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.

White List, will the Cayman Islands remain a key player in investment funds?...

There has been a great deal of attention focused on the Cayman Islands these past few months, more so than usual. Much of the debate as to what to do about the so called ‘tax havens’ has ranged from the White House, the G8 and the G20 to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The business of running a hedge fund:

2010 was a transformative year for the hedge fund industry and served as a strong reminder that managing money is not the same as running a business. 

The first bubble – or bulb – that burst

Back to story > Investing: The end of traditionTulip mania or tulipomania was a period in Dutch history when contract prices for bulbs of the...

The big five hedge fund expenses

Where do hedge funds allocate most of their spending?

Agricultural commodities: the perfect storm

Paul Michael Jenkins, senior Investment Advisor with Bateman and Company Ltd continues his series of articles focusing on investment trends for the difficult year...

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.

Exactly whose side is your lawyer on when

There is little doubt that the face of the investment fund industry has changed significantly over the past two years. The statistics show, however, that whilst the industry has been impacted by the global economic crisis, like virtually every other industry, it has perhaps fared better than most and might well have been kinder to investors (Bernie Madoff-type funds aside)

Madoff: A Riot of Red Flags

Back to story > Madoff: Red Flags Greg N. Gregoriou & François-Serge Lhabitant, Madoff: A Riot of Red Flags (Jan. 2009)available via http://faculty-research.edhec.com/jsp/fiche_document.jsp?CODE=1234770344525&LANGUE=1 Greg Gregoriou and...

Hedge Funds: Here to stay?

From our vantage point in early 2010, we look back on the roller coaster ride of the past two years and see the tremendous change that our industry has endured. There were the heady days in late 2007 when assets under management (AUM) peaked ...

Who your director is doesn’t matter. Until it does.

Reflecting on the recent global financial crisis one can’t help but wonder what lessons have been learned from the experiences of many of the world’s hedge fund participants.

Volatility in the rare earth materials

  There are exciting nanotech approaches to many of the high-growth sectors that presently rely on rare earth materials.   

Naked shorting and market volatility

In the summer of 2010, amidst the European debt crisis, the German Finance Minister Schäuble, when commenting on the financial industries complaints about financial reform, said “if you want to drain a swamp, you don’t ask the frogs for an objective assessment of the situation”.

Effective risk management is not proprietary: The disclosure paradox

It has long been accepted that risk management is a core competency for generating absolute returns within a hedge fund strategy. Prior to the market downturn, hedge fund managers were able to diffuse investor requests for greater transparency in risk-management practices. However, investors, directors and regulators have been startled by the scope and magnitude of losses resulting from the market downturn and credit crisis, as well as recent breaches of fiduciary trust.

Security token offerings in the Cayman Islands

An increasing number of businesses are concluding that a security token offering (STO) is now the preferred approach to raise funds for their project,...

The attractiveness of the Cayman Islands to Asian companies

Over recent years, the Cayman Islands has proven itself an increasingly popular jurisdiction of choice for the incorporation of companies owned or operated by parties in Asia, with the following being some of the key reasons for such popularity.

Investment Funds – how did we get here?

Typically an investor has to give prior notice of their intention to redeem their investment. The period of notice may vary depending on the nature of the funTypically an investor has to give prior notice of their intention to redeem their investment. The period of notice may vary depending on the nature of the fund and the assets that it has invested in.d and the assets that it has invested in. The redemption process is one of the major challenges currently facing...

Riding the market recovery

With global financial markets in the doldrums for the past two years, some investors turned cautious, while others simply panicked. Those who made wise choices and followed a strategy weathered the storm.

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...

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.

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