In cases where a US investment adviser appoints an EEA sub-adviser, the parties concerned will need to analyse which entity will be the AIFM. Whether such arrangements relate to group entities or third parties, the parties...more
AIFMD will affect the operations of US investment advisers which undertake investment management functions and certain other so-called collective management functions in respect of the portfolios of EEA or non-EEA AIF under...more
There has been some uncertainty as to the terms on which non-EEA managers (including US investment advisers) will be able to continue to directly manage the portfolios of EEA domiciled AIFs (e.g. Irish or Luxembourg domiciled...more
This newsletter provides an overview of some of the main financial services regulatory developments in the UK and EU from the period 1 January 2013 to 1 June 2013.
Banking and Prudential Supervision Basel 3/Capital...more
On 31 May 2013, Regulation (EU) No 462/2013 (the “Amendment Regulation”) that further amends Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies was published in the Official Journal. This was accompanied by a short...more
From 22 July 2013, subject to certain transitional arrangements, new rules will apply in relation to the “marketing” of AIFs to investors domiciled in or with a registered office in the EEA....more
AIFMD starts to take effect from 22 July 2013, subject to certain transitional arrangements. In broad terms, it will affect US investment advisers engaged in the following activities....more
On May 30, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a press release relating to global supervisory cooperation on alternative funds....more
From 22 July 2013, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (the “Directive”) and the supplementary level 2 Regulation (EU) No 231/2013 (the “Regulation”) will come into effect. This legislation will...more
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved co-operation arrangements that can now be entered into between European Economic Area (EEA) financial services regulators and 34 non-EEA jurisdictions where...more
In an important further step towards the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in the European Economic Area (EEA) on July 22, 2013, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)...more
Arrangements allow EU securities regulators to supervise non-EU alternative fund managers and thereby allow such managers access to the EU.
On 30 May, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced that...more
Harneys’ reaction to the Press Release from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) dated 30 May 2013 -
It has been announced today that ESMA has approved co-operation arrangements...more
Following the announcement in Budget 2013, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued a consultation document on May 20, 2013 that focuses on two areas of partnership taxation where HMRC perceive “unintended inconsistencies”...more
On 13 May 2013, HM Treasury published a response document to its earlier consultation regarding transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in the UK, along with amended...more
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
In This Issue: April Housing Scorecard; Rating Agency Developments; New York State Court Dismisses RMBS Putback Action Against Nomura As Time-Barred; New York State Court Allows Trustee Lawsuit Against DB Structured Products...more
The HM Treasury has issued a Q&A in which it suggests upcoming changes to the timetable for implementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the “AIFMD”) in the United Kingdom. The HM Treasury is the UK...more
The European Member States must implement the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (the “AIFMD”), which came into force on July 21, 2011, into their national laws by July 22, 2013. Once the...more
The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) is now accepting applications for authorisation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on an informal basis. Applications can be made on the Central Bank’s...more
On April 29, HM Treasury issued a Question and Answer publication which stated its intention to extend the transition period of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) to existing third-country Alternative...more
In this issue:
- SEC Roundtable Discusses Current Securities Law Topics at 33rd Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
- SEC Reopening Comment Periods for Certain Rulemaking Releases and...more
This update summarises current regulatory developments impacting the asset management sector in the UK and throughout the European Union.
In this issue:
- Part A – Regulation of Financial Markets
- Part B –...more
UK will now allow qualifying non-EEA firms to rely on the one-year transitional provision.
On 29 April, HM Treasury published a short Q&A on the transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive...more
The first compliance date under the European Union’s recently adopted Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the “AIFMD”) is July 22, 2013....more
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