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  • Management fee rebates to fund investors not annual payments

    Article

    Submitted: 29 March 2018

    Rebates of fund management charges paid by an investment platform to investors were not “annual payments” for tax purposes and so were not subject to withholding tax.

  • Cayman Islands AEOI update: March 2018

    Article

    Submitted: 29 March 2018

    The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has re-opened its FATCA and CRS reporting portal and announced changes to its certification and notification forms, including introducing a lower threshold of 10% for the “Controlling Person” definition.

  • GDPR Implementation: Expected changes to hedge fund documentation

    Article

    Submitted: 27 March 2018

    GDPR is coming into force on 25 May 2018. This note addresses the documentation requirements for a hedge fund.

  • New guidelines on robo-advice and (semi-)automated asset management

    Article

    Submitted: 26 March 2018

    ​On 15 March 2018, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has published two documents on robo-advice and (semi-)automated asset management in which it provides guidance on the continued development of automated advice services (the Guidelines). This article sets out the need-to-know information for anyone operating in the financial services or financial technology sectors.

  • High Court restricts re-calculation of termination amount and interprets Close-out Amount under ISDA Master Agreement

    Article

    Submitted: 26 March 2018

    In Lehman Brothers Special Financing Inc. v National Power Corporation and another [2018] EWHC 487 (Comm), the High Court considered how a Close-out Amount should be determined and considered whether a Section 6(d) statement of a net termination amount could be withdrawn and replaced.

  • Extension of SMCR: What do firms think about the draft proposals? Restricted access

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 26 March 2018 / Submitted: 15 December 2017

    On our series of webinars we asked attendees to share their thoughts on issues arising out of the extension of the SMCR.

  • Podcast 627: How should businesses prepare for GDPR? Sharing data with third parties

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 26 March 2018

    Companies need to be mindful about protecting data shared with third parties and the GDPR includes detailed requirements on sharing data with service providers. This podcast looks at those requirements.

  • FCA publish Approach to Enforcement and Supervision

    Article

    Submitted: 23 March 2018

    This article considers the Approach to Enforcement and Approach to Supervision papers recently published by the FCA.

  • D&O policies: potential triggers arising from failure to protect data

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 23 March 2018

    Allegations that Facebook users' data was harvested and used by third parties highlights the potential issues for D&O insurers when their insureds fail to protect data.

  • 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.

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