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As for the alternative investment funds that operate under the AIFMD, there are no hard limits for the use of leverage.
In its latest study, alternative assets data provider Preqin said a significant 47 per cent of real assets fund managers believe the AIFMD will have a negative impact on the industry, and 37 per cent believe it will have no noticeable impact
A depositary (a third party required by the AIFMD) has to report the kinds of fees being charged, watch over what's actually being paid and report on whether these figures are in line with the principles set out in 2009 by the Institutional Limited Partners Association, the trade body for PE investors, Hoppner says.
Cyprus has been one of the first countries to adopt into law the European Union's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), he said, noting that with this modern and new framework, and the effective supervision of the sector by CySEC, "new opportunities will be created".
SS&C GlobeOp's Regulatory Solutions Group assists funds of all types with Form PF, FATCA, AIFMD and other compliance and reporting rules.
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (1) (AIFMD) entered into force in July 2011, with the European Union's (EU) member states having until July 2013 to implement the AIFMD into national law.
Directive 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers (AIFMD) is threatening more than 100,000 jobs, says a study published by the Brussels-based think tank New Direction on 9 October.
The agreements under the Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) allow fund managers in the DIFC to manage and market Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) to professional investors in the EEA under the rules of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).
The acronym is AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive).
EMPEA's Alexander says: "The EU alternative investment fund management directive (AIFMD) makes it virtually impossible for small private equity funds in developing countries, which invest in small companies, to continue to operate in north Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, southeast Asia and other target regions where the UK, and the EU more broadly, seek to create jobs and sustainable businesses.
The AIFMD calls for the use of third-party depository to increase transparency of individual investments by management companies.