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Dillon Eustace
In welcome news for UCITS funds, the Chilean private pension fund regulator (known as the Superintendencia de Pensiones ("SP")) recently clarified that Chilean private pension funds (often referred to as Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones ("AFPs")) can invest in UCITS funds pursuing "hedge fund-like strategies".
Arthur Cox
Cormac Commins, Partner in our Asset Management and Investment Funds Group, has authored an article for Finance Dublin looking at the past 16 years of ETFs in Europe, how the environment for ETFs has evolved and what can be done to increase flows into European ETFs.
Maples and Calder
The CBI recently published its 2017 annual report. It is essential reading for Irish finance services regulatory advisers, and for any entity with a business presence in Ireland in the banking and financial services sector.
Maples and Calder
In the latest episode of Billions to air on Netflix, Axe Capital's CIO Taylor Mason proposes launching an entirely new strategy emblazoned with ‘ESG' on the cover of the slide deck.
Maples and Calder
In this edition of the Maples Tax Update, we examine a number of current Irish and international tax issues:
Maples and Calder
The Minister for Justice announced on Tuesday (29 May 2018) that a new bill will be drafted to provide further protections for mortgagors facing repossession proceedings.
Arthur Cox
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.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Markets in Financial Instruments Bill 2018 has recently been proposed which will require providers of hire purchase credit and other similar loans for the purchase of goods or services...
Dillon Eustace
On 10 July 2015, the Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") announced that it had referred a case concerning Irish Nationwide Building Society ("INBS") and "…certain persons...
Dillon Eustace
In our February briefing, we considered the Credit Report Act 2013 (the "Act") and in particular the commencement of Phase Two credit reporting by lenders.
Dillon Eustace
The doctrine of consolidation generally applies where a borrower has mortgaged separate properties to secure separate debts owed to the same lender.
Matheson
On 29 March 2018, the Central Bank of Ireland ("Central Bank") published a consultation paper (CP119 or the "Consultation") on amendments to and the consolidation of the Central Bank UCITS Regulations.
Dillon Eustace
It is anticipated that a number of significant non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios will be divested by banks operating in the Irish market over the coming year.
Maples and Calder
Since the Irish funds industry started, a high proportion of funds have been established as UCITS (which is why asset levels in Irish UCITS are significantly higher than in Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds ("QIAIFs")). However, there has been a surge in the launches of alternative products in the last five or six years with the QIAIF being the most popular product for new launches.
Dillon Eustace
Alternative finance continues to be a developing sphere in the Irish lending market. Alternative lenders are very active; in particular, in the Irish real estate finance space.
Dillon Eustace
Earlier this month, the Central Bank published a consultation paper ("CP119") in which it seeks responses from interested stakeholders to proposed amendments to the Central Bank UCITS Regulations.
Maples and Calder
The other question on the PRIIPS Regulation confirms that UCITS are exempt from producing a PRIIPS KID until 31 December 2019.
Dillon Eustace
During the period 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018, the Central Bank published the Twenty-Second Edition of the Central Bank UCITS Question & Answers
Arthur Cox
When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (the "EU") on 23 June 2016, the decision triggered unprecedented uncertainty around the future relationship between the EU and one of its largest members.
Maples and Calder
Further, UCITS are exempt from PRIIPs until 1 January 2020.
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Dillon Eustace
It is anticipated that a number of significant non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios will be divested by banks operating in the Irish market over the coming year.
Arthur Cox
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.
Dillon Eustace
The doctrine of consolidation generally applies where a borrower has mortgaged separate properties to secure separate debts owed to the same lender.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Markets in Financial Instruments Bill 2018 has recently been proposed which will require providers of hire purchase credit and other similar loans for the purchase of goods or services...
Dillon Eustace
On 10 July 2015, the Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") announced that it had referred a case concerning Irish Nationwide Building Society ("INBS") and "…certain persons...
Dillon Eustace
In our February briefing, we considered the Credit Report Act 2013 (the "Act") and in particular the commencement of Phase Two credit reporting by lenders.
Matheson
On 29 March 2018, the Central Bank of Ireland ("Central Bank") published a consultation paper (CP119 or the "Consultation") on amendments to and the consolidation of the Central Bank UCITS Regulations.
Arthur Cox
When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (the "EU") on 23 June 2016, the decision triggered unprecedented uncertainty around the future relationship between the EU and one of its largest members.
Maples and Calder
Further, UCITS are exempt from PRIIPs until 1 January 2020.
Dillon Eustace
Alternative finance continues to be a developing sphere in the Irish lending market. Alternative lenders are very active; in particular, in the Irish real estate finance space.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Bank of Ireland v Eteams (International) Limited has recently clarified Ireland's position on the test to determine if a transaction constitutes a true sale of book debts or instead amounts, in substance, to the creation of a mortgage and charge.
Maples and Calder
Since the Irish funds industry started, a high proportion of funds have been established as UCITS (which is why asset levels in Irish UCITS are significantly higher than in Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds ("QIAIFs")). However, there has been a surge in the launches of alternative products in the last five or six years with the QIAIF being the most popular product for new launches.
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