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Bridgewater was most successful hedge fund of 2018

Cayman Islands14-02-2019

Bridgewater Associates again topped the list of the best performing hedge funds in 2018, according to the latest annual ranking by LCH Investments, in what was a tough year generally for the industry.

Hedge funds must be more transparent and creative: Willis Towers Watson

Cayman Islands14-02-2019

Hedge funds remain a valid part of institutional investment portfolios, but they must also adjust their structures, be more transparent about fees and be more creative around the products they offer, according to a report by Willis Towers Watson.

Cayman can drive reinsurance sector by setting itself apart: CAIS 19

Cayman Islands11-02-2019

The Cayman Islands has the potential to grow its reinsurance sector and set itself apart in terms of its offering and regulatory regime, a panel of experts told delegates at the annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), being held in Grand Cayman this week.

Investors will push diversity but those that embrace it will reap rewards: CAIS 19

Cayman Islands11-02-2019

Investors are increasingly paying close attention to the issue diversity and fund managers are having to respond by adopting new strategies and approaches in their own organisations – but those that get it right are also reaping the rewards, Alfred Fichera, global head of alternative investments at KPMG, told Cayman Funds Magazine.

Accepted framework for ESG would drive rapid change: CAIS 19

Cayman Islands11-02-2019

So-called impact investing represents a natural evolution from environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards and will play an increasingly central role in the alternative investment sector especially once a framework or set of standards is developed for how to measure it, Tony Cowell, partner KPMG and chairman of CAIS 19, told Cayman Funds Magazine.

Investors mull tokenising real assets to create liquidity: CAIS 19

Cayman Islands11-02-2019

The conversation around blockchain has evolved with investors much more interested in other potential uses of the technology as opposed to its application to the development and use of cryptocurrencies Tony Cowell, partner KPMG and chairman of CAIS 19, told Cayman Funds Magazine.

Millennial investors drive demand for ESG investments: CAIS 19

Cayman Islands08-02-2019

Investors increasingly want their investment managers to embrace environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in the way but exactly what this means and how it should be applied is still inconsistent, a panel of experts told delegates at the annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), being held in Grand Cayman this week.

Cryptocurrencies represent largest fiscal policy experiment in human history: CAIS 19

Cayman Islands07-02-2019

It is unrealistic to expect the world to grasp the enormity of the potential of cryptocurrencies, which explains their fluctuation in value, but there is no doubting their long-term importance, a panel of experts told delegates at the annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), being held in Grand Cayman this week.

Blockchain will enable the decentralised economy: Animal Ventures founder at CAIS 19

Cayman Islands07-02-2019

Blockchain will play a central role in the way economies work in the future by enabling increasing decentralisation and lowering uncertainty in how we trade, Bettina Warburg, co-founder, Animal Ventures, told delegates at the annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), being held in Grand Cayman this week.

Investors drive better diversity but recruiting, retaining women is a challenge: KPMG report

Cayman Islands07-02-2019

Institutional investors in the alternative investments industry are driving efforts to improve gender diversity at the funds and portfolios they invest in, but recruiting, retaining and advancing women is still the biggest challenge, according to KPMG’s sixth Women in Alternative Investment’s report: The Call to Act.

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