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Simon Whiteside on the risk, challenges and benefits of 'depo-lite'

Simon Whiteside of Simmons & Simmons LLP discusses the risks, challenges and benefits assocaited with 'depo-lite' as well as what the future holds...

Posted on: 27 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

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

Regulators to scrutinise asset managers' technology outsourcing

Asset managers must ensure they have conducted rigorous operational due diligence and have effective exit strategies in place at their IT vendors and cloud providers if they want to avoid falling foul of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Posted on: 30 Apr, 2014
Posted in: Technology

Asset managers' outsourcing arrangements with tech vendors could face FCA scrutiny

Asset managers must ensure they have effective business continuity plans (BCP) and exit strategies in place with their technology vendors in the event of that service provider defaulting if they are to avoid falling foul of the UK Financial Conduc

Posted on: 27 Mar, 2014
Posted in: Technology
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