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Irish Loan Origination Funds 2017
A LO Fund may be established as a sub-fund of a QIAIF umbrella fund structure without restricting the ability of the umbrella fund to have other sub-funds which are not LO Funds.
20 Sep 2017
New Regulation Governing Benchmarks And Investment Funds
Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 (the "Benchmark Regulation") will apply from 1 January 2018 introducing a new regime governing the use of certain indices considered to be benchmarks.
European Union
4 Aug 2017
Reform Of Ireland's Investment Limited Partnership Legislation
On 18 July 2017, the Government of Ireland took a major step in the process to reform Ireland's existing investment limited partnership legislation by approving the legal drafting of the ILP Bill.
1 Aug 2017
The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 - Impact On Irish Investment Funds
The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 came into effect on 9 June 2017, with the majority of the provisions coming into force on that date, and has amended certain provisions of the Companies Act 2014.
26 Jul 2017
The Long Goodbye: EU Takes Initial Step In Responding To UK's Notice Under Article 50
Today the European Council, comprising the heads of state of the remaining 27 European Union Member States, made their first move in what will undoubtedly be the long and complex process...
European Union
4 Apr 2017
Brexit Update - UK Signals Countdown To Hard Brexit
Yesterday's speech by the UK Prime Minister has set out the most unequivocal statement on the UK's stance on Brexit to date.
20 Jan 2017
Central Bank Issues Feedback Statement On CP86 And Final Guidance On Fund Management Company Effectiveness
Bringing to a conclusion its three year consultation process on Fund Management Company effectiveness, the Central Bank yesterday published its feedback statement on CP86 together with final guidance...
22 Dec 2016
Increased Flexibility For Irish Loan Origination Funds
The Central Bank of Ireland has announced positive changes to the rules applicable to Irish authorised Loan Origination Funds which increase the range of investments a LO Fund may make...
30 Nov 2016
Securities Financing: Reuse Obligations Become Effective
The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (EU 2015/2365) forms part of the EU initiative on shadow banking and is intended to assist in bringing more transparency to shadow banking activities.
European Union
21 Nov 2016
PRIIPS: Delay In Implementation Confirmed
It will come as a relief to industry that the European Commission has confirmed there will be a one-year delay to the implementation date of the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products regulations.
European Union
21 Nov 2016
Finance Bill 2016: Irish Real Estate Funds
The implications of the proposed amendments (where relevant) will require careful consideration.
24 Oct 2016
PRIIPS – What You Need To Know
Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the European Parliament and Council on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products ("PRIIPs" or the "Regulation").
Cayman Islands
14 Oct 2016
Companies Act 2014: Approaching Conversion Deadlines
Irish incorporated companies must take the relevant action to ensure compliance with the Companies Act 2014 (the "Act") by either (a) converting to a DAC (by the August deadline) or a LTD...
Cayman Islands
28 Jul 2016
Brexit - Implications For MiFID Firms
The outcome of the referendum on 23 June has raised a host of questions for MiFID investment firms currently located in the UK on what will happen following the UK's exit from the EU.
European Union
28 Jul 2016
Brexit – Ireland As A Location For Regulated Financial Service Providers
A UK RFSP will find many close similarities between the Irish and UK regulatory environments. The majority of Irish financial services law is made up of Irish implementing measures for EU financial services directives.
European Union
27 Jul 2016
Brexit – Implications For Irish Investment Funds
As the UK's closest trading neighbour our economic interests in Ireland have always been closely aligned with those of the UK. It is therefore with regret and disappointment that we receive the results of the referendum of 23 June 2016.
European Union
27 Jul 2016
The Role Of Designated Persons Under CP86, A New Departure For Irish Funds
Following on from its initial work in relation to "Fund Management Company Effectiveness" which it started back in 2014, the Central Bank of Ireland recently issued a third consultation paper.
15 Jul 2016
Common Reporting Standard (CRS) Update
The common reporting standard framework was first released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the "OECD") in February 2014 as a result of significant political will...
16 Dec 2015
ISE - Guide To Listing Investment Funds
The Irish Stock Exchange ("ISE") is recognised internationally as a major listing centre for investment funds, a reputation which has grown since the first fund was listed in 1989.
4 Aug 2015
ISE - Guide To Continuing Obligations Of Investment Funds
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide you with a useful and user-friendly guide to the on-going requirements of a listing on the Irish Stock Exchange.
3 Aug 2015
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