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  • 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.

  • The Singapore Variable Capital Company (S-VACC) Restricted access

    Conference

    Submitted: 25 May 2018

    This session runs through the key features of the proposed S-VACC, its usefulness in the Singapore investment funds sector and provide an update on progress for implementation.

  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q2 2018 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    The Q2 2018 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Licence application for depositaries and AIFMs

    Article

    Submitted: 05 January 2018

    ​This article provides a brief description of the scope and impact of the licence application for depositaries and Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs).

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