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Sustainable Finance & ESG

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    ESAs publish Final Report on draft RTS on the review of PAI and financial product disclosures under SFDR

    On 4 December 2023, the European Supervisory Authorities published their Final Report on draft Regulatory Technical Standards on the review of PAI and financial product disclosures in the SFDR Delegated Regulation.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ESAs Joint Consultation on the review of the SFDR Delegated Regulation

    The European Supervisory Authorities recently issued a consultation paper containing proposals to broaden and amend the disclosure requirements of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Delegated Regulation.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Taxonomy Regulation – Proposed technical screening criteria and amendments published

    The European Commission has published draft technical screening criteria in respect of four of the environmental objectives under the Taxonomy Regulation and proposed amendments to the Taxonomy Article 8 Delegated Act...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Greenwashing for Investment Funds

    With an increasing regulatory focus on greenwashing practices, in our recent publication we consider recent regulatory developments that will inform future policy making and supervision for funds, and where sustainability-related...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ESMA Consultation Paper on funds’ names using ESG or sustainability-related terms

    On 18 November 2022 ESMA published a Consultation Paper on Guidelines on funds' names using ESG or sustainability-related terms. ESMA's proposal aims to establish common standards on the fair, clear and not...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    CBI - Sustainable finance and the asset management sector: disclosures, investment processes & risk management

    The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) published a paper “Sustainable finance and the asset management sector: Disclosures, investment processes & risk management.” 

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    CBI expectations for Taxonomy Disclosures

    The Central Bank of Ireland set out its expectations for funds required to disclose under the EU Taxonomy Regulation (TR). This approach will apply until 1 January 2023, when the Sustainable Finance...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ESMA Supervisory Briefing on Sustainability Risks and Disclosures in the area of Investment Management

    ESMA issued a supervisory briefing on Sustainability Risks and Disclosures in the area of Investment Management. This briefing contains valuable information for industry in navigating the evolving disclosure requirements.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    European Commission responses to SFDR/Taxonomy queries

    The European Commission provided answers to a number of questions in relation to the applicability of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and the Taxonomy Regulation. We highlight in this publication...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    UCITS directive and AIFM regulation – sustainable finance revisions

    Following on from the implementation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) and the Taxonomy Regulation, on 21 April 2021 the European Commission adopted a delegated UCITS directive and delegated AIFM regulation...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    SFDR, Taxonomy and the challenges for ETFs

    The structural trend towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investing has been underway in Europe for some years now. European ESG funds have multiplied year-on-year inflows over the past...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    14 December 2021 | The Central Bank of Ireland fast-tracks the EU Taxonomy filing deadline

    Irish regulated AIFs and UCITS are required by 1 January 2022 under the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) as amended by the EU Taxonomy Regulation to make disclosures in relation to the...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    AIF and UCITS integration of sustainability risks and factors

    Legislative measures requiring integration of sustainability factors and sustainability risks into UCITS and AIFMD regimes will apply from 1 August 2022.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    EU sustainability-related disclosures - delayed until 1 July 2022 | EC replies to SFDR questions

    1 July 2022 is the new date for implementation of the next phase of sustainability-related disclosure requirements under the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation | ACOI podcast

    Ann Shiels, a Knowledge lawyer in our Asset Management & Investment Funds team spoke about the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation, SFDR, in a recent episode of the Association of Compliance Officers...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    SFDR and Investment Funds - what’s next?

    The 10 March 2021 deadline has passed for compliance with the first phase of requirements under the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The EU Sustainability-Related Disclosures Regulation (SFDR)

    The EU Sustainability-Related Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) forms part of a broader package of legislation being introduced by the European Commission as part of its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ESG: EU Taxonomy Regulation and Investment Funds

    The Taxonomy Regulation forms part of a broader package of legislation being introduced by the European Commission as part of its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    UCITS & AIFMD Revisions: Draft Sustainability Directive and Regulation

    Amendments to the UCITS and AIFMD legislative frameworks have been proposed on sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account for UCITS and AIFMs. 

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Low Carbon Benchmarks

    The Low Carbon Benchmarks Regulation amended the Benchmarks Regulation to introduce a new category of benchmarks and to provide for sustainability-related disclosures for all benchmarks. 

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ESG in 2020: What’s relevant for UCITS Managers and AIFMs? Updated 1 July

    A look at ESG-related policy, regulatory and legislative developments at EU level and their relevance for the asset management and investment funds sector.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ESG and Investment Funds - ESA consultation on EU Disclosures Regulation

    The European Supervisory Authorities consultation on the EU Regulation on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector issued on 23 April 2020.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds