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Securities Financing Transactions Regulation—Update

Regulation (EU) 2015/2365, the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), imposes a number of requirements on EU fund managers (see the previous Akin Gump client alert on SFTR, The New Securities Financing...more

UK Investment Managers: Any Reason to be Frightened by Brexit?

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The UK investment management industry is, from a variety of perspectives, an important industry. With the Brexit clock now ticking, is there huge uncertainty ahead or is the industry largely secure? Can investment managers...more

Brexit: Financial Services Firms: Appendix

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This appendix contains a brief description of the key EU financial services directives (excluding the insurance sector) which create the core regulatory framework within which financial services firms principally operate as...more

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

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EMIR - ESMA Updates its List of Third Country CCPs and Issues Updated Q&A - On 30 March, ESMA updated its list of third-country central counterparties recognised to offer services and activities in the EU. CCPs in Dubai,...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 CSSF-CPDI Dated 19 April 2017 - The CSSF published its Circular addressed, inter alia, to investment firms as well as AIFMs and UCITS management companies who manage portfolios on a discretionary basis...more

EBA launches harmonisation of European covered bonds rules

On 20 December 2016, the European Banking Authority (the "EBA") published the final version of a report entitled "EBA Report on Covered Bonds - Recommendations on Harmonisation of Covered Bond Frameworks in the EU" (the...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 Reviews Outsourcing Arrangements of Fund Administrators - The Central Bank completed a review on outsourcing carried out by Irish regulated Fund Administrators....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 Transparency Standards for German Funds - On 4 April 2017, BaFin has published new transparency standards for funds after a BaFin investigation found that some active funds “closely” track...more

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

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AFG - Publication of a Public Position on RTS PRIIPs - The Association Française de la Gestion Financière (the “AFG”, the French professional association of asset managers) published on 18 April, jointly with the French...more

Alternative investment company – deadline for regulatory adjustment will end June 4, 2017

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On June 4, 2016 amendments to the Act on Investment Funds (the “Act”) entered into force. The purpose of the amendment is implementation in the Polish legal system AIFMD (Directive 2011/61/EU of 8 June 2011 regarding 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 Press Release 17/06 Dated 13 February 2017 - The CSSF confirmed that it follows ESMA on its opinion in relation to the requirements for UCITS share classes....more

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

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New Central Bank Investment Firms Regulations 2017 - The Central Bank published the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (Section 48(1)) (Investment Firms) Regulations 2017 on 13 March 2017. The new...more

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

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Significant Update of the General Regulations of the AMF ("GRAMF") - The Arrêté of 27 February 2017 and published to the Official Journal on 7 March 2017 has amended significantly the General Regulations of the AMF (the...more

New PRIIPs Regulatory and Technical Standards issued by the EU Commission

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After the first draft was rejected by the European Parliament in September 2016, on 8 March 2017 the European Commission published a new draft of a Delegated Regulation, laying down regulatory technical standards in relation...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 - Spanish Pension Schemes Exempt and Updated Q&A - On 25 January, ESMA issued its opinion confirming the exemption from the EMIR clearing obligation for certain Spanish pension schemes....more

PRIIPs: New Regulatory Technical Standards published by the European Commission

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On 8 March 2017, the European Commission has published a new delegated regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) no. 1286/2014 (the "PRIIPs Regulation"), which set out the regulatory technical standards (the "New RTS") to lay...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 Publishes Feedback Statement on CP105 - The Central Bank published its Feedback Statement on CP105 on 19 January 2017. CP105 sets out proposed amendments to the Central Bank UCITS Regulations in light of...more

Funds Bulletin - February 2017

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Funds Bulletin (a monthly round-up of topical legal, regulatory and tax issues affecting the fund industry). Features our summary of the FSCP's position paper on the impact of Brexit on financial services consumers, as well...more

Currency Hedging Survives ESMA UCITS Share Class Cull

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For the past two years, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”), Europe’s main securities regulator, has had UCITS share classes in their sights. It has issued two discussion papers on the topic and has now...more

The CSSF's position in respect of ESMA's Opinion on UCITS' Share Classes

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On 13 February, 2017 the Luxembourg Financial Regulator (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier –CSSF) announced its position in respect of ESMA’s opinion by issuing press release n°17/06. The CSSF expects UCITS...more

Novità in materia di direct-lending. Gli OICR di credito

In data 23 dicembre 2016, Banca d'Italia ha integrato il regolamento sulla gestione collettiva del risparmio (il "Regolamento") con cui, inter alia, viene data attuazione all'art. 46-ter del d.lgs. n. 58/1998 ("TUF"),...more

Luxembourg Legal Alert: ESMA Opinion on UCITS' Share Classes

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On 30 January, 2017 the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) issued an opinion addressed to local regulators on the share classes of undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) and...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Opines on Common Principles for the Creations of Share Classes in UCITS

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The European Securities and Markets Authority published its Opinion on the extent to which different types of units or shares (share classes) of the same Undertakings in Collective Investment in Transferable Securities fund...more

ESMA issues common principles for UCITS share classes

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published on 30 January 2017 an opinion on the use by EU UCITS funds of share classes, outlining four key principles that all UCITS funds must follow when setting up...more

ESMA Publishes Opinion on the Effect of Excluding Fund Managers From the Scope of MiFIR Intervention Powers

On January 12, 2017, the ESMA published an opinion on the impact of exclusion of fund management from the entire scope of MiFIR (Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation) (Regulation 600/2014). Although, under...more

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