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The NED is launching an association on risk fund governance, called the Risk Governance Forum (RGF). The RGF is intended to provide investors, managers, directors, risk professionals and others with an opportunity to debate fund risk supervisory matters.

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ESMA’s recent Opinion to EU national regulators on UK manager relocations to counter Brexit is severe. But it is great news for EU fund directors. It should lead to an EU fund director boom, especially in Ireland and Luxembourg.

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BEPS’ Multilateral Instrument (MLI) came into effect on June 7. Articles 12 to 14 of the MLI include changes to Permanent Establishment rules which impact fund directors. Directors will have to show that they are making ‘material modifications’ to funds, according to the MLI.

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Does risk governance add much value or is it little more than a necessary evil? Do the increasingly large sums being spent on it help investors or is this done mainly for compliance reasons? A seminar on risk governance hosted by The NED tried to answer these and related questions.

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US hedge fund and private equity managers are static in number over the last year but they are growing the quantity of funds that they manage, whilst their combined overall NAV total has gone down slightly over this period (although gross assets are up).

This finding is based on data from the SEC. The SEC requires US based investment advisers with at least $150 million in private fund assets under management to file Form PF and ADV.

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