Investment Funds Update Europe - Issue 3, 2018

March 29, 2018

Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles.

March 2018 - Issue 3


  • AMF Public Consultation on ICOs
  • AMF Position on Corporate Finance Advisers
  • AMF Analysis on the Legal Qualification of Cryptocurrency Derivatives


  • BaFin Publishes Interpretative Notice Regarding the Qualification of Tokens and Cryptocurrencies Offered Through Initial Coin Offerings to Investors
  • BaFin Issues Sample Templates for Fee and Costs Clauses for Open-Ended Funds
  • Latest Investment Fund Statistics for Germany


  • Central Bank Updates AIF Rulebook for Loan Origination QIAIFs
  • Central Bank Publishes 29th Edition of the AIFMD Q&A
  • Central Bank Concludes Review of ESMA Brexit Opinions
  • Brexit Update from Central Bank
  • Central Bank to Update Annual Fund Profile Return
  • Latest Investment Fund Statistics for Ireland


  • ALFI Notes the Commission’s Plans to Amend the UCITS and AIFM Directives
  • ALFI Notes the New French-Luxembourg Double Tax Treaty
  • CSSF Warns the Public on Initial Coin Offerings and Tokens
  • CSSF Issues Press Release on Global Situation of UCIs

United Kingdom

  • FCA Publishes a Closet Tracking Fund Webpage
  • HM Treasury Issues Fintech Sector Strategy Paper
  • FCA Consults on its Approaches to Supervision and Enforcement

European Union Developments

  • AIFMD - Updated MoUs
  • EMIR – Date for Exemption from Clearing Obligation for Pension Funds
  • Proposed Revisions to AIFMD and UCITS
  • ESMA Chair Delivers Keynote Speech

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