Current UK Legal and Regulatory Issues for US Fund Managers

From Claire Cummings, of Cummings Law     Introduction The two major topics for US managers wishing to manage or market funds in the UK from a legal and regulatory perspective are currently MiFID II and the AIFMD. Although the rules of both Directives generally apply to EU managers based in the EU, they are likely […] Read more »

FCA Asset Management Market Study – All-in fees, cost disclosures, and service quality

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By Nathalie Neumayer and Paul Carrigg of KB Associates   Introduction   In November 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) launched its asset management market study. In November 2016, the FCA published an interim report which provided industry participants with an opportunity to comment on proposals which it made. On 28 June 2017, the FCA published […] Read more »

MiFID II is a regulatory barrier to innovation says Linedata

By Patricia Regnault, Europe head of asset management at Linedata   Linedata responds to interim findings in the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study around barriers to entry, innovation and technological advances, ahead of next week’s (20 February) deadline for feedback:   Increases in the overall burden of regulation presents an ongoing barrier for those asset management […] Read more »