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Half of managers yet to apply for AIFMD authorisation, survey finds

Nearly half of all alternative investment fund managers have yet to apply for authorisation with their national regulators under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) despite the rules coming into play next week.

Posted on: 14 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

COOConnect webinar on Annex IV: Key Points

COOConnect held a webinar on the implications Annex IV reporting under the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will have for the fund management industry.

Posted on: 07 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Small funds on FCA umbrella platforms could be hit by AIFMD

Start-up hedge fund managers using umbrella platforms to speed up their Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) registration process have been warned they could be ensnared by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 04 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

SS&C GlobeOp confident of gaining authorisation for depo-lite before AIFMD deadline

SS&C GlobeOp is confident it will have approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate as an fully authorised depositary-lite by the July 22, 2014 implementation deadline of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directiv

Posted on: 03 Jul, 2014

Forcing PBs to segregate AIF assets could cause serious challenges

Forcing prime brokers to segregate AIF assets could have serious unintended consequences and will ramp up borrowing costs for those firms.

Posted on: 01 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

FCA authorises three prime brokers to undertake safe-keeping under AIFMD

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has authorised the prime brokerage arms of Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Barclays to undertake the Article 21(8)(a) safe-keeping of financial instruments duties as required under the EU’s Alternative Inv

Posted on: 27 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Interview with John Cargill of Northern Trust on the challenges in providing AIFMD depositary services

COOConnect spoke to John Cargill of Northern Trust about the challenges in providing AIFMD depositary services.
Posted on: 24 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Fund Forum: ESMA guidance on segregation at primes eagerly anticipated

Depository banks and prime brokers are eagerly awaiting the much anticipated decision by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) as to whether primes will be forced to segregate AIF assets from their own and other clients.

Posted on: 24 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Fund Forum: Depositories unperturbed with monitoring hard assets despite regulatory concerns

Depositories have sought to rebut regulatory fears that they will struggle to provide safe-keeping, cash-flow monitoring and oversight of new or real assets held by private equity vehicles and some hedge funds as mandated under the Alternative Inv

Posted on: 24 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Attitudes to AIFMD mellowing, finds Multifonds' survey

Attitudes towards the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) appear to be mellowing, according to a survey by Multifonds, the fund software company.

Posted on: 23 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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