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Italy puts Cayman on white list paving way for increased investment through alternative fund structures

Italy has now included Cayman Island funds on its white list. This means Cayman funds will be free to invest in Italian securities such as bonds and securitisation instruments and receive interest payments gross of withholding tax.

Esma inches closer to extending AIFMD fund passports to non-EU alternative investment funds and managers

The European Securities Markets Authority (Esma) has issued its advice on the extension of the alternative investment fund managers' directive (AIFMD) passport to investment fund managers and investment funds based in 12 non-EU countries.

India changes offshore investment rules for alternative funds

The decision by India's market regulator to raise the amounts that local alternative funds can invest in offshore funds has been welcomed by participants.

EU securities market authority recommendation to extend fund marketing passport disappoints many

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has decided to recommend extension of the coveted AIFMD marketing passport to only three non-EU jurisdictions. Several countries are less than happy with the decision.