New U.K. LTAF, Updated E.U. Marketing Regulations and Trends in the Middle Eastern Private Funds Industry (Part Two of Two)

With Brexit in the rearview mirror, the U.K. and the E.U. are charting their own paths forward for bolstering the private funds industry. The U.K. has authorized a long-term asset fund meant to support the growth of hybrid funds and facilitate investment therein by pension schemes. Alternatively, the E.U. has updated its marketing rules, both for traditional funds and for reporting in connection with environmental, social and governance funds. This two-part series summarizes relevant takeaways from a recent panel featuring Morgan Lewis attorneys Simon Currie and Ayman A. Khaleq. This second article reviews recent regulatory developments in the U.K. and the E.U., as well as general industry trends in the Middle East. The first article explored trends, key purchase agreement terms and other structuring considerations in secondary transactions and co‑investments. See our two-part series: “Current Status of Brexit and Overcoming Cross‑Border Marketing Obstacles It Introduces” (Nov. 4, 2021); and “Various Areas of Regulatory Divergence Between the U.K. and E.U. Caused by Brexit” (Nov. 18, 2021).

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