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ESMA draws up proposed AIFMD passport questions for regulators

The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued on March 26 technical advice regarding information that must be provided by national regulators on the functioning of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive as a precursor to the potential extension of the AIFMD passport to non-EU managers and funds after…

CSSF updates Q&A on AIFMD implementation law

Luxembourg’s Financial Sector Supervisory Authority has published on March 17 an update to its Frequently Asked Questions document on the grand duchy’s law of July 12, 2013 implementing the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, as well as the European Commission’s Level 2 regulation on…

ESMA Q&A targets common supervisory approach to AIFMD application

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published on February 17 a Question and Answers document on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, with the aim of promoting common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of the AIFMD and its implementing measures. ESMA says the Q&A document…

CSSF offers technical details for AIFMD manager reporting

Luxembourg’s Financial Sector Supervisory Authority (CSSF) has issued a circular that aims to clarify technical details of how alternative fund managers should comply with the reporting obligations set out in the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, as transposed into Luxembourg’s legislation…

CSSF publishes new update of AIFMD FAQs

The CSSF has published on its web site on January 10, 2014 a fresh update, the fourth, of its Frequently Asked Questions document regarding Luxembourg’s law of July 12, 2013 on alternative investment fund managers. The FAQs cover the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, as transposed into…

ESMA publishes amended final AIFM Directive reporting rules

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published on October 1st the final guidelines on the reporting obligations for alternative fund managers under Articles 3 and 24 the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, which took effect on July 22, after incorporating changes arising…

ESMA publishes opinion on AIFM Directive rules covering late transposition

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published on August 1 an opinion on what rules should apply to alternative fund managers and their cross-border marketing of funds where this might be affected by the failure of European Union member states to adopt the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive into…

CSSF press release on guidance in relation to EuVECA regulation

Since 22 July 2013, Regulation (EU) No 345/2013 of 17 April 2013 on European venture capital funds or Regulation (EU) No 346/2013 of 17 April 2013 on European social entrepreneurship funds apply to managers of collective investment undertakings that wish to use the designation “EuVECA” in relation to the marketing…

CSSF publishes guidance on AIFM Directive for Luxembourg-based managers

 Luxembourg’s financial regulator, the Financial Sector Supervisory Authority, has published practical guidance for alternative fund managers on how they should approach the issue of becoming registered or authorised under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, which was transposed into Luxembourg law through…

ESMA adds further AIFM Directive regulatory co-operation agreements

 The European Securities and Markets Authority has approved seven further framework agreements for co-operation arrangements between European Union securities regulators and global counterparts with responsibility for oversight of alternative investment funds including hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds.…

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