Legal & Regulation
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are to collaborate and support innovative firms through each other’s financial technology (FinTech) initiatives – LabCFTC and FCA Innovate.
Investment funds can now take advantage of a new limited partnership regime following the passing of the Limited Partnership Act in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
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).
There has been a 65 per cent jump in the number of firms referred to the Regulatory Decisions Committee, suggesting an acceleration in FCA investigations, according to Cleveland & Co, the boutique legal advisory business.
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has published a GDPR Implementation Guide to help members understand and comply with new EU-wide rules that come into effect on 25 May.
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.
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.
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.
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and Bundesverband Alternative Investments (BAI) are to jointly engage with policymakers and regulators in the European Union and globally on issues of interest to their respective memberships.
The days of thinking about single jurisdictions are long gone. When structuring a large private equity fund, for example, it is likely going to contain international investors (the US, Europe, Asia) and is, in effect, a commercial deal between all interested parties to draw down the money. The reality is, different investors have different preferences.