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Alternative funds have for some time been anxious about how their business will need to change in light of the regulatory burden imposed by the forthcoming implementation in the UK of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. This white paper discusses the issues and risks involved.
UBS was recently fined £29.7m as a consequence of the much-publicised rogue-trading activities of Kweku Adoboli. Macfarlanes provides a summary and outlines why the UBS Final Notice emphasises the importance placed by the FSA on an institution's first line of defence.
The new European Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps is intended to create an EU common regulatory framework for dealing with short selling issues. Macfarlanes looks in detail at how the regulation will work in practice.
Financial services update: UCITS Directive; shadow banking recommendations; securitisation regulation
Macfarlanes' financial services update offers news and comment on the key issues of the week, including ESMA's opinion on UCITS investment in collectives; the EVCA handbook of professional standards; FSB recommendations on shadow banking; IOSCO's final report on securitsation regulation; and more.