Wed, Aug 27, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

IMA welcomes UK FSA's new Funds of Alternative Investment funds (FAIFS) regime

Friday, February 26, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - The Investment Management Association (IMA) welcomes today's publication by the FSA of the new rules for Funds of Alternative Investment Funds (FAIFs). FAIFs are UK authorised funds that are able to be invested in a wider range of underlying funds, with appropriate investor safeguards. The new regime comes into effect from 6 March 2010.

The FSA has taken on board IMA's earlier comments to allow for flexibility in fund structure alongside the necessary investor protection measures.

The new rules also provide for a feeder fund for corporate investors to gain access to the new tax efficient authorised property fund (PAIFs) regime.

Julie Patterson, Director of Authorised Funds & Tax at the IMA, commented:

"The introduction of FAIFs is good news for product innovation and investor choice because it enables investors to gain access to a wider range of investments. We also welcome the production by the FSA of a factsheet on FAIFs for intermediaries.

"The new regime will enhance the UK's position as a domicile for a wider range of funds. Today's publication is the culmination of much hard work by the authorities and the Investment Management Association."

The IMA is the trade body for the UK's £3 trillion asset management industry. Source.

Financial Services Authority's Funds of Alternative Investment Funds (FAIFs)- summary of changes: Source.


Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Institutions – Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives, CalPERS' real estate consultant cautions the pension fund's investment committee, Why Sunsuper likes hedge funds[more]

    Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives From PIOnline.com: Texas Employees Retirement System will invest in up to four new hedge funds in the next fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1. Trustees approved 2015 tactical investment plans for the hedge fund, private equity and in

  2. Hedge fund assets decline in July - eVestment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Total assets in hedge funds declined in July and dropped 0.49%, marking the industry's second monthly asset decline in 2014, according to the latest asset flows data from eVestment. Despite the asset decline, total industry AUM remained above the $3 trillion

  3. AIMA makes 'the case for hedge funds'[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body,

  4. Managed futures' global diversification is important in next phase of economic recovery[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global diversification provided by managed futures may prove to be extremely valuable as the markets enter the next phase of the economic recovery, said Campbell & Company, a pioneer in absolute return invest

  5. Ex-UBS prop trader's hedge fund Manikay Partners eyes UK launch[more]

    From eFinancialnews.com: Manikay Partners, a $1.7 billion US multi-strategy hedge fund set up in 2008 by a proprietary trader from UBS with backing from Goldman Sachs, is planning to open in the UK. New York-based Manikay's move into Europe comes after Financial News revealed on Monday that Aurelius