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Regulation

Dechert partners Declan O'Sullivan and Conor Durkin pick apart Ucits V vote in European Parliament

The European Parliament voted to adopt the Ucits V Directive on 15 April, which should bring Ucits generally more in line with the AIFM Directive objectives, say Declan O'Sullivan and Conor Durkin, Dublin based partners at law firm Dechert.

17 Apr 2014
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Will the RDR hit Europe?

Advisory, research and events business The Platforum has released the results of its "European Platforms and Open Architecture" report.

16 Apr 2014
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Priips: EU Institutions reach agreement to close gaps in consumer protection

EU Parliament negotiators, the Commission and the Council of Ministers has reached an agreement regarding draft EU rules for small investors. The EU Parliament will put the agreed rules to a plenary vote later this month.

03 Apr 2014
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Luxembourg and USA sign FATCA Model 1 IGA

The Luxembourg and US governments have today signed an agreement to improve international tax compliance and implement the so-called Model 1 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

28 Mar 2014
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Mark Branson appointed as CEO of Swiss Finma

The board of directors of the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority, Finma, has unanimously appointed former UBS banker Mark Branson as CEO as of 1 April 2014.

28 Mar 2014
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Fitz Partners identifies turnover costs in UK domiciled portfolios

An apparent loophole in KIID documentation - a lack of turnover rate data - has been plugged by research from Fitz Partners, which has used a US Securities and Exchange Commission method to calculate costs to investors.

27 Mar 2014
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Apsley and PartnerRe to launch specialist AIFMD compliant service

The insurance provider Apsley Speciality (Apsley) has joined forces with global reinsurer PartnerRe in order to launch a specialist underwriting service for the hedge fund sector dealing with AIFM requirements. The agreement between the two parties was signed in late 2013, PartnerRe will be capacity provider for the project.

24 Mar 2014
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Europe's political risks to fore in JP Morgan AM research

Paola Toschi and Kerry Craig, global market strategists at JP Morgan Asset Management, have studied the risks investors and markets see in politics across Europe in 2014, including the impact of austerity and the emergence of fringe parties.

03 Mar 2014
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Dion Global's Colin Camp asks: What next for Fatca compliance?

Colin Camp, managing director of Products & Strategy at Dion Global Solutions, which specialises in business process automation, says those seeking solutions to Fatca should not forget the OECD's Common Reporting Standard.

25 Feb 2014
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Dechert comments on delay to EMIR FX Forward Reporting

Richard Frase, partner at Dechert LLP in London, Declan O'Sullivan, partner in Dublin and Conor Durkin, partner in Dublin, have jointly noted the latest 'chaos' to hit implementation of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.

17 Feb 2014
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Limmat Capital gains further Finma approval

Limmat Capital Alternative Investments has gained Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) approval as an asset manager of foreign collective investment schemes.

03 Feb 2014
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State Street UK fined £22.9m for TM failings

State Street UK has been fined £22,885,000 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Transitions Management failings.

31 Jan 2014
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EFAMA sees no level playing field in MiFID II

Industry body EFAMA has reacted with disappointment to the latest agreement at the EU level affecting the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), citing a missed opportunity to ensure a level playing field with insurance products.

20 Jan 2014
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Aifmd: You can run, but you can't hide, says Linedata's Isadora Pardo

Isadora Pardo at Linedata in Luxembourg has outlined key considerations when considering solutions to facilitate compliance with the Alternative Investment Fund .

06 Jan 2014
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IFAs give verdict on RDR one year on - Investec Wealth & Investment

More than four in ten (43%) intermediaries believe that the new regime has improved the quality of advice they provide to clients with just 5% saying it has had a negative effect, a new study by Investec Wealth & Investment revealed.

11 Dec 2013

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Helsinki brings M&G, Ignis and RenAsset speakers

InvestmentEurope's Fund Selector Roundtable Finland, which takes place in Helsinki on 29 April, will feature speakers from M&G Investments, Ignis Asset Management and RenAsset Management.

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Lausanne Summit success in pictures

Select moments from InvestmentEurope's Pan-European Fund Selector Summit that took place at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne 9-11 April have been published.