Engaging Alternatives

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Articles May 04, 2018 GDPR: How Asset Managers Can Comply By May Deadline

The European Union has issued the General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR” which imposes strict data protection requirements on firms established in the EU as well as on all firms that control or process European personal data.

Articles May 03, 2018 Considerations for Establishing an Investment Fund in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is recognized worldwide as an international financial center and is the jurisdiction of choice for the establishment of offshore hedge funds. Some important factors to consider when setting up a hedge fund are outlined below.

Articles May 03, 2018 Alternative Investment Industry Outlook for Q2 and Beyond

With the first half of 2018 almost behind us, hedge fund investors and managers alike are anticipating more volatility looking ahead, will continue to succumb to fee pressures and are positioning their portfolios accordingly.

Articles February 28, 2018 The Evolving Regulatory Framework: Are Virtual Currencies Securities or Commodities?

Regulators continue to grapple with how to oversee blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Financial services firms will need to consult legal counsel to determine whether their activities implicate securities laws.

Articles February 28, 2018 Private Equity Expense Allocations

The SEC has shined a light on how private equity fund managers are treating direct and allocated expenses. Due to these recent SEC orders, private equity managers should revisit their existing best practices methodologies and compliance manuals.

Articles February 23, 2018 The Benefits of Establishing Fund Management Companies in Singapore

Singapore is a global innovation hub and ranked as the most innovative economy in Asia, and 7th in the world. Globally, Singapore is also ranked 4th by the Global Financial Centres Index 22. Here are the key benefits of a Singapore fund management c…

Articles February 23, 2018 Alternative Investment Industry Outlook for Q1 and Beyond in 2018

Following a positive 2017 for both hedge funds and private equity, investors globally, including various institutions, family offices and high-net-worth individuals, are on track to continue allocating to alternative investments this year.

Articles February 23, 2018 Limitation on the Deductibility of Net Interest Expense

One of the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that may have a profound impact on the world of finance is the far reaching limitation on the deductibility of net interest expense (IRC 163(j)). The new limitation applies much more broadly.

Articles October 19, 2017 Alternative Investment Industry Outlook for Q4 and Early 2018

Following sustained interest in hedge funds , the industry experienced an uptick in new fund launches during the quarter. And further, not surprisingly, the demand for lower fees amongst LPs continues to be the new norm.