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18 October 2017

CIMA Investment Funds Quarterly Statistics (Q3,2017) released

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has now published statistics for the aggregate numbers of private investment funds that the CIMA regulate across various categories (typically excluding PE and VC funds) for the period to end-Q3, 2017. 

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The numbers evidence a period of stability since the end of Q2, 2017: across all categories up 0.08%; up 0.35% in the registered category; down 0.25% for master funds; and down 2% for administered funds. The reported statistics also show modest gains as against the beginning of the year with an 0.4% increase across all categories.
 
Note: the CIMA do not monitor or publish statistics for those sub-15 investor funds which are structured as unregulated products.
 
In addition, the CIMA have released statistics as at end-Q3, 2017 for the number of Cayman Islands ‘excluded person’ entities, namely those entities carrying on securities investment business (broadly - dealing, arranging, managing or advising) but who are able to claim an exemption from the ordinary licensing requirement.
 
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The published statistics for the period to end-Q3 show a 6% increase as compared to end-Q2, which on its own is an increase almost greater than the annual rate of growth for each of the last 5 years (2014/15 recorded a 7.38% total increase). 
 
Planning to launch a new private fund product or terminate an existing structure before year-end? Need advice in relation to set-up or operation of an excluded person entity? Contact us, we can help.