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Wear the Fox Hat

This edition of IPAF's newsletter comes from Caroline Hoare, one of the founders of IPAF. She asks you to consider the value of a good hat.....

If London is Batman, can Malta be Robin?

This edition of IPAF's newsletter comes from Brian O'Callaghan, resident in Malta.

Raising the standards of directors in Luxembourg

This edition of IPAF’s newsletter brings you news from Luxembourg. Frédérique Bouchet is IPAF’s Luxembourg-based panel director.

Swiss fund distribution regulations

This edition of IPAF’s newsletter brings you news from Switzerland. Sarah Caygill is IPAF’s Swiss-based panel director.

Cayman Developments

We bring you the first of our IPAF Bulletin. Each newsletter will bring you news from a different director from our panel. Following the opening of IPAF Cayman, we bring you news from Simon Cawdery in the Cayman Islands.

IPAF's new representative in Luxembourg

Following the recent opening of the IPAF office in the Cayman Islands, IPAF is now pleased to announce the appointment of Frédérique Bouchet as IPAF’s representative in Luxembourg. 

Frédérique is a former hedge fund COO and a veteran of the prime brokerage industry. Her areas of expertise are operations and risk management.  She joins the IPAF panel with effect from 1st November 2014 and her summary biography appears below.

The IPAF Group offers non-executive directors for hedge, real estate and private equity funds.  Each IPAF panel member has... read more...

A way to offer more substance in Cayman?

Q&A on Cayman Enterprise City

With the debate over governance vs substance set to run and run, hedge funds may want to consider the opportunities offered by Cayman Enterprise City.  This venture is designed to streamline the process for international businesses setting up operations in the Cayman Islands.

To give a better understanding we conducted a Q&A with Charles Kirkconnell, CEO, Cayman Enterprise City. See below for full interview.

 

  • What is Cayman Enterprise City and why is it unique?

The Cayman... read more...

IPAF opens Cayman office

The IPAF Group is delighted to announce the opening of an office in the Cayman Islands; IPAF (Cayman) Ltd will be operational with effect from 1st September 2014.

IPAF (Cayman) Ltd’s independent directors will offer the same services as IPAF (UK) Ltd: non-executive directors for hedge, real estate and private equity funds.  Each IPAF panel member has significant hands-on experience of working in the alternatives industry and has a particular specialist area of focus, including front office, regulation, legal, administration, operations, risk management, valuation and asset raising;... read more...

News from IPAF (UK) Ltd

Caroline Hoare and Stella Murrell, the executive directors of IPAF (UK) Ltd, are delighted to announce the addition of three new panel directors. 

Two of them are in Dublin:  Barbara Healy and Victoria Parry.   Nicola Meaden Grenham, also an Irish resident, is one of IPAF’s original panel members. This means that IPAF now has an extremely strong Irish team.

Barbara, former Global Head of Operations at JP Morgan HFS, is a chartered accountant with expertise in hedge fund administration and has significant experience of serving on fund boards.  Victoria, former Senior Legal... read more...

Views on Corporate Governance – as published in Kinetic Partners October 2013 bulletin

Corporate Governance has become a hot topic in the hedge fund industry and it is almost certainly about to become the next big thing for private equity and real estate funds.

The reason for this is not hard to understand. Having been a topic totally ignored for many years, its sudden discovery is like a religious conversion.  Now everyone is a believer.  The persecution of the old gods is in full swing and previous faiths will be outlawed.

Is this fair?  Well, up to a point, Lord Copper.  The industry norm for many years was to have (usually) two perfectly... read more...

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