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Fitch Ratings launches Ratings Navigator for non-bank institutions

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 15:11

Fitch Ratings has launched its Ratings Navigator for Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) - a visual overview of all the factors affecting an NBFI's standalone rating, their relative importance and likely direction of movement. »

Mahmoud Al-Khawaja, Capintro

Capintro Partners adds to distribution team

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 13:36

Capintro Partners, an investment advisory and placement firm, has appointed Bruce Crystal as managing director of sales. »

Alvin Lee, MSCI

MSCI renames South East Asia Indexes as MSCI ASEAN Indexes

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 13:16

MSCI has renamed its MSCI South East Asia Indexes as the MSCI ASEAN Indexes. »

Graham Kellen, Schroders

Schroders to deploy Capriza’s Zapp

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 13:06

Schroders is partnering with Capriza to deploy the enterprise mobility specialist’s Zapp capabilities as it responds to the waves of change in the financial services sector. »

Anne-Gaëlle Delabye, Ogier

Ogier strengthens investment funds team in Luxembourg

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 13:05

Ogier has strengthened its Luxembourg investment fund team with the appointment of Anne-Gaëlle Delabye as a managing associate. »

A ‘KURE’ for regulatory fatigue: Koger Universal Regulatory Engine

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 11:03

By Ras Sipko (pictured), Koger USA – For the past four years, alternative fund managers with US investors have been coming to terms with the far-reaching effects of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or FATCA. Some 60-plus countries have signed up to cooperate with the IRS in order to enforce FATCA and this year the compliance burden is set to grow yet again for international fund managers.  »

Geoff Ruddick, IMS Fund Services

Spotlight – A decade of independent governance

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 10:55

Q&A with Geoff Ruddick (pictured), IMS Fund Services – You mentioned in your last article that ‘Governance is not a game’ – can you expand on what you meant by that statement?  »

Martt Mulry, Dillon Eustace

Cayman LLC offers multiple applications to investment managers

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 10:49

The Cayman Limited Liability Companies Law (`LLC Law') was formerly introduced on 8 July 2016 and is expected to be used for a broad range of structuring situations.  »

Tim Min, BDO

Tax reporting under CRS to commence in 2017

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 10:45

The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act reporting cycle has been running now for two years. As such there is a good level of visibility in terms of how this tax reporting exercise needs to be done and most financial institutions are clear on the definitions used.  »

Giorgio Subiotto, Ogier

Avoiding sledgehammers to crack nuts

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 10:42

During the crisis in 2008, investors started to appreciate how important corporate governance was but it wasn't until 2013 that Cayman introduced the Statement of Guidance to provide a clear framework for best practices. This was followed by the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014, which applies to all directors of Cayman registered mutual funds and requires them to be registered with or licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.  »

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