Articles and news from Maitland’s thought leaders.

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August 2018 edition

August 2018

Jon Hugill, Group Information Systems Head in Cape Town, gives a user-friendly overview of robotic process automation and the potential benefits for Maitland clients.

August 2018

Maitland has been working with Brewin Dolphin to facilitate the implementation, operation and regulatory oversight of its four funds that form the core of its enhanced MPS for its intermediary clients.

August 2018

Maitland, in conjunction with ASISA, intends to oppose the tax treatment proposal contained in the draft proposed Tax Law Amendment Bill (“TLAB”) that has recently been issued by National Treasury. Below we summarise the TLAB proposal and explain our rationale.

August 2018

Benjamin Reid, Senior Manager – Business Development & Client Management (LatAm), discusses the main topics covered at a Maitland co-sponsored conference in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil entitled “1Offshore – Key Updates for the Brazilian Asset Manager with Cayman Island Structures.”

August 2018

Kavitha Ramachandran, Senior Manager Business Development and Client Management in Luxembourg, provides an informal overview of the Global ABS conference, touching on the outlook for the securitisation market, opportunities and trends in the alternative assets space.

August 2018

Greg Kok, Head of ManCo Services (Global) and based in Luxembourg, takes a critical look at cryptocurrencies and gives an interesting round-up of current regulatory and governmental approaches towards “crypto”.

August 2018

Anthea Stephens, Senior Associate in Cape Town, discusses the role of the family constitution in future-proofing a family business and preserving family values.

August 2018

Graham Patrick, Senior Client Service Manager in Mauritius, and Miro Metodiev, Client Service Manager in Luxembourg, outline the Mauritius government’s vision for this international finance centre to become a FinTech hub embracing blockchain and other disruptive technology. 

August 2018

Stephen Kelly, Investment Analyst in London, ponders the psychological factors that can lead to mistiming the market and offers some guidelines. A pick-up in equity market volatility, like the one experienced recently, can lead to greater disparity amongst portfolio returns as different investors make different decisions based on the information they see and the emotions they feel.

August 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) came into force in the European Union on the 25th of May 2018. The GDPR is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals. Vanessa Molloy, Partner in Luxembourg, provides an overview.

August 2018

Jacolene Otto, Senior Manager – Private Equity & Real Estate in Cape Town, argues that impact investing is not just a feel-good story. In a sense it is hard capitalism at its best as investors have realised that in order to secure their own survival they must ensure that their investments are sustainable.

August 2018

Graham Patrick and Udaye Bheergoonath, Senior Client Service Managers in Mauritius, argue that reforms to Mauritius’ global business landscape, as outlined in that jurisdiction’s Finance Bill 2018, show that Mauritius is committed to remaining an international finance centre (IFC) of substance.

August 2018

The cryptic heading above says it all – yet more legislation. Andrew Knight, Partner, and Evi Koutsioumpa, Associate, examine the Luxembourg response to the continued relentless pursuit of level playing fields and tax transparency.

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