The European Parliament voted to adopt the UCITS V Directive (“UCITS V”) on 15 April 2014, in advance of Parliamentary elections next month. The final vote followed a period of uncertainty where there was potential for the...more
There has been another very significant twist in the somewhat chaotic implementation of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) as the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today requested the...more
The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Regulation No. 648/2012), known as “EMIR”, requires entities that transact derivatives to report prescribed details of any financial derivative instruments (“FDIs”) they conclude...more
The Central Bank of Ireland (“Central Bank”) has today issued a consultation paper (CP 77) on the publication of a draft UCITS Rulebook. The consultation period will close on 28 March 2014.
The UCITS Directive is...more
Having been one of the first countries to implement the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) and, as far as we can gather, having been the first country to approve an Alternative Investment Fund Manager...more
The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) is now accepting applications for authorisation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on an informal basis. Applications can be made on the Central Bank’s...more