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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

MiFID II, MiFID II:Articles

MiFIDII ARMs and Systemic Risk: Time for the Penny to Drop

By Breige Tinnelly, Head of UK Sales, AQMetrics The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging firms to make their final decisions about their choice of Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) providers soon and with very good reason. The new regulatory reporting … 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


48 Key Validations that will trigger GABRIEL COREP report failures

As of the 2nd June the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have confirmed a set of validations within the COREP taxonomy that are correct and which they would like to re-activate. The FCA and PRA … More


AQMetrics recognised as a Regulatory Reporting solution provider by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)

The FCA have included AQMetrics in their list of recognised independent software vendors of regulatory reporting solutions that allow financial institutions to submit returns electronically to the FCA’s GABRIEL system.


From October 2014 GABRIEL will be used for AIFMD Annex IV reporting to the FCA

Until October 2014 the FCA will accept AIFMD Annex IV reporting data in xml, xls or xlsx formats. After October 2014, the FCA will only accept reporting via XML and online via GABRIEL.

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The FCA plans a new review of market abuse controls in asset managers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced its thematic supervisory plans for 2014 / 15 as a central part of its annual Business Plan published on the 31st March 2014. The supervisory plan contains much that will be of relevance … 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