AIFMD brand could take off but compliance challenges remain, says BNY Mellon

The prospect of a successful AIFMD-brand akin to Ucits could outweigh some of the compliance pitfalls and challenges the Directive brings for alternative fund managers, BNY Mellon has said.

Posted on: 24 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

ESMA could intervene if PBs and custodians fail to agree on depositary liability

The European Securities and  Markets Authority (ESMA) could be forced to intervene if global custodians and prime brokers cannot reach consensus on depositary liability as mandated under AIFMD,  the global head of regulatory and industry affairs a

Posted on: 23 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Malta offers generous remuneration rules under ESMA, says Kinetic

Malta’s position as an AIFM-domicile is likely to be enhanced following an announcement by the country’s regulator that delegates from Maltese AIFMs will not be ensnared by the full ambit of ESMA’s remuneration rules as mandated under AIFMD, accor

Posted on: 17 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Depositary lite is the ideal solution to AIFMD for some

In June this year, it was announced that a former hedge fund chief operating officer (COO) was seeking approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK regulator, to set up a so-called “depositary lite” service for EU hedge fund manager

Posted on: 15 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

BNP Paribas warns of unintended consequences on Ucits collateral upgrade restrictions

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) needs to clarify its position on limiting Ucits managers from collateral re-use, as it could face unintended consequences, a senior executive at BNP Paribas Securities Services has warned.

Posted on: 11 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

APAC managers focusing more on US in light of AIFMD, says Laven Partners

Asia-Pacific (APAC) managers are likely to increase their marketing efforts in the US and hold back on pushing their products towards European investors until the AIFMD is fully clarified, according to Laven Partners.

Posted on: 10 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Rejection of bonus caps for Ucits welcomed

The European Parliament’s rejection of proposals to cap Ucits managers’ bonuses and performance fees has been welcomed, although this climb-down is unlikely to be extended to hedge funds.

Posted on: 03 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Bill Prew of INDOS Financial continues his monthly blog of AIFMD developments.

Bill Prew of INDOS Financial continues his monthly blog of AIFMD developments.

Posted on: 01 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Former hedge fund COO seeks FCA approval for depo-lite business

INDOS Financial has submitted an application to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for authorisation to act as a depositary for hedge fund managers impacted by the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 24 Jun, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

This week's top hedge fund news

Here is a summary of the biggest hedge fund news stories for the week ending June 14.


Posted on: 14 Jun, 2013
Posted in: Investors


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