Over the year, ALFI participates in numerous consultations issued by European Institutions and industry associations.
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.
ALFI has responded to the European Commission public consultation on long-term and sustainable investment.
On 18 March 2016, ALFI responded to the European Commission's Green Paper on Retail Financial Services, which was recently published.
On 29 January 2016, ALFI responded to the call for evidence “EU regulatory framework for financial services”, which was published by the EU Commission end of September 2015.
On 26 January 2016, ALFI responded to the consultation on Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) conducted by the European Supervisory Authorities.