January started off the new year with several important regulatory developments in the investment funds and asset management industry. The most notable developments include: The proposed amendments to Form PF…
Welcome to the Funds-Axis Regulatory Round Up! This month’s regulatory round-up includes updates from: The FSB on Money Market Fund reform proposals, The Central Bank of Ireland with amendments to the UCITS and AIFMD FAQs, ASIC with guidance on crypto-asset related investment products, The FCA with new rules on the Long-Term Asset Fund (LTAF) regime.
In this month’s round-up, of particular interest, nearly two years after its publication, the EU’s new regulatory framework facilitating the cross-border distribution of collective investment schemes applied from 2nd August. With this we saw several regulators announce the transposition of the new rules.
In this month’s round-up, of particular interest, nearly two years after the implementation of the Assessment of Value requirements, the FCA have finally provided feedback following a review of 18 firms conducted between July 2020 and May 2021…
In 2019, the Bank of England (BoE) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a joint review into vulnerabilities associated with the liquidity mismatch. The review built on the FPC’s 2015 assessment; the FCA’s 2019 Policy Statement on funds investing in inherently illiquid assets; and the work by the FSB and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
Liquidity risk in managed funds has been a prominent and increasing concern of regulators globally, particularly in the past two years, in the wake of some high-profile liquidity events. The New Zealand Financial Market Authority (FMA), following a familiar trend we’ve seen recently from many regulators, has published a liquidity risk management report.
In early 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) launched a Common Supervisory Action (CSA) on UCITS liquidity risk management (LRM). The purpose of this exercise was to simultaneously conduct coordinated supervisory activities in 2020 and to assess whether UCITS managers comply with their liquidity management obligations.
Welcome to the Funds-Axis Regulation Round Up! Our monthly update highlights the latest developments impacting the investment compliance industry. The past month brought developments on a range of topics, including: UCITS & AIFMD, Fund Liquidity, Major Shareholdings, Short Selling and PRIIPs KID.
With the end of the first quarter of the year, March brought with it a number of developments on a range of areas, including: UCITS & AIFMD, Money Market Fund Regulation, Liquidity Risk Management, Short Selling, ESG and ELTIF Regulation. See below this month’s regulatory round-up to read about these developments and many more we tracked throughout March.
ESMA has published the results of the 2020 Common Supervisory Action (CSA) on UCITS liquidity risk management (LRM). UCITS are characterised by the offer to investors of on-demand liquidity. Article 84(1) states that UCITS shall repurchase or redeem its units at the request of any unit-holder. If the assets held within the fund cannot be sold quickly to meet redemption requests, there could be severe issues in paying redeeming investors. This can be exacerbated in times of stress when investors may look to redeem en masse whilst the market for the assets is drying up.