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07/22/14 AIFMD: Renewed Focus on Its Impact on Non-EU Managers of Private Funds
Although AIFMD took effect in key EU member states in 2013, in practice, its one-year grace period largely gave managers of alternative investment funds an opportunity to postpone compliance until 22 July 2014.
07/08/14 FCA Brings Greater Clarity and Rigour to UK’s “Soft Commission” Regime
Changes to the use of dealing commission rules, including a ban on “softing” of corporate access services, reflect the FCA’s continuing objective to ensure that investment managers control the costs that they pass on to their customers.
06/03/14 Morgan Lewis Hedge Fund University™ Managing Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds: Advanced Topics in Derivatives
Jedd Wider, Rich Morris, Brian London, Sean Graber and Tom D’Ambrosio, panelists
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07/01/14 Russia/Ukraine: Status Sanctions as of 07/1/2014
In light of continued unrest in eastern Ukraine, U.S. and EU authorities are maintaining their sanctions programs against designated persons and entities in Russia and Crimea and have added certain names to their sanctions lists.
04/28/14 Russia/Ukraine: Additional U.S. and EU Sanctions as of 4/28/2014
On Monday, April 28, the United States added seven individuals and 17 companies to the list of SDNs as well as 13 companies to the Department of Commerce's Entity List. In addition, the European Union announced that an additional 15 individuals have been added to its list of sanctioned persons.
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07/22/14 AIFMD: Renewed Focus on Its Impact on Non-EU Managers of Private Funds

LawFlash/Client Alert | Private Investment Funds LawFlash
William Yonge

Although AIFMD took effect in key EU member states in 2013, in practice, its one-year grace period largely gave managers of alternative investment funds an opportunity to postpone compliance until 22 July 2014.

07/08/14 FCA Brings Greater Clarity and Rigour to UK’s “Soft Commission” Regime

LawFlash/Client Alert | Financial Services LawFlash
William Yonge

Changes to the use of dealing commission rules, including a ban on “softing” of corporate access services, reflect the FCA’s continuing objective to ensure that investment managers control the costs that they pass on to their customers.

06/03/14 Morgan Lewis Hedge Fund University™ Managing Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds: Advanced Topics in Derivatives

Presentation | Webinar
Richard Morris, Thomas D'Ambrosio, Sean Graber, Jedd Wider, Brian London

Jedd Wider, Rich Morris, Brian London, Sean Graber and Tom D’Ambrosio, panelists

04/01/14 Morgan Lewis Hedge Fund University™ Managing Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds

Presentation | Webinar
Richard Morris, Jedd Wider, Timothy Levin, Brian London

This webinar was presented for the Morgan Lewis Hedge Fund University™ webinar series, discussing issues for hedge fund managers to consider when managing mutual funds and ETFs.   Topics included: ... more

03/25/14 Webinar: Ukraine and Russia: Report on Sanctions and Related Concerns

Presentation | Webinar
Margaret Gatti, Bruce Johnston, Brian Zimbler, Charles Horn

Brian L. Zimbler, Margaret M. Gatti, Charles Horn, and Bruce Johnston, panelists

03/25/14 Ukraine and Russia: Report on Sanctions and Related Concerns

Presentation | Webinar
Margaret Gatti, Fred Fielding, Brian Zimbler, Bruce Johnston, Charles Horn

Brian L. Zimbler, Margaret M. Gatti, Fred F. Fielding, Charles Horn, and Bruce Johnston, panelists

02/28/14 SEC Issues Relief from Certain Financial Responsibility Rule Requirements

LawFlash/Client Alert | Investment Management LawFlash
Mark Fitterman, John Ayanian, Ignacio Sandoval, Steven Stone

In two separate letters, the SEC staff addresses operational concerns raised by broker-dealers in connection with sweep program authorizations and the use of certain nonaffiliated U.S. branches of foreign banks.

02/26/14 ESMA Calls for a Uniform Definition of “Derivatives” Under EMIR

LawFlash/Client Alert | Investment Management LawFlash
William Yonge

The European Securities and Markets Authority has requested clarity on the definition to ensure consistent application across member states.

 

02/24/14 European Commission Proposes New Long-Term Investment Funds Product

LawFlash/Client Alert | Private Investment Funds LawFlash
William Yonge

The EU Long Term Investment Fund will offer investors a mechanism to invest in projects requiring long-term funding.

February 2014 ELTIF: A Long Fund Indeed, Funds Europe

Outside Publication | Article
William Yonge

02/07/14 Update on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation

LawFlash/Client Alert | Investment Management LawFlash
William Yonge

With the imminent trade reporting obligation under EMIR, affected entities should review the new requirements as well as the status of other EMIR obligations.

02/05/14 Hedge Fund Roundup: Current Issues and Market Conditions

Presentation | Seminar
Wilder Leavitt, Ethan Johnson, Timothy Levin, William Yonge

The Morgan Lewis Private Investment Funds Practice presented a half-day roundtable, which included in-depth discussions of international issues that investors and fund managers face in private equity funds, hedge funds, and o... more

February 2014 SEC Provides No-Action Relief for M&A Brokers, Insights, Vol. 28, No. 2

Outside Publication | Article
Mark Fitterman, David Sirignano, Ignacio Sandoval, Steven Stone

01/17/14 Federal Reserve Revisits FHC Commodities and Merchant Banking Activities

LawFlash/Client Alert | Financial Services LawFlash
Melissa Hall, Charles Horn

New advanced notice of proposed rulemaking requests public comments on physical commodities activities and merchant banking investments of financial holding companies.

01/16/14 Community Bank TruPS CDOs Exempted from the Volcker Rule

LawFlash/Client Alert | Investment Management LawFlash
Melissa Hall, Charles Horn

Interim final rule exempts collateralized debt obligation vehicles that hold qualifying community bank trust preferred securities from the private fund sponsorship and investment prohibitions.

January 2014 A Review of, and Insights into, the Volcker Rule Regulations

Morgan Lewis Title | White Paper
Kaitlyn Piper, Charles Horn

The final regulations (Regulations) adopted by the five federal financial regulatory agencies (Agencies) on December 10, 2013 to implement the proprietary trading and private fund prohibitions of the Volcker Rule have made a n... more

09/12/13 Obligations Under EMIR Imminent, Law360

Outside Publication | Article
William Yonge

09/06/13 Obligations Under European Market Infrastructure Regulation Imminent

LawFlash/Client Alert | Investment Management LawFlash
William Yonge

With certain EMIR provisions set to go live in September, both EU counterparties and many non-EU counterparties must take action to comply with risk management requirements, which involve some overlap with Dodd-Frank.

08/27/13 Private Equity Fund May Be “Trade or Business” Under ERISA

LawFlash/Client Alert | Employee Benefits and Labor and Employment LawFlash
John Ferreira, Brian Dougherty, Stanley Lechner, Charles Groppe

First Circuit holds that an investment fund may be responsible for controlled group pension liabilities of portfolio companies.

08/08/13 Hidden Employee Benefits Liabilities in Private Equity Portfolio Companies

Presentation | Webinar
Craig Bitman, Brian Dougherty, Amy Kelly

For a private investment fund, the employee benefits liabilities of any particular portfolio company may seem insignificant (relative to all of the fund's investments) and self-contained. However, regulators and union-sponsore... more

07/24/13 AIFMD’s Impact on Non-EU Managers of Non-EU Alternative Investment Funds

LawFlash/Client Alert | Private Investment Funds LawFlash
William Yonge

With AIFMD taking effect, non-EU alternative investment fund managers should be aware of a new regime governing their marketing of such funds into the EU—the AIFMD's private placement overlay.

07/24/13 SEC Approves General Solicitation in Private Offerings and Proposes Further Regulation D Amendments

Morgan Lewis Title | White Paper
John O'Brien, Linda Griggs, David Sirignano, Alan Singer

On July 10, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a series of three releases—referred to in this White Paper as the General Solicitation Release, the Bad Actors Release, and the Proposing Release&md... more

06/26/13 Morgan Lewis Hedge Fund University™ — Marketing in the EU: The Private Placement Overlay Under AIFMD

Presentation | Webinar
Jedd Wider, William Yonge

On June 26, 2013 Morgan Lewis presented the summer session of our quarterly Morgan Lewis Hedge Fund UniversityTM webinar series, where we discussed important issues surrounding the marketing of alternative investment... more

05/31/13 ESMA Approves Cooperation Arrangements for Alternative Funds

LawFlash/Client Alert | Private Investment Funds LawFlash
William Yonge

Arrangements allow EU securities regulators to supervise non-EU alternative fund managers and thereby allow such managers access to the EU.

05/30/13 Implementing Measures of European Market Infrastructure Regulation Take Effect, Eurekahedge

Outside Publication | Article
Torsten Schwarze, William Yonge

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