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Investment associations cautiously welcome CMU-related package

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

B. G., Opalesque Geneva:

The European Commission (EC) adopted a package of measures to offer a single point of access to public information about EU companies and investment products, encourage long-term investments, make the AIFMD more efficient when it comes to funds lending to companies and to delegation, and introduce a "European consolidated tape" which will give investors access to near real-time trading data for stocks, bonds and derivatives across EU trading venues.

The package includes four legislative proposals which deliver on several key commitments in the 2020 capital markets union (CMU) action plan.

The first proposal concerns the European Single Access Point (ESAP), which will offer a single access point for public financial and sustainability-related information about EU companies and EU investment products. This will give companies more visibility towards investors, opening up more sources of financing.

The second proposal is a review of the European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) Regulation. This review will increase the attractiveness of ELTIFs and make it easier for retail investors to invest in them.

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and Alternative Credit Council (ACC) cautiously welcomed the CMU initiatives on Friday.

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