Mark Browne

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Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

New Irish UCITS V Regulations - The European Communities (Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 143 0f 2016 ) (the “Regulations”) which transpose UCITS V...more

5/2/2016 - AIFMD Asset Management Central Bank of Ireland EU Investment Funds Ireland UCITS

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

Central Bank Letter Regarding Conflict of Interest (“COI”) Risks in Investment Firms - The Central Bank issued a letter (the “Letter”) to all investment firms providing feedback on the findings of their thematic...more

3/23/2016 - AIF Asset Management Board Meetings Board of Directors Capital Requirements Central Bank of Ireland Conflicts of Interest Investment Firms Investment Funds Ireland UCITS V

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

Guidance Regarding Cash Accounts for UCITS and AIF Umbrella Funds - The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) issued guidance on cash accounts for UCITS and AIF umbrella funds on 22 December 2015....more

1/19/2016 - AIF Asset Management Capital Requirements Common Reporting Standard (CRS) EU Investment Funds Ireland Risk Assessment UCITS

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

Central Bank Management Feedback Statement and Guidance (CP86) - The Central Bank published its feedback statement on CP86: Fund Management Company Boards (the “Feedback Statement”) and related Guidance on Fund...more

12/13/2015 - AIF AIFMD Asset Management Board of Directors Central Bank of Ireland Common Reporting Standard (CRS) Investment Funds Ireland OECD UCITS

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

UCITS Q&A Updated - The Central Bank published a revised UCITS Q&A document (the eighth edition) on Friday 23 October 2015. The updated Q&A provides additional guidance with respect to the transitional provisions for the...more

11/11/2015 - AIFMD Asset Management Investment Funds Ireland UCITS

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

UCITS Rulebook - The Central Bank of Ireland announced the issuance of the new UCITS Rulebook on Monday October 5th. It, and the guidance relating to it, are effective 1 November....more

10/12/2015 - Asset Management Central Bank of Ireland Client Assets Cyber Crimes EU Fraud Investment Funds Ireland UCITS

Irish UCITS and AIFs Permitted to Invest via Stock Connect

The Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”) issued an update to its Q&A documents on 15 July 2015 for both UCITS and AIFMD FAQ (“Q&A”) which clarifies how Irish funds can invest in Chinese shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock...more

7/23/2015 - AIFMD AIFS Central Bank of Ireland China Clearing Agencies Foreign Investment Hong Kong Stock Exchange Investment Funds Stock Connect UCITS

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

Central Bank Update Concerning Fund Management Company Boards The Central Bank has published a document in relation to Fund Management Company Boards including a feedback statement on CP86 and a new consultation on...more

7/22/2015 - AIF AIFMD Asset Management Board of Directors Central Bank of Ireland Companies Act Financial Institutions Fund Managers Investment Funds Ireland UCITS

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

Corporate Governance for Investment Firms - The Central Bank has issued a consultation paper regarding the appropriate corporate governance requirements to be applicable to investment firms. The relevant paper, CP 94,...more

6/26/2015 - Annual Reports Central Bank of Ireland Consultation Corporate Governance Investment Funds Investment Management Ireland Stock Exchange

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

Client Monies - New Legislation Adopted and Guidance Issued - The Central Bank of Ireland issued two sets of regulations on 30 March 2015 relating to investor monies held by third parties. These are the Client Asset...more

5/28/2015 - Asset Management Central Bank of Ireland Companies Act EU ICAV Investment Firms Investment Funds Ireland

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

UCITS: New KIID Q&A - ESMA published revised Q&A’s on the KIID on 26 March 2015. The Q&A includes a new question on the treatment of past performance information in case of fund mergers....more

4/28/2015 - AIFMD Asset Management EMIR EU European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Fund Managers Investment Funds Memorandum of Understanding MiFID II Money Market Funds Shadow Banking Singapore Swaps UCITS

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

AIF Rulebook Updated - The Central Bank has issued a new edition of the AIF Rulebook dated March 2015 and replacing that dated September 2014. Key changes reflected in the updated edition include provisions reflecting...more

4/20/2015 - AIF Asset Management Central Bank of Ireland EU Financial Institutions ICAV Investment Funds Ireland New Legislation

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

EMIR: Non-Deliverable FX Forwards and Interest Rate Swap Clearing - Non-deliverable FX forwards - ESMA confirms that EMIR clearing requirements will not apply to non-deliverable FX forwards, though reserves its...more

4/2/2015 - Benchmarks Capital Markets Crowdfunding EMIR European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) FX Forwards Interest Rates Investment Funds MiFID II Swap Clearing

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

Central Bank Publishes Enforcement Priorities for 2015 - The Central Bank of Ireland published its statement of enforcement priorities for 2015 on 9 February 2015. The Central Bank entered into 11 enforcement settlements...more

3/23/2015 - Anti-Money Laundering Anti-Terrorism Financing Banks Central Bank of Ireland Enforcement Actions EU ICAV Investment Funds Investment Management Ireland

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

EU Passes New Council Directive to Implement “EU-FATCA" - The Council Directive passed by the EU on 1 December 2014 implements the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS) in Europe. The Directive has to be implemented...more

3/10/2015 - AIFMD Asset Management Benchmarks CCPs EIOPA EMIR ETFs EU European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) FATCA Insolvency Investment Funds MiFID II Money Market Funds Regulatory Agenda Sovereign Debt Swap Clearing Swaps UCITS

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

AIFMD – FCA Publishes Information to Assist Alternative Investment Fund Managers with Annex IV Reporting - New FCA Q&As on GABRIEL for Annex IV reporting: On 20 January 2015, the FCA published a new Q&As document to...more

3/4/2015 - AIFMD Alternative Investment Funds Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Investment Funds Regulatory Agenda UK

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

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

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