By James Williams & Paul Bryant – Capital is flowing into ESG investments with many private equity GPs now on the case. But to stay ahead, they will need credible evidence of impact, not just slick marketing.
Legal & Regulation
UK fund providers will have until 15 September 2019 to submit a ‘Brexit licence’ to the Luxembourg regulator to continue trading in the Grand Duchy.
BrickVest has received authorisation from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) to operate its investment management platforms from Nice with additional offices in Paris and Berlin. This will enable the company to continue providing real estate investment management and liquidity services to its European clients post-Brexit.
Two-thirds of alternative investment fund managers predict a rise in regulatory arbitrage between EU member states
Over two-thirds (67 per cent) of alternative investment fund managers believe the prospect of regulatory arbitrage between European Union member states seeking to attract business is likely to grow over the next two years, according to a new study.
The Australian government’s proposed new Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) bill is unlikely to be taken up in earnest by unlisted property funds due to several restrictions and compliance demands, according to the Property Funds Association (PFA) which represents the AUD125 billion unlisted wholesale and retail property funds sector.
JTC has been granted a depositary licence by Luxembourg’s Ministry of Finance and is now able to offer a full range of services to alternative investment funds (AIFs) domiciled in Luxembourg, including depositary of assets other than financial instruments.
The FCA has taken the extraordinary step of scrutinising open-ended physical property funds on a daily basis, as the sector continues to suffer sharp withdrawals. A long-term critic of the open-ended property fund structure, Marc Haynes – Head of Institutional Business, EMEA, Cohen & Steers – reacts to the latest development…
Recent changes to Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) came into force in Scotland on Friday 25 January, bringing with them unintended consequences for investors keen to snap up Scottish property, according to JLL.
BRE Global Ireland has received confirmation that it has completed the European Union’s process to operate as a Notified Body and a Technical Assessment Body by achieving accreditation from the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) in Ireland.
Legal & General’s subsidiary Legal & General Affordable Homes Limited, launched in April 2018, has been granted Registered Provider (RP) status.