The Impact of MiFID II on Private Equity Fund Managers

The Impact of MiFID II on Private Equity Fund Managers

With less than one month to go before MiFID II becomes effective, private equity fund managers should take a moment to reconsider whether they are fully prepared. While MiFID II directly regulates only investment firms and other firms providing MiFID services, it may also have an immediate impact on European, and even non-European, PE fund managers.

Hedge Fund Administration Survey

HEDGE FUND ADMINISTRATION SURVEY 2017

Apex listed as global outperformer for fourth year running in Global Custodian Hedge Fund Administration Survey. The survey looks at changes in perception among hedge fund administration clients and rates administrators based on client feedback.

EuVECA regime extended to attract VC funds

EuVECA regime extended to attract VC funds

The EU’s European venture capital funds (EuVECA) regime and European social entrepreneurship funds (EuSEF), has been revamped  recently  to make it more attractive to genuine VC firms. The EuVECA regulation allows venture capitalists to market their funds to investors across the EU through a voluntary EU-wide passport without having to meet all the demands of the AIFM Directive.

HFM Special Report

DEFENDING A FUND – HFM SPECIAL REPORT ON GOVERNANCE

Nitin Khanapurkar, Global Head of Governance, Apex Fund Services, in an interview with HFM discusses an administrator’s lines of defence for funds. HFMWeek (HFM):   What are the key lines of defence for funds? Nitin Khanapurkar (NK): From an administrator’s standpoint, ensuring the protection of its clients is best addressed via a three-pronged approach. The first…

Apex Press Release

APEX OFFICIALLY RECEIVES ADGM LICENSE

September 8, 2017: Abu Dhabi: Apex Fund Services (“Apex”)receives official approval and licensing from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (“AGDM”). Global independent fund administrator, Apex Fund Services, has become one of the first administrators to receive approval to carry out Regulated Activity in the jurisdiction. Over the past year, Apex…

Risk game

2017 GUIDE TO SETTING UP AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUND

The ‘plug and play’ fund solution, interview with  Andrew Frost, Director, Investment Management Solutions at Lawson Conner Typically there are three options for managing external money: using managed accounts, setting up a dedicated fund structure or launching a fund on a regulated fund platform. The latter is best thought of as a halfway house option…