Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments
Beyond the Tipping Point: IFCs, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and ICOs
  With any innovation, particularly one with the potential scale of blockchain, there are going to be early adopters, a growing mainstream, and those who embrace it only once a tipping point has been reached. (01/11/2018)
IFCs, ICOs and Blockchain: Time to Pay Attention
  IFCs are, to put it mildly, ‘at odds’ when it comes to cryptocurrencies. (31/07/2018)
Is Blockchain Barbados’ Next Innovation Strategy?
  Given both the exponential growth and potential uses of DLT, it is clear that this area presents substantial opportunities for Barbados to implement strategies to attract business in the financial marketplace in keeping with its aim to grow and expa (31/05/2018)
The BVI: The Premier Corporate Domicile
  Well regarded as a compliant and transparent jurisdiction, BVI Finance provide an overview of the jurisdiction's financial services. (01/03/2015)
Operational Enhancement: The Cayman Exempted Limited Partnership
  Joss Morris examines how recent revisions to the Cayman ELP legislation have improved the existing framework and showcase the jurisdiction's forward thinking mentality. (01/02/2015)
Luxembourg: Financial Evolution with Global Reach
  Paolo Panico considers the reasons behind Luxembourg's evolution into one of the world's premier financial hubs. (01/09/2014)
Hong Kong – Setting the Regulatory Standard
  With Hong Kong well known for it's innovative products and services, Susan Gordon examines how Hong Kong is setting the regulatory standard for other IFCs to follow. (01/05/2014)
BVI - Regulation ‘Right’
  Marianne Rajic discusses the BVI's success in both implementing AIFMD and preparing for FATCA, further evidence of why the jurisdiction is considered one of the most flexible and user friendly in the region. (01/11/2013)
Gibraltar and the AIFMD – Implications, Challenges and Opportunities
  Jon Tricker examines the challenges and opportunities that come with the new AIFM Directive, which presents great challenges for the industry, not least in ensuring its correct application across all affected parties. (01/08/2013)
Funds: Adapting to Ever Changing Market Conditions
  Oliver Godwin examines the Guernsey fund industry, where substantial growth over the past three decades has enabled a more sophisticated structure with which to establish investment funds, giving increased choice as to how to structure business. (01/06/2013)
AIFMD: Challenges Faced and Opportunities Provided
  Joe Truelove examines the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which has been a principal area of interest for Guernsey since details of the proposed directive were first made public four years ago. (01/06/2013)
Q&A with…Fiona Le Poidevin, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance
  In an interview with the IFC, Guernsey Finance CEO Fiona Le Poidevin looks at what sets Guernsey apart from other IFCs and how it continues to prosper in response to global demands. (01/06/2013)
Hedge Funds Feel the Regulatory Pressure
  Paul Farrell, Gayle Bowen and Catherine Fitzsimons examine the changing hedge fund landscape, with increased costs, transparency, liquidity and consolidations expected to shape the next few years. (01/06/2013)
Austria – A Perfect Hub for Investments into Europe and Africa
  Erich Baier discusses Austria’s suitability as a base for international investment into Europe and Africa, due to its location in the centre of Europe and its stable and predictable law system. (01/06/2013)
Due Diligence: Investigating the Investor
  In his latest column, L Burke Files discusses the process of due diligence investigations and explains why it is so important to do your due diligence on investors prior to disclosing information. (01/05/2013)
Malta: Stability through Adaptability
  Despite the adverse economic climate, Malta has seen considerable growth in its Financial Services sector, Camilleri Preziosi, examines some of reasons for this continued growth. (01/04/2013)
The Not So Strange Case of Tangerine Investment Management and Axiom Legal Financing Fund
  L Burke Files examines the curious case of Tangerine Investment Management & Axiom Legal Financing Fund and considers what we can all learn from it using the art, craft and science of due diligence (01/04/2013)
Bermuda – Strengthening its Regulatory Tools
  Karen Corless, David Doyle, Dawn Griffiths and Kent Smith discuss the legislative and regulatory developments in Bermuda and how they have developed from 2012. (01/02/2013)
Regulatory Evolution in the Cayman Islands
  Marc Parrott examines the constant efforts of the Cayman Islands to maintain its world-wide appeal to sophisticated financial industry participants by constantly evolving its regulatory system. (01/02/2013)
Jersey: Consolidating its Position as an IFC on the Global Stage
  Keith Dixon examines the Jersey finance industry which, in its sixth decade, continues to lead the way in offshore finance by constantly evolving its suite of services, products and practices. (01/01/2013)
A Fresh Look at Luxembourg
  Francis N Hoogewerf examines how Luxembourg has adapted to international regulatory developments enabling it to remain a premier financial destination for many years to come. (01/01/2013)
Hong Kong: Compliance Clarity on Sales of Investment Products
  Lam Wing Wo examines the regulatory requirements in Hong Kong affecting both corporate customers and investment products, which have been clarified by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (01/01/2013)
Anguilla’s Increasingly Prominent Role in International Finance
  Pam Webster, Webster Dryud Mitchell examines recent legislative developments in Anguilla that have put the jurisidiction on the map for financial services. (01/08/2012)
Luxembourg Complex Alternative UCITS & Specialised Investment Funds
  Daniel Richards, Ogier examines Luxembourg's fund industry from UCITS to Specialised Investment Funds. (01/07/2012)
Cayman Islands – Providing a Positive Contribution to the Global Economy
  Richard Coles, Cayman Finance examines the positive contribution the Cayman Islands provide to the global economy by preserving and protecting wealth. (01/06/2012)
Seychelles Flaunts its International Appeal
  Conrad Benoiton highlights the importance of choosing the right location for conducting business and examines the advantages of the Seychelles as an African trade hub. (01/03/2012)
US Real Estate Investment By Foreigners: Ownership Options
  With the US Real Estate Market still in a state of flux, Paula Jones examines the potential opportunities in the market and structures available for Non-Domiciled foreign investors. (01/02/2012)
Developments in Gibraltar’s Fund Industry 2011 / 2012
  James Lasry, Anthony Jimenez, and Peter Young examine recent developments within Gibraltar's vibrant fund industry. (01/01/2012)
2011: An Island’s Perspective
  Dr Antonia Zammit provides an overview developments within the Maltese financial world (15/12/2011)
An Active Year for Legislators in the Cayman Islands
  Julian Ashworth highlights recent legislative changes in the Cayman Islands with a focus on changes to fund legislation (01/12/2011)
St Vincent and the Grenadines – Seeking a Prosperous Future
  Bryan Jeeves examines the St Vincent and the Grenadines’ successful compliance with international regulations and how the SVG’s financial services sector may prosper from this in the future. (01/12/2011)
Bermuda Legislative and Regulatory Update
  Karen Corless, Dawn Griffiths, David Doyle & Kent Smith provide an update on legislative and regulatory developments over the past year in Bermuda. (01/12/2011)
Bermuda Stock Exchange – Building on its Reputation
  Greg Wojciechowski examines how the Bermuda Stock Exchange has built on its reputation and consolidated its world class reputation. (01/12/2011)
Caribbean Review 11/12
  The Caribbean Review featuring in-depth articles, commentaries on all the latest legislative and regulatory issues facing the Caribbean, now available online and in pdf format (01/12/2011)
A New Dawn for Caribbean IFCs?
  Anthony Travers highlights the success many Caribbean IFCs have had in implementing and adhering to international transparency standards and asks if the region can finally shake off the negative preconceptions. (01/10/2011)
Uses of Trusts in The Bahamas for Wealth Management
  Heather Thompson examines the use of the trust in The Bahamas as a wealth management tool and details the relevant legislation and the advantages on offer for those establishing trusts in the jurisdiction. (01/10/2011)
The Changing Roles of Family Offices: Family Agents, Financial Planners or Risk Managers?
  Corinna Traumueller considers how the role of the Family Office has changed as international wealth structures have become increasingly more complex. (01/09/2011)
Guernsey Primed for the Emerging Markets
  Peter Niven examines the Island’s rebound from the financial crisis and the steps taken to supplement business flows from the traditional UK and European centres with new streams from the emerging markets. (01/09/2011)
Custodians and the AIFMD – The Locusts vs the Termites!
  Peter O’Dwyer looks at the onerous depository rules being introduced in Europe and assesses how they are threatening the regions previously highly successful and popular funds regime. (01/09/2011)
The Irish Hedge Fund Sector and the Impact of the AIFM Directive
  Paul Farrell and Gayle Bowen explain how the AIFMD will provide a significant boost to Ireland’s investment funds industry, in particular to the already successful qualifying investor funds (01/04/2011)
Bermuda – A Hub for Hedge Fund Administrators
  Sarah Demerling considers the legislative and regulative bodies that have created the environment that offshore funds find so attractive in Bermuda (01/04/2011)
Jersey Rises to Economic and Global Challenges
  Wendy Benjamin considers how Jersey’s laws and regulations continue to address economic and political challenges and to support the island’s position in international finance (02/02/2011)
An update on the AIFMD – A Lot Done, More To Do
  Peter O’Dwyer brings us up to date with developments regarding the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (01/02/2011)
Legislative Certainty Cheers Buoyant Cayman Fund Industry
  Mark Lewis and Heidi de Vries from Walkers examine the expanding hedge fund industry in Cayman and the anticipated impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (01/01/2011)
Ireland’s funds industry boasts strong recovery
  Peter O'Dwyer looks at what made Ireland the fastest growing funds location in Europe (01/09/2010)
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive
  Peter O'Dwyer outlines the shortcomings of the AIFMD and the dubious logic of its chief detractors. (12/01/2010)
A New Dawn for Alternative Assets
  Ravi Bulchandani of Barclay’s Wealth reveals why he sees plenty of scope for optimism in the alternative investment industry in this in-depth review. (12/01/2010)
Hedge funds: The scapegoat or the solution?
  Many commentators have been quick to blame hedge funds for the current economic crises. Peter O Dwyer questions the creditability of some of these arguments and argues that, in fact, hedge funds could be part of the solution. (27/01/2009)
Alternatives: Opportunities abound if you know where to look
  Despite a difficult 2008, Ravi Bulchandani expects alternatives to continue to be a key component of portfolios in 2009. (15/01/2009)
Cayman Islands: Distressed funds adapt to survive
  After a challenging year for the hedge fund industry, Mark Lewis identifies the various techniques that can be applied to help the funds through this current storm. (06/01/2009)
Seychelles: Building on success
  Simon Mitchell analyses The Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Act 2008 (06/01/2009)
Super-locusts to the rescue! Recent hedge funds developments
  Peter O'Dwyer reports on how, at last, some regulators and politicians are beginning to recognise the positive role of hedge funds on the global economy. (20/01/2008)
  Barbara-Ann King reports on how HNW's are increasingly turning to alternative investments (10/01/2008)
The Cayman Islands: The good, the bad and the hopeful
  Mark Lewis and Guy locke examine the causes of the sub-prime crisis and despite this, report on a good year for Cayman’s hedge fund industry. (08/01/2008)
Seychelles: Making waves
  Simon Mitchell brings us up to date with legislative developments within the jurisdiction. (08/01/2008)
Gibraltar: A viable alternative
  James Lasry reports on the phasing out of Gibraltar’s tax-exempt company regime and the benefits that can now be obtained through the European Parent Subsidiary Directive. (01/01/2008)
The perfect storm – hedge funds in a time of uncertainty
  With the hedge fund industry now a huge force in the global economy and reliant on predictive models, Marcus Killick argues that appropriate legislation may be necessary and emphasises the need for offshore centres to enter the debate. (01/07/2007)
Hedge fund regulation and the SEC
  Peter O’Dwyer assesses the SEC’s attempts to regulate hedge funds in the US (22/01/2007)
The Cayman Islands:Thrive in the Islands
  Grant Stein charts the progress of the funds sector in the Cayman Islands (07/01/2007)