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AIFMD could lead to future development of alternative investment funds as a separate asset class

Monday, July 29, 2013

Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:

Edouard Vieillefond, Managing Director at the French market regulator AMF and in charge of the Regulatory Policy and International Affairs division, believes that the new Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive of AIFMD could lead in the future to the development of alternative investment funds as a separate asset class.

Vieillefond made the statement during the latest Opalesque 2013 France Roundtable. The Opalesque 2013 France Roundtable was sponsored by Lyxor and Eurex and took place on June 6th 2013 in Paris.

"The AIFs or Alternative Investment Funds are retail and regulated on a national/domestic basis in Europe, could be very close or very similar to UCITS or also be somewhat different, but distributed only on a national basis. On the other hand, I believe we are going to have AIFs that are purely professional funds. I believe that in some years the distinction between offshore and onshore AIFs will blur because, from July 2015 on, the manager of a non-European AIF will have to apply all the directive provisions if it wishes to market to professional investors in Europe with a passport across the 27-member states," he said.

He described the AIFM as a very good ......................

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