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Malta: Implications of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD)

1. Background1.1. The deadline for implementation of Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers1 ("AIFMD"), by the EU Member States is 22 July 2013. However, there are various transitional provisions and special provisions on the transposition of certain rules in relation to third countries, which make the application of such rules dependent on a positive advice / opinion from ESMA, and a delegated act from the European Commission. For the relevant timeframes, see Annex I.1.2. The AIFMD will concern, essentially:• Fund managers established in the EU managing and / or marketing Alternative Investment Funds ("AIFs"),…
Katya Tua
18th November 2016
Investment Services & Funds

Open-Ended Vs Closed-Ended AIFs

​Introduction A secure and stable financial system requires that all significant financial market actors are subject to appropriate regulation and supervision. Alternative Investment Fund Managers ('AIFMs') have grown to become very significant actors in the European financial system, managing a large quantity of assets on behalf of pension funds and other investors; accounting for a significant proportion of trading activity in financial markets; and constituting an important source of counterparty risk for other market participants. AIFMs have also contributed to the build-up of leverage in the financial system, the consequences of which for the stability of financial markets became apparent…
Katya Tua
8th November 2013