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March 2019 Edition

March 2019

Several months ago we reported that Maitland had commenced a robotic process automation (RPA) journey and had acquired and implemented its first software robot, named Eric, after our founder Eric Pfaff.

March 2019

Maitland has acquired Gowling WLG (Monaco) S.A.R.L., a successful Monaco-based legal advisory firm, following which we are formally licensed to provide international legal advice from our Monaco office.

March 2019

Maitland’s fund administration platform in North America has been further enhanced with the adoption of the Institutional Limited Partners Association’s (ILPA) reporting template.

March 2019

Maitland was one of four corporate service providers who, together with the Isle of Man government, conducted a week long roadshow in South Africa in February 2019, titled the “Isle of Man Journey”.

March 2019

Maitland Family Office celebrated its launch in South Africa with cocktail events in Johannesburg and Cape Town in late January 2019.

 

March 2019

Nel Schoeman, Assistant Director (Private Clients) and Iris Harvey, Director (Fiduciary Services) in Guernsey, write about the rising “substance” tide and suggest that the best route may be to consolidate offshore structures into one credible offshore jurisdiction.

March 2019

In the first half of 2018 many London-based asset managers started to ready themselves for Brexit by preparing applications to establish European based AIFM/ManCos or identifying suitable European service providers, who could provide portfolio management and distribution solutions, should the worst scenario play itself out.

March 2019

Paul Ferreira, Senior ICT Architect (STP), discusses how Maitland is not only exploring new technologies like Robotic Process Automation and Blockchain but also leading the industry with a new automation initiative to ensure best practices in STP.

March 2019

Irma Lategan, Senior Associate in Cape Town, discusses the tax liability of South African beneficiaries of foreign trusts who receive a distribution from the foreign trust funded from foreign dividends received by the foreign trust, and the effect of the imminent changes being made by TLAB. 

March 2019

Mauritius, internationally recognised as a preferred tourist destination for its luxury tropical beach resorts, has also successfully positioned itself both as an advantageous solution for global family offices and as a regional investment hub, according to Graham Patrick, Senior Client Service Manager in Mauritius.

March 2019

Prior to the election of the new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, in October 2018 after winning 55 per cent of the vote, there had long been a trend among Brazilian fund managers to allocate capital offshore to invest outside of the country. 

March 2019

Kavitha Ramachandran, Senior Manager – Business Development & Client Management in Luxembourg, discusses the need for service providers to have the necessary skillset and resources to meet the rising demand for alternative asset classes.

March 2019

After attending the 10th HedgeNews Africa annual hedge fund symposium and awards ceremony Cape Town, Jeanni Andrag-Coetzee, Senior Manager – Hedge Fund Client Management, believes there has never been a more compelling case for hedge funds in South Africa.

March 2019

Anjelica Camilleri de Marco, Senior Associate in Malta, discusses the jurisdiction’s implementation of the EU’s Anti- Tax Avoidance Directives and calls on all Maltese taxpayers involved in cross-border operations to review their structures in light of ATAD.

 

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