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Whilst the global financial crisis may have receded, the asset management industry continues to assimilate significant regulatory change – Brexit, AIFMD review, FCA Asset Management Market Study – to name but a few.

We have developed ‘Asset management regulation hub’ as part of our NRF Institute to help asset managers stay up to date on regulatory developments as they happen. As well as the latest information on asset management regulation, the hub provides access to dedicated resources focusing on AIFMD and UCITS.

AIFMD Insight

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive is the EU regulatory framework for alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs), including managers of hedge funds, private equity funds and investment funds. AIFMD Insight includes:

  • Legislation tracker containing links to the EU level 1, level 2 and level 3 materials and the papers that the UK regulators have published
  • AIFMD annual surveys covering 15 EU jurisdictions
  • Passports for non-EU AIFs and AIFMs
  • Asset management updater series
  • Omnibus proposals
  • Brexit and deregulation

UCITS Insight

Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities is the main EU legislative framework covering the regulation and cross border marketing of collective investment schemes that are suitable for retail investors. UCITS Insight provides analysis into the UCITS regime and includes:

  • UCITS timeline
  • Relevant papers: ESMA, European Commission, Council of the EU and the UK
  • Passport and marketing
  • Establishing a UCITS fund and cross-border marketing in the EU
  • Omnibus proposals
  • Brexit and deregulation

ESG Insight

In March 2018, the European Commission launched its ‘Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth.’ This EU initiative reflects a growing global focus on sustainable finance and the increasing need for financial market participants to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within their investment strategies. ESG Insight provides tools to help you understand and monitor developments in ESG through:

  • Analysis of key UK and EU regulatory developments
  • A library of crucial UK, EU and international ESG papers
  • Regular high-level updates on activities in the ESG sector
  • Insights into the EU Action Plan on sustainable finance
  • A bespoke ESG video series
  • Perspectives from the global stage

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