Legal & Regulation

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Mansa Capital receives Green Light from Small Business Administration

Mansa Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on the USD2.5 trillion US healthcare market, has received a Green Light letter from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to continue its application process to operate a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC). »


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Industry welcomes European Parliament’s vote on long-term investment funds

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) have welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of its report on European long-term investment funds (ELTIFs) on 17 April. »


Monique Meils, Kinetic Partners

Balance is key to whistleblowing programs

Monique Melis (pictured), Global Head of Consulting at Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm comments on whistle blowers… »


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Orangefield approved as depositary by AFM in the Netherlands

Geneba Properties has obtained an AIFMD licence in the Netherlands whereby Orangefield will act as a depositary. »


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Fund managers still concerned about AIFMD reporting, says Confluence

More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of alternative investment fund managers say they are still concerned about reporting to local regulators, despite nearly all (95 per cent) saying they feel informed on the requirements of AIFMD. »


Tax

Luxembourg and the US sign Model 1 IGA

The US and Luxembourg governments have signed an agreement to improve international tax compliance and to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). »


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EVCA welcomes EC’s communication on long-term financing of European economy

The European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (ECVA) has welcomed the European Commission’s communication on the long-term financing of the European economy. »


Michael Sanders, managing director of Alceda Asset Management

Alceda granted multi-asset AIFM status in Germany

Alceda Asset Management has been granted a licence to act as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). »


Australia

Aussie government review ‘should recommend expanded significant investor visa programme’

The proposed review of Australia’s significant investor visa programme is an opportunity to address key shortcomings in the regime, says the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (AVCAL). »


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KNEIP expands service offering to meet regulatory demands in Europe

KNEIP has launched an expanded service offering to help asset managers meet the increased demands posed by regulation in Europe. »


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