FCA's VOP deadline should be delayed, according to delegates at ALFI conference

The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) submission deadline for hedge funds’ Variation of Permission (VOP) applications should be deferred, it has been said.

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

ICSDs could be forced to use depositary's sub-custody networks in frontier markets

Issuer Central Securities Depositaries (ICSDs) sub-custody-ing the assets of AIFMs in higher-risk markets could be forced to use the sub-custody networks of depositary banks.

Posted on: 16 Sep, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Ucits absolute return funds' AuM continues to grow, according to Alix Capital study

Ucits absolute return fund assets now account for almost 30% of the capital in all European absolute return fund vehicles, according to a study by the Geneva-based Alix Capital.

Posted on: 16 Apr, 2013
Posted in: Investors

European Commission source says AIFMD will be published in weeks and blames lobbying for delays

A source close to the European Commission has said AIFMD will be published before year-end and blamed “relentless lobbying” for the delays.

Posted on: 27 Nov, 2012

ALFI Luxembourg 2012: A Summary

Here are some of the key points from ALFI, which took place in Luxembourg between November 20 and 21.

Posted on: 22 Nov, 2012

ALFI Luxembourg: Depositaries could shun some funds of funds due to AIFMD Level 2 liability concerns

Depositaries could be forced to rethink some of their relations with funds of funds because of the strict liability requirements mandated under the AIFMD Level 2 provisions, experts have warned at ALFI Luxembourg.

Posted on: 22 Nov, 2012

ALFI Luxembourg: AIFMD Level 2 stance on cash flow monitoring alarms depositaries

AIFMD Level 2 requirements forcing depositaries to “implement” cash flow monitoring will seriously ramp up costs and could prove nigh on impossible to enact for certain strategies, experts at BNY Mellon and BNP Paribas have said at the ALFI Confer

Posted on: 21 Nov, 2012

Concerns over Ucits V depositary liability provisions

There is consternation in several quarters about the strict depositary liability provisions contained in the European Commission’s latest Ucits V draft.

Posted on: 05 Jul, 2012


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