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  • SMCR implementation: The Final Countdown, are you ready?

    Webinar

    Event date: 21 June 2019

    Our series of practical webinars is designed to help you find solutions to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding SMCR implementation.

  • Crypto Assets soon to be regulated as financial instruments under German law

    Article

    Submitted: 07 June 2019

    The German Parliament has just published its draft law on the implementation of the amending directive to the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive (Directive [EU] 2018/843) (the Law).

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 25 June 2019

    Webinar

    Submitted: 06 June 2019

    In this session, Sarah Crabb, Darren Fox, Hatice Ismail (Simmons & Simmons London) and Jim Cofer (Seward & Kissel LLP) will discuss the impact of the EU Shareholder Rights Directive on UK hedge fund managers; the US Tax Representative Rules; Co-Investments for hedge funds and an update on Cayman developments.

  • SRD2 - are you ready?

    Article

    Submitted: 05 June 2019

    The EU’s revised Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD2) comes into effect from 10 June 2019 and imposes new obligations on, among others, MiFID firms, AIFMs, UCITS ManCos and self-managed UCITS. This note looks at the key issues of SRD2, including its scope, requirements and implementation.

  • Migration of offshore collective investment funds to Ireland - an update

    Article

    Submitted: 28 May 2019

    In a welcome move, the Irish government has prescribed Guernsey and Bermuda as relevant jurisdictions under the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 and (along with the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Jersey) under the Companies Act 2014. This means funds from these jurisdictions may now migrate into Ireland without having to wind up in their existing jurisdiction.

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

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 28 May 2019 / Submitted: 15 April 2019

    The FCA is extending to 30 October 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 October 2019.

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 21 May 2019

    Webinar

    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.

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

    Article

    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).

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

    Article

    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

    Article

    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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