A significant number of crypto-dedicated funds have launched in recent months. What investment strategies are they pursuing? What are the key issues of which fund managers, service providers and digital asset issuers should be mindful?
Fund managers have grappled with waves of new regulations in recent years. How have they coped, and is there more coming?
Is technological advancement in governance and strategy making funds more efficient and easier to manage, or are corporate governance risks and challenges reaching a point that should concern investors?
A sceptic's view of how blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) can open up new markets and investment opportunities in emerging markets, the NGO sector, and for populations previously excluded from global commerce, including digital identity schemes for refugees, migrants and food aid delivery; creative new liquidity and trade finance opportunities for stakeholders up and down supply chains (and micro-supply chains); global bounties programs to fund everything from ocean clean up to education for girls in Afghanistan; and decentralized platforms fuelling gig and micro-gig economies.
Arbitration has experienced impressive growth as a dispute resolution procedure, and the funds industry is no exception. We discuss the potentially significant advantages of arbitration relative to litigation, the current use of arbitration as a dispute resolution method in the funds industry and the developing use of arbitration in relation to blockchain/smart contract disputes.
Are existing legal solutions adequate for tracing and recovering stolen cryptocurrencies? Are age-old legal concepts like the nemo dat principle and the rule in Clayton’s case effective tools for tracking and recovering tainted coins?
How will economic and political issues affect Cayman in the global landscape?