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So You Want to Market Funds in Europe? Rules of the Road for Accessing Capital in Europe

by Dechert LLP on

Europe is the largest market for fund products after the United States. However, despite the advances of the European single market, there remains a confusing combination of pan-European and country specific rules governing...more

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation—Update

Regulation (EU) 2015/2365, the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), imposes a number of requirements on EU fund managers (see the previous Akin Gump client alert on SFTR, The New Securities Financing...more

The SFTR – The EU Expands its Rulebook to Cover Securities Financing Transactions and the Reuse of Collateral

by White & Case LLP on

The Regulation on Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions and of Reuse (2015/2365) (the "SFTR") entered into force on 12 January 2016 following publication in the Official Journal of the European Union on 23...more

Upcoming EU Disclosure Requirements for Certain Collateral Arrangements

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The EU Regulation on Securities Financing Transactions provides a set of measures aiming to enhance regulators’ and investors’ understanding of “securities financing transactions”....more

What's Happening on UCITS V?

by Dechert LLP on

Where are we on implementation? Are we nearly there yet? Yes and no. The UCITS V directive comes into force on 18 March 2016. But: Additional implementing rules (known as "Level 2") on the duties of UCITS...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 47

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

SEC/CORPORATE - FAST Act Legislation and Impact on Securities Law - On December 4, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). This transportation bill includes...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 40

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Requests Comment on Revised Price Disclosure Information Standards for Corporate and Agency Debt Securities - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a regulatory notice...more

Securitisation: Keeping it Simple?

On 30 September 2015, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published a proposal for a regulation (the “Proposed Regulation”)1 intended to harmonise existing EU laws applying to securitisations (including proposed...more

Bridging the Week - August 2015 #2

ESMA Says “No for Now” to Granting Passport Rights to US Fund Managers Under AIFMD - The European Securities and Markets Authority told the European Commission last week that it was premature to grant passport rights to...more

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 29

SEC to Consider Adoption of Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules at August 5 Opening Meeting - On July 29, the Securities and Exchange Commission, pursuant to a “Sunshine Act” notice, stated that it will hold an open meeting on...more

More Disclosure Needed as SEC Sunlight Shines

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) “Spreading Sunshine” speech in early May 2014 heralded a new era of disclosure for private equity firms. Under the spotlight were fees, allocation of expenses, co-investment,...more

AIFMD: Renewed Focus on Its Impact on Non-EU Managers of Private Funds

by Morgan Lewis on

Although AIFMD took effect in key EU member states in 2013, in practice, its one-year grace period largely gave managers of alternative investment funds an opportunity to postpone compliance until 22 July 2014....more

Ongoing Obligations Under AIFMD for Non-EEA Private Fund Managers – Regulatory Reporting, Annual Investor Report and Investor...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the “AIFMD”) introduces new requirements for alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) established in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and non-EEA AIFMs that market...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2013: French AMF Guidance on Best Practices Regarding Rebates and Inducements...

by Dechert LLP on

Pursuant to the market practice in France, distributors – such as investment service providers or financial advisors – are not paid directly by investors but rather receive a rebate or inducements from the issuer of the...more

The EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: Marketing Impact On Non-European Fund Managers

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Alternative investment fund managers based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to market their alternative investment funds (AIFs) to European investors are rightly concerned about additional restrictions and...more

Addressing Remuneration Requirements for the EU Fund Management Industry

by K&L Gates LLP on

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

"UK Provides Marketing Grace Period for Alternative Fund Managers"

The U.K. Treasury recently published its response to its January 2013 consultation on transposing the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). A revised draft version of the Alternative Investment Fund...more

AIFMD: Impact on US Investment Advisers

by Dechert LLP on

In This Issue: - Introduction - Overview: Four key ways that US investment advisers are affected by AIFMD - Marketing funds in the EEA - Managing EEA domiciled funds - Sub-adviser to an EEA manager...more

The credit rating market for structured finance instruments: new requirements for issuers, originators and sponsors

by White & Case LLP on

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

AIFMD: Update for non-EEA fund managers

by White & Case LLP on

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 Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive—a non-EU Fund Manager’s Perspective

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Introduction - 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

All Fund Managers Marketing in the European Union Must Take Note: First Deadline Under European Union Alternative Investment Fund...

by Foley Hoag LLP on

The first compliance date under the European Union’s recently adopted Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the “AIFMD”) is July 22, 2013....more

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive – How Does It Affect Non-EU Managers?

The EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (the “Directive” or “AIFMD”) applies to managers of alternative investment funds (each an “Alternative Investment Fund Manager” or “AIFM”). The main...more

Preparing for AIFMD: Some Practical Tips, Part 1

by K&L Gates LLP on

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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