meetings

ICG Management Limited ('ICG') is an independent director services provider. It was established in 2006 by Ralph Woodford (pictured) and Andrew Galloway. Along with Galloway and Woodford, the firm's two other directors, Brad Cowdroy and Greg Link, ICG provides director

Hayden Isbister

Cayman Islands prepares to unveil new vehicle

The Cayman Islands is preparing to introduce a new vehicle, the Cayman LLC, in response to growing demand among U.S. fund managers and attorneys. The Cayman Islands published a bill for a new stand-alone LLC law on 18 December 2015

Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Cayman Islands funds

By Chris Humpries (pictured), Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries – The Cayman Islands is the principle offshore jurisdiction for hedge funds and mutual funds and seeks to retain its status by implementing an innovative legislative and regulatory regime and by continuing to have

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