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Brexit: ESMA signals tougher stance on UK asset manager relocation to the EU

Brexit: ESMA signals tougher stance on UK asset manager relocation to the EU

by Paul Van den Abeele, Partner at Clifford Chance

On 13 July 2017, ESMA published three opinions setting out sector-specific principles aimed at supporting supervisory convergence in the context of requests from UK financial institutions seeking to relocate to the EU27.

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UK Private equity: building momentum during Brexit uncertainty

By J.P. Harrop, Group Head of Sales, SGG

The UK private equity industry has just emerged from a remarkably successful year. But these triumphs are being put at risk by the UK’s current Brexit uncertainties. Up until now, the UK private equity (PE) sector – like much of the economy – has been in a state of ‘phoney war’ since the referendum; much of this due to the seemingly endless political trials and tribulations unleashed since June 2016.

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Asian Frontier Markets: A discussion with GPs and LPs on their potential and risks

Where do we stand when it comes to exploring frontier markets in Asia, and what will it take for commercial LPs to feel more comfortable with them? Furthermore, how far up the risk scale should investors go in the chase for returns – are some markets simply a frontier too far?

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LatAm fund industry: the benefits of outsourcing

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The Latin American investor market is evolving. Looking at markets from Miami to São Paulo, advisers, wealth managers, fund selectors and institutional investors are all witnessing the same change: Latin American investors are opening up to new investment opportunities and approaches as regional GDP continues to rise.

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Blockchain and Private Equity: a marriage made in heaven?

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Blockchain is the “buzzword” of 2018 but does it have any real use and purpose in relation to private equity? Blockchain is growing in popularity across multiple industries with new applications emerging, but in reality what are the potential benefits for private equity managers in embracing this new technology?

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Luxembourg strengthens its regulatory regime as it prepares for Brexit

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By Christian Heinen, Managing Director, SGG Luxembourg

Luxembourg is well established as the second largest funds domicile globally, after the US, with a record number of assets under management (AUM) of over EUR 4 trillion. As we edge closer to the Brexit deadline of 30 March 2019 with still a lot of uncertainty for the funds market, Luxembourg’s regulatory body Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) has been ahead of the curve in demonstrating that the country is open for business and bolstering its regulatory regime to further enhance its position on the global stage.

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Relevant developments for the Dutch fund industry

We will take a look at the state of play in the Dutch fund industry at a domestic level and as an international fund structuring hub. Fund activity in the Dutch market has been abundant in the recent years.

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Digitisation to accelerate African deal origination

In Africa, investors spend significant time and resources in originating quality deals. Add into the mix the comparably small size of African transactions in relation to the global M&A market, and investors find themselves constantly chasing deal flow.

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Impact investing in Africa

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By Shameel Rumjaun, Senior Business Development Manager, SGG Mauritius

The Global Impact Investing Network defines impact investments as investments which are made into companies, organisations and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

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Taxing times for UK real estate investments: What next for funds and investors?

By Neil Synnott, Client Director in Luxembourg.

Are UK real estate investments about to lose their shine? Further to the announcement of an unexpected reform to the property tax regime by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Autumn Budget 2017, there are signs that foreign investors in UK real estate investments may be losing their appetite.

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