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  • SEC Regulation outside the US

    Conference

    Event date: 18 June 2018

    We will again be hosting SEC Regulation outside the US on 18-20 June 2018. SEC Regulation outside the US is now in its 21st year and is the only event of its kind to offer delegates a thorough understanding of the complexities and nuances of the legislative processes and how SEC practices can affect your business.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cross-border marketing of AIFs and UCITS - European Commission proposes rule changes

    Article

    Submitted: 13 March 2018

    ​The European Commission has published proposals to change a number of the rules governing the cross-border distribution of alternative investment funds and undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities. The proposed introduction of rules on pre-marketing of funds, in particular, may result in some (presumably, unintended) difficulties for EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) - this will need to be watched carefully as the proposals are considered by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament.

  • GDPR for UK Hedge Fund Managers

    Article

    Submitted: 12 March 2018

    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. GDPR will extend the data protection responsibilities of UK and other EU hedge fund managers, and will also extend the direct application of EU data protection law to non-EU entities, including many funds. This note addresses how certain provisions of GDPR will affect UK hedge fund managers.

  • GDPR for US Investment Advisers

    Article

    Submitted: 12 March 2018

    The European Union is introducing a new piece of data protection legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will affect many US investment advisers. GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018.

  • MiFID2 best execution: Top 10 Questions on Top 5 Disclosure

    Article

    Submitted: 06 March 2018

    This article summarises the new MiFID2 requirements for EU-regulated firms to publish both qualitative and quantitative details of their top five brokers and execution venues.

  • Seward & Kissel briefing: Annual regulatory reminders

    Article

    Submitted: 14 February 2018

    Seward & Kissel publishes its 2018 annual regulatory reminders memorandum.

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