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Quick Link Guide for MiFID II Guidance

Changes to the MiFID II regulatory regime will impose new obligations on many global investment managers both inside and outside the European Union (“EU”). While the precise scope of these obligations will depend, in many...more

FCA Comments on the Extraterritorial Effect of MiFID II

In a letter to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) made available to AIMA members on Monday, August 7, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) responded to a request from AIMA seeking interpretation and...more

MiFID II Toolkit for Global Investment Managers

Changes to the MiFID II regulatory regime will impose new obligations on many global investment managers that, to date, have avoided substantive regulation in the European Union ("EU"). While the precise scope of these...more

UK Implements Changes to Beneficial Ownership Register Regime

On 26 June 2017 the Information about People with Significant Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (the "2017 Regulations") were brought into force. Key changes brought about by the 2017 Regulations include the...more

Overriding Interest

Welcome to the latest edition of Overriding Interest. Inside this issue: - The UK Government Proposes Innovative Transparency Requirements for Overseas Owners and Buyers of UK Property - Mees Update - Announcements,...more

The UK Government Proposes Innovative Transparency Requirements for Overseas Owners and Buyers of UK Property

On 5 April 2017, the then UK government published a Call for Evidence seeking views on the design of an innovative public register intended to show beneficial ownership of overseas legal entities ("overseas entities") that...more

Competition Law Threat to Active Fund Managers

SCM Direct ("SCM"), an investment manager based in the UK, has recently called for the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") and Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") to investigate actively managed funds sector for alleged...more

Regulation on Wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency - Are You REMIT Compliant?

The regulatory and enforcement landscape of the European natural gas and electricity markets is changing considerably following the last stage in the implementation of the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and...more

Brexit: Guidance for Fund Directors - What to Know and What to Ask

On June 23, 2016, the UK held a referendum in which 52 percent of voters elected to leave the European Union (EU). While there is a great deal of uncertainty about the EU withdrawal process that will remain unresolved for a...more

7/20/2016  /  Directors , EU , Referendums , Risk Management , UK , UK Brexit

BREXIT: Data Protection

This Brexit Bite assesses the post-Brexit landscape with respect to the UK’s data protection laws. It is important to remember that the UK remains a member of the European Union until the terms of its withdrawal have been...more

Brexit: Six-Point Action Plan for Asset Managers

The vote is in. On June 23, 2016, by national referendum, a 52% majority of British voters decided the question of whether the United Kingdom (UK) should leave or remain in the European Union (EU). The referendum turnout...more

New Mandatory and Publicly Available Registers Will Disclose Ultimate Individual Controllers of Most UK Companies and All English...

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 introduces important reforms by the UK Government aimed at increasing transparency over the ownership and control of UK companies and English law LLPs. One of the most...more

Ban on Corporate Directors

From October 2016 no person, other than a natural person, will be able to be appointed as a director of a company formed and registered under Companies Act 2006 (the Act) or Companies Act 1985[2], unless that company is the...more

AIFMD Passport a "No-Go" for U.S. Managers

On July 30, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) provided its advice and opinion to the European Commission, Council and Parliament with respect to the extension of the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund...more

AIFMD Remuneration Code Implementation Planning (Presentation)

In This Presentation: - AIFMD Remuneration Rules: Not going away - Are there any ways I could avoid this altogether? - If not, could I partially avoid it or minimise its effect? - When do I need to worry about...more

10/9/2013  /  AIFMD , EU , Remuneration

Addressing Remuneration Requirements for the EU Fund Management Industry

Increasing regulation of remuneration is being introduced across the European Union, including the possibility of limits on the amounts of bonuses that may be paid by certain firms....more

Preparing for AIFMD: Some Practical Tips, Part 1

In This issue: - A general round-up of key provisions in the AIFMD level 2 implementing regulations - Scope of the AIFMD - Timetable and transitional relief - Cross-border marketing - Delegation and...more

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