We provide services to a diverse range of clients in the retail funds sector. Our experience and expertise extends to OEICS, UCITS, NURS, PAIFS and FAIFS, as we see regulated fund structures become increasingly popular. As a growing sector that is becoming rapidly more sophisticated, regulated funds have become an area of increased regulatory focus. We understand the challenges faced by fund management firms and their retail funds business through working closely with them. Our clients in this area include scheme operators, fund managers, advisers and administrators across a range of regulated funds including OEICS, UCITS, NURS and other more specialised funds such as PAIFS.
Increasingly we assist clients in having their overseas domiciled schemes recognised within the UK under section 264 of FSMA. We have extensive hands-on experience in preparing fund managers for FCA authorisation and project managing this process, as well as providing ongoing compliance support, advice and assistance post authorisation. We can also undertake independent compliance monitoring against relevant FCA requirements, such as the Collective Investment Schemes Sourcebook.
We work in partnership with our clients to provide as much or as little assistance as needed in relation to their retail funds business and to make them aware of relevant regulatory updates. We actively monitor changes and developments in this sector and advise our clients on both FCA developments and European Directives which may affect their business strategy. We have assisted and advised our clients on the regulatory issues and practical implications of recent AIFMD developments and the upcoming UCITS IV Directive.