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Channel Islands Funds Quarterly Update: Q2 2021

1. Pan-Channel Islands developments 1.1 Economic substance regime now extended to partnerships 1.2 The International Stock Exchange reports a record number of Q1 listings 2. Jersey developments 2.1 Self-managed funds must satisfy the economic substance test – Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 2021 2.2 Changes made to Funds Business fee rates 2.3 Disclosure requirements for sustainable investment aim to combat greenwashing 2.4 Duty of supervisory body to use a risk-based approach 2.5 Investment in lawful cannabis industry is now permitted 2.6 First quarter fund statistics 3. Guernsey developments 3.1 Revisions to Private Investment Fund rules 3.2 Three new consultation papers on the Revision of Laws Project 3.3 De-regulation of Non-Guernsey Scheme regime 3.4 First quarter investment statistics 3.5 Finance sector code of corporate governance

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The Open Championship tees up new AI fan engagement

With Hawk-Eye in tennis, Hot Spot in cricket and pass completion percentages in football, 18 months into a global pandemic, it was inevitable that sports have continued to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance live experiences for its fans.

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12 checkpoints for a successful DMS implementation

Switching a document management system (DMS) can feel a lot like taking on Mt Everest. And while the change process is not for the faint of heart, the dividends it pays can place you—and your firm—on top of the world.

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