• MiFID II - Time to take action

    Markets in Financial Instruments Directives (MiFID II) will bring about fundamental changes to distribution of wealth and asset management products and services in the EU. Relationships will change, and the winners will be those who adapt their strategies and have the operational capability to respond effectively to the new environment.

  • Infrastructure 2014: shaping the competitive city

    In this year’s report, we surveyed global real estate and civic leaders about the role infrastructure plays in the quest for community growth and development.

  • Valuation on the radar

    Alternative asset managers are increasingly facing opportunites, challenges and constraints in the light of rising regulations such as the AIFMD.

  • FSO Alert: European Parliament endorses MiFID II package

    On 15 April 2014, the European Parliament voted to endorse the upgrade of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). Under MiFID II, financial services firms, including banks and investment firms, need to rethink their product governance, distribution and financial markets activities.

  • FSO Alert: PRIIPs KID endorsed by European Parliament

    On 1 April 2014, the European institutions reached an agreement on the Key Information Document (KID) which must be given to retail investors before they invest in packaged investment products. The KID represents a significant challenge for both product manufacturers and distributors, including banks, investment firms, insurance undertakings and asset managers.

  • FSO Alert: EU to regulate securities financing transactions - Repos, securities lending and rehypothecation

    In January 2014, the European Commission issued a Proposal for a Regulation on reporting and transparency of securities financing transactions (SFTs). The proposed regulation lays down EMIR-like rules on the reporting of SFTs to trade repositories, additional transparency requirements the use of SFTs by investment funds, and minimum conditions to be met when financial instruments are rehypothecated.

  • Do you really know how your Private Equity or Real Estate entities are impacted by FATCA?

    HIRE Act, that includes FATCA requirements has been adopted in the United States on 18 March 2010. FATCA introduces a complex framework in terms of client identification, entity classification, reporting to the IRS, and US tax withholding, in order to combat tax evasion by US persons.

  • The Luxembourg Financial Connection - Issue 21

    EY’s newsletter on regulatory, leading practices and market developments in the financial services industry from a Luxembourg perspective - including eight articles and covering over 100 new developments.

  • Good Real Estate Group (International) Limited 2013

    Read the latest illustrative set of consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

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