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What does the FCA’s policy statement on AIFMD mean for EMIR/CRD IV?
24 Jun

A pro-fund change? Good news for AIFs

  • 24th June 2013
  • RegTechFS

Over recent years, firms could be forgiven for thinking that regulators’ ears had hardened to their complaints. But recent developments may prove them wrong. The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive threatens to have a significant operational impact on the industry. Fund managers will soon be subject to a host of new requirements including increased KYC Read More

26 Apr

Know your fund: AIFMD technical standards see huge rise in requirements for depositaries

  • 26th April 2013
  • RegTechFS

The EU is heading for a shake-up of its depositary industry.  New requirements under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) technical standards place more onerous requirements on depositaries that will see them effectively having to manage their clients’ businesses and perform greater levels of due diligence than ever before. Under the new directive, every Read More

07 Mar

Leaving ESMA to pick up the pieces

  • 7th March 2013
  • RegTechFS

Recently, the EU’s legislative output has been marked by a tendency to increase ESMA’s responsibilities, and decrease those of the democratic institutions. Whatever the reason for this – avoiding disputes between member states, speeding legislation’s passage – it undermines democratic scrutiny and leaves firms with many unknowns. Recently, the EU’s legislative output has been marked Read More