Cayman AML Regulation: Deadline Update

This week the much anticipated Cayman AML Regulation was updated as CIMA issued a notice regarding the deadlines for compliance. How does this impact you? Regulated Funds Funds that are registered with or licensed by CIMA are still required to appoint the relevant AML Officers by 30 September, 2018. Notification of these appointments to CIMA…


Apex Heaped with Praise in 2018 Global Custodian Survey

    The Apex Group has once again outperformed in both the Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Administration Survey’s.   Extract from the Hedge Fund Survey: Apex has attracted more responses than any other provider in the survey. That alone is tribute to a consistent strategy, faithfully executed, and a string of acquisitions, successfully…

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The Integration Game: How we are combining several acquisitions

The Apex Group’s Global Head of Integrations, Chris Mulhern, was interviewed by Global Custodian, Editor, Jon Watkins, about the transformational string of acquisitions made over the past year: No fund administrator has made more acquisitions since the start of 2017 than Apex Fund Services. Christopher Mulhern, global head of acquisition integrations discusses the process of…

Understanding PE's impact on the economy

Understanding PE’s impact on the economy

The Channel Islands’ stability and depth of expertise continues to see them placed at the forefront of the private equity funds industry. However, there are few industries that evoke the sort of strong feelings that characterize perceptions about private equity. Fortunately, a significant body of academic research helps demystify the industry and provides an objective voice in the debate.

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Dissecting ESG: Ethics and Profitability

There are a wide spectrum of ethically focused investment strategies around, various ways of referring to them and a lot of acronyms… Divesting, ESG, Negative Screening, Shareholder Activism, Shareholder Engagement, Positive Investing, Impact Investing, SRI, Ethical Investing, Faith based Investing, Norms-based Investing, Values-based Investing, Thematic investing, Philanthropic investing…the list goes on. Environmental, Social and Governance…

Fundraising trends in a strong and polarised market

Fundraising trends in a strong and polarised market

The year 2017 has been another record year for fund raising, with global fundraising levels exceeding those preceding the global financial crisis. This trend has been strongly contributed to by a number of mega funds which are getting larger fund by fund and are often oversubscribed. In the mid-market, however, there have been a few notable failures of fund managers to gain momentum in their fund raisings, even where their track records have been reasonably strong.