Europe’s securities watchdog has recommended extending certain EU passporting rights to alternative fund managers in four Asian markets. But questions need answering and delays are expected.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Investors expect every step in the fund transaction processing lifecycle to be robust and transparent. But is this possible?
A decision on giving Asian alternative managers access to Europe via passporting has been delayed. But managers' response has been muted thanks to their success in accessing Europe via alternative routes.
Only a handful of Asia-based alternatives managers applied for a licence to market funds in the UK last year, new data reveals, as they wait for the EU to finalise regulations. But US managers are still keen on Britain.
A European bank regulator's proposals to curb shadow banking have been criticised over the extent to which they could be applied to EU-based asset management firms.
Luxembourg-based private equity manager Royalton Partners is not the first to offer a third-party platform for marketing PE funds in Europe under AIFMD, but it says the service is different from others.