Over the year, ALFI participates in numerous consultations issued by European Institutions and industry associations.
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.
On 6 January 2016, ALFI and the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) responded to the EU Commission consultation on the review of the EuVECA and EuSEF Regulations.
Alfi response to the ESMA consultation paper on guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD.- ALFI statements
On 23 October 2015, ALFI responded to the ESMA consultation paper on guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD. ESMA will finalise the UCITS Remuneration Guidelines and publish a final report by early Q 1 2016 ahead of the transposition deadline for the UCITS V Directive. The final report is expected to also include the revision of the AIFMD Remuneration Guidelines as proposed in the consultation paper.
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.
On 17 August 2015, ALFI responded to the technical discussion paper on packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs), which was published end of June 2015 by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs).
ALFI response to the EC consultation on regulation EU No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories- ALFI statements
ALFI responded to the EC consultation on regulation EU No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories.
ALFI responds to the OECD Public Revised Discussion Draft “BEPS Action 6: Preventing Treaty Abuse” dated 22 May 2015- ALFI statements
ALFI responded to the OECD Public Revised Discussion Draft “BEPS Action 6: Preventing Treaty Abuse” dated 22 May 2015.