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  • The Securitisation Regulation: key points for US investment managers

    Article

    Submitted: 09 April 2018

    ​The EU’s Securitisation Regulation becomes effective from 01 January 2019. The Regulation replaces securitisation provisions in, among other things, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Importantly, some US investment managers will now find themselves subject to the Regulation’s due diligence and risk retention requirements.

  • The Securitisation Regulation: key points for EU AIFMs

    Article

    Submitted: 09 April 2018

    The EU’s Securitisation Regulation becomes effective from 01 January 2019. The Regulation replaces securitisation provisions in, among other things, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Importantly, certain AIFMs, which have, to date, been outside the scope of the securitisation rules under AIFMD, may find themselves subject to the Regulation’s due diligence and risk retention requirements.

  • How will the revised Fund Managers Code of Conduct affect my fund’s PPM?

    Article

    Submitted: 23 March 2018

    If you’re currently a licensed manager of a PE or hedge fund, apart from operational and compliance changes, the most pressing issue will be to ensure that your fund’s documentation, and in particular, the private placement memorandum (PPM) is compliant with the revised FMCC. For the majority of our clients, the changes required will be minor as our standards of disclosure have always reflected, and continue to reflect, best practice. Set out below is a helpful guide to how the revised FMCC will impact your PPM, and whether your disclosures need “beefing up” to comply.

  • Cross-border marketing of AIFs and UCITS - European Commission proposes rule changes

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    Submitted: 13 March 2018

    ​The European Commission has published proposals to change a number of the rules governing the cross-border distribution of alternative investment funds and undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities. The proposed introduction of rules on pre-marketing of funds, in particular, may result in some (presumably, unintended) difficulties for EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) - this will need to be watched carefully as the proposals are considered by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament.

  • Licence application for depositaries and AIFMs

    Article

    Submitted: 05 January 2018

    ​This article provides a brief description of the scope and impact of the licence application for depositaries and Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs).

  • Luxembourg: new circular on access to tax residence certificates for funds (including RAIFs)

    Article

    Submitted: 13 December 2017

    In a positive move for the local fund industry, Luxembourg has clarified that tax residence certificates for the purposes of double tax treaties are available to reserved alternative investment funds (RAIFs) not investing in risk capital.

  • AIFMD Annex IV reporting: FCA updating forms AIF001 and AIF002 for use for Q4 2017 reports

    Article

    Submitted: 20 November 2017

    ​The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announces that new Annex IV reporting forms AIF001 and AIF002 will be in place in time for quarterly reports due in January 2018.

  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q4 2017 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 01 November 2017

    The Q4 2017 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • MiFID2 Tracker

    Tracker

    Last Reviewed: 20 September 2017 / Submitted: 14 April 2015

    This microsite is designed to provide a helpful guide to understanding the legislative developments MiFID2 has introduced. It also contains materials and training materials designed to assist you in understanding both how MIFID2 will impact your business and what you need to do to implement the changes.

  • MiFID2: documents and policies update for asset managers

    Article

    Submitted: 12 September 2017

    Our briefing note provides a checklist of the legal agreements and compliance policies likely to be impacted by changes brought in by the UK’s implementation of MiFID2. It sets out our general views on what documentation reviews and updates firms may wish to prioritise.

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