Activity-based Regulation Moves Into Focus

By The Regulatory Fundamentals Group   The head of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently gave a speech (here) addressing potential systemic risk in the asset management space and saying that this risk will be a priority for ESMA. That is not remarkable. Here is what is remarkable: He noted that asset management […] Read more »

How Do US-Based Hedge Fund Managers Prepare for the EU’s AIFMD?

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By Claire Cummings, of Cummings Solicitors Managers of hedge funds based outside the European Union who wish to either manage or market their AIFs (“Alternative Investment Funds” – “funds”) inside the EU, will need to begin planning and preparing as soon as possible for the implementation of AIFMD on 22 July 2013. AIFMs who intend […] Read more »