Grey matters

CFR's quarterly round up of academic texts making headlines...

Asset-based lending hedge funds: The alternative’s alternative

Few corners of the credit markets were able to sustain themselves during the financial crisis and emerge strengthened. As a rule, the health of lending institutions and the issuance of debt instruments rose and fell together...

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners: Cayman Islands stepping forward

Since its establishment in 1997, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Cayman Islands, otherwise known as STEP Cayman Islands, has been one of the most active private sector associations in the jurisdiction.

Which way, the stream of time? The 2010 economic and regulatory outlook for US...

If you are a hedge fund manager with ties to the United States, you have a full plate. Never mind the basic challenges of generating positive performance on your portfolios and profitably running your business.

The global financial crisis and the Financial Stability Forum:

Main Story: Grey Matters Enrique R. Carrasco, The global financial crisis and the Financial Stability Forum: The awakening and transformation of an international body,...

Captive collateral… are you leaving money on the table?

Due in large part to the financial crisis that has plagued the global banking system, letters of credit (LOCs) continue to be more expensive and harder to find. For those that are wondering “When are LOC fees going to go down?”

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”...

Investing in Asia Fund management from a Cayman perspective

We have been investing in Asian equities (excluding Japan) for many years and believe that there are multiple reasons to invest in the region. In this article, I will refer to Asia when discussing the Asia ex Japan region.

Asset fire sales and purchases and the international transmission of financial shocks

Main Story: Grey Matters Pab Jotikasthira, Christian T. Lundblad & Tarun Ramadorai, Asset fire sales and purchases and the international transmission of financial shocks...

Making offshore account holders disclose

Main Article:Grey mattersSusan C. Morse, Making offshore account holders disclose, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1489026 AbstractThis article considers the compliance issues raised by individual tax payer...

Private banking in Asia – a survey

Main Article:Grey mattersGunter Dufey, Private banking in Asia - a survey, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1463261AbstractThis survey focuses on some unique aspects of private banking and...

Holding intellectual property

Main Article:Grey matters Xuan-Thao Nguyen, “Holding intellectual property,” Georgia Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 1157-1198, (2005) available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1493515. Abstract  Holding companies for...

Cayman Finance

Back to Main Story: Regulatory push continues  Cayman Finance Update   c/o Lynne BylesManaging DirectorTower MarketingPO Box 11048 Grand Cayman KY1-1008Cayman Islands T: +1 (345) 623 6700E: [email protected]

Creating the future together – how the Cayman Islands Investment Council is leading the...

The success of the Cayman Islands, both socially and economically, has historically been based on a unique partnership between the public and private sectors. In these challenging times these two groups are once again coming together to write the next chapter in the islands prosperity.

Happy New Year?

Hopefully amidst all the financial woes and gloomy predictions, we will all find time to give thanks for all the blessings we have received over this past Christmas Season.

Cayman Islands funds – entering the gateway to capital markets in India

By way of background, the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation were endorsed by its member regulators of various securities and futures markets in 1998, and generally are viewed by securities regulators as the key international benchmark on sound principles and practices for securities regulation.

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.

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...

Cayman hedge fund liquidators not welcome in US?

First the US housing market unexpectedly threw the asset-backed investment world into a tailspin. Now, seemingly adding insult to injury, a pair of decisions from a prominent New York federal court have raised quite a fuss by ruling that the Cayman liquidators of two Cayman-registered hedge funds would not be recognised in US bankruptcy courts.

Grey matters: Marios Clerides and Constantinos Stephanou, “The financial crisis and the...

Cyprus Economic Policy Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1431223Abstract:This paper briefly reviews the causes and propagation mechanisms of the global...
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