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STOXX licenses STOXX Global 1800 Travel & Leisure Index to Daiwa Securities

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 20:00

STOXX Limited has licensed the STOXX Global 1800 Travel & Leisure Index to Japan’s Daiwa Asset Management Co  for an active, non-listed mutual fund.  »

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Amundi recruits two experts in emerging market debt

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 19:00

Amundi has added two experienced hires to the firm’s emerging market debt team in London. »

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Clearstream appoints Standard Chartered Bank to service Middle Eastern currencies

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:00

Clearstream has confirmed the appointment of Standard Chartered Bank as Cash Correspondent Bank (CCB) for Middle Eastern currencies. »

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Janus Capital Group launches Asian and Japanese equity funds

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:00

Janus Capital Group has launched two new Asia-focused funds and two new Japan-focused funds, under a sub investment management agreement with DIAM International. »

Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant

Cayman Islands funds

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:23

By Chris Humphries, Managing Director, Stuarts Walker Hersant, Attorneys-at-Law – The Cayman Islands continues to be the leading offshore jurisdiction for mutual funds and hedge funds. Its position as the premier jurisdiction is as a result of innovative legislation and the absence of taxation together with the presence of sophisticated and professional service providers and a favourable regulatory environment.  »

Derek Delaney, DMS Offshore Investment Services

Cayman structures compliment AIFMD funds

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:17

In 2011, ahead of the introduction of the AIFMD in Europe, an article entitled “A foot in both camps”, was written by Derek Delaney, Managing Director of DMS Offshore Investment Services (Europe) Limited. In it, Delaney (pictured) wrote: “There is an enduring perception that the established European domiciles such as Ireland and Luxembourg are in direct competition with the leading offshore domiciles such as Cayman. This perception has transcended reality to the extent that leading participants in both camps deem it necessary to fight their corner.” »

Monete Windsor, UBS Fund Services

Cayman begins to see a rise in hybrid funds

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:05

UBS Fund Services has had one of its strongest years in terms of winning new clients according to Monette Windsor (pictured), who heads up the Cayman Islands business.  »

Derek Adler, Ifina

Championing the emerging manager

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:02

Derek Adler (pictured) ACSI is a director and founder member of International Financial Administration Group (‘Ifina’), which has now been around for 17 years providing fund administration services to small and emerging fund managers as well as large institutional clients. Over the last three years, Ifina has been successfully running a turnkey fund solution in Cayman for managers keen to avoid the cost and time to market to launch a standalone fund.  »

Neil Lomax, Mourant Ozannes

Cayman fund managers prepare for FATCA

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:57

After signing Model 1 inter-governmental agreements (IGA) with both the US and the UK in November 2013, in July 2014 the Cayman Islands government passed the necessary regulations to provide legal obligations with respect to US and UK FATCA as a matter of Cayman Islands law. Also in July 2014, the Cayman Islands Tax Information Reporting Authority (‘TIA’) issued the first official version of the Cayman Islands FATCA guidance notes.  »

Giorgio Subiotto, Ogier

Recent trends in corporate governance

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:54

By Giorgio Subiotto (pictured) & Shameer Jasani, Ogier – We have witnessed a clear evolution in how the composition of boards of directors on Cayman investment funds has been structured.  »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Hedge fund managed accounts 2014

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 09:58

Read how managed accounts platforms are now catering to a wide spectrum of investor needs, from straightforward commingled funds to sophisticated infrastructure solutions for the largest institutional investors. And the rise of liquid alternatives means that onshore funds - UCITS, AIFs and '40 Act funds - are becoming just as popular as offshore funds... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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In this report S&P Capital IQ examines how credit events can impact on the price of equities. The results are compelling. The report looks at the relationship between credit indicators and equity back-tested returns. ​ ... »

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