Funds Set Up in Major Financial Hubs in the Middle East
Despite the instability in the global economy, the Middle East market continues to thrive.
International Financial Reporting Standards and Frameworks – explained
Global economies become more interconnected by the day, especially with increasing cross-border transactions and the flow of international capital.
Setting up a Dutch BV: What are the requirements and process?
Choosing an appropriate legal entity is crucial when establishing a business.
What is the KSA RHQ program?
In February 2021, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia introduced the Regional Headquarters Program (RHQ) to attract multinational corporations (MNCs) to establish their regional bases in the country.
Bolder Insights: Trends in Compliance this 2024
In the financial landscape, recent years have seen an increasingly extensive list of compliance requirements as imposed by both local and international regulators.
The next big thing in fund management this 2024
We continue to see the rapid evolution of the financial landscape this year.
Crypto Market Outlook in 2024
Following the significant events that led to the crypto winter in 2022, 2023 also had its fair share of highs and lows – mainly seeing an approaching normalisation (some might even say, the mainstream acceptance) of crypto, as well as regulatory crackdowns and developments in the digital assets market.
Is it time to switch to a new corporate administrator?
Bolder Insights: Key ESG trends in 2024
Each year, ESG is becoming an increasingly important aspect of businesses.
Private Wealth Management: How it affects UHNWIs
Increased personal and business wealth and multigenerational transfer of wealth continue to fuel the wealth management industry’s long-term growth potential.
What makes Luxembourg funds attractive to US fund managers
Luxembourg fund vehicles are an ideal choice for US fund managers looking to enter the EU market and access global investment opportunities.
How to set up a foundation company in the Cayman Islands
The enactment of the Foundation Companies Act, 2017 introduced a new form of corporate vehicle in the Cayman Islands – the foundation company, a type of exempted company.
Singapore: a key destination for Thai investors
For globally oriented firms and investors, selecting a low-tax, business-friendly jurisdiction like Singapore to invest in has taken precedence.
The administrative functions of a family office
For wealthy families, establishing a family office or availing of the services of a family office manager or administrator is a way to sustain their wealth, minimise investment risks, improve and diversify their portfolio and ensure the wealth will be passed on smoothly to the next generation.
Overview of the common fund structures in Singapore
Singapore has various fund structures to set up: limited partnerships, VCCs, private limited companies and unit trusts.
The role of investor relations in fund management
Fund administration is a vital aspect of investment management.
The role of governance in private wealth management
Private wealth management and governance strategies are becoming more pertinent to UNHWIs and their family offices.
Why South African investors should do business in Mauritius
Mauritius is drawing an increasing number of South Africans considering moving abroad to set up a company.
What makes a comprehensive estate plan?
Wealth management is a complex and extensive advisory service involving holistic approaches to accomplish long-term financial goals.
Is it time to voluntarily liquidate your solvent Cayman Islands company?
Cayman companies should consider to voluntary liquidate their companies to ensure sufficient time to complete the process before 2024.
The stages of the fund life cycle
Asset managers have diverse options when launching a fund, depending on their risk appetite, investment objectives and portfolio.
In Asia, Singapore and Hong Kong lead the family office industry
What is the Corporate Transparency Act and its impact on US entities
In January 2021, the United States Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was passed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Are crypto assets back to being ‘investible’?
Cryptocurrencies, the most well-known type of crypto asset, have been around since the early 1980s.
How to set up a company in Nevis: Structures, requirements, benefits
Nevis, an island located in the northeastern part of the Caribbean, is popular in the business world for its favourable taxation and asset protection regulations.
How new Florida law affects real estate foreign buyers and owners
Recently, the Florida Legislature approved Senate Bill 264 (SB 264), and on 8 May 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed it into law.
PE investment funds: a focus on Asia
Private equity (PE) funds in the Asia-Pacific region have been facing a significant shift since last year.
Understanding Section 110 Formation in Ireland
Ireland is a leading jurisdiction in Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) formation for the following reasons: Bolder Group previously published an article on the company incorporation process in Ireland, which provided details about different available company structures in the country.
Why you should not ignore Compliance
Compliance implies that a business follows all relevant rules and laws.
An overview of the Amended MAS Code on Collective Investment Schemes
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) amended the Code on Collective Investment Schemes (Code) on 9 March 2023, following section 321 of the Securities and Futures Act (the SFA) (Cap.
A guide on ICOs and Cryptocurrency in the British Virgin Islands
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have gained momentum as a favoured fundraising method for businesses seeking to secure capital in the form of cryptocurrencies, tokens and virtual assets.
Investment funds set up in Mauritius: benefits, structures and requirements
In the past few years, Mauritius has positioned itself as a leading jurisdiction for setting up investment funds and businesses in the African and Indian Ocean region.
What you should know about EU’s DAC 7
With a more digitalised economy over the recent years, the DAC 7 (or 2021/514 Directive) extended the scope of the automatic exchange of information (EOI) between the tax authorities of member states.
The financial services industry amid the stormy seas: the way forward
Covering a broad range of service offerings — from insurance, wealth management and advisory to hedge funds and digital currencies — the financial services industry has seen different trends and challenges.
Securitisation in Luxembourg, explained
In this article, we discuss the key points of the securitisation law in Luxembourg and what interested investors need to know.
What is the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act?
The European Union is implementing a significant new regulation for the financial sector.
Ireland – a jurisdiction for Section 110 Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs)
Ireland is a prominent global jurisdiction for SPVs.
An overview of doing business in the Philippines: culture, laws and other tips
With the Philippines’ services sector leading the way, commercial activity is increasing, resulting in valuable opportunities for market entrants interested in doing business in the country and neighbouring states.
The emerging VC and PE investment in Africa
The African financial sector has been active in the last 25 years; and thanks to digitalisation in the more recent years, emerging financial institution startups in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Madacasgar have been enjoying a smoother access to the global financial market.
Mauritius and its tax treaties with 17 African countries
Mauritius, a small island country along the eastern coast of Africa, is globally known as one of the leading financial and business hubs in the African region.
A brief overview of EU’s PSD2
The European Commission introduced the Directive 2007/64/EC or Payment Services Directive (PSD) in 2007 to regulate the payments industry through a single payment market in the European Union (EU).
Understanding GDPR and its impact on KYC
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018.
Entering Asia? Here’s why you should set up a company in the Philippines
In this blog, we discuss the advantages of setting up a company in the Philippines.
Planning to set up a business in Mauritius? Here’s an overview
Classified by the World Bank as an upper-middle-income economy and the wealthiest African country per capita, Mauritius is one of Africa’s financial centres.
The fast-growing relationship between ESG and PE Funds
Private equity (PE) funds continue to be an attractive investment vehicle for institutional clients and high income and net worth individuals.
The different types of legal structures in Spain
One of the most crucial things to consider when starting a business in Spain is the type of company you want to establish.
ESG Updates for 2023
The Sustainable Finance Action Plan establishes a framework regulation in the EU (European Union) for the financial services and investment management sector to facilitate and accelerate the flow of capital from private investors to sustainable projects and businesses.
Singapore – a global business hub and Asia’s Switzerland
Singapore is considered to be one of the leading business hubs, not only in Southeast Asia, but also in the world.
How to start a business in Ireland: structures, requirements and laws
Ireland is a great place to live and start a business.
2023 Compliance challenges to prepare for in the financial services market
Compliance across industries covers a variety of concerns.