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  • Financial Services Alerter - October 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 02 November 2017

    Issue 117 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Legal Headwinds: UK/EU - Quarterly Report - Q4 2017 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 31 October 2017

    The Q4 2017 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to asset managers and financial institutions operating in the UK for the period from 01 October 2017 to 31 December 2017.

  • Hedge Fund Vista Webinar Series Restricted access

    Webinar

    Submitted: 27 October 2017

    Our new Hedge Fund Vista series of webinars will cover key legal, regulatory and industry issues and trends that are of particular relevance to UK hedge fund managers.

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar: MiFID2 repapering, UK LLP tax changes and more Restricted access

    Webinar

    Submitted: 27 October 2017

    This session discusses the impact of MiFID2 on hedge fund documentation and the significant repapering we expect will be required for many of our clients, the latest HMRC proposals to change partnership tax rules, and how these may affect managers operating through LLPs and recent developments in global hedge fund distribution.

  • MiFID2: SEC publishes "no-action" relief in respect of research payments to US brokers

    Article

    Submitted: 26 October 2017

    On 26 October 2017, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued three "no-action" letters in respect of research payments to US brokers to enable them to comply with research payment provisions under MiFID2 after 03 January 2018.

  • The Taxman Cometh Restricted access

    Seminar

    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    Tax experts from Simmons & Simmons and Seward & Kissel present on key UK and US tax topics for asset managers over the next twelve months. The session is suitable for non-tax specialists as well as in-house tax teams.

  • Cybersecurity: Threats from Suppliers, Partners and Professional Advisors Restricted access

    Seminar

    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    Cybersecurity often starts and ends with a business’s own defences. This session looks at the critical threat posed by third parties - outsourcing, partners and professional advisors - and consider the key liabilities that may arise and practical steps which might mitigate the threat.

  • Hot Topics for Hedge Funds Restricted access

    Seminar

    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session looks at current hot topics for the hedge fund industry.

  • Initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency: The Wild West of financing? Restricted access

    Seminar

    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    The world of start-up financing has been turbo-charged in the last 18 months through the emergence of “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) - cryptocurrency-enabled financing schemes which across the world have raised billions of dollars in cash in a very short period of time. This session covers the short history of ICOs, the legal issues surrounding them, and asks whether there is a place for legitimate ICOs in the future.

  • Demystifying Commodity Finance Restricted access

    Seminar

    Last Reviewed: 24 October 2017 / Submitted: 11 October 2017

    The term commodity finance covers a multitude of products offered both by banks and, increasingly, by non-bank financial institutions. This session seeks to demystify what is meant by commodity finance by providing an overview of some of the most commonly used products in the market and exploring the legal and practical considerations that need to be taken into account when structuring and negotiating commodity finance transactions.

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