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Regulatory update

HNWI hurdling

The UK may have reversed its changes to the HNWI regime but the conversation seems far from over

FCA proposes permanent bundling of research payments

The consultation aims to make concrete the potential to pay for investment research and trade execution simultaneously, diverging from the EU’s MiFID II legislative framework

‘This is where things have substantially changed’

The Drawdown catches up with Jonathan Blake, the inventor of the LP model and the rules on VC trusts, to discuss fund trends, retailisation and regulation

BoE takes closer look at PE valuations

The Financial Policy Committee calls for more transparency in private market asset pricing amid continuing macroeconomic challenges

Comment: Parental advisory

Barry Fishley, partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges provides, an update for PE firms on data privacy enforcement in the UK

European Commission rejects ESMA’s ELTIF 2.0 draft RTS

Liquidity mechanisms have been revised to make it easier to set up evergreen funds and to better attract individual investors to private markets, but the proposals still divide the investment community

Comment: This far, but no further

Charlie Chipchase, managing director and head of Europe at Petra Funds Group, assesses whether the SEC’s long-awaited Climate Disclosure Rule goes too far or not far enough

FCA increases AML oversight

Recipients of the regulator’s recent Dear CEO letter have six months to perform a gap analysis

FCA consults on open investigations

The UK regulator expects to publish more information on ongoing investigations, whether or not any breaches have been made

Tyrannosaurus Regs?

How are global regulators scrutinising AML procedures and is that oversight increasing?

Seven out of 10 fund managers received AML fines in last two years

Ocorian’s latest survey finds alternative investment firms concerned about increasing AML risks

Sweet sorrow

The alluring attraction of semi-liquid strategies brings with it a cautionary 
tale of liquidity (mis)management