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Substance Board oversight in the Fund sector

Substance

November 13th, 2018

When I was growing up substance tended to have other connotations to what it has become today in Financial Matters.

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Begging Bowl for Pensions

Thoughts for 2018 and beyond

January 12th, 2018

Anyone who is investing is not going to do so just for a year so these are some of my key thoughts that dominate my own thinking in where to invest.

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Alibaba Singles day 2017

Alibaba Singles Day 2017

November 17th, 2017

For the uninitiated 11/11 is described in China as Singles Day. The date representing single people in Chinese characters. Alibaba has developed this day to create the biggest under reported Shopping Day of the year in the West....

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What happens if...

None of us get any younger and we all think we are immortal. However, as we all know, we are not immortal...

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Shining the Light on Fund Structures

There are no AGM’s on Cayman Island Funds - Q: Why Not?...

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192 Managers under the spotlight

Its taken the FCA to point out in their June 27th consultation paper that there are 192 Fund Management Companies in the UK who manage Funds without any Independent Corporate Governance to review their practices....

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Shoes and Corporate Governance

I spent part of last night’s celebration party in the Isle of Man (IQE becoming the first people on the Island to become members of The International Stock Exchange) talking to an Insolvency Practitioner...

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AIFMD1 and AIFMD2 Shining the torch in dark places

I suspect it was the title of this review Shining a Light on Shadow Searches by einvestment which first grabbed my attention....

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AIFMD1 and AIFMD2 Shining the torch in dark places

One of the consequences of the introduction of the AIFMD rules the first time and now the second time around has been to emphasise the role of the Board’s oversight role....

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Where have all the Millionaires Gone?

I read the outline of a recent study by the New World Wealth Report from South Africa which pointed out in the last year some 82,000 millionaires had moved their residency....

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Teaching Good Habits

Teaching Good Habits

November 04, 2016

One of the questions raised at the Zurich session of Start up Hedge Funds recently was aimed at the panel I sat on which discussed various pitfalls of early stage business building...

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Ready to vote

Be ready to vote

June 29, 2016

Like many I was totally taken off guard by the Brexit vote. However maybe not as much as the chattering political class who are currently looking to regroup in order to legitimize what has happened. In many cases I suspect the leadership questions will be small fry against the reselection/ selection process for the next election...

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Motivation

Motivation

June 14, 2016

I have spent the first half of this year settling into a permanent base in Devon and spending two days a week in London (well three this week). Meanwhile the world has continued to deflate...

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Forum

On Tuesday, 23rd June 2015, AIMA will hold its third annual Next Generation Manager Forum. The holding of this event comes at a time when the hedge fund industry is expanding and evolving rapidly....

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Hay fever and the FCA

Hay Fever and the FCA

Sep 23, 2015

Like many others my daughter suffers from Hay Fever. This is a great pity as on occasions it has stopped her and us enjoying some very fine barbecues in....

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Think East

Think EAST

June 24, 2015

The oncoming train in the tunnel is coming from the East Reflections on the AIMA Next Generation Managers Conference 23rd June 2015....

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Kiss and tell

Last week I participated on a panel at a start up Hedge Fund Conference in London and also fielded a number of questions elsewhere on establishing a Fund Brand....

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Guide

Guide to Non Exec

May 4, 2015

I have recently contributed in the update of the Fund Directors Guide published by AIMA on 29th April 2015 for Non-Executive Directors (NED). The initial version was published early in 2008 and I hope the new version ....

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Listening

I was recently struck by a comment made from an obituary for the late cricket commentator Richie Benaud on what he said to his fellow commentators “ Put your brain into gear and if you can add to what is on the screen, then do it. Otherwise, shut up"....

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Lunatic

Starting off in an independent business at the turn of the Century saw a totally different landscape to now. As an industry the boutique fund management world, in all its forms, has gone from being a cottage industry for friends and family....

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Black Swan

The easy money fuelled world is still only just perceptively growing and that the inherent problems are not being fully addressed. We react to a crisis by trying...

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Implosion - Collapsing Markets

Implosion -

December 15, 2015

The inflated balloon which are the world markets are starting to see some of the air come out of them....

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Financial Services - Looking to the Future

11/11 as by now most will know is the major sales day by Alibaba in China. So I suspect you might know that much but what do you really know what went on and what it meant...

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Pitching

Pitching- we all need to

February 24, 2015

I recently attended the ABN AMRO Conference in Amsterdam. This was divided into two parts. The first day was a lesson from experts on the 10 big lessons from their field on starting and managing an Alternate Investment Fund which was aimed as a practical guide to managers....

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Blue ocean.

I was fortunate enough to have not made it to University but started my career at night school learning and passing the London Stock Exchange Exams...

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