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The Offshore Funds hub is dedicated to demystifying offshore investment funds: why investment managers use them and how they work. We also write about the latest offshore funds news from the BVI, Cayman, Cyprus, and Luxembourg. It's written by lawyers, but we try to keep it interesting anyway.

Contributors

Philip Graham
Philip Graham
  • Philip Graham

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Lewis Chong
Lewis Chong
  • Lewis Chong

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Vanessa Molloy
Vanessa Molloy
  • Vanessa Molloy

  • Partner
  • Luxembourg
George Weston
George Weston
  • George Weston

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands

Funds market in China: divergence in an age of convergence

The market for US dollar (USD)-denominated funds in Greater China has undergone rapid transformation. Professional services providers have been grappling with the impact of a flurry of new laws and regulations, while fund managers have suddenly found themselves overwhelmed by choice. This has led some to question whether market convergence has finally led to the creation of a level playing field for all jurisdictions, or whether in fact this is the beginning of widespread divergence in the fund market industry.

Philip Graham

It would be harsh to judge fund manager performance this year

Here is a way to start an article like no other; what a fantastic year 2020 has been. The obituary of the hedge fund industry has been written many times, but for some, it was written in indelible ink in 2008 following the financial crisis. Commentators blamed the industry for its part in the global collapse, notwithstanding the fact that a huge majority of fund vehicles during that time were actually victims themselves. Ignoring the huge layer of red tape that subsequently encased the industry, this wasn’t actually the largest cause for concern.

Philip Graham

The Hong Kong OFC. Maybe, Maybe Not?

There has been a lot of talk over the last year or so about the Hong Kong government initiative to introduce an open-ended fund company vehicle, and to make changes to taxation laws, with the aim of allowing for Hong Kong domiciled hedge funds. Will these changes really entice Hong Kong based hedge fund managers to set up funds in Hong Kong?

Philip Graham