Scott Sommerville, MaplesFS

Maples and Calder and MaplesFS combine as the Maples Group

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 10:45

Maples and Calder and MaplesFS which together comprise Maples Fiduciary and Maples Fund Services, have consolidated their offerings under a single brand, now called the Maples Group. »

ASCRI and Cuatrecasas launch handbook of guidelines for Spanish private equity firms and investors

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 18:53

The Spanish Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (ASCRI) and law firm Cuatrecasas have launched a handbook of ‘Good practice guidelines for investors and private equity entities in Spain’. »

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Mourant ranked as No1 legal adviser for Jersey funds

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 10:48

According to the Monterey Fund Report 2018, Mourant has once again maintained its leading position as the go-to legal adviser in Jersey's funds industry, advising on over 46 per cent of all funds by market share of assets. »

Joelle Hauser, Clifford Chance

Luxembourg has the toolbox for global distribution

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:58

Luxembourg continues to see net inflows of capital and is now the world’s second largest fund centre with, as of August 2018, EUR4.3 trillion worth of net assets under management, and this only in regulated funds, according to the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). »

Anne-Gaelle Delabye, Ogier

Parallel structures – the Luxembourg solution

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:56

By Anne-Gaëlle Delabye & Tara Kapur – Non-EU managers seeking access to European capital are more frequently looking to Luxembourg parallel structures due, in part, to their flexibility and the features that the Luxembourg limited partnerships share with the Anglo-Saxon model. Ogier’s Luxembourg investment funds team – working in partnership with our teams in the BVI, Cayman and Hong Kong – have extensive experience of structuring parallel funds for clients in the US and Asia. »

Geoff Cook, Jersey Finance

New Jersey LLC law to provide ‘attractive’ option for US institutions and fund managers

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 18:53

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. »

Luc Neyens, Link Group

Link Asset Services launches third-party Super ManCo

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 10:15

Link Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) has been granted a license to act as UCITS Management Company and Authorised Alternative Investment Fund Manager by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). »

Jamie Nash, Kleinberg Kaplan

Private fund managers need to pay attention to best execution practices, says Kleinberg Kaplan

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 09:34

According to a recent risk alert issued by the SEC, investment advisers continue to show deficiencies when it comes to best execution of client securities transactions. »

John Molesphini, eVestment

Survey confirms increase in GIPS compliance

Wed, 15/08/2018 - 17:20

A new survey of institutional asset managers, consultants and investors confirms compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) is on the rise, with 84 per cent of asset managers responding saying their firms are GIPS compliant. »

E George Texeira, Anchin

US Tax Act will benefit PE investors provided they plan properly

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 13:09

When the Trump administration ushered in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Tax Act) on 22 December 2017, US federal corporate tax rates were slashed from 35 per cent to 21 per cent. It was the biggest cut in three decades and as far as private equity managers are concerned, the news was greeted with open arms.  »

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