Legal & Regulation

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. »


Survey

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. »


Tax

Five things fund managers need to do now to prepare for new LLP tax rules

BDO is warning fund managers about five things they need to do now to make sure they comply with new tax rules on LLP partnerships which come into force on 6 April. »


Hedge fund administration

UBS Fund Services launches Depositary "Lite" platform

UBS Fund Services has launched its Depositary "Lite" platform to help managers of offshore funds fulfil the requirements of the Alternative Investment Funds Directive (AIFMD). »


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