Mark Browne

Mark Browne

Dechert LLP

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Irish ICAV becomes a reality – checks all the boxes!

In our January 2014 DechertOnPoint - Yes - ICAV! Irish Minister for Finance Announces New Irish Corporate Fund Vehicle - we outlined details of the proposed new Irish corporate investment fund vehicle and the enhancements...more

2/23/2015 - Investment Funds Ireland

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

CSSF Reminder Regarding Nomination of Depositaries of Bearer Shares - The Luxembourg regulator for the financial services industry (CSSF) has issued a press release and a FAQ in relation to the immobilization of bearer...more

2/20/2015

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

ICAV Update - Bill Passed by Lower House of Parliament: On 28 January 2015, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, the Dail, approved the draft legislation, including various amendments recommended during the Report...more

2/17/2015 - EU ICAV Investment Funds Ireland

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

On 15 January 2015, the German Investment Fund Association BVI issued its latest investment statistics report, giving an overview of the net assets and net sales within the German investment fund and asset management markets....more

2/12/2015 - Asset Management Germany Investment Funds

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

According to a change of the German Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch – KAGB), which entered into force on 21 December 2014, a German Investment Management Company’s risk management process has to ensure that the...more

2/11/2015 - Credit Ratings Germany Investment Funds

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

In November 2014, the German Financial Supervisory Authority, BaFin, issued a guidance notice with regard to the minimum investment criteria of German retail closed-ended funds, with a view to avoid so-called blind pool...more

2/10/2015 - Germany Investment Funds New Guidance

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

On 4 November 2014, the German Financial Supervisory Authority, BaFin, issued a guidance notice with regard to the requirements that have to be met to extend the term of a German retail closed-ended fund. According to Bafin,...more

2/7/2015 - BaFin Financial Services Authority Germany Investment Funds Retail Closed-Ended Funds

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

On 26 January 2015, the AMF clarified both content and modalities of the reporting obligations by financial investment advisors associations, submitted on an annual basis. ...more

2/5/2015 - France Investment Adviser Reporting Requirements

Investment Funds Update - Europe Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

The AMF introduces new technical data requirements in the authorization procedure for the management of new regulated markets or multilateral trading facilities (MTF)....more

2/4/2015 - France Investment Funds New Legislation

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

On 1 January 2015 article 315-67 of the General Regulation of the AMF, which was enacted on 10 September 2014, entered into force. Under the terms of this investment services providers...more

2/3/2015 - France Investment Funds New Legislation

ICAV for Christmas!

In our January 2014 OnPoint - Yes - ICAV! Irish Minister for Finance Announces New Irish Corporate Fund Vehicle - we outlined details of the proposed new Irish corporate investment fund vehicle and the enhancements that it...more

8/4/2014 - Foreign Investment Investors Ireland

Key Considerations When Launching a Fund on a Third-Party UCITS or AIFMD Compliant Platform

The use of established third-party platforms has become increasingly popular for asset managers launching UCITS-compliant funds in recent years. The indicators are that this trend is likely to be even more pronounced among...more

6/24/2014 - AIFMD Alternative Investment Funds Asset Management EU Investment Funds Third-Party UCITS

No KIIDing - Hefty Fine from UK Regulator Underlines Importance of Compliance by UCITS

A fine of over £18 million was recently imposed by the UK regulatory body, the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”), on a fund manager for a range of compliance breaches, including failing to ensure that its KIIDs were...more

6/7/2014 - Asset Management Compliance Derivatives EU Financial Conduct Authority Fines Investment Funds Investors KIID Popular SRRI UCITS UK

International Transfer Window Now Open for Irish Pensions

The Irish High Court recently considered the transferability of personal retirement savings accounts (“PRSAs”) to overseas jurisdictions. This decision could have important implications for the Irish pensions industry, which...more

5/21/2014 - Ireland Pensions

Central Bank brings Exempt Unit Trusts into the AIFMD net, REITs may escape, SPVs exempt for now

The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) issued feedback on 28 March 2014 to its consultation in relation to whether investment structures, most notably exempt unit trusts (“EUTs”), should be considered to be...more

4/2/2014 - AIFMD Banks Mortgage REITS SPVs

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