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Hedge funds allocate $59bn to responsible investment globally

Cayman Islands, Global, US08-06-2018

Hedge funds globally have allocated at least $59 billion to responsible investment (RI), according to a survey by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of the alternative investment industry, and the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS).

Think big from day 1

Cayman Islands26-04-2018

Escalating compliance costs and the need to hit the ground running with an infrastructure capable of attracting institutional investors are the biggest operational challenges for new fund launches in the current climate.

Independent directors still uncomfortable with cryptocurrency funds

Cayman Islands25-04-2018

Cryptocurrency funds and initial coin offerings (ICOs) are exploding in popularity in the Cayman Islands. The GAIM Ops Cayman conference, which is taking place this week at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman, devoted a significant amount of time on the agenda to this hot market, but for independent directors looking to get comfortable with these funds, there is still a great deal of work to do and some big questions to answer.

AIMA publishes paper on impact of Brexit on alternative managers

Europe, UK, US11-04-2018

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative asset managers, has published a position paper entitled ‘Brexit and Alternative Asset Managers: Managing the Impact’.

Butterfield completes acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s non-US trust business

Cayman Islands11-04-2018

Butterfield has completed its acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s Global Trust Solutions business outside of the US. The portfolio consists of some 1,000 trust structures for approximately 900 clients.

AIMA signs MoU with China asset management body

Cayman Islands30-01-2018

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Insurance Asset Management Association of China (IAMAC), a self-regulatory organisation for China’s national insurance asset management industry.

Hedge funds globally on track for 12 consecutive months of gains

Cayman Islands, Global19-12-2017

Hedge funds globally were up 0.24 percent during the month of November, with 2017 year-to-date returns coming in at 7.19 percent. What’s more, they are on track to post 12 consecutive months of gains in an annual year for the first time on record since 1999, according to the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index.

Global alternative assets under management swell to almost $6.5tr

Global09-08-2017

The world’s largest 100 alternative asset managers saw assets under management increase by 10 percent in 2016, rising to $4 trillion, according to the 2017 edition of Willis Towers Watson’s Global Alternatives Survey.

IOSCO publishes papers on liquidity risk management

Cayman Islands11-07-2017

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a consultation paper titled Recommendations of Liquidity Risk Management for Collective Investment Schemes, which seeks to address structural vulnerabilities arising from asset management activities.

OECD details progress towards a fairer international tax system

Cayman Islands11-07-2017

Countries are making major progress towards the goal of creating a fairer and more effective international tax system, including increasing efforts to close down loopholes, improve transparency and ensure that multinational enterprises pay tax where they carry out their activities, according to a new OECD report.

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