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Italy puts Cayman on white list paving way for increased investment through alternative fund structures

Italy has now included Cayman Island funds on its white list. This means Cayman funds will be free to invest in Italian securities such as bonds and securitisation instruments and receive interest payments gross of withholding tax.

Esma inches closer to extending AIFMD fund passports to non-EU alternative investment funds and managers

The European Securities Markets Authority (Esma) has issued its advice on the extension of the alternative investment fund managers' directive (AIFMD) passport to investment fund managers and investment funds based in 12 non-EU countries.

Brexit vote raises employment and immigration questions for multinationals

Every multinational employer is affected by the vote to leave the EU. But the aftermath of the vote is not just financial.

Global post-trade industry set for major changes

Regulatory and market changes are having a major impact on the global post-trade industry as regulators focus on risk and competition, says a report by research and consulting firm Celent.

Luxembourg finance minister warns funds industry of more scrutiny as fintech threatens to disrupt sector

Investment funds are on the radar of the G20, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). They will play a key role in the future vis-à-vis economic stability and in the world economy, said Luxembourg’s finance minister Pierre Gramegna.

Potential “golden age” for fund managers brings new challenges

Fund managers must adapt to the new regulatory environment if they want to benefit from what could be a golden age for the management industry, according to a report from KPMG.

Firms face higher penalty costs as global regulators fight misconduct

Global regulators will continue to increase penalties in their battle against market misconduct, according to a survey by Kinetic Partners, part of consulting and advisory firm Duff & Phelps.

US Fed official calls for tougher individual punishments for misconduct

A senior US Federal Reserve official has called for tougher punishment against rogue bankers and traders and has warned against complacency about the recovery from the financial crisis.