Insight into the worldwide funds industry
The funds sector is integral to international financial centres. This section of the website provides cutting edge analysis of key developments in the international funds industry. This section examines the latest regulatory, product and service initiatives from all internatiional financial centres which operate funds industries.
The articles are written by leading experts in the centres and from the funds sectors. It provides exceptional insight into the major trends in funds management and comparative analysis of fund regimes worldwide.
CLICK on the links below to read the insight of leading practitioners and industry analysts.
This section provides up-to-the-minute guides to consultation exercises on key topics in the fund environment in our core markets
Carey Olsen provides a definitive summary to the Jersey expert fund regimes
James Lasry, head of funds at Hassans, provides a summary of the growing funds industry in the jurisdiction
Diverse opinions from leading authorities on the funds market from international financial centrs worldwide. Read the thoughts of experts on key topics and trends
June 4, 2009 - The Jersey Financial Services Commission has published a consultation paper on prospectuses for collective investment funds issued with a certificate under the Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1988. At the moment regulations relating to the contents of prospectuses are split between the Collective Investment Funds (Unclassified Funds) (Prospectuses) (Jersey) Order 1995 and the Companies (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2002 depending on whether the fund is constituted as a company or a unit trust, and whether it is open-ended or closed-ended.
Jersey is a world renowned centre for fund establishment, administration and management, Jersey is home to a wealth of professionals including law firms, accountants, auditors, administrators, custodians and banks, each with considerable experience in the establishment and day-to-day administration and management of hedge funds and hedge fund businesses.Jersey is a well regulated jurisdiction (it has recently been placed on the OECD's white list of jurisdictions surveyed in implementing internationally agreed tax standards).
Jersey has a long history of serving the international financial services industry, demonstrated by the specialist knowledge and experience available from the island's lawyers, accountants, brokerage houses, international banking institutions and administrators. In particular, the island is targeting efforts to attract fund service businesses and develop itself as a European centre for funds activity, says Tom Amy of Volaw
Craig Fulton, Conyers Dill & Pearman in Cayman, says that the healthy bank lending to fund of funds has now moved to incude private equity funds. Fulton describes the points at which funds need funding and why the banks are keen to access this market. Unlike hedge funds, private equity funds generally do not require that their investors invest their monies into the fund from the initial launch. Instead, investors are required to commit to investing up to a set amount of money in the fund over the investment period of the fund.
Matheson Ormsby Prentice reviews key Irish investment fund vehicles
The Jersey Funds Association outlines the unregulated funds regime
International law firm Ogier outlines the BVI investment funds regime
Bill Gibbon, of Volaw, describes how ICCs have developed in Jersey
The birth of Jersey's unregulated funds regime is described by respected law firm Voisin
Jonathan Tonge, head of funds at international law firm Walkers, examines the hedge fund industry in Cayman
Appleby, the international law firm describes the regulatory environment for collective investment schemes