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  • Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)
    The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive global industry group specialists at Deloitte understand the multiple and diverse challenges linked to the implementation of the AIFMD.
  • CFO services
    Deloitte CFO services combines all of Deloitte’s capabilities to help CFOs improve in the multiple roles they play - from reporting and controls to finance operations or strategy and execution - and address the challenges their finance functions faces.
  • Circular CSSF 12/552 on central administration, internal governance and risk management in banks and investment firms
    This Circular applies to all Luxembourg credit institutions and investment firms, as well as to Luxembourg branches of credit institutions and investment firms whose country of origin is outside the European Economic Area on an individual and consolidated basis.
  • CSSF Circular 12/544 - Towards a risk-based supervision of the "Support PSF"
    Several years ago, the status of Support PSF was created in Luxembourg law in order to guarantee an appropriate level of high-quality organisation in companies offering operational and technical services to financial professionals.
  • European banking union
    The European Commission has published, on 12 September 2012, its proposals for a single supervisory mechanism (SSM), a key element of the proposed banking union ("the Union").
  • European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
    The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has been designed to reduce the counterparty risk of OTC derivative markets and to increase transparency within the markets.
  • Family Office - A new opportunity for Luxembourg
    This page aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the Family Office Industry including the latest regulatory updates, market trends, the main market players as well as the key issues for these players regarding the Family Office business.
  • Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)
    Following the ECOFIN meetings held on 9 October and 13 November 2012, the EU Commission envisages to introduce a FTT amongst a subset of EU Member States and a new draft directive is expected to be released shortly.
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
    The US Treasury Department and IRS recently released nearly 400 pages of proposed regulations that detail their plans to implement the FATCA, which becomes effective on 1 January 2013.
  • IMD II & PRIPs
    The proposals published by the European Commission on 3 July 2012 introduce rules aimed at levelling the playing field for the sale and disclosure of insurance and retail investment products, so as to strengthen consumer protection.
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    IFRSs are now becoming the common language for financial reporting. Many companies underestimate the impact of these principles-based standards on the reporting of their complex transactions, and their need to stay up to date on the constant evolution of IFRSs.
  • Key Investor Information Document (KIID)
    The UCITS IV Directive sets out the framework for the KIID, a stand-alone, pre-contractual, 2-page document containing the essential features of the fund and is to be systematically provided to investors before they decide to invest.
  • MiFID II
    The European Commission released in October 2011 its proposal to amend and extend the Markets in Financial Instrument Directive (MiFID), referred to as MIFID II. Deloitte Luxembourg can help you understand and assess potential impacts that MiFID II will have on your business.
  • New risk management requirements for SIF
    SIF are now required to comply with tighter risk management and conflict of interest requirements. The CSSF Regulation 12-01 introduced implementing measures regarding Article 42bis of the amended Law of 13 February 2007 on Specialised Investment Funds.
  • Solvency II
    Following the ECOFIN meetings held on 9 Solvency II is the new solvency regime for all EU insurers and reinsurers. It aims to implement solvency requirements that better reflect the risks that companies face and deliver a supervisory system that is consistent across all member states.
  • UCITS IV – Liquidity risk measurement
    Under UCITS IV, for the first time, UCITS must explicitly address liquidity risk, going beyond the cover rules set forth in previous UCITS regulation. However, neither detailed regulatory guidelines nor meaningful and recognised market practices have emerged.
  • UCITS V - Seize the evolution
    The European Commission published on July 3rd a proposal for regulations and administrative provisions in respect of depositary functions, remuneration policies and sanctions related to UCITS.
  • UCITS VI - New consultations on UCITS
    The latest European Commission’s consultation paper on product rules, liquidity management, depositary, money market funds and long-term investments, demonstrates the on-going regulatory scrutiny and is paving the way for further improvements of the UCITS framework.
  • Withholding tax reclaims - Aberdeen/Santander case
    Dividend and interest payments obtained by Luxembourg domiciled investment funds, i.e. FCP or SICAV from other European member states could be subject to domestic withholding tax levied on outward dividends or interest, unless provided otherwise by a double tax treaty.

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  • Accounting Directive 2013/34/EU via draft Law 6718 - 19/09/2014
    The Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements was published on 29 June 2013 in the Official Journal of the European Union.
  • Pathfinder - Deloitte monthly regulatory update - August 2014
    AIFMD. CRR. EMIR. UCITS V. Supervisory reporting. Payment Accounts Directive. SSM. Capital Requirements Regulation...
  • Pathfinder - Deloitte monthly regulatory update - July 2014
    AIFM. AML. CRD IV / CRR. CSD. Depositary Banks. EMIR. Immobilisation of bearer shares. Insurance brokerage. Reinsurance. SRM. Solvency II. UCITS V.



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