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AML watchdog in EU

New AML watchdog in EU set to take a closer look at crypto sector

Combating the flow of dirty money is a complex problem that has existed for a while.

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Open-ended funds administration in Luxembourg: What you should know 

Luxembourg has become a top performer in the alternative investment fund sector in recent years.


What you should know about Cayman Islands fund administration

The Cayman Islands – a top funds centre The Cayman Islands, a group of islands located in the Caribbean Sea, is considered to be one of the leading financial hubs internationally.

US crypto tax reporting

What you need to know about crypto tax reporting in the US 

Virtual currency transactions, including through cryptocurrency, in the US are taxable, just like any other kind of property.

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Surviving a recession: the best funds to invest in during an economic turmoil

The recession caused by the pandemic affected not just the world economy but also other financial systems, especially investment funds.


Here’s why you should be doing business in Luxembourg 

A small Western European country, Luxembourg (officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg), is one of the most alluring business hubs in the region.

fund administration in Hong Kong

The role of fund administration in Hong Kong’s diverse fund industry 

The thriving fund management industry in Hong Kong requires the need of fund administration services.


Why set up a VCC in Singapore: key features

Since its official launch in January 2020, over 400 Variable Capital Companies or VCCs have been set up or re-domiciled in Singapore.

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Everything you need to know about the Beneficial Ownership Register in UK, Switzerland and the Caribbean 

Understanding the disparities in beneficial ownership laws in different jurisdictions is necessary for compliance.


Cryptocurrency in Asia: a brief overview

Three countries from Asia ranked the highest in terms of cryptocurrency adoption: Vietnam, India and Pakistan.


ESG: The social factor

The ESG social factor is considered the ‘middle child’ of the three pillars.

UBO register in Asia

UBO Register in Asia: The rules of Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines

Current regulations highlight the trend toward UBO transparency.


Fund administration, explained

Fund administration, an industry that has grown significantly over the years, is worth USD8 billion to USD 12 billion.

UBO register

What you need to know about UBO Registers in the US, Netherlands and Luxembourg 

Companies and other legal entities need to register at least one UBO.


Stricter cryptocurrency regulations in Hong Kong await players and VASPs

Here are the key points you need to know about the new cryptocurrency regulations in Hong Kong under the AML/CTF (Amendment) Bill 2022.

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The UK’s Economic Crime Act 2022: What you need to know

On 15 March 2022, the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act received royal assent which would help the UK combat economic crime.

foreign market entry

Things To Consider Before You Enter a Foreign Market 

Foreign Market Entry is basically introducing your company to new markets by selling your product or service in a different country.

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Breaking barriers: What fund administration firm Bolder Group does best 

Bolder Group, as a fund administration firm, offers solutions for private and corporate clients in thirteen locations worldwide.

fund administration service in Egypt

The rise of VC, PE in Egypt and the role of fund administration 

With a fast-growing economy acting as a crossroad for businesses, there is a great need for fund administration in Egypt.


Global Fund Administration Services: Key Trends

The global economy has experienced colossal shift, due to Covid.


KYC Mistakes That You Can Avoid

KYC mistakes may result in income loss and brand damage.

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Making sense of ESG ratings

Elon Musk calls ESG ratings a scam; and while ESG is not exactly the way he described it, the billionaire has a point.


Strategic Philanthropy: the business of giving and receiving

Strategic Philanthropy is a unique way to connect a company’s marketing aims with the desire to improve the well-being of mankind.


Crypto may soon be taxed in the Philippines, where a new admin is taking over 

To help pay off a record-high national debt, the current Philippine administration proposes imposing taxes on crypto transactions.


What is the EU’s Debt-Equity Bias Reduction Allowance (DEBRA)?

On 11 May 2022, the European Commission published an EU Directive proposing a debt-equity bias reduction allowance (DEBRA).


Stablecoin in spotlight: After steep decline, G7 calls for tougher crypto regulations

Following the epic crash of the algorithmic stablecoin Terra Luna, G7 calls for swift and tougher crypto regulations.


From billions to cents: how did Terra Luna crash, and what’s next?   

At one point, the Terra Luna blockchain was valued at $40 billion.


More than a year after Brexit, firms seek space in the Netherlands 

The warehouse space in the Rotterdam port started expanding due to the influx of Brexit companies seeking to distribute from the Netherlands.


Want to invest in cryptocurrency in the Philippines? Here’s some useful info 

Where to trade and the regulations: things to keep in mind if you plan to invest in cryptocurrency in the Philippines.


On the rise: why and how to set up a family office in Asia  

In this blog, we talk about how to set up a family office in Asia and the benefits of doing so.


KYC in Switzerland, and how crypto and tech changed the Swiss due diligence process

What are the standard requirements to comply with the process of KYC in Switzerland? Find out in this blog.


Want to start a business in the Netherlands? Here are 5 reasons to go for it! 

There are many reasons to start a business in the Netherlands—strategic commercial location, workforce and … find out more in this blog.


Global Ripple: Let’s talk about the Russia-Ukraine War and the Financial World 

In this blog, we talk about the Russia-Ukraine war and the financial world; and how the conflict sows crucial changes in the global economy.

Registering a UBO in the Netherlands

Registering a UBO in the Netherlands – a detailed guide

How do you register your company’s ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) in the Netherlands? We walk you through the process in this guide for local and foreign businesses in the Dutch country.


Succession planning for businesses

Let’s discuss about succession planning, why it is important, and what the steps are when choosing a successor.

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Bolder Women in Finance: Women’s Month celebration 2022

#Breakthebarrier with Women in Finance.

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War in the age of crypto: In times of unrest, what role do digital assets play?


What exactly is NFT?

An NFT is an equivalent of a digital asset like an image, a video, a meme, a gif, etc.


ESG niches: What makes a green portfolio?

Climate change, human rights and diversity are some of the biggest ESG niches.


How the US tax crypto

With roughly 59 million Americans who own some form of crypto, the IRS has begun sending letters to virtual currency owners advising them to pay back taxes and file amended returns as part of tax compliance beginning in 2019.


AML Compliance: The risks of poor practice and what not to miss

An oversight in your AML compliance procedures may lead to trouble.


Crypto exchanges and digital compliance

KYC in crypto laws and its updates are made to secure the financial structure that digital assets hold on to.


Washing, cashing: the lost coins, treasure men and money laundering in cryptocurrency

How does money laundering in the cryptocurrency ecosystem work? Let’s talk about tumblers, treasure men and high risk crypto transactions.


KYC and AML in Asia: From a legal lens

Find out the key AML, KYC rules in Southeast Asian nations.

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AML, KYC regulations in the EU: The Union’s war vs. illicit finance

AML and KYC regulations in the EU differ from each jurisdiction.

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ESG in Cryptocurrencies

In the know: Understand how cryptocurrencies and ESG go hand in hand in these times; Is Crypto ESG-friendly?; and how do you mind crypto with sustainability in mind?  This blog discusses the take on ESG and Cryptocurrencies, two recent booming concepts in the finance industry.

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KYC policies in the Americas: Vet now, bet later

Know Your Customer policies differ in each jurisdiction.

bolder blog: money laundering in the art market

The art of money laundering and money laundering in the art market

Art deals may be discreet, but the problems in money laundering in the art market is no secret.


Dissecting the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (DAC 8) and its impact on crypto

The EU Commission is regulating transparency in crypto through the Directive on Administrative Cooperation.

Bolder Understanding KYC

Know the risk, know the clients: Why KYC is a crucial security layer for FIs and investors

Know Your Customer or KYC is a process that protects investor interest and advisor reputation.