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Investment Management News Update – January 2019

The Investment Management News Updates: an overview in which our Investment Management Team highlights recent developments.

Mon A(I)SBL, cette entreprise : une refonte juridique

Loyens & Loeff publications

  • Response of Loyens & Loeff to the Dutch legislative consultation implementation act amendment fourth anti-money laundering directive (the Netherlands). We submitted a response (in Dutch only) to the legislative consultation implementation act amending fourth anti-money laundering directive (Implementatiewet wijziging vierde anti-witwasrichtlijn). Click here to read this response
  • Luxembourg register of beneficial owners: impact on Luxembourg management companies and investment vehicles (Luxembourg). The law dated 13 January 2019 establishing a register of beneficial owners transposes article 30 of the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, as amended by the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The Law creates a register of beneficial owners in which the ultimate beneficial owners of companies and other Luxembourg legal entities need to be identified. The Law will enter into force on 1st March 2019 and companies in scope have six months to comply. Click here to read our brochure
  • Brexit – what to expect for data protection. In this Brexit blog, we discuss some of the possible consequences in the field of data protection and privacy following Brexit on 29 March 2019. Click here to read this blog


EC news item: Towards a more sustainable Europe by 2030 and Brexit preparedness, includes link to publication of adopted texts,  Click here for overview adopted texts, including amongst others:

  • OTC Derivatives Transactions (C(2019)793)
  • Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (C(2019)793)
  • Pre- and post-trade transparency requirements (MiFIR) (C(2019)793)
  • Market Abuse Regulation (C(2019)794)


Publication of parliamentary documents (in Dutch only): Wijziging van de Wet op het financieel toezicht en enige andere wetten op het terrein van de financiële markten (Wijzigingswet financiële markten 2019), 15.01.2019:

Anti Money Laundering


  • Publication Court (Rechtbank) Amsterdam. Investment fraud, scams, habitual money laundering and forgery. The defendant is convicted of co-perpetrating habitual money laundering, committed by a legal entity (in Dutch only) Click here & Click here & Click here, 29.01.2019

Data Protection & Privacy Updates

  • For updates on the GDPR, please visit the GDPR webpage of the Loyens & Loeff Data Protection and Privacy Team.


  • Should you require any assistance in the field of Investment Management, please contact your trusted adviser of our Investment Management Team.


Although this publication has been compiled with great care, Loyens & Loeff N.V. and all other entities, partnerships, persons and practices trading under the name  'Loyens & Loeff', cannot accept any liability for the consequences of making use of this issue without their cooperation. The information provided is intended as general information and cannot be regarded as advice.