Investment Funds Update: Europe- Issue 2, 2016

February 19, 2016

Investment Funds Update - Europe

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

February 2016 - Issue 2


FRANCE

  • AMF’s Guidelines on European Long-Term Investment Funds
  • Guide on the Revision of the UCITS Directive
  • Setting up of a French Task Force for Greater International Competitiveness of French Funds
  • Reporting Obligations Concerning Carbon impact of Investments
  • Establishment of ISR’s Label

GERMANY

  • UCITS-V Implementation in Germany: New Possibilities for Loan Investments
  • German Investment Fund Association BVI has Published an Updated Sample Prospectus for German OIF
  • BaFin Issues Updated Circular for Reporting to Insurers and Pension Funds
  • Regulation Ensuring Transparency and Integrity on Markets and for Investors
  • Investment Statistics as of 2 February 2016

IRELAND

  • Central Bank Update on Supervision Priorities for the Funds Industry
  • UCITS V Update
  • Latest Fund Statistics
  • IMR Deadline and Update

LUXEMBOURG

  • Luxembourg Retains Position as the Leading Investment Fund Domicile in Europe
  • ALFI Podcast on the 2016 Supervisory Agenda
  • CSSF Newsletter – January 2016
  • CSSF Press Release 16/07 Relating to the Publication of the Law of 18 December 2015 and the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 18 December 2015 in Relation to Annual Accounts and Consolidated Accounts
  • Press Release 16/05 Summarizing the Global Situation of UCIs and SIFs of December 2015
  • Press Release 16/02 Relating to the Enforcement of the 2015 Financial Information Published by Issuers of Securities Subject to the Transparency Law.

UK

  • FCA Finalises UCITS V Rules
  • Hedge Fund Standards Board Reports Results of Cyber-Attack Simulation
  • Private Equity Reporting Group Reports on Disclosure and Transparency

EUROPEAN UNION LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

  • AIFMD – Deadline for Assessment of Third Country Regimes for AIFMD Passport
  • EMIR – Further MoU Signed, Transitional Exemption from Clearing for UK Pension Schemes and Further EMIR Q&A
  • MiFID II – Implementation Date to be Delayed to 3 January 2018
  • UCITS – ESMA Issues Consolidated Q&A
  • Other EU Developments – ESMA Consults on Draft Guidelines on the Market Abuse Regulation and Issues Statement on Closet Index Tracking

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