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Jack Inglis, AIMA

IHS Markit teams with AITEC and AIMA to strengthen KY3P platform

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 09:49

IHS Markit is teaming up with AITEC and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) to strengthen its Know Your Third Party (KY3P) platform. »

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 16:25

The Maltese Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) fills a gap in Europe's fund market. According to Dr Stefania Grech, Financial Services Associate, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, an unregulated fund was the one product missing in the Maltese Fund Industry. "Now, from a European perspective, there is no discrimination when it comes to the creation of an unregulated vehicle, offshore versus onshore. »

Paul Mifsud, Managing Director at Sparkasse Bank

Malta’s SCC gathers momentum

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:56

Malta has been quite innovative in providing certain infrastructure for the securitisation cell company (SCC) and securitisation in general. According to the MFSA, 30 securitisation vehicles have launched so far this year, and Sparkasse Bank Malta, plc. has been a beneficiary of this phenomenon. »

r Jean C Farrugia, senior partner at DF Advocates

Malta ushers in the Notified AIF

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:54

On 10 June 2016, Malta burnished its reputation when the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) launched the Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) regime through the publication of the Investment Services Act (List of Notified AIFs) Regulations in the Malta Government Gazette. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Malta’s service provider community sees good times ahead

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:48

Whether it’s providing AIFM management company solutions, depositary lite solutions, or simply providing start-up managers with a high-touch level of service, Malta’s service provider community continues to evolve with the times.  »

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of the Corporate and Finance practice group at Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

Key features of Malta’s new regime

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:45

Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of Camilleri Preziosi Advocates’s Corporate and Finance practice group, outlines the benefits of Malta’s Notified AIF (NAIF) regime… »

Paulianne Nwoko, Managing Director of Apex Fund Services (Malta)

Factors that make Malta an ideal fund jurisdiction

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:41

Apex Fund Services has been operating in Malta since 2008 and has seen, first hand, how quickly the island has evolved into one of Europe's leading onshore fund jurisdictions.  »

Professor Joseph Bannister, MFSA

Increasing interest in using Malta for securitisation transactions

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:36

Professor Joseph Bannister (pictured) of the Malta Financial Services Authority explains how the island is positioning itself as a leading European securitisation market… »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Malta’s NAIF regime is a regulatory masterstroke

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:31

With the recent introduction of the Notified AIF regime, Malta is positioning itself to provide fund promoters with an unregulated fund where speed to market is of the essence.  »

Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta

Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:09

The shock Brexit result this June sent ripples across Europe as individual Member States absorbed the news. And whilst some jurisdictions have been quick to seize the initiative on the back of the uncertainty that UK firms face – especially as it relates to passporting for London's much lauded financial services industry – Malta is focusing on maintaining the harmonious relationship it has with the UK. »

Bill Prew, Indos Financial

Update on ESMA advice on AIFMD passporting

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:05

Bill Prew, CEO of Indos Financial writes on the recent developments with the AIFMD marketing passport and the implications for private placement and depositaries.  »

Nathalie Dogniez

Moving the needle

Tue, 20/09/2016 - 10:59

Luxembourg continues to push the innovation agenda for asset managers and investors. And with a rich heritage supporting UCITS, the Grand Duchy is building substance under AIFMD to further enhance its reputation as the EU’s leading fund distribution centre. »

ICE Clear Europe receives EMIR authorisation

ICE Clear Europe receives EMIR authorisation

Tue, 20/09/2016 - 08:39

The Bank of England has authorised ICE Clear Europe as a central counterparty (CCP) in accordance with the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). »

More banks join Sentinel as initiative prepares for MiFID II

More banks join Sentinel as initiative prepares for MiFID II

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 09:28

As Project Sentinel completes the first round of assessments of potential technology partners, the initiative has seen an increase in consortium numbers from the original four to seven banks to eight to 10 in the current phase.  »

MainstreamBPO granted fund administrator approval by MFSA

MainstreamBPO granted fund administrator approval by MFSA

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 09:10

Australian-based fund administrator MainstreamBPO has expanded its operations into the UK and Europe following receipt of in principle regulatory approval from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) to act as a fund administrator. »

RIMES launches buy-side compliance surveillance solution for Market Abuse Regulation

RIMES launches buy-side compliance surveillance solution for Market Abuse Regulation

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 13:36

RIMES, a provider of managed data services for the buy-side, has launched RegFocus, a buy-side monitoring and detection solution for the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). »

Money market funds to reduce ABCP investments with new US and European regulation, says Moody’s

Money market funds to reduce ABCP investments with new US and European regulation, says Moody’s

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 13:26

The overall volumes that money market funds (MMFs) invest globally in asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) will likely fall as the prime MMF industry shrinks, says Moody's Investors Service. »

AFME calls for greater harmonisation of EU regulations on asset segregation

AFME calls for greater harmonisation of EU regulations on asset segregation

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 13:20

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has called for greater harmonisation of asset segregation across European regulation in a new report entitled “Principles of Asset Segregation, Due Diligence and Collateral Management”. »

Colt announces ecosystem for MiFID II compliance

Colt announces ecosystem for MiFID II compliance

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 09:58

Colt PrizmNet financial extranet is enabling connectivity to a cloud-based ecosystem of MiFID II compliant solutions, helping capital markets firms deal with the various aspects of the directive which is due to come into force in January 2018. »

Whistle blower rules for UK financial services businesses now in force

Whistle blower rules for UK financial services businesses now in force

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 08:37

Far-reaching rules for financial services businesses to create clear channels for whistle blowers to report concerns and to protect those that “blow the whistle” take effect from 7 September, says law firm Howard Kennedy. »

Bats Europe encourages industry harmonisation for MiFID II order record keeping

Bats Europe encourages industry harmonisation for MiFID II order record keeping

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 14:43

Bats Europe has made available for testing on its platform its MiFID II compliant process for order record keeping, which the exchange is proposing as the industry approach to encourage harmonisation. »

Extending the AIF marketing passport to non-EU countries crucial for investor choice, says Invest Europe

Extending the AIF marketing passport to non-EU countries crucial for investor choice, says Invest Europe

Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:04

This week’s recommendation on extending the alternative investment marketing ‘passport’ to fund managers in up to 12 non-EU countries is an important step towards improving choice for investors, says Invest Europe. »

ESMA advises on extension of funds passport to 12 non-EU countries

ESMA advises on extension of funds passport to 12 non-EU countries

Tue, 19/07/2016 - 13:03

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its advice regarding the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport to non-EU AIFMs and AIFs in 12 countries. »

EEX to host EU common auction platform for emission allowances

EEX to host EU common auction platform for emission allowances

Mon, 18/07/2016 - 08:48

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has been re-appointed as the common auction platform for CO2 emission allowances, following the completion of a joint procurement procedure. »

Luxembourg approves Reserved Alternative Investment Fund vehicle

Luxembourg approves Reserved Alternative Investment Fund vehicle

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 08:00

The law introducing a new Luxembourg alternative fund structure, the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF), has been approved by the Luxembourg Parliament and will come into force three days after publication in Luxembourg’s Official Gazette Mémorial.   »

LME consults on caps for warehouse charges

LME consults on caps for warehouse charges

Fri, 15/07/2016 - 06:50

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is initiating a market-wide consultation proposing to control escalating warehousing costs by imposing caps on maximum charges. »

UK financial sector ‘chronically unprepared’ for Brexit regulatory changes

UK financial sector ‘chronically unprepared’ for Brexit regulatory changes

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 09:30

The UK financial services sector’s infrastructure is chronically unprepared to deal with the regulatory changes that will come as a result of the country leaving the EU, according to financial services management and technology consultancy Brickendon. »

Andrew Whittaker

Guernsey ready for third country AIFMD passport

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:11

On 30 June 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority ('ESMA') is expected to announce further details on the timing and the composition of the third country passport for the first wave of countries that include Guernsey, Jersey and Switzerland. This follows ESMA's announcement last summer that Guernsey had demonstrated the ability to satisfy the criteria required under AIFMD.  »

Daniel Maycock

Brexit unlikely to impact outsourced AIFM model for UK AIFs

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:02

For start-up managers wishing to run an onshore European AIF, the compliance and regulatory complexities might, at first glance, appear overwhelming. There are significant reporting obligations under Annex IV and regulatory capital considerations, whilst risk management is far broader in scope, extending into every facet of a fund manager's operations. »

European flags

Chapter 2: Regulations & compliance

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 14:57

Such is the complexity of the regulatory landscape in Europe that it is enough for any new start-up manager to resemble Edvard Munch's `The Scream'. Alongside the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), is the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and just to add to the complexity, MiFID II is scheduled to go live in 2018.  »

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