Tag: hedge funds

Hedge fund managers under pressure to adapt

Hedge fund managers under pressure to adapt

| 19/12/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): A survey by consultants Ernst & Young of global hedge fund managers warns that only those who adapt to the needs of investors will see real growth in future. The 10th annual survey found that hedge fund growth has slowed for a variety of reasons, from lacklustre performance to [...]

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Cayman fund rivals could see post-Brexit boost

Cayman fund rivals could see post-Brexit boost

| 18/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): As the fallout from the Brexit vote turns to the complexities of engineering the UK’s exit from Europe, there is a real possibility that fund managers might move their headquarters from the UK to remain in the EU, and with Luxembourg and Dublin seen as viable alternatives, these [...]

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Cayman holds $265 billion in US Treasury bonds

Cayman holds $265 billion in US Treasury bonds

| 22/06/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands is now the third biggest foreign holder of US government debt, topped only by China and Japan. Holdings of US Treasury bonds in Cayman reached $265 billion in March, which was up more than 30% from the same period last year and was the first time that the Treasu [...]

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Cayman fund manager to capitalise on global food shortage

Cayman fund manager to capitalise on global food shortage

| 24/03/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS Business): A new hedge fund which aims to capitalise on demand for environmentally sustainable food is being launched and managed from the Cayman Islands next week. Prairie Wind Advisors, which was established in Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) last year, will bring its Harvest One Fund to mark [...]

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Bermuda funds on fast track as cost creep clouds Cayman

Bermuda funds on fast track as cost creep clouds Cayman

| 16/03/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Bermuda’s new low-cost, fast track regime for hedge funds is gaining traction, while frustration builds over the growing cost and regulation associated with a Cayman launch. Although the numbers involved are quite modest, industry insiders remain concerned that cost and regulat [...]

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June deadline for Cayman EU funds passport

June deadline for Cayman EU funds passport

| 15/02/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands can expect a decision on its inclusion in the EU’s AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) Passport scheme by June, which, if granted, would secure future access to European investors for funds either managed or registered in Cayman. The funds i [...]

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Premier berates TV show at investment summit

Premier berates TV show at investment summit

| 11/02/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The controversies surrounding the recently broadcast BBC documentary about the Cayman Islands was at the heart of a speech delivered by the country’s leader at last week’s Alternative Investment Summit. With Cayman central to the success of alternative investment, Premier Alden McLau [...]

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Cayman hedge fund cancellations spike

Cayman hedge fund cancellations spike

| 29/01/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): The number of hedge funds registered in the Cayman Islands has fallen after cancellations more than doubled new authorisations in the final quarter of 2015, leaving Cayman’s hedge fund count sitting just below the 11,000 level, against a background of significant volatility in i [...]

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Financial industry waking up to scale of cyber threat

Financial industry waking up to scale of cyber threat

| 03/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Cyber security is fast becoming the number one global business concern, and with hedge fund managers seen as being particularly susceptible, a sustained attack on the industry could have a major systemic impact here, as experts warn that Cayman firms are already being targeted by [...]

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UBS defection to Ireland sparks fund flight concern

UBS defection to Ireland sparks fund flight concern

| 22/10/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Cayman hedge fund industry has come under attack again after a high profile fund structure redomiciled to Ireland, prompting claims that “hundreds” more will follow suit, alongside suggestions that Ireland is poised to capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding EU access fo [...]

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Cayman voted best hedge fund services jurisdiction

Cayman voted best hedge fund services jurisdiction

| 09/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Minister of Financial Services Wayne Panton said the Cayman Islands is now the preferred place for doing business, after being voted the Best Hedge Fund Services Jurisdiction at the 2015 Hedge Global Awards in

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Focus remains on governance in fund industry

Focus remains on governance in fund industry

| 17/12/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Corporate governance remains an important factor for investors in hedge funds, according to a report by offshore law firm Walkers. In their outlook report for 2015 the firm said that the legacy of investor experiences in the wake of the 2008 downturn has led to an inevitable [...]

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Experts debate fund industry outlook at seminars

Experts debate fund industry outlook at seminars

| 17/12/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): International law firm Walkers has completed another season of its series of investment funds seminars, which were held this year in New York, San Francisco and London. The Walkers Fundamentals seminars, ‘Everything Offshore – Funds in 2015′, drew over 60 [...]

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Cybersecurity future focus for fund managers

Cybersecurity future focus for fund managers

| 10/12/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Cloud computing and cybersecurity have become major concerns across the hedge fund industry for regulators as well as investors, according to EY’s 2014 global hedge fund and investor survey: Shifting strategies: winning investor assets in a competitive landscape.

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Walkers hosting ‘Fundamentals’ seminars in US and London

Walkers hosting ‘Fundamentals’ seminars in US and London

| 02/10/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Economics Editor, writer and broadcaster, Robert Peston, will be the keynote speaker in London next week for the Walkers Fundamentals Investment Funds seminar series, with a further two events in the series taking place in November in New York and San Francisco. Hosted by interna [...]

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