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Northern Trust extends capabilities in Switzerland

The firm received regulatory approval to provide custodian, depositary, transfer agency and ancillary services in Switzerland

Alter Domus launches Irish AIFM

Alter Domus has acquired Beechbrook Capital’s Irish AIFM and received authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland for specialised depositary services

Investcorp delists

The GP will delist from the Bahrain Bourse and become a closed shareholding company

Aztec opens US office

The new office specialises in fund and corporate accounting and administration for PE, VC, private debt, infrastructure, and RE sectors

Domicile watch: May 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including the FCA's consultation on a new long-term asset fund, JFSC's investment business fees for 2021-22 and promotions across Guernsey and Cayman

CSC secures Irish depositary licence

The firm received its Irish fund administration licence last year

FCA requests feedback on new long-term asset fund

LTAF aims to provide an open-ended fund structure that accommodates PE, VC, private debt, real estate and infrastructure strategies

Domicile watch: April 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including JFSC's concerns in JPF service provision, Guernsey's updated PIF rules and Cyprus' growing funds industry

Guernsey updates PIF rules

The amended rules offer three routes to register PIFs in Guernsey

FundRock launches EU distribution service

The operation aim to support US, UK, Asia and other third country asset managers distributing funds across the EU.

Profile: Magdalena Pasecka, Innova Capital

The partner and CFO discusses her reasons for leaving and returning to Innova, operational challenges of CEE-funds as well as why being a woman in PE is an advantage

Sanne granted Irish depositary services licence

Sanne Depositary Services provides depositary services to collective investment schemes

Jersey PE and VC funds grow by 21%

JFSC figures also showed the number of registered Jersey Private Funds reach 403, an increase of more than 100 during 2020

Domicile watch: March 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's changes to its AML/CFT handbooks, Guernsey's review of its Green Fund accreditation and Ireland's Green Team network launch

Mainspring partners with Aspida Group

The partnership aims to service Guernsey-domiciled private equity and venture capital funds

Crestbridge opens Dublin office

The firm is currently authorised to provide corporate services in Ireland and is aiming to provide fund admin services soon

Ocorian purchases Platinum Compliance

Deal follows the fund administrator's acquisition of Newgate Compliance in December 2020

Deeper Perspective: The UK Funds Regime

Benjamin Lamping, founder of Reframe Capital asks: Are we at risk of missing a potential watershed moment for the UK funds industry, and a genuine post-Brexit opportunity?

IQ-EQ targets fund services in Ireland

The firm received fund administrator authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland in December

InCloudCounsel opens Singapore office

The firm has hired Jon Crandall as managing director for APAC to lead the office

LP location most important factor in fund structure selection

Alternatives Watch’s 2021 Fund Formation Survey found 20% of respondents cited regulatory regime as another important consideration for dictating the type of fund launched

PE and VC funds reached $325.9bn in Jersey in 2020

Monterey's latest report found more than 120 new Jersey funds were launched during 2020 collectively totalling $14.5bn

AIFs and UCITS totalled €174bn in December

EFAMA's latest report found AIFs and UCITs net sales totalled €174bn in December, a significant increase from €78bn in November

Domicile watch: February 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's recommendations to adapt its framework, Guernsey's latest guidance on cyber security and countering financial crime and terrorist financing, as well as Luxembourg's response to OpenLux

Luxembourg Government and ALFI respond to OpenLux investigations

Statements defend the Grand Duchy’s regulatory standards following the OpenLux investigations, which claimed Luxembourg uses flawed AML frameworks

Private equity and the trade and cooperation agreement

Brexit has shifted from political to economic, causing widespread disruption for private equity, writes Denzil Davidson of Global Counsel

GAAP in Lux

Avega Capital Management’s Nic Mueller discusses why the Grand Duchy’s new interpretation of accounting standards is important for private equity funds

Tangled up

Despite reaching a deal, the UK's departure from the EU leaves private equity firms caught up in an intricate web of rules and regulations

Jersey brings stability to funds industry

Jersey brings a level of stability to the funds industry that is valued across the board, according to the Government of Jersey

The ID Register gets Guernsey licence

The licence enables The ID Register to carry on controlled investment business in the jurisdiction

Luxembourg to reach €5trn AuM

Luxembourg remains popular with funds industry as total AuM set to reach €5trn

Xolaris granted Liechtenstein AIFM authorisation

Third party AIFM provider Xolaris has been authorised to offer its ManCo services in Liechtenstein

Domicile watch: January 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's new definition for AML legislation, changes to Guernsey's private fund regime and Ireland's prep for SFDR

Citco opens Abu Dhabi HQ

The firm has also partnered with ADGM to create a sustainable, fully-integrated ecosystem for the investment management industry

Irish Funds welcomes LP reform

The trade body predicts The Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2020, passed in the Dáil, will create 3,000 jobs by 2025 and attract up to €20bn of global private capital each year

The conversation: Trends in 2021 and beyond

InCloudCounsel founder and CEO Troy Pospisil examines patterns established in 2020 and how they will impact the next few years in private capital markets

Class of 2020

A cross-section of industry practitioners share their greatest lessons of this year

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on document abstraction

Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about what it is, how it works and how it supports private equity legal teams, as well as the wider organization.

2020 in review: Regulatory complexity

A look back at the regulatory transformation around the AIFMD in the private equity market in 2020

LISTEN: InCloudCounsel’s Pospisil on private equity roots

In the first instalment of our mini podcast series, Alice Murray talks to Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO of InCloudCounsel about the company’s origins: what drove him to set up the firm and how it has developed over the past seven years.

Vauban raises £1.6m seed funding

Backers include Pi Labs, Kima Ventures, Westloop Ventures, Argonautic Ventures and UFP Fintech.

Domicile watch: November 2020

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's new digital launches, VinaCapital's migration to Guernsey and Cayman's regs launches

Alter Domus opens Cayman office

The firm has appointed David Boyd as Cayman country executive

No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

Predictability, reliability and quality are key components, according to our expert panel

U.S. Bank launches alts fund services in Luxembourg

The office will provide fund administration, depositary and banking services to funds in Luxembourg

Gibraltar updates funds legislation

The new Limited Partnership Bill and the Protected Cell Limited Partnerships Bill aims to modernise existing fund legislation

Apex acquires Brazilian administrator

Banco Modal’s MAF claims to be one Brazil's largest alternative fund admins, with nearly BRL70bn of assets under administration and custody

Fund managers fall short on governance

A large number of previously authorised fund managers have failed to implement the governance framework set out by the Central Bank of Ireland

Domicile watch: October 2020

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's new digital registry, Ireland's approval of the limited partnership reform and Cayman's removal from the EU blacklist

Apex purchases FundRock

FundRock is an independent UCITS ManCo and AIFM and claims to be the largest third-party manager of UCITS funds in Luxembourg

WATCH: No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

Predictability, reliability and quality are key components, according to our expert panel

Cayman Islands removed from EU blacklist

The domicile adopted necessary reforms to its tax policy framework on collective investment funds in September

Ocorian acquires Newgate Compliance

The deal furthers Ocorian's service offering to asset managers operating in the regulated UK market.

Ireland approves limited partnership reform

This amended legislation aims to modernise the Act by aligning it with more recent domestic and EU laws.

Comment: Cross-border marketing of funds

Richard Small, partner of Addleshaw Goddard, deciphers increasing complexities around crossborder marketing rules

EDB receives FCA approval

The authorisation follows last year’s approvals from regulators in Malta and Ireland

US LPs invest £43.6bn into Guernsey-domiciled funds

Guernsey government research found the NAV of Guernsey-domiciled funds under management reached £227.7bn in mid-2019

A true alternative

From alternative law firm to publicly listed full-suite asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson has had an outstanding decade

Domicile watch: August 2020

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Jersey's new continuance fees for limited partnerships, Guernsey's limited partnership migrations and Luxembourg's fraudulent websites

Comment: Why PE firms should consider hedging management fees

Lee McDarby of moneycorp says GPs ought to be thinking about hedging management fees as market turbulence looks set to continue