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ESMA publishes updated AIFMD Q&A

03 June 2016

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated questions and answers document (Q&A) on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

The Q&A includes a new question and answer on requirements regarding the domicile of EU Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) which are marketed in the home Member State of the AIF Manager, as well as a new question and answer relating to the marketing of EU feeder AIFs which have a non-EU master AIF. The Q&A also contains two new questions and answers regarding the influence that committed capital can have on the calculation of the total value of assets under management and additional own funds.

The purpose of the Q&A document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of the AIFMD and its implementing measures.