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Walkers Professional Services Launches New e-Learning AML Training Portal

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Walkers Celebrates 5 Years in Bermuda

Walkers (Bermuda) Limited is pleased to celebrate the five year anniversary of its Bermudian operations in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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Ireland | Directors' Duties – FAQ

Until the introduction of the Irish Companies Act 2014 ("Act"), the duties of a director of an Irish company were governed by over a century of case law. Fortunately for directors, companies and their advisers, the Act codified these duties. This note addresses some of the frequently asked questions raised of us by our client companies and their directors.

 

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Ireland Update: Funds Costs & Fees – Regulatory Spotlight

The last few years have seen an increased regulatory focus on fees and costs of investment funds. In this context, ESMA announced the launch of a common supervisory action (“CSA”) with national competent authorities (“NCAs”) on the supervision of costs and fees of UCITS across the EU in early January 2021, leading to the Central Bank of Ireland's recent engagement with UCITS managers on this topic. With this increased focus on costs and fees at both a European and national level, it is useful to consider the existing requirements, regulatory expectations and next steps for fund management companies.

To read this advisory authored by Asset Management and Investment Funds partner Jennifer Fox, click below:

 

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Ireland Update: Industry Letter – UCITS Liquidity Risk Management

On 19 May 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) published a letter it sent to all Irish authorised UCITS managers (including self-managed UCITS) relating to its review of UCITS liquidity risk management. As detailed in this letter, such entities are required to undertake a review of their liquidity risk management processes, systems, controls and policies before the end of 2021. 

Our advisory provides an overview of the Central Bank's letter and its expectations in respect of liquidity risk management.

 

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Investment Limited Partnerships 101 (Part 4): Authorisation Process

Enhancements to the Irish regime governing investment limited partnership (the “ILP”) have led to increased interest in this structure as an option when considering the establishment of a new investment fund. The first part of our advisory series provided answers to the key questions on the features of the ILP; the second part covered the asset classes for which a partnership structure is typically considered and the recent guidance for certain closed-ended funds from the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”); the third part considered the service providers that can be appointed to act for an ILP. This fourth part of the series sets out the authorisation process for an ILP.

 

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Investment Limited Partnerships 101 (Part 2)

Enhancements to the Irish regime governing the investment limited partnership (the “ILP”) have led to increased interest in this structure as an option when considering the establishment of a new investment fund. The first part of our advisory series provides answers to the key questions on the features of the ILP. This part reviews the asset classes for which a partnership structure is typically considered and outlines details of the recent guidance issued by the Central Bank of Ireland that provides clarity in relation to the use of certain fund features that are typically available to closed-ended funds investing in these asset classes.

 

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