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A ‘KURE’ for regulatory fatigue

By Ras Sipko, KOGER – For the past four years, alternative fund managers with US investors have been coming to terms with the far-reaching effects of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or FATCA. Some 60-plus countries have signed up to

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Multiple growth drivers boost Ireland’s Funds Industry

There are a number of encouraging developments in Ireland that would, on the surface, appear to place it on a strong footing to further enhance its reputation as Europe's leading onshore alternative funds jurisdiction.  If one looks at fund growth,

John Bohan

Moving towards the paperless office

The Irish Government is keen to embrace the FinTech revolution as is evidenced by its IFS2020 strategy for International Financial Services, which aims to create 10,000 new jobs in the IFS sector by 2020.  One particular area of innovation underway

Linda Gorman, Quintillion

Forging closer links with clients

Alternative fund managers have had a myriad of regulatory change to contend with over recent years. In the early stages, many chose to take on the reporting burden themselves. This was very much a learning curve.  However, as the complexity

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Ireland: Positioning to be the European RegTech leader

Dublin's International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) employs over 38,000 people and is home to some of the world's leading financial institutions; industry stalwarts such as Merrill Lynch, ABN Amro, JP Morgan.  But in recent years, this area of Dublin has

Jack Inglis, AIMA

AIMA publishes guide to MiFID2

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published a guide for investment managers to help them understand and implement the requirements of the European Union’s updated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID2). The guide to the directive, which comes into

Gina Miller, SCM Direct

UK government loses Gina Miller Brexit vote appeal

A majority of eight to three of the Supreme Court judges has found in favour of Gina Miller’s (pictured) campaign that the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union without an

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