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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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Freaking Out, Brexit Style

The first line of the Fortune article read “Decades of European integration were blown up by a single vote”. For the Economist, a “senseless, self-inflicted blow”. The Telegraph deemed it the “greatest disaster to befall the block in its 59-year history”. NIKKEI 225 down 7.92%. DAX down 6.82%, CAC 40 down 8.04%, FTSE down 3.15%, […]

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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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Before & Beyond MiFID II

I recently spoke at Bloomberg’s Winning Strategies and Market Liquidity  Conference in London. In my Key note speech one of the topics I covered was how regulation is set to change the asset management industry, specifically looking at Markets in Financial Instruments II (MiFID II). This blog is based on my speech and explores MiFID […]

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