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Giorgio Subiotto, Ogier

Recent trends in corporate governance

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:54

By Giorgio Subiotto (pictured) & Shameer Jasani, Ogier – We have witnessed a clear evolution in how the composition of boards of directors on Cayman investment funds has been structured.  »

Nicholas Butcher, Maples & Calder

Perfect partnerships – Singing the praises of Cayman Islands ELPs

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:49

By Nicholas Butcher, Maples & Calder – Cayman Islands exempted limited partnerships (“ELPs”) are currently riding the crest of a wave. Consistently a popular form of investment vehicle for hedge and especially private equity funds, 2013 saw a record 2,368 ELPs formed and registered in the Cayman Islands, and with the tally of new registrations in the calendar year to November 2014 already standing at 2,580, that record is set to be eclipsed this year.  »

James Willaims, Hedgeweek

Split boards favoured as fund governance intensifies

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:40

On 6 December 2013, after a period of consultation with industry practitioners, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) – the Islands’ financial regulator – released its Statement of Guidance for Regulated Mutual Funds (‘SoG-MF’).  In essence, the SoG-MF codifies and sets guidance on the minimum corporate governance standards required by operators of regulated mutual funds (directors, general partners) and gives the operators a clear understanding of their primary duties.   »

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Advent International acquires Allied SA from One Equity Partners

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:00

Private equity investor Advent International is to acquire majority ownership of Brazilian technology products provider Allied SA from One Equity Partners (OEP) and other minority shareholders. »

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Shepherd and Wedderburn advises funders on GBP745m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route Project

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:00

Shepherd and Wedderburn has advised the senior creditors on the Scottish aspects of one of the largest and most complex road projects involving bond financing in the UK – The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR / B-T) project. »

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Bumper year for MMC Ventures

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 06:00

Venture fund manager MMC Ventures has enjoyed a bumper 2014, attracting GBP74m in total investment into its portfolio in the past 12 months.  »

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Altium advises Castik on latest acquisition

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:30

International investment bank Altium has advised European private equity firm Castik Capital on its acquisition of leading UK water cooler company Angel Springs. »

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Deutsche Bank wins fund services mandate from First Reserve

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 14:15

Private equity and infrastructure investment firm First Reserve has awarded Deutsche Bank a fund services mandate. »

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Prairie Cloudware closes USD3.2m capital raise

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 13:15

Prairie Cloudware has completed a USD3.2 million capital raise. The company was founded to help financial institutions protect and extend their payments franchise while improving security, convenience and control for their customers. »

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LDC completes sale of leading water cooler service provider Angel Springs

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 13:00

Mid-market private equity firm LDC has completed the sale of its stake in water cooler service provider Angel Springs, in a multi-million pound deal with Germany-based private equity provider Castik Capital. »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… ... »

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