Unsustainable risks? Regulatory climate change for AIFMD

The Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (“AIFMD”) was implemented in the EU in 2013, to regulate the alternative investment industry, chiefly as a result of the Global Financial Crisis. Fast forward seven years and this directive is still evolving, but now with a new focus: sustainabilty. On 8th June 2020, the European Commission published a…

Brexit looms for AIFMs: 11 months is a long time in politics

On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU with the withdrawal agreement and no very noticeable changes.  This welcomed a new era, known as the implementation period, which will serve until 31 December 20201. Now, all eyes are on the next 11 months, where Boris and Brussels will face off to decide how the…

AIFMD II – Will extensions continue forever, or are we nearing the edge of the cliff?

It has been talked about for the last three years. There have been independent reports and surveys and a date set, several years ago. However, years on from the start of the debate, nothing has actually happened. But that doesn’t mean it won’t. And whilst the ability to treat the EU as one market is…

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