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CEO, Geraldine Gibson-Dautun  In February 2019 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) created a draft guidance regarding liquidity stress tests of investment funds – applicable to alternative investment funds (AIFs) and Undertakings for the Collective … More


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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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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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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


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Harmonising regulatory reporting with your firm’s business operating model.

Harmonising regulatory reporting with your firm’s business operating model. Q and A with Cathal Connolly, Head of Global Regulatory Reporting, AQMetrics What can firms do to ensure regulatory reporting accurately reflects the firm’s business operating model?  We sat down with … More


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Five Innovative Strategies for Resilient MiFID II Reporting

Steve Barnes, CTO In our previous blog, we took time to pause, reflect and consider some lessons learned from the compliance processes for MiFID II transaction reporting. In this blog, we take a step further and look at five ways … More


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How to prove your UCITS Fund is not Index Hugging

With more than 2,000 Irish investment funds facing into Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) investigations to ensure they are not misleading customers about charges and other issues it’s important to ask how these firms can best provide regulators with the … More


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MiFID II Reporting – a year of light and shade

Claire Savage, Chief Operating Officer, AQMetrics Following years of planning and implementation for MiFIR,  it is time to pause and consider the lessons learned from the compliance process and the ongoing considerations in this evolving regulatory environment. The reality of … More


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How the new Securitisation Regulation 2017/2402/EU will impact AIFMs and UCITS in 2019.

Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 (Securitisation Regulation) introduces new internal monitoring and reporting challenges for institutional investors. EU AIFMs are already subject to internal monitoring and reporting in relation to securitisation positions under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD). As … More


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Data: Asset or Liability – regulatory compliance data innovation

By Wesley Cooper, Data Architect, AQMetrics In this series of blog posts, we explore how the next generation of intelligent regulatory reporting solutions are delivering insights far beyond their original purpose. This second feature in the series looks at the … More


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How to turn data into diamonds – regulatory compliance data innovation

By Steve Barnes, CTO In this series of blog posts, we explore intelligent regulatory reporting solutions and how the next generation of  solutions are delivering insights far beyond their original purpose. This first feature in the series looks at the … More


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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