alternative investment fund managers directive (AIFMD)

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Alternative investment funds made up nearly 80 per cent of EU fund industry in 2017

Non-bank lending firms want EU policymakers to change their approach to the sector

The growth of non-bank lending in the EU means policymakers are re-evaluating their approach to this market and considering whether the current regulatory framework remains appropriate.

Luxembourg takes steps to prepare financial services for no deal Brexit

Luxembourg has introduced a Bill n measures to be taken in relation to the financial services sector in case of the UK's withdrawal from the EU without a formal agreement.

Esma seeks comments on fund liquidity stress testing guidelines

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has opened a public consultation on draft guidance regarding liquidity stress tests of investment funds.

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.