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Virginia Rothwell, Aztec Group

Aztec Group appoints first Chief People Officer

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:16

Independent fund and corporate services provider, the Aztec Group, has appointed Virginia Rothwell as its first Chief People Officer. »

Tammer Kamel, Quandl

Quandl launches E-Commerce Intelligence dataset

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:08

Nasdaq’s Quandl, an alternative data provider, has launched the E-Commerce Intelligence (ECI) dataset, which allows investors to track product-level e-commerce transactions on a near real-time basis. »

Tanya Scott-Tomlin, Vistra

Vistra makes senior appointments to Global Compliance Team Americas, Europe and Middle East

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:05

Vistra, a global corporate service, trust and fund administration provider, has made three senior appointments to its global compliance team – Stephen Costello as Regional Compliance Director, Americas & Caribbean, Salima Fajal as Regional Compliance Director, Europe, and Nico Van Bockstal as Regional Compliance Director, India, Middle East and Africa – effective immediately. »

ROW Asset Management hires institutional sales veteran

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 16:59

ROW Asset Management, a quantitative global macro investment firm founded in 2010, has hired Andy Schneider as Managing Director, Global Head of Business Development, effective immediately.  »

Michael Killourhy, Ogier

BVI SPACS

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:38

By Michael Killourhy, Ogier – 2017 and 2018 were record setting years for Special Purpose Acquistion Company (SPAC) offerings in the United States. Strong demand continued into 2019, with SPAC IPOs crossing the 100 mark by end Q2 2019. SPACs are publicly-traded investment vehicles that raise funds via an IPO to complete a targeted acquisition (a “business combination”) within a limited time frame (18-24 months). »

Walter Reich, Tovel Group

Inside the approved manager regime

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:35

Since the Approved Manager Regulations were implemented in the BVI in 2012, smaller managers seeking a more simplified approval process and lighter touch regulatory framework compared to the Securities and Investment Business Act (SIBA) have really benefited.  »

Jacques Roux, KPMG

Technology innovation is re-shaping the market

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:31

Interview with Jacques Roux (pictured), Managing Director, Audit, KPMG »

Simon Gray, BVI Finance

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

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:27

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 stars. »

Christopher Simpson, O'Neal Webster

BVI funds - a smart bet in uncertain times

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:25

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, the concern found renewed attention when analysts pointed to an inverted yield curve in the United States Government bond market as a historical precursor to a recession.  »

Ian Montgomery, Collas Crill

Opportunities for private clients in the BVI

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 14:19

By Ian Montgomery, Partner, Collas Crill – A new generation of offshore incorporations: Succession planning for offshore incorporations, particularly those where companies are controlled by one individual, needs careful consideration. Problems can arise where a significant proportion of shares in a BVI company are held by a foreign-domiciled deceased individual with a foreign will or no valid will at all, particularly where the deceased was the sole director of the company. »

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