AIFMD: challenges and opportunities

Emmanuelle Entringer and Bishr Shiblaq of law firm Arendt & Medernach explain the impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on fund managers in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which came into force on 21 July 2011, forms part of a European programme to extend regulation and oversight to all actors and activities that embed signifi cant risk. Among such actors featured in the AIFMD are managers of alternative investment funds (AIFs).

AIFs mainly comprise of hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds, but have been defined broadly to include (in principle) all funds that are not regulated under the Directive governing  undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (Ucits, or retail funds with a passport for EU-wide distribution)…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Arendt & Medernach briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.


Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in


It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer


Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.


Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.


Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.


41A, avenue J.F. Kennedy

Turnover (€m): 99.00
Jurisdiction: Luxembourg