Funderbeam, a global funding and trading platform for investors to buy and sell equity stakes in private companies, has been issued with two financial service licenses by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for its Singapore-based subsidy, Funderbeam Markets Pte Ltd.
Legal & Regulation
Apex Group (Apex) has received Full Depositary authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland for its subsidiary the European Depositary Bank (EDB) to operate in Ireland.
PGIM has secured approval from the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets to operate an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) from its newly established office in the Netherlands.
Managers of Cayman funds are being encouraged to act now to ensure they fully comply with the new obligations of the Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017 scheduled to come into effect on 30 September 2019.
Guernsey is proposing to adopt limited liability companies (LLC) in a move intended to enhance the island’s competitive position in the United States.
By James Williams & Paul Bryant – Capital is flowing into ESG investments with many private equity GPs now on the case. But to stay ahead, they will need credible evidence of impact, not just slick marketing.
UK fund providers will have until 15 September 2019 to submit a ‘Brexit licence’ to the Luxembourg regulator to continue trading in the Grand Duchy.
With the FCA’s Policy Statement PS18/8 due to come into effect from 30 September 2019, Authorised Fund Managers (AFMs) will need to publish Assessment of Value reports from the end of January 2020 (within four months of their funds’ year-end).
A survey conducted on preparation for the FCA’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime, (SM&CR) has revealed that most firms have significant work to do, as they prepare for its extension to all authorised firms on 9 December.
Following participation in the FCA’s Sandbox initiative in 2018/2019, SquareBook has received regulatory authorisation under Article 25 (2) of the Regulated Activities Order to ‘make arrangements with a view to transactions in investments’.