Fund managers urged to have holistic approach to regulatory data gathering

Fund managers need to take a holistic approach towards regulation, particularly when it comes to gathering various data sets for different regulatory reports, according to the head of regulatory change at M&G Investments.

Posted on: 13 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Data providers and consultants warned on breaching reverse solicitation rules

Data providers and to a lesser extent consultants must be wearier in certain EU jurisdictions about breaching rules surrounding reverse solicitation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 12 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Uncertainty over extension of Pan-EU passport to non-EU managers remains

The extension of the pan-EU passport to non-EU managers as envisioned under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is contingent on third countries meeting equivalence standards laid out by the EU and the effectiveness of the n

Posted on: 07 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Questions over depositaries pricing risk into fees

A number of depositaries may not be pricing the costs of strict liability into client fees with many under-charging because they are discharging the liability to their prime brokers acting as sub-custodians.

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

UCITS VI warned against curbing legitimate hedging activities

Any restrictions on the eligibility of assets, particularly derivatives, through UCITS VI must avoid curtailing legitimate hedging activity at fund managers.

Posted on: 30 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services unveils Annex IV reporting service

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services has engaged with Confluence, a provider of investment data management automation, to offer Annex IV reporting services as mandated under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2014

Debate over whether multi-depositary regime could emerge under AIFMD

There is debate as to whether a multiple-depositary model could emerge under the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) once the national private placement regime expires in 2015.

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Firms should consult MiFID II for insights into AIFMD reverse solicitation rules

Firms seeking to rely on reverse solicitation to attract EU capital under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) should refer to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) as the text makes passing reference t

Posted on: 27 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

BNP Paribas unveils Annex IV reporting service

BNP Paribas Securities Services has launched an outsourced reporting service for firms filing their Annex IV under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014

ESMA likely to force primes to segregate AIF and non-AIF assets

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is likely to force prime brokers to segregate AIF assets from non-AIF assets in what could have significant implications for the prime brokerage operating model.

Posted on: 20 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation


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