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Mara Spencer

Ability to support managers in different growth stages

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 21:34

Currently, there are 101 Approved Investment Managers licensed in the BVI, based on figures published by the Islands' financial regulator, the BVI Financial Services Commission (as of 30 September 2015).  »

Callum McKenzie

Untangling the Gordian Knot

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 21:31

Regulatory and investor pressure have drastically altered the hedge fund industry in recent years. With managers increasingly looking for fund administrators to provide more middle-office and value-added services, whilst at the same time squeezing them on fees, the situation has become a Gordian Knot. Administrators must find ways to remain relevant, attract new clients, and continue to build revenues at a time when everyone is adjusting to FATCA, AIFMD, and shortly Common Reporting Standards. »

Philip Graham, Harneys

Enhancing support of start-ups with new fund products

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 21:28

When the British Virgin Islands introduced the Approved Manager regime at the end of 2012 it was heralded as a significant step forward. With start-up managers facing dual pressures of investor preference for regulatory oversight, and higher barriers to entry (from a cost perspective), there was no satisfactory option. The new regime changed that. Managers suddenly had the ability to enjoy lighter touch regulatory oversight that was more in line with their needs, and had an alternative to becoming SIBA-licensed on day one.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Popularity of Approved Fund surpasses initial expectations

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 21:23

The challenge for any aspiring hedge fund start-up has been well documented in recent times. Year after year, the barriers to entry rise. Five years ago, the onset of global regulation prompted industry commentators to suggest that the break-even point of a hedge fund was USD100 million. One could argue that on an annualised basis, that break-even figure has risen by USD100 million. Not all will agree, but there is a growing consensus that to cope with the sheer breadth of regulation, today's start-up manager needs to be targeting Day 1 AUM of around USD500 million.  »

Verras is latest CISE member

Verras is latest CISE member

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 16:20

Verras Professional Services Limited has been approved as a Listings Member of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE). »

Deloitte UK launches new regulatory and investor reporting managed service

Deloitte UK launches new regulatory and investor reporting managed service

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 16:12

Deloitte has launched Prisma, which is designed to help investment managers, banks and insurance firms to navigate complex global marketing regulation and tax rules. As a managed service, Prisma delivers reports for multiple regulatory and investor requirements.    »

Peter de Proft, EFAMA

EFAMA submits asset managers’ views on impact of recent financial services regulatory reforms

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 10:32

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has responded to the European Commission’s Call for Evidence on the EU regulatory framework for financial services. »

Ethical investment

JP Morgan launches the JP Morgan Ethos Investments platform for ESG-focused investors

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 10:30

JP Morgan has launched JP Morgan Ethos Investments, a sustainable investments platform offering a comprehensive suite of tools for institutions and distributors looking to create tailored Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) products.  »

Michael McLintock to retire as M&G Chief Executive, to be succeeded by Anne Richards

Michael McLintock to retire as M&G Chief Executive, to be succeeded by Anne Richards

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 09:22

Michael McLintock has decided to retire as Chief Executive of M&G Investments and as an executive director of Prudential. He will be succeeded later this year, subject to regulatory approval, by Anne Richards. »

UBS Asset Management makes changes to money market fund platform

UBS Asset Management makes changes to money market fund platform

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 16:06

UBS Asset Management (Americas) Inc. ("UBS AM") and its affiliates/predecessors have managed money market funds for more than 35 years and offer client-focused solutions throughout the world. »

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