Sunday, January 20, 2019
Financial services need a strategy

Financial services need a strategy

Cayman needs to adopt a greater sense of urgency to address the two most recent threats to the financial services industry.

PwC makes case for cruise project

The authors of a business case analysis of the controversial cruise port project say their reports show that building two piers is, in economic terms, the “preferred option” for the Cayman Islands.

Cayman’s newest law firm puts two more ‘women in business’

Cayman’s newest law firm is three months old, and its two female founders cite former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama as inspiration for a venture they hope will “change up the corporate game.”

Women draw power from conference

Colored lights painted the walls in the Marriott Beach Resort ballroom in a hue one might expect to encounter in Barbie’s Dream House. It seemed not only an acknowledgement of gender stereotype, but a reclaiming of the brand. After all, the Next Gen Inspire 2017 women’s business conference was all about presence and power.

Investment summit: ‘Hedge funds are not dead’

Hedge fund investments have been described as failing many times before, so the suggestion that the industry is dead or in decline is an “alternative fact,” according to Mark Yusko, CEO and chief investment officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management.
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A solution for de-risking?

Government officials and industry professionals have long stressed the importance of regulatory compliance for their firms and for the wider financial services industry in the Cayman Islands.

Could academies work in Cayman?

The jury is still very much out on the success of the English academy system, which officials are looking to possibly replicate in Cayman.

South Sound, Seven Mile Beach property ‘on fire,’ inland still lags

The consensus appears unanimous: Real estate brokers say things are great, and anyone checking out the market must agree that they are.

Stunning setting for seasonal celebrations

The Cracked Conch Restaurant and Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar & Grill, located right on the waterfront in West Bay, give you a huge variety of party options for this year’s Christmas bash,

Behind the scenes, Maritime Authority excels in yachting industry

Tucked away on the third floor of the Government Administration Building, the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands does much of its work out of the public spotlight.

Giving back: Invested in the community

In the business world, corporate social responsibility, or CSR for short, has become standard practice. A broad term, it essentially sums up the good-will efforts a company makes in the communities where it operates.

The Non-Profit Organisations Law: Key considerations for charities

The Cayman Islands recently implemented legislation which will have serious implications for charities operating in the Islands.

Regulatory: OfReg battles 18 months of challenges

When the Utility Competition and Regulation Office, known as OfReg, was formed in early 2017, it was touted as a “one-stop shop” regulator for telecommunications, electricity, petroleum and water.

Investors move from hedge funds to private equity

Private equity is the most likely asset class that institutional investors are going to allocate more capital to.

Tourism looks for big 2016 spend, but sees security concerns

The general mood related to tourism is upbeat and the statistics support it: arrivals are rising, construction is proceeding, employment is set to expand, and while economic recovery feels wobbly, optimism is guarded and hope springs.

Prime broker relationship is one of many challenges for hedge funds

Regulations have a direct impact on prime brokers’ ability to finance and maintain hedge funds assets on their balance sheet.

Legally Speaking: Where justice requires confidentiality

The principle of open justice requires that justice must literally be seen to be done. But there are occasions when openness of court proceedings will be at odds with the requirements of justice.

Electric future: CUC plans radical shake-up of energy sources

Cayman’s energy market will need to see a radical transformation over the next two decades to meet the ambitious goals outlined in the first National Energy Policy passed last year.

Uncertainty remains despite new economic substance rules

Substance legislation passed by lawmakers in December 2018 has laid down the parameters for the way Cayman is responding to pressure by the European Union to reform its tax regime, but many questions remain about the economic impact of the new framework.

Utilities – between license negotiations and new revenue streams

The boardrooms in Cayman’s private-sector providers of water and electricity anticipate 2015 with some excitement as they watch fuel prices drop, license negotiations progress and new revenue streams develop.
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