AIFMD–Time for reflection and extension
ESMA release their advice and opinion
After much debate, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) became a reality and entered into force on 21 July 2011. AIFMD provides the framework within the European market for the cross-border distribution of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). The key challenge is to understand the practicalities of not only how to comply with the Directive but also how to continue to raise capital.
AIFMD, like UCITS, has introduced the notion of a passport enabling European Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) to offer their management services and to market their European AIFs to professional investors throughout the European Union. For the purposes of AIFMD, professional investors are those that are defined as professional clients under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).
Performance magazine issue 18, September 2015
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