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  • BaFin consultation on externally managed investment companies

    Article

    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.

  • New requirement for Singapore Employment Pass holders taking up directorships

    Article

    Submitted: 09 February 2017

    The Ministry of Manpower now requires EP holders to obtain a Letter of Consent before they can take up external directorships with other entities.

  • Spain: an attractive option for UK investment and management firms

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    Submitted: 08 February 2017

    The Spanish securities regulator, the Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores (the CNMV), has published a welcome programme for UK investment and management firms interested in Spain as a possible jurisdiction to which to relocate their business in a post-Brexit scenario.

  • Developments to the DFSA’s Framework in the DIFC

    Article

    Submitted: 08 February 2017

    On 01 February 2017, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) updated its rules across a number of areas. This article outlines some of the changes made and their implications for those established in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).

  • Singapore regulatory enforcement update: Q4 2016

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    Last Reviewed: 08 February 2017 / Submitted: 08 February 2017

    A round up on regulatory enforcement developments in Singapore for the fourth quarter of 2016.

  • Recent update to Iran sanctions - Sanctioned entities/persons added

    Article

    Submitted: 07 February 2017

    This article explores the recent announcement of additional sanctioned persons/entities added by OFAC in the USA relevant to Iran, and the practical considerations this may lead to for companies considering or engaged in Iran-related business.

  • Further guidance from OFAC on the Iranian nuclear deal

    Article

    Submitted: 07 February 2017

    This article explores the issue of "snapback" under the Iran nuclear agreement, in light of updated guidance from OFAC and existing provisions under EU regulation.

  • DFSA’s and UAE’s regulatory framework receives equivalency to European Union regime

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    Submitted: 06 February 2017

    The DIFC and "onshore" UAE financial services regulatory frameworks with regards to CCPs have been identified, by the European Commission (with the support of ESMA), as equivalent to the framework under EMIR. This article provides further details on this major step for the UAE as a whole.

  • ESMA publishes an Opinion on UCITS share classes

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    Submitted: 03 February 2017

    On 30 January 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an Opinion (the Opinion) in respect of its work on harmonising the use of UCITS share classes across the EU.

  • Long-term individual savings plans now available to asset managers in Italy

    Article

    Submitted: 01 February 2017

    The Budget Act 2017 (Legge di Stabilità 2017) has introduced the possibility for asset managers to establish long-term individual savings plans in Italy (Piani Individuali di Risparmio, PIR). The objective is to channel family savings into long-term investment schemes in order to encourage the growth of Italian business.

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