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CEO, Geraldine Gibson-Dautun  In February 2019 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) created a draft guidance regarding liquidity stress tests of investment funds – applicable to alternative investment funds (AIFs) and Undertakings for the Collective … More


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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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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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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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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


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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


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New UCITS risk reporting requirements from the CSSF

On 22 April 2016, the CSSF released instructions on the new reporting template related to the risk and risk management of UCITS funds. The first report must be filed by 16 May 2016. The reporting applies to those UCITS that … More


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ESMA consults on different share classes of UCITS

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a discussion paper on different share classes of UCITS. The UCITS Directive recognises the possibility for UCITS to offer different share classes to investors but it does not prescribe whether, and … More