Europe — AIFMD: what does it mean for you and the future of offshore funds?
The alternative investment fund managers directive (AIFMD) is a framework to govern the alternative asset management industry in the European Economic Area (EEA). AIFMD aims to increase investor protection and regulate alternative investment fund managers.
Alternative investment fund managers comprise fund managers conducting portfolio and/or risk management of alternative investment funds.
Alternative investment funds include open- or closed-ended collective investments of any asset class: hedge, private equity venture capital, real estate and infrastructure…
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