Author Archive | Nicola Le Brocq

UK Regulator Clarifies Position for Non-EU AIFMs

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has amended its rules on Annex IV reporting following consultation during 2016. The amendments, which were published on 25th January 2017, will affect all non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) that market Alternative Investment ‘Feeder’ Funds in the UK under the UK’s national private placement regime.  Annex IV reporting is […]

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Regulatory Technology: Then and Now

Increasingly, regulators and the regulated, are embracing the ideology that technology can work for them to alleviate the pressure of the constantly evolving regulatory landscape. This new openness has led to the emergence of “RegTech”. Much like FinTech did a few years ago for financial services technology, RegTech marries technology and regulatory compliance functionality to […]

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MiFID II – Top Four Considerations for a U.S. Manager

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) came into force during 2007 to facilitate cross-border financial services throughout Europe and foster competition between trading venues via a level playing field. Following the financial crisis in 2008 and during 2011, proposals were set out to revise MiFID. Since the political agreement on the adoption of MiFID […]

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REGTECH –The New Paradigm

Recognising the potential for technology to manage regulatory data and improve internal control and compliance.

Of the number of growing trends within the global regulatory arena, monitoring of systemic risk and data driven regulatory oversight are two of the most prominent, and to a certain extent are intrinsically linked. In relation to the latter, data driven/machine readable reporting is gathering momentum at an astonishing pace. The 2008 financial crisis, compliance […]

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The Global View on Liquidity Risk Management for Mutual Funds

As we all personally look forward to the start of a new year, the global financial services regulatory agenda for 2016 looks far less refreshing. Among other things, 2015 will be remembered as the year the International Monetary Fund (IMF) publically called for re-examining the asset management industry and its potential for posing a risk […]

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AIFMD Passporting Debate Continues as National Private Placement Regimes get a Reprieve

On 30th July, after much anticipation and a one-week delay, ESMA has released its advice and opinion to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission in relation to the functioning of the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) fund distribution passport. Interested parties eagerly digested the material and the media output that followed […]

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Solving for Solvency II

The story behind Solvency II is no different than the story behind most European Directives since it came as a response to a major failing within the sector, namely the near collapse of American International Group (AIG), the world’s biggest insurer, and the subsequent $182bn bailout by the American tax payer. AIG’s downfall exposed the […]

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Third Countries Bullish for Passport to Europe’s €15.5 Trillion Asset Management Market

Back in December 2014, Paul Soltis provided us with a timely update on the transposition and implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and finished off by alluding to the round of talks scheduled for 2015 in relation to the distribution of non-EU AIFs within Europe under the existing cross-border marketing passport regime […]

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