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The Finish Line: CSA Publishes Proposed Amendments in Final Phase of Modernization of Investment Fund Product Regulation

Posted in Amendments, Closed-End Funds, CSA, Investment Funds, Mutual Funds

On September 22, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) published CSA Notice and Request for Comment – Modernization of Investment Fund Product Regulation – Alternative Funds (the “Proposed Amendments”).  The Proposed Amendments represent the final phase of the CSA’s ongoing policy work to modernize investment fund product regulation in Canada (the “Modernization Project”).  While primarily aimed at the development of a more comprehensive regulatory framework for commodity pool mutual funds that are currently governed by National Instrument 81-104 – Commodity Pools (“NI 81-104”), if adopted, the Proposed Amendments will also have a meaningful impact on other types of mutual … Continue Reading

Investment Fund Amendments Would Bring Sweeping Changes to Closed-End Fund Regime

Posted in Amendments, Closed-End Funds, Continuous and Timely Disclosure, CSA, Investment Funds, Mutual Funds

 Recently, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released proposed amendments (CSA Proposal) to National Instrument 81-102 – Mutual Funds (NI 81-102) that would impose on closed-end funds certain investment restrictions and operational requirements that currently apply only to conventional mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The CSA Proposal* is likely to be of great interest to managers of closed-end funds, as well as to the entire investment fund community.

In conjunction with the CSA Proposal, the CSA plans to create a comprehensive framework for “alternative funds” through amendments to National Instrument 81-104 – Commodity Pools (NI 81-104). This “Alternative Funds … Continue Reading