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Managing AIFMD Implementation.

AIFMD Implementation

Managing AIFMD Implementation

The long awaited Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is upon us. The Directive with its extensive set of implementing measures and technical rules affects fund managers in a wide range of business areas.

Do you require assistance with meeting your compliance obligations? FCA Compliance Consultants can help.

How AIFMD affects your business

  • Are you involved in managing, operating or marketing an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF)?
  • If yes, how and where?
  • Each AIF must have an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM)
  • What are the AIFM Options?

Do you market within the EU?

  • EU AIFMs managing EU AIFs must utilise the AIFMD passport to distribute funds in the EU
  • Non EU AIFMs managing EU or non EU Funds and EU AIFMs managing non EU Funds marketed in the EU may be able to rely on private placement
  • Have you considered which part of the Directive will apply to the marketing you do?
The FCA Compliance Consultants Gap Analysis will assist you in assessing your compliance needs under the Directive by focussing on the following areas:

Structuring
  • Who is the AIFM?
  • Location
  • AIF: Internally managed
  • AIF: Appoint external AIFM
  • Delegation
Marketing
  • Senior management responsibilities
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Record keeping
  • Remuneration policy
  • Valuation
  • Liquidity management
  • Risk management
  • Private equity requirements
Procedures
  • Private placement regime
  • AIFMD passport
Capital
  • Capital requirements
  • Professional indemnity insurance
Depositary
  • Appointment of a depositary
  • Agreements
Permissions
  • Authorisation
  • Variation of permission
  • Timing
Our detailed knowledge of the AIFMD and solid understanding of the impact of the provisions of this Directive enables us to assess how your business will be affected. Our experience in the funds industry means we can assist you in reviewing your current regulatory permissions, third party relationships and policies and procedures to ensure AIFMD compliance.
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