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Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

The European Commission Proposes Standardised Pre-Marketing Rules

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The European Commission has proposed a new directive to amend the Alternative Investment Managers Directive to standardise acceptable pre-marketing within the EU....more

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

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AIFMD - Updated MoUs - ESMA updated its table of EEA regulators on 15 March with who has signed MoUs with non-EEA regulators, for the purposes of cross-border marketing of AIFs. Slovenia and Croatia are still to sign up...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 Updates AIF Rulesbook for Loan Origination QIAIFs - The Central Bank released on 14 March an updated AIF Rulebook with amendments in relation to Loan Originating Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment...more

March 2018 Private Banking Newsletter: Issues Impacting the Private Bank Sector

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On 23 February 2018, the FCA published a Policy Statement with new perimeter guidance on what amounts to a personal recommendation in relation to advising on retail investments. The guidance came into effect on the same...more

ESMA Speech on Brexit, Transaction Cost Transparency and Review of ESAs

On March 21, 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) published a speech by Steven Maijoor, ESMA Chair, on, among other things, supervisory convergence in the context of Brexit, transaction cost...more

Fund Marketing in the EU - Commission Proposes Changes

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The EU Commission on 12 March 2018 issued proposals for a new Directive and new Regulation intended to “boost the cross-border market for investment funds” and “eliminate current regulatory barriers to the cross-border...more

European Commission Publishes Legislative Package for Cross-Border Distribution of Investment Funds

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As part of its work on creating a European Capital Markets Union, the European Commission has published a legislative package of amendments, comprising a proposed Regulation and a proposed Directive....more

Proposed changes to the marketing of private equity funds in Europe – good news or bad news?

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The European Commission announced a proposal for a supplementary AIFM Directive on 12 March 2018. A key area of focus for this proposal is around so-called "pre-marketing" of private equity and other alternative investment...more

Registered Firms: Annual Compliance Obligations—What You Need To Know

This alert contains a summary of the primary annual and periodic compliance-related obligations that may apply to investment advisers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or with a particular...more

Regulation Round Up - February 2018

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1 February - The European Commission ("EC") launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum in order to highlight key developments of blockchain technology, promote and reinforce European engagement with multiple...more

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

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MiFID II – Member State Transposition and Updated Q&A on Market Transparency - The European Commission updated its webpage on 13 February 2018 setting out member state transposition of MiFID II....more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - February 2018 - Issue 4

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A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of an FCA report on algorithmic trading; the publication of the FSMA (Benchmarks)...more

Review of EU AIFMD Launched

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The European Commission has announced that KPMG has been appointed to carry out a survey on the functioning of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, calling for all stakeholders to provide their feedback...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 edition of UCITS and AIFMD Q&As published by the Central Bank - The Central Bank recently published the 28th edition of AIFMD Q&A on the 2 January 2018. A number of new questions have been answered regarding the PRIIPS...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: UK Asset Managers, Brexit Planning and Supervisory Convergence

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Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, asset management firms of all types and sizes will need to conduct a thorough analysis to understand the potential impact of Brexit. To date, this has been something of a difficult...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on Broker/Dealer, Derivatives, CFTC and UK/Brexit/EU Developments

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Provides Notice of Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee - The Securities and Exchange Commission Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee recently announced that it will hold a...more

Regulation Round Up - December 2017

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1 December - The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its 19th quarterly consultation paper (CP17/39). The proposed changes to the FCA Rules include changes to the FCA's Decision Procedure and Penalties manual,...more

Financial institutions M&A trends: Asset management - Acquire or be acquired: Three reasons why asset managers are consolidating

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Megadeals in the asset management industry have been coming thick and fast: Standard Life's £3.8 billion tie-up with Aberdeen Asset Management, Amundi's €3.55 billion acquisition of Pioneer and Henderson and Janus Capital...more

The EU PRIIPs Regulation for Fund Managers

With the vast majority of European Union (EU) regulatory focus recently having been on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), it is important not to overlook the impending implementation of the EU's...more

ESMA Statements on ICO Risks for Firms and Investors

Following the European Securities and Markets Authority‘s (“ESMA“) observation in rapid-growth initial coin offerings (“ICOs“)s, on November 13, 2017, ESMA issued two statements on ICOs. ESMA notes in a statement for firms...more

ESMA Highlights EU Regulatory Rules Applicable to ICOs

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ESMA has published two statements highlighting ICO risks for investors and EU regulatory rules applicable to issuers and advisors involved with ICOs. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published two...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - November 2017 - Issue 10

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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 amendments to the European Venture Capital and Social Entrepreneurship Fund...more

Positive Changes to the EUVECA Regulation

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When the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD) arrived, an alternative, lighter touch, regime for venture capital fund managers known as EUVECA was also introduced. The intention of EU legislators was a...more

Regulation Round Up - October 2017

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3 October - The Prudential Regulator Authority (PRA) published a policy statement on strengthening accountability in banking and changes to senior managers regime (SMR) forms. The changes to the SMR forms will become live on...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - October 2017 - Issue 8

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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 US-EU equivalence of certain OTC derivative rules; the FCA asset management...more

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