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    EU-UK equivalence now in doubt
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 14:27

    As Angela Merkel advises Europe to prepare for a No deal Brexit so the EU and UK have failed to meet a key deadline to enable third country equivalence to happen. It had long been assumed that there would be an EU-UK equivalence agreement on financial services.

    What about AIFMD II?
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 14:24

    The Commission is expected to publish a consultation paper on proposed changes to AIFMD shortly, and then have a public hearing. But it’s unlikely anything will be decided before mid-2021. Brexit has made AIFMD II much more difficult.

    Merge to preserve
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 14:08

    The DMS, MDO and MontLake merger is the latest M&A deal in the consolidating ManCo hosting business. As well as a lot of M&A activity many third party ManCo have seen a remarkable level of senior management turnover recently.

    No liquidity crisis yet
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 14:04

    The pandemic hasn’t caused a fund liquidity crisis. Still, Fitch reports that global mutual funds with $62 bn in assets have suspended redemptions so far this year. On September 30 ESMA’s new guidelines on liquidity stress testing coming into effect.

    Covid-19: taxulation collaboration?
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 08:40

    With likely long-term travel difficulties unprecedented levels of collaboration between regulators and tax authorities are needed for the peripatetic EU fund industry to function effectively - both by jurisdiction and by ESMA with the OECD on BEPS.