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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

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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...

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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

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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

GDPR FAQ’s for Fund Managers

The General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) comes into force automatically in each of the European Union Member States (“EU”) on 25 May 2018. Data protection regulation is not new, with the GDPR building on what is...more

Developments in Capital Call Subscription Facilities: 2017 Year in Review

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Capital call subscription credit facilities have become increasingly popular in recent years among private fund sponsors and investors. The primary purpose of these facilities is to enable the fund borrower to make...more

Proposed Tax Legislation - Highlights for Investment Funds

by Dechert LLP on

The final version of the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was released on December 15, 2017. This legislation, unless amended again, is expected to be voted on this week in the U.S. House of Representatives and the...more

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

by White & Case LLP on

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

Considerations for Asian Fund Managers under the U.S. New Partnership Audit Regime

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, as modified by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, resulted in a fundamental change in the way the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will conduct audits of collective...more

Emerging Private Fund Manager Guide for Raising Institutional Investor Capital

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Public and private pension plans, endowments, hedge funds and other institutional investors are investing trillions of dollars annually with alternative asset managers. Many of these fund managers are well-established with a...more

Private Funds and Managers – Navigating Broker-Dealer Requirements

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

When looking to raise capital, broker-dealer compliance may not be at the forefront of a private fund manager’s mind. However, engaging individuals (including the fund manager’s employees) or firms to identify, introduce or...more

EU PRIIPs Regulation – Relevance to Fund Managers Explained

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Background - On 1 January 2018, European Union (EU) Regulation (No 1286/2014)[1] on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) comes into force. It will require that a...more

House Bill and Senate Republicans' Bill: Impact on Hedge and Commodity Fund Investors and Managers

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The "official" House tax reform bill was released by the House Ways and Means Committee on November 9. For the most part, the provisions summarized in Katten's advisory, "Tax Reform: Hedge Funds/Commodity Funds/Fund...more

The MAS’s New Regulatory Regime for Venture Capital Fund Managers Comes into Force

by K&L Gates LLP on

As part of the Singapore government’s drive to attract more venture capital fund managers (“VCFM”) and venture capital (“VC”) funding into Singapore to boost the growth of startups and growth-stage enterprises, following a...more

Venture Capital fund managers may begin operations in record time in Singapore - New MAS regulations reduce the qualifying...

by Dentons on

Although a venture capital fund may be prepared to invest in a new country, lengthy requirements to set up operations may risk the loss of valuable business opportunities. In Singapore, however, the criteria for operating a...more

SFC Highlights Deficiencies in Asset Management Industry

• The SFC has identified nine common areas of non-compliance in managing funds and discretionary accounts. • The SFC urged licensed corporations to review their existing internal control procedures and operational...more

New Regulatory Regime for VC Fund Managers Takes Effect

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore simplifies and reduces the regulatory compliance burden for venture capital fund managers in Singapore....more

New Freedom of Information Law in Kentucky

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Freedom of information legislation has been an issue that private fund managers have had to deal with for some time. Public pension funds invest a significant amount of capital into private funds and most, as public bodies,...more

A Strategic Approach To Launching A New Fund

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Many managers have portable track records from prior firms that they can legally use to market their new funds. This means that the manager owns the rights to the supporting data and that the strategy and decision-makers are...more

SEC Scrutinizes Multi-Manager Arrangements

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Many mutual funds implement their investment strategies through "multi-manager" (also called "manager of manager") arrangements, particularly funds used to support variable life insurance and annuity products. Among other...more

ESMA to review its Guidelines on ETFs and Other UCITS Issues

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its 2018 Work Programme (the Programme), which sets out ESMA's priorities and areas of focus for 2018. Supervisory convergence and the assessment of risks are...more

Funds Talk: October 2017 - Far-Reaching U.K. Law Creates Corporate Criminal Offense for Failure to Prevent the Criminal...

The U.K.’s Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”), which went into effect on Sept. 30, 2017, significantly expands the U.K.’s ability to prosecute the criminal facilitation of tax evasion....more

Early Partial Exits Pose Opportunities and Challenges for Private Equity

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The exit environment recently ranked as the second greatest challenge facing global PE fund managers, according to Preqin’s H1 2017 Outlook report. As buyout firms weigh an uncertain exit outlook, they are increasingly...more

Dealing with 'Broken-Deal' Expenses: SEC Recent Action Shows Its Continued Focus on Fee and Expense Practices of Fund Managers

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has been scrutinizing transparency of fees and expense allocations by fund managers for several years. Such transparency is required of any fund manager in the United States,...more

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