Monthly Archives:
March 2019

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Due date for entrance to temporary permissions regime extended to 11 April- FCA Statement

Policy Statement PS19/5 sets out the rules for firms and operators, depositories and trustees of EEA-domiciled funds in the temporary permissions regime. The temporary permission regime provides a backstop that allows firms and investment funds to continue passporting without disruption. … More


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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


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FCA and ESMA statements on shares trading obligations under a no-deal Brexit (STOs and Article 23 of MiFIR)

In the interests of avoiding uncertainty with market participants, ESMA released a statement on the 19th March regarding the trading obligation for shares (under Article 23 of MiFID) in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Under Article 23 investment firms … More


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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


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Apex Group Ltd selects AQMetrics to power its regulatory reporting teams

IRELAND, Dublin, March 19, 2019 – award winning RegTech AQMetrics is pleased to announce that Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex”) has selected AQMetrics as its regulatory reporting technology solution. Apex plans to utilise AQMetrics for its ESMA, CFTC and SEC regulatory … More


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Central Bank of Ireland: Capital Markets Update, March 2019

Central Bank of Ireland Markets Update The Central Bank of Ireland has issued the third markets update of 2019 on 7th March this year. The main points are below: The 32nd edition of the Central Bank AIFMD Q&A has been … More


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Top ten takeaways from the ALFI European Asset Management Conference 2019

By Lorraine Lyons, Business Development  Last week the ALFI European Asset Management Conference took place in Luxembourg. The two-day event (5-6th March) was packed with keynote speakers, in-depth panel discussions and lunch time fintech presentations. It was attended by Chief … More


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ESMA Statement : No Deal Brexit guidelines for MiFID II/MiFIR and BMR Provisions

Yesterday, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)  issued a statement on its approach to MiFID II/MiFIR and Benchmark (BMR) provisions in the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on the 29th March, with no withdrawal agreement … More