AIFMD II: What should we expect? – Part 2

By Alastair Hewitt

European policymakers have to deal with Brexit and its implications, and this naturally supersedes AIFMD II. It is believed that an AIFMD market study (due to report mid-2018) has already been put out for tender by the European Commission (EC). This would delay any AIFMD II proceedings.

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FCA financial crime returns debut in 2017

By: Johnathan Marr & Justin Meagher

Effective December 31, 2016, firms subject to UK Money Laundering Regulations (MLRs) must also file financial crime returns (REP-CRIM).  In this post we’ll lay out the details of REP-CRIM and what you should know about the new regulations and how they may affect your business.

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Irish funds growth: Will the trend continue?

By: Colin Keane


After a poor first quarter, the Irish funds industry grew in Q2. Total assets under management were up by 4.75% versus Q1 and up 1% YTD; UCITS and QIAIF assets increased significantly. The number of funds also increased slightly, suggesting that average fund performance is up. Having fallen badly in Q1, the statistics on UCITS funds are similar to those from the end of 2015, with the Q2 gains offsetting the Q1 losses. YTD, QIAIFs have grown by 4% and remain a large growth area due to the success of the ICAV and the increase in private equity-style investments.
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