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Investment Services Regulatory Update - November 2017

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New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - SEC STAFF GUIDANCE AND ALERTS - SEC Staff Issues No-Action Letters to Facilitate Cross-Border Compliance with the Research “Unbundling” Provisions of the European...more

Treasury Report Addresses Regulatory Approaches Affecting Investment Companies and Their Advisers

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As required by President Trump’s Executive Order 13772, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a report, “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities, Asset Management and Insurance,” addressing the regulatory...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

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - October 2017 - Issue 7

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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 ESMA's updated Q&As on the Benchmark Regulation and European Commission delegated...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - August 2017 - 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 on MiFID II: Client classification of local authorities, FCA paper on dark trading, the...more

Financial Stability Board Targets Fund Finance

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In marked contrast to the emerging U.S. deregulatory climate, the G-20’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) has issued Policy Recommendations for the regulation of four “structural vulnerabilities” in the asset management...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 - ESMA Updates Q&As on the Application of the AIFMD - ESMA updated its Q&As on 16 December on the application of the AIFMD. The revised Q&As include one updated question and answer on reporting obligations by...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 KAMaRisk - BaFin published the “Minimum Requirements on Risk Management for Investment Management Companies (Mindestanforderungen an das Risikomanagement für Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaften -...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 – Revised List of CCPs and New Rules to Mitigate Risks in Non-Cleared OTC Derivative Transactions ESMA updated its list on 29 September 2016 of third-country central counterparties recognised to offer services and...more

Expanded Licensing Regime for Asset Managers Managing OTC Derivatives Transactions

Key Points - - Amended Hong Kong Securities and Futures Ordinance expands existing type 9 Regulated Activity (Asset Management) to cover management of OTC derivative products. - A Type 9 licenseholder managing...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 – ESMA Updates Q&A on the Application of the AIFMD - ESMA updated its questions and answers on the application of the AIFMD on 3 June 2016. The new content includes a new question and answer on requirements...more

Casting the Net Wider to Address "Too Big to Fail" - The ISDA 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol

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21 major global banks signed the ISDA 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol at launch. Pursuant to the ISDA 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol, these banks have agreed to suspend their termination rights in relation to...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2016: MiFID II: Key Considerations for Asset Managers

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The Council of the European Union on 13 May 2014 formally endorsed a new regulatory regime that will replace the current Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), which has been in force since 2007. The new...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - July 2016 #1

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ISDA advocates unity for margin timetable - ISDA has considered the implementation schedule for a coordinated global margining framework for non-cleared derivatives. Under the agreed timetable, implementation is to be...more

BREXIT: A First Look at the Impact on Asset Managers That Trade Derivatives

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Asset managers and investment funds that make significant use of derivatives will face regulatory and operational challenges in the post-Brexit vote environment. Although the Brexit vote is not expected to have an immediate...more

MJW to FSOC:  We’re On It

In a keynote address before the Investment Company Institute on May 20, 2016, SEC Chair Mary Jo White signaled to the Financial Stability Oversight Counsel (FSOC) that the SEC is “working hard” to finalize rules that address...more

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

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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

Dodd-Frank 5 Years Later: Where Are We Now? Derivatives Regulation for Asset Managers

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Assessing the practical implications of derivatives regulations for investment advisers and investment funds of: position limits and aggregation rules, uncleared swaps margin rules, etc. Since the enactment of the...more

FSB discusses ongoing workplan progress

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FSB has met to discuss progress in its ongoing workplan. Its key priorities include: - market liquidity and asset management: encouraging the appropriate stress testing by funds to assess their ability to meet...more

SEC Proposes Major Disclosure Changes for Funds and Advisers

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The SEC recently published two rule proposals to address concerns over the Commission’s ability to gauge and monitor any risks that the asset management industry poses to the financial system and investors. This includes 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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FCA Scraps New RDR Rules for Nominees to Pass on Fund Information and Voting Rights on FCA Authorised Funds to Beneficial Owners - The FCA board agreed on 30 July 2015, to revoke certain new rules and guidance in its...more

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

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Suspension from Trading of Certain Financial Instruments Apropos Greece - Following a decision of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC), the competent authority of Greece, to suspend the trading of certain...more

UK Summer Budget 2015

On Wednesday, 8 July 2015, George Osborne delivered the UK Summer Budget. The first Budget of the new Conservative government (and the second Budget of 2015), the Summer Budget is wide-ranging in scope and potentially...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 Q&A from ESMA - On 12 May, ESMA issued new Questions and Answers of the application of the AIFMD, including new questions and answers on reporting and calculation of leverage. The revised Questions...more

U.S. SEC Approves Proposal to Modernize Investment Company Reporting Regime

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) unanimously approved a proposal (Proposal) to modernize the reporting of information provided by registered investment companies (funds). Guided by the recent...more

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