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21 October 2020 / article

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive - AIFMD and Private Equity

In the ten years since its coming into force, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, with almost EUR 7 trillion assets under management in its remit, has become an important piece of European regulation complementing the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities and the Markets in Financial Instruments frameworks.

Green cover AIFMD - article AIFMD directive and Private Equity

The AIFM Directive (third edition), part of the International Banking & Finance Law series published by Wolters Kluwer, offers the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the AIFMD and its related European investment fund legislation (including the European Venture Capital Fund Regulation, the European Social Entrepreneurship Fund Regulation, the European Long-Term Investment Fund Regulation and the European Money Market Fund Regulation among others) brings together fund industry experts, fund supervisors, consultants, lawyers and academics to discuss the content and system of the directive from every angle, including its relation not only to the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and Markets in Financial Instruments (MiFI) frameworks but also to pension funds, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, the Securitization Regulation and the Cross Border Funds Distribution Directive and Regulation, as well as related
pieces of tax regulation at the European level. Further, the third edition emphasizes the function of such factors in the financial services value chain as the following:

  • the AIFMD’s approach to robo-advisors;
  • digital asset funds;
  • infrastructure investments in the context of real estate and sustainable investments;
  • risk management;
  • transparency; and
  • impact on alternative investment strategies.

Jérôme Mullmaier and Roderik Boogaard, in the 23rd chapter of this edition, discussed the impact of the AIFM Directive on the private equity sector. You can find an extract of his contribution here, or order the full book here

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