Private equity funds


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  • ESMA updates its Q&As on AIFMD


    Submitted: 12 July 2017

    On 11 July 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Q&As, “Application of the AIFMD” by including three additional questions regarding reporting information to national regulators.

  • BEPS


    Last Reviewed: 13 June 2017 / Submitted: 16 November 2015

    This microsite examines the progress of the OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) to tackle a wide range of international tax issues, including taxation of the digital economy, hybrid instruments and entities, transfer pricing rules, double tax treaties, permanent establishments and country-by-country reporting.

  • ESMA publishes principles for post-Brexit supervisory convergence in EU27


    Submitted: 02 June 2017

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion, aimed at ensuring that the national competent authorities in the remaining 27 EU Member States take a consistent approach to the authorisation of UK entities looking to relocate into the EU following Brexit.

  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q2 2017


    Submitted: 10 May 2017

    The Q2 2017 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • La France se dote d’une nouvelle catégorie d’organismes dédiés à l’exercice de la retraite professionnelle supplémentaire


    Submitted: 21 April 2017

    Ordonnance no 2017-484 du 6 avril 2017 relative à la création d’organismes dédiés à l’exercice de l’activité de retraite professionnelle supplémentaire et à l’adaptation des régimes de retraite supplémentaire en unités de rente.

  • Revised Q&A on new ERISA fiduciary rules (April 2017)


    Submitted: 20 April 2017

    An overview of the scope and impact of the new ERISA fiduciary rules.

  • FCA updates its AIFMD NPPR notification forms


    Submitted: 31 March 2017

    On 27 March 2017, the FCA published amended forms to be used by AIFMs notifying the FCA of an intention to market AIFs in the UK under the national private placement regime (NPPR).

  • Singapore Variable Capital Companies (S-VACCs): Singapore's answer to open-ended corporate funds


    Submitted: 30 March 2017

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore proposes to set up a legislative framework for a new corporate structure designed specifically for collective investment schemes.

  • Update: Distribution of investment funds in Germany


    Last Reviewed: 16 February 2017 / Submitted: 23 January 2017

    Distribution of non-German investment funds to German (retail and/or professional/institutional) investors is subject to complex requirements. This updated article discusses the new rules resulting from the implementation of AIFMD in Germany.

  • BaFin consultation on externally managed investment companies


    Submitted: 10 February 2017

    ​On 03 February 2017, the German regulator, the BaFin, published a consultation paper which deals with key issues around the relationship between an externally managed investment company and its ManCo providing guidance on competences and delegation.

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