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Bermuda offers economic investment and residential certificates under new policy

Under Bermuda’s new Economic Investment Certificate and Residential Certificate Policy, non-Bermudian individuals who invest at least $2.5 million in the island receive the right to live in Bermuda along with a path to long-term residency after a period of five years. Unlike previous policies, successful applicants also receive automatic approval to work. The new policy […]

Trusts: The devil is in the detail

For trustees and those operating in the private wealth sector, it is likely that recent events will accelerate and exacerbate existing challenges and trends. As such, there is no better time to review governing documents, corporate governance procedures and succession planning to ensure that they are fit for purpose.

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Q&A with Nate Gemmiti, chairperson of CIRCA

The Cayman International Reinsurance Companies Association (CIRCA) was founded earlier this year to promote the interests of commercial reinsurers in the Cayman Islands and to work collaboratively with all stakeholders in the expanding segment of the Cayman Islands financial industry. Nate Gemmiti, the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Knighthead Annuity & Life Insurance Company and Chairman of CIRCA, talks about the state of the reinsurance industry in the Cayman Islands.

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Spanish legal regulations on Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) (Inversión Extranjera Directa) involves the transfer of capital by economic entities from one country to another country, with the intention of establishing businesses or subsidiaries there, as well as acquiring or obtaining a relevant shareholding in foreign companies.

British Virgin Islands – Voluntary liquidations for first half-year companies

As annual British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) Registry fees are now payable for those BVI companies that were incorporated or registered in the first half of the year, it is time to start planning the liquidation of those entities that have reached the end of their life cycle, to ensure that unnecessary Registry fees are not incurred.

Cayman Islands alternative investment fund structuring and regulatory considerations

The article considers the range of vehicles available in the Cayman Islands for alternative investment fund (“AIF”) structures designed for financial institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and (U)HNWs (as opposed to retail investors), as well as the legal and regulatory considerations that may influence the structure of an AIF.

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