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  • UK TPR - FCA further extends the period to make notifications to 30 May

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    Submitted: 15 April 2019

    The FCA is extending to 30 May 2019 the deadline for inbound passporting EEA firms and funds to notify it of a wish to enter the UK’s Temporary Permissions Regime - updates to already made notifications can be made no later than 16 May 2019.

  • FCA fires warning shot over approval of financial promotions

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    Submitted: 12 April 2019

    ​In a Dear CEO letter published on 11 April 2019, the FCA sends out a further warning shot that it will take action where necessary against firms which approve financial promotions for unauthorised entities without having performed the due diligence to ensure that the promotion is fair, clear and not misleading.

  • ESMA updates its Market Abuse Q&As

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    Submitted: 04 April 2019

    On 29 March 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Q&As, “On the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)” providing clarification on (a) the obligation of an undertaking with no legal personality to disclose inside information, (b) the meaning of "parent" and "related undertakings" and (c) the disclosure of inside information concerning emission allowances.

  • Calculation of leverage - ESMA updates Q&As on the AIFMD

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    Submitted: 04 April 2019

    On 29 March 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Q&As, "Application of the AIFMD" to include two new Q&As, which provide guidance on how, and how frequently, an AIF’s leverage should be calculated.

  • Don’t delay! The FCA’s notification window for the TPR closes on 28 March 2019

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    Last Reviewed: 26 March 2019 / Submitted: 14 March 2019

    If the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a withdrawal deal (a Hard Brexit), EEA firms and funds which want to make use of the UK’s Temporary Permissions Regime (TPR) must notify the FCA of their intention before close of business on Thursday 28 March 2019.

  • BaFin publishes clarification on the distribution of UK-domiciled funds in Germany in the event of a no-deal Brexit

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    Submitted: 26 March 2019

    The German finanical services regulator, the BaFin, has published clarification regarding the position of asset managers wishing to distribute a UK-domiciled fund in Germany following a no-deal Brexit.

  • More good news for Irish funds industry as Central Bank permits investment in Chinese bonds through Bond Connect

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    Submitted: 26 March 2019

    ​In a letter to Irish Funds dated 21 March 2019, the Central Bank of Ireland (the Central Bank) confirmed that it will shortly update its AIFMD and UCITS Q&As to reflect that the acquisition of Chinese bonds via Bond Connect would permit a depositary to meet its safekeeping obligations under AIFMD or the UCITS Directive, provided the depositary of the AIF or UCITS (or a sub-custodian) ensured that it retained control over the bonds at all times.

  • Do hedge fund documents need to be updated for Brexit?

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    Submitted: 22 March 2019

    This note looks at how Brexit will affect hedge fund documentation.

  • Central Bank of Ireland offers some reassurance to UCITS and Retail Investor AIFs in the event of a Hard Brexit

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    Submitted: 18 March 2019

    The Central Bank of Ireland’s (the Central Bank) Notice of Intention (the Notice of Intention) has provided guidance to UCITS and Retail Investor AIFs on the eligibility of investments and OTC counterparties in the event of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement in place (a Hard Brexit).

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