Changes are being made to Guernsey’s Private Investment Fund (PIF) regime following a one-year review undertaken by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC).
Legal & Regulation
A growing number of Jersey-registered fund managers are opting to future-proof their strategies and market into Europe through national private placement regimes (NPPRs) under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to the latest figures from Jersey’s regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC).
There has been a 65 per cent jump in the number of firms referred to the Regulatory Decisions Committee, suggesting an acceleration in FCA investigations, according to Cleveland & Co, the boutique legal advisory business.
Unexplained Wealth Orders came into force on 31 January, designed to enable law enforcement agencies such as the SFO and NCA to apply to Court for an Order necessitating people, including foreign politicians and their family members, to identify any interest in an asset that is worth over GBP50,000, giving information about how it was obtained without having to give recipients notice.
Proposed changes to property tax could result in big inflows to real estate investment trusts (REITs), or the establishment of new ones, according to Zoe Thomas, partner in the real estate team at Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group.
The UK will lead the way by introducing a world-first public register of the ultimate owners of overseas companies that own or buy UK property, says accounting tax and advisory practice Blick Rothenberg.
BGC Partners enlists Bloomberg Entity Exchange to coordinate MiFID II client outreach and repapering exercise
BGC Partners, a global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, has selected Bloomberg Entity Exchange to help the clients of its EU regulated entities adhere to MiFID II client repapering and rulebook disclosure rules (BGC).
The days of thinking about single jurisdictions are long gone. When structuring a large private equity fund, for example, it is likely going to contain international investors (the US, Europe, Asia) and is, in effect, a commercial deal between all interested parties to draw down the money. The reality is, different investors have different preferences.
By Arne Bolch, GSK – On 1 August 2016, the Luxembourg Act on reserved alternative investment funds (RAIF), entered into force. It allowed for the setting up of RAIFs, with their defining feature of indirect supervision by their AIFM rather than direct supervision by the CSSF.