• 10/12/2015 / Briefing

    Fintech and Regulation

    The global financial crisis of 2008-2009 has drastically modified the landscape – present and future - of the financial services industry, both through the crunch of credit markets resulting in dramatically lower lending levels to consumers and corporations, and in parallel, through the rapid emergence of compliance and regulatory issues as key industry parameters.

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  • 19/10/2015 / Article

    Private Equity increasingly active in Luxembourg

    The LPEA conference held in Paris this week attracted many of the important players from the Private Equity world.

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  • 18/10/2015 / Article

    The AIFMD effect

    How is the far-reaching Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive impacting GPs’ fund domicile selection process? Crestbridge chief executive Graeme McArthur provides pfm an inside view.

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  • 24/09/2015 / Article

    To what extent is the new LP structure in Luxembourg attracting new Fund managers?

    The AIFMD regime has been in place for more than 12 months and 2015 has seen strong demand by managers of compliant structures especially those working with real estate. This growth has contributed to Luxembourg breaking the 3.5TN Euro level of AUM domiciled in the Grand Duchy (Q2 of 2015 : CSSF). Some Private Equity fund managers, especially those familiar with operating in unregulated offshore regimes, have continued to question if the time, energy and additional costs of becoming compliant vis-à-vis the AIFMD regime are worth the benefit of reaching European investors.

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