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Update on regulatory requirements
The European Union's Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD) came into force in the 28 member country bloc on July 22nd, 2013. Fund managers are to look closely at the various obligations the Directive implies (full article here). But many are apparently still waiting for finalizations of regulations and further advice from their local regulators before taking action (full article here).
In the US, portions of the JOBS Act's advertising bill are still waiting on guidance, and a new open public comment period has been announced for new amendments to Regulation D. Meanwhile, the CFTC voted to approve final guidance for its derivatives trading rules, but also agreed to a delay until December 21, 2013 for implementation (the EU timeline for its own derivatives rules has been pushed back relative to the US.) The IRS also announced that it would delay implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) by six months. And Senators Elizabeth Warren and John McCain introduced a bill that would restructure the current US banking system to reflect how it was set up before the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act (full article here).Advertising the differentiation
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