EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

Giles Swan

15 years: Asset management

Here Giles discusses the AIFM Directive. He outlines which funds are regulated by the AIFMD and the different rules the AIFMD implements.

Here Giles discusses the AIFM Directive. He outlines which funds are regulated by the AIFMD and the different rules the AIFMD implements.

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EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

11 mins 30 secs

Overview

The AIFM Directive was part of the EU’s post financial crisis legislation and covers hedge funds, private equity funds, and other funds not covered by the UCITS Directive. Its objective is to address the financial stability concern arising from the activities of AIRM and enhance investor protection.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are the rules?

  • Identify what the future hold

  • Explain AIFM Directive and the rules it implements

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Giles Swan

Giles Swan

Giles Swan is a Director of Global Fund's policy at ICI Global. Giles started his career in the European mutual fund's sector, before moving to the FSA in 2005. He has led negotiations for the FSA in the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament on the AIFMD and also represented the FSA in ESMAs Investment Management Standing Committee.

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