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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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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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UK Authorities Grant Much Needed Extension for AIFMD Authorisation Filing

Good news for AIFMs that have been struggling to meet the 21st January AIFMD authorisation application filing deadline set by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT)!  The FCA has deferred the deadline to 22nd July.  AIFMs now have until the 22nd of July to file their applications where the previous July deadline was […]

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AIFMD Forces Asset Managers to Focus on Their “True Intentions”

As I travel through Europe meeting with asset managers, it is apparent that many are unprepared to face the challenges that AIFMD will impose across the financial services industry. Asset managers must face the fact that they may need to temporarily close their Alternative business operations if they have not received approval by their respective […]

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Tackling the AIFMD Transparency Reporting Challenge

These are tumultuous times in the Alternative Investment industry. Alternative Asset Managers are in the midst of determining how to prepare for compliance with the AIFM directive. Considering that AIFMD passed into law in July 2013, many firms appear to be handling their readiness with a more relaxed approach while they take advantage of the […]

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