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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published advice on the extension of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport on 30 July 2015 (the Advice).

For Jersey and Guernsey, the ESMA Advice was positive: no obstacles exist to the extension of the AIFMD passport to these jurisdictions.  AIFMD Article 67 envisages that a delegated act will follow within three months to implement this advice.  However, the time-frame for this now appears to be uncertain. The Advice notes that the Commission … Continue Reading

AIFMD Developments

On 29 April, HM Treasury published its Questions and Answers on the transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). This suggested a number of provisions to the UK implementation of the AIFMD, which have been incorporated into the amended draft Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013, (“AIFM Regs”) published in May. There will … Continue Reading