Legal &amp; Regulation http://www.hedgeweek.com/taxonomy/term/65/all en Emerging hedge fund managers - challenges and solutions http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/21/243881/emerging-hedge-fund-managers-challenges-and-solutions <p><em><strong>Who would want to be a start-up hedge fund manager? Simon Schilder, partner at Ogier in Jersey,</strong></em><strong style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px;"><i><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(81, 81, 81); background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</span></i></strong><strong style="font-style: italic;">and TEAM BVI UK member with BVI Finance</strong><em><strong>,</strong></em><em><strong>&nbsp;examines the challenges facing the next generation&hellip;</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/ogier-0">Ogier</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/21/243881/emerging-hedge-fund-managers-challenges-and-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Launches & Fundraising Legal & Regulation Funds Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:02:51 +0000 mkitchen 243881 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243954/naif-europe%E2%80%99s-missing-piece-jigsaw <p><em><strong>The Maltese Notified Alternative Investment Fund (NAIF) fills a gap in Europe&#39;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. &quot;Now, from a European perspective, there is no discrimination when it comes to the creation of an unregulated vehicle, offshore versus onshore.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243954/naif-europe%E2%80%99s-missing-piece-jigsaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:25:58 +0000 James.Williams 243954 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Malta’s SCC gathers momentum http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243952/malta%E2%80%99s-scc-gathers-momentum <p><em><strong>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.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243952/malta%E2%80%99s-scc-gathers-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:56:56 +0000 James.Williams 243952 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Malta ushers in the Notified AIF http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243951/malta-ushers-notified-aif <p><em><strong>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.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243951/malta-ushers-notified-aif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:54:17 +0000 James.Williams 243951 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Malta’s service provider community sees good times ahead http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243949/malta%E2%80%99s-service-provider-community-sees-good-times-ahead <p><em><strong>Whether it&rsquo;s providing AIFM management company solutions, depositary lite solutions, or simply providing start-up managers with a high-touch level of service, Malta&rsquo;s service provider community continues to evolve with the times.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243949/malta%E2%80%99s-service-provider-community-sees-good-times-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:48:27 +0000 James.Williams 243949 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Key features of Malta’s new regime http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243947/key-features-malta%E2%80%99s-new-regime <p><em><strong>Dr Louis de Gabriele, head of Camilleri Preziosi Advocates&rsquo;s Corporate and Finance practice group, outlines the benefits of Malta&rsquo;s Notified AIF (NAIF) regime&hellip;</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/camilleri-preziosi">Camilleri Preziosi</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243947/key-features-malta%E2%80%99s-new-regime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:45:21 +0000 James.Williams 243947 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Factors that make Malta an ideal fund jurisdiction http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243944/factors-make-malta-ideal-fund-jurisdiction <p><em><strong>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&#39;s leading onshore fund jurisdictions.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243944/factors-make-malta-ideal-fund-jurisdiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:41:22 +0000 James.Williams 243944 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Increasing interest in using Malta for securitisation transactions http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243942/increasing-interest-using-malta-securitisation-transactions <p><em><strong>Professor Joseph Bannister (pictured) of the Malta Financial Services Authority explains how the island is positioning itself as a leading European securitisation market&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243942/increasing-interest-using-malta-securitisation-transactions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:36:56 +0000 James.Williams 243942 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Malta’s NAIF regime is a regulatory masterstroke http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243939/malta%E2%80%99s-naif-regime-regulatory-masterstroke <p><em><strong>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.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243939/malta%E2%80%99s-naif-regime-regulatory-masterstroke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:31:56 +0000 James.Williams 243939 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Brexit allows Malta to consolidate UK relationship http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243935/brexit-allows-malta-consolidate-uk%C2%A0relationship <p><em><strong>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 &ndash; especially as it relates to passporting for London&#39;s much lauded financial services industry &ndash; Malta is focusing on maintaining the harmonious relationship it has with the UK.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/financemalta">FinanceMalta</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243935/brexit-allows-malta-consolidate-uk%C2%A0relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Funds Services Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:09:30 +0000 James.Williams 243935 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Update on ESMA advice on AIFMD passporting http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243934/update-esma-advice-aifmd-passporting <p><em><strong>Bill Prew, CEO of Indos Financial writes on the recent developments with the AIFMD marketing passport and the implications for private placement and depositaries.</strong></em>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243934/update-esma-advice-aifmd-passporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Legal & Regulation Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:05:01 +0000 beverlychandler 243934 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The role of operational due diligence in today’s fundraising environment http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243770/role-operational-due-diligence-today%E2%80%99s-fundraising-environment <p><strong><em>Operational due diligence (ODD) is an integral part of winning institutional investment allocations. Being aware of the current focus areas and what is on the horizon is key to preparing your organisation.&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/09/22/243770/role-operational-due-diligence-today%E2%80%99s-fundraising-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compliance Legal & Regulation Services Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 mkitchen 243770 at http://www.hedgeweek.com MUFG says AIFMs must ensure investors don’t pay for Brexit passporting fall-out http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/08/10/242520/mufg-says-aifms-must-ensure-investors-don%E2%80%99t-pay-brexit-passporting-fall-out <p><em><strong>Tim Thornton, (pictured) COO, Fund Services, MUFG Investor Services has commented that the loss of AIFMD passporting rights that enable UK-based alternative fund managers to market products across the EU has been one of the industry&rsquo;s main concerns since the Brexit vote. &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/08/10/242520/mufg-says-aifms-must-ensure-investors-don%E2%80%99t-pay-brexit-passporting-fall-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:47:12 +0000 beverlychandler 242520 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Jersey sees an increase in private placement and consults on enhancing funds regime http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/08/05/242353/jersey-sees-increase-private-placement-and-consults-enhancing-funds-regime <p><em><strong>The number of Jersey-registered alternative investment fund managers marketing into Europe through national private placement regimes (NPPRs) under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) continued to rise in H1 2016.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/08/05/242353/jersey-sees-increase-private-placement-and-consults-enhancing-funds-regime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:02:11 +0000 mkitchen 242353 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Guernsey remains on course for third country passport following positive ESMA recommendation http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/07/21/241878/guernsey-remains-course-third-country-passport-following-positive-esma-recommendat <p><em><strong>The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has further recommended Guernsey for a &lsquo;third country&rsquo; passport under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/2016/07/21/241878/guernsey-remains-course-third-country-passport-following-positive-esma-recommendat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:25:16 +0000 mkitchen 241878 at http://www.hedgeweek.com