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  • Brexit questions to Habiba Boughaba, Group General Counsel

    Brexit has left UK asset managers worrying about the distribution of their funds into the EU. Will it be a complete apocalypse on the 29 March or are there solutions available to alternative asset managers?

    In the case of a “No-Deal” Brexit, there will be a number of solutions available to alternative asset managers, and the latest communication from European and national regulators has confirmed that the impact of a “No-Deal” Brexit would be mitigated for UK asset managers.

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  • UK Private equity: building momentum during Brexit uncertainty

    By J.P. Harrop, Group Head of Sales, SGG

    The UK private equity industry has just emerged from a remarkably successful year. But these triumphs are being put at risk by the UK’s current Brexit uncertainties. Up until now, the UK private equity (PE) sector – like much of the economy – has been in a state of ‘phoney war’ since the referendum; much of this due to the seemingly endless political trials and tribulations unleashed since June 2016.

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  • Asian Frontier Markets: A discussion with GPs and LPs on their potential and risks

    Where do we stand when it comes to exploring frontier markets in Asia, and what will it take for commercial LPs to feel more comfortable with them? Furthermore, how far up the risk scale should investors go in the chase for returns – are some markets simply a frontier too far?

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Our blog articles

Why do so many funds fail to raise capital?

Why do so many funds fail to raise capital?

by Edward Simpson, CEO Finscoms

In a world where regulation has pushed towards a more uniform playing field, Communication plays a key role in a funds’ success. The top 10% of best performing funds are successful because communications are an important and proven part of their strategy.

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The Alternative Investment Funds regime in India: Regulating for Growth

By Udit Gambhir, Managing Director SGG Asia

Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) are a relatively new phenomenon in India, but they are already making their mark on the investment landscape as a viable alternative to traditional investments in mutual funds and portfolio management services. Recent regulatory changes are set to prepare the AIF industry for substantial continued growth over the years to come.

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Exclusive interview with Roger Hartmann, one of the prestigious speakers at the upcoming SGG Crossroads conference

Roger Hartmann

In this exclusive interview, Roger explains what has inspired him to be one of the speakers at the inaugural SGG Crossroads conference and the importance of the financial industry of having a strong compliance framework.

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Robo-advisors, the new wave in FinTech

Yvar de Zwaan, Senior Business Development Manager, SGG Netherlands.

FinTech has ushered in a wave of disruption in financial services, and robo-advisors have now become a reality in wealth management.

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PRIVATE EQUITY: A panacea for financing African Infrastructure?

PRIVATE EQUITY: A panacea for financing African Infrastructure?

By Justin Partington, Group Fund Solutions Leader, SGG Group

What contribution can Private Equity make to the financing of infrastructure in Africa?

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Articles of interest

Cryptocurrencies: how do we strike the right balance?

Andreas Slabber, Client Manager, SGG Netherlands.

There is a great buzz around cryptocurrencies currently, and wide speculation about how these will revolutionise payment and banking systems of the future.

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The revamped EuVECA Regulation – changes and perspectives

By Renaud Graas, Avocat à la Cour.

The purpose of this note is to highlight the changes brought by Regulation 2017/1991 to the EuVECA Regulation and try to put those changes (and the EuVECA Regulation generally) into perspective.

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Mauritius

Mauritius ranked 1st among Sub Saharan countries in the Doing Business 2018 report

Mauritius was ranked 1st among the Sub Saharan countries and 25th overall in the Doing Business Report 2018 published by the World Bank.

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