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  • New EU cross-border fund distribution rules published in Official Journal to take effect in August 2021


    Submitted: 22 July 2019

    ​The texts of the EU’s new Directive and Regulation on the cross border distribution of investment funds have now been formally published and their key provisions will take effect from 02 August 2021.

  • ESMA updates its AIFMD Q&As on delegation and supervision of depositary functions


    Submitted: 25 June 2019

    On 04 June 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a further update to its Q&As, Application of the AIFMD covering a series of questions relating to the delegation and supervision of depositary functions under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

  • Irish Central Bank’s “Dear CEO” letter on firms’ Fitness and Probity obligations


    Submitted: 21 June 2019

    This article looks at the messages Irish Regulated Financial Service Providers should take from the Central Bank of Ireland’s recent Dear CEO letter, which underlines the obligations imposed on firms under the Fitness and Probity Regime introduced by the Central Bank Reform Act 2010.

  • European Commission publishes sustainable finance guidelines and reports


    Submitted: 20 June 2019

    On 18 June 2019, the European Commission (Commission) published new guidelines on corporate climate-related information reporting, as well as three reports produced by its technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG). These covered the TEG’s work on (a) Taxonomy, (b) an EU green bond standard and (c) EU climate benchmarks and benchmarks' environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures.

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


    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


    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?


    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


    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


    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


    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.

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