Special Reports

At Hedgeweek we produce a number of special reports, updated each year to focus on jurisdictional, regulatory, technical and product investment issues in detail. Each report is produced with its own independent editorial and supported with detailed contributions from industry experts.

Please browse the list below to select and read our special reports. Please contact us if you would like to receive a schedule of our special reports or participate in them

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Cayman Islands in focus 2022

The past year has been far from straightforward, but despite the challenges, the Cayman Islands financial services industry has continued to prove its resilience and flexibility – weathering the storms.  

This report outlines the growth witnessed in the domicile against a context of potential inclusion on the European Union’s list of high-risk countries for money laundering. The additional regulatory scrutiny can be considered to reinforce the Cayman Islands’ ability to adapt in the face of change. The articles in this report also detail the considerations to be made in the realm of sustainable investing.


US Hedge Fund Start-Up Guide 2022

Launching a fund against the current background of volatility and rising inflation is not straightforward, especially considering the addition of complexity of rising regulatory scrutiny. However, given the right support and carefully selected partners, emerging managers can succeed in building out their investment strategy and raising the funds necessary to go to market. 

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Digital Asset Trade Orchestration – Untangling the entire lifecycle

As digital assets become a more prevalent feature in investor portfolios, the trading framework to facilitate investment has continued to evolve. The fragmentation in the liquidity pool of crypt-assets can make trading and best execution a challenge.  

This report maps the difficulties banks can face when setting up end-to-end digital asset trading operations. It also outlines the way these players can orchestrate the digital asset trading lifecycle to offer clients the best service, optimizing workflow and market access. 


Charting New Territory: The future of hedge fund prime brokerage

March 2022 | New pressure points and the implosion of Archegos saw dramatic upheaval in the prime brokerage industry over the past year. This has created additional challenges but also opportunities for smaller primes amid the dominance of the ‘Big Three’ as virtual networking, and new trends in data and ESG reshape the hedge fund-prime broker dynamic


Allocator Insights and Market Intelligence

CohnReznick recently hosted a discussion in which allocators and alternative fund professionals examined how the industry is adapting to the evolving landscape and the changing nature of investor relationships. Themes explored include fees, incentives, and due diligence, plus how industry initiatives such as the evolving Open Protocol and the growing use of technology are boosting transparency and disclosure.