Business in brief: Mourant Ozannes sponsors anti-drink driving campaign

Law firm, Mourant Ozannes, the National Drug Council, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, ecaytrade.com and Radio Cayman have helped launch an anti-drink driving campaign this holiday season with the message “Don’t Drink and Drive – designate a driver.”

Anyone who identifies themselves as a designated driver to their server at participating restaurants will receive free non-alcoholic beverages all evening. Designated drivers will be given a wristband identifying them as such for the night.

Mourant Ozannes Managing Partner Peter Hayden said, “This is such a great initiative, and we are very happy to be involved in supporting the NDC in this way. We hope that it will highlight the importance of having a designated driver during the festive season and help to reduce the number of drink-driving incidents.”

Forty-seven restaurants, bars and clubs are participating in the program this year. A full list can be found on the NDC website: www.ndc.ky/media.

Alice Ramos of Silver Thatch Pensions with St. Ignatius students Aaron Fernandes and Enrique McCoy, who receive a gift certificate from Richard Ellison, director of business development at OneTRADEx.
Alice Ramos of Silver Thatch Pensions with St. Ignatius students Aaron Fernandes and Enrique McCoy, who receive a gift certificate from Richard Ellison, director of business development at OneTRADEx.

St. Ignatius students top Saxon Investment Club in November

Two St. Ignatius High School students, Aaron Fernandes and Enrique McCoy, are the first winners in the Saxon Investment Club program for the 2016-2017 school year.

Their team, Stack of Stocks, had the highest return (1.53 percent) for the month of November among participating schools.

Saxon Investment Club is an extracurricular program that allows students to gain practical insights into investing, money, the stock market, stock trends and starting and running a business.

Students trade with demo accounts set up by OneTRADEx, whose trading platform is built on software that operates in real time and produces reports of investing activities. OneTRADEx also awards the monthly prizes to top performers.

The Saxon Investment Club program runs from October 2016 to March 2017, when a winning team is selected based on the highest net value of the investments made. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three teams, with prizes sponsored by Silver Thatch Pensions, Saxon Insurance, the Ministry of Education and OneTRADEx.

Seven Walkers lawyers named in IFC Powerwomen Top 200

Seven of Walkers’ lawyers have been included in this year’s CityWealth IFC Powerwomen Top 200.

Global Managing Partner Ingrid Pierce, partners Alison Ozanne, Laura Rogers, Alexandra Woodcock and Denise Wong, senior counsel Monique Bhullar and senior associate Sophie Reguengo all appear on the 2016 list.

The IFC Powerwomen Top 200 list is based on a combination of previous recognition by CityWealth and recommendations from the financial services industry, clients and charities.

Elian rebrands to Intertrust

Following its acquisition in June, Elian has fully rebranded to Intertrust as of Dec. 12.

“Changing our name and identity means we can truly harness the potential of our businesses, and as our integration progresses, you will, I am sure, reap the benefits of bringing together the best of both our companies,” said Paul Willing, managing director, Atlantic region.

Intertrust now employs 2,400 professionals operating from 41 offices in 30 financial markets around the world.

Appleby acts in Hong Kong listings

Offshore law firm Appleby was Cayman counsel in three listings on both the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last month. Appleby acted for Zheng Li Holdings Ltd. and Luk Hing Entertainment Group Holdings Ltd. in their GEM Board listings on Nov. 8 and Nov. 11, respectively. Appleby also acted for Mengke Holdings Ltd. (Mengke) in its listing on the Main Board on Nov. 25.

RBC launches new mobile banking app and website

RBC Royal Bank recently launched its Mobile Banking app for iOS and Android devices across the Caribbean. RBC’s Personal and Business Banking clients can now conduct transactions any time using any device.

The bank also introduced its new website. RBC said its objective is to have a single digital platform that will provide a consistent experience for their clients across all markets.

Nathaniel Beneby, managing director, RBC Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands, said, “We recognize the changing demand of our clients for digital payment options as part of their daily banking services. Clients want to be able to perform easy and secure daily banking activities on an anytime/anywhere basis. The launch of the RBC mobile banking app is a significant milestone for our markets in the Caribbean and part of the bank’s purpose to helping our clients thrive and shape their future.”

Max Hillier, co-owner of Casa 43, delivers, in his mouth, a check to Jason Jairam and Letty Blanco of the Humane Society.
Max Hillier, co-owner of Casa 43, delivers, in his mouth, a check to Jason Jairam and Letty Blanco of the Humane Society.

Restaurant donates to Humane Society

Casa 43 Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar owners Max Hillier and Lloyd Brown have committed to donating 10 percent of their retail merchandise profits to help dogs and puppies in need, and the team at the Cayman Islands Humane Society. They presented the first of “hopefully many checks” to Humane Society staff this month.

 

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