Between regulations, technology, Brexit and other factors, it’s obvious the investment environment is changing—but how remains less clear. Barry O’Brien of U.S. Bank Global Fund Services tells Cayman Funds about these topics and how they might affect the future of hedge funds.
The hedge fund landscape remains as dynamic as ever as firms adapt to the changing demands of clients. Leanne Golding and Kevin Huys of Harbour examine some of the key trends likely to shape the industry in 2020 and beyond.
The funds industry continues to innovate and embrace change as it keeps pace with increasingly dynamic investment markets and global economic uncertainty. All this plus the implications of economic substance regulations were among the topics discussed by a panel of experts at a roundtable hosted by EY.
The influence of the Cayman Islands Directors Association continues to grow, representing a united voice for funds directors and playing a key role in consultations around regulation. Cassandra Powell, its president, tells Cayman Funds about its latest achievements and plans.
Cayman’s strength has always been the healthy dialogue between the authorities and industry, something the Cayman Islands Funds Administrators Association is keen to ensure endures the tests of time, says Timothy Rossiter, the body’s chair.
As Cayman Islands-regulated funds post solid growth numbers, Russell Burt, chairman of AIMA Cayman, reflects on a period of landmarks for the sector, including avoiding another blacklist.
Tax neutrality is often misunderstood and its nature confused by misunderstandings and misinformation, but its importance cannot be overestimated in supporting global flows of capital and investment financing, says Jude Scott of Cayman Finance.
Recent statistics point to a steady growth in overall assets managed by Cayman-based funds and are a clear demonstration of the Cayman Islands’ continued prominent position as an important global financial services centre, according to Cindy Scotland of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
The Cayman Islands government continues to review and enhance its funds regime to maintain its competitiveness, says the Hon Tara Rivers, JP, MLA, Minister for Financial Services and Home Affairs.
The Cayman Islands Directors Association, a rising force on the Cayman Islands for several years, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. Cassandra Powell, its president, tells Cayman Funds about its achievements in 2017 and its plans for the year ahead.