This consultation paper is the first of two planned Commission consultations to facilitate the requirements of Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“the Directive”) into the local regulatory regime so as to enable regulated entities flexibility in their product strategy with respect to fund management and marketing business within the European Union or any state in the European Economic Area in which the Directive has been implemented.
Whilst recognising that some entities will fall outside the scope of the Directive, from July 2013, local entities will be permitted to market non-EU funds to investors in Member States through the Member States’ private placement regimes, as long as they fulfil certain transparency requirements and disclosures and regulatory co-operation arrangements are concluded between the Commission and the EU securities regulators in accordance with Article 42 of the Directive.
The AIFMD (Marketing) Rules, 2013 are proposed, to ensure that collective investment schemes and fund managers established in the Bailiwick of Guernsey who wish to market into the EEA meet the requirements of Articles 42 and 43 of the Directive.
Please provide any comments on the draft version of The AIFMD (Marketing) Rules, 2013 and draft Form AIFM to [email protected] by close of business on 17 April 2013. A feedback statement covering the substantive issues raised by respondents will be issued by the Commission following the close of the consultation period.