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The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law

The Data Protection Law, 2017 (DPL) came into effect in the Cayman Islands on Sept. 30, 2019. The DPL introduces a legislative framework on data protection in the Cayman Islands and has been drafted around the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The DPL governs and defines both personal data and sensitive personal data.…

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October Scare: Can We Avoid a Recession in 2020?

By Diane C. Swank, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton A slowdown in the third quarter, losses in manufacturing, weakness in the service sector and a moderation in employment have sent a chill through financial markets and renewed fears of recession. The impeachment inquiry in-and-of itself should not feed those concerns, but it has added to policy…

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The Case for Dividend Growth: Investing in a Post-Crisis World

On August 15 the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable featured a presentation by David Bahnsen, the founder, managing partner and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, who discussed views from his new book “The Case for Dividend Growth: Investing in a Post-Crisis World.” David is the founder, managing partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen…

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Pioneering Hedge Funds in Artificial Intelligence

According to a recent report from JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), artificial intelligence (AI) is having a notable impact on the investment landscape. Advances in AI and machine learning are presenting a sea of change in new data sets and methods to conduct investment analysis. The emergence of new alternative data sets has led to fresh applications, such…

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AI Applications in Investment Management

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to massively impact investment firms, analysts, investors and the overall wealth management industry. Through their use of vast data sets, extending everywhere from satellite technology and sensors to consumer and macroeconomic data, AI and machine learning have the ability to shift investors’ views on traditional financial data. AI has…

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There is no “Passive” Approach to Asset Allocation

There is no “Passive” Approach to Asset Allocation By Henrik Lumholdt The fathers of the efficient markets hypothesis have reasons to rejoice. Recent years have seen vast amounts of investment money flowing away from what has traditionally been called actively managed funds towards passive index funds, ETFs and the like. And the motivation for this…

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Using Alternative Data for Business Insights: Lessons From Industry Leaders

Exploring different kinds of data can help organizations find their competitive edge and use it to make smarter business decisions. But as consumer expectations and competitor strategies are changing faster than ever, there’s a growing knowledge gap between early adopters of alternative data and their late-coming peers. Unless they close that gap, slower moving enterprises will eventually…

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