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Our team of legal, regulatory compliance and data experts actively monitor the latest industry updates and provide practical advice and guidance.

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Global ETF Specialist VanEck Becomes New Client for Zeidler Group’s AI-based Marketing Material Review Tool

VanEck will now use the Marketing Material Review Tool (MMR-Tool) to automatically review investment fund marketing materials for compliance in each relevant country.

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Zeidler Group Strengthens Marketing Material Review Tool by including Swiss Marketing Communication Rules

We are proud to announce that the latest enhancement to our Marketing Material Review Tool (MMR-Tool) now includes comprehensive coverage of Swiss regulations, including FinSa.

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The FCA has finalised the rules and guidance to implement the Overseas Funds Regime (OFR)

The FCA has finalised the rules and guidance to implement the Overseas Funds Regime (OFR). Stay informed with the latest updates and read the FCA's announcement in full.

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How Will the SEC’s Bad Summer Impact the Investment Management Community?

Explore the implications of recent legal setbacks for the SEC on investment management. Understand the changes in regulations and their potential long-term effects.

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Overseas Fund Regime Part 2

In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, the Overseas Fund Regime (OFR) takes centre stage again. In Part 2, join us as we examine whether a UK country supplement to the prospectus will be required and what its content will entail. Gain insights into the potential fees for registering under the OFR and whether a UK facilities agent will be necessary.

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Overseas Fund Regime Part 1

In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, the Overseas Fund Regime (OFR) takes centre stage. In part 1 as the industry prepares, discover the current methods of marketing UCITS into the UK, understand the intricacies of the OFR, and learn when and how to register a fund under this regime. 

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Revolutionizing Investment Management Due Diligence: The Future of Vendor Oversight

Discover how investment managers can revolutionize vendor due diligence with the Zeidler Due Diligence Tool. Learn about upcoming SEC regulations, enhanced oversight, and the future of due diligence in the investment management industry. Future-proof your processes today.

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FCA Provides Update on OFR Landing Slots for Funds in the TMPR

On 5 July 2024, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published an important update on the Overseas Funds Regime (OFR), detailing new information about landing slots for firms currently under the Temporary Marketing Permissions Regime (TMPR). We detail the key highlights of the update.

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Global Fund Distribution & Regulation Compliance: Best Practices

Discover valuable compliance tips and get a sneak peek into the new features of Zeidler’s Global Knowledge Hub.

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Focus sur l’ordonnance du 3 juillet 2024 portant modernisation du régime des FIA

L’ordonnance n° 2024-662 du 3 juillet 2024, suite à la loi d’habilitation 2023-973, vise à mieux intégrer les possibilités offertes par le règlement européen ELTIF 2.0 dans le droit français. L’objectif est de renforcer l’attractivité de Paris face à d’autres centres financiers européens. Le cabinet de la première ministre a souligné que le régime actuel n'était pas compétitif pour attirer les ELTIF 2.0 en France.

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ESMA Fund Names Guidelines

The ESMA Fund Name Guidance refers to the guidelines published by ESMA regarding the use of ESG or sustainability-related terms in the names of investment funds. These guidelines are designed to prevent investors from being misled by unsubstantiated or exaggerated claims about the sustainability characteristics of investment funds. Our ESG legal team has provided a succinct table of ESMA Fund Name Guidelines to ensure you and your team follow the ESMA guidelines.

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Greenwashing Under the Microscope: Key Takeaways from the ESAs’ Final Report 

Explore the latest on greenwashing in the financial sector from the European Supervisory Authorities' June 2024 reports. Learn about increased scrutiny, enforcement challenges, and how Zeidler's Marketing Material Review Tool can helps firm to ensure compliance with global sustainability standards.

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Fresh Insights from the European Supervisory Authorities: June Edition!

Explore the ESAs' recent opinion on the SFDR framework review, highlighting potential future changes, recommendations for better investor information, and the implications for sustainable finance.

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Sustainable Fund Structuring in Luxembourg

Join Zeidler Group and Innpact for an exclusive, hands-on webinar where ESG legal advisory and fund structuring experts provide practical guidance on sustainable fund structuring, equipping you with the tools and insights you need to know to structure your funds in Luxembourg.

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ESMA Issues Guidance on AI Use in Retail Investment Services: Navigating Benefits, Risks, and Compliance

Discover the European Securities and Markets Authority's (ESMA) new guidance on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in retail investment services. Learn about the potential impacts, benefits, risks, and essential compliance requirements for investment firms under MiFID II.

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Financial Industry Triumphs as 5th Circuit Vacates SEC’s Private Fund Adviser Rules

The 5th Circuit's decision to vacate the SEC's Private Fund Adviser rules marks a significant victory for private fund managers, highlighting the financial industry's strength against regulatory overreach.

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The Senior Executive Accountability Regime – Is your firm ready to comply from 1 July 2024?

The Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR), effective July 2024, mandates clearer accountability within firms by delineating specific responsibilities for senior executives. Part of the Individual Accountability Framework (IAF) under the Central Bank Act 2023, SEAR initially applies to specific financial institutions and aims to improve oversight and regulatory compliance in the financial sector.

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CSSF publishes Circular 24/856 on the protection of investors, repealing Circular 02/77

Explore the key points of CSSF Circular 24/856, published on 29 March 2024, which addresses NAV calculation errors, investment rule compliance, and other types of errors in undertakings for collective investments (UCIs). Learn about the updated guidelines, the scope of application, and the implications for UCIs and investment fund managers, aimed at enhancing investor protection.

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EU Opportunities for US Fund Managers

Watch on-demand to gain EU market access insights, effective strategies and opportunities for US fund managers to raise assets and access investors in the European Union.

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UK Regulatory Landscape: What Firms Need to Know for the New Anti-Greenwashing Rule

Discover how the UK Financial Conduct Authority's new anti-greenwashing rule, effective from 31 May 2024, mandates transparency in sustainability claims by financial firms. Learn about compliance requirements and Zeidler's solutions to help firms navigate these regulations.

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Zeidler Group Unveils Enhanced Marketing Material Review Tool: Compliance Review of the UK Marketing Communication Rules including the FCA Anti-Greenwashing Rule

We are excited to announce the enhancement of our Marketing Material Review Tool, now covering UK regulations, including approaching anti-greenwashing rule. Our LegalTech tool aids with the support to comply with the relevant laws and regulations and mitigates risk.

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Exploring European Union Opportunities: A US Fund Manager’s Guide

Are you a US fund manager seeking growth opportunities beyond borders?  Explore our guide to European Union Opportunities and discover how to navigate the European market's complexities confidently.

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The UK’s Overseas Funds Regime: Roadmap for Asset Managers

On 1 May 2024, the UK regulator, the FCA and HM Treasury jointly published a roadmap to implementing the much-anticipated Overseas Funds Regime. Learn about key dates, implications for EEA-based funds, and the extension of the Temporary Marketing Permission Regime (TMPR) until 2026

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Navigating EU Markets: Simplifying the Process for US Fund Managers

There is common misconception among US and other non-EU investment managers that selling their funds into the EU is risky or prohibitively complicated.  While this may have been partially true in the past, it is simply no longer the case.

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Navigating Taxonomy Reporting Compliance for financial firms

See how our ESG Legal team guided a leading German financial firm through the labyrinth of EU Taxonomy Regulation and sustainability reporting directives. Embrace the future of sustainable investing with expert guidance from Zeidler.

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Congratulations to our Associates on their admission to the roll of solicitors.

Zeidler Group is thrilled to congratulate our esteemed Associates, Brigid Dolan, Daniel O’Leary, and Peter Sherwood, on their recent admission to the roll of solicitors in Ireland.

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ESG Regulatory Round-Up Q1 Edition 2024

Explore the latest ESG Regulatory Insights Across Europe and beyond! Our ESG legal team provides an in-depth exploration of pivotal developments shaping the European Union and global financial landscapes.

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EMIR Refit reporting going live on 29 April 2024: what does it mean for asset managers?

Updated trade reporting rules under EU EMIR are going live on Monday 29 April 2024, and equivalent rules are going live in the UK on Monday 30 September 2024 under UK EMIR. But what does it mean in practice?

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Bridging Technology and Law: Examining the Latest Trends in Generative AI within the UK Legal Field

Explore the latest developments in AI regulation and its impact on the legal sector in the UK. From the UK Government's regulatory framework to the Law Society's guidelines on Generative AI, learn about key considerations and risk management strategies for integrating AI in legal practices.

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Understanding AIFMD II: Navigating Changes in Loan Origination Regulation

Explore the latest updates in loan origination regulations under AIFMD II. Learn about the new requirements, risk management measures, and implications for alternative investment funds. Stay informed with our comprehensive guide

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Navigating Germany’s Financial Digitalisation: The Impact of the New Act

Patricia Nitschke dives into the German government's recent strides towards digitalising Germany financial markets designed to bring national regulations in line with European standards. Uncover key insights, including revisions to existing laws, the introduction of the German Crypto Markets Supervision Act (KMAG), and implications for financial institutions.

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Climbing the Regulatory Peak: SEC’s Latest Rules on Climate Disclosure Unveiled

Explore the SEC's recently adopted Climate Disclosure Rules designed to combat greenwashing in investments. Dive into the enhanced standards for ESG transparency, understanding the required disclosures, and their impact on registrants. Learn more about the complexities, omissions, and compliance deadlines.

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AIFMD Review: A Legal Analysis of New Liquidity Management Rules for Open-Ended Funds 

Stay informed and navigate AIFMD II with confidence. Explore the legal intricacies of the AIFMD II and its impact on open-ended funds' liquidity management. Serena Goldberg details the revised Liquidity Management Tools (LMTs), mandatory selections, notification requirements, and the role of ESMA in harmonisation. Understand the implications for asset managers and gain insights into the transitional provisions.

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ETF actifs : le Code Monétaire et Financier (enfin) modifié

ETF actifs bientôt admis à la cotation sur Euronext Paris : retrouvez l’explication de Valentin Chantereau sur le lien suivant

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Zeidler Group enhances ESG EET solution with v.1.1.2 capabilities for robust ESG reporting solution

Zeidler Group unveils enhanced EET solution, streamlining ESG reporting with automated features and compliance assurance. Explore our state-of-the-art tool, empowering clients to navigate ESG compliance confidently. Book a demo now to experience innovation in action

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Guide to Germany’s Future Financing Act for Startups and SMEs

Get a comprehensive guide to Germany's Future Financing Act for startups and SMEs. Patricia Nitschke explores streamlined access to the German capital market, digitalisation of communications with BaFin, and the introduction of blockchain-based electronic stocks. Stay informed and navigate the evolving landscape with our insights.

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SEC’s March 6 Meeting: What’s Next for Climate Disclosures?

Explore the latest ESG developments as the SEC decides on the proposed Climate Risk Disclosure. Understand the impact on investors and compliance.

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Exploring AIFMD II: Understanding Key Changes on delegation arrangements 

Explore the key changes introduced by AIFMD II, amending AIFMD and UCITS Directive, focusing on delegation arrangements. Gain insights into new disclosure requirements, controversial extraterritorial provisions, exemptions for distributors, and enhanced disclosure obligations for EU third-party AIFMs and UCITS ManCos.

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Navigating SEC Guidelines: Unpacking the Latest FAQs on Fund Performance Marketing Compliance

Explore the latest SEC updates on fund performance marketing compliance in our insightful blog. Learn about the newly added question on gross and net performance calculations, how private funds should present Gross IRR and Net IRR, and essential insights on subscription facilities.

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Machine Learning for Investment Fund Compliance has arrived! Experience Fully Automated Marketing Material Reviews in Minutes

We are beyond thrilled to unveil our latest investment funds solution - Marketing Material Review tool. Trained by our global team of lawyers, our proprietary Marketing Material Review tool is powered by Large Language Models. Experience fully automated Marketing Material Reviews in minutes.

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FCA Reveals Insights: Solo-Regulated Firms in the Temporary Permissions Regime

The FCA has recently published summary data on solo-regulated firms that entered and those that left the temporary permissions regime (TPR).

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A Guide to the Upcoming UK SDR Regime

Stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of sustainable finance with our research-driven yet practical guide to the imminent UK SDR regime. With timely insights, and practical guidance grab your copy now.

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Preparing for Change: Navigating the Upcoming UK SDR Regime

Join our industry experts, Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg and Arne Zeidler for an for an insightful dive into the imminent UK Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) regime.

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Zeidler Group launches Z-Flow a Dynamic Workflow Management Tool Designed Exclusively for the Asset Management Industry 

Zeidler Group is proud to introduce Z-Flow, a cutting-edge workflow tool designed exclusively for the asset management industry. Z-Flow serves as the central hub for a diverse range of complex workflows, catering to tasks ranging from fund registrations, distributor onboarding, to launching new share classes, effectively managing the entire lifecycle of an investment firm’s funds.

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EET 1.1.2 Guide

With the EET version 1.1.2 becoming mandatory for Entity Level Reporting by March 2024, our comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide will provide you with the essential knowledge to assist you with preparing and implementing the necessary measures on time. Download now

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The Corporate Transparency Act Explained: Is Your Company Required to Report?

Unravel the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) and discover if your company must comply with the Beneficial Ownership Information Report (BOI Report). Learn about key deadlines, reporting requirements, exemptions, and how our expert team can guide you through the compliance process.

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A Deep Dive into BaFin’s Ordinance on Supervisory Requirements for Medium-Sized Investment Firm

Explore the impact of the recent Ordinance on remuneration systems for medium-sized investment firms, issued by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) on January 11, 2024.

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2024 Regulatory Fee Updates: Navigating Changes in Nordic Markets

2024 regulatory fee updates across Nordic markets. Stay informed about changes impacting UCITS, AIFs, and compliance requirements for financial institutions

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Introducing the Updated European ESG Template (“EET”) 1.1.2

Our ESG legal team provides an overview guide on the Enhanced European ESG Template (EET) version 1.1.2 – your essential companion in navigating the intricate world of European financial compliance.

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Zeidler Group Elevates US Operations with Addition of Former AllianceBernstein Senior Vice President and Head of International Legal

Zeidler Group strengthens its US presence with the appointment of Scott G. Parkin as Head of US. With over 12 years of legal expertise, Mr. Parkin will lead regulatory and compliance strategies, enhancing Zeidler's position in North America.

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Zeidler Group Ushers in New Era with Appointment of Executive Vice Presidents

Zeidler Group proudly appoints Serena Goldberg and Prashant Patil as Executive Vice Presidents, ushering in a new era of innovation. Maximilian Harper takes on dual roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Delivery Officer, amplifying the firm's client experience.

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ESMA Update on MiFID II and MiFIR: Clarification on Foreign Currency Disclosure

Stay updated on the recent ESMA Q&A clarifications regarding investment firms' disclosure obligations under MiFID II and MiFIR, specifically focusing on indicating foreign currency costs in ex-ante and ex-post disclosures.

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AIFMD II: Insights, Considerations & Implications for Fund Managers

As the industry braces for the new regime, discover the proactive steps fund managers need to navigate this new regulatory landscape, with Valentin's insights and guidance.

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Sustainable Finance | ESG List of Laws + Links

Explore our guide to Sustainable Finance, featuring a curated collection of laws, interpretive Q&As, and essential resources.

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EU Institutions Reach Provisional Deal on Corporate Sustainability Directive (CSDDD)

Discover the key highlights of the EU agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

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FCA’s ESG Review: Fund Managers, Sustainability & Guiding Principles in ESG investments

Explore how UK fund managers embrace ESG principles in the latest Legal Zeidgeist podcast.

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Understanding Central Bank of Ireland’s Individual Accountability Framework Guidance

In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Kate Horgan is joined by Daniel O'Leary to unpack the Central Bank of Ireland's recent final guidance on the Individual Accountability Framework.

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Zeider Group Embarks on an Exciting Expansion of its Global Knowledge Hub with Introduction of Investment Services

Discover Zeidler Group's new Investment Services on the Global Knowledge Hub, offering legal insights for asset management professionals worldwide. Navigate global investment regulations with comprehensive resources and expert guidance.

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ESG Regulatory Round-Up – December 2023

Explore the latest ESG Regulatory Insights Across Europe and beyond! Our ESG legal team provides an in-depth exploration of pivotal developments shaping the European Union and global financial landscapes.

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Breaking Down the Latest UK Regulations: Unveiling the Sustainability Rules for Financial Products

The new UK rules on sustainability for financial products have been published! Learn about key obligations, managing sustainability risks, distributor responsibilities, exemptions, and expert insights from Zeidler's ESG Legal Team.

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Navigating the Nexus: Decoding the US Regulatory Landscape

Explore the intricate US regulatory landscape with Alex Mercer and Madeline Gegg on the Legal Zeidgeist podcast. Gain insights into SEC, CFTC, state variations, and compliance strategies for the financial industry.

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Swiss Representative Insights: Expanding Foreign Investment in Switzerland for Global Funds

In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, the focus is on Swiss Representive Services for foreign collective investment schemes.  Kate Horgan, Business Development Manager is joined by Josef El-Semari and Michael Meier Directors at  Zeidler Group as they delve deep into the intricacies of the Swiss regulatory landscape.

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Principal Adverse Impacts: Lessons Learned from the First Year of Entity Level Disclosures

Dive into our latest ESG whitepaper to navigate the ever-changing ESG regulatory landscape. Our ESG experts explore critical themes, shedding light on the significance of Principal Adverse Impacts (PAIs) and their impact on your ESG strategy.

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Zeidler Group Launches Enhanced Transaction Costs Calculations Services 

Discover Zeidler Group's cutting-edge transaction cost calculation services, designed to enhance compliance and transparency for asset managers. Streamline operations and reduce costs with our innovative solution.

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Cross-Border Distribution Framework (CBDF) Implementation Tracker

Zeidler Group has summarised the implementation progress of the new Cross-Border Distribution Framework (CBDF) regime in the relevant EU / EEA member states to ensure firms are aware of potential operational blind spots to maintain ongoing fund governance best practices.

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Enhancing Efficiency and Compliance: Streamlining PRIIPs KID Production with Zeidler Group’s Integrated Solution

Uncover how an asset management firm made PRIIPs KID production simpler, reinforced regulatory conformity, and increased productivity with the help of Zeidler's Reporting Services Division.

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Classification of ICT-Related Incidents under DORA

As DORA continues to shape the financial landscape, staying informed and proactive remains essential. Explore our guide to DORA's classification for ICT-related incidents in the financial sector.

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Unlocking the Power of AI: Crafting a Responsible Usage Policy

Unlock the full potential of AI with a customized usage policy. Learn how to maximize benefits and mitigate risk.

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Congratulations to our US associate for passing the Uniform Bar Exam

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Navigating Obligations under The German Supply Chain Act  

Find out whether your firm is required to take into consideration the requirements of the German Supply Chain Act.

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Marketing EU funds into the UK post Brexit: An Overview

Navigating the intricacies of promoting foreign funds in the UK doesn't have to be complex. Zeidler Group presents an overview guide designed to empower firms in successfully navigating the UK's financial landscape for foreign fund promotion.

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Understanding DORA Information Register: Strengthening Financial Sector Digital Resilience

DORA's Information Register is reshaping how financial entities manage third-party ICT risks. Staying informed about these changes is vital for compliance and risk mitigation.

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Navigating the FCA’s TMPR Exit: Landing Slot Notifications for UCITS Operators

Preparing for TMPR Exit: FCA Notifies UCITS Operators on Landing Slots

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Understanding Changes in French Definition of “Reception and Transmission of Orders” (RTO MiFID Service) – Decree 2023-813

Explore the impact of Decree 2023-813 on the French definition of RTO.

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ESG-Related Regulations: Update on the US SEC Fund Name Rule

Explore the SEC's recent amendments to the Fund Name Rule, addressing ESG-related regulations. Find out what funds need to do to align with the new 80% investment policy and stay in line with the SEC's guidelines.

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SEC’s New Rules for Private Fund Advisers: Enhancing Oversight in the US

Explore the SEC's new rules for Private Fund Advisers in the US, designed to enhance oversight and transparency. Learn about key rules, such as the Quarterly Statement Rule and Private Fund Audit Rule, and the impact on the financial services industry.

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Principal Adverse Impacts: Lessons Learned from the First Year of Entity Level Disclosures

Join our industry experts, Katrina Crampton and Kunal Grover for a deep dive into the lessons learned from the inaugural year of Entity Level Disclosures.

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Empowering Global Operations: How Zeidler’s European Facilities Agent Service Revolutionized Cross-Border Efficiency and Savings

Discover how a prominent US-based asset management firm tackled operational complexities and cost challenges by embracing Zeidler Group's European Facilities Agent service.

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Publication of the Luxembourg Law of 21 July 2023 modernising Luxembourg funds toolbox

Luxembourg, a global financial hub, is once again at the forefront of innovation in fund regulations. The recently approved Bill of Law No. 8183 is set to revolutionize the country's financial landscape, modernizing its fund toolbox and boosting its competitiveness on the world stage.

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Enhancing Cross-Border Fund Distribution: How a Global Asset Management Firm Leveraged Technology for Success

Discover how a leading global asset management firm transformed its cross-border fund distribution strategy by leveraging our Global Knowledge Hub.

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Zeidler Group Appoints Michael Meier to Strengthen Swiss Representative Service

Zeidler Group has appointed Michael Meier as Director to lead and enhance the client management and growth efforts of their Swiss Representative Service.

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Zeidler Group Enhances its Suite of Fund Services with Swiss Representative Service

Zeidler Group is thrilled to expand its Regulatory Services Division with the launch of its Swiss Representative Service

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How the European Sustainability Reporting Standards Paves the Way for Greener Investments

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How the FCA’s Consumer Duty Regime Impacts the EMT

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Cross-Border Fund Distribution: ESMA’s Marketing Requirements

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Effective Ongoing Fund Governance: Notifying Regulators On Changes To UCITS

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Unveiling the EU’s Retail Investment Strategy: A Game-Changer for PRIIPs KIDs

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Germany’s BaFin publishes revised MaRisk circular

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Navigating DORA: Strengthening the Financial Sector’s IT Security

Delve into DORA, the EU's Digital Operational Resilience Act and what it means for the financial sector's IT security.

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Norway: Recent Regulatory Developments

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The Future Financing Act – Germany’s plan to modernise and digitalise investing

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ESG Regulatory Round-up

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AFME May 2023: Key Takeaways

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ESG-Related Regulations on the Horizon: What the SEC Has in Store

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Section 34f Explained– ESG Requirements for German Financial Investment Intermediaries

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ELTIF 2.0: The Next Generation of Long-Term Investment Opportunities

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CSSF – Standardised Model Prospectus for UCITS

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Zeidler Group Bolsters Global Reporting Services Practice with Leading Asset Management Expert Rüstem Dagtekin

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Luxembourg: CSSF FAQ – Cross Border Distribution of Funds – Guidance on Marketing Communications

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Can a German Financial Investment Intermediary Simultaneously Act as a Tied Agent?

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ESG/Sustainable Finance Q3 Review

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Using ManCo Passporting for Marketing Third-Party Funds

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MiFID II Product Governance Obligations changes – Sustainability

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Zeidler Group recognised as an AIFinTech 100 firm

Zeidler Group is delighted to announce its inclusion in the AIFintech100

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Management and sustainability risk: are you ready?

With the 1 August deadline for implementation fast approaching, our ESG legal experts examine the requirements for sustainability risks.

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Zeidler Group expands APAC operations and appoints Grant Daubeny as Business Development Manager. 

Zeidler Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Daubeny as a Business Development Manager.

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ESG EU Regulatory Update: Impact Analysis

Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg and Sarah Noville share their analysis and summary of the latest EU ESG regulatory updates.

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Zeidler Group appoints Former BNY Mellon Legal Counsel as Director

Zeidler Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Serena Goldberg as a Director to join the company’s Legal Services Division.

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Zeidler Group reveals its latest ESG solution, Global Knowledge Hub – Sustainable Finance

Zeidler Group is delighted to expand its ESG Services Division with the launch of its Global Knowledge Hub – Sustainable Finance module today through its digital platform, Zeidler Swift.

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Zeidler Group expands ESG Services Division with the launch of new SFDR disclosures tool and EET solution 

Zeidler Group, announced today the launch of its SFDR disclosures tool and EET solution as part of its ESG Services Division. Developed to ease the challenge of keeping pace with sustainable finance requirements asset managers continuously face, the digital solutions help to streamline and simplify ESG obligations.

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Pre-marketing for Non-EU AIFMs

Zeidler Group explains what pre-marketing is in the context of the new regime, outlines whom the regime applies to and details how and when various regulators need to be notified of pre-marketing.

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Zeidler Group Appoints Alexandra Milongo as Senior Business Development Manager

Zeidler Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexandra Milongo as Senior Business Development Manager.

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Update from the Central Bank of Ireland / Changes to PCF roles

Katrina Crampton explores a recent update from the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) regarding changes to the list of pre-approval controlled functions (“PCFs”) applying to Irish Regulated Financial Service Providers (“RFSPs”) other than credit unions.

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ESG Glossary

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.

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Sustainable Finance Update: BaFin will apply certain principles from the draft Guideline for Sustainable Investment Funds in Germany

On 3 May 2022, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungen – “BaFin”) stated that it will now apply certain principles from the draft Guideline for Sustainable Investment Funds (the “draft Guideline”) in Germany, whilst not formally issuing it.

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Zeidler Group recognised as a WealthTech100 firm

Zeidler Group is proud to announce its inclusion on the WealthTech100 list.  WealthTech100 is a prestigious ranking that recognizes the world’s most innovative technology solution providers that address the digital transformation challenges and opportunities faced by investment firms, private banks, and financial advisors.

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ESG: MiFID Suitability Assessment – Are firms and clients speaking the same language?

Zeidler Group's Head of ESG, Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg and Senior Associate, Sarah Noville, explore what impact the amendments to the MiFID suitability assessments (effective 2 August 2022) mean in practice for firms.

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SFDR News: European Commission adopts final RTS under SFDR

On 6 April, the European Commission adopted the Delegated Regulation (DR) consolidating the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) prepared by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) under the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation into a single legal act.

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Zeidler Group receives regulatory approval for registration of UK MiFID firm under the third country regime in Luxembourg for marketing to professional clients 

Zeidler Group officially received regulatory approval from the CSSF in Luxembourg earlier this year, for the UK MiFID firm of a large institutional asset manager, to market to professional clients in Luxembourg under the third country regime that is available in Luxembourg. 

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Zeidler Group expands its reporting services with new factsheet solution

Zeidler Group announces its new factsheet solution adding further capabilities to its Reporting Services Division through its award-winning proprietary digital platform.

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EU GDPR /UK Data Representative  

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) requires that in certain circumstances entities, which are not established in the EU, appoint a “data representative”. The failure to appoint a data representative in circumstances where an entity is required to do so is a breach of GDPR.  Peter Sherwood provides an overview of the role of a data representative, when it is required, and the requirements in the UK.

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Final Report on Social Taxonomy: Summary and Key Takeaways

On Monday, 28 February, the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presented the publication of its final report on Social Taxonomy. Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg, Head of ESG, provides a brief outline of the key takeaways and next steps.

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BaFin updated their FAQ on MiFID II Conduct of Business Rules

BaFin updated their FAQ on MIFID II Conduct of Business Rules on 15 February 2022. This update provided specific clarification in relation to the topic of inducements.

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Corporate sustainability due diligence

On 23 February 2022, the European Commission unveiled a proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence, whose aim is to encourage sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour as well as to put human rights and environmental considerations at the core of companies’ operations and corporate governance.

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Zeidler Group expands its regulatory services with new document dissemination capabilities

Zeidler Group announces its latest enhancement to its fund governance module with a new document dissemination feature, adding further capabilities to its Regulatory Services Division through its proprietary digital platform

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ESMA Marketing Communication Guidelines come into force today

The ESMA Guidelines on marketing communications under the Regulation on cross-border distribution of funds apply from today, Wednesday, 2 February 2022. Fund managers who have not already done so should review their marketing communications for compliance with the Guidelines.

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Zeidler Group reveals organisational restructuring and new heads of divisions

Zeidler Group has announced its updated leadership and organisational restructuring, connecting the firm’s wide-ranging suite of legal, regulatory compliance and data capabilities to further enhance client delivery and propel future growth.

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Impact of SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation on annual reports for periods ending before 1 January 2022

This whitepaper focuses on examining the impact of SFDR and the Taxonomy Regulation on UCITS and AIF annual reports for the periods ending before 1 January 2022.

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Zeidler Group recognised as a RegTech100 company 

Zeidler Group, the technology-driven law firm is proud to announce its recognition as a RegTech100 company. The recognition follows the firm’s recent shortlist as a European Specialist Law firm of the year and recognition as an AIFintech100 which underlines the firm’s continued growth and success in 2021.

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Raising assets in the EU for US and non-European Managers

In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Kunal Grover, Head of Business Development is joined by Arne Zeidler, CEO and Founder of Zeidler Group to discuss how US and Non-European managers can seamlessly navigate the perceived complexity of regulations and roadblocks and instead raise assets successfully in Europe.

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Regulatory Outlook 2022

Get the latest legal, compliance and regulatory insights for what lies ahead in 2022 and join Zeidler's team of regulatory, legal and data experts for the 'Regulatory Outlook 2022' webinar-on-demand.

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Taxonomy Regulation, Pre-Contractual, & Periodic Reporting Disclosures

Zeidler Group's ESG Legal Advisory team explain the context of the Taxonomy Regulation, how it affects asset management firms, and next steps to consider to help you better navigate the sustainable finance landscape.

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Zeidler Group announces major updates to fully automated PRIIPs KID generator tool.

Zeidler Group is proud to reveal its latest product offering, a PRIIPs KID generator tool that combines legal expertise and digital innovation allowing the ability to support compliant documents for both the current and new RTS.

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ESMA Marketing Communication Guidelines

In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, the focus is on a fund's marketing communications. Kunal Grover, Head of Business Development, is joined by Robert Boyle, Head of Legal Ireland to discuss the fast-approaching European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) marketing communication guidelines.

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Zeidler Group shortlisted as European Specialist Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards 2021

Zeidler Group is pleased to announce it has been shortlisted in the “European Specialist Law Firm of the Year” category at The Lawyer European Awards 2021. 

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CDD Update: Email Notifications

Our development team have been working on improving the feature set introduced with the updates made with CDD 2.0. The platform will now automatically send notifications directly to our clients’ mailbox when updates are made to their assigned questionnaires.

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ESG and the developments in the UK

In this Legal Zeidgeist podcast episode, Associate Brigid Dolan is joined by Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg, Head of ESG, to provide a brief but comprehensive analysis of what has been happening in the world of ESG in the UK right now.

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Transaction Costs Conundrum

In this Legal Zeidgeist episode, Head of Business Development Kunal Grover sits down with Thilo Zeidler, CFO and Product Owner to discuss transaction costs.

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Zeidler Group continues rapid growth, with a new office in Melbourne, Australia.

Zeidler Group is delighted to officially announce its continued growth into the APAC region.

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PRIIPs Legal Update: Another Day, Another Delay – Can Manufacturers breathe a small sigh of relief?

Senior Associate, Gemma Capelo shares her perspective on the latest PRIIPs legal update.

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Regulatory Compliance: Information interpretation for asset managers

In this Legal Zeidgeist episode, Legal Researcher, Sabir Musthafa, is joined by Senior Associate, Sarah Noville, to discuss how investment management firms can keep pace with regulatory change in multiple jurisdictions.

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UCITS & PRIIPs KI(I)Ds – A never ending story….

The focus of this Legal Zeidgeist podcast episode is on K(I)IDs. Zeidler Group's Senior Associate Gemma Capelo sits down with Director, Martin Jones, to provide a succinct summary of the ever-changing landscape of the PRIIPs regulation including the latest updates on the proposed changes to the PRIIPs Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS).

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ESG: Where are we now and where do we need to be?

In the latest Legal Zeidgeist podcast episode, the regulatory spotlight is on ESG. Senior Associate, Jasminka Makovec, is joined by Head of ESG, Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg, for a comprehensive and candid overview of the latest ESG updates and regulatory requirements.

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From Paris with love for funds

In this episode of the Legal Zeidgeist podcast, Max Harper, Chief Delivery Officer, is joined by Valentin Chantereau, Head of Legal Paris, to discuss the many opportunities in the French market for asset management firms.

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New German Process Agent / Receiving Agent Requirements

New and upcoming rules in Germany require insurance companies, management companies, credit institutions,  payment providers and securities institutions that outsource material activities to entities outside the EU to appoint a German receiving agent also known as a process agent („Receiving Agent“).

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Equity Trustees chooses Zeidler Group’s TMD Generator solution for Design and Distribution (DDO) obligations.

Australia’s leading trustee company, Equity Trustees has selected Zeidler Group’s new tech tool, TMD Generator, to comply with the new Design and Distribution (DDO) obligations.

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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.

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Zeidler Group recognised in World’s 100 Most Innovative AI Fintech Companies

Zeidler Group announces its inclusion on FinTech Global's AIFinTech100 for 2021.

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Zeidler Group Appoints New Head of Legal in Paris 

Zeidler Group has appointed Valentin Chantereau as its new Head of Legal in Paris

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Accessing the CDD portal for the first time

A quick video guide on how to access the CDD portal for the first time.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Congratulations to our associate for their admission to the Luxembourg Bar

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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). 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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