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

    Article

    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

    Article

    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.

  • The FCA’s change of address and why you may need to tell your clients

    Article

    Submitted: 30 May 2018

    The FCA will be moving its offices over the summer and firms may need to notify their own clients of this change.

  • Luxembourg tax administration publishes list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

    Article

    Submitted: 29 May 2018

    ​On 07 May 2018, the Luxembourg tax administration (LTA) published a circular aimed at facilitating an examination of transactions in which Luxembourg collective undertakings (CUs) engage with related entities established in jurisdictions on the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions.

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 02 May 2018 Restricted access

    Webinar

    Submitted: 02 May 2018

    In this session we discuss Brexit planning for hedge fund managers, GDPR - the final pieces, and Fund fees and terms: trends in new launches in the US and UK.

  • The Securitisation Regulation: key points for US investment managers

    Article

    Submitted: 09 April 2018

    ​The EU’s Securitisation Regulation becomes effective from 01 January 2019. The Regulation replaces securitisation provisions in, among other things, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Importantly, some US investment managers will now find themselves subject to the Regulation’s due diligence and risk retention requirements.

  • The Securitisation Regulation: key points for EU AIFMs

    Article

    Submitted: 09 April 2018

    The EU’s Securitisation Regulation becomes effective from 01 January 2019. The Regulation replaces securitisation provisions in, among other things, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Importantly, certain AIFMs, which have, to date, been outside the scope of the securitisation rules under AIFMD, may find themselves subject to the Regulation’s due diligence and risk retention requirements.

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 28 March 2018 Restricted access

    Webinar

    Submitted: 28 March 2018

    In this session, we discuss GDPR updates to hedge fund documents, HMRC’s increased scrutiny of the “salaried member” provisions for LLPs, the new Securitisation Regulation and its impact on AIFMs, and trends in Irish fund structures and more.

  • 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.

  • 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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