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2019-20 Compliance Developments And Calendar For Private Fund Advisers
While the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought several enforcement actions in 2018-19, the most significant new developments were published interpretations and alerts.
United States
16 Oct 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
Amendments To The Code On Unit Trusts And Mutual Funds
The revised UT Code came into effect on 1 January 2019, with a 12-month transition period for compliance by funds currently registered with the SFC.
United States
28 Jan 2019
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2019 – Plus Special Bonus On Midterm Elections
The corporate culture of a company starts at the top, with the board of directors, and directors should be attuned not only to the company's business ...
United States
15 Jan 2019
Custody Concerns For Investment Advisers As Loan Agents
On December 20, 2018, the staff of the Division of Investment Management (the "Staff") of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued conditional no-action relief to Madison Capital Funding LLC ("Madison").
United States
8 Jan 2019
Opportunity Zones: New Guidance Sheds Light On How Private Equity Industry Can Take Advantage
Proposed regulations issued on October 19 provide welcome guidance to asset managers regarding the formation of qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) ...
United States
26 Oct 2018
Investment Management Special Report - 2018-19 Compliance Developments & Calendar For Private Fund Advisers
Despite the new administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the CFTC have both continued to make novel interpretations and to bring enforcement actions that break new ground.
United States
12 Oct 2018
U.S. Withholding On Synthetic Trades Over U.S. Equities – Additional Delay Of Full Implementation Until 2021 (Notice 2018-72)
The broader application of Section 871(m) has been delayed further until January 1, 2021 and, as a result, investment funds ...
United States
26 Sep 2018
Opportunity Zones: How Communities Can Leverage This New Provision To Jumpstart Investment
Even though practitioners are awaiting proposed regulations on the new opportunity zone provision, interested parties are already starting to set up qualified opportunity funds to pool investor capital.
United States
21 Sep 2018
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