Ian Meade

Ian Meade

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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The New Securities Financing Transactions Regulation

The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (“SFTR”), which imposes requirements on EU AIFMs and UCITS managers to make certain disclosures to investors, was adopted by the European Council on 16 November 2015. Some of...more

11/20/2015 - AIFM Disclosure Requirements EU Securities Financing Transactions (SFTs) UCITS

Transparency Directive II and Changes to the DTRs

Summary - On 26 November 2015, the United Kingdom’s major shareholding notification rules will be amended in order to implement the requirements of the revised Transparency Directive (“TD2”, as amended by Directive...more

11/12/2015 - Disclosure Requirements ESMA EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Investment Management Transparency Directive UK

Extension of the AIFMD Passports to Non-EU Alternative Fund Managers and Non-EU Alternative Investment Funds

Hardwired into the European Union (EU) Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is a mechanism that could enable a non-EU alternative fund manager domiciled outside the EU to become authorised by an EU regulator...more

8/7/2015 - AIFM AIFMD EU Fund Managers Investment Funds Private Placements

An Update on Dealing Commissions and Market Abuse

Last week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published two papers likely to have a significant impact on the day-to-day operation of investment fund managers in the immediate and medium term....more

2/24/2015 - Asset Management Broker Commissions ESMA EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Fund Managers Investment Funds MiFID II Securities Dealers

FCA Publishes Final Guidance on AIFMD Remuneration Requirements

This alert will be of interest to FCA-authorised investment management firms that are registering, or are currently considering registering, as alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”). ...more

2/3/2014 - AIFM AIFMD Compliance EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Remuneration UK

HM Treasury Identifies Potential Changes to AIFMD Authorisation Requirements for U.K. AIFMs

This alert will be of particular relevance to U.K. alternative asset managers, preparing to submit variation of permission applications to the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority in relation to the Alternative Investment Fund...more

12/20/2013 - AIFM AIFMD EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Proposed Amendments UK

AIFMD Transitional Relief in Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is due to take effect in member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) on July 22, 2013. Some EEA member states (including Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg,...more

7/11/2013 - AIFM AIFMD EEA EU Foreign Investment Foreign Markets Investment Funds Investors Private Placements UK

AIFMD Update – German Private Placement Rules

Our Investment Funds group has received an update on the changes to the private placement rules for marketing of alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) in Germany following the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund...more

7/5/2013 - AIFM AIFMD Banks Compliance EU Foreign Banks Foreign Investment Investment Funds Private Equity Private Equity Funds Private Placements

U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority Publishes Final Rules On AIFMD Implementation

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published today, a policy statement that sets out its responses to the various consultations that have been undertaken in respect of the rules to be adopted by the FCA to...more

7/1/2013 - AIFMD Alternative Investment Funds ESMA EU False Claims Act (FCA) Safe Harbors

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