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CSSF clarifies for the opening of cash accounts in relation to Luxembourg AIFs
On 18 October 2022, the Luxembourg’s Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published a communication providing clarification regarding eligible entities for the opening of cash accounts in relation to the alternative investment funds.
Luxembourg regulator updates its FAQ on the AML/CFT RC report
On 25 August 2022, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier published its updated FAQ on the AML/CFT RC Report for supervised Luxembourg Investment Funds and Luxembourg Investment Fund Managers, in relation to the completion and transmission of the AML/CFT compliance officer’s summary report.
CSSF issues updated FAQs on Capital Risk Fund
On 10 June 2022, Luxembourg’s Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published updated frequent asked questions (FAQ) on the regulated société d’investissement en capital à risque, a specialised investment company whose exclusive purpose is to invest in risk capital.
CSSF issues circular on UCI administrator developments and requirements
On 16 May 2022, Luxembourg’s Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), taking into consideration the growth in the field of UCI administration, released Circular 22/811 confirming administrative practice and requirements concerning governance and internal organisation.
CSSF issues FAQ on the AML/CFT compliance officers’ summary report
On 18 March 2022, Luxembourg’s Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) issued frequently asked questions and answers (FAQ) in relation to the content, findings and transmission of the AML/CFT compliance officer’s summary report, as defined in Article 42 (6) and 42 (7) of the CSSF Regulation No 12-02 of 14 December 2012 on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CFT), as amended.
CSSF alert on the restrictive measures of the EU in response to the current situation in Ukraine
On 1 March 2022, Luxembourg’s Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published a circular letter, drawing the attention of the professionals of the financial sector subject to its supervision to the restrictive measures decided by the European Union in response to the current situation in Ukraine and in particular to those that were adopted and entered into force on 23, 25, and 28 February 2022, as well as to those which will be taken by the EU in the future.
CSSF published a white paper on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DTL)
On 21 January 2022, Luxembourg’s Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published a non-binding document, a “white paper”, aiming to guide interested professionals in the conduct of their due diligence process related to the Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and its use in the provision of services in the Luxembourg financial sector.
CSSF advises on the improvement of Risk-Based Supervision
On 22 December 2021, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published Circulars 21/788, 21/789 and 21/790 aiming to improve the Risk-Based Supervision of the CSSF, for prudential and AML/CFT purposes regarding investment fund managers (IFMs) and undertakings for collective investment (UCIs).
ESMA issues technical standards for the new European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business regulation regime; new regime officially in force
The snappily titled “European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business” regulation (EU) 2020/1503 (ECSP Regulation) was published on 20 October 2020 seeks to provide a harmonised regime across the EU/EEA for the provision of investment-based and lending-based crowdfunding services related to business financing. The key measures of the regulation, as outlined below, will enter into practical effect from 10 November 2022 following expiry of a one-year grace period from the official coming into force date of 10 November 2021.
CSSF updates FAQs on the possession of ancillary liquid assets by UCITS
On 3 November 2021, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published updated FAQs with information on the holding of ancillary liquid assets by UCITS as per article 41 (2) (b) of the Law of 17 December 2010, see here.
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