Guest Contributors

An introduction to Cayman Private Equity Funds (DMS)

Guest contributor: Amber Ramsey – Executive Director, DMS The Cayman Islands are the world’s fifth largest financial center and the pre-eminent offshore jurisdiction for private equity fund formation. It has been a natural choice for institutional investors and fund managers, for several reasons: Regulatory environment – Its government and its regulator, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), have worked continuously with international authorities to ensure that the Cayman Islands is trusted as a well-regulated, cooperative and transparent jurisdiction. Tax neutral – it works transparently

Luxembourg: what’s driving success? (Carne)

Luxembourg: what’s driving success? The preferred European jurisdiction for private equity and private debt investment structures Guest contributor: Luc De Vet, Carne Group, European Alternative Investment Funds Leader   Introduction Luxembourg holding and finance vehicles have been used for many years in structuring investments in private equity and private debt (hereafter together referred to as “PE”). Over the past 5 years, the number of investment funds investing in PE and establishing in Luxembourg has grown significantly. What has caused this growth? There are various factors of