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CFTC Timothy Massad

Supervisory stress tests of clearinghouses prove positive

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a report detailing the results of a supervisory stress test of five major clearinghouses based in the US and the UK, and the results for all five proved positive. The purpose

Kavitha Ramachandran, Maitland Group

On track to launch first set of RAIFs

The introduction of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund under the Luxembourg Bill of Law N∞6929 (Bill 6929) this year could be a game changer for the jurisdiction. In short, the RAIF is an investment fund product that removes the double layer of regulation. Rather,

James Williams, Hedgeweek

The RAIF: A game changer for Luxembourg

Luxembourg has deposited a new Bill of Law with the Luxembourg Parliament called the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) Regime. It is a regime that embraces the concept of AIFMD being manager-focused regulation. The RAIF, unlike the heretonow popular SIF,

Daniela Klasen-Martin, Crestbridge

Crestbridge Luxembourg to act as manager in first RAIF platform

Crestbridge in Luxembourg will act as the manager for the first platform to be launched under Luxembourg’s recently introduced Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) regime. Following the approval of the RAIF law in July 2016, the launch of the first

James Williams, Hedgeweek

AIFMD: More jazz than classical for US managers

Despite the so-called uniformity of the EU, the pan-European Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is still being interpreted and applied by individual EU Member States. In theory it is meant to act as a standard framework to oversee the

Scott Price, Maitland

Outsourcing the EU regulatory burden to ease fatigue

By Scott Price, Maitland – It is fair to say that regulatory fatigue has set in when it comes to the European Union market. This has been brought about in particular by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Yet

Jack Inglis, AIMA

IHS Markit teams with AITEC and AIMA to strengthen KY3P platform

IHS Markit is teaming up with AITEC and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) to strengthen its Know Your Third Party (KY3P) platform. The relationship brings together KY3P’s private cloud, one-to-many platform with the AITEC-AIMA Illustrative Questionnaire for Due Diligence

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The NAIF: Europe’s missing piece of the jigsaw

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

Paul Mifsud

Malta’s SCC gathers momentum

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

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