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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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Fund managers can be a positive force for sustainability

By Renaud Oury, Group Sales and Marketing Director, SGG Group

The European Commission has proposed making ESG part of a fund manager’s fiduciary duty. Renaud Oury, deputy managing director and market leader of SGG, details the recommendations.

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RAIF: bringing speed and flexibility to the Luxembourg funds toolkit

By Renaud Oury, Group Sales and Marketing Director, SGG Group

While Luxembourg is small in size, the Grand Duchy punches well above its weight when it comes to domiciling global funds.

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Amsterdam: Europe’s Silicon Valley for Fintech

Amsterdam

By Luc Hollman, Managing Director SGG Netherlands

Amsterdam is often dubbed as Europe’s Silicon Valley of Fintech, for good reasons. With a strong financial sector and a fast-growing ICT ecosystem, Amsterdam offers a winning combination and a high rate of adoption of new technologies which makes it the perfect breeding ground for FinTech companies.

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Corporate governance considerations for fund managers

Corporate governance considerations for fund managers

by Simon Witney, Special Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Just over four years ago, I embarked on a research project looking at corporate governance in private equity-backed companies. When I started to talk to industry insiders about the project, a surprisingly high number quipped: “That won’t take long!”

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Netherlands: Summary of 2018 Tax Plan

Netherlands: Summary of 2018 Tax Plan

by Renaud Oury, Group Sales & Marketing Director, SGG Group

International investors with a Dutch structure may be impacted by proposals under the 2018 Tax Plan published by the Dutch Ministry of Finance on 25 September 2017, along with the national budget.

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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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