The latest update to the Cayman Islands Anti-Money Laundering Regulation is impactful. It means that Cayman funds need to act, and they need to act fast.
The Channel Islands’ stability and depth of expertise continues to see them placed at the forefront of the private equity funds industry. However, there are few industries that evoke the sort of strong feelings that characterize perceptions about private equity. Fortunately, a significant body of academic research helps demystify the industry and provides an objective voice in the debate.
On May 14th the Council of Europe adopted a directive strengthening the EU Rules to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. Dubbed the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, it will amend directive 2015/849 and aims to further enhance transparency and controls in the wake of a number of terrorist attacks in Europe in 2016.
There are a wide spectrum of ethically focused investment strategies around, various ways of referring to them and a lot of acronyms… Divesting, ESG, Negative Screening, Shareholder Activism, Shareholder Engagement, Positive Investing, Impact Investing, SRI, Ethical Investing, Faith based Investing, Norms-based Investing, Values-based Investing, Thematic investing, Philanthropic investing…the list goes on. Environmental, Social and Governance…
The year 2017 has been another record year for fund raising, with global fundraising levels exceeding those preceding the global financial crisis. This trend has been strongly contributed to by a number of mega funds which are getting larger fund by fund and are often oversubscribed. In the mid-market, however, there have been a few notable failures of fund managers to gain momentum in their fund raisings, even where their track records have been reasonably strong.
GDPR. The regulation making waves across all industries is going to have a particular impact on the asset management space. Fund managers and service providers alike must fully understand what is required from them with regards to data management. Download our GDPR Fundamentals Brochure for a guide to GDPR in the asset management space.
Global Investor interviews Apex Group’s Deputy CEO, Srikumar T.E. about the need for Shadow NAVs
With Growing Complexity And Shifting Regulatory Demands, Hedge Fund Administrators Grow To Survive.
The consumption of data has never before been greater, in the next hour alone we will generate 8.5 billion emails, over 43 thousand new websites, and 144 million Google searches. What does this mean to the asset management industry?
Apex Fund Services’ John Bohan speaks to Finance Dublin on the company’s clear intent to become one of the largest fund administration companies globally.