alternative investment fund managers directive (AIFMD)

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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.

Collateral management becomes issue for buy-side as regulatory impact bites

Buy-side companies are being forced to rethink their strategies due to regulations that have increased the value of collateral in trading and risk management, according to a report.

Aima critical of EU approach to non-bank financing and urges re-think of rules

Enduring barriers preventing non-bank finance and capital markets from developing in the European Union (EU) should be removed, says the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima).

Steady growth for Luxembourg real estate investment funds

The number of real estate investment funds (REIFs) domiciled in Luxembourg grew 10 per cent in 2015, according to a survey by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) and EY Luxembourg.

Good year for Luxembourg fund industry as country ponders new alternative fund structure

Luxembourg’s fund industry had a great 2015, according to figures released by then Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi).

Private equity industry standards and guidelines updated by European association

Invest Europe, an organisation representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, has published an up-date to its standards and guidelines for the industry.