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New Guidance from the SEC on Gifts to Adviser Personnel

SEC Staff from the Division of Investment Management has issued guidance on receipt of gifts by investment adviser personnel who manage registered funds....more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

AIFMD – FCA Publishes Information to Assist Alternative Investment Fund Managers with Annex IV Reporting - New FCA Q&As on GABRIEL for Annex IV reporting: On 20 January 2015, the FCA published a new Q&As document to...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

Four SEC Commissioners addressed the annual SEC Speaks Conference, reviewing recent agency initiatives and tracing potential paths for the future. The SEC also brought another FCPA action, a misappropriation case and an...more

Neue Anlageverordnung verabschiedet

Am 25. Februar 2015 hat das Bundeskabinett eine Verordnung zur Änderung der Anlageverordnung und der Pensionsfonds-Kapitalanlageverordnung verabschiedet. Nachdem am 22. Juli 2013 das Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch in Kraft getreten...more

Private Equity Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments

A summary of a private equity firm’s compliance obligations, a discussion of notable developments in 2014 and highlights of the SEC’s examination priorities for 2015. US federal laws and regulations, as well as the...more

An Update on Dealing Commissions and Market Abuse

Last week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published two papers likely to have a significant impact on the day-to-day operation of investment fund managers in the immediate and medium term....more

Alert: The European Venture Capital and Social Entrepreneurship Funds Regulations

The European law on alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) comes in three main parts: - The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)...more

Will we see a trend for direct pension fund investment in US greenfields infrastructure?

Although historically the investment profile for pension funds has focused on established brownfields assets, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has recently invested $525 million AUD into the greenfields...more

A New Era for Private Funds in China?

Several years ago, alternative asset managers were enthusiastically regarding China as a new frontier for fundraising. Indeed, in 2011, Chinese private equity and venture capital firms raised substantially more money from...more

Irish ICAV becomes a reality – checks all the boxes!

In our January 2014 DechertOnPoint - Yes - ICAV! Irish Minister for Finance Announces New Irish Corporate Fund Vehicle - we outlined details of the proposed new Irish corporate investment fund vehicle and the enhancements...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

The Commission recently filed an amicus brief defending its Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules. Those rules specify that the anti-retaliation provisions of those amendments to the Exchange Act protect those who chose not to...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 2015 #3

In this issue: - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Regulatory Capital Tool for Securitization Exposures - European Banking Authority Reports on Implications of Regulatory Reforms for...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

ICAV Update - Bill Passed by Lower House of Parliament: On 28 January 2015, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, the Dail, approved the draft legislation, including various amendments recommended during the Report...more

Weavering: Appeal court judgment clears directors of wilful default

On 12 February 2015 the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal handed down its long-awaited judgment in Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Ltd v Peterson and Ekstrom. The case, which measured the liability of directors, sent...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

On 15 January 2015, the German Investment Fund Association BVI issued its latest investment statistics report, giving an overview of the net assets and net sales within the German investment fund and asset management markets....more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

According to a change of the German Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch – KAGB), which entered into force on 21 December 2014, a German Investment Management Company’s risk management process has to ensure that the...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

In November 2014, the German Financial Supervisory Authority, BaFin, issued a guidance notice with regard to the minimum investment criteria of German retail closed-ended funds, with a view to avoid so-called blind pool...more

Two Criminal Investment Fund Fraud Actions

Despite massive publicity and numerous cases by enforcement authorities, investment fund fraud actions continue to be a staple of the SEC, CFTC and the DOJ. In case after case investors are convinced to part with their hard...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

On 4 November 2014, the German Financial Supervisory Authority, BaFin, issued a guidance notice with regard to the requirements that have to be met to extend the term of a German retail closed-ended fund. According to Bafin,...more

The Kiddie Tax

Setting up an investment account for your children when they are very young is a great way to start saving for them, but there may be unexpected tax consequences to consider. The Kiddie Tax applies to all children up to age...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

The AMF introduces new technical data requirements in the authorization procedure for the management of new regulated markets or multilateral trading facilities (MTF)....more

Why bad funds remain in 401(k) plans

A few years ago, researchers from the business schools at the University of Indiana and the University of Texas at Austin looked at some data to try to figure out why many poor 401(k) investment choices linger on fund...more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset...

On 1 January 2015 article 315-67 of the General Regulation of the AMF, which was enacted on 10 September 2014, entered into force. Under the terms of this investment services providers...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

The SEC settled another action this week based on admissions of fact and that the Federal securities laws were filed, this time involving Oppenheimer. The action was based on the fact that the firm permitted an off-shore and...more

Investment Management Update

SEC’s Focus in 2015 - On December 11, 2014, Mary Jo White, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), gave a speech at The New York Times DealBook Opportunities for Tomorrow Conference that...more

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