The pace of regulatory change in financial services and investment funds is unprecedented, with increasing involvement of regulators in the EU and elsewhere
At the same time new technology, markets and customers offers innovative companies great opportunities for growth.
Financial services businesses need to constantly review and revise their practices and procedures to meet the challenges of this evolving landscape. We make it our business to be at the forefront of anticipating and understanding these changes so that we can guide and support you through them.
Investment funds are developing new investment strategies, structures and technological processes to widen their access to larger pools of investors. Our team advises both authorised and unauthorised funds located both onshore and offshore. This expertise for clients is increasingly important as the boundaries between authorised and alternative funds have become blurred with the implementation of new regulations.
Our client expertise ranges from international institutions to independent firms and senior executives. They include:
- commercial and private banks
- non-bank lenders and credit providers
- investment funds
- investment and asset managers
- family offices
- advisers and intermediaries
- insurance companies
- wholesale trading and markets entities.
In addition to helping you with your regulatory and legal issues, we are focused on advising on transactional and strategic matters. This includes advising you on contentious matters where you are dealing with regulatory and investigations, helping to protect your business and client relationships.
Meet the team
Taxation of asset holding companies in alternative fund structures - draft legislation published
The draft legislation is in respect of the much anticipated new regime for asset holding companies.
Investment funds: A guide to marketing foreign funds in the Middle East
Our Charles Russell Speechlys funds team based in the GCC region, the UK and Luxembourg has created a guide to marketing foreign funds.
Africa Global Funds Webinar: Due Diligence for PE Funds in Africa
Victoria Younghusband joined the panel discussing the challenges around due diligence for funds in Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys bolsters funds capabilities with the hire of Edyta Brozyniak as Partner
Edyta advises on fund formation of private equity and venture capital funds, co-investments, and investor negotiations.
Charles Russell Speechlys Africa Team advises Ascent Rift Valley Fund II
ARVF II will invest equity in leading small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Eastern Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Waverton on acquisition of Cornerstone Asset Management
Established in July 2010 and with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Cornerstone offers wealth management and financial planning advice.
InvestAfrica: Checking in or Checking out? Financing Africa’s Hotels in 2021
The discussion examined the strategies investors and financial institutions can implement to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
Charles Russell Speechlys continues international expansion with the hire of four new partners
We are delighted to announce the hire of four new partners across four of our offices.
Jessica Arrol Caws
FCA reminds firms that the fight against market abuse continues during lockdown – can you demonstrate that your policies are fit for purpose in a home working environment?
The fight against market abuse continues during lockdown – can you demonstrate that your policies are fit for purpose?
Public Company Update - November 2020
The November 2020 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) reporting
We take a closer a look at delays to ESEF electronic annual financial reporting implementation.
Climate-related financial disclosures for premium listed commercial companies
Reviewing the UK Government’s Green Finance Strategy and its proposals for a new climate-related disclosure rule for premium listed issuers.
Jessica Arrol Caws
Adams v Carey - What does this mean for SIPP providers?
Jessica Arrol explores the case of Adams v Carey, and analyses what it means for SIPP providers?
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the founder of Global Technical Realty on USD$1bn investment by KKR
We advised the founder and CEO of GTR, and his management team on an initial USD$1bn investment by a global investment firm.
FCA two year supervision strategy
In April 2019, the FCA sent a Dear CEO Letter to wholesale market broking firms, committing to taking a “tough stance”...
Property Week feature Melville Rodrigues’ lead role in the proposed new Professional Investor Fund
Financing arrangements: the impact of COVID-19 for borrowers
Considering the short and longer term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on financing arrangements.
Considerations for Financial Services firms in relation to COVID-19
What considerations do Financial Services firms need to make in relation to to coronavirus?
The Financial Times, IPE Real Assets and Tech Register cover Melville Rodrigues’ lead role in the proposed new Professional Investor Fund
Brexit and Financial Services – After the Transition Period
What will happen after the transition period?