Category 'Journal'


Man v Machine: The Impact of Computers In The Workplace

“Don’t blame you,” said Marvin and counted five hundred and ninety-seven thousand million sheep before falling asleep again a second later.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy The advancements of computerisation, automation, AI and a robotic workforce promises to increase productivity and propel commercial ventures into the 21st Century. Technology heralds the…

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Can Blockchain Support A Cashless Society?

Sweden is in an advanced stage to becoming the first cashless society in the world. Around 80% of all transactions are made through digital channels. The plan is to be an entirely cashless nation by 2023. We are not alone. At least 10 countries are moving towards 100% digital transactions – including our Nordic neighbours…

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Blockchain: If Not Now, When?

Should private equity firms be planning for the blockchain now? Blockchain technology has received a lot of negative press in the last year – especially around the leaky bubble of Bitcoin and the stunted growth of cryptocurrencies. Some sections of the mainstream media are creating uncertainty by projecting a negative vibe around the impact a…

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Regime for Private Investment Funds launched

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has launched its regime for Private Investment Funds following a consultation process. The application Form PIF requests both a licence, under section 4 of the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, and for fund registration under section 8 of the Law. Strong corporate governance is ensured through the requirement…

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The Curious Role of the Cycling Domestique

There is no “I” in “team” – you will recognise this motivational saying often posted on office noticeboards and sport’s locker rooms. The sentiment, of course, is that the team is more important than the individual and a classic working example is in cycling. Professional cyclist’s spend a lot of time and effort pushing aside…

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5 questions to ask your Fund Administrator

How equipped are you to evaluate the suitability of a fund administrator? There are many occasions in life where we have to make decisions about subjects we have little experience in. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way and could save a lot of time, trouble and money if you ask the right…

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Private Equity Administrators, empowered by LEAN (thank you Toyota), are revolutionising private equity operations

Assessing the need to access a limited pool of highly engaged and technically astute private equity professionals, Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is leading its teams with a culture of continuous improvement to transform its entire private equity value stream. Here are our top 10 tips to LEAN. 1. A little knowledge goes a long way…

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