Peter Astleford

Peter Astleford

Dechert LLP

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Launching a Hedge Fund in 2016: An Overview for US Managers

Despite a challenging environment for the hedge fund industry, many institutional investors continue to allocate to hedge funds in a market environment otherwise devoid of promising investment opportunities. While the hedge...more

5/24/2016 - Cayman Islands CFTC Hedge Funds Institutional Investors Investment Adviser Jurisdiction Limited Partnerships Liquidity Management Fees Share Classes

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

PRA and FCA Reject the Position Taken on CRD IV Bonus Cap Proportionality in the EBA’s New Remuneration Guidelines - The PRA and FCA notified the European Banking Authority (EBA) that they will comply with all aspects of...more

5/6/2016 - Asset Management Conflicts of Interest CRD IV Directive EBA EU Financial Adviser Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Inducements Investment Funds Prudential Regulation Authority UK

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

UCITS Regulations 2016 Published - The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/225) were published on 25 February 2016. These implement provisions of the UCITS V...more

3/29/2016 - Asset Management Benchmarks EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Investment Funds Liquidity Risk Management Rule UCITS UK

Brexit: What does it mean for asset managers?

The European Union (EU) is made up of 28 member states committed, through a series of treaties, to ever closer economic and political union. As such it exercises considerable power, both internally and internationally. It is...more

3/24/2016 - AIF AIFM Asset Management EMIR EU Member State MiFID Referendums Treaty of Lisbon UCITS UK UK Brexit

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

FCA Issues First MiFID II Consultation Paper The FCA issued its first MiFID II consultation paper (CP 15/43) on 15 December 2015, principally on issues related to secondary market trading of financial instruments. The...more

1/23/2016 - Asset Management Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Investment Funds Investment Portfolios MiFID II UK

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

HM Treasury Publishes Draft Technical Legislative Amendments for UCITS V - HM Treasury published a consultation on 23 October 2015, including a draft statutory instrument, on technical changes to the Financial Services...more

12/16/2015 - Asset Management Debt Market Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) FSMA HM Treasury Income Taxes Investment Funds Money Laundering UCITS UK

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

HM Treasury proposes to extend Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all FCA firms - HM Treasury published a policy paper on 15 October 2015, in which it proposes to extend the senior managers and certification...more

11/16/2015 - AIFM AIFMD AIMA Asset Management Disclosure Requirements Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) FSMA HM Treasury Investment Funds UCITS UK

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

FCA MiFID II Roundtable Notes Delays in Consultation Timetable - The FCA published minutes of its MiFID II implementation roundtable meeting of 14 September 2015 on 25 September 2015. These included the following...more

10/20/2015 - Asset Management Cybersecurity EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Hedge Funds Investment Funds MiFID II UCITS UK

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

FCA Scraps New RDR Rules for Nominees to Pass on Fund Information and Voting Rights on FCA Authorised Funds to Beneficial Owners - The FCA board agreed on 30 July 2015, to revoke certain new rules and guidance in its...more

9/21/2015 - Asset Management Derivatives EU European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Financial Institutions Investment Funds MiFID II Retail Market Roundtable UK

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

Tax Proposals in Summer 2015 Budget to Affect UK Asset Managers - The UK Summer Budget was announced on 8 July 2015, and included a number of unexpected tax proposals affecting the UK asset management industry, including...more

8/20/2015 - AIFS Asset Management Benchmarks Carried Interest Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) HM Treasury Investment Funds Limited Partnerships Retail Market Tax Policy UK

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

FCA and PRA Finalise New Remuneration Code for “Dual-Regulated” Firms - The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published a joint policy statement (FCA PS15/16 and PRA PS12/15)...more

7/27/2015 - Asset Management Capital Markets Capital Markets Union Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Investment Funds PRA UK

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

EU Capital Markets Union: FCA Responds to European Commission Green Paper - The FCA published its response to the European Commission's green paper on 27 May 2015 on building a capital markets union (CMU). The FCA...more

7/8/2015 - AIF AIFM AIFMD Capital Markets Union EEA EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Fund Managers Investment Funds Investment Management UK

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

Enforcement – FCA Fines £13.2 Million for Transaction Reporting Failures - The FCA fined Merrill Lynch International (MLI) £13.2 million on 22 April 2015 for incorrectly reporting 35,034,810 transactions and failing to...more

6/6/2015 - Asset Management Custody Rule Deutsche Bank Enforcement Actions EU FATCA Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Fines HMRC Investment Funds Libor Merrill Lynch MiFID II Reporting Requirements Transaction Reporting UK

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...

Tax: HMRC Publishes Filing Dates for New AIFM Mechanism for Partnership Deferred Remuneration Arrangements - The Finance Act 2014 introduced a provision intended to help partnerships (including LLPs) that are AIFM...more

4/23/2015 - AIFM AIFMD AIFS Asset Management Business Taxes Corporate Governance EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Financial Institutions HMRC Investment Companies Investment Funds MiFID II Partnerships UK

Starting a Hedge Fund: A Review of 2014 and Themes for 2015 and Beyond

Introduction - This is a follow up to our recent publication on Starting a Hedge Fund in 2015 and provides an overview of our thoughts on the start-up market in 2014 and themes for 2015 and beyond....more

4/13/2015 - Fund Managers Hedge Funds Investment Funds Popular Startups

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...

FCA Study on Competition in Investment and Corporate Banking Services - The FCA has announced plans to launch its first wholesale market study into investment and corporate banking to assess whether competition in the...more

3/31/2015 - Banking Sector Disclosure Requirements European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Investment Funds MiFID Trade Market Abuse UK

Starting a Hedge Fund in 2015

Hedge funds are well into the transition from bastions of alternative investment to being accepted into the mainstream investment marketplace. It is now estimated that global hedge fund assets under management amount to in...more

3/18/2015 - AIFMD Capital Gains EEA ERISA EU Hedge Funds Income Taxes Investment Funds Investment Management Jurisdiction

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

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

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