June 24, 2018

US, EU Explore Trans-Atlantic Ties That Bind

From The Financialist Facing sluggish growth and little prospect of a global free-trade pact, the U.S. and European Union could be close to putting the world on notice that they are moving forward with their own deal. Business supporters predict the U.S. and EU — a year into talks on how to bring down the […]

Democracy, the big society and the Upper House

By Donald Curtis RSA All parties promise House of Lords reform but there is no agreement on how. Donald Curtis FRSA argues that, rather than a direct vote in enlarged constituencies, citizens would have most democratic influence if they worked through the membership organisations of civil society to ensure that the people who sit in […]

Anglo Far-East Custodial Company selected as Precious Metals Agent for new Cayman-regulated physical gold Fund

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Anglo Far-East Custodial Company (AFECC) has joined Physical Hard Assets Fund SPC and CIBC Bank to launch a new, fully allocated physical gold Fund regulated by the CIMA. Under the Terms of Agreement, AFECC will provide all background logistics of acquisition, transport, auditing, safe storage, and liquidation […]

John Kerry eyes revival of Middle East peace talks

US Senator John Kerry has warned that a failure of a two-state solution in the Middle East would be “disastrous”, at his confirmation hearing as secretary of state. But Sen Kerry said he believes there is a “way forward” on peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. US-brokered peace talks in the Middle East broke […]

I wish to go to the Cayman Islands

Riley is a 15-year old girl from Connecticut.  While you may never know it, Riley has had to endure the hardships that come with a life-threatening medical condition, including hospital visits, doctor appointments, uncomfortable medical treatments, and above all else, precious time away from her friends and family. Riley has a deep love of the […]

Cayman Islands: Deregistering a Cayman Islands hedge fund?

Article by Simone Proctor Solomon Harris Every Cayman hedge fund operator should have an exit strategy when developing a regulated Cayman fund product. While creating a checklist for launch, they should seek guidance on the requirements necessary to terminate the hedge fund, once registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“Authority”). Quite simply, there are […]

Pentagon ends ban on women in frontline combat

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has lifted the military’s ban on women serving in combat roles, potentially opening hundreds of thousands of frontline positions to women. The ruling, officially announced on Thursday, overturns a 1994 rule barring women from small ground-combat units. But the military will have until 2016 to argue for any specific posts […]

Appleby boosts funds and finance capability with arrival of Ian Gobin

Appleby’s Cayman office has added further strength to its global funds and finance teams with the appointment of funds and finance heavy hitter, Ian Gobin, to its Cayman practice. Ian is returning to the Cayman Islands, having spent eleven years with Walkers as an Associate and then a Partner between 2001 and 2012.  He joins […]

Antibiotic ‘apocalypse’ warning

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News The rise in drug resistant infections is comparable to the threat of global warming, according to the chief medical officer for England. Prof Dame Sally Davies said bacteria were becoming resistant to current drugs and there were few antibiotics to replace them. She told a committee […]

Cayman Premier has productive meeting with FCO Minister

Following the official visit by the Honourable Premier to the United Kingdom, His Excellency the Governor has today made the following statement: “I accompanied the Honourable Premier on her call on the Minister for the Overseas Territories, Hon. Mark Simmonds, earlier this week. This was a productive meeting, held in a positive and constructive atmosphere. […]