Cross-Border Distribution Directive & Regulation Implementation Summary
Zeidler Group has summarised the implementation progress of the new Cross-Border Distribution Framework (CBDF) regime in the relevant EU member states to ensure firms are aware of potential operational blind spots to maintain ongoing fund governance best practices.
PRIIPs Update: European Commission adopt revised PRIIPs RTS
On 7 September 2021, the European Commission published an updated Delegated Regulation and supporting Annexes to amend the regulatory technical standards (RTS) for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs). Senior Associate, Gemma Capelo provides her view and analysis of what to expect in the latest update of the UCITS to PRIIPs KID transition.
Zeidler Group's ESG glossary contains a list of ESG and industry-related terminologies, regulations and definitions to help you better navigate the ESG landscape.
Zeidler Group recognised in World’s 100 Most Innovative AI Fintech Companies
Zeidler Group announces its inclusion on FinTech Global's AIFinTech100 for 2021.
Zeidler Group Appoints New Head of Legal in Paris
Zeidler Group has appointed Valentin Chantereau as its new Head of Legal in Paris
Zeidler Group receives regulatory approval for one of the first pre-marketing notification filings in Europe.
On 27 August 2021, Zeidler Group received regulatory approval for one of the first pre-marketing notification filings in Europe.
European Commission Q&As on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)
In January 2021, the European Supervisory Authorities issued a request for clarification to the European Commission and by a way of response to this request, on 26 July 2021, the European Commission published its Q&A on SFDR. The objective of Zeidler's summary and analysis is to help firms understand which areas have been clarified and which remain uncertain.
Cross-Border Distribution Regulation and UCITS Marketing Materials Requirements
The Cross-Border Distribution Regulation sets out requirements for marketing communications in relation to UCITS and AIFs. This blog focuses on the Regulation’s requirements for UCITS’ marketing communications.
Accessing the CDD portal for the first time
A quick video guide on how to access the CDD portal for the first time.
Zeidler Group launches Counterparty Due Diligence (CDD) Version 2.0
The technology-driven law firm, Zeidler Group, has launched the latest version of its Counterparty Due Diligence (CDD) module to ensure more control, collaboration and efficiency for its asset management clients and their counterparties such as delegates.
The Pre-Marketing Regime for AIFs
On 2 August 2021, Directive (EU) 2019/1160 with regard to cross-border distribution of collective investment undertakings (the “Directive”) came into force in many EU jurisdictions. One of the important changes introduced by the Directive is the new harmonised pre-marketing regime for AIFs across the EU. Kunal Grover and Sarah Noville provide a concise summary of the new pre-marketing regime.
Counterparty Due Diligence (CDD) Version 2.0
Zeidler is excited to present CDD version 2.0. Our latest features are designed to further future-proof your counterparty due diligence requirements.
More Control. More Collaboration. More Efficient.
Financial Conduct Authority Proposes Further Divergence on the UK PRIIPs Regulation
On 20 July 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published a consultation paper (CP 21/23) on the post-Brexit scope rules under the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) regulation and amendments to the supplementary UK Regulatory Technical Standards (“RTS”).
Diversity & Inclusion at Zeidler
The topic of diversity and inclusion has become an international conversation that continues to challenge society on how we treat people who belong to different groups. As a dynamic international law firm working across different cultures and practices, it is important to us that every member of our team feels welcome and safe. Our Head of Recruitment & Talent, Fola Oguntoye, shares why and how Zeidler invests in a positive work culture.
FSMA fines large Belgian retail bank for non-compliance with marketing rules in Belgium
The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) recently published a settlement agreement agreed with a large Belgian retail bank.
European Commission announces intention to delay SFDR RTS application to July 2022
The European Commission confirmed yesterday (8 July 2021) that it intends to delay the full implementation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR) by 6 months.
Permissible activities under the new AIFMD pre-marketing regime
One change as part of the fast-approaching Cross-Border Distribution Directive is in relation to the pre-marketing of AIFs. The directive aims to standardise the pre-marketing rules for EU-AIFs across EU member states. Ahead of the new regime, Zeidler summarises the Do's and Don't's that will apply to an EU AIFM pre-marketing EU AIFs on a cross-border basis.
Cross-Border Distribution Directive: The new pre-marketing regime
In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, the focus is on the upcoming Cross-Border Distribution Directive's new pre-marketing framework that will introduce uniform European rules regulating the pre-marketing of alternative investment funds (AIFs).
Zeidler Group announces strategic partnership with Legal Innovation Lab Wales to build AI solutions for legal delivery.
Zeidler Group, announces its research partnership with Legal Innovation Lab Wales within the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University.
Where to with Level 2?
From the Taxonomy to the Regulatory Technical Standards, where is the industry with SFDR readiness? Watch the panel on-demand to hear a lively discussion on how firms are preparing for SFDR Level 2 and the next reporting milestones.
ESG: regulations, reporting disclosures and regulatory roadmap
In part 2 of our ESG spotlight special, Zeidler's Senior Associate, Jasminka Makovec and Head of ESG, Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg, join Kunal Grover, Head of Business Development, to provide an overview of SFDR, the regulatory pipeline and how firms can best prepare.
Investment Firms Directive and Investment Firms Regulation
Under the Investment Firms Directive and Investment Firms Regulation, MiFID firms will be subject to a new prudential regime from 26 June 2021.
ESG: The rise of sustainability in the investment management industry
In part 1 of our ESG spotlight special, Zeidler's Head of ESG, Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg, provides a concise overview of ESG and contextualizes its rise within the financial services sector. Elisa also outlines the acronyms associated with the various ESG related regulations.
An interview with Zeidler’s Head of ESG, Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg
Zeidler's Head of ESG, Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg was interviewed at the Sustainability & Impact Investor Forum Virtual. Watch as Elisa provides a comprehensive overview of ESG, including the Taxonomy Regulation, where we are now with SFDR level 2 and the next regulatory milestones firms need to be aware of.
Navigating the Cross-Border Distribution Directive
Effective from 2 August 2021, the new cross-border distribution directive is fast approaching. Join Zeidler Group for a concise webinar on-demand to help firms better navigate the upcoming cross-border distribution directive.
Notes on Notarisation
In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, we examine the role of notarisation agent services in Germany. Zeidler's Chief Delivery Officer, Max Harper, and Notarisation Officer, Enes Soylu, discuss why firms need a notary agent in Germany, the role Zeidler plays and share their amusing and unexpected anecdotes from their experiences as notary agents.
Corporate Secretarial: The secret sauce of fund governance
In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Zeidler’s legal experts look at the behind-the-scenes operations of a fund. Associate, Daniel O'Leary, and Senior Associate, Jasminka Makovec, provide a concise overview of company secretary services and their specific function to ensure good corporate governance and operational best practices.
HM Treasury to extend PRIIPs exemption for UCITS funds for five years
On June 1 2021, the HM Treasury announced intentions to extend the current five year exemption for Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) funds from requirements of the Packaged Retail Investment and Insurance-based Products (PRIIPs) Regulation.
Cross-Border Distribution Directive: the Good, the Bad and the UCITS
As the countdown to the implementation date continues to draw nearer, Senior Associates, Katrina Crampton, and Sarah Noville, discuss and dissect the key changes that will significantly impact UCITS funds and their distribution within the EU.
Cross-Border Distribution Directive and Regulation
The new cross-border distribution directive and regulation will come into effect from 2 August 2021. Ensure your firm is aware of the key operational considerations and potential preparation blind spots ahead of the implementation deadline with Zeidler's comprehensive guide.
Zeidler Group welcomes Thilo Zeidler as Chief Financial Officer and Product Owner
The technology-driven law firm Zeidler Group has appointed Thilo Zeidler, a former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, in a dual role as the CFO and Product Owner of various data products.
The post Brexit impact on the investment industry
In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Kunal Grover, Zeidler's Director of Business Development is joined by Robert Boyle, Head of Legal Ireland to discuss the ongoing post Brexit challenges the investment industry is facing.
Cross-Border Distribution Directive and Regulation: A Mixed Bag?
The key provisions of the Cross-Border Distribution Directive and Regulation will take effect from 2 August 2021, at the latest. The directive and regulation contain provisions that should improve and simplify cross-border distribution of investment funds within the EU. Kunal Grover analyses the directive and regulation and provides a breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages on cross-border distribution of AIFs and UCITS within the EU.
National Private Placement Regimes (NPPR)
In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Aoife Maguire, Head of Fund Registrations at Zeidler Group is joined by Robert Boyle, Head of Legal Ireland, to provide a comprehensive overview of National Private Placement Regimes (NPPR).
European Securities and Markets Authority updated Q&A on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries topics
ESMA recently updated its Q&A on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries topics. The update concerns one of the conditions specifying when an inducement can be considered as designed to enhance the quality of the relevant service to the client. Brigid Dolan discusses 3 elements of Article 11(2)(a) , ESMA has outlined.
UCITS to PRIIPS KID Transition: Are We There Yet?
Get the latest legal and regulatory insights on the upcoming UCITS to PRIIPs KID Transition with Zeidler's team of regulatory, legal and data experts.
Brexit: Where are we now and what next?
The asset management industry has been discussing Brexit and its impact on the investment funds industry since 2016. Brexit and its many uncertainties has led to a multitude of different approaches within the investment funds industry. Kunal Grover examines the various approaches taken, the current status and future possibilities of Brexit and its impact on the asset management industry.
Cross-Border Distribution Directive
In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Zeidler's Business Development Director, Kunal Grover is joined by Founder and Managing Directive of Zeidler Group, Arne Zeidler, to discuss the upcoming cross-border distribution directive.
Keeping up with the K(I)IDs
In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Kunal Grover, Business Development Director at Zeidler Group is joined by Zeidler Group's Head of Product- Data Solutions, Martin Jones to look back and review the annual KIID refresh.
The evolution & revolution of Zeidler Group
In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Zeidler Group’s Chief Delivery Officer, Max Harper is joined by Founder and Managing Director of Zeidler Group, Arne Zeidler, to explore the evolution of Zeidler Group.
Digital Innovation for legal and compliance: buzzwords versus best practices
In the first episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Kunal Grover, Business Development Director at Zeidler Group is joined by Founder and Managing Director of Zeidler Group, Arne Zeidler to discuss digital innovation within the asset management industry.