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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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Choosing the optimal fund domicile in the wake of Brexit

Choosing the optimal fund domicile in the wake of Brexit

by Justin Partington, Group Fund Solutions Leader, SGG

16 months after the Brexit referendum and 7 months since the triggering of Article 50, it is hard to argue that the future has become any more certain. Hard or soft Brexit, transitional period or not – these are seemingly philosophical questions being grappled with in a dark room in Brussels…

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A bright future for private equity in Latin America

A bright future for private equity in Latin America

by Bas Horsten, Managing Director, Market Leader Caribbean & Latin America

Fund administration companies can play a vital role in delivering PE benefits for the region. These are exciting times for the global private equity industry, with 2017 set to be a record-breaking year for fundraising, with two of the largest ever funds having closed within the last four months, and with capital available for deal making at record levels.

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Navigation support in an ocean of constraints and uncertainties

Navigation support in an ocean of constraints and uncertainties

By Pascal Rapallino, Group Family Office Leader.

More and more wealthy families are losing confidence to sail in an ocean of regulatory changes and uncertainties for their investments.

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The LP’s view: 2018 and beyond

By Alex Barr, Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments.

With 2018 rapidly looming, the opportunities for private equity investors remain diverse, though the outlook for returns probably comes with more caveats and macro challenges than this time in 2016.

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Future-proofing fund compliance

Future-proofing fund compliance

By Justin Partington, Group Fund Solutions Leader, SGG.

The fund industry is currently subject to a myriad of regulations, including Ucits, Mifid and AIFMD amongst others, which pose significant challenges for compliance.

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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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