On 30 October 2018, the European Commission amended1 the Undertakings for Collective Investment Transferable Securities Directive 2009/65/EC (the UCITS Directive)...
An overriding issue is the detachment between AIFMD and existing EU regulation.
Guernsey Green Finance is headline sponsor of the Investment Week Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2019.
Doing good with other people's money. We now know that companies, investors and consumers care about ESG issues, so what does this mean for managers charged with driving investor...
The long awaited thematic review of custody arrangements (Review) has now been completed and FMA have released their summary findings...
Two-thirds (66%) of alternative investment professionals have a good understanding of the benefits of fund finance but cite negative perceptions among LPs
The global financial crisis became a crisis of liquidity for hedge funds.
Driven by robust investor demand for alternative asset exposure, the secondaries market – the purchase and sale of existing LP commitments in private equity and other alternative asset funds – has boomed in the last decade.
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In this and the next Loud and Clear, we'll look at each, in turn.
Clyde & Co
Following the high profile issues in 2019 affecting open-ended investment funds, the potential risks arising from a liquidity mis-match where the fund's assets are not sufficiently
The open ended real estate funds market faced its latest challenge this week following the suspension by M&G of its property fund
Herbert Smith Freehills
In the recent decision of Watson v Kea Investments Ltd  EWCA Civ 1759 the English Court of Appeal endorsed the approach taken by the High Court in determining the interest rate to be ...
DAC Beachcroft LLP
It is widely accepted that there is a £6 billion maintenance backlog for our NHS estates, £3 billion of which is safety critical. This backlog arises as a result of years of austerity;
Utilised as a short-to-medium-term substitute for LP capital, the use of subscription lines of credit has grown significantly in private equity funds
Duff and Phelps
In this edition of Regulatory Focus, the experts in Duff & Phelps' UK Compliance and Regulatory Consulting team, provide a detailed synopsis of the latest news and publications issued by the FCA during August 2019.
Edwin Coe LLP
The Grenfell Tower inquiry chaired by the Right Honourable Sir Martin Moore-Bick today released its long awaited Phase 1 Report into the disaster.
We know that fund management firms can be insular, particularly in alternatives. Few take the time to consider fully how key stakeholders and counterparties perceive their firm.
Every year, MJ Hudson surveys the terms of a broad sample of recently-closed private equity, venture capital and growth capital funds, where we have advised either the fund manager or a prospective investor.
In the trade, business and national press, we have seen increasing column inches dedicated to supporting voices for sustainable investment practices.