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ESMA issues advice on extension of the AIFMD Third Country Passport to 12 non-EU countries, including the United States

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On July 19, 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final advice (Advice) on extending the application of the marketing passport under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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AIFMD – ESMA Updates Q&A on the Application of the AIFMD - ESMA updated its questions and answers on the application of the AIFMD on 3 June 2016. The new content includes a new question and answer on requirements...more

Brexit for asset managers and fund managers - don’t panic, it may not be as bad as it at first appears!

by Reed Smith on

UK regulated fund managers and asset managers should bear in mind that, while the Brexit vote has occurred, this does not bind the UK Parliament. As of the date of writing (6 July 2016), the process of withdrawal under...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2016: MiFID II: Key Considerations for Asset Managers

by Dechert LLP on

The Council of the European Union on 13 May 2014 formally endorsed a new regulatory regime that will replace the current Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), which has been in force since 2007. The new...more

UK Referendum: Impact of ‘Brexit’ on UK/EU Financial Services

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There are two substantive issues: the first relates to the rules faced by UK firms in undertaking domestic UK financial services business and whether these will be amended/repealed since the UK will no longer be subject to...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - June 2016 #8

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ESMA updates EMIR Q&A - ESMA has updated its Q&A on EMIR. The new questions address: - the clearing obligation, specifically about the self-categorisation needed to establish which counterparties belong to which...more

The Financial Report - Volume 5, No. 11 • June 2016 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - A few years ago, David Blass, then Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets, created a stir when he said in a speech that private fund advisers should be concerned about some...more

Blog: ESMA Publishes Updated Q&As On The Application Of The AIFMD

by Cooley LLP on

The European Securities & Markets Authority has published its updated questions and answers on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The updated Q&As include 4 new questions...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

AIFMD - Updated Q&A - ESMA published an updated Q&A on the AIFMD on 5 April 2015. The new Q&A address notification requirements relating to additional investment in existing Alternative Investment Funds....more

Blog: Loan Origination By Alternative Investment Funds – ESMA’s Opinion On Next Steps

by Cooley LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion on the “Key principles for a European framework on loan origination by funds“. The Opinion is addressed to the European Parliament, the Council...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #9

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ESRB extends deadline for recommendations on funding credit institutions - ESRB has published a Recommendation which it adopted concerning changes to the set of recommendations on the funding of credit institutions. EBA...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Joins European Banking Authority in Call for Legislative Changes on Application of...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority published its final report on Guidelines on the sound remuneration policies under the Units in Collective Undertakings Directive and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers...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

AIFMD Passporting Update

by Reed Smith on

EU regulated AIFMs promoting EU domiciled AIFs – We have lived with AIFMD since the full implementation date of 22 July 2014 with the marketing passport being available from that date for EU regulated AIFMs promoting EU...more

Blog: ESMA’s Advice On The Application Of The Passport To Non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers

by Cooley LLP on

It might soon be possible for alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) in the United States of America, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Canada, the Isle of Man, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda or Australia (the Countries), to...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #10

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Treasury updates Iran sanctions - Treasury has issued a notice explaining the effects on sanctions against Iran of Implementation Day (I Day) under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). I Day was 16 January, on...more

ESMA Publishes European Commission Letter on AIFMD Passport

On January 19, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published on its website a letter it received from the European Commission (Commission), dated December 17, 2015. The letter is in response to guidance and...more

European Commission Letter to ESMA on Application of AIFMD Passport

On January 19, ESMA published a letter it has received from the European Commission relating to the application of the EU passport under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (“AIFMD”) to non-EU...more

ESMA updates AIFMD FAQ

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ESMA has updated its FAQs on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). A new question addresses how the depositary’s liability regime applies to those assets...more

ESMA Publishes Updated Q&A on AIFMD

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

On December 2, the European Securities and Markets Authority published an updated Questions and Answers (Updated Q&A) on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The Updated Q&A focuses on Section III...more

ESMA Q&A on Application of the AIFMD

On December 2, 2015 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an updated Question and Answer document in relation to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) which puts in place a...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

ESMA updates AIFMD FAQs

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ESMA has updated its FAQs on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ESMA Q& A on Application of the AIFMD - On December 2, 2015 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an updated Question and Answer document in relation to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

EMIR – Indirect Clearing Regulatory Technical Standards to Align to MiFIR - ESMA published a letter on 5 October from Commissioner Hill to the European Parliament on regulatory technical standards on indirect clearing...more

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