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  • MAS clarifies regulatory expectations on IAC Guidelines

    Article

    Submitted: 01 July 2019

    In our previous bulletin, we analysed the implications of Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) proposal to expand the scope of the Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct (Guidelines) (CP2). In this sequel bulletin, we recapitulate some of the key points from MAS’ feedback to the first consultation issued recently on 06 June 2019, and chart the timeline and course ahead.

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

    Article

    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).

  • Financial Services Alerter - May 2019 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 21 June 2019

    Issue 136 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • 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.

  • FCA PS19/14 – Loan-based (‘peer-to-peer’) and investment-based crowdfunding platforms: Feedback to CP18/20 and final rules Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 13 June 2019

    On 04 June 2019, the FCA published Policy Statement 19/14 which introduces new rules for the loan-and equity-based crowdfunding industry. The new rules and guidance will come into force on 9 December 2019, apart from the extension to the scope of MCOBto P2Pplatformsoffering home finance products, which came into force on 4 June 2019.

  • MAS proposes increased scope for Individual Accountability and Conduct Guidelines

    Article

    Submitted: 10 June 2019

    On 06 June 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore released a consultation paper expanding the scope of the Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct for Financial Institutions. This article recapitulates the key outcomes set out in the IAC Guidelines, and summarises how the proposed extension of the IAC Guidelines’ scope will affect the newly-included entities, such as fund management companies, trustees and payment services licensees.

  • 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.

  • Financial Markets Legal Update - 23 May 2019

    Seminar

    Submitted: 21 May 2019

  • Further Consultation on Singapore Variable Capital Company Regime

    Article

    Submitted: 20 May 2019

    ​The Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued additional consultation papers relating to the Variable Capital Company regime in Singapore.

  • Financial Services Alerter - April 2019 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 16 May 2019

    Issue 135 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

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