Wed, Apr 16, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

AIMA launches AIFMD Implementation Project

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Andrew Baker
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced its AIFMD Implementation Project ahead of the release of the final implementation text of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) by the European Commission.

AIMAs AIFMD Implementation Project will aim to provide guidance to the industry on complying with the Directive, create a forum for discussion within the industry on the practicability of the new requirements, and generate feedback on practical implementation issues that will be passed to policymakers.

AIMA will work in partnership with PwC, the corporate audit, tax and consulting firm, on the creation of an online operational guide that will assist hedge fund firms in preparing for and tracking their compliance readiness as they approach the Directives July 2013 transposition deadline. It is expected that the guide will be published by the end of the year.

AIMA will also publish a handbook on the Directive that will aim to provide guidance regarding the AIFMDs requirements in areas of uncertainty. It will appear later than the operational guide in order to take account of issues highlighted by the process of implementing the Directive at an EU member state level. AIMA also intends to host seminars on the Directive around the world.

Andrew Baker, AIMAs CEO, said: We expect the AIFMDs implementing measures to be published shortly, and when that day finally comes, the global industry will have only a few months to comply with probably the most extensive set of regulatory reforms in its history. We are under no illusions as to the size of the task facing the industry, but AIMA is determined to play a leading role in these efforts.

I would like to thank the leaders of the working groups and all of the AIMA member firms who are involved in the project for volunteering their time and expertise. Their contributions have been invaluable during the AIFMD negotiations and will be even more so during the implementation phase.

Press release

bc

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Banner
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. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an

  5. SEC allows investment funds to use social media[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably