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Half a decade past yet AIFMD Reporting Requirements are still sprouting to Fund Houses!

11/07/2020 ||By: Charles A

ESMA has transformed the way the investment fund sector is regulated with AIFMD reporting requirements every year for better transparency over six years now. ESMA has come with new requirements every year for the investment industry, and it had made a significance on all the fund houses to follow AIFMD requirements that evolved for the […]

Decoding the AIFMD for the Netherlands

12/24/2019 ||By: eu_admin

Any new financial legislation introduced by the government can disrupt the harmonious functioning of a business. The legislation on financial reporting is capable of even throwing key decision-makers off their game in terms of compliance and being on the right side of the law. It is important to understand the processes and procedures that you […]

European Commission proposes to clarify the meaning of pre-marketing under AIFMD

08/10/2018 ||By: Amruth

In March 2018, the European Commission released a proposal to amend the AIFM directive in order to provide further clarity as to what constitutes pre-marketing. The proposal, if accepted, should be adopted in May 2019, and should then be implemented into national legislative frameworks by May 2021. Here are some highlights of the changes that […]

The ESMA Mandate: Impact of iXBRL and ESEF for listed companies in the EU

05/16/2018 ||By: Shabeer

Digitisation is the norm everywhere; including the agenda from European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), pushing for better utilisation of technology in reporting and compliance. The goal being to ensure listed companies within the EU are preparing their annual financial reports in a unified electronic reporting format. The ESMA has unveiled the first details of […]

Why CFOs should care about AIFMD

04/27/2018 ||By: Charles A

Hedge funds, private equity firms, real estate, and other investment funds have a historical track record of providing clients with significant returns on investment, over an extended period of time. While they have been great investment options, they traditionally did not have the same reporting and compliance regulations as publicly traded companies. However, much of […]

AIFMD – the Brexit effect

01/29/2018 ||By: Charles A

Fund managers are waiting for bated breath as Brexit negotiations continue – what will affect fund status very much depends on whether the UK government can achieve the hard Brexit it initially proposed. Politically, this looks increasingly difficult to deliver, as industry bodies push to retain access to the single market, with all its benefits. […]

AIFMD – managing liquidity risks

12/19/2017 ||By: Nandini J

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) places a requirement on fund managers to estimate their liquidity and report it to the various regulatory bodies that affect them. Fund managers are also affected by the SEC’s Rule 22e-4, which was introduced in October 2016. While it mainly affects funds domiciled in the US, such as […]

AIFMD – ESMA Warns of Risks With ICOs

11/06/2017 ||By: Prakash R

In mid-November, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued two statements on initial coin offerings (ICOs), one on the risks of ICOs for investors and one on the rules applicable to firms involved in ICOs. ICOS have become widespread around the globe, including Europe, recently and are growing fast. An ICO, also known as […]

AIFMD Implementation Challenges: PART 4

04/05/2017 ||By: Charles A

Since the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) (2011/61/EC) went into effect on 21st July 2011, Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) (i.e. hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, and institutional funds) have faced a number of significant operational and implementation challenges. PART 1 of this blog identified appointment of a third party depositary […]

AIFMD Implementation Challenges: PART 3

04/03/2017 ||By: Charles A

Since the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) (2011/61/EC) went into effect on 21st July 2011, Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) (i.e. hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, and institutional funds) have faced a number of significant operational and implementation challenges. PART 1 identified appointment of a third party depositary and data management […]

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