NEWS

INNOVATION, CHALLENGES AND COMPETITION

Cayman Fund Magazine 2018 Roundtable

The dynamic landscape that is the Cayman funds sector with all its opportunities and challenges was debated by a panel of executives and politicians at the annual Cayman Funds roundtable hosted by EY. Regulatory changes, competition and the potential of cryptocurrencies were hot topics.

A DECADE OF INFLUENCE

Cayman Fund Magazine CIDA 10th Anniversary

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.

NEW AML REQUIREMENTS FOR CAYMAN

AML Officers for Cayman funds

No later than 30 September 2018, all funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands must appoint natural persons to serve as their Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer (“AMLCO”), Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”), and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“DMLRO”). This applies to all hedge and private equity funds, whether registered with CIMA or not.

OPALESQUE 2018 CAYMAN ROUNDTABLE

Cayman roundtable

Leanne Golding, Senior Vice President of Harbour, participated in the 2018 Opalesque Cayman Roundtable. The group examined a number of topics including risk based approach to AML/CFT, cryptocurrencies, emerging manager platforms, data protection and cybersecurity and growing use of advisory boards.

GDPR: THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL

Cayman Fund Magazine - GDPR

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation will have wide-ranging implications for the funds industry, as Philip Dickie and Tamarin Wilson from Harbour explain.

FUND GOVERNANCE

Fund Governance 3.0 © - Advisory Committees

Modern fund governance embraces a culture of best practice and fosters collaboration. Investors and managers have come to value the insight and advice that comes from experienced non-executive directors. Despite this there remains ample room for further improvement, taking fund governance to yet a higher level – version 3.0.

OPALESQUE 2017 CAYMAN ROUNDTABLE

Cayman roundtable

Christopher Bodden, Director of Harbour, participated in the 2017 Opalesque Cayman Roundtable. The group examined a number of topics, including an interesting shift in geographical regions for Cayman fund launches and how investment managers are having to find new and innovative ways to differentiate themselves through customization.

UNDER PRESSURE

The changing landscape of investment management fees

Many hedge fund managers would agree that raising and retaining capital in the current environment is extremely challenging.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

The power of image, as well as how to get it right

The right wardrobe can help you to project the right image, and allow people to see you the way you wish to be seen. Like it or not, your image can materially contribute to how you are perceived. Oft en that perception or first impression is quickly formed and difficult to change.