This table provides a basic comparison of key features of BVI and Cayman investment funds in areas including legal structures, types of funds available and regulatory issues.
There is little doubt that 2012-2013 is a period of significant change for the investment funds industry. Understandably, there has been a lot of attention given to the AIFMD, but there have been and will be other developments of considerable importance to the alternative investment funds market.
Alternative funds have for some time been anxious about how their business will need to change in light of the regulatory burden imposed by the forthcoming implementation in the UK of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. This white paper discusses the issues and risks involved.
This white paper offers a review and proposes methods of limiting non-financial risks within the European fund management industry which emerged during the 2007-2008 crisis and undermined the quality of the UCITS label.
The nature and investment profile of infrastructure assets and investment funds using infrastructure as an underlying asset are discussed. This white paper is designed to benefit the entire investment management community and help improve asset allocation and portfolio construction decisions.
This white paper provides an overview of the proposed European Venture Capital Fund Regulation, focused on encouraging venture capital financing. Set to come into force at the same time as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, all key implications are discussed.
An integrated trading and fund platform using the latest technology is one method of increasing effective performance. This article discusses options available for asset managers and investors alike, and how this may improve returns.
As cloud-based processing and data storage is embraced by hedge funds and fast becoming the norm, there are enormous opportunities. This case study looks at how Derivitec turned to Microsoft's hybrid offering as a solution.
As EU member states prepare to implement the AIFMD, third country non-EU jurisdiction Jersey is working to ensure it can continue to offer hedge fund professionals stability and flexibility. This article discusses how Jersey is meeting these challenges and what this means for funds.
Survey of 320 firms reveals continued influence of regulations and investor transparency demands on technology adoption
A recent survey was conducted of 320 hedge funds and alternative investment firms about operational and technology decisions. It found that Dodd-Frank regulations and other demands for transparency play a crucial role in which technology systems firms decide to adopt.