About: Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

Euro & Finance 15-01-2015

Why competition is vital to Europe’s investors

Pension and insurance savers’ income depends on institutional investors having a full choice of fund managers. This is why the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) supports the proposed introduction of a third-country passport allowing non-European managers to market their funds to European investors, writes Michael Collins.  
Euro & Finance 08-06-2010

Ministers seek compromise on hedge fund regulation

On the margins of talks on the EU's economy and financial regulation in Luxembourg today (8 June), ministers will discuss how they can resolve a row with the European Parliament over a contested regulation aimed at hedge funds and other investment vehicles.
Euro & Finance 26-05-2010

Germany may extend ban on short selling

Germany may widen a ban on speculative trades in financial stocks to cover all shares, a draft finance ministry document showed yesterday (25 May).
Euro & Finance 11-05-2010

Fresh row stalls Parliament vote on private equity

The contested draft EU hedge funds and private equity law has hit another snag as MEPs quarrel over whether private equity takeovers should be stripping their target companies' assets from the ground up. 
Euro & Finance 17-03-2010

US warns EU of financial reform clash

The US is growing increasingly worried by the EU's financial reform agenda, as US officials descend on the European institutions in Brussels to warn policymakers against divergent rules on hedge funds and derivatives.
Euro & Finance 16-03-2010

EU hedge fund talks collapse

Talks in Brussels to strike an agreement on regulating hedge funds and private equity came to an abrupt end this morning (16 March) as the Spanish EU Presidency, tasked with brokering a deal, postponed talks because no agreement was in sight.
Euro & Finance 05-03-2010

EU countries to hammer out hedge fund rules

A majority of EU countries are ready to sign off on a precedent-setting law to regulate hedge funds, diplomatic sources told EURACTIV. The law, which had triggered a wave of resentment in the bloc's financial districts, will win EU finance ministers' approval at their next meeting on 16 March.
Euro & Finance 08-02-2010

English papers lead campaign to ‘ditch the directive’

English newspapers today (8 February) took command of a campaign to completely write off a proposed EU regulation which would limit the activity of hedge funds, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), saying it will hurt the London-based financial sector.