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GFM Special Report: Luxembourg Fund Services 2016
Luxembourg Fund Services 2016

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:46

The introduction of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) regime - that embraces the concept of the AIFMD being manager-focused regulation - could be a game changer in the future development of Luxembourg as Europe’s leading funds centre as it seeks to embrace alternative investment funds and build on the success it has enjoyed with the UCITS regime over the last 20 years

The 'Luxembourg Fund Services 2016' special report comprises 8 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

James Williams, Hedgeweek

The RAIF: A game changer for Luxembourg

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:56

Earlier this year, Luxembourg passed a new law establishing the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) Regime. It is a regime that embraces the concept of AIFMD being manager-focused regulation. The RAIF, unlike the heretonow popular SIF, does not need to be under the direct supervision of Luxembourg's regulator, the CSSF. Instead, the RAIF merely needs to appoint an authorised AIFM, based in Luxembourg or any other EU jurisdiction.  »

Jean-Florent Richard, BNP Paribas Securities SErvices

Ready for the RAIFolution

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:03

The recently introduced Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) is compelling to fund managers because although it is not subject to direct supervisory authority from the CSSF, it is still a fully AIFMD-compliant product, benefiting from the European passport for marketing to professional investors in Europe.  »

Jesper Steiness, SS&C Advent

Fintech helps automate alternative funds

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:09

At SS&C Advent, an independent unit of SS&C Technologies who collectively support more than 10,000 customers worldwide, there has been, according to Jesper Steiness (pictured), Director of Global Accounts, a clear growth of interest among fund managers and service providers to improve automation with respect to alternative portfolio accounting and reporting.  »

Nicolas Palate, CACEIS

Equity Bridge Financing solution helps improve IRR

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:16

CACEIS offers private equity fund managers bridge financing solutions that allow them to delay the process of collecting capital commitments from investors, thereby enhancing the internal rate of return of the fund.  »

Kavitha Ramachandran, Maitland Group

On track to launch first set of RAIFs

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:23

The introduction of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund under the Luxembourg Bill of Law N∞6929 (Bill 6929) this year could be a game changer for the jurisdiction. In short, the RAIF is an investment fund product that removes the double layer of regulation. Rather, the regulation focuses on the AIFM and crucially, gives fund sponsors a quicker time to market.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Luxembourg well placed to capitalise on Fintech revolution

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:26

Fund jurisdictions will need to keep their finger on the pulse of digital technology if they are to remain competitive over the coming years. Disruptive players are springing up on a daily basis offering innovative payment solutions, transaction solutions to improve efficiency.  »

Lee Godfrey, KNEIP

The virtues of good data governance

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:31

As asset managers face a barrage of global regulation and compliance demands, one of the biggest challenges they face is knowing who is responsible for the firm's data and where its source is located.  »

Timothe Fuchs, Fuchs Asset Management

Know your investors before launching in Europe

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:36

Timothe Fuchs (pictured) is the CEO of eponymous Luxembourg-based Fuchs Asset Management. With regulation becoming so vast and complex, especially in Europe, he is in no doubt that alternative investment managers need all the help they can get with respect to the day-to-day operational and compliance demands of running AIFMD-compliant funds. »

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