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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


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Meet the Team: Anthony Slowey

At AQMetrics we have a highly skilled, experienced and diverse workforce with wide ranging backgrounds. Today, we introduce you to Anthony Slowey.       Name: Anthony Slowey, Global Regulatory Reporting Analyst Describe your job in three words: Innovative, fast-paced … More


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CEO Message: Review of Q1

Global Growth in Q1 Throughout Q1 2019 we at AQMetrics kept a singular focus on exceptional customer experience. This has lead to of a number of large UK hedge funds signing up for the AQMetrics experience.  Leading global fund administrators … More


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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


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Liquidity Stress Test Guidance for Investment Funds

New blog from AQMetrics CEO, Geraldine Gibson-Dautun  In February 2019 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) created a draft guidance regarding liquidity stress tests of investment funds – applicable to alternative investment funds (AIFs) and Undertakings for the Collective … More


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Meet the Team -Lorraine Lyons

At AQMetrics we have a highly skilled, experienced and diverse workforce with wide ranging backgrounds. Today, we introduce you to Lorraine Lyons, Business Development.       Name: Lorraine Lyons, Business Development Describe your job in three words: Motivating, Collaborative, … More


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Applying artificial intelligence to hedge funds- Special report in HFM

In a special report for HFM, Geraldine Gibson-Dautun, CEO, AQMetrics, considers the future of artificial intelligence for hedge funds. Download the report by filling in the below.


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AQMetrics recognised for MiFID II Transaction reporting excellence

AQMetrics is delighted to have been nominated for the 2019 HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards in the following categories: Best MiFID II solution – trade and transaction reporting Best Regtech solution Best use of cloud technology HFM European Hedge … More


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Meet the Team- Colm Mathews

At AQMetrics we have a highly skilled, experienced and diverse workforce with wide ranging backgrounds. Today, we introduce you to our Graduate Software Engineer, Colm Mathews.     Name: Colm Mathews, Graduate Software Engineer. Describe your job in three words: … More


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AQMetrics attends annual Funds Congress

AQMetrics’ CEO Geraldine Gibson-Dautun will be attending the 8th annual Funds Congress on Thursday, the biggest central London-based asset management conference , on 7 February 2019 at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster in London. Lorraine Lyons, Business Development, will also … More


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FCA publishes MiFID II guidelines for hard Brexit

The FCA has published their expectations for firms, trading venues and ARMs under the MiFID II Transaction Reporting regime, in the event of a hard Brexit. Four points to take note of: FCA FIRDS will replace ESMA FIRDS, this will be … More


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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


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UCITS after Brexit

How will law in the UK affect UCITS funds after the 29th March 2019? This is the big question that none of us currently have the answer to.   It is interesting to see however, that larger UCITS managers are … More