Why Sovereign Funds Use the Cayman Islands for Cross-Border SPVs

Sovereign wealth funds like the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) utilize Cayman Island entities to facilitate cross-border transactions, primarily to North America. The British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea is a popular offshore jurisdiction, deriving its court system from the English system. The Cayman Islands is not just for hedge funds, insurance companies and Chinese companies seeking to raise capital. For example, Alibaba used the Cayman Islands for its variable interest entity structure.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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