Legal & Regulation

Confused man

‘Patchwork quilt’ of AIFMD requirements will deter non-EU firms

The “patchwork quilt” of regulatory requirements resulting from European Union member states exercising discretion under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive is likely to deter many non-EU firms from operating in the market – but that need not be the case, according to Sturgeon Ventures, the regulatory incubator. »


Regulation

BNY Mellon launches AIFMD regulatory reporting service

BNY Mellon has launched a new service for fund managers that helps them identify, aggregate and manage the regulatory reporting requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager’s Directive (AIFMD). »


Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Optionality and substance in a world with AIFMD

With Guernsey’s new opt-in AIFMD equivalent regime effective from 2 January 2014, Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance, explores how the island offers optionality and substance to fund managers. »


Douglas Shulman, Kinetic Partners

Methods for obtaining a successful US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) examination result

By Douglas Shulman, Director, Regulatory Compliance team, Kinetic Partners US LLP – Each General Counsel (GC) and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) faces the innate pressure of preparing for an SEC exam and, ultimately, leading their firm to a successful result.  The best method(s) for preparation are consistently discussed, and often debated, at roundtables and seminars.  »


Philippe Matélic, Director, Regulatory Compliance Team, Kinetic Partners (Luxembourg) Management Company

Options for distributing funds into Europe under AIFMD

By Philippe Matélic, Director, Regulatory Compliance Team, Kinetic Partners (Luxembourg) Management Company – How to connect your ideas to the market: The fund industry is constantly generating new ideas.  But, as in other industries, each needs to move through from creation, to production and then distribution.  For the fund management industry, this focus on distribution is equally key.  »


Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey reveals opt-in AIFMD equivalent regime

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has released a new set of rules which form an opt-in regulatory regime of measures equivalent to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). »


Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

City of Detroit pension benefits ruling to impact HFs

By Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners – Judge Steven W Rhodes’ ruling that the City of Detroit is officially bankrupt and that pension benefits for public pension fund beneficiaries may be reduced will have major repercussions throughout the public pension fund industry.  »


Information

SuMi TRUST extends appointment of Kii Hub to produce KIIDs for UCITS funds

SMT Fund Services (Ireland) Limited has appointed Kii Hub to produce and deliver Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) for its established platform of UCITS funds.  »


Dark pool

European investors have serious concerns about volume caps on dark pools

Rather than increase transparency, the latest proposals to restrict dark trading at four and eight per cent have the potential to create greater opacity as well as seriously impact institutional investors’ ability to execute order flow. »


Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

Meeting GP & LP demands

Evidence shows that Guernsey continues to meet the demands of both private equity managers and their investor base, writes Guernsey Finance chief executive Fiona Le Poidevin (pictured)… »


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