The passage of the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Bill, 2020 (DARE) has put in place the legal framework for a vital, well-regulated and compliant industry in The Bahamas for those interested in entering the digital asset space.
By Sam Sturrock (pictured) & Paul Monahan – As frequent advisers on Jersey fund start ups, Collas Crill are often involved in preliminary structuring discussions with new fund managers and sponsors.
By Chris Griffin (pictured) & Robert Milner – Recently, the unprecedented combination of Brexit and Covid-19 has generated a sharp rise in the number of fund managers contemplating a move to Jersey. In this article, Chris Griffin and Robert Milner, funds partners in the Jersey office of leading offshore firm Carey Olsen, explore the reasons behind the increase in interest.
High set up costs could stymie the fortunes of emerging and start up managers before they even make their first step. Malta offers such organisations the opportunity to set up their business in a low-cost jurisdiction while taking advantage of the high touch service they would benefit from due to the size of the industry.
On Thursday 29 November 2018, Global Fund Media hosted an exclusive event in conjunction with the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB), to showcase how the jurisdiction is updating its regulatory regime, not only to bring it into closer alignment with global best practices, but also to open itself up to more institutional fund interest.
The States of Guernsey’s Committee for Economic Development and finance sector promotional agency Guernsey Finance have published a Policy Framework to support the growth of the island’s finance sector.
By Andrew Millar & Gerrard Finnegan, Estera – While New Year is generally a time of celebration, recent history has shown that it can also ring in a regulatory deadline or two. As the world welcomed in 2018, Europe saw the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) come into force. And later this year, it’s the turn of the Cayman Islands, with a final deadline for the revised Proceeds of Crime Law landing on 31 December.
“I would say every day I get two or three inquiries on some crypto or blockchain-related project. There is a lot of interest in all things crypto here in the BVI,” observes Michael Killourhy, Partner at Ogier (BVI).
IronX, a new Crypto Exchange joint venture between global online broker IronFX Group and EmurgoHK, creator of the Cardano blockchain, has been awarded full regulatory licence approval by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
The introduction of new legislation in Jersey that enables the establishment of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) has the potential to significantly enhance pan-Atlantic business with the US, according to Jersey Finance.