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New client briefing note – The Master-KVG: an attractive option post-AIFMD

In order to sell their expertise to German institutional and retail investors, non-German asset managers must find ways to operate in the German investment market. This has become much more difficult under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. An attractive option is to cooperate with a German Master-KVG. We have recently published a new client … Continue Reading

Global Asset Management Quarterly

The latest issue of Global Asset Management Quarterly is now available here. In this issue we cover: Sustainable finance is a trend set to stay Brexit: latest developments Luxemburg update Ireland update The proposed Australian corporate collective investment vehicle SFC raises disclosure requirements for Green or ESG funds Mutual recognition of funds: Netherland – Hong … Continue Reading

OCC seeks comments on changes to Volcker Rule

On August 2, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”), which charters national banks, issued a press release and notice seeking comments proposing revisions to the  regulations that implement the so-called “Volcker Rule” in order to “better accomplish the purposes” of the Rule. The Volcker Rule, enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank … Continue Reading

Asset management groups react to proposed incentive-based compensation rule

On May 16, 2016, six federal regulatory agencies – the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Reserve Board, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Securities and Exchange Commission – announced that they were requesting comment on a proposed rule under Section 956 of the Dodd-Frank … Continue Reading

Global Asset Management Quarterly – Issue 2 now available

The second issue of our Global Asset Management Quarterly is now available. This publication highlights key developments that will be of interest to, and affect, our asset management clients, including market trends and developments in tax and buy-side regulation globally. Articles in this issue include those on US topics from David Barrett, Michael Flamenbaum, Mark Miller, … Continue Reading

ICE Futures US adopts new position limit disaggregation rule for owned entities

ICE Futures US (“ICE”) adopted a new rule, effective March 18, 2016, that provides relief from position limit aggregation requirements applicable to “owned entities.” Specifically, the rule amendment permits certain affiliated entities to disaggregate their positions for purposes of compliance with ICE’s position limits. Background ICE imposes spot-month position limits on all its futures contracts, … Continue Reading

CFTC and futures exchange enforcement actions: A year in review (2015)

Market participants must be mindful of the robust enforcement environment at the CFTC and U.S. futures exchanges.  In 2015, the CFTC brought numerous enforcement actions and continued to impose aggressive civil monetary penalties on market participants, including energy and agricultural companies.  Significantly, the CFTC also started to pivot from implementing to enforcing its regulations promulgated … Continue Reading

IOSCO consults on principles regarding custody of CIS assets

In 1996 the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a discussion paper Guidance on custody arrangements for collective investment schemes. The paper was intended to provide guidance on the IOSCO Principles for the regulation of collective investment schemes. This was achieved by identifying the principal risks associated with safe custody of cash deposits and … Continue Reading

SEC amends money market fund regulations

On July 23, 2014, the SEC adopted far-reaching amendments to the regulation of U.S. money market funds. See Securities Act Release No. 33-9616. The purpose of these reforms is stated to be: to address money market funds’ susceptibility to heavy redemptions in times of stress, improve their ability to manage and mitigate potential contagion from such … Continue Reading