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In light of the uncertainty that we all face as individuals and as a business due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we wanted to keep you informed that we are closely monitoring the situation and will follow the guidelines issued by the respective Governments of the locations where Circle Partners’ offices are located.

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Celebrated on March 8 every year, Internationals Women’s Day is dedicated to honoring the achievements of women throughout history and all across the globe.

This year’s theme draws attention to the collective individualism. Which means that every individual is a part of a whole and that an individual’s actions can have an impact on a larger society.

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We had a great event Tuesday night in Orlando

Thank you to all that attended Circle Partners and Withum’s cocktails and conversations event Tuesday night in Orlando.

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We are looking forward to co-sponsor the first edition of the Investor Social Night event in 2020. This event will take place on the 19th of March in Singapore, and is hosted by Spark Plus.

Join us for an evening of networking with professionals from the hedge fund, family office and institutional investor community.

If you want to know more about the event feel free to contact our Managing Director Gerben Oldekamp, who is also attending this event.

We are pleased to announce that we have won the Hedgeweek European Award 2020 for Best Hedge Fund Administrator for Start-up and Emerging Funds.

We want to thank all out clients and relationships for nominating us. Receiving this award is a great recognition for the dedication and focus of all the Circle Partners team members.

A new regulatory regime for closed-end funds has been implemented in the British Virgin Islands (the “BVI”). The BVI government introduced the Securities and Investment Business (Amendment) Act, 2019 (“SIBA Amendment”) accompanied with the Private Investment Funds Regulations, 2019 (“PIF Regulations”), which introduces a new category of fund requiring regulation, being a ‘private investment fund’. Until now closed-end funds were unregulated.

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The Cayman Islands has recently introduced legislation that will have a substantial impact on closed-end and 4(4) funds. Closed-end funds, being funds where the investors cannot redeem at their own discretion, will need to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) and are subject to ongoing obligations as well.

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Thank you to all that attended our CFO/COO Summit Tuesday night in New York at the Columbus Club.

It was our pleasure to meet so many new industry contacts and share the evening with old friends. A special thanks to the co-sponsors Paul Marino of Sadis & Goldberg LLP, Jay Levy and Tony Pagano of Cohen Reznick for a highly successful event.

To find out more about this event, please get in touch with Nick Neri.

On January 15, 2020, Singapore launched the framework for the Variable Capital Company (VCC), its initiative to strengthen the city-state’s position as an investment fund centre. With the VCC framework put in place and fully effective, Singapore-based fund managers have an additional local fund structuring option.

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Thank you to all that attended our Back to Business cocktails night Tuesday evening. It was our pleasure to meet so many new industry contacts and share the evening with old friends.

A special thanks to the Co-Sponsors Paul Marino of Sadis & Goldberg and Eric Gelb of PKF O’Connor Davies for a highly successful event.

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