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ESMA’s advice on AIFMD passport in 12 non-EU countries
15 Aug

ESMA’s advice on AIFMD passport in 12 non-EU countries

  • 15th August 2016
  • Letitia Bolton

On 18 July 2016, ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority, published its advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on extending the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport to 12 non-EU countries: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, the Isle of Man, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the Read More

24 Mar

What does Brexit mean for asset managers?

  • 24th March 2016
  • Stefan Cristian Dorin

UK investment managers are becoming increasingly vocal in the Brexit debate, with the June referendum possibly marking a turning point for the industry.  These are top players in the European fund management industry, yet their dominance is dependent on the ability to do business across the continent.  In this sense, regulation matters … a lot.  Read More

01 Mar

ESMA reveals supervisory plans for 2016 – part 2

  • 1st March 2016
  • Aisha Dudhia

Continuing on from part 1, where we discussed the European regulator’s priorities for Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) and Trade Repositories (TRs) for 2016, we now look at the nature and focus of the work the regulator plans to carry out this year to promote supervisory convergence. In October 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority Read More

28 Oct

5 key questions on the EU’s money market fund reform

  • 28th October 2015
  • Liam Gurnick

JWG analysis. Following the financial crisis, regulators were concerned about the risks of shadow banking, including Money Market Funds (MMFs). The European Parliament is still discussing the regulation which the European Commission issued on 4 September 2013 and it’s likely that a revised draft will be released. This article answers 5 key questions about the Read More

14 Oct

Managing the complexities of client classification: the MiFID II push for LEIs

  • 14th October 2015
  • Mark Robinson

JWG analysis. As financial regulations keep piling up in the post-crisis world, it becomes increasingly difficult to recognise the similarities and differences between them.  The interdependencies on the Know Your Customer (KYC) front are present, but somewhat tangled.  Here we provide an overview of the current and upcoming client classification requirements under prominent regulations, and Read More

13 Oct

10 new hot EBA releases this quarter

  • 13th October 2015
  • Aisha Dudhia

JWG analysis. The European Banking Authority (EBA) have been particularly busy this year, publishing over 30 key documents (5 consultations, 5 guidelines, 7 technical standards, 4 opinions and 11 reports and other notable publications) between June and August. Keeping up this pace, according to the EBA’s September newsletter, we can expect 25 deliverables covering 16 Read More

08 Oct

Know Your EU Remuneration

JWG analysis. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, there have been multiple bones of contention and areas of tussle between the regulators and members of the financial industry.  One example is the issue of remuneration, because of its reputation as a key driver for instilling particular behaviours within the financial industry.  Used correctly, it can Read More

02 Oct


  • 2nd October 2015
  • David Miller

JWG analysis. Over the course of the year, JWG’s Customer Data Management Group (CDMG) has covered in-depth customer due diligence and KYC requirements under global tax, reporting and anti-money laundering regulation, and market monitoring under MAR/MAD2.  For the ninth CDMG meeting, JWG took a different direction and covered fund management regulation and the regulatory interdependencies Read More

07 Sep

Ticket to ride – part two: new ventures under EuVECA

  • 7th September 2015
  • Mark Robinson

JWG analysis. Regulators have given a huge boost to the small and medium enterprise (SME) markets under EuVECA, which aims to support the harmonisation and growth of the EU’s venture capital funds.  Venture capital funds are investment funds that specifically focus on pooling funding from other financial institutions (such as pension funds) in order to Read More

01 Sep

Ticket to ride: EuSEF privileges social investment funds to get an Access All (European Economic) Areas pass

  • 1st September 2015
  • Mark Robinson

JWG analysis. “This regulation has the possibility to create a strong ecosystem for social enterprises across the union” In December 2011, the European Commission issued a press release highlighting the problems that businesses face when seeking conventional sources of funding due to the confusion surrounding their mix of social goals and business techniques.  Responses from Read More