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Author - Barry Stimpson

The IA comments on fund suspension

The Investment Association, commenting on suspension and illiquidity in open-ended funds, said that it is necessary sometimes to suspend funds in the best interests of their investors – be they investors who want...

ESMA updates funds FAQs

ESMA has updated its FAQs on AIFMD and UCITS.  The additions focus on depositaries, looking at: the distinction between depositary functions and supporting tasks that are not subject to the delegation rules in the...

ESMA speaks on fund priorities

Steven Maijoor has spoken on ESMA’s priorities in fund regulation. He focused on how consumer investments progress over time, and the role of costs, looking at ESMA’s costs and performance report on retail...

MEPs vote on fund marketing changes

MEPs in ECON have voted through the proposals for changes to the rules on cross-border investment fund distribution. As part of the vote, they stipulated that marketing communications should be clearly identified as...

ILPA updates members on activities

ILPA‘s (the Institutional Limited Partners Association) latest member update includes items on: a comment letter in response to SEC’s proposed Interpretation on the standard of conduct for investment...

ESMA updates funds FAQs

ESMA has updated its FAQs on the UCITS Directive and the AIFMD. New questions include those addressing when UCITS invest in UCITS with different investment policies and supervision of branches of UCITS management...

Prospectus exemptions amended

The FSMA (Prospectus and Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2018 take effect on 21 July and amend two of the thresholds that trigger the requirement to produce a prospectus. The changes reflect the 2017 EU...

ESMA updates UCITS FAQ

ESMA has updated its FAQs on the application of the UCITS Directive. The additions look at how to apply remuneration disclosure requirements to staff or the delegate of a UCITS management company who have been delegated...

HFSB changes name

The Hedge Funds Standards Board has changed its name to the Standards Board for Alternative Investments, to reflect the evolution of the alternative investment industry.

ESMA updates funds FAQs

ESMA has updated its FAQs in relation to UCITS and the AIFMD. The additions relate to: on the AIFMD, reporting requirements for loans purchased on the secondary market, conversion of total value of AUM and currency of...

ESMA updates funds FAQs

ESMA has updated its FAQs on the AIFMD and the UCITS Directive. Both address the exemption for intra-group transactions for the purposes of EMIR. The AIFMD set also addresses notifications of AIFs domiciled in another...

ESMA reports on fund notifications

ESMA has published a report on notification frameworks and home-host responsibilities under the UCITS and AIFMD regimes. It carried out a study looking at the cross-border management and marketing activities of UCITS...

ESMA updates funds FAQs

ESMA has updated its FAQs on AIFMD and UCITS. The additions focus on: clarifying that the AIFMD marketing passport under Article 32 AIFMD can be used only for marketing to professional investors as defined in AIFMD and...

FCA looks at illiquid asset risks

FCA has published a discussion paper looking at the issues that arise when open-ended funds invest in illiquid assets, such as real estate, infrastructure and unlisted securities. It seeks views generally, but also...