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  • 18 October 2018

    Is your Cayman fund compliant with the latest AML regulations?

    The Cayman Island Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) requires that all registered and licensed (“regulated”) and unregulated funds appoint a natural person, with the requisite knowledge and experience, to act as its Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer (“AMLCO”), Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”), and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“DMLRO”).

  • 25 July 2018

    Timing Voluntary Liquidations

    Where Cayman companies have naturally reached the end of their life cycle we recommend an early start to the dissolution process in order to avoid 2019 annual government, regulatory and service provider fees.

  • 12 June 2018

    Island a 'Global leader' in funds

    Kevin Smith, Director, Fund Services, explains why there are so many funds in Guernsey. To read the full article please click here.

  • 08 June 2018

    Captives in Bermuda - The Estera Perspective

    Janita Burke and Sarah Demerling, Client Directors, analyse the state of play in the jurisdiction’s captive industry and explain the services Estera offers.

  • 01 June 2018

    FATCA and CRS reporting deadline

    30th May 2018: The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) has extended the FATCA and CRS reporting deadline for financial institutions to complete their FATCA and CRS reporting up until 31st July 2018, without penalty, including late filing fees or compliance measures.

  • 26 April 2018

    Beneficial Ownership Registers

    The Cayman Islands Government has now released their final updated reporting schema showing exactly what information needs to be filed with the Competent Authority. Even Companies that are exempt from maintaining a Beneficial Ownership Register (“register’) need to declare that they are exempt and state which exemption is relevant to them, this is now also reported to the Competent Authority.

  • 23 April 2018

    New AML requirements for investment funds

    In late 2017 the Cayman Islands issued an amended Proceeds of Crime Law (“AML LAW”), Anti-Money Laundering Regulations and updated AML Guidance Notes (together “the Cayman AML Rules”).

  • 18 April 2018

    ILS is fast becoming a trusted, insititutional asset class

    Within the capital markets, there remain a large number of customers who are looking for unique opportunities in alternative investments. One such area that is proving popular is a viable alternative to traditional markets is the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, which, since the ’08 financial crash, has built significant traction among institutional investors keen to seek out yield in non-correlated assets.

  • 12 April 2018

    New EU data protection rules to have global impact

    The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been in the offing for years, will finally come into force in May this year, with the aim of unifying and strengthening data protection across Europe, and addressing the export of personal data outside the EU

  • 02 March 2018

    Cayman advisory: Country-by-Country (“CbCR”) Reporting

    As your Cayman fiduciary and administration service provider, we wish to notify you of a recent Industry Advisory, which was issued by the Cayman Islands Government Department for International Tax Cooperation, that affects Constituent Entities of Multi-National Enterprise Groups, namely the ‘Country-by-Country Reporting’.


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