Over the year, ALFI participates in numerous consultations issued by European Institutions and industry associations.
ALFI Response to the ESAs Joint Committee Discussion Paper on the use of big data by Financial Institutions- ALFI statements
The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) has published a discussion paper for consultation regarding the potential benefits and risks of big data for consumers and financial firms in order to determine whether any further regulatory or supervisory actions may be needed.
On 10 February 2017, ALFI responded to the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures consultation.
The FSB Taskforce on climate related financial disclosures published its report ‘Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’. It includes four recommendations on governance, strategy, risk management and metrics & targets that are applicable to organisations across sectors and jurisdictions. The Taskforce launched a consultation on these recommendations in December.
On 2 February 2017, ALFI responded to the EBA discussion paper entitled “Designing a new prudential regime for investment firms”
On 24 October 2016, ALFI responded to the EU Commission consultation “Review of the EU macro-prudential framework”.
ALFI response to IOSCO Consultation Report on Good Practices for the Termination of Investment Funds- ALFI statements
On 17 October 2016, ALFI responded to the IOSCO Consultation Report on Good Practices for the Termination of Investment Funds. Topics addressed in this paper are among other the disclosure at time of investment and treatment of “non contactable investors”, the need for a termination plan and the communication to investors throughout the termination process.
ALFI identified the main barriers to cross-borders distribution.
ALFI response to ESMA Call for evidence on asset segregation and custody services under AIFMD and UCITS- ALFI statements
On 23 September 2016, ALFI responded to the Call for evidence on asset segregation and custody services issued by the
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in July this year.
On 21 September 2016, ALFI responded to the consultation “Proposed Policy Recommendations to Address Structural Vulnerabilities from Asset Management Activities” issued by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in June this year.
ALFI response to the ESMA Discussion Paper on the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Applied to Securities Markets- ALFI statements
ALFI responded to the ESMA's position paper on "The Distributed Ledger Technology applied to Securities Markets" uploaded to the ESMA website on 30 August 2016.
ESMA issued a discussion paper in April 2016 seeking stakeholders’ views on the development of a framework for UCITS share classes throughout the EU. The paper centres on a set of high-level principles regarding share classes, which are further detailed, where necessary, by a set of operational principles. On 6 June 2016 ALFI responded to this Discussion Paper.