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Over the year, ALFI participates in numerous consultations issued by European Institutions and industry associations.


Updated on 12/02/13  
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ALFI’s response to ESMA’s consultation on the draft regulatory technical standards under the ELTIF Regulation

- ALFI statements

According to the ELTIF Regulation, ESMA shall develop draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) to determine the criteria for establishing the circumstances in which the use of financial derivative instruments solely serves hedging purposes, the circumstances in which the life of a European long-term investment fund is considered sufficient in length, the criteria to be used for certain elements of the itemised schedule for the orderly disposal of the ELTIF assets, the costs disclosure and the facilities available to retail investors. This consultation paper represents the first stage in the development of the draft RTS.

ALFI response to IOSCO consultation report on Elements of International Regulatory Standards on Fees and Expenses of Investment Funds

- ALFI statements

On 23 September 2015, ALFI responded to the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) consultation report on Elements of International Regulatory Standards on Fees and Expenses of Investment Funds, which proposes an updated set of common international standards of best practice for the operators of Collective Investment Schemes(CIS) and regulators.

ALFI issues a second Q&A on reporting and withholding in the context of FATCA

- ALFI statements

On 27 March 2015, the Luxembourg draft law on FATCA was submitted to Parliament. The law will ratify the execution of the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) signed between Luxembourg and the United States of America on 28 March 2014 as well as the related Appendices and Memorandum of Understanding. It is expected that the law will be passed in the coming days. In this context, ALFI's implementation working groups for FATCA prepared a Q&A document to deal specifically with reporting and withholding issues in the context of FATCA.

ALFI response to EBA consultation paper on draft EBA guidelines on limits on exposures to shadow banking entities

- ALFI statements

On 19 June 2015 ALFI responded to the EBA consultation paper on draft guidelines on limits on exposures to shadow banking entities. The EBA proposes, in the absence of a definition of “shadow banking entities”, to include alternative investment funds and money market funds under the definition of shadow banking entities which carry out banking activites outside a regulated framework. To read the full response please click here.

ALFI response to the European Commission consultation regarding an EU framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation

- ALFI statements

On 18 February 2015, the EU Commission presented a consultation on an EU framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation. The wish to create a sustainable market for high-quality securitisation which is part of the Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe announced on 26 November 2014 was identified as one of the five areas where short-term action was needed.

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