July 31, 2015
Cayman Finance welcomes ESMA statement

Following a Cayman Finance statement issued on 10 July 2015, Cayman Finance is pleased to see yesterday’s release from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announcing that they are moving forward with assessments and recommendations in regards to the extension of the AIFMD Passport to non-EU AIFMs and AIFs. “We are happy to see this formal recommendation process started, […]

July 31, 2015
Ministry of Financial Services AIFMD Update: ESMA Issues Its Initial Set of Recommended Countries

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) today issued its initial set of recommended countries for the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport. Of the more than 40 jurisdictions that ESMA is expected to assess in relation to the passport extension, to date it has assessed six. ‘The Advice concludes that no obstacles exist to the extension of […]

July 30, 2015
Cayman’s Financial Services in Focus

Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott recently sat on a panel at a Leadership Cayman seminar to discuss the Financial Services Sector in the Cayman Islands. For more information, visit the Cayman Islands Monetary Association and download it’s July quarterly newsletter.

July 28, 2015
Cayman introduces opt-in AIFMD regime

The Cayman Island’s Government has published two draft bills which create regimes to allow managers to opt-in to reporting consistent with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) requirements. The bills will make changes to both the Mutual Funds Law (MFL) and Securities Investment Business Law (SIBL). The regimes will regulate both EU connected funds and EU connected managers which […]

July 15, 2015
Cayman Finance thanks director Dan Scott for exemplary five year service

Cayman Finance today issued a statement thanking director Mr. Dan Scott for playing an instrumental role in growing the reputation of the Cayman Islands during his more than five years of service on the Cayman Finance board. “It has been a privilege to have served on the board of Cayman Finance and I am extremely proud of what has been […]


100 Women in Hedge Funds -Get to Know Us – Networking Event

Get to know the 100 Women in Hedge Funds (Cayman) members and find out how to get more involved across the three pillars of the association; Education, Philanthropy and Peer Leverage.

Date: September 3, 2015
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Location: Anchor & Den, Marriott Beach Resort
West Bay Road, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands


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Mourant Ozannes’ International Trusts & Private Client Conference 2015

The conference will look at topical issues affecting the world of international wealth management.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Date: October 2, 2015

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DMS 5th Annual Offshore Investment |Funds Summit

DMS Offshore Investment Services Brazil is hosting the 5th annual Investment Funds Summit in São Paulo to provide an insight into the opportunities and challenges for fund managers, family offices and pension plans to set up offshore structures.
2015 Panel Topics

Compliance Updates: Discussion Focused on International Regulation and Trends

How to Access Offshore Markets: Insights on Offshore Jurisdictions, Investment Diversification and Regulatory Considerations

Global Investor’s Appetite for Brazilian Managers and Products: Considerations for Managers Seeking to Raise Capital

If you have any questions about the program or would like to register your interest in speaking, please contact Francine Balbina

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2015 Hedge Funds Care Cayman Benefit

Location: Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman
Time: 6pm
Date: November 21, 2015

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November 5, 2014
A real solution or a not so well thought out political statement that may backfire?

Written by Gonzalo Jalles British Prime Minister Cameron eloquently announced the end of beneficial ownership secrecy, and has been pushing for a public central registry of beneficial ownership which seems to be getting traction in the legislative process in the UK. However, the proposed law has received considerable criticism from jurisdictions like the Cayman Islands. Cayman is being asked to […]

September 30, 2014
Alibaba and liberty

A Chinese company wishes to raise capital in the US. The US investors wish to invest in the Chinese company. The Chinese regulators do not allow the company to sell shares directly into the US markets, so the company creates an entity that, while it does not hold the assets of the company, has a right to all future cash-flow […]

September 17, 2014
Small Wonder?

Delaware has more registered companies than people. Less than 0.3% of the US population and two-thirds of the 500 largest US companies call the State their home. Yes, it is a small wonder, but I can’t help think – what is the big wonder? A President that continues to attack other nations for more reasonable tax-management practices than those happening […]
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