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.


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.


We are excited to inform you that The CFO/COO Roundtable Event will take place in New York on the 25th of February.

We are looking forward to host this event, together with Sadis and Cohen.

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

We are excited to co-host Circle Partners and Withum conversations and cocktails event.

Our own industry expert Nick Neri and Withum’s industry veteran Colin Nicholson will be present and ready to talk to you at Mathers Social Gathering in Orlando FL on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

If you would like to join us for some stimulating conversations and cocktails please contact 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.


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.


We are pleased to announce that Circle Partners has been nominated for the HFM Global European Services Awards 2020 in the following three categories:
Best administrator – reporting/regulatory services
Best administrator – smaller managers
Best administrator – technology


On January 14, the HFM Hedge Awards took place in Hong Kong. We are proud to have co-sponsored this event.

The awards show recognition for the highest performing funds in the Asian-Pacific Hedge Fund environment.

For more information, please get in touch with Gerben Oldekamp.

Recently, the ACQ5 global awards 2019 took place. These awards celebrate the companies best meeting their client needs and adapting to the market and regulatory conditions.

Out of an impressive total of 97.416 votes, we have won the US hedge fund administrator of the year award. We would like to thank all our clients for voting for us!