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This section includes press releases issued by ALFI.

Updated on 12/02/13  
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ALFI Breakfast Seminar - Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) 29 April 2011

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On April 29th, the ALFI FATCA Breakfast Seminar took place. It proved very popular with professionals in Luxembourg, attracting more than 240 guests. The seminar made it very clear to the attendees that FATCA is not just another tax issue that affects aspects of compliance. Instead, it affects the whole value chain and requires completely new and extended information and reporting systems.

Alfi Celebrates UCITS’ 25th Birthday - Luxembourg is the first country to ratify UCITS IV

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The UCITS brand celebrates its 25th birthday today, as the first UCITS directive was formally adopted on 20th December 1985. Almost exactly 25 years later, on 16th December 2010, the Luxembourg Parliament ratified UCITS IV. As was the case in 1985, Luxembourg is the first country in the EU to pass this new regulation into national law. A number of provisions (such as fiscal reliefs) will come into effect as soon as 1st January 2011. 

Alternative UCITS funds attracted €25 billion net new flows up to September 2010

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According to a new study by Strategic Insight, commissioned by the Association of Luxembourg Funds Industry (Alfi) with the support of LuxembourgForFinance, alternative UCITS funds saw a 70% growth in net new flows in 2010 to September, and are on track to finish 2010 with €33 billion net new inflows. This accounts for 15% of total net inflows into all long-term UCITS funds. Please click here to view our press release.

Follow Alfi’s European Alternative Investment Fund conference through live blog

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The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry announces that proceedings at its European Alternative Investment Fund conference will be reported through a live blog, The blog will go live on day one of the conference, 24th November 2010.

The blog will be written by Phil Davis, a freelance journalist and former fund management reporter at the Financial Times.  Supporting content, including an exclusive study on Newcits by Strategic Insight, will also be uploaded from the conference.


ALFI announces the launch of its first Asia Representative Office in Hong Kong

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Meeting the Rising Demand for UCITS Funds Domiciled in Luxembourg

(Hong Kong, 11 November 2010) The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (“ALFI” or “the Association’) today announces the launch of its first Asia Representative Office in Hong Kong, coping with the fact that Asia has become the main non-European market for UCITS funds, attracting approximately 15% of total UCITS net sales in 2009.

Mr. Claude Kremer, Chairman of ALFI, stated, “Hong Kong is one of the main distribution hubs of investment funds in Asia and is centrally located in the

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