The 'Cayman Islands Fund Services in Focus 2021' special report comprises six separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Reflection after the tumult

Reflection after the tumult

By A Paris – In what has been a rollercoaster year from all perspectives, 2020 saw the Cayman Islands being first placed on the European Union blacklist in February, followed by its removal from said list in October, after it made improvements to its tax framework. 

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Bright future for private funds

Bright future for private funds

The number of private funds being established in the Cayman Islands has continued to rise. This sector proved to be resilient and flexible as it swiftly adapted to a new regulatory regime and turned the additional oversight into an advantage.

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A growing need for customisation

A growing need for customisation

As the hedge fund industry continues to grow and mature, managers are considering options beyond the traditional hedge fund structure. To this end, the managers and their service providers must be flexible and nimble to create custom solutions for the benefit of all parties involved.

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The world’s leading domicile

The world’s leading domicile

By Jude Scott, Cayman Finance – In August 1864, 900 miles almost due North of the Cayman Islands, US Navy Rear Admiral David Farragut faced a pivotal moment. Leading a squadron charged with attacking Confederate forces in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Farragut’s flotilla encountered tethered mines known then as “torpedoes” which ultimately threatened his mission and his men. Acting decisively to navigate around the threat and pursue his objective, Farragut uttered the phrase that has now passed into military lore: “Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!”