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

Latest Investment Fund Statistics for Germany - The German Investment Fund Association BVI has issued its latest investment statistics report dated 29 February 2016, giving an overview of the net assets and net sales...more

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

Direct Lending by French Funds - The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the French financial markets regulator, the “AMF”) has published on 1 April 2016 the results from the public consultation organized at the end of last...more

Renewable Alert Letter 25: Introduction of Listed Renewable Energy Funds

Procedures began in April 2016 for the long awaited listing of the first infrastructure fund on the Tokyo Stock Exchange targeted at investments in renewable energy plants and other infrastructure facilities. Among the...more

Possible Worlds Versus Probable Worlds - the Metaphysics of Systemic Risk: FSOC Revisits Asset Managers

On April 18, 2016, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) again warned that asset managers present systemic risk to financial stability in five key areas: ..liquidity and redemptions; ..leverage;...more

US Financial Stability Oversight Council Focuses on Asset Management Products and Activities

On April 18, 2016, the US Financial Stability Oversight Council issued an update on its multi-year review of potential financial stability risks in the asset management industry. This note highlights takeaways from that...more

Financial Stability Board to Consult on Addressing Risks Posed by Asset Management Activities

The Financial Stability Board announced that it would publish proposed policy recommendations to address structural vulnerabilities in asset management activities. The recommendations will aim to address several risks that...more

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

Other EU developments – Benchmark Regulation and Changes to Prospectus Directive - ESMA issued a discussion paper on implementation of the Benchmarks Regulation on 15 February 2016. ...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2016: UK Investment Trust Companies for Credit Portfolios – Their Time Has...

According to statistics published by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), the UK trade association for closed-end investment companies, in 2015 net fundraising for closed-end investment companies, including...more

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

UCITS Regulations 2016 Published - The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/225) were published on 25 February 2016. These implement provisions of the UCITS V...more

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

Latest Statistics Regarding Luxembourg UCITS - ALFI (the Luxembourg Fund Association) released figures outlining the footprint of Luxembourg domiciled UCITS on 9 March 2016, showing the volume of assets under management...more

Brexit: What does it mean for asset managers?

The European Union (EU) is made up of 28 member states committed, through a series of treaties, to ever closer economic and political union. As such it exercises considerable power, both internally and internationally. It is...more

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

Central Bank Letter Regarding Conflict of Interest (“COI”) Risks in Investment Firms - The Central Bank issued a letter (the “Letter”) to all investment firms providing feedback on the findings of their thematic...more

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

Investment Statistics as of 31 January 2016 - The German Investment Fund Association BVI issued its latest investment statistics report dated 31 January 2016, giving an overview of the net assets and net sales within the...more

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

MIF 2 Directive – AMF Guide - The AMF published a guide on the implementation of the MIF 2 Directive. The document is drafted as a Q&A on several issues with respect to the implementation of the MIF 2 Directive, subject...more

Highlights from the SEC Speaks — 2016 Enforcement Priorities

Senior members of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC” or “Commission”) Division of Enforcement (“Division”) addressed the defense bar on February 19, 2016, during the Practising Law Institute’s annual “SEC Speaks”...more

New Requirements to Hong Kong Professional Investor Regime to Become Effective on 25 March 2016

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) issued a consultation paper titled “Consultation Paper on the Proposed Amendments to the Professional Investor Regime and the Client Agreement Requirements” on 15...more

The Effect of Article 63 Amendments on Existing Article 63 Exemption Operators

Existing Article 63 Exemption Operators will be subject to new obligations and duties starting March 1, 2016. Beginning March 1, 2016, the amendments to the exemption concerning the Special Business Activities for...more

Fondi di investimento alternativi italiani e UE ammessi a investire in crediti in Italia

The decree law no. 18 of 14 February 2016 (the "Decree"), published in Official Gazette no. 37del February 15, 2016 and in force since February 19, 2016, introduced, inter alia, new provisions of collective asset management....more

The Introduction of an Open-Ended Fund Company Regime in Hong Kong

Under the current legal and regulatory regime relating to the establishment of investment funds in Hong Kong, an open-ended investment fund in Hong Kong can only take the form of a unit trust. This is mainly due to the...more

Considering Stewardship and Corporate Governance in the UK

A recent announcement regarding the UK’s Stewardship Code serves as a reminder of the current similarities and differences between the US and UK corporate governance schemes, as well as their ongoing convergence. By way...more

Pubblicato in Gazzetta Ufficiale il Decreto Legge sulle BCC

With reference to our previous alert of 11 February 2016 on the reform of the BCC, we drafted this alert follow up following the publication in the Official Gazette, General Series n. 37 of 15 February 2016, of the decree law...more

Blog: European Commission Speech About The Resolution Of Insurers And Asset Managers

The European Commission has published a short extract from a speech given by Commissioner Jonathan Hill to the Centre for European Policy Studies on 9 February 2016. The first two paragraphs of the extract are about the...more

Draft UK Income-based Carried Interest Legislation Published

Proposed new UK rules will tax carried interest in certain funds as income, with only specified funds entitled to capital gains treatment - The UK government published draft legislation on 9 December 2015 amending the...more

In Principle: 10 Things You Need to Know for 2016

Financial regulation is in a constant state of flux or, if you are feeling generous, evolution. In this publication, we focus on 10 key issues that we believe firms should be aware of going into 2016: - increased...more

Jawbone Successfully Leverages Patent Portfolio as Collateral in Fund Raising Efforts

Fitness device maker Jawbone was recently featured in a Re/code article announcing that the company had raised $165 million in new funding. The article mentioned another aspect of the Jawbone’s fundraising efforts; the...more

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