Asset Management


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  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 21 May 2019


    Submitted: 17 May 2019

    In this session, Sarah Crabb, Satyen Dhana, Allan Yip and Jek Aun Long will discuss the FCA’s first competition law infringement decision; Cayman SIBL licensing reforms; changes to Singapore distribution requirements; Regulatory Initial Margin and more.

  • Financial Services Alerter - April 2019 developments


    Submitted: 16 May 2019

    Issue 135 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • EMIR REFIT: an overview


    Last Reviewed: 15 May 2019 / Submitted: 15 May 2019

    A summary of the changes to EMIR that come into effect in June 2019.

  • CBIRC China’s banking and insurance authority published twelve measures to further open up the financial sector


    Submitted: 10 May 2019

    ​Recently, the chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), Mr Shuqing Guo, has unveiled twelve measures to further the opening up of the financial sector in China. Although no exact implementation timeline was given during the interview, the regulator has demonstrated its determination to promulgate such measures in the commentary and other publications on its website. We expect such measures will come into effect in the near term after further evaluation and research by CBIRC. We will summarise and analyse the proposed new measures in this article.

  • New EU cross border marketing rules to have limited impact for non-EU AIFMs


    Submitted: 09 May 2019

    This note examines the (limited) impact that the new EU rules on cross border marketing of alternative investment funds (AIFs) will have for non-EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs).

  • Should PE Fund managers get a Type 9 (Asset Management) licence in Hong Kong?


    Submitted: 09 May 2019

    This article discusses the latest guidance in the SFC's Licensing Handbook and its impact on licensing for private equity fund managers.

  • The Future of the Asset Management Industry - Dublin seminar


    Event date: 29 May 2019

    Simmons & Simmons recently launched a major research study in collaboration with Bloomberg, "Asset Manager Outlook to 2025" to help you develop strategies and solutions to the challenges and opportunities that we now see lying ahead.

  • Regulatory Initial Margin: the time for the buy-side to act is now


    Last Reviewed: 03 May 2019 / Submitted: 10 January 2019

    A summary of the challenges to be faced by buy-side firms with respect to regulatory initial margin.

  • NPPR and material change notifications to the FCA - now to be submitted through Connect


    Submitted: 02 May 2019

    The FCA has today announced that, from Friday 03 May 2019, UK and non-EU AIFMs intending to market funds in the UK under the UK’s national private placement regime (NPPR) must submit their NPPR Marketing and Material Change notifications via the FCA Connect platform rather than using the existing forms. These changes do not apply to EEA firms which market funds under the UK’s NPPR.

  • Cross border distribution of AIFs and UCITS - new rules approved by European Parliament


    Submitted: 01 May 2019

    On 16 April 2019, the European Parliament (EP) voted in favour of a directive and a regulation which, together, bring in new rules for the cross-border distribution of AIFs and UCITS in the EU, including the ability to pre-market AIFs, new requirements around local facilities for funds sold to retail investors and a regime whereby a manager can de-notify an AIF or a UCITS which it no longer wishes to market in a given Member State.

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