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    Brexit blow
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 15:15

    If the UK leaves the EU this autumn without a deal, now a real possibility, there will be far reaching consequences for the fund industry across Europe. There will be few if any winners and a lot of unintended consequences.

    EU passporting review
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 15:12

    EU fund passporting rules will be reviewed post Brexit. There are concerns that the current system relies too much on the regulatory regime of where the fund is domiciled – often Ireland or Luxembourg – and not enough on where the fund is sold.

    Looming liquidity concerns
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 15:10

    As UCITS liquidity concerns mount the Central Bank of Ireland has issued a letter to the boards of Irish AIFs and UCITS funds reminding them of their liquidity risk responsibilities. The CBI is also stepping up its fund liquidity monitoring.

    London looks good
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 15:06

    The Central Bank of Ireland has published a paper on the European financial centres post Brexit which suggests that the UK’s departure from the EU will have little impact on London.

    UCITS abuse
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:45

    The spirit, if not the letter, of UCITS has been abused by a few managers desperate for returns in this low interest rate environment. The EU wants UCITS to go back to basics. Reforming UCITS’ liquidity rules cannot come quickly enough.