Category Archives: Offshore Funds

Throgmorton Hires Hedge Fund Tax Specialist

Throgmorton, one of the UK’s largest hedge fund accountancy and back office service providers, has announced a major hire in Neil Oliver, formerly a senior director with Ernst & Young and a tax consultant with over 20 years’ experience advising the investment management sector. Neil will facilitate Throgmorton’s efforts to expand its client base in the hedge fund, private equity […]

Cayman Islands Signs Tax Information Exchange Agreement with Germany

The Cayman Islands and Germany entered into a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) following a signing ceremony held on Thursday at the GIS Conference Room. The event was hosted by the Premier, the Honourable W. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP; the Premier also signed the agreement on behalf of the Cayman Islands. Germany’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Mr Jürgen Engel, signed the […]

Cayman Islands & Japan Agree on Tax Information Exchange

The Cayman Islands and the Government of Japan successfully concluded negotiations on a tax information exchange agreement following a meeting between the respective delegations held 13-14 May 2010 in London. The Cayman Islands delegation to London included the Honourable Attorney General, Samuel Bulgin QC; Chairman of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, George McCarthy; Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel, Langston […]

Cayman Islands & Australia Sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement

The Cayman Islands signed its fifteenth tax information exchange agreement with Australia on Tuesday, during a ceremony held at the Australian embassy in Washington, D.C. “The Cayman Islands Government is pleased to have signed this agreement with our Australian counterparts and we look forward to many years of cooperation between our two countries as part of our global commitment to […]

World Finance Exchanges & Brokers Awards 2010

London – The World Finance Exchanges and Brokers awards recognise the results of the top performing Brokers by region. Congratulations to the winners, a selection are listed. Western Europe Online Broker of the Year: DIF Broker (Portugal) Discretionary Brokerage of the Year: Investment Bank of Greece (Greece) Small Cap Broker of the Year: Neonet AB (Sweden) Eastern Europe Online Broker […]

The Cayman Islands and Netherlands Antilles Sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement

George Town, Grand Cayman – The Cayman Islands signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the Netherlands Antilles on 29 October 2009 whilst attending the CFATF Plenary, held in Curacao. The agreement, which is Cayman’s fourteenth, was signed on behalf of the Cayman Islands by Attorney General, the Honourable Samuel Bulgin, who was Cabinet’s authorised signatory. Mr Bulgin said: […]

Global Hedge Fund Summit: Date Change

Institutional Investor/Alpha Hedge announced today that their flagship conference, The Global Hedge Fund Summit, held each year in Bermuda, will take place May 2-4, 2010. The Global Hedge Fund Summit, now entering its 16th year, has been traditionally held in the Fall, but will now take place each Spring in Bermuda. Past keynote speakers have included industry legends and leading […]

Interest Re-engaged in African and MENA Hedge Funds

International investors are coming back to the African and MENA region, hedge fund manager SilkInvest said in their latest equities update, “Few international investors are actually invested so far, however, it now looks like more investors are getting off the bench.” It was reported that roughly 40% of the volume of the Dubai stock exchange was on the back of […]

Tax Information Assistance In Cayman Islands Extended to 20 Countries

The Cayman Islands Government today announced that it will provide access to comprehensive tax information assistance to 20 countries, including the majority of Cayman’s major trading partners. Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands and South Africa now join eight other countries afforded tax information assistance to OECD standards, with a “unilateral mechanism, which does not require a bilateral treaty.” “The Cayman Islands […]