Partners Melissa Lim and Lucy Frew, along with senior cousel Tony De Quintal and associate Tom Hagger, discuss the evolution of the FinTech market in the Cayman Islands, among other key FinTech issues and developments.

The FinTech market in the Cayman Islands has developed over the last twelve months to build a technology talent pool and an increasingly mature technology industry to develop and strengthen the financial services industry of the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands is the leading offshore jurisdiction for investment funds, one of the top financial centres of the world and a world leader in structured finance, and its government has been positive about encouraging FinTech in the financial services industry. It has been a busy twelve months of the Cayman Islands government embracing technology in its processes and services, the Cayman Islands government encouraging technology companies to move to the Cayman Islands and develop a technology industry in the Cayman Islands, and the Cayman Islands financial services regulator (the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, or the Authority) and technology regulator (the Utility Regulation and Competition Office, or OfReg) educating themselves about blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies.

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