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About the Funds Hub and our contributors
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.
The Funds Download: Episode six - Accessing the Asia market
In the sixth episode of our Funds Download podcast series, our host and the global head of Funds and Regulatory, Philip Graham, is joined by the head of Funds and Regulatory, Asia, Maggie Kwok, to share insights from the region.
The opportunity for ESG funds in 2021
Ignoring an awful lot of the current newsreels in the US right now, there is absolutely no doubt that recent victories by the Democrat candidates Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia have added to the political transformation we will see in 2021 and will ensure that President Joe Biden will certainly have an easier time enacting his agenda.
Offshore fund vehicles – A transparent guide to making the right choice to maximise your fund’s potential
One of the most common scenarios we encounter is a US-based manager who initially establishes a domestic fund to attract US taxable investors. With the performance going in the right direction, the manager begins to think about US tax-exempt investors, such as charities, pension funds and university endowments, as well as investors based outside of the US, who like the track record and want to invest.
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.
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.
The Funds Download: The seven hottest questions in the crypto space
In our final episode of the Funds Download season one, our host and the Global Head of Funds and Regulatory, Philip Graham, is joined by Partners Lewis Chong and Matt Taber and Associate Marc Piano, our in-house crypto experts. They consider the most frequently asked questions encountered in their extensive experience with guiding emerging managers in this industry.
The Funds Download: Episode nine - Disrupting the disrupters – The impact of distributed ledger technology and smart contracts in the Investment Funds industry
In the ninth episode of our Funds Download podcast series, our host and the global head of Funds and Regulatory, Philip Graham, is joined by Partner Matt Taber and Associate Marc Piano, to focus on how the FinTech evolution continues to provide a platform for serious innovation in the industry.
The Funds Download: Episode eight - The meteoric rise of Cryptocurrency
In the eighth episode of our Funds Download podcast series, our host and the global head of Funds and Regulatory, Philip Graham, is joined by Partner Lewis Chong and Associate Marc Piano, to discuss the hot topic of Cryptocurrency; how it has evolved, its recent resurgence and the essential role offshore jurisdictions play in supporting this dynamic industry.
The Funds Download: Episode seven - Unnecessary red tape or essential global standards? Regulation in the investment management industry
In the seventh episode of our Funds Download podcast series, our host and the Global Head of Funds, Philip Graham, is joined by the Head of our Regulatory and Tax Department, Aki Corsoni-Husain, to talk us through the global regulatory framework that all aspiring fund managers and service providers should be aware of.
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