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AIFMD Implementation Guide 2013
AIFMD Implementation Guide 2013

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 06:00

GFM's comprehensive AIFMD Implementation Guide 2013 outlines the regulatory position in key alternative investment fund domiciles - the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey and Malta and also examines key issues such as depositary and compliance requirements.

The 'AIFMD Implementation Guide 2013' special report comprises 8 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

Mike Hughes, Deutsche Bank

Integrated model for hedge fund managers

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 06:00

The role of the depositary is set to become an integral part of how offshore hedge funds operate in Europe under the AIFM Directive, which will be transposed into law on 22 July 2013. Never before have Cayman-based hedge fund managers had to think about using depositaries. »

Michelle Carroll, BDO

AIF Managers need to adopt a UCITS mindset for AIFMD

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 06:00

The imminent arrival of the EU-wide AIFM Directive is set to shake up the apple cart somewhat, in terms of how hedge fund managers approach internal governance. Many London-based managers are, of course, perfectly comfortable with their compliance obligations under the FCA (formerly FSA). »

Philip Graham, Harneys

The British Virgin Islands – ready for business

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 06:00

By Philip Graham (pictured), Harneys – The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is the world’s second largest domicile of offshore investment funds and a leading international finan »

Matt Mulry, Dillon Eustace

The Cayman Islands – MoUs signed with 20 EU states

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 06:00

By Matt Mulry (pictured), Dillon Eustace – The Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Directive 2011/ 61/EU (“AIFMD”)) and its supplementary regulation will from 22 July 2013 introduce an authorisation regime for the marketing and management of alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) within the European Union (“EU”). Following 22 July 2013 a manager which is established outside the EU and which manages an AIF established in Cayman may only market that AIF into the EU in certain limited circumstances. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, Guernsey Finance

Guernsey – more options than you might think

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 06:00

By Fiona Le Poidevin (pictured), Guernsey Finance – In July 2013 the global economy is continuing to throw up significant events but these are nothing in comparison with what we s »

Jennifer Fox, Dillon Eustace

Ireland – AIF Rulebook in place

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 06:00

By Jennifer Fox, Dillon Eustace – The EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EC) (“AIFMD” or “the Directive”) will be transposed into Irish legislation by implementing regulations and will come into effect on 22 July, 2013. »

Ashley Le Feuvre, Volaw Fund Services Group

Jersey – prepared for AIFMD

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 06:00

By Ashley Le Feuvre, Volaw Fund Services Group – After a lengthy period of negotiation and development the European Union’s (the “EU”) Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD” or the “Directive”) finally comes into force on 22 July 2013. Following implementation and in order to continue marketing their funds to European investors, managers (“AIFMs”) of European domiciled investment funds must fully comply with the Directive. »


Malta – significant changes

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 06:00

By Malta Financial Services Authority – The law on investment services in Malta has undergone a number of significant changes in preparation for the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (hereinafter referred to as the “AIFMD”). Among these changes has been the issue of second tier legislation in the form of Regulations issued under the Investment Services Act as well as the publication both of new and of revised third level Investment Services Rules by Malta’s finance industry regulator, the Malta Financial Services Authority (hereinafter referred to as the “MFSA”). »

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