Hedge Fund industry outlook 2011

Here we are, another year coming to a close. 2010 has truly been filled with uncertainty, anticipation and drama. Yet without all those elements, the hedge fund industry would not be the industry we know and love.

Trade and shipping: The world is not flat anymore

It was a decade ago when a celebrated book claimed that now we lived in a world that was flat: technology in a post-Berlin-Wall-world...

Grey matters: Douglas J. Cumming and Na Dai, “Capital flows and hedge fund...

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1441505Abstract:This paper introduces a cross-country law and finance analysis of the regulatory impact on the...

Anguilla’s indigenous banking crisis: An in-depth analysis and lessons for the region

On Aug. 12, 2013, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank took control of Anguilla’s two indigenous banks, the National Bank of Anguilla Limited (NBA) and...

Independent directors – governance trends

Independent directors have become synonymous with offshore investment funds, in particular, hedge funds, in a trend driven squarely by investors looking for greater oversight...

‘Can do’ approach heralds a settlement for Madoff investors

The recently court appointed principal liquidators of a Cayman Islands registered Madoff feeder fund, Herald Fund SPC (In Official Liquidation), immediately began a ‘hearts and minds’ campaign aimed at establishing trust with the trustee.   

 

New regulatory changes make funding for startups easier

On May 16, Americans will get a new way to both raise and invest capital. The long-awaited investment crowdfunding law will be live, more...
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Who should run the banks?

The financial crisis whose tenth anniversary we have just commemorated led many people to worry about the seeming asymmetry of rewards in the banking...

Economic citizenship and residency programs:

In this age of automatic exchange of information and transparency, IFCs have to find ways to survive -one such way is to increase the substance within their confines.   

 

Movements in global tax climate a plus for offshore

Tax advantages make investing in Cayman Islands property extremely attractive.

Chris Brummer, How international financial law works (and how it doesn’t)

Main Story: Grey Matters Chris Brummer, How international financial law works (and how it doesn’t) (26 Jan 2010).  Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1542829 AbstractThe “Great Recession”...

CIFSA: Economic Impact Study – Putting a hard number to it

While it is generally accepted among the population that financial services are a significant part of the Islands’ economy, it has always been difficult for most people, even industry executives, to explain just how large the impact is and exactly what benefits the islands receive from hosting the industry. Then, the various stakeholders and special interest groups will have some firm numbers on which to guide their discussions and plans for the future.

Know your score and get to the “sweet spot”: The importance of business...

This article discusses the importance of business process automation within an asset management firm at all stages of development and how these organisations can measure their current processes versus investor expectations.

Rethinking central banking in the 21st century:

From “behind the scene” secretive rulers of the world (Plaza accord in 1985), to the period of great moderation, attributed to monetary policy, when central banking was called “boring” (until 2007), to the recent almost celebrity status of some central banks and governors.

Freezing in the sunshine

Many of us are already aware that it is an offense under the Terrorism Law (2015 Revision), as amended, to provide or to make...

An industry in flux

There is no escape from the impact of the global financial crisis and, like the rest of the world, Cayman has started to feel its full force during the past year.

Vladimir Putin and ‘de-offshorization’:

In his 2012 address, Putin declared that the level of offshore investments and ownership was so high that nine out of ten transactions made by Russian companies were made under foreign, not Russian law.

 

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Staying a step ahead: A new wealth structuring forum for Cayman

Demonstrating that the Cayman Islands is a well-regulated, innovative, and sophisticated international financial center is the responsibility of everyone who is engaged in the...

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Are cryptocurrencies super tax havens?Omri Marian, 112 MICH. L. REV. FIRST IMPRESSIONS (forthcoming 2013)This short essay describes the mechanisms by which cryptocurrencies – a...

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