AIFMD

Three years on: Where are we now with the AIFMD?

The AIFMD has been in place for three years but has struggled in its goal of creating a harmonised regulatory


France and Hong Kong sign MoU on mutual fund recognition

Regulators agree cooperative framework for retail investors in both markets

Luxembourg ‘Raif’ funds hit 26 since July launch

Unregulated vehicle not yet seeing activity associated with regulated rivals



Ireland to remove ‘L-Qiaif’ restrictions

CBI loosens restrictions for loan-originating strategies


National regulators slam Esma’s AIFMD extension stance

AMF and CSSF hit out at third country passport extension plans


AIFMD passport: What it means for the US, Asia and Brexit

Lawyers predict weak US demand for European marketing regime


Esma backs passport extension to nine non-EU countries

Further assessment work required for Cayman regime before offering ‘definitive advice’ on offshore jurisdiction


Luxembourg passes Raif bill

Vehicle requires no regulatory authorisation, approval or supervision at fund level


Concern mounts over Cayman’s AIFMD passport prospects

Experts suggest political motives could impact Esma decision following Panama Papers and Brexit


Will UK AIFMs need a depositary after Brexit?

Managers with non-EU funds could face a lighter regime


Appleby hires ex-Citco director as Cayman partner

Law firm appoints former Intertrust senior VP Alex Brainis as partner 


Esma eases AIFMD reporting burden for existing investors

Existing investors carved out of marketing notification regime


UK leads ‘AIFMD II’ reform push ahead of Brexit vote

UK leads ‘AIFMD II’ reform push ahead of Brexit vote



INDOS and Standish launch transatlantic AIFMD partnership

UK independent depositary and US fund admin to provide depositary services to US funds marketing in Europe


Malta follows Luxembourg with new unregulated structure

No regulatory authorisation, approval or supervision for ‘Naif’ framework


Aima calls on EC to scrap public disclosure of short positions

Trade body publishes list of positions to the European Commission in advance of regulatory review


EC issues AIFMD passport assessments date

Esma to complete assessments of nine jurisdictions by 30 June


Finnish FSA confirms Annex IV reporting start-date

Regulator invites AIFMs to attend reporting demonstrations