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Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - February 2018 - Issue 3

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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 the situation for financial services rules and regulations during the Brexit...more

Singapore Legal Update - January 2018

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Code on Collective Investment Schemes Amended - The MAS has amended the Code on Collective Investment Schemes. Most of the amendments took effect on 1 January 2018. The changes provide for increased disclosures for funds...more

UK Budget 2017 – Key Tax Measures

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the UK Budget for 2017 on 22 November 2017. Delivered against the backdrop of the UK’s ongoing negotiations to exit from the European Union, the Budget featured a significant...more

EU Extends the Scope of the Framework for Collective Investment in Unlisted SMEs

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A Regulation amending the European Venture Capital Funds Regulation and European Social Entrepreneurship Fund Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This Amending Regulation makes...more

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong comments on ICOs

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The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (the SFC) has debunked the myths that no securities laws apply to ICOs. In its first direct statement on the subject, the SFC fired a warning shot at issuers and...more

Introduction of Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles in Australia

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The Federal Government has released draft legislation to give effect to the Asia Region Funds Passport (Passport) and the Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) regime....more

Singapore Legal Update - July 2017

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Issues of Corporate Governance and Due Diligence Raised in SingPost's Review of Its Acquisition of TradeGlobal - SingPost issued an update on its review of its acquisition of TradeGlobal Holdings Inc. The report...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 lending opportunities for EU Alternative Investment Funds in Italy

On 23 December 2016, the Bank of Italy supplemented the regulation on the collective investment management (the "Regulation") which, inter alia, implements article 46-ter of Legislative Decree. n. 58/1998 ("Consolidated...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

Singapore Legal Update - November/December 2016

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Companies Act to Allow Re-domiciliation Into Singapore - On 26 October 2016, the MOF and the ACRA proposed to amend the Companies Act to allow for inward re-domiciliation of companies. This will allow a foreign company...more

The Next Generation of Funds in Asia: Hong Kong’s Open-ended Fund Company

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On 10 June 2016, the Securities and Futures (Amendment) Bill 2016, which introduces the legal framework for the open-ended fund company (“OFC”) regime, was enacted as an ordinance (“Ordinance”) in Hong Kong. The Ordinance is...more

DIFC: Intermediate SPV Regime

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On 19 September 2016, the DIFC Authority Board of Directors ("Board") approved, with immediate effect, a regime to allow for the establishment of intermediate special purpose vehicles in the DIFC ("Intermediate SPVs") for...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 Newsletter – August 2016 - The CSSF published its August 2016 newsletter (number 187), which provides updates in relation to recent national regulation and statistics....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 Chief Executive Comments on FCA Mission and Brexit - The FCA has published a speech by Andrew Bailey, FCA Chief Executive, at the FCA's 2016 annual public meeting on 19 July 2016. Mr Bailey stated that the FCA...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

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #17

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FCA publishes findings on de-risking - FCA has published the findings of the report it commissioned into the nature and scale of de-risking in the UK banking system. The report determined that...more

UK Regulator Consults on UCITS, SFTR and consequential Changes to the Handbook

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The Financial Conduct Authority published a consultation paper outlining proposed changes to the rules and guidance in the Client Assets sourcebook and the Collective Investment Schemes sourcebook (COLL), following the...more

New Collective Investment Vehicles

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This week's Federal Budget ushered in a new era in investment management in Australia with the announcement that the Federal Government will introduce a new tax and regulatory framework for two new types of collective...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #23

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PSR reviews competition in the payments sector - Carole Begent, PSR Head of Legal, has given a review of competition in the payments sector. She discussed the three ways in which concurrency can be approached, namely the...more

Asia Region Funds Passport – Memorandum of Cooperation Signed

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Representatives from Australia, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand have this week signed the final Memorandum of Cooperation (Memorandum) setting out the internationally agreed rules and cooperation mechanisms for the Asia...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #19

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FCA decides to ban former LIBOR trader - FCA has published its Decision Notice concerning a former derivatives trader at UBS, Arif Hussein, banning him from performing any significant influence function relating to any...more

Blog: UK Supreme Court Decision In Asset Land Investment Plc -V- The FCA: The Meaning Of “Collective Investment Scheme”

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The UK’s Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in Asset Land Investment Plc -v- the FCA. The judgment, which upholds the decisions of the lower Courts, is consistent with the FCA’s long-held position on the meaning and...more

Blog: UK Supreme Court Decision In Asset Land Investment Plc -V- The FCA: The Meaning Of “Collective Investment Scheme”

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The UK’s Supreme Court has confirmed that it will hand down its judgment in Asset Land Investment Plc -v- the FCA tomorrow morning....more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #13

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FCA finalises guidance on sharing SME credit information - FCA has published its finalised guidance on Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations. This follows Treasury’s designation of the banks...more

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