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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

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

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

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

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - May 20, 2013

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

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

AIFMD: Level 2 Regulation adopted by the European Commission

Harneys continues to monitor developments related to the EU’s AIFMD with a focus on how it will affect our clients in the Cayman Islands and BVI. The most significant recent development is that the AIFMD Level 2 Regulation...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

European Commission Adopts AIFMD Level 2 Regulation

On December 19, the European Commission adopted a Delegated (Level 2) Regulation (Delegated Regulation) implementing certain aspects of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (AIFMD)....more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - December 21, 2012

In this issue: - Nallengara to Replace Cross as Corp. Fin. Chief - FINRA Rule Relating to Private Placements of Securities Effective December 3 - Additional Guidance on FINRA’s Suitability Rule - No-Action...more

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