MiFID II 90 days and counting…

MiFID II 90 days and counting…

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Nick Bayley, Duff & Phelps

By Nick Bayley (pictured), Duff & Phelps – With less than three months until the introduction of MiFID II, in some parts of the industry there is a palpable sense of panic as the deadline looms. Following the 20 September speech by FCA Enforcement chief Mark Steward, firms can take some comfort that the FCA will not immediately enforce MiFIDII in its entirety, provided firms can demonstrate that they have taken “sufficient steps to meet the new obligations”.

Brookfield to acquire Center Coast Capital Holdings

Brookfield to acquire Center Coast Capital Holdings

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Brookfield Asset Management’s Public Securities Group is to acquire Center Coast Capital Holdings,, an affiliate of Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP (“CCC”), a Houston-based SEC-registered investment adviser focusing on energy infrastructure investments, including master limited partnerships (MLPs), with over USD4 billion in assets under management. 

Victor Capital Partners backs PrimaLoft

Victor Capital Partners backs PrimaLoft

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PrimaLoft, a materials science company specialising in advanced branded technical products including insulation, fabric, and yarn for outdoor, fashion, and other industries, has completed  a management-led transaction to recapitalise the business.