UCITS V Depositary Functions

  Key Differences with UCITS IV and Similarities with AIFMD   The undertakings for the collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) are investments funds regulated in the European Union (EU) Member States. On the 23rd July 2014, the EU adopted Directive...

Blackstone in the news

BlackStone Energy Partners has made a capital commitment of up to $800 million in Tamarind Energy, a new E&P company.  Tamarind will focus on growing production and reserves from producing oil & gas fields, developing discoveries and capturing exploration...

AIFMD Update for Non-EU Managers

AIFMD: 22 July 2014 Deadline Consideration for Non-EU Managers Introduction The EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) introduces a new regulatory regime for alternative investment fund managers (“AIFM”) managing and or marketing alternative...

The promise of honey without the sting

Any investor worth their salt will only be concerned with two things; a return on their investment and the risk associated with it. As anyone will tell you, Nigeria is a country of great investment opportunities wherever you look so why isn’ t the investment...

Why good business ideas fail

The most worrying outcome for any business owner is failure; it means a loss of capital, time, effort and an unrealised dream.  In many cases, this initial capital is a combination of lifetime savings, money borrowed from family members or  bank loans.  The...