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Compliance calendar

Need to know dates for your diary as UK rules diverge post-Brexit, as well as upcoming key European regulations

European Commission puts AIFMD and ELTIF under review

The legislative proposals adopted include clarification on delegation rules

Kirkland & Ellis appoints Cox

Alexander Cox joins K&E's tax practice from Ashurst

LPs: PE needs stricter oversight and regulation

According to Edelman, 74% of LPs believe there needs to be stricter oversight and regulation of PE

Comment: New tax regime for UK asset holding companies

Ropes & Gray partner Brenda Coleman and associate Tim Waters detail the latest development for the UK funds industry

Data is king (even when it comes to fund domiciles)

Common standards would enable decent data governance, which would do away with skills and talent challenges the fund administration market is suffering from

Profile: Jon Fredrik Vassengen, Argentum

The manager and compliance officer discusses how the fund-of-fund determines ESG criteria and the challenges of collecting quantitative ESG data

Domicile watch: October 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including the FCA's position on LTAF, Jersey's amended law which makes risk-based supervision a legal requirement and Guernsey's revised regulatory laws

Jersey private funds: a new era

Jersey is a longstanding financial jurisdiction with an agile and responsive nature uniquely designed to meet market and client demand. It is no wonder it is an attractive destination to hold private funds, writes Simon Page, global head of fund services, Hawksford

LISTEN: Private debt’s next stage of maturity

Direct lending has come a long way in a short period of time

EQT formalises SBTs to address climate change

EQT has become the first private markets firm to do so, through the SBTi

Finding the right home for your alternative fund

IQ-EQ's Justin Partington assesses the key elements of fund domicile selection

INDOS secures Irish depositary licence

The firm received the licence from the Central Bank of Ireland

Fund domiciles in 2021: UK

Key facts and figures relating to why the UK is an emerging domicile

Fund domiciles in 2021: Malta & Cyprus

Key facts and figures relating to why Malta and Cyprus are domiciles of choice for small and emerging managers

Fund domiciles in 2021: Cayman Islands

Key facts and figures relating to why Cayman Islands is a well-regarded domicile

Fund domiciles in 2021: Guernsey

Key facts and figures relating to why Guernsey is considered a highly innovative domicile

Fund domiciles in 2021: Jersey

Key facts and figures relating to why Jersey is a fast and flexible domicile

Emerging managers: considerations for selecting your fund domicile

Launching a new fund is no easy task; don't let fund domicile selection add to the complexity

Fund domiciles in 2021: The Netherlands

The Netherlands is an important centre for pension funds and offers a light regime for smaller GPs

Fund domiciles in 2021: Ireland

Ireland is a domicile to watch thanks to its recent Investment Limited Partnerships reform

Fund domiciles in 2021: Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a tried and tested domicile, popular with LPs, but concerns are mounting over skills and talent levels

Shifting sands: the domicile dichotomy

On the surface, selecting a fund domicile is largely about catering to investor needs, however, just as the private capital fund space is ever-changing, fund jurisdictions are ever-evolving and appearances can be deceiving

Taxation of partners: Changes expected

Alex Conway of Crowe UK details expected changes as to how partners will be taxed following the government’s current consultation

The Drawdown Awards 2021: Winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of our recent 2021 Drawdown Awards

CSC secures Luxembourg licences

In addition, CSC hired Pierre Mifsud as MD for depositary services, and Yves Cheret as MD for fund admin

IPEM 2021: Europe leads the way for ESG

Magnus Billing, CEO of Alecta talks about Europe being a leader for ESG, and why PE firms have a great opportunity to be catalysts in reaching the sustainability goals

JTC buys Segue

Segue provides fund solutions to private equity, venture capital, debt funds and family offices

IPEM 2021: PE’s big challenge

Cornelia Gomez, head of ESG & sustainability at PAI Partners talks about why measuring the carbon footprint of the portfolio is not enough

IPEM 2021: PE must embrace decarbonisation

Mathieu Chabran, co-founder of Tikehau Capital talks about decarbonising certain sectors and why those firms which only do it because they are forced to, will fail

ACA buys Catelas

The ML-based electronic communications (eComms) surveillance and investigations platform will integrate with ACA's regtech platform ComplianceAlpha

Standish expands to UK

Following authorisation from the FCA, the London office provides UK administration and depositary services

IPEM 2021: PE is ready

Claire Chabrier, president of France Invest discusses how the Covid pandemic has accelerated innovation, climate issues and social responsibility

SS&C launches ESG reporting solution

"We see the growing manager and investor demand to incorporate ESG metrics into client reporting at the manager and portfolio level."

Suntera acquires NeoTrust

NeoTrust provides bespoke fund and corporate services to PE and RE, institutional clients, large and mid-sized firms as well as HNWIs

Citco opens Hyderabad office

The new office provides fund servicing, banking as well as technology support functions

Get ready for the new investment firms prudential regime

PE houses must familiarise themselves with the new requirements and ensure their forecasting practices are up to standard, writes Karen Allan of Haysmacintyre

Domicile watch: August 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including the FCA's third consultation paper on UK IFPR, Guernsey's appointment of a strategic adviser for green and sustainable finance and Hong Kong's SFC amended fund manager code of conduct

Crestbridge granted Irish licence

The firm received regulatory approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to provide fund admin services in Ireland

2025: PE’s digital golden year

In 2025, structured data exchange will be the norm for fund managers as PE moves away from Excel. The Drawdown explores the tech solutions making that future a reality

Domicile watch: July 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Denmark's ranking as most business-friendly domicile, increased fund fees for Jersey and Guernsey's proposal for increasing fees

IQ-EQ buys Ireland’s DGFM

Acquisition follows launch of a dedicated funds service segment in Ireland in March

Profile: Feizal Moossa, Adenia Partners

The chief risk officer discusses the importance of his role within private equity, how his responsibilities have evolved since joining Adenia in 2003 as well as operating without an in-house legal team

EU delays SFDR application date

SFDR application has moved from 1 January 2022 to 1 July 2022 to ensure a smooth implementation of the standards

Apex buys Germany’s mola-administration

Hamburg-headquartered mola-administration provides fund admin to PE, VC, debt, special situations and digital assets funds

You can’t stand under my umbrella

The Greensill scandal has thrown light on umbrella structures, which are now under review by the FCA - what could this mean for private equity?

The Drawdown Awards 2021: Finalists Announced

Thank you to everyone who entered, and a massive congratulations to all those that made the shortlist

Lack of standardisation biggest threat to ESG

“Without one standardised framework for reporting standards, we will continue to see firms mixing and matching various guidelines, hindering long-term process in the area.”

Apex buys Mainstream for AUD$415m

The deal marks a 133% increase on the original bid

Suntera granted Jersey licence

The licence enables the firm to support PE, VC, RE and other alternative fund managers with a full range of admin services from Jersey

A guide to Germany’s new pre-marketing rules

New pre-marketing obligations for German AIFs come into force this August, with a distinctive German twist

Domicile watch: June 2021

Key takeaways from the major PE domiciles: including Guernsey's updated code of corporate governance, Luxembourg's FAQ on MiFID application and Cyprus' new form related to cross-border activities

FCA proposes climate-related disclosures

The proposals aim to increase transparency while enabling clients to make considered choices while remaining proportionate for firms

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

KPMG joins campaign for reporting taxonomy

KPMG UK has become a founding member of Private Capital Data Standards Alliance (PCDS Alliance – formerly ADS Initiative)

LPs increasingly concerned by tax and regulatory changes

43% of LPs identified regulatory changes as the greatest risk to PE returns

Investcorp delists

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

ESMA publishes guidelines on cross-border marketing

The guidelines specify the requirements funds’ marketing communications must meet

Aztec opens US office

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