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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.
LatAm fund industry: the benefits of outsourcing
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.
Blockchain and Private Equity: a marriage made in heaven?
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?
Luxembourg strengthens its regulatory regime as it prepares for Brexit
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.
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.
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.
Impact investing in Africa
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.
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.
Why do so many funds fail to raise capital?
by Edward Simpson, CEO Finscoms
In a world where regulation has pushed towards a more uniform playing field, Communication plays a key role in a funds’ success. The top 10% of best performing funds are successful because communications are an important and proven part of their strategy.
The Alternative Investment Funds regime in India: Regulating for Growth
By Udit Gambhir, Managing Director SGG Asia
Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) are a relatively new phenomenon in India, but they are already making their mark on the investment landscape as a viable alternative to traditional investments in mutual funds and portfolio management services. Recent regulatory changes are set to prepare the AIF industry for substantial continued growth over the years to come.