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  • LatAm fund industry: the benefits of outsourcing

    The Latin American investor market is evolving. Looking at markets from Miami to São Paulo, advisers, wealth managers, fund selectors and institutional investors are all witnessing the same change: Latin American investors are opening up to new investment opportunities and approaches as regional GDP continues to rise.

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  • Blockchain and Private Equity: a marriage made in heaven?

    Blockchain is the “buzzword” of 2018 but does it have any real use and purpose in relation to private equity? Blockchain is growing in popularity across multiple industries with new applications emerging, but in reality what are the potential benefits for private equity managers in embracing this new technology?

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  • Luxembourg strengthens its regulatory regime as it prepares for Brexit

    Luxembourg is well established as the second largest funds domicile globally, after the US, with a record number of assets under management (AUM) of over EUR 4 trillion. As we edge closer to the Brexit deadline of 30 March 2019 with still a lot of uncertainty for the funds market, Luxembourg’s regulatory body Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) has been ahead of the curve in demonstrating that the country is open for business and bolstering its regulatory regime to further enhance its position on the global stage.

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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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INSIDE VIEW: Singapore - the new home for global funds?

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by Udit Gambhir, managing director for Asia for SGG Group

With a new fund structure designed to appeal to alternative asset managers, Singapore is laying the foundations of a prosperous domestic industry, says Udit Gambhir of SGG Group.

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Luxembourg introduces new rules on immigration to attract foreign capital

By Pascal Rapallino, Group Private Clients Solutions Leader, SGG Luxembourg

Luxembourg, as a leading European financial centre, has a long history of attracting foreign workers. A new law on immigration has been introduced in 2017, which aims to strengthen the
economy through bringing in foreign capital and improving the mobility of both workers and investors.

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Amendments to the Regulatory Regime for Venture Capital Managers

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By Amit DHUME and Bill JAMIESON, Partners at Colin Ng & Partners LLP

As part of the government’s drive to attract more Venture Capital Managers (“VC Manager(s)”) and venture capital funding into Singapore and to stimulate the growth of entrepreneurship and innovation, and more specifically the startup scene in Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) has simplified and shortened the authorisation process for VC Managers.

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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 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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