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EuVECA – Stricter Conflict of Interest Regulation

On 22 May 2019, the EU Commission published a delegated regulation supplementing the already effective EuVECA regulation, imposing stricter requirements on EuVECA fund-managers’ handling of conflicts of interest. To enable EuVECA managers to adapt to the new requirements, the date of application of the delegated regulation is deferred...

AIF-forvaltere: Risk & Compliance – stadig mer krevende

I 2018 ble GDPR innført via ny personopplysningslov og det kom også en oppdatert hvitvaskingslov. Vi venter på innføring av PRIIPS-forordningen og nye krav til oppfølging av ESG og «sustainability risk» for alternative investeringsfond. Finansbransjen har de seneste årene vært gjenstand for stadig strengere regulering...

EuVECA – Opportunities and requirements for Norwegian managers

The EuVECA Regulation will soon be implemented in Norwegian legislation. What are the opportunities and requirements for Norwegian fund managers and their fund initiatives? The EEA Joint Committee decided on 23 March 2018 to implement the EuVECA Regulation into the EEA Agreement. Consequently, the regulation...

EuVECA getting ripe

The employment of the EuVECA regulatory framework has not reached the wide use across Europe as intended. How is the outlook for the Venture Capital in Europe? Introducing the AIFMD directive, European legislators recognised the need to protect venture capital from certain AIFMD rules deemed...

AIFMD – clarity on pre-marketing?

On March 12th, the European Commission published a proposal for amendments to the AIFMD and EuVECA regulation. It stipulates conditions for pre-marketing of alternative investment funds to professional investors domiciled in the EU. The proposal forms part of the Commission’s “Capital Markets Union action plan, which...

Fund Manager – Strengthen the CFO Function through outsourcing

A challenging market as well as stricter regulation of alternative investment funds and investment companies demand high quality-, capacity- and expertise in the CFO function. In addition to a solid track record and an unblemished reputation, fund managers must provide high quality investor communication and reporting....

AML-reporting to Finansinspektionen

New anti-money laundering legislation has entered into force in Sweden. According to this new regulation, AIF managers must report data that enables Finansinspektionen to assess the risk that these firms will be used for money laundering and financing of terrorism. AIF managers must submit this data...

Control requirement-exemption for AIFs investing in SMEs

The main rule for an EEA-based AIF-manager wishing to market its AIF towards Swedish semi-professional investors, is that the AIF is required, in general, to invest to obtain control. This is difficult for early phase- and venture investments as these companies are normally driven by...

Swedish semi-professional investors – who are they and how to reach them?

EEA-based AIF-managers have a great opportunity to reach an important segment of investors in Sweden: the semi-professionals. What is the definition of such investors and how can managers reach them? Semi-professional investors By virtue of the AIFM Directive (AIFMD), all EU member states may adopt national rules...

Fund hotel – Keep your strategic focus!

The concept is easy to understand. AIF-managers are responsible for operating independent risk- and portfolio management functions. Given certain criteria, either function may be outsourced to another licensed AIF-manager, while portfolio management may also be outsourced to a company licensed to operate as an active manager...