AIFMD II: What should we expect? – Part 2

By Alastair Hewitt

European policymakers have to deal with Brexit and its implications, and this naturally supersedes AIFMD II. It is believed that an AIFMD market study (due to report mid-2018) has already been put out for tender by the European Commission (EC). This would delay any AIFMD II proceedings.

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AIFMD II: What should we expect? – Part 1

By Alastair Hewitt

The European Commission will begin to review AIFMD in July, 2017. Managers want some policies eliminated, especially remuneration limits for material risk takers aimed at alternative fund managers (AIFMs). Since this is a politically sensitive subject, it is unlikely to change.

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Ireland, the jurisdiction of choice for global fund managers

By Colin Keane

Global fund managers consider Ireland their domicile of choice; since 2012, the assets serviced in Ireland have doubled. Eighteen of the top twenty global asset managers have Irish funds, and over 800 fund managers across 50 countries are being serviced in Ireland. It’s no surprise that Ireland is quickly being recognized as the domicile of choice for investment funds.

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The challenges of AIFMD

Giles Smart and Alastair Hewitt

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is a European Union directive that established a regulatory and supervisory framework over hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, and other alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). To fulfil the reporting requirements of the AIFMD, AIFMs must file an Annex IV report. This report is comprised of a multitude of questions and static data points, analysing a fund’s investment portfolios, exposures, leverage ratios, liquidity, and risk analysis.

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Brexit: complex times call for strong, experienced service providers

By: Tom Kirkpatrick

Brexit Direction Sign

The United Kingdom (UK) electorate’s decision on June 23 to leave the European Union (EU) caught some managers off-guard. Now, firms must consider what operational changes are required to support their businesses moving forward.
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