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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.
Brexit questions to Habiba Boughaba, Group General Counsel
Brexit has left UK asset managers worrying about the distribution of their funds into the EU. Will it be a complete apocalypse on the 29 March or are there solutions available to alternative asset managers?
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.
Luxembourg strengthens its regulatory regime as it prepares for Brexit
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.
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.
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.
Exclusive interview with Roger Hartmann, one of the prestigious speakers at the upcoming SGG Crossroads conference
In this exclusive interview, Roger explains what has inspired him to be one of the speakers at the inaugural SGG Crossroads conference and the importance of the financial industry of having a strong compliance framework.
Robo-advisors, the new wave in FinTech
Yvar de Zwaan, Senior Business Development Manager, SGG Netherlands.
FinTech has ushered in a wave of disruption in financial services, and robo-advisors have now become a reality in wealth management.
Cryptocurrencies: how do we strike the right balance?
Andreas Slabber, Client Manager, SGG Netherlands.
There is a great buzz around cryptocurrencies currently, and wide speculation about how these will revolutionise payment and banking systems of the future.