Autumn 2017 Newsletter: Fund Focus

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This document is for informational purposes only and it is recommended that professional advice is sought if conducting business in Ireland.

Post-Brexit Options for UK Managers

Des Fullam, Carne Group, outlines post-Brexit options for UK investment managers operating European funds on the basis of a passport.

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The Investment Limited Partnership - 2.0

Peter Stapleton and Aaron Mulcahy, Maples and Calder, give an overview of the Investment Limited Partnership (ILP) and a brief updated on the current status of ILP legislation in Ireland.

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Irish Funds Events & Sponsorship Update

Find out about Irish Funds upcoming events, including the annual conference in May, and sponsorship and promotional opportunities for 2018.

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Implementation of MMFR in Ireland

Kevin Murphy, Arthur Cox, discusses the implementation of MMF Regulations, in particular new MMFs products, the transition period, The ESMA consultation and the conversion process for existing MMFs.

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ETFs: Smart Beta and Active Strategies

Robert Malone and Paul Heffernan, HSBC Securities Services ETF Innovation Team, look at what's next for ETFs and the opportunities for smart beta and active ETFs.

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MiFID II: Potential Tax Issues

Glenn Reynolds and Philip Murphy, KPMG Ireland, raise the potential tax impacts of MiFID II changes on existing and new business models and practices which may arise following its implementation.

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Maintaining Tracking for Index Funds

Kieran Daly, EY, examines some potential solutions to maintain the competitiveness of index funds in Europe in light of a variety of regulatory, tax and accounting developments.

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Irish Funds Members & Activities Update

Learn more about recent activities at Irish Funds and the latest membership figures.

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