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ADGM Entities May Now Own Property In Abu Dhabi
Qualifying Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) entities, including special purpose vehicles, foundations and real estate investment funds
United Arab Emirates
1 Oct 2019
Upper Tribunal Overturns Decision On Tax Treatment Of Management Fee Rebates
The Upper Tribunal (UT) has found that amounts paid by Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) (an investment platform service provider) to its customers, which represented rebates received from investment fund managers, were "annual...
2 Sep 2019
BBA Tax Audits: Final Deadline For Designating A U.S. Partnership Representative
Many fund managers have designated a management company, or a U.S. based affiliate or employee thereof, as the partnership representative or designated individual.
United States
28 Aug 2019
Form SHL: Reports By U.S. Issuers And Others On Foreign Ownership Due August 30, 2019
The U.S. Department of the Treasury requires U.S. issuers—including U.S.-resident investment funds1—to report foreign residents' holdings of U.S.
United States
22 Aug 2019
CFTC Staff Extends Relief With Respect To Certain Position Limit Aggregation Requirements
On August 10, 2017, staff of the U.S. CFTC issued No-Action Letter 17-371, which provides relief with respect to the position limit disaggregation notice filing requirements under Rule 150.4(c)2...
United States
12 Aug 2019
Podcast: Fund Negotiations—Bridging The GP/LP Gap
In this episode, demonstrating solutions in fund formation and negotiation, Akin Gump investment management lawyers Jim Deeken and Gechi Tesic perform a mock negotiation between a private equity firm and...
United States
9 Aug 2019
What's New In Washington - July 2019
If you missed the fireworks on Independence Day, don't worry because they will continue for the entire month of July on Capitol Hill.
United States
19 Jul 2019
Changes To The FCA's Rules Implementing The Revised Shareholder Rights Directive – What Asset Managers Need To Know
As part of the EU Sustainability Action Plan and the Sustainable Finance initiative the revised Directive 2007/36/EC (the "Shareholder Rights Directive" or "SRD II") introduces new requirements
European Union
14 Jun 2019
The Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act (AI-IA)
Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) recently introduced the bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act
United States
14 Jun 2019
Latest Opportunity Zone Rules Clarify Issues Related To Fund Structuring, Qualifying Businesses And Business Property
The latest set of proposed opportunity zone (OZ) regulations (the "2019 proposed regulations") provide much-needed flexibility with regard to qualified opportunity funds ...
United States
7 Jun 2019
Senior Managers And Certification Regime
The commencement date of 9 December 2019 for the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) ...
United States
28 May 2019
EMIR Refit – Redefining A "Financial Counterparty" And Why This Matters To Fund Managers
Legislative reform to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has now been finalised and the changes are expected to take effect in or around June 2019.
United States
16 May 2019
Brexit: Recognition Of UK Derivatives Regulation
The FMIA applies to the trade in derivatives.
European Union
2 May 2019
New York Court Dismisses Public Company's Defamation Lawsuit Against Short Sellers
On March 8, 2019, New York State Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen dismissed a defamation action brought by Eros International plc, an Indian media company,
United States
29 Apr 2019
NFA To Require Swap Proficiency Testing For Associated Persons Of CPOs And CTAs Who Engage In Swaps Activity
By January 31, 2021, all swap associated persons of registered CPOs and CTAs must take and pass the NFA's new swaps proficiency requirements.
United States
19 Mar 2019
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2019: Tax Cuts And Jobs Act
A year after President Trump signed the TCJA into law, there will be plenty of potential actions and new faces in the tax landscape in 2019.
United States
18 Mar 2019
New Laws On Financial Services
Following the 2008 crisis, Switzerland launched a legislative project to create uniform competitive conditions for financial intermediaries and improve client protection.
19 Feb 2019
New Laws On Financial Institutions
Following the 2008 crisis, Switzerland launched a legislative project to create uniform competitive conditions for financial intermediaries and improve client protection.
19 Feb 2019
OFAC Sanctions Venezuelan State-Owned Energy Company PdVSA, Releases New General Licenses And FAQs For Venezuela Sanctions Regime
On January 28, 2019, OFAC added the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company PdVSA to its SDN List.
United States
12 Feb 2019
In Principle: 10 Things Authorised Firms Need To Know For 2019
In the 2018 edition of this publication, we ended the introduction with the line, "We can only hope that we will enter 2019 with greater certainty than 2018 as to how the regulatory landscape will look."
United States
6 Feb 2019
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