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Asia offers the Channel Islands huge potential
Friday 8 Jul 2011 | Sean Cheong
The Asian markets have become a target for firms based in the Channel Islands using a new alternative to the traditional trust, writes Sean Cheong of offshore law firm Collas Crill, who heads up the Jersey-based firm's new office in Singapore.
Cayman hits back at 'gloating' Singapore
Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Nicola York
The chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange has hit back at claims that the jurisdiction is losing business to Singapore. CISE's Anthony Travers says the suggestion from a Singapore trade...
Singapore 'following' the City of London
Wednesday 29 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
An influential City of London group has insisted that the capital will retain its crown as the world's pre-eminent financial capital, despite pressure from Asian jurisdictions such as...
'Deluge' of reforms prompts relocations
Tuesday 28 Jun 2011 | Andrew Hickley
Overlapping and "contradictory" EU and US regulations could see hedge funds move their operations to Singapore and other Asian and offshore destinations, KPMG has claimed. The auditing and...
Hong Kong's new funds regime in place
Monday 27 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
A switchover to a new regulatory regime for authorised funds and investment-linked assurance schemes in Hong Kong has been "completed smoothly", according to the country's securities...
Aima: Singapore's regulators 'sit and wait'
Friday 24 Jun 2011 | Will Henley in Singapore
Hedge fund managers coming to Singapore benefit from an "extremely light" regulatory regime, but headaches are around the corner thanks to the extraterritorial effects of Dodd Frank and the EU's AIFM directive, says Ho Han Ming of the Alternative Investment Management Association.
Why is Singapore a good place to do business?
Wednesday 22 Jun 2011 | Judy Lim
Global businesses choosing to base their international HQs in Singapore can benefit from its keen pro business regime as well as its network of 50 comprehensive double taxation avoidance agreements, writes Judy Lim, head of Russian investment bank VTB Capital in Singapore.
SVCA: Singapore is 'rolling out the red carpet'
Wednesday 22 Jun 2011 | Will Henley in Singapore
Singapore firms are "gloating" after attracting huge capital inflows as a result of political upheavals and regulatory clampdowns elsewhere around the world, asserts Raj Rajkumar, vice chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
Why would I want to work in Singapore?
Tuesday 14 Jun 2011 | Mark O'Reilly
With the benefit of low taxes, workers in Singapore's financial industry are able to enjoy a substantial disposable income. But there is much more besides to make the Asian destination an attractive work destination, writes Mark O'Reilly, Asia-Pacific managing director of recruitment firm Astbury Marsden.
Asian regulators hit back after US jibes
Monday 13 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
Asian regulators have hit back following American jibes that other national authorities may provoke a "race to the bottom" by not fully implementing globally agreed financial reforms. Regulators in...
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