Luxembourg day

APEX CELEBRATES NATIONAL DAY IN LUXEMBOURG

Apex celebrates National Day in Luxembourg. The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg is the leading centre for Investment Funds in Europe and the second only behind the United States. The reasons behind this are not only a result of its strategic geographic location (with a multilingual and multicultural essence that supports Fund Distribution) but also Luxembourg’s economic and…

The Private Fund Limited Partnership: A New Fund Vehicle for the UK

The Private Fund Limited Partnership: A New Fund Vehicle for the UK

The PFLP is designed solely for private funds, and aims to create a more flexible vehicle for private equity, infrastructure and real estate fund managers. When compared with the existing UK limited partnership vehicle (which will continue to be available) the PFLP is less burdensome administratively, reducing the number and content of filings that are required. The PFLP also offers investors greater certainty in relation to their limited liability.

Apex CIS

FUND SPOTLIGHT: APRIL 2017

Welcome to the April edition of the Apex Capital Introduction Services Fund Spotlight delivering the latest market information including statistics around fund launches, top fund performers and information on live opportunities. New Funds Spotlight This months new fund spotlight is dedicated to a fund who specializes in the Mekong Region which covers an area of over…

Who needs CRS reporting?

Who needs CRS reporting?

Any financial institution, resident in a Common Reporting Standard (CRS) participating jurisdiction* will be required to carry out the due diligence processes for identifying reportable accounts held by a participating jurisdiction person and to report certain financial information to its local tax authority.

Apex CIS

FUND SPOTLIGHT: MARCH 2017

Welcome to the March edition of the Apex Capital Introduction Services Fund Spotlight delivering the latest market information including statistics around fund launches, top fund performers and information on live opportunities. New Funds Spotlight There often appear to numerous amazing FX strategy stories circulating round the hedge fund industry; with an abundance of prop accounts…

BEPS – How safe are Private Equity Structures in the Channel Islands?

BEPS – How safe are Private Equity Structures in the Channel Islands?

As a result of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Agenda published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), countries have been introducing domestic legislation to implement the recommendations aimed at coherence, substance and transparency between revenue authorities across the globe. We have identified five key questions, which Private Equity managers should be considering in regards to the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Agenda.

Dublin

MOVING TOWARDS THE PAPERLESS OFFICE

Apex’s European Managing Director, John Bohan, talks to HedgeWeek about advancing technologies and their impact on the Irish funds industry. The Irish Government is keen to embrace the FinTech revolution as is evidenced by its IFS2020 strategy for International Financial Services, which aims to create 10,000 new jobs in the IFS sector by 2020. One…

Money on the clothes line

DO FUND MANAGERS NEED A MONEY LAUNDERING REPORTING OFFICER (MLRO)?

Managing Director for Apex Cayman, Rayal Bodden, talks to HedgeWeek about MLRO requirements in Cayman and the importance of this role for fund managers. As global asset management groups increasingly adopt digital platforms to connect with counterparties and investors in today’s knowledge-based economy, the risks of cybersecurity threats are rising. Funds of all shapes and…

Jumping fish

TRENDS: LARGER MANAGERS SWITCHING TO INDEPENDENT ADMINS

HFMWeek (HFM): What are the main reasons for moving from institutional to global independent providers? Are there any trends which you are experiencing? Ashmita Chhabra (AC): Larger asset managers are now starting to actively review their administrator relationships. This new focus largely stems from business uncertainty as the market continues to witnesses bulge bracket investment…

Calculating

DELOITTE ALTERNATIVE LENDERS REPORT 2016

In March 2016 Peter engaged the services of Deloitte Debt Advisory to raise £40m of debt to create a liquidity event for Apex’s shareholders via the share repurchase. Whilst this is common practice for private equity, providers of debt are more sensitive to funding liquidity events in owner managed businesses. Peter explains his reasons for…