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ALFI took the opportunity to provide high level comments on the second set of advice on specific items in the Solvency II Delegated Regulation, focusing in particular on the risk margin and its impact on the insurance world and thereby the impact on the asset management world.
Luxembourg domiciled funds reached a new all-time record at the end of December 2017, with assets under management standing at EUR 4,159 billion, according to figures issued by the CSSF, the Luxembourg regulator. Assets under management increased by EUR 418 billion, growing 11.18% over the year.
ALFI reports a growth of 12% of AUM in 2017
ALFI's response to consultation on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability- ALFI statements
On 22 January 2018, ALFI submitted its response to the European Commission consultation on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability.
On 15 January 2018, ALFI submitted its comments about the draft guidelines issued by ESMA in November last year regarding positions to be produced by Trade Repositories in accordance with EMIR.
On 3 January 2018, ALFI responded to the public consultation on Fair Taxation of the Digital Economy issued by the European Commission in October last year.
alfi Responds to European Commission inception impact assessment on institutional investors’ and asset manager’s duties regarding sustainability- ALFI statements
For the purpose of the present position paper, sustainability factors relate to environmental, social and governance issues as defined in the glossary of the public consultation.
On 5 December 2017, ALFI published its feedback on the Proposal of the Commission COM(2017)536 for a regulation on the role and powers of the European Supervisory Authorities. Click here to read ALFI’s feedback. The period for feedback extends until 23 January 2018. There are several contributions of other stakeholders from the banking and the asset management industry.
On 8 December 2017, ALFI published an updated version of its guidance document on annual reports. Changes relate to the requirement to disclose remuneration of delegates as recently clarified by ESMA’s Q&A document on the AIFMD (update of 5 October 2017).
ALFI response to European Commission consultation on Legislative proposal for an EU framework on crowd and peer to peer finance- ALFI statements
This initiative is part of the Commission's priority of establishing a Capital Market Union (CMU). Broadening access to finance for SMEs, in particular for innovative companies, start-ups and scale-ups, is at the heart of the 2015 CMU Action Plan.1 Access to finance remains difficult for these firms, particularly when they move from the start-up into the expansion phase. This is why the CMU Action Plan places great emphasis on strengthening the different sources of alternative finance, including crowdfunding. With appropriate safeguards and investor protection measures, the scaling-up of crowdfunding across the Single Market can be facilitated so that it becomes a more important source of market-based financing in support of job creation and growth.
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