The FCA has published a Discussion Paper inviting views on potential criteria to classify and label investment products aimed at helping consumers navigate their sustainability characteristics.
Legal & Regulation
The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has opened a consultation on the legal terms and conditions and client support model expected to apply to users of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI) Service, due to launch next year.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has awarded nearly USD200 million to a whistleblower whose 'specific, credible, and timely original information' significantly contributed to an already open investigation and led to a successful enforcement action, as well as to the success of two related actions, by a US federal regulator and a foreign regulator.
Law firm of Kirby McInerney partner Randall Fox has been named the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF), a public advocacy group for whistleblowers.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order simultaneously filing and settling charges against UBS AG, a provisionally registered swap dealer, for failing to retain certain audio recordings for the time required under CFTC regulations.
Luxembourg looks to the future offering fund managers quality supervision, convenience and expertise
If any jurisdiction can claim to be the home of the global fund industry, it is Luxembourg. The Grand Duchy is the second largest investment fund centre worldwide and the first in Europe, with an 8.8 per cent global market share in 2020 and is a prime location for alternative investment funds.
Visitors to Luxembourg are often surprised and pleased to discover that public transport is free. Step onto a tram in Luxembourg city, and there is no conductor to pay, and no machine to stamp tickets.
By Dr Marcus Peter & Irina Stoliarova – 2020 was a challenging year for the Luxembourg funds market. Despite a strong start in January and February, the Covid-19 pandemic caused a slowdown to fund set-up and net asset developments due to valuation issues and travel restrictions. However, it should be noted that the Luxembourg investment fund industry remained robust given the market regained growth starting mid-2020 and continuing into the third quarter of 2021.
One of Luxembourg’s big advantages has always been its small size, which has allowed successive governments to introduce new rules with a speed and nimbleness that bigger nations would struggle to replicate.
The Grand Duchy is set to capture an important chunk of the growing global market for alternative investment funds.