Gibraltar Seeks Hedge Funds In Brazil, New York

Apr 3 2013 | 10:10am ET

Gibraltar hopes to join the ranks of Ireland, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands as a major hedge-fund center, and is taking its pitch on the road.

Representatives of Gibraltar's government visited a hedge fund conference in Rio de Janeiro last month to pitch its stability, low taxes and access to the European Union to Latin American hedge funds and private equity firms, The New York Times reports. This month, Minister of Financial Services Gilbert Licudi heads to the world's largest hedge fund center, New York, to meet with several hedge funds that have already expressed interest in the British self-governing territory, which sits on a small peninsula at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea south of Spain.

"It is part of the strategy that this government has to go beyond our traditional jurisdictions like the U.K. and Switzerland and to extend to emerging economies that are doing well, like Brazil," Licudi said.

In addition to its traditional offshore inducements, Gibraltar also trumpets its transparency.

"We pride ourselves now on being one of the jurisdictions that is open and transparent in terms of exchange of information," he said.


In Depth

Q&A: Schroders’ Forest Discusses Multi-Asset Investments On Eve Of U.S. Launch

Jul 17 2014 | 8:05am ET

Global investment manager Schroders has $446 billion in assets under management, $...

Lifestyle

Einhorns Busts At WSOP, Finishes In 173rd

Jul 15 2014 | 10:48am ET

Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn’s World Series of Poker won’t end at...

Guest Contributor

Common Risk Parity Misperceptions

Jul 16 2014 | 11:02am ET

Over the past few years, risk parity has become a component of most investors’...

 

Sponsored Content

    Northern Trust Helps Hedge Funds Navigate Derivatives Regulations

    Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET

    The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…

Publisher's Note