Monthly Newsletter 2020

 

Welcome to the AREF Newsletter, this gives you a snapshot of the work we have been doing throughout August.

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer, weather you've been in the UK or further a field, and of course we hope you are all keeping safe and healthy.

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'FutureGen Connect' - our digital networking solution

With the recent Covid-19 crisis and the move to working from home, we realise that important networking opportunities have been put on hold. We have therefore launched 'FutureGen Connect' - offering our FutureGen Network the opportunity to expand their network digitally.

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The FCA's property plans make the case for open-ended funds stronger

This article from Paul Richards was featured in CityWire Wealth Manager this month, it explores ways in which the property fund sector can continue to provide long-term investment opportunities.

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News

01 Sep 2020
EU consultation on ESG disclosure 

This will directly affect managers regulated under the EU AIFMD and indirectly affect EU insurance companies and occupational pension schemes that are major investors into ...

News Article
28 Aug 2020
Final Response to ESMA’s consultation on guidelines on AIFMD Article 25

Click to view AREF's response to this consultation.

News Article
28 Aug 2020
New Articles in the Information Hub

View the new articles posted on the Info hub, including turnover rents, CVAs, and Gov. assistance available to businesses.

News Article
28 Aug 2020
New Member - September 2020

We are delighted to welcome Carbon Intelligence who has joined as an Affiliate Member from 1st September 2020.

News Article
27 Aug 2020
Mourant announced as sponsor of research paper

We are delighted to announce that Mourant is the sole sponsor for the 'Capital Trends & Investor Makeup' (Past, Present & Future) Research Paper and online launch event.

News Article
24 Aug 2020
Volunteers wanted for the ESG & Impact Investing Committee

The Committee are looking for volunteers with experience in Investment House Sustainability. 

News Article
21 Aug 2020
ESMA recommendations on changes to AIFMD

ESMA published a letter to the EU Commission proposing changes as part of the upcoming review of the AIFMD. Two sections are particularly relevant to AREF members.

News Article
21 Aug 2020
Final response to HMT/UK Statistics Authority’s RPI Reforms Consultation

Click to view AREF's response to this consultation.

Consultation Response
20 Aug 2020
IA Brexit update - No deal issues

This update includes a summary of the main points from the ESMA letter to the EU Commission.

News Article
03 Aug 2020
FCA consultation: Liquidity mismatch in authorised open-ended property funds

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Active Consultation

Our online events!

Gain some valuable hours of CPD whilst working from home! View our selection of previously filmed events which cover a range of subjects that remain highly topical, including the very popular Social Impact Investing events

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Upcoming Events

11 Sep 2020 London
Members meeting – FCA CP20/15 Liquidity mismatch in authorised open-ended property funds
Member Call
24 Sep 2020 London
Investor Webinar - in association with Real Estate Investors' Forum and PropertyMatch
Webinar
30 Sep 2020 London
AREF FutureGen Network Educational Series - Event 1: Investment Management sponsored by Carey Olsen
FutureGen event

 

 

Committee Updates

01 Sep 2020
Corporate Governance Committee - Update

The committee is working on: Incorporating Guiding Principles into the AREF Code of Practice for 2020. Click for more info.

Committee Update
26 Aug 2020
Education & Training Committee - Update

The committee is working on: Delivering an events programme for 2020/ 2021. Click for more info.

Committee Update
01 Sep 2020
ESG & Impact Investing Committee - Update

The committee is working on ESG metrics reporting. Updates to AREF's Code. Social Impact Investing events. TCFD reporting requirements. Click for more info.

Committee Update
26 Aug 2020
FutureGen Committee - Update

The committee has written a whitepaper looking at young professionals' views about working remotely during and after the crisis. The Committee are working on the Educationa...

Committee Update
24 Jul 2020
Investor Committee - Update

Currently looking at: LGPS Pooling; ESG metrics; BREXIT; and secondary market trading. Also assisting AREF on a paper for investors. Click for more info.

Committee Update
01 Sep 2020
Public Affairs Committee - Update

The Committee is looking at fund liquidity management, Brexit, and the Professional Investor Fund. Click for more info.

Committee Update
01 Sep 2020
Research & Information - Update

The Committee is assessing MSCI’s proposal to change the methodology for index calculations. Also it is commissioning a research project for 2020. Click for more info.

Committee Update
01 Sep 2020
Retail Funds Committee - Update

The Committee is considering the impact of FCA PS19/24, fund liquidity, retail funds index and availability of PAIFs on platforms. Click for more info.

Committee Update
28 Aug 2020
Tax Committee - Update

The Committee is liaising with HMRC on draft guidance on NRCGT, and requirements the 'Making Tax Digital' initiative, as well as tax measures in the Spring Budget. Click ...

Committee Update

 

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