At 11 pm on March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. In the absence of a material change of trajectory in the Brexit negotiations, it is likely that the investment management industry will find itself grappling with the consequences of a “hard” Brexit. But what does this mean in practice, what are the implications for investment managers and how can they mitigate them?
This Regulatory Spotlight discusses the consequences of a hard Brexit for alternative investment fund managers (although it will also be of relevance to investment managers more broadly). It then explores some practical solutions … Read more
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers) (the “Directive”) entered into force on July 21, 2011 with E.U. Member States having until July 22, 2013 to implement it. The Directive broadly aims to create a single harmonized pan-European regulatory framework for E.U.-established managers (“Managers”) of alternative investment funds (“AIFs”). It also sets out a regime for the marketing in the E.U. of both E.U. and non-E.U. AIFs by non-E.U. Managers. Our memorandum focuses on the specific provisions of the Directive and the … Read more