Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Offshore Funds Blog: First Year in Review

The international press has picked up on many stories during the last twelve months; we’ve seen a bailout of Greece, an American Flag raised in Cuba, Leicester winning the Premier League in England and Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian battling to be the first one to break the internet.

Well we here at the Offshore Funds Blog very much hope they don’t succeed. As our loyal followers will know, we’ve been in existence since May 2015 and to help celebrate our first year, our clever people behind the scenes have pulled together a list of the top five most-read blog posts just in case you missed them first time around.

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What do I need to do to register my Section 4(3) Fund with CIMA?

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If you’ve decided that a section 4(3) Cayman fund is the best structure for your fund (see our earlier blog for an Introduction to Cayman Fund Products), you’ll need to register it with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) before you launch. The process is well established and fairly straightforward, involving your Cayman lawyers filing the following with CIMA via their online registration system.

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Hedge Fund China Summit in Shanghai

Hong Kong International Airport is a fine airport to be sure, but after five and a half hours sitting in the airport lounge, waiting for my delayed flight to Shanghai to depart, it was beginning to lose its appeal.

This was only the second time I had headed the two hours or so north from my home base of Hong Kong to the most populous city in the People’s Republic of China[1], and the first time had run like a military operation. This time certainly didn’t appear to be getting off to such a great start.

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And the winners are…

April was a good month for our investment funds lawyers with two major award wins. First the London team, led by Sean Scott, brought home the HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards, Best Offshore Law Firm – Client Service award, recognising Harneys’ commitment to client service. Next our Asia team, including fellow blogger Marc Parrott, was awarded Best Offshore Law Firm for Hedge Funds at the second annual Hedge Fund China Summit in Shanghai, recognising the Asia team’s continued expansion and expertise. It’s always good to win awards but particularly satisfying when they’re based on feedback from happy clientsAll in all, a proud month for us Harneys funds lawyers!

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