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Simon Schilder, Ogier

BVI continues to introduce positive regulatory developments

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 09:21

Last year the number of hedge fund launches globally fell by an estimated 40 per cent, but despite this there have been a number of positive developments for the funds industry in the BVI. »

Sunl Gopalan, Global Fund Media

Guide to Relocation 2017

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 14:48

The Global Fund Media Guide to Relocation 2017 is the sixth edition of this unique online publication being made available to the 50,000-strong audience of investment managers, institutional investors and fund service providers who read GFM's family of investment management newswires daily. »

Robert Briant, Conyers Dill & Pearman

BVI strikes right balance on fund governance

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:49

Proper fund governance has long been championed by leading offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman, which for the last decade has encouraged its hedge fund clients to hold at least annual directors meetings. Initially this was met with some resistance according to Robert Briant (pictured), Partner and head of Conyers' BVI office, who confirms that such resistance has softened over the last few years.  »

Peter Jakubicka, Circle Partners

Growth is driven by Incubator and Approved Funds

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:35

Circle Partners is an independent fund administrator with offices in the BVI, Cayman Islands, and across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong.  »

James Williams, hedgeweek

Incubator Fund could provide long-term growth trajectory

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:22

"We see the funds industry as continuing to contribute to the overall offering of financial services. There remains good interest in the BVI product and we envisage that will continue," asserts Glenford Malone, Director, Investment Business Division, BVI Financial Services Commission, when asked to comment on the growth of the BVI's funds industry.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Protégé Partners: The art of seeding talent

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 09:36

Perhaps it is apt that Protégé Partners, LLC is located above the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art in New York given that its modus operandi is to find the best and most creative talents in the hedge fund industry.  »

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 16:25

The Maltese Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) fills a gap in Europe's fund market. According to Dr Stefania Grech, Financial Services Associate, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, an unregulated fund was the one product missing in the Maltese Fund Industry. "Now, from a European perspective, there is no discrimination when it comes to the creation of an unregulated vehicle, offshore versus onshore. »

r Jean C Farrugia, senior partner at DF Advocates

Malta ushers in the Notified AIF

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:54

On 10 June 2016, Malta burnished its reputation when the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) launched the Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) regime through the publication of the Investment Services Act (List of Notified AIFs) Regulations in the Malta Government Gazette. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Malta’s service provider community sees good times ahead

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:48

Whether it’s providing AIFM management company solutions, depositary lite solutions, or simply providing start-up managers with a high-touch level of service, Malta’s service provider community continues to evolve with the times.  »

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of the Corporate and Finance practice group at Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

Key features of Malta’s new regime

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:45

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of Camilleri Preziosi Advocates’s Corporate and Finance practice group, outlines the benefits of Malta’s Notified AIF (NAIF) regime… »

Paulianne Nwoko, Managing Director of Apex Fund Services (Malta)

Factors that make Malta an ideal fund jurisdiction

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:41

Apex Fund Services has been operating in Malta since 2008 and has seen, first hand, how quickly the island has evolved into one of Europe's leading onshore fund jurisdictions.  »

Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta

Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:09

The shock Brexit result this June sent ripples across Europe as individual Member States absorbed the news. And whilst some jurisdictions have been quick to seize the initiative on the back of the uncertainty that UK firms face – especially as it relates to passporting for London's much lauded financial services industry – Malta is focusing on maintaining the harmonious relationship it has with the UK. »

Sunil Gopalan

2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in Europe - Introduction

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 14:25

The publication of this Guide comes as shockwaves from the UK's decision to withdraw from EU membership continue to reverberate across the world, raising several challenges for UK-based asset managers distributing across the EU. »

TorQuest closes Fund IV at USD925m

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:29

TorQuest Partners has held the final closing of TorQuest Partners Fund IV, with USD925 million of committed capital. »

Broadwell Capital raises USD1bn for Broadwell Tactical Opportunities Fund

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:25

Broadwell Capital Limited (Broadwell) has successfully raised USD1 billion in commitments for its first private equity fund, the Broadwell Tactical Opportunities Fund (Fund).  »

Cinven raises EUR7bn for the sixth fund

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 09:35

European private equity firm Cinven has held the final close of the Sixth Cinven Fund at its hard cap of EUR7 billion (approximately USD8 billion). »

Lightspeed China Partners closes oversubscribed USD Fund III at USD260m

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 09:11

Lightspeed China Partners (LCP) has completed the final closing of Lightspeed China Partners III with total committed capital of USD260 million USD. Fund III was oversubscribed and received strong support from existing and new limited partners.  »

Monomoy Capital Partners closes third fund at USD767m

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 09:37

Private equity firm Monomoy Capital Partners (Monomoy) has held a final close on its third fund (Fund III) with approximately USD767 million of total commitments, substantially exceeding its target fund size of USD650 million. »

Cannabis Management Firm MedMen launches USD100m investment fund

Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:38

MedMen, a full-service management company serving North America’s legal cannabis industry, has launched the MedMen Opportunity Fund, the first private equity vehicle of its kind.  »

Alignable secures additional VC funding

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:32

Alignable, the network for local business owners, has added an additional USD1.5 million in a strategic investment from Recruit Strategic Partners, the Silicon Valley based venture capital firm.  »

Irish Funds Annual Conference marks 25 years of investment funds industry in Ireland

Irish Funds Annual Conference marks 25 years of investment funds industry in Ireland

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:31

Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, kicked off its annual funds conference on Thursday, celebrating 25 years of the Association. »

Pearl Capital Secures USD20m In Funding From Arena Investors

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 10:46

Pearl Capital Business Funding, a provider of direct financing to small and midsize businesses, has closed on a USD20 million financing from Arena Investors, a New York-based global investment firm. »

Livingstone secures funding for The Gap Partnership from Pricoa Capital Group

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:38

Livingstone’s Business Services and Debt Advisory teams have advised The Gap Partnership Group (TGP) on securing a one-stop funding solution from Pricoa Capital Group. »

KPMG, IIGCC and PR  prepare Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors

KPMG, IIGCC and PR prepare Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors

Thu, 23/06/2016 - 07:19

KPMG has helped investor groups, IIGCC and PRI, prepare Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors. Research carried out for the guide found that pension funds are actively asking their fund managers to demonstrate how climate related risks and opportunities are addressed in the investment process. »

DoubleLine Infrastructure Income Fund opens to investors

Wed, 22/06/2016 - 16:51

The DoubleLine Infrastructure Income Fund as opened to investors through the open-end mutual fund's I shares (BILDX) and N shares (BILTX). DoubleLine launched the fund with internal capital earlier this year. »

Forentis Fund makes USD7.5m commitment to Blueprint Bio

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 16:26

Forentis Fund, a USD50 million special purpose venture fund focused on biotechnology, has committed to provide USD7.5 million in funding to Blueprint Bio, the first of the company’s target portfolio companies to receive a funding commitment. »

Kellogg Company establishes VC fund

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:19

Kellogg Company is establishing eighteen94 capital (1894) to make minority investments in companies pursuing next-generation innovation, bolstering access to cutting-edge ideas and trends.  »

Dataloop.IO raises USD5m Series A round from Battery Ventures and Open Ocean

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 09:17

Dataloop.IO has raised USD5 million in Series A financing from Battery Ventures and Open Ocean, a European early-stage venture capital firm. »

Industry Ventures raises oversubscribed USD700m secondary funds

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 16:06

Industry Ventures has held the closing of Industry Ventures Secondary VIII, a USD500 million secondary fund focused on providing exit alternatives for venture capital investments.  »

UCL Technology Fund makes GBP1 million investment in gene therapy company Freeline Therapeutics

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 10:39

The UCL Technology Fund (UCLTF) is making an investment of up to GBP1 million in biopharmaceutical company, Freeline Therapeutics (Freeline). »

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