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European Banking Authority Proposes Extending the Scope of the Complaints-Handling Guidelines

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published proposals to extend the Joint Committee Guidelines on complaints-handling for the securities and banking sectors to the new institutions established under the revised Payment...more

Trade Reporting Deadlines for Derivatives Contracts

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The Securities and Futures (Reporting of Derivatives Contracts) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) have been amended with effect from 1 April 2018 in order to implement, among other things, the reporting of commodity derivatives...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2018 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

GDPR: Q&A for Investment Advisers and Private Fund Managers

As many of you may already be aware, the European GDPR goes into effect during May 2018. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about GDPR as a short guide to assist investment advisers and private fund...more

GDPR: Q&A for Investment Advisers and Private Fund Managers

by Foley Hoag LLP on

As many of you may already be aware, the European GDPR goes into effect during May 2018. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about GDPR as a short guide to assist investment advisers and private fund...more

Family Offices Market Intelligence: Developments in Family Offices - Q1 2018

by Benesch on

Bank of Singapore Seeks to Expand Its Family Office Business - Bank of Singapore, the private bank of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp., is looking to expand its family office business as the city-state rolls out the red...more

Mixed Funds – Limited Window for Cleansing Until 5 April 2019

• Individuals that are UK tax resident and non-UK domiciled have the ability until 5 April 2019 to cleanse their mixed overseas funds and accounts. • Affected individuals should act now to review their position and assess...more

Risk Retention Update: Spring 2018

by King & Spalding on

The “Risk Retention Rule” has been in effect for a little over two years for asset-backed securities (“ABS”) collateralized by residential mortgages, and for over one year for all other classes of ABS. While a general market...more

Private Equity Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Summary of private equity firms’ compliance obligations, discussion of notable developments in 2017, and outlook for 2018. US federal laws and regulations, as well as the rules of self-regulatory organizations (SROs),...more

K&L Gates Private Equity Funds Year-in-Review – A Lookback at 2017 and the Outlook for 2018

by K&L Gates LLP on

The global private equity fund industry remained strong in 2017, as both established and first-time fund managers launched new funds and deployed the capital of existing ones. We saw a diverse range of managers and strategies...more

New Three-Year Hold Requirement for Carried Interests, Updated Notice for S Corps

by Perkins Coie on

New development: The IRS has issued guidance that the exception to the new 3-year hold requirement for carried interests held by “corporations” does not apply to S corporations. As previously discussed, the 2017 Tax Cuts...more

Chris Lazarini Analyzes "Common and Usual Meaning" Interpretation of Insurance Contracts

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a case in which UBS Puerto Rico sought to overcome its insurance carriers' refusal to defend and provide coverage for two civil actions, settlements with the SEC and FINRA...more

Enhancements to the Fund Manager Code of Conduct

by DLA Piper on

In light of the robust international developments in the regulatory regime for the asset management industry, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) launched a three-month consultation1 on proposals to be made to the...more

SIC: New Exempt Status Regime, Partial Offers

by Allen & Overy LLP on

As from 1 May 2018, the SIC will start a new exempt status regime to allow fund managers and principal traders in large multi-service financial groups to avoid having to obtain ad hoc specific exemptions each time the group’s...more

DC Circuit Court Newsflash: “Transfer” means “Transfer”

by Dechert LLP on

In an eagerly anticipated (and much speculated upon) decision, a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“DC Circuit Court”) issued a unanimous opinion on Friday, February...more

Court Agrees, Agencies Overstepped Their Authority. What’s Next for CLO Managers?

by White & Case LLP on

Recent Developments in the Application of US Risk Retention to CLOs - On February 9, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the "DC Circuit Court") issued an opinion addressing...more

Risk Retention Rule Overturned for Open-Market CLO Managers: Implications for Managers and Investors

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On February 9, 2018, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the “D.C. Circuit Court”) invalidated the credit risk retention rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 77,601 (Dec. 24, 2014)...more

LSTA’s Argument That CLO Managers Are Not “Securitizers” in Open-Market CLOs Carries the Day in Court. Now What?

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On February 9, 2018, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that treating managers of open-market CLOs as “securitizers” subject to the risk retention rules exceeded the statutory authority to promulgate rules to implement the risk...more

New Carried Interest Rules of Interest to Real Estate Developers and Asset Managers

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Prior to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), one of the more controversial and hotly-debated tax benefits was the so-called “carried interest,” which allowed certain fund managers and venture capital firms...more

New Three-Year Hold Requirement for Carried Interests

by Perkins Coie on

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), signed by President Trump last month, significantly affects the ability of the managers of investment funds to receive long-term capital gains with respect to their carried interest....more

What’s on the minds of fund managers in 2018?

Fund managers examine the 2018 outlook in a series of interviews with Lipper Alpha Insight on topics ranging from emerging markets to interest rate expectations and inflation. During the course of 2017, Jake Moeller, Head of...more

Opportunities for Venture Capital Investments in Singapore in 2018

by Dentons on

Heading into 2018, we look back on several key developments in the legal landscape in the past year that we expect will provide new opportunities for venture capital funds in Singapore. We also share our thoughts on promising...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: Hong Kong’s New Asset Management Regulations

by Dechert LLP on

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on 16 November 2017 published its Conclusions on its one-year consultation in relation to enhancement of asset management regulation and point-of-sale transparency...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: New Singapore Regulatory Regime for Venture Capital Managers Takes...

by Dechert LLP on

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on 20 October 2017 announced a lighter-touch regulatory regime for qualifying venture capital (VC) fund managers in Singapore. The new regime is aimed at promoting the fund management...more

Reed Smith International RCOM Quarterly - Issue 1 – December 2017

by Reed Smith on

As global regulatory challenges mount – and cooperation between domestic regimes continues to proliferate – this publication is both timely and necessary. Our authors apply their experience in advising clients on complex risk...more

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