Appetite for Alternative UCITS shows no abating

The appetite for alternative UCITS funds continues to grow amid institutional investor demand and regulatory uncertainty around the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

AIFMD passports for the Channel Islands and Switzerland could backfire

David Bailey, group head of marketing at private equity fund administrators Augentius, has warned that the proposed liberalisation of the rules governing the distribution of alternative investment funds (AIFs) in the European Union (EU), announced

Posted on: 07 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

ESMA advice positive on Guernsey AIFMD passport extension

A recommendation by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to grant Guernsey a 'third country' passport under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has been welcomed by the Island's funds sector.

Posted on: 05 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Optionality key for managers as Jersey gets AIFMD passport recommendation from ESMA

Recognition for Jersey’s regulatory framework for alternative funds and the recommendation that the jurisdiction should enjoy future access to a Europe-wide passport under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has been we
Posted on: 05 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

CCP Battle Drags On

The prolonged transatlantic battle over the mutual recognition of central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) reflects deep differences over the costs of resolving a failing C

Posted on: 09 Jun, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Regulation: The Unintended Consequences

The onslaught of global regulation shows no sign of abating. No sooner had managers submitted their Annex IV to European regulators as required under the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) did the conversations among global regulators move to shadow banking, and debate as to whether fund managers including large hedge funds should be designated systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs).

Posted on: 08 Jun, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Speculation over which offshore jurisdictions will gain pan-EU passport

There is speculation as to which offshore jurisdictions will benefit from the pan-EU marketing passport afforded under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 19 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Regulatory action on cyber-crime inevitable, says KPMG

It is inevitable that regulators are going to force fund managers to disclose to the authorities information as to whether they have been subject to a cyber-attack, according to KPMG.

Posted on: 14 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Questions over Annex IV reporting in Luxembourg and Belgium

The regulators in Luxembourg and Belgium have not formally put in writing their decision to force non-EU alternative investment managers (AIFMs) distributing non-EU feeder AIFs through national private placement regimes to include the master fund

Posted on: 11 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

BEPS to have enormous impact on offshore managers

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) initiative designed to clampdown on multinational corporations’ tax structures, will have a devastating impact on offshore fund centres.

Posted on: 07 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation


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