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Current trends shaping Cayman Islands’ landscape

Current trends shaping Cayman Islands’ landscape

Changes to beneficial ownership – The Companies Law and the Limited Liability Companies Law of the Cayman Islands (Regime) requires certain Cayman Islands corporate entities (each a company) to maintain a beneficial ownership register (Register) at their relevant registered office, the information of which will be stored in encrypted form on a secure, stand-alone search platform established by the Minister of Financial Services of the Cayman Islands, as the competent authority (Competent Authority). 

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The Bahamas prepares risk-based approach to regulatory oversight

The Bahamas prepares risk-based approach to regulatory oversight

Last July, the Securities Commission of The Bahamas (the Commission) embarked on a process to overhaul the Investment Funds Act. The Investment Funds Act 2003 was largely structured to be in line with the operations of fiduciary administrators and did not necessarily account for the appropriate regulation of the various roles within a fund structure.