The AIFMD and Fund Distribution in the EU

Authors: André Zerafa
Published on August 17, 2017
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Practices: Investment Funds, Investment Services Regulation
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) was introduced in 2013. The aim of the Directive is to regulate the provision of fund management services by fund managers to alternative investment funds. As such, it also introduces rules on the marketing of AIFs in the European Union. Malta, being a member of the EU, has fully transposed and implemented the AIFMD which has formed part of Maltese law for over three years.

Reviewing the pensions paradigm: a disruptive opportunity? (Part 2)

Authors: Jens Buedinger
Published on August 14, 2017
Practices: Pensions Regulatory
As the dust has finally settled in the electoral arena, and the victors have taken their places at the helm of the country, the obvious question remains: what’s next for pensions? A quick view of the electoral manifesto of the now incumbent Labour government will reveal myriad proposals concerning measures that improve or boost the national pension system or ‘first pillar’. Once again these increases, tax cuts and exemptions in relation to pension income form the baseline of any electoral campaign and are for the most part well received by all the electorate.

New prospectus regulation: a breather for SMEs?

Authors: James Debono, Beppe Degiorgio
Published on August 7, 2017
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Practices: Secured Financing
On July 20, the regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading (the “regulation”) entered into force following its publication on the Official Journal of the European Union.,

Only 200 days to go …

Authors: Stefan Vella, Elaine Magri
Published on August 7, 2017
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Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation

There is no doubt that you have heard a lot about the Insurance Distribution Directive (‘IDD’) and the changes that this will bring along. Despite all this, what have you done about it? How prepared are you? How will the IDD impact you?

Even though delegated acts are still in line to be endorsed by the European Commission and consultations about local transposition are still ongoing, you can still start putting pieces together with the current information at hand to make sure that you are ready by 23rd February 2018.

We have created a set of guidelines to help you identify what you need to do to get ready in time for the IDD. Click the below link to access these guidelines.