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New Liquidity Stress Testing Rules For Investment Funds
Fund liquidity looks set to remain a regulatory and supervisory priority at both domestic and EU level over the coming year.
16 Sep 2019
Central Bank Updates Its Guidance On UCITS Financial Indices
The Central Bank has made a further revision to its guidance on the use of financial indices by UCITS for investment or efficient portfolio management purposes.
7 Aug 2019
Investment Funds Legal & Regulatory Update, April 2019
Welcome to the latest edition of our Asset Management and Investment Funds Legal and Regulatory Update.
29 Apr 2019
Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive Transposed: Key Requirements For Investment Funds
The Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive ("4MLD") was finally transposed into Irish law with the enactment on 14 November 2018 of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 (the "Act").
3 Dec 2018
Central Bank Streamlines Its Review Procedures For UCITS And Retail Investor AIFs
The Central Bank has introduced changes, effective 9 October 2018, to its fund authorisation/approval and post-authorisation requirements for UCITS and Retail Investor AIFs
17 Oct 2018
Central Bank Updates UCITS Q&A On Investment In Non-UCITS Funds
On 5 July 2018 the Central Bank updated its UCITS Q&A (ID 1002) to clarify its requirements relating to investment by a UCITS in a non-UCITS investment fund.
17 Jul 2018
The Impact Of The Securitisation Regulation On UCITS And AIFMs
The Securitisation Regulation (Regulation EU 2017/2401) came into force on 17 January 2018 and will be directly applicable across the EU from 1 January 2019.
15 May 2018
How To Establish A Common Contractual Fund (CCF) In Ireland
The CCF is one of a range of fund structures available to asset managers wishing to establish a regulated Irish fund. CCFs are tax transparent for investors which makes them...
25 May 2017
Licensing Process For Credit Institutions, MiFID Investment Firms, AIFMs, (Re)Insurance Undertakings And Payment Institutions In Ireland
The purpose of this briefing is to summarise the licensing process for (i) credit institutions (banks); (ii) MiFID investment firms; (iii) AIFMs1 ; (iv) (re)insurance undertakings; and (v) payment institutions in Ireland, together with some of the key issues for licence applicants.
12 Apr 2017
Outsourcing Of Fund Administration Activities – Recent Central Bank Industry Letter
The letter follows the Central Bank's review in 2016 of the outsourcing activities of certain Irish fund administrators and noted that outsourcing was now extensive and continues to grow.
11 Apr 2017
UCITS Share Classes – Recent ESMA Opinion
On 30 January 2017 ESMA published its long-awaited opinion on UCITS share classes. The opinion follows its consideration of responses to the second consultation of April 2016 and provides ESMA's final opinion on the nature of share classes and the establishment of a regulatory framework comprising a set of high-level principles and certain operational principles with which all UCITS share classes should comply
13 Feb 2017
CBI Publishes First AML Bulletin On Third Party Reliance
In December 2016, the Central Bank published its first Anti-Money Laundering Bulletin. These bulletins are intended to provide guidance and feedback to firms in complying with their anti-money laundering...
4 Jan 2017
ESMA Issues Further Advice On Extension Of AIFMD Passport To Non-EU AIFMs And AIFs
In July 2015, ESMA published its first advice on the extension of the AIFMD passport to non-EU AIFMs and AIFs.
26 Jul 2016
Central Bank Of Ireland Third Consultation On Fund Management Company Effectiveness (CP86)
On 2 June 2016, the Central Bank of Ireland issued its long-awaited consultation on managerial functions and other matters for fund management companies.
13 Jul 2016
Mifid II: Timing Update, Organisational Requirements, Operating Conditions And Defined Terms
In our February 2016 Client Briefing, we confirmed that the European Commission had signalled its intention to extend the application date for MiFID II by one year to 3 January 2018.
European Union
11 May 2016
MiFID II – Safeguards (Client Financial Instruments/Funds), Product Governance And Inducements
As mentioned in our February 2016 Client Briefing, the European Commission has extended the MiFID II application deadline by 1 year to 3 January 2018...
European Union
27 Apr 2016
Statutory Audit Directive – Impact On Investment Funds
On 17 December 2013, the European Parliament and the Member States reached a preliminary agreement on the proposal for a Directive amending the Statutory Audit Directive...
European Union
27 Apr 2016
How To Establish An Alternative Investment Fund In Ireland
There are two broad categories of regulated investment funds in Ireland. The first category comprises undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities.
26 Apr 2016
How To Establish A UCITS Fund In Ireland
There are two broad categories of regulated investment funds in Ireland.
26 Apr 2016
ESMA Opinion On European Framework For Loan Originating Funds
In an opinion published yesterday, ESMA set out its view on a potential European framework for loan origination by investment funds. ESMA believes that a common approach at EU level would contribute to a level playing field for stakeholders, as well as reducing the potential for regulatory arbitrage.
21 Apr 2016
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