Asset Management & Investment Funds


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  • Breakfast Briefing Restricted access


    Submitted: 26 June 2018

    Vertrieb von Investmentfonds im Lichte der neuen Richtlinien- und Verordnungsentwürfe der EU-Kommission.

  • Crime, fraud and investigations 2018: Fifth money laundering directive


    Last Reviewed: 25 June 2018 / Submitted: 08 January 2018

    With implementation of 4MLD still ongoing, 2018 should see the finalisation of further changes to the EU’s anti-money laundering framework.

  • Preparing to implement the MMF Regulation in the UK


    Last Reviewed: 25 June 2018 / Submitted: 29 May 2018

    The EU’s Money Market Funds Regulation comes into effect on 21 July 2018. In the UK, the FCA has consulted (in CP18/4) on rule changes to ensure the Regulation can work properly in the UK. The consultation has now closed - a policy statement, final rules and guidance on how a fund can apply to be authorised as an MMF are expected shortly.

  • "Negotiating damages" and the compensatory principle


    Submitted: 25 June 2018

    The UKSC decision in Morris-Garner helps clarify the murky area of “negotiating damages”. In applying the orthodox approach premised on traditional compensatory principles, there is now greater certainty where negotiating damages are concerned, with the focus on quantifying the value of loss suffered rather than arguments premised on the “justice of the case”.

  • Commercial and practical approach required to determining source of interest


    Submitted: 25 June 2018

    The Court of Appeal has stressed the need for a commercial and practical approach to the multifactorial test of determining the source of interest when applying the UK withholding tax provisions.

  • Regulatory update on the QFII reforms


    Submitted: 21 June 2018

    ​On 15 June 2018, the State Council of China introduced a comprehensive list of reform directives aimed at further opening up relevant industries to foreign investors, in order to promote foreign investment activities in China, among which include relaxing the restrictions to establish foreign-invested financial institutions, expanding the scope of sanctioned businesses and broadening the cooperative initiatives between the mainland and foreign financial markets.

  • EU blocking statute on Iran-related nuclear sanctions released


    Submitted: 14 June 2018

    The EU Commission has now "adopted" the much awaited EU blocking statute. What does it do? In short it seeks to provide protection to EU-based companies from engaging in sanctions-compliant business with Iran. It is in effect the EU trying to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive despite the withdrawal by the US. This article highlights the key features of the recent action.

  • Remote control: Public registers of beneficial ownership for offshore companies


    Submitted: 13 June 2018

    The UK has passed a new law designed to require many companies in its overseas territories, such as the Cayman Islands, to make their beneficial ownership registers publicly available. The law will be fiercely resisted by the overseas territories.

  • Safe-keeping of assets under AIFMD and UCITS Directive: European Commission consults on rule changes


    Submitted: 11 June 2018

    ​On 29 May 2018, the European Commission (Commission) published for consultation draft delegated regulations proposing amendments to the safe-keeping duties of depositaries under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the UCITS Directive. The consultation period closes on 26 June 2018.

  • Brexit and financial services: A comparative table of taxes in key European jurisdictions


    Last Reviewed: 06 June 2018 / Submitted: 15 August 2016

    A comparative table of the main taxes and reliefs relevant to setting up a financial services business in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain.

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