Will no doubt become the first point of reference for practitioners as well as academics" - Journal of International This work provides legal analysis and practical advice on the law and regulation relating to investment management in the United Kingdom. This edition incorporates the changes to the regulatory regime introduced by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), including the associated amendments to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, and examines the post- MiFID regulatory structure. Jurisdiction: International
Introduction to asset management. The legal nature of the client services relationship. Authorisation MiFID and UCITS III. Taking on customers. The management contract. Trade implementation. Settlement and custody. Investment management and fiduciary duties. Internal compliance. Hedge funds and market conduct. Regulated collected investment schemes. Hedge fund structure. Hedge fund leverage. Hedge funds and the FSA. Closed ended funds. Private equity funds. Shariah compliant investment. Occupational pension schemes. Real estate funds. US Regulation of managed futures: Commodity trading advisers and commodity pools. US regulation of investment management. US approach to fiduciary duties. Investment management in France. Investment management in Germany. Investment management in Luxembourg. Investment management in Ireland. Investment management in Hong Kong. Appendices.