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  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q3 2018 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 10 August 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.

  • Singapore Short Selling Reporting Rules to take effect on 01 October 2018

    Article

    Submitted: 27 July 2018

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore issued the Securities and Futures (Short Selling) Regulations 2018 and the Guidelines on the Regulation of Short Selling on 28 May 2018.

  • ESMA updates its guidance on AIFMD and the UCITS Directive

    Article

    Submitted: 24 July 2018

    On 23 July 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published updated versions of its Q&As, Application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and Application of the UCITS Directive. Both documents consider where supervisory responsibility lies when MiFID services are provided through a branch in a different Member State from that of alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) or UCITS Management Company (UCITS ManCo). The UCITS Q&As also provide guidance as to (a) whether netting/hedging arrangements can be taken into account when calculating issuer concentration limits and (b) a UCITS’s ability to invest in a collective investment undertaking with different investment strategies or investment restrictions.

  • Commercial and practical approach required to determining source of interest

    Article

    Submitted: 25 June 2018

    The Court of Appeal has stressed the need for a commercial and practical approach to the multifactorial test of determining the source of interest when applying the UK withholding tax provisions.

  • 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.

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