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Much-publicized regulatory change failed to materialize, but game-changing tax reform gathered pace. Claire Wilson reviews the impact of 2017 on private fund management operations

Guernsey to implement GDPR equivalent

The Channel Islands fund hub is aiming to keep pace with EU regulatory change, according to law firm Carey Olsen.

SEC to focus on retail investors in 2018 – Proskauer

The US regulator’s spotlight on ‘Main Street investors’ means private funds enforcement will focus on retail investors with access to non-public investments, according to the law firm.

‘Delegation is not dead’, says Luxembourg regulator

Some delegation will still be allowed if there is a hard or ‘no-deal’ Brexit, the CSSF’s international affairs counsel says.

SocGen: The future of PE is retail

Retail investors looking for better yields in a regulated market will increasingly look to private equity, says Société Générale’s head of regulation in Luxembourg.

What to expect in 2018

Technology is set to eat up a larger proportion of the compliance budget, with cybersecurity a key focus, says Venkat Rao of EisnerAmper

UK’s SMRC to boost hiring in PE firms

The UK’s senior manager regime may lead to an increase in headcount, says one general counsel.

Passports low priority for European Commission

Policymakers are focused instead on establishing a smoother-running single market, according to Sven Gentner, head of asset management at the EC.

New Irish PE law will take a year

Government investment fund says the limited partnership has not been a ’roaring success’ in the country.

ICYMI: Regulation watch for Dec/Jan

The SEC appoints its OCIE head and the FCA and ESMA disagree over delegation rules.