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EU Luxury Market: Compliance Challenges to Expect 

What compliance challenges can market players in the EU luxury sector expect amidst the evolving regulatory landscape?

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What attracts LATAM investors to Spain’s real estate market? 

In this article, we discuss what makes Spain a hotspot for LATAM real estate investors.

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Changes to Wtt 2018 proposed to the Dutch Congress

In May 2024, the Finance Committee of the Dutch Congress tackled a bill proposing changes to the Wtt 2018. Read our latest blog.

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Singapore to implement mandatory climate reporting from FY2025

In February 2024, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) issued additional details on mandatory climate reporting for listed and large non-listed entities in line with the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), a global accounting standards body.

BVI Economic Substance Act: What you need to know
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BVI Economic Substance Act: What you need to know  

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) introduced economic substance legislation, the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, as amended (the “ESA”), which requires legal entities in the BVI that engage in relevant activities to report and maintain economic substance.

UBO register in the Netherlands: An overview
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UBO register in the Netherlands: An overview 

In a letter published by the Dutch Minister of Finance in April 2024, the minister provided an update on the Dutch Register of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (the UBO register).

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The advantages of doing business in Benelux 

In this article, we discuss the benefits of doing business in Benelux and the investment opportunities in the region. 

Getting to know the red flag indicators in the EU luxury market
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EU luxury market: the players and red flags

As a hotspot for money laundering activities in the region, the EU’s luxury goods sector is taken into the spotlight amid the expanding AML/KYC regulations in the bloc.

COSMIC: MAS’s new digital platform against money laundering
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COSMIC: MAS’s new digital platform against money laundering 

On 1 April 2024, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the launch of COSMIC (Collaborative Sharing of Money Laundering/TF Information and Cases).

BPO: Why EU companies should consider the Philippines
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BPO: Why EU companies should consider the Philippines

When a business grows, its costs and requirements for human resources will usually also increase.

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Business set up in Saudi Arabia – what you need to know

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) is one of the most well-known markets in the Middle East.

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A deeper look into the AML rules covering the EU luxury market

Money laundering has been a continuing threat in society and global economies, especially with the advancement of globalisation and digitalisation in the financial landscape.

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Business operations services: An overview of our operational support solutions 

Amid an increasingly shifting political, social and economic landscape, the Netherlands remains an economically vibrant country.

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What you need to know about the new Swiss Limited Qualified Investor Fund (“L-QIF”)

In December 2021, the Swiss parliament voted to adopt the draft law amending the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (“CISA”) and introducing a new fund category, named the Limited Qualified Investor Fund (“L-QIF”).

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FAQs: Starting a business in the Netherlands 

In the 2023 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking published by the World Competitiveness Center, the Netherlands ranked number 5 among 64 economies measured for their global competitiveness.

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Tech, Finance and Bolder Solutions

Amid changing regulations and the evolution of the financial landscape, service providers must harness the potential of technology and maximise the opportunities that it offers.

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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 Reporting and Accounting Standards
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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.

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Setting up a Dutch BV: What are the requirements and process? 

Choosing an appropriate legal entity is crucial when establishing a business.

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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.

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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.

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The next big thing in fund management this 2024 

We continue to see the rapid evolution of the financial landscape this year.

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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.

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Is it time to switch to a new corporate administrator?  

What should you look for in a corporate administration solutions provider? Let’s discuss what you need!

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Bolder Insights: Key ESG trends in 2024 

Each year, ESG is becoming an increasingly important aspect of businesses. Here are the key ESG trends in 2024.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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The role of investor relations in fund management

Fund administration is a vital aspect of investment management.

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The role of governance in private wealth management

Private wealth management and governance strategies are becoming more pertinent to UNHWIs and their family offices.

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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. We discuss in this blog why.

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What makes a comprehensive estate plan? 

Wealth management is a complex and extensive advisory service involving holistic approaches to accomplish long-term financial goals.

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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.

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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.

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In Asia, Singapore and Hong Kong lead the family office industry

Singapore and Hong Kong are the leading centres for family offices in Asia — what makes these countries attractive to global family offices?

US Corporate Transparency Act
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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.

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Are crypto assets back to being ‘investible’?

Cryptocurrencies, the most well-known type of crypto asset, have been around since the early 1980s.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why you should not ignore Compliance

Compliance implies that a business follows all relevant rules and laws.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.