August 14, 2017 - Regulatory Updates
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be directly applicable in the UK and create additional obligations to firms alongside the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). It is important that firms understand their new obligations under GDPR, which will take effect on 25 May 2018. Although the UK is leaving the European Union, the government has confirmed that Brexit will not affect its implementation.
Manchester-based Sigma Capital Group mandate Lawson Conner Group for the provision of AIFM and compliance services
June 1, 2017 - Firm News
Sigma Capital Group, one of the leading providers of PRS properties in the UK is the latest company to mandate Lawson Conner Group for the provision of AIFM and compliance services. Lawson Conner's affiliate G10 Capital will act as AIFM to the £250m initial public offering of a new REIT concentrated on the private renting sector. The HCA has supported the issue with a direct investment in the company of up to £25m
April 24, 2017 - Firm News
Gerhard Grueter of Lawson Conner was recently featured in the London School of Economics "Business Review" discussing entry strategies for FinTech companies into regulated markets. The total value of global investment in fintech in 2016 was £25.1 billion, which represents a rise of more than 50 per cent in just one year, and a sevenfold increase in just four years. There is no reason to believe that this significant growth will slow in any way in the coming years.
April 20, 2017 - Regulatory Updates
As part of their regular updates the FCA has published its business plan and risk outlook. The documents are very helpful as they give guidance about the FCA's regulatory focus and objectives going forward.
March 29, 2017 - Firm News
The Lawson Conner Group continues to examine the best ways to use technology throughout the firm. We are always seeking to improve workflows and processes, improving client interaction, increasing staff efficiency and reducing client input.