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Funds, Flows & Facts: July 2017

The first quarter of 2017 was characterised by gains in Eurozone, global and UK equities. In the Eurozone, the PMI reached a six year high in March and inflation increased. Political worries in Europe were less of a concern with fears of far-right election victories in both France and the Netherlands receding. The quarter also saw positive returns in the credit space in line with equities.

The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017

The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (the “Act”) became active on 9 June 2017 and transposes the EU Accounting Directive 2013/34/EU into Irish law. The main objective of the Act is to make the financial reporting and filing obligations of smaller companies less onerous. The Act impacts funds established as UCITS/AIFMD compliant investment companies (collectively “Investment […]

An Overview of MiFID II

Introduction The first Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID I”) became effective on 1 November 2007. It introduced a number of items including the MiFID passport, client categorisation requirements, client order handling requirements, pre and post trade transparency requirements and requirements relating to investment firms ensuring that clients receive best execution. MiFID II will come […]

CP86 – A Comprehensive Overview

Introduction On December 19th 2016, the Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”) published the final guidance on consultation paper 86 (“CP86”). CP86 addresses the effectiveness of Fund Management Companies (“FMCs”). The process commenced in September 2014 with the publication of the first of three consultations on this topic. The objective of CP86 is to introduce initiatives […]

Section 110 Companies Legislative Amendment – September 2016

Background on Section 110 Companies Section 110 of the Irish Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 provides advantageous tax treatment for Irish SPVs that meet the “qualifying companies” requirements. Section 110 companies are widely used by non-UCITS funds. “Qualifying companies” must: Be resident in Ireland for tax purposes Acquire, hold or manage “qualifying assets” Carry out a […]