Tim Pearce

Tim Pearce

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

UK Summer Budget 2015

On Wednesday, 8 July 2015, George Osborne delivered the UK Summer Budget. The first Budget of the new Conservative government (and the second Budget of 2015), the Summer Budget is wide-ranging in scope and potentially...more

7/13/2015 - Asset Management Banking Sector Capital Gains Corporate Taxes Derivatives Federal Budget Goodwill Peer-to-Peer Pensions Stamp Duty Land Tax Tax Credits Tax Reform Tax Revenues UK

New Swiss Disclosure Annex for Non-Swiss Funds

The Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association (SFAMA) has published a model annex setting out prescribed form disclosure statements to be included in the offering documents and other marketing materials of non-Swiss funds...more

3/25/2015 - Investment Funds Material Disclosures Switzerland

UK Budget 2015: Key Implications for Alternative Asset Managers

In a speech crammed full of digs aimed at opposition parties (and the French), the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his final pre-election Budget this afternoon....more

3/19/2015 - Asset Management Corporate Taxes Investment Management UK

UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues Significant Financial Penalty in Respect of Management of Conflicts of Interest by Asset...

Summary - This alert sets out details of a recently published final notice issued by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regarding the management of conflicts of interest within UK-licensed investment managers....more

3/2/2015 - Asset Management Conflicts of Interest Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) UK

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

Draft Finance Bill 2015: Key Implications for U.K.-Based Alternative Asset Managers and Their Funds

Following not quite so hotly on the heels of the Autumn Statement as some would like, the U.K. government has now published draft legislation for inclusion in next year’s Finance Bill. ...more

12/12/2014 - Alternative Investment Funds Asset Management Derivatives Fees UK

ESMA Consults on Guidelines on Asset Segregation Under AIFMD

On December 1, 2014, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published a Consultation Paper (ESMA/2014/1326) on asset segregation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (“AIFMD”)....more

12/5/2014 - AIFMD ESMA

Autumn Statement 2014: Key Implications for U.K.-Based Alternative Asset Managers and Their Funds

Shortly after 12.30 p.m. today, the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered the last Autumn Statement before next year’s general election....more

12/4/2014 - Corporate Taxes Tax Reform UK

UK Implementation of AIFMD – Transitional Period Extended

In December 2013, HM Treasury announced that the transitional period allowing existing U.K. alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) to continue managing their alternative investment funds (AIFs) without receiving...more

6/30/2014 - AIFM Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Treasury UK

Finance Bill 2014 Published

The U.K. government has today published the final text of the 2014 Finance Bill. As discussed in our previous Alert, issued on March 19, the Finance Bill includes...more

3/28/2014 - AIFM AIFMD HMRC Income Taxes Stamp Taxes Tax Reform UK

2014 U.K. Budget: Impact on Alternative Asset Managers

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his fifth coalition Budget today. In a wide-ranging statement, there are a significant number of tax-focused proposals that will make changes across the U.K. tax system. Some of these...more

3/20/2014 - AIFM AIFMD Business Taxes Corporate Taxes HMRC Stamp Duty Land Tax UCITS UK

Salaried Members Legislation & Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) Deferral Mechanism

Draft Salaried Member Legislation - Following the publication of further guidance on February 21, 2014, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the U.K. has today issued revised “salaried member” legislation in...more

3/12/2014 - AIFM HMRC Income Taxes Tax Deferral

U.K. Partnership Tax Changes

Slightly later than first advertised, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has now issued further guidance regarding the employment status of members of U.K. limited liability partnerships (LLPs)....more

2/25/2014 - Business Taxes Partnerships UK

FCA Guidance on Modification of the Funds Under Management Rule for AIFMs

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued guidance on the application procedure for modifying the “funds under management” rule. This modification will allow alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) that use...more

2/14/2014 - AIFM AIFMD Compliance Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Fund Managers Modification

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

FCA Publishes Update on AIFMD Application Process

This alert will be of interest to U.K.-authorised investment management firms preparing to submit applications for variation of permission (VOP) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in connection with the implementation...more

1/13/2014 - AIFMD Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) 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

U.K. Autumn Statement 2013

The Chancellor of the Exchequer today delivered a 130-page Autumn Statement that contained a number of surprises, as well as expected updates on areas such as partnership taxation....more

12/6/2013 - Business Taxes Corporate Taxes Limited Partnerships Loans Partnerships Self-Employment Tax UK

U.K.-Cayman IGA Signed

The United Kingdom (U.K.) has published an agreed intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Cayman Islands. The IGA was signed on 5th November and is intended to improve international tax compliance by providing for domestic...more

11/7/2013 - Compliance IGAs International Tax Issues Tax Treaty UL

AIFM Remuneration Code Guidance

Summary - The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has published draft guidance on the application of rules on remuneration (the “AIFMD Remuneration Rules”) to FCA-authorized firms, once they become authorized as...more

9/10/2013 - AIFM AIFMD Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Remuneration UK

Fund Board Meetings in the United Kingdom

The Background - As part of the Budget 2013, U.K. Treasury announced the U.K.’s investment management strategy. The strategy is aimed at enhancing the U.K.’s position as a global leader in the investment management...more

8/29/2013 - Board of Directors Fund Managers UK

AIFMD Update: U.K. Complies with Remuneration Guidelines

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to confirm that the FCA will comply with the ESMA guidelines relating to remuneration policies under the...more

8/9/2013 - AIFM AIFMD EEA ESMA Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Notice Requirements Remuneration

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