Beneficial ownership and Irish investment funds - 26 August 2020

Corporate entities started the filing process with the Irish registrar of beneficial ownership of companies in November 2019 and the Central Bank of Ireland has provided information about the filing process for ICAVs and unit trusts.  Listen to the key requirements from Nollaig Greene, Knowledge Lawyer. 

Cybersecurity: CBI expectations for funds and fund service providers - 20 August 2020

The Central Bank of Ireland has outlined its expectations around cybersecurity and implications for the Irish investment funds industry. Listen to an overview from Olga Ashe, Associate. 


UCITS & AIFMD Revisions: Draft Sustainability Directive and Regulation - 10 August 2020

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. Listen to an overview from Chris Bergin, Associate. 


Undue costs - Pricing process for UCITS and AIFs - 12 June 2020

A written pricing process will need to be developed in respect of UCITS and AIFs if ESMA's proposal of 4 June 2020 is implemented by the Central Bank of Ireland. Listen to an overview from Kerill O'Shaughnessy, Partner. 


ESG and Investment Funds - ESA consultation on EU Disclosures Regulation - 28 May 2020

Draft regulatory technical standards on the content, methodologies and presentation of the sustainability‐related disclosures required under the EU Disclosures Regulation are included in the European Supervisory Authorities' consultation of 23 April 2020. Listen to an overview from Ann Shiels, Associate and Knowledge Lawyer.


The EU Disclosures Regulation - 28 May 2020

The EU Disclosures Regulation outlines how the investment funds industry will need consider the information it discloses to investors in relation to sustainability and ESG. Listen to an overview from Laura Butler, Partner.


ESMA guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs - 6 May 2020

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs which aim to harmonise EU supervisory practices.  Listen to an overview from Michael Barr, Partner.