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The European Cross-border Distribution Framework
The EU Directive 2019/1160, better known as: “the EU cross-border distribution of collective investment undertakings legislative package” comes into effect 2 August 2021. Find out how it affects UCITS and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in different jurisdictions across Europe.
Brexit and the investment fund industry
Financial services were almost completely excluded from the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU that was finalised on 24 December 2020. However, there are some specific elements that affect the legal structure and marketing of UK and EU investment funds now.
2021 Global Fund Management Regulatory Outlook
Mikkel Bates, Regulatory Manager at FE fundinfo, reflects on the regulations that did and did not go to plan this year in light of the global pandemic, and how the fund management industry is placed to face new regulatory changes in 2021.
The more is published about them, the less clear the outlook becomes for PRIIPs and UCITS
Having flagged it up in its written statement in June, HM Treasury published a short update at the end of July on what it plans to do with the PRIIPs Regulation in the UK after the end of the transition period. The document flags three intended changes...
When is a PRIIPs RTS not a PRIIPs RTS?
The objective of the PRIIPs KID has always been laudable – give retail investors a standardised pre-sale disclosure document that is clear, understandable and not misleading and that helps them compare products that aim to help them achieve similar goals but which are structured differently.
Cross-border marketing: Managing a lack of harmonisation
Despite the passporting features of EU regulation, it seems fund managers are still finding it difficult to circumvent the apparent inconsistencies in how EU Member States apply directives relating to the cross-border fund registration, distribution and marketing of funds.
The timing of changes to PRIIPs KIDs?
The European securities regulator ESMA has delayed the deadline for responses to its consultation on technical standards on the provision of investment services and activities by third-country firms by four weeks from the end of March to 28 April.