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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments: December 2018

    ESG refinements to UCITS & AIFMD regimes, Cross-border AIF and UCITS distribution, PRIIPs KID, MMFs, Distance Marketing Directive, Brexit, AML/ CFT/ Corruption.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments: December 2018

    Deadlines, Markets Update, Actively managed UCITS, CBI Additional Supervisory Levy for Asset Management Firms, Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill, Data processing requiring a DPIA, UK TPR.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A: December 2018

    CRO filing of accounts by AIF investment companies and UCITS investment companies.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Autism in the workplace

    Anne Hegarty's appearance on this year's I'm a Celebrity has provided a valuable and sympathetic insight into autism...

    Employment & Incentives Belfast
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral November 2018

    On the domestic front the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 was enacted and the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2018 was passed by Dáil Éireann. On the European front it has been a busy month for cross sectoral issues. The Commission published ten new Delegated Regulations. The ESMA updated several Q&A's on the...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Service Regulation and Compliance - Funds November 2018

    It has been a relatively quiet month for funds updates. On the domestic front the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) published a discussion paper on outsourcing activities in financial service providers and its Notice of Intention to make provision for entities to act as depositaries to Alternative Investment Funds...

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    Financial Service Regulation and Compliance - Banking November 2018

    On the domestic front the CBI Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) published its financial stability note on Irish retail profitability spanning the past 15 years. On the European front it has been a relatively busy month with the publication of the European Banking Authority's (EBA's) stress test results. The European Central Bank (ECB) published its final guides for banks on their capital...

    Finance
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    Financial Service Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms November 2018

    On the domestic front the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has published Corporate Governance requirements for Investment Firms and Market Operators 2018 and operational and technical arrangements for transaction reporting under Regulation 600/2014 (MIFIR). On the European front it has been quiet a busy month. European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published guidelines on MiFID II...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance November 2018

    On the domestic front the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) expects insurers to advise customers about the impact of Brexit before the end of 2018. Proposals were made to introduce new accountability measures for senior managers. The CBI updates Solvency II guidance on applications for approval of basic and ancillary own funds and publishes findings from its MGA thematic inspection. The CBI also...

    Financial Regulation
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    Central Bank publishes Consultation Paper on amendments to Central Bank Prospectus Rules and consolidation into Central Bank (Investment Market Conduct) Rules

    On 10 December 2018, the Central Bank published  a Consultation Paper (CP 127) on proposed amendments to the Central Bank Prospectus Rules and their consolidation into Central Bank (Investment Market Conduct) Rules.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The General Scheme of the Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill, 2018

    The General Scheme of the Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill, (the Scheme) has been published.

    Companies Act
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    Data Protection Commissioner publishes Annual Report for 2018

    The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has published her final Annual Report covering the period of 1 January 2018 to 24 May 2018. From 25 May 2018, the office of the Data Protection Commissioner ceased, and the new Data Protection Commission was created under the Data Protection Act 2018.

    Commercial & Technology