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Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - February 24, 2014

ESMA Q&A on Application of AIFMD - On February 17, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a questions and answers paper (Q&A) on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2013: Leveling the Playing Field: Recent Developments in Benchmarks...

The individuals and entities responsible for setting financial market reference rates or, more broadly, financial benchmarks, have not historically been subject to extensive regulation. Recent misconduct by banks with regard...more

AIFMD Reporting Obligations – ESMA Issues Its Final Report

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its long-awaited final report (the Report) on 1 October 2013, setting out detailed guidelines relating to (i) the reporting obligations under Articles 3(3)(d) and...more

AIFMD: Countdown to Compliance

The July 22 deadline for EU Member States to transpose the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into national law has arrived....more

The AIFMD Developments

HM Treasury Responds to Consultation on Transposing AIFM Directive - On May 13, HM Treasury published its response to its January 2013 consultation on transposing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: The Role of the Depositary Under the AIFM Directive

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the “AIFM Directive”) requires that private funds appoint a “depositary”. To date, there has been no cross-border regulatory requirement for hedge or other private funds to...more

UK Treasury Publishes First Consultation on AIFMD Implementation

On 11 January 2013, HM Treasury published its first consultation on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) implementation in the UK, entitled "Transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers...more

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