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28 Apr 2016

Registration Open: Certified Investment Fund Director Programme in Zurich

The Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) Programme will be returning to Zurich this autumn. The programme is delivered over two blocks (9 days in total).

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13 Apr 2016

ESMA opinion on key principles for a European framework on loan origination funds

ESMA has published an opinion to the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission setting out its view on the necessary elements for a common European framework for loan origination by investment funds. The publication is in…

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7 Apr 2016

Regulatory Update: ESMA Publishes Discussion Paper on UCITS share classes

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) yesterday published a new discussion paper on the use of share classes within UCITS as a follow-up to its earlier discussion paper issued at the end of 2014.

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4 Apr 2016

Registration Open: Irish Funds Annual Conference - 23 June 2016 - Early Bird Discount

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open, with early bird discount, for the 2016 Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference. The conference will take place on Thursday, 23 June in the InterContinental Hotel (formerly The Four Seasons…

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31 Mar 2016

Regulatory Update: ESMA Publishes UCITS Remuneration Guidelines

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its final Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD. ESMA has also written to the European Commission, European Council and European Parliament on the proportionality principle…

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29 Mar 2016

Tax Update: OECD Consultation on the Treaty Entitlement of Non-CIV Funds

On 24 March the OECD released a follow-up consultation as part of the BEPS Action 6 on “Preventing the Granting of Treaty Benefits in Inappropriate Circumstances”. The consultation considers the tax treaty entitlement of investment funds that do not qualify…

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24 Mar 2016

Markets Update: UCITS & AIFMD Q&A, IMR and Umbrella Cash Account Updates

Please note the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) have today published a Markets Update on their website. The update covers several aspects in relation to Investor Money Regulations (IMR) and the treatment of Umbrella Cash Accounts for subscriptions and redemptions, including:

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8 Mar 2016

4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive and Funds Transfer Regulation - Consultation

In January, the Depart of Finance and the Department of Justice and Equality issued a consultation paper inviting comments in relation to Member State discretions contained in Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the Prevention of the use of the Financial System…

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25 Feb 2016

Irish Funds Responds to CP99 - Amendments to the AIF Rulebook

Irish Funds has responded to the Central Bank’s consultation CP99 on amendments to the AIF Rulebook. Many of the changes proposed are of a technical and clarificatory nature following a review by the Central Bank.

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