Torsten Schwarze

Torsten Schwarze

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Future Marketing Rules for Non-EU Fund Managers in Germany

Germany’s private placement rules for funds will change again. On 19 July, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its advice on applying the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)...more

8/3/2016 - AIFM AIFMD AIFMD Passport AIFS EU EU Passport European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) European Union Delegated Act (EUDA) Fund Managers Germany Grandfathering Rules Private Placements

ESMA Advice on Extending the AIFMD Passport to Non-EU Countries

ESMA sees no significant obstacles to extending the AIFMD passport to nine key countries. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published advice to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and...more

7/21/2016 - AIFMD AIFMD Passport Alternative Investment Funds ASIC Australia Bermuda Canada Cayman Islands CIMA EU EU Passport European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Hong Kong Island of Guernsey Japan Member State Monetary Authority of Singapore Singapore Switzerland UCITS

Amendments to the German Voting Rights Notification Rules

New European transparency requirements have been transformed into German law. On 27 November, Germany will implement the Amendment Directive to the Transparency Directive (2013/50/EU, the Amendment Directive). The...more

11/24/2015 - Amended Legislation BaFin Corporate Issuers EU Germany Notification Requirements Transparency Voting Rights

German Regulator BaFin Opens the Way for Credit Funds in Germany

By changing its administrative practice, the BaFin allows loan origination and loan restructuring by investment funds in Germany. On 12 May, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published changes to...more

6/2/2015 - Asset Management BaFin European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Germany Investment Funds

German Schuldschein Loans Grow in Popularity

Schuldschein loans, which offer straightforward documentation and easy transferability, are an interesting alternative financing instrument for borrowers and investors. Traditional German debt instruments called...more

3/10/2014 - Bilateral Agreements Debt Financing Foreign Banks

Implementing Measures of European Market Infrastructure Regulation Take Effect

New clearing, risk mitigation, and reporting obligations imposed on certain derivative contracts. On 15 March, the first six implementing measures of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) entered into...more

4/29/2013 - Derivatives Dodd-Frank EMIR EU OTC Reporting Requirements Risk Mitigation

Germany Enacts High-Frequency Trading Act

Act regulates high-frequency trading firms and certain trading activities to address concerns about their potential impact on market stability. On 28 February, the German Parliament (Bundestag) approved the "Act for...more

3/8/2013 - High Frequency Trading Licenses

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