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Jersey sees uptick in number of fund managers choosing the island’s private placement regime

Jersey sees uptick in number of fund managers choosing the island’s private placement regime

A growing number of Jersey-registered fund managers are opting to future-proof their strategies and market into Europe through national private placement regimes (NPPRs) under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to the latest figures from Jersey’s regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC).

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The EU's GDPR – What does it mean for US-based firms?

The EU's GDPR – What does it mean for US-based firms?

 

By Olivia Munro – As the deadline to the GDPR steadily approaches, it is important to start preparing for the regulation if you haven’t already.  In case you aren’t aware, the EU took a major step to protect their citizens’ personal data and privacy rights by instating the EU Greater Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is scheduled to go into effect on 25 May, 2018.  However, just because the GDPR is an EU regulation, it doesn't mean that US based firms are exempt. 

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“The Pareto Principle”

“The Pareto Principle”

By Nick Bayley (pictured), Duff & Phelps – It’s 3 January 2018. Hallelujah! Christmas has been and gone. The festive cheer over for another year. But there’s one more gift welcoming everyone as they head back to their offices: MiFID II has officially come into effect. 

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The Bahamas prepares risk-based approach to regulatory oversight

The Bahamas prepares risk-based approach to regulatory oversight

Last July, the Securities Commission of The Bahamas (the Commission) embarked on a process to overhaul the Investment Funds Act. The Investment Funds Act 2003 was largely structured to be in line with the operations of fiduciary administrators and did not necessarily account for the appropriate regulation of the various roles within a fund structure.