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  • All change - the review of Irish limited partnership law in 2019 should be good news for private fund managers

    Article

    Submitted: 21 June 2019

    The private funds industry in Ireland is likely to see new opportunities as a result of potentially significant changes to Irish limited partnership law in 2019, offering enhanced flexibility both for AIFs established as regulated investment limited partnerships and those structured as unregulated 1907 limited partnerships.

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

    Article

    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.

  • Updated Irish limited partnership law approved by Irish Government

    Article

    Submitted: 14 June 2019

    On 11 June 2019, the Irish Government approved the publication of the Investment Limited Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2019 (the Bill).

  • 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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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).

  • Should PE Fund managers get a Type 9 (Asset Management) licence in Hong Kong?

    Article

    Submitted: 09 May 2019

    This article discusses the latest guidance in the SFC's Licensing Handbook and its impact on licensing for private equity fund managers.

  • 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.

  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q2 2019 Restricted access

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    Submitted: 29 April 2019

    The Q2 2019 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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