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

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AIFMD and UCITS - ESMA Publishes Updated Q&As - ESMA published updated Q&As on AIFMD and UCITS V on 11 July 2017. The AIFMD Q&As include three new questions and answers on the reporting requirements for...more

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

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FCA Publishes Draft Rules to Extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all Firms - The FCA published its long-expected consultation paper (CP17/25) on 26 July, with proposed rules to extend the senior managers...more

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

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CSSF Statement Confirming Support of ESMA's Position on Supervisory Convergence/Regulatory Arbitrage - The CSSF published a statement confirming its support of ESMA’s position on the matter of supervisory convergence /...more

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

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Central Bank Issues FAQ on Brexit - The Central Bank has issued an FAQ document on Brexit, which provides general information to financial services firms who are considering relocating their operations from the UK to...more

Forging ahead: US M&A H1 2017: Fintech forces the fate of US financials

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Banks and insurers turn to M&A, as technology transforms how financial services are purchased and used - The financial services sector recorded 212 deals worth US$38.6 billion in H1 2017, a 42.4 percent uptick in value...more

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

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BaFin Publishes Guidance on the Authorization of Credit Institutions - BaFin issued a guidance notice on 20 July 2017 on the requirements for the application for a banking license in accordance with Sections 32 and 33 of...more

FCA Publishes Proposed Rules to Extend Senior Manager & Certification Regime to All Financial Services Firms

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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published proposed rules to extend the senior manager & certification regime (SMCR) to all financial services firms....more

UK Asset Management Study - FCA’s Final Report and Package of Remedies

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On 28 June 2017 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the final report for its study into the UK asset management market. The report describes the FCA’s final findings and sets out the regulatory changes and...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - July 2017 - Issue 2

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A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details on the updated Q&As published by ESMA in relation to the AIFMD and UCITS, IOSCO's...more

Monetizing Dormant Assets to Make Speculative, but Principal Protected, Investments

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Adventures In Structured Finance - Scenario: A successful Developer has a large tract of entitled but unimproved land worth, for illustration purposes, over $30,000,000. He is keen to sell it but the offers he has...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - July 2017 - Issue 1

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A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. In this issue we look at the extension of the PSC regime to Scottish limited partnerships and AIM listed companies,...more

In the eye of the beholder? The concept of value for money, and the FCA's governance proposals for asset managers

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The publication of the Financial Conduct Authority's Consultation Paper CP17/18 (the CP) and Asset Management Market Study mark a further milestone in the FCA's work on the functioning of the asset management industry....more

Financial institutions M&A: Asset management

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Current market: - Upward, significant - Increasing competition, pressure on costs and changes in investor behaviour have already led to some consolidation in the industry. Much more is on the horizon...more

Key Takeaways from the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Review into the Asset Management Market

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On 28 June 2017, the UK Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published its final report in relation to its review of the UK asset management market. The report sets out a package of reform proposals designed to address certain...more

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

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EMIR - New Third Country CCPs Recognised - ESMA updated its list of third-country central counterparties recognised to offer services and activities in the EU on 29 May 2017 – New Zealand Clearing Ltd may now clear. ...more

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

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FCA Issues New Guidance on Cyber Resilience and Notification of Cyber Attacks - The FCA published a new page on its website providing informal guidance on cyber resilience on 18 May 2017. Following the recent global...more

MiFID II – EU market access for non-EU portfolio managers

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As of 3 January 2018, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) will provide for a new regime for non-EU portfolio managers to access the EU market. Please see full Briefing below for more information....more

FCA Publishes Final Policy Statement on MIFID II Implementation

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The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has published its final policy statement on implementation of the revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID II”), which takes effect in the EU in January 2018....more

Regulation Round Up - June 2017

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2 June - The ESMA published its final report on guidelines on product governance requirements under the MiFID II Directive (2004/65/EU). The guidelines (set out in Annex IV) to the final report aim to promote greater...more

Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - Opportunities for M&A transactions in the European financial services sector - June...

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Inorganic growth strategies are key to remaining competitive and winning market share in the European financial services sector. Almost a decade after the financial crisis, most European financial institutions are still...more

Financial Conduct Authority’s Asset Management Review – Authorised Funds Shake Up

On 28 June 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the Asset Management Market Study Final Report (the “Asset Management Review”) as well as a Consultation Paper setting out some proposed changes to the FCA’s...more

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

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CSSF Circular 17/654 Dated 17 May 2017 - The CSSF published its Circular addressed to credit institutions and certain PSFs regarding the sub-delegation for IT cloud services. The CSSF has also, inter alia, amended its...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 25

SEC/CORPORATE - NYSE Withdraws Proposed Rule to Allow Listing Without an IPO - On June 19, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) filed a notice withdrawing its proposed rule that would have allowed companies to list on the...more

FCA Publishes the Final Version of Its Asset Management Market Study

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the final version of its Asset Management Market Study (MS15/2.3) on 28 June 2017, setting out its policy proposals for the UK asset management industry....more

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

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Discussion Paper on ETFs Published by the Central Bank - The Central Bank has published this Discussion Paper about Exchange traded Funds (ETFs). It notes that Ireland is the largest European centre for Exchanged Traded...more

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