Over the year, ALFI participates in numerous consultations issued by European Institutions and industry associations.
On 15 March 2013 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its Questions and Answers on ESMA’s guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues in order to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of the UCITS Directive and its implementing measures, with a specific focus on the guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues (ESMA/2012/832).
ALFI comments on BCBS’s/IOSCO’s Margin Requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives consultative document- ALFI statements
ALFI responded to the informal questionnaire by the EU Commission, which aimed to gather further information on the essential characteristics of long-term investments. This questionnaire is a follow-up to the UCITS VI consultation and aims to clarify a series of issues to help the Commission’s services in preparing further work on long-term investment funds.
ALFI response to ESMA discussion papers of 19 December on guidelines on key concepts of the AIFMD and draft regulatory technical standards on types of AIFMs- ALFI statements
ALFI comments on Financial Stability Board Consultative Document - Strengthening Oversight and Regulation of Shadow Banking- ALFI statements
ALFI’s reply to the EC Consultation Document on UCITS product rules, liquidity management, depositary, money market funds and long term investments- ALFI statements
Please see ALFI's response here.
The UCITS IV Simplified Notification Procedure sub-working group has been monitoring the implementation of the UCITS IV Directive’s notification provisions since 2009 and has established a list of practical questions related to both the outward passporting and the inward passporting of UCITS to and from Luxembourg.
ALFI RESPONSE TO ESMA’s CONSULTATION PAPER ON GUIDELINES ON THE TREATMENT OF REPURCHASE AND REVERSE REPURCHASE- ALFI statements
Please view ALFI’s response here.
On 28 June 2012 ESMA published a consultation paper on guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the AIFMD.
The European Parliament issued on August 14th, 2012, a draft report of MEP Saïd El Khadraoui on Shadow Banking. ALFI’s position paper on this draft report focuses on the matters that are of particular relevance for the industry.