AIFMD Amendments under a No-Deal Brexit

On 21 February the UK Treasury published its preparations for a no-deal Brexit called the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The main objective of these regulations is to ensure smooth sailing in a no-deal Brexit … More

Blog, Press

Sanlam Asset Management selects AQMetrics to provide AIFMD Annex IV regulatory reporting.

IRELAND, Dublin, March 26, 2019 – Sanlam Asset Management (Ireland) Limited (SAMI) has selected award winning AQMetrics to provide AIFMD Annex IV regulatory reporting for its funds. Sanlam will utilise AQMetrics software technology to automate Annex IV reporting, having deemed … More


Making Ireland more attractive to Private Equity

The Irish funds industry recently got a breakthrough in its efforts to establish Ireland as a European domicile for private equity funds as the Investment Limited Partnerships Bill 2018 will be published shortly (depending on Brexit developments) following a government … More

Blog, Buzz

Meet the Team – Cathal Connolly

At AQMetrics we have a highly skilled, experienced and diverse workforce with wide ranging backgrounds. Today, we introduce you to our Head of Global Regulatory Reporting, Cathal Connolly.     Name: Cathal Connolly, Head of Global Regulatory Reporting  Describe your … More


CEO Message: 2018 was a year of change, what lies ahead in 2019?

Geraldine Gibson-Dautun, CEO There is no doubt that the world around us is changing rapidly and never more so than in 2018. This was a transformational year for AQMetrics. We started into 2018 with the dawn of MiFID II. All … More

Blog, Market Data, Technology

Effective Data Management in a Fragmented Market

By Breige Tinnelly, AQMetrics Our recent conversations with compliance and risk managers at investment management firms have highlighted a common pain point, which is how to put in place the right kind of technology platform to cater for both existing … More


Regulatory Reset: What Irish Funds Need to Know About CP86

By Lorraine Lyons, Business Development Representative For the Irish Fund Management industry in the coming year, one regulatory change stands out: namely the introduction of the Fund Management Companies Guidance, or CP86. This far-reaching set of initiatives has of course … More

Blog, MiFID II:Articles

Internationalization of Regulation – Part II

Recent amendments to the Investment Company Act (ICA) of 1940 have compounded regulatory hurdles for Europe-based hedge funds that conduct business in the United States.  Although hedge funds are typically able to avoid registration with the ICA under 3©1 exemptions, … More


Farewell Black Swans

Know Your Exposure. Be Prepared. Do you know where your firm’s risk is concentrated? In this blog we examine how can you better make your risk culture understood from the top down and reported accurately from the bottom up. Firstly, … More


French decree defines the characteristics of securitization entities subject to AIF provisions.

Décret n° 2014-1366 du 14 novembre 2014 pris en application du II de l’article L. 214-167 du code monétaire et financier  came into force in France on the 17th November, 2014. The decree determines the characteristics of securitization entities subject … More


Additional AIF Data Request by FCA

In order for a number of firms to satisfy the requirements of the current, updated AIF schedule additional supplementary information was requested by the FCA with a deadline of the 5 September for submission. On September 9, 2014 the FCA … More


The Central Bank of Ireland’s revises AIFMD report submission dates

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) introduced a requirement for an alternative investment fund manager (“AIFM”) to supply its competent authority with information designed to enable competent authorities to supervise the AIFMs under their responsibility, and to contribute to the monitoring … More


ESMA Issues Q&A on Application of the AIFMD

Today the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published Question and Answers (Q&As) on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The purpose of this document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of the AIFMD … More


FCA modifies the “funds under management” rule

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued guidance on the application procedure for modifying the “funds under management” rule.  The guidance on the modification by consent is a temporary measure taken by the FCA. This modification will allow alternative investment fund … More

AIFMD, Blog, Uncategorized

AIFMD Reporting under France’s New Legal Framework on Asset Management

France’s legal framework on asset management solidified with the recent publication of several important texts. On 2 January 2014, the French Parliament adopted the law ratifying Order No. 2013-676 of 25 July 2013 transposing the AIFM Directive, and in doing … More


AIFMD Reporting Requirements Is An End In Sight?

On the 15th November ESMA released revised guidelines on reporting obligations under Articles 3(3)(d) and 24(1), (2) and (4) of the AIFMD and today the latest version of the AIFMD xml report was posted on ESMA’s website Ref: 2013/136. It … More


ESMA releases final guidelines on AIFMD reporting

ESMA’s recently released final guidelines on AIFMD reporting. This article summarises the refined reporting requirements for Alternative Investment Fund Managers. The October 1 Final Report issued by ESMA includes the following reporting requirements: Exposure: including currency, counterparty, market and credit … More

AIFMD, Blog, Form PF, News

Will AIFMD and Form PF inject a culture of compliance in hedge funds?

Under AIFMD AIFs must supply the EU regulators with detailed reports not too dissimilar to Form PF in the US. However, with other areas of concern such as depositary liability and remuneration, for example, the AIFMD reporting requirements have not … More