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Cayman LLC should offer a ‘cleaner’ vehicle for PE managers

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 12:46

It's safe to say that the Cayman Island Government's in-tray is probably rather full at the turn of the year. Two major developments are in train, both of which are set to further enhance the jurisdiction's reputation. The first of these developments is the impending introduction of a new legal vehicle – the Cayman Islands limited liability company ("LLC"), which is expected to be brought into force in early 2016 (likely March or April). »

Opus Bank to acquire PENSCO Trust Company

Opus Bank to acquire PENSCO Trust Company

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 10:06

Opus Bank is to acquire PENSCO Trust Company, (PENSCO) a wholly-owned subsidiary of PENSCO Services. »

Neonet joins AIM Italia

Neonet joins AIM Italia

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 09:53

Neonet, an independent agency broker and execution specialist, has joined AIM Italia, Borsa Italiana’s marketplace for SMEs, as a member firm.
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Northern Trust strengthens Foundation & Institutional Advisors Group

Northern Trust strengthens Foundation & Institutional Advisors Group

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 09:52

Northern Trust has added two new team members to the Foundation & Institutional Advisory Group in the Midwest. Gregory S Jordan (pictured) and Christine A Holm will enhance the firm’s ability to serve midsize foundations, endowments and nonprofit institutions in the development of comprehensive financial solutions to meet their financial goals. Jordan and Holm are both based in Chicago. »

JTC supports SafeCharge Guernsey migration

JTC supports SafeCharge Guernsey migration

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 09:50

The Guernsey office of JTC, a multi-jurisdictional, independent provider of institutional and private client services, has supported AIM listed company SafeCharge in its recent re-domiciliation from the British Virgin Islands to Guernsey. »

Abu Dhabi Global Market establishes regulatory committee

Abu Dhabi Global Market establishes regulatory committee

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 09:48

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Board of Directors has established the Regulatory Committee (the Committee) to support the independence, integrity and procedural fairness of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority in exercising its powers. »

Institutional investors to embrace illiquid assets and active management in 2016, says BlackRock survey

Institutional investors to embrace illiquid assets and active management in 2016, says BlackRock survey

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 09:30

Large institutional investors expect to embrace active management in 2016 to combat macro-economic trends, anticipated market volatility and divergent monetary policy, a new BlackRock survey has found. »

ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority joins international regulatory organisations and financial forums

ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority joins international regulatory organisations and financial forums

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 16:25

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) has been accepted as a member of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the Basel Consultative Group (BCG) of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). »

China and Germany pump as perceived sources of investment capital, says BNY Mellon survey

China and Germany pump as perceived sources of investment capital, says BNY Mellon survey

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 16:21

After the United States and the United Kingdom, China and Germany are now rated by companies as the most strategic sources of new investment capital over the next five years, reflecting those countries’ growing economic clout. »

Cross-border shareholders forfeit GBP13.2 billion in unclaimed withholding tax

Cross-border shareholders forfeit GBP13.2 billion in unclaimed withholding tax

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 09:40

The latest research from Goal Group, a provider of withholding tax reclamation and securities class action recovery services, shows that GBP13.2 billion (USD18.9 billion) of investors’ rightful returns from foreign shares and bonds were lost in the latest financial year because withholding tax on dividends and income is not being fully reclaimed. »

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